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  • Sanno Zack

    Sanno Zack

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Zack is involved with ongoing research related to the treatment of adolescent and adult trauma (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - TF-CBT; Prolonged Exposure - PE), and the effective provision of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to adolescent girls and women with disorder of emotion regulation. She additionally studies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for adolescent girls with anxiety. More broadly she is interested in the impact of Evidenced Based Treatments on improving quality of life, and helping individuals find the right match for clinical care. Research is conducted through the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Disorders Program at Stanford Children's Hospital and the Stanford Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program.

  • Ken Zafren, MD

    Ken Zafren, MD

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests High altitude medicine, AMS, HACE, HAPE, cold injuries, including hypothermia and frostbite, emergency medical services, wilderness medicine, mountain rescue, thrombosis, international medicine, travel medicine, emergency medicine, resuscitation

  • Greg Zaharchuk

    Greg Zaharchuk

    Associate Professor of Radiology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Imaging of cerebral hemodynamics with MRI and CT
    Noninvasive oxygenation measurement with MRI
    Clinical imaging of cerebrovascular disease
    Imaging of cervical artery dissection
    MR/PET in Neuroradiology
    Resting-state fMRI for perfusion imaging and stroke

  • Junaid Zaman

    Junaid Zaman

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The most common problem with people's heartbeat is when it becomes irregular, which
    is called atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is a problem as it can lead to strokes and heart
    attacks. It is difficult to cure, with many tablets required that aren't that
    effective. A new way of picking where to ablate has focussed on rotors - areas where the electricity spins around like a hurricane. At Stanford, I am working with the developer of this technique to improve understanding of how and why they occur.

  • Raiyan T. Zaman

    Raiyan T. Zaman

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Radiation Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My academic and scientific training has been focused on design and development of novel fiber-optic based biomedical instrumentation to improve the detection and, intervention, and treatment of various diseases. Currently, I am on a Western State Affiliate Winter 2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the laboratory of Professors Lei Xing and Michael V. McConnell, where I developed a novel fiber-optic catheter based optical imaging system to detect vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque in carotid arteries. In this work, I developed a novel scintillating balloon which can detect the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque from stable plaque with high sensitivity after 18F-FDG uptake by the macrophages within the thin cap fibro atheroma (TCFA). The TCFA causes 60-70% of acute coronary syndrome that leads to sudden cardiac death and myocardial infarction.

  • Roham Zamanian, MD, FCCP

    Roham Zamanian, MD, FCCP

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. The Utility of S100A4/Mts1 as a Biomarker in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH).

    2. Prevalence and Treatment of Insulin Resistance in PAH.

    3. The Effect of EGF-Receptor Blockade and Elastase Inhibitor on Pulmonary Arteries of Patients with PAH.

    4. Characterization of Pulmonary Arteries in Patients with Idiopathic and Secondary PAH by Wedge Angiography.

    5. The Optimal Angle for Angiographic Evaluation of the Left Pulmonary Artery in Patients with PAH.

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