Current Role at Stanford
•Original research focusing on applications of MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for ablative treatments of cancer and trans-cranial neurosurgical treatment of tremor.
•Developing new MRI imaging strategies and pulse sequence development of non-ablative applications of focused ultrasound, including MR Acoustic Radiation Force Imaging.
•Medical Physicist including ultrasound treatment planning and MRI imaging specialist of multiple ongoing human clinical trials, as well as clinical treatments at SHC, to image, treat, and monitor MRgFUS of bone metastases, soft tissue tumors of the extremities, uterine fibroids, and trans-cranial MRgFUS treatment of essential tremor.
•Bridge technical and clinical communication as a go between in collaborations with clinicians, interventional radiologists, imaging technologists, medical device companies, and research scientists, graduate students, and faculty.
Honors & Awards
NIH LRP Award for Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health (2014)
Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - 20th Annual Symposium (2012)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2010-2012)
Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (2000)
Education & Certifications
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Biomedical Engineering (2008)
M.S., University of Southern California, Biomedical Engineering (2005)
B.S., University of South Florida, Electrical Engineering (2002)