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Randall Vagelos, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I. Congestive Heart Failure New Medical Therapies Prognostic Evaluation Selection for Cardiac Transplantation II. Screening for Myocardial Necrosis New ECG Monitoring Devices New Serum Markers III. Screening for CAD Patients Who Have Received Radiation Rx Diabetics Being Considered for Renal Transplantation
IV. Advanced coronary and valvular disease, evaluationg candidacy for high risk interventions.
Instructor, Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation
Bio I am a postdoctoral scholar working with Dr. Matthew Porteus. Gene therapy has been my primary research interest during my doctoral and postdoctoral training. As a doctoral student, I studied the intracellular transport of non-viral gene delivery vectors to optimize delivery. I joined the Porteus lab to further my interest in gene therapy by applying CRISPR/Cas9 based genome editing for monogenic diseases. As a postdoctoral scholar, I have been working on using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to develop an autologous gene corrected airway stem cell therapy to treat cystic fibrosis.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My lab is focused on understanding the mechanism mediating acute and chronic allograft failure, in particular on the role of microvascular injury in acute allograft failure and the mechanisms of mediating transplant coronary artery disease. 1. Role of microvascular injury in acute allograft failure.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Bio Dr. Tulio A Valdez is a surgeon scientist born and raised in Colombia with a subspecialty interest in Pediatric Otolaryngology. He attended medical school at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota Colombia before undertaking his residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Boston. He completed his Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Texas Children?s Hospital (2007), Houston and obtained his Master?s in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Connecticut.
Clinically, Dr. Valdez has an interest in airway surgery and swallowing disorders. He has a special interest in the management of sinus disease in cystic fibrosis. Dr. Valdez has co-authored one textbook and numerous book chapters and scientific manuscripts. Dr. Valdez continues his clinical research in these areas, particularly with a focus on aerodigestive disorders.
Scientifically, Dr. Valdez has developed various imaging methods to diagnose otitis media and cholesteatoma a middle ear condition that can lead to hearing loss. He was part of the Laser Biomedical Research Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research includes novel imaging modalities to better diagnose ear infections one of the most common pediatric problems. His research has now expanded to include better intraoperative imaging modalities in pediatric patients to improve surgical outcomes without the need for radiation exposure.
Dr. Valdez believes in the multi-disciplinary collaborations to tackle medical problems and has co-invented various medical devices and surgical simulation models.
Matt van de Rijn
Sabine Kohler, MD, Professor of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research focuses on molecular analysis of human soft tissue tumors (sarcomas) with an emphasis on leiomyosarcoma and desmoid tumors. In addition we study the role of macrophages in range of malignant tumors.
Pieter van der Starre
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Physiology,
Neurophysiology and Monitoring,
Keith Van Haren, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research group is dedicated to innovating care for children with degenerative brain disorders. We are particularly focused on genetic and autoimmune disorders that cause damage to the myelin (the fatty insulation around the nerves) of the brain and spinal cord. X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (genetic) and multiple sclerosis (autoimmune) are the prototypical examples of degenerative disorders of myelin and are the two disorders we study most intensively.
Krisa Van Meurs
Rosemarie Hess Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests include persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, hypoxic respiratory failure, inhaled nitric oxide therapy, ECMO, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, neonatal clinical trials, and the use of aEEG and NIRS to detect brain injury.
Capucine van Rechem
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Pathology Research)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My long-term interest lies in understanding the impact chromatin modifiers have on disease development and progression so that more optimal therapeutic opportunities can be achieved. My laboratory explores the direct molecular impact of chromatin-modifying enzymes during cell cycle progression, and characterizes the unappreciated and unconventional roles that these chromatin factors have on cytoplasmic function such as protein synthesis.
Peter Johannes van Roessel
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bio Dr. Peter van Roessel, MD PhD, completed his MD at Stanford University and his residency training in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He has pursued additional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy (TFP) via the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Prior to joining the clinical faculty at Stanford, he worked for several years as Associate Director of the general research unit of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a premier state-funded research hospital affiliated with Columbia University, where he provided clinical care for individuals participating in research studies across a spectrum of psychiatric illness, including treatment resistant mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders.
At Stanford, he sees adult mood and anxiety disorders outpatients through the Assessment Clinics and participates in resident training and patient care as a supervisor in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He additionally directs the third-year resident curriculum in psychopathology and psychopharmacology. As a member of the department's Rodriguez Translational Therapeutics Lab, he sees individuals with obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders for evaluations and research-protocol driven clinical treatment and contributes to and directs clinical neuroscience studies pioneering rapid-acting interventions in OCD.
Dr. van Roessel pursued research training basic neuroscience prior to his clinical training, completing an MPhil in Biology via the Open University, UK, for research performed at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen Germany, and a PhD in molecular and developmental neurobiology at the University of Cambridge, UK. More recently, he has contributed to work in the lab of Dr Julia Kaltschmidt (Stanford) on studies of GABAergic/Glutamatergic interneuronal circuity in mouse. In the Rodriguez Lab, he is pursuing clinically-motivated research interests related to the nature and neural correlates of insight in obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. He received a 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Award to pursue study of nitrous oxide as a rapid-acting treatment for OCD, he is a 2020-2021 Miller Foundation Fellow, and is a Advanced Fellow in Mental Illness Treatment and Research via the Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center of the Palo Alto VA.
Vance Vanier, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Primary and secondary prevention of disease through the use of preventive genomic medicine. Patients who have greater insight into their genetic risk for different diseases may change their lifestyles and decrease their probablity of succumbing to conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular events. Personalized screening regimens for those at increased genetic risk, such as for colon cancer, is another important application worthy of validation.
Nina Vasan, MD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mental illness is the greatest thief of human potential today. By harnessing the power of medicine, entrepreneurship, and technology, we can return that potential to the 2 billion people suffering around the world.
Brainstorm is the world's first academic laboratory dedicated to transforming mental health through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Shreyas Vasanawala, MD/PhD
William R. Brody Professor of Pediatric Radiology and Child Health
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our group is focused on developing new fast and quantitative MRI techniques.
Zackary Vaughn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Hip Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement and Labral Tears
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Revision Techniques
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The focus of my laboratory is to utilize precision medicine techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic conditions. From traumatic brain injury to spinal scoliosis, the ability to capture detailed data regarding clinical symptoms and treatment outcomes has empowered us to do better for patients. Utilize data to do better for patients, that?s what we do.
Stanford Neurosurgical Ai and Machine Learning Lab
Felipe Vences Catalan
Instructor, Medicine - Oncology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current research focuses on understanding the biology of cancer, more specifically how Tetraspanin molecules contribute to the development and spread of cancer. I am also interested in unraveling the interaction of immune cells in the tumor microenvironment and how we can use immunotherapy to treat lymphoma and breast cancer aiming towards translational medicine.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on understanding the host-pathogen interactions. In particular I study the interaction between natural killer cells and HIV.
Chitra Venkatasubramanian, MBBS, MD
Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in the study of the radiological characteristics and temporal profile of edema/ tissue injury in the perihematomal area around spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. I am also interested in developing protocols for emergent reversal of anticoagulation in a life-threatening hemorrhage situation.
Ross Daniel Venook
Bio Ross is a Senior Lecturer in the Bioengineering department and he directs Engineering at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.
Ross co-leads three undergraduate courses at Stanford?an instrumentation lab (BIOE123) and an open-ended capstone design lab sequence (BIOE141A/B)?and he supports other courses and runs hands-on workshops in the areas of prototyping and systems engineering related to medical device innovation. He enjoys the unique challenges and constraints offered by biomedical engineering projects, and he delights in the opportunity for collaborative learning in a problem-solving environment.
An Electrical Engineer by training (Stanford BS, MS, PhD), Ross? graduate work focused on building and applying new types of MRI hardware for interventional and device-related uses. Following a Biodesign Innovation fellowship, Ross helped to start the MRI safety program at Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, where he continues working across the MRI safety community to create and improve international standards and to enable safe MRI access for patients with implanted medical devices.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Autism spectrum disorders
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP
Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My interest is in clinical skills and the bedside exam, both in its technical aspects, but also in the importance of the ritual and what is conveyed by the physician's presence and technique at the bedside. This work interests me from an educational point of view, and also from the point of view of ethnographic studies related to rituals and how they transform the patient-physician relationship. Recently we have become interested in medical error as a result of oversights in the bedside exam.
Stephen R. Viess, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Bio Dr. Viess is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty board certification in sports medicine.He delivers care at Stanford Health Care ? ValleyCare in Pleasanton. Dr. Viess focuses on arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, with a special interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder and knee.
Topics include the biomechanics of pitching, and shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete. Dr. Viess is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the California Orthopaedic Association.
He strives to offer his patients the most advanced, least invasive surgical procedures, including ACL reconstruction, meniscal surgery, and arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repairs. Dr. Viess has extensive experience in the management and treatment of sports- related orthopedic injuries. He served as Assistant Team Physician
for Major League Baseball?s Oakland As, providing game coverage and conducting pre- and post-season physical exams. For six years, Dr. Viess directed the Stanford Health Care ? ValleyCare Sports Medicine Program. He also served as the team physician for Granada High School in Livermore, California.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Viess has conducted research, including a 10-year review of clinical satisfaction, revision rates, and radiographic evidence of stem fixation associated with the Ultimate-C femoral stem. He also led a study evaluating capsular sling repair during total hip arthroplasty.
Dr. Viess has made numerous presentations to peers and to the community. Peer-targeted topics include graft selection in ACL reconstruction, concussion
management, and on-field management of spine injuries. At the Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Conference, he has presented lectures on PCL ruptures, multi-ligament knee injuries, and AC joint sprains. He also has delivered lectures for family practitioners on the evaluation and physical examination
of orthopaedic patients. For the community, Dr. Viess has made presentations at health fairs and schools. Topics include the biomechanics of pitching, and shoulder and elbow injuries in the throwing athlete.
Dr. Viess is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the California Orthopaedic Association.
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
Bio Dr. José G. Vilches-Moure, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, received his DVM degree from Purdue University in Indiana in 2007. He completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology (with emphasis in pathology of laboratory animal species) and his PhD in Comparative Pathology at the University of California-Davis. He joined Stanford in 2015, and is the Director of the Animal Histology Services (AHS). Dr. Vilches-Moure is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and his collaborative research interests include cardiac development and pathology, developmental pathology, and refinement of animal models in which to study early cancer detection techniques. His teaching interests include comparative anatomy/histology, general pathology, comparative pathology, and pathology of laboratory animal species.
Instructor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Bio Experienced physician with a focus on healthcare delivery innovation. Strong clinical experience in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and focused training in integrative/functional medicine & global health. Broad business experience in health technology, medical devices & entrepreneurship. MD from Stanford School of Medicine with concentration in Health Policy and Bioinformatics. MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business with Certificate in Public Management & Social Innovation.
Professor of Developmental Biology and of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mechanisms underlying homologous chromosome pairing, DNA recombination and chromosome remodeling during meiosis, using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as an experimental system. High-resolution 3-D imaging of dynamic reorganization of chromosome architecture. Role of protease inhibitors in regulating sperm activation.
Mrigender Singh Virk
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology
Bio Dr. Mrigender Virk completed his residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology at Georgetown University before joining Stanford for his Transfusion Medicine Fellowship. After completion of the fellowship, Dr. Virk joined the Department of Pathology as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Transfusion Medicine.
Brendan C. Visser, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Visser's research interests span the breath of his clinical practice. Areas of active research include the multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancers, technical aspects of minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery, and trends in the management of hepatobiliary cancers in California, focusing on socioeconomic and instituional barriers to appropriate care.
Lucas Kas Vitzthum, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy
Bio Dr. Vitzthum is a radiation oncologist and clinical assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal and thoracic cancers. He also has a clinical and research interest in oligometastatic cancer, which is cancer that has metastasized to a limited number of sites beyond its origin.
He began his career in biomedical engineering and is passionate about integrating new technologies to advance patient care.
Dr. Vitzthum delivers treatment personalized to each patient?s condition, overall health, and goals. He believes clear communication between doctor and patient is vital to help patients make informed care decisions.
His research interests include clinical trial development, survivorship, and predictive modeling to personalize patient treatment. He is especially interested in pursuing research that can address unmet clinical needs.
Dr. Vitzthum has received research support through the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Clinical Oncology?s Conquer Cancer Foundation, and the UCSD Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute. His work has appeared in International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Annals of Oncology, JAMA Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, and other publications.
He is a member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Radiologic Society of North America.
Dr. Vitzthum is also interested in improving access to high-quality cancer care for under-served populations domestically and abroad.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General
Bio Dr. Voedisch was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. She received a BA from Macalester College and attended Mayo Medical School. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanent Santa Clara and a Fellowship in Family Planning at Stanford School of Medicine. She also has a Masters in Epidemiology and Clinical Science Research from Stanford University. Dr. Voedisch is passionate about providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to all women at any stage in their lives. She specializes in contraception, family planning, early pregnancy management and menopause. Dr. Voedisch has a particular interest in international healthcare and serves as a consultant through the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES), providing medical education and quality assurance in family planning internationally. She also is a member of the Bay Area Leadership Council for the International Women's Health Coalition. Dr. Voedisch believes strongly in shared-decision making between patients and their physicians in order to help all patients reach their health goals.
Hannes Vogel MD
Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetics) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Comparative Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests include nerve and muscle pathology, mitochondrial diseases, pediatric neurooncology, and transgenic mouse pathology.