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  • Hanjay Wang

    Hanjay Wang

    Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Precision surgery: patient-specific bypass grafting and valve repair strategies
    Autonomous robotic surgery
    Photosynthetic therapies to circumvent myocardial ischemia
    Collateral artery formation as protection against myocardial infarction
    Angiogenesis and myocardial regeneration to prevent heart failure
    Tissue engineering to limit ventricular remodeling
    Understanding the biomechanics of injured and failing hearts

  • Mike Tzuhen Wei

    Mike Tzuhen Wei

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio I am a gastroenterologist who hopes to provide high-quality and exceptional medical care to every patient, every day. I hope to provide care that focuses on their wishes and provides the best outcomes and experience. I have an interest in advanced endoscopy and hope to pursue an additional fellowship in this upon completion of my current fellowship in gastroenteroloy and hepatology. I have a passion for research to help improve our clinical care of our patients.

  • Chad S. Weldy, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chad S. Weldy, M.D., Ph.D.

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My long-term goal is to study the complex interaction between human genetic variants, environment, and epigenetic modifiers of transcriptional regulation to inform the discovery of novel treatments for cardiovascular disease.

    My research thus far has focused upon understanding how genetics and environment interact to influence redox biology, transcriptional regulation, and epigenetic modifiers of cardiovascular disease. In my PhD work, I made discoveries on how impaired glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis impacts endothelial nitric oxide and vascular tone, and how there is a gene x environment interaction between the GSH synthesis gene Gclm in mediating pulmonary inflammation and systemic vasomotor responses to inhaled diesel exhaust air pollution. In my postdoctoral fellowship work, I made the discovery that in utero exposure to diesel exhaust air pollution increases adult susceptibility to pressure overload induced heart failure in mice using the transverse aortic constriction (TAC) model of heart failure. We further elucidated that this narrow exposure leads to oxidative stress within the placental vascular bed, which subsequently alters adult body weight, blood pressure, and changes global cardiac transcriptional response to TAC. This is mediated in part by altering cardiac DNA methylation profiles which are persistent until adulthood. This work was important to the field as it changed a paradigm by which we understand the effects of air pollution on cardiovascular disease. In addition, during my residency training I have investigated how changes in microRNA expression in circulating cells can reflect dynamic changes in RV function in adult patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, furthering my understanding of non-coding RNA and transcriptional regulation.

  • Lee White, Ph.D.

    Lee White, Ph.D.

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio I am a fourth year clinical medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. Here you will find out about my interests including a list of my publications and projects. I completed my doctoral research on training and evaluation of robotic surgical techniques with the Biorobotics Lab at the University of Washington in Spring 2013. I am a co-founder of C-SATS, Inc., a surgical performance assessment company that uses expert reviews and the wisdom of the crowd to train surgeons and medical practitioners.

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