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  • Minang (Mintu) Turakhia

    Minang (Mintu) Turakhia

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and risk prediction. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His TREAT-AF retrospective study of over 500,000 patients with newly-diagnosed AF is the largest known research cohort of AF patients. He has served as study PI or chairman of several prominent single- and multicenter trials in atrial fibrillation, investigational devices for electrophysiology procedures, digital health interventions, and sensor technologies.

    His other research interests include technology assessment of new device-based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society.

  • Jack Lewis Turban III

    Jack Lewis Turban III

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Jack Turban MD MHS is a researcher, medical journalist, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is co-editor of the book Pediatric Gender Identity: Gender-affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth.

    Dr. Turban's research focuses on the determinants of mental health among transgender and gender diverse youth. He led the team that published the first study to link gender identity conversion therapy (attempts to force transgender people to be cisgender) to suicide attempts and the first study to show that access to pubertal suppression during adolescence is associated with lower odds of suicidality among transgender and gender diverse people. His research and perspectives pieces have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry, Pediatrics, The American Journal of Public Health, and The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, among others. His was awarded Best Clinical Perspectives Piece by The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2017 and 2018. His manuscript on pubertal suppression for transgender youth was awarded best paper in the journal Pediatrics (the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics) in 2020. His research has been cited in major court cases regarding the civil rights of transgender people in the U.S., in state legislative debates around the country, and in the United Nations’ independent expert report on conversion therapy.

    Dr. Turban is a frequent opinion contributor, and his writing on gender, sexuality, and policy has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vox, Scientific American, The Hill, STAT, and Psychology Today, among others. He is a member of the editorial board of Psychiatric Times.

    Dr. Turban is regularly consulted by the media to comment on issues regarding child and adolescent mental health and topics related to LGBTQ health. He and his work have been quoted over 100 times for outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, ABC’s 20/20 with Diane Sawyer, The New York Times, NBC News, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Vox, Reuters, GQ, Vogue, CBC, and Vanity Fair, among others. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense and major tech companies on issues related to LGBTQ mental health. He currently serves on the scientific advisory board for The Upswing Fund, a collaborative fund created by Melinda Gates to support adolescent mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Dr. Turban graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in neurobiology. He earned his MD and MHS degrees from Yale School of Medicine, where he was an HHMI medical research fellow and graduated with highest honors with an award winning thesis entitled, “Evolving Treatment Paradigms for Transgender Youth.” He completed his adult psychiatry training at MGH/McLean (Harvard Medical School).

    He has several active research projects through The Fenway Institute, The McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a member of the media committee of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the council on communications for The American Psychiatric Association.

  • Laura Turner-Essel, PhD

    Laura Turner-Essel, PhD

    Program Manager, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Role at Stanford Program Manager, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • Yousef Turshani MD FAAP

    Yousef Turshani MD FAAP

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

    Bio Yousef Turshani MD is Chief Medical Officer at San Mateo Medical Center, part of the County of San Mateo leadership team. He cares for pediatrics patients at Fair Oaks Health Center in Redwood City. Dr Turshani is a leader in iMPACt: Mid-peninsula Pediatric Advocacy Coalition. https://med.stanford.edu/pedsadvocacy/engagement/impactcoalition.html

    Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, KY, he developed his passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. His pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF in 2009 when he joined the UCSF faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students. He spent the next part of his career as a global health clinician until returning to California in 2014 with his wife, a human rights attorney, to continue their social justice work domestically.

    Professional Affiliations:
    -UC-San Francisco: Associate Clinical Professor-VOL, Department of Pediatrics. Affiliate Faculty member at Institute for Global Health Sciences, HEAL Initiative Mentor
    -American Board of Pediatrics: General Pediatrics Exam Committee Member

    International experiences include
    -Former Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
    -HIV consultant in Zimbabwe for "Doctors without Borders" collaborating with ICRC, UNICEF and partners to hand over a Pediatric HIV project to the Ministry of Health.
    -Evaluating community health workers in Nicaragua
    -Disaster relief work in Iceland and Peru
    -Pediatric resident rotation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

  • Nichole Tyson MD

    Nichole Tyson MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Bio Nichole Tyson MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). Dr. Tyson was an OB/GYN, the Chair of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and founder of the Kaiser OB/GYN Teen clinic in 1999. As a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, she specializes in problems ranging from abnormal menstrual bleeding, abnormal puberty (too early, or too late), adolescent contraception, vulvar and vaginal symptoms, pelvic/ovarian masses, pelvic pain, differences of sex development, concerns about sexually transmitted infections, congenital utero-vaginal variants, and much more. For over 20 years, Dr. Tyson has partnered with girls and their families as they journey from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. Dr. Tyson enjoys solving complex problems as well as common concerns that can be overlooked and challenging to girls and young women. She is an advocate for empowering young patients locally and nationally.
    She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Education committee, Advocacy committee, Board of Directors, a former member of ACOGs Adolescent committee and a long-standing member of ACOGs LARC work group. She is an active contributor to the peer reviewed literature in adolescent gynecology. Dr. Tyson also has extensive experience with the consumer press as an adolescent gynecology expert for numerous online articles in such magazines as Seventeen, Self and NY Times. She has been recognized for her teaching having won the UC Davis residency teaching award numerous times and locally recognized as winning Sacramento Magazine top doctor several times.
    Dr. Tyson is a fan of using technology to advance the field having been faculty for an advanced laparoscopic surgery course (ligocourses.com), creating and presenting ACOG emodules and webinars as well as numerous interactive e-modules, videos and resources for contraception counseling at Kaiser. She has been a telehealth pioneer and created and co-hosts the podcast for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

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