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  • Oliver O. Aalami, MD

    Oliver O. Aalami, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We launched a national precision medicine PAD trial called, VascTrac (http://vasctrac.stanford.edu/). This trial is mobile phone based and leverages Apple's ResearchKit Platform to monitor a patient's activity both pre- and post-intervention. We are validating mobile phone surveillance for PAD patients and are currently enrolling.

  • Shipra Arya

    Shipra Arya

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Shipra Arya, MD SM FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and section chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She has a Master?s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with focus on research methodology and cardiovascular epidemiology. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan. She recently completed an American Heart Association (AHA) grant on risk prediction of cardiovascular outcomes and limb loss in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) patients. She is currently funded by the NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR grant studying the impact of frailty on quality of surgical care in PAD and aortic aneurysm patients. The accumulated evidence from her research all points to the fact that frailty is a versatile tool that can be utilized to guide surgical decision making, inform patient consent and design quality improvement initiatives at the patient and hospital level. The field of frailty research in surgical population is still relatively nascent and her current work focuses on streamlining frailty evaluation, and implementation of patient and system level interventions to improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient centered care.

  • Jennifer Avise

    Jennifer Avise

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Avise is a board certified vascular surgeon specializing in cutting edge treatments of vascular disease. She joined the faculty of Stanford University Division of Vascular Surgery in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery. She established Stanford?s first vascular surgery practice in SHC-Emeryville and SHC-Valleycare (Pleasanton) to extend the Stanford quality and innovation in vascular surgery to the East Bay communities. Dr. Avise believes that early access to high quality care is critical for patient?s best outcomes.

    She has since recruited additional high caliber faculty to the practice. She also established and is the medical director of the East Bay IAC accredited vascular laboratory in Pleasanton where advanced noninvasive testing can be done to aid in early diagnosis of vascular disease.

    Her focus is on early detection and disease prevention, minimally invasive (endovascular) techniques, and proficiency in open surgery. She treats a wide variety of conditions including aortic aneurysm, limb salvage, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, wound care and others.

  • Jean Jingzhi Bao

    Jean Jingzhi Bao

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Jean Bao is a board-certified, fellowship-trained general surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology. She is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Bao?s clinical interests include treatment of men and women who have breast cancer, benign breast disease, genetic mutations, family history of breast cancer, or other breast cancer risk factors. Procedures performed by Dr. Bao include skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies, partial mastectomies, oncoplastic procedures, benign breast lesion excisions, axillary node dissections, and sentinel lymph node biopsies. Dr. Bao is certified in breast ultrasound and utilizes this technology to visualize and biopsy breast masses.

    She completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under the mentorship of one of the world?s foremost experts in the field. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Bao practiced at the University of Chicago as an assistant professor of surgery in the Breast Center.

    Dr. Bao works closely with medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetics, and other breast cancer specialists in a multidisciplinary setting to provide high quality, evidence-based, and individualized care. Dr. Bao is a strong advocate for patient education and empowerment and strives to deliver compassionate care to patients and their families.

    Her research has focused on the management of breast cancer in older patients, male breast cancer, high-risk breast cancers, and axillary lymph node management after preoperative chemotherapy. She also has strong research interests in intraoperative 3D breast imaging, the benefits and risks of prophylactic mastectomy, fertility issues in young women with breast cancer, and the role of endocrine therapy in breast cancer. She has delivered presentations on a wide range of topics related to breast cancer at national and regional meetings. The results of her research have been published in JAMA, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Breast Journal, Clinical Imaging, and elsewhere.

    For her scholarship and research achievements, Dr. Bao has won numerous honors and awards. She earned the Excellence in Teaching Award twice from the University of Chicago Department of Surgery. She was also named a Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium Scholar, where she joined other medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists who lead in the field.

    Dr. Bao is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She is a member of Breast Disease Site Work Group in the Society of Surgical Oncology, and serves as the society?s external liaison to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Breast Imaging Panel. She previously held the position of chair of the Cancer Committee at University of Chicago Medicine.

  • John Randol Bergquist

    John Randol Bergquist

    Clinical Scholar, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Bergquist's research interests are driven by his clinical practice and his background as an engineer. Clinical research interests are focused on improving outcomes for cancer patients. Dr. Bergquist has published on the utilization of biomarkers in particular CA 19-9 as a means to appropriately triage the multidisciplinary management of patients with advanced GI cancers. In addition, he is interested in improving understanding of optimal surgical management through the utilization of big data to understand trends in treatment and incidence as well as genomic patterns in cancer. Dr. Bergquist is also interested in surgical education and has been active in the production of educational videos focused on technical aspects of HPB surgery and in particular minimally invasive techniques. Finally, Dr. Bergquist's background as an engineer drives him to focus on the intersection between technology and clinical care. To this end, he is passionate about innovation in both hardware and software, and the potential impact of innovative design on the field of medicine.

  • C. Andrew Bonham

    C. Andrew Bonham

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Tolerance induction in liver transplantation.
    Hepatocyte transplantation.

  • Matias Bruzoni, MD FACS

    Matias Bruzoni, MD FACS

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Minimal Access Surgery
    Neonatal Surgery
    Sutured vs Sutureless Gastroschisis Closure
    Ultrasound vs anatomic landmark central line placement
    Hispanic Center for Pediatric Surgery

  • Stephan Busque

    Stephan Busque

    Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interest is focused on the improvement of clinical immunosuppression. I am involved in the evaluation of new immunosuppressive drugs, potentially more efficacious or less toxic. My ultimate goal is to achieve tolerance, a state that would obviate the need for any drugs. I am an investigator part of a multidisciplinary tolerance induction project using total lymphoid irradiation and donor hematopoietic stem cells infusion after living donor kidney transplantation.

  • Venita Chandra

    Venita Chandra

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    Bio Dr. Chandra is a board certified vascular surgeon who specializes in cutting edge approaches to aortic aneurysmal disease, peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage.

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