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  • Solmaz Nabipour

    Solmaz Nabipour

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Bio Dr. Nabipour earned her medical degree and completed anesthesiology residency at USC Keck School of Medicine and served as a Chief Resident and was selected as the Resident of the Year. Upon completing residency, she practiced for ten years as a partner in a private anesthesia group in Santa Cruz, California. During this time, she served as a member of the Credentials Committee and Medical Executive Committee. She also held multiple leadership positions including Chair of the Department of Surgery, as well as the Medical Director of Anesthesia Services, working closely with her surgical colleagues to improve efficiency and patient experience in the operating room. Dr. Nabipour joined the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2018 and is the Anesthesiology Medical Director at the Stanford Cancer Center South Bay. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Stanford Anesthesiology Mentorship Program and Anesthesiology Scholars Program Inter-Exchange (ASPIRE) and is an advocate for faculty development and diversity, equity and inclusion both locally and nationally while also currently enrolled in law school at Santa Clara University.

  • Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

    Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

    Naddisy Foundation Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology and Asthma, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology and of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Kari Nadeau?s laboratory and clinical research is focused on understanding the role of genes and the environment, including climate change, on the rising incidence of allergies and asthma. By understanding the genetic, epigenetic, cellular, and humoral factors that mediate immune tolerance or allergy to foods, aeroallegens, and air pollutants (e.g., diesel emissions and wildfires), her research is laying the groundwork for potential future therapies to prevent and cure allergies and asthma.

  • Helen Nadel

    Helen Nadel

    Clinical Professor, Radiology - Pediatric Radiology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical research and scholarly interests include topics in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine to include AI evaluation for scintigraphic quantitation, PET MR evaluation of optimized techniques for use in pediatric patient management

  • Claude M. Nagamine, DVM, PhD

    Claude M. Nagamine, DVM, PhD

    Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Mouse models to study murine and human infectious diseases. These colloborative studies include dengue virus, zika virus, adeno-associated virus, coxsackie virus, enterovirus 71, enterohepatic helicobacters, campylobacters, and anaplasma.

  • Seema Nagpal, MD

    Seema Nagpal, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I'm a board certified neuro-oncologist who treats both primary brain tumors as well as metastatic disease to the brain and nervous system. My research concentrates on clinical trials for patients with late-stage central nervous system cancer. I have a special interest in leptomeningeal disease, a devastating complication of lung and breast cancers. I collaborate with Stanford scientists to detect this disease earlier, and with our breast and lung oncologists to improve outcomes for patients.

  • Hiromitsu (Hiro) Nakauchi

    Hiromitsu (Hiro) Nakauchi

    Professor of Genetics (Stem Cell)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Translation of discoveries in basic research into practical medical applications

  • Yusuke Nakauchi

    Yusuke Nakauchi

    Instructor, Stanford Cancer Institute

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests From 2005 to 2010, my work as a clinical hematology fellow allowed me to experience first-hand how scientific advances that started in a laboratory can transform the lives of patients. While many of my patients were cured of their disease with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, underscoring the importance of anti-tumor immunotherapy in eradicating leukemia, I witnessed face-to-face their suffering from the long-term consequence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). This experience was ultimately what drove me to engage in research to discover novel therapies. For this reason, I embarked on a PhD program in 2010 to design antibody therapy to (i) target GVHD and (ii) target hematological malignancies. Under the mentorship of Professor Hiromitsu Nakauchi at the University of Tokyo, an international leader in hematopoiesis, I developed allele-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) monoclonal antibodies for severe GVHD caused by HLA-mismatched hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Nakauchi et al., Exp Hematol, 2015). This study was the first to find that anti-HLA antibodies can be used therapeutically against GVHD. That success gave me the motivation and confidence to further my research beyond targeting GVHD, to targeting leukemic stem cells through my current postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Professor Ravindra Majeti, Department of Hematology at Stanford University.

    Many people suffer from leukemia each year, but we still don?t know how to completely cure it. Recent advances in sequencing technologies have tremendously improved our understanding of the underlying mutations that drive hematologic malignancies, although, the reality is that the majority of the mutations are not easily ?druggable? and the discovery of these mutations has not yet made a significant impact in patient outcomes. I view this perhaps the most crucial challenges facing a translational cancer researcher like myself. My current research is a major step toward my long term goal to make personalized medicine a reality for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other hematologic malignancies. Although my research is focused on targeting Ten-Eleven Translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase-2 (TET2) mutations, I anticipate it will lead to a better understanding of the cell context requirement for TET2 mutations in AML and help identify the critical cells to target to both prevent the development of de novo leukemia and halt relapse. It may also prove of value to understanding of the biology of a range of other cancers.

  • Shweta S. Namjoshi MD MPH CNSC

    Shweta S. Namjoshi MD MPH CNSC

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

    Bio Dr. Namjoshi specializes in the care and support of children with intestinal failure on home parenteral nutrition (PN). Her research interests include long term outcomes for patients on home PN, iron in gastrointestinal diseases, renal and bone health in intestinal failure, clinical pathologic correlates in intestinal failure, and the assessment of congenital enteropathies.

  • Sandy Napel

    Sandy Napel

    Professor of Radiology (Integrative Biomedical Imaging Informatics) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Medical Informatics) and of Electrical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research seeks to advance the clinical and basic sciences in radiology, while improving our understanding of biology and the manifestations of disease, by pioneering methods in the information sciences that integrate imaging, clinical and molecular data. A current focus is on content-based radiological image retrieval and integration of imaging features with clinical and molecular data for diagnostic, prognostic, and therapy planning decision support.

  • Diana Naranjo

    Diana Naranjo

    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes

    Bio As a licensed clinical psychologist working in diabetes and Cystic Fibrosis clinics for the past 10 years, Dr. Naranjo focuses on the psychosocial needs of patients and families with diabetes and CF. Through clinical research, she aims to understand barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management, how families and individuals with diabetes respond to health technology, and how to best provide services that engage youth and their families. She is a member of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center.

  • Sanjiv Narayan

    Sanjiv Narayan

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Narayan directs the Computational Arrhythmia Research Laboratory, whose goal is to define the mechanisms underlying complex human heart rhythm disorders, to develop bioengineering-focused solutions to improve therapy that will be tested in clinical trials. The laboratory has been funded continuously since 2001 by the National Institutes of Health, AHA and ACC, and interlinks a disease-focused group of clinicians, computational physicists, bioengineers and trialists.

  • Anupama Narla

    Anupama Narla

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests are to study the pathophysiology of ribosomopathies and to translate these insights into the work-up and management of pediatric bone marrow failure syndromes.

  • Aussama Nassar, MD, MSc,FACS, FRCSC

    Aussama Nassar, MD, MSc,FACS, FRCSC

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Bio Dr. Nassar is board certified in General Surgery and Critical Care in both the USA and Canada. Dr. Nassar has five years of clinical experience in tertiary care referral academic health centers in Canada prior to joining Stanford University in surgery, trauma, and critical care. His clinical interests are emergency and elective surgery in addition to trauma and critical care medicine. He is also a skilled endoscopist performing both upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. His research interests are varied and include developing assessment tools for trainees and burnout among physicians and other healthcare professionals. In addition, he is especially interested in training trainees in simulation-based medical education with a focus on perioperative inter-professional collaboration and patient safety. He is a true clinician-educator and is a certified simulation educator as well as an ATLS course director. Dr. Nassar has also earned an MSc degree in Health Science Education from McMaster University, Canada.

  • Kalpana Isabel Nathan

    Kalpana Isabel Nathan

    Adjunct Clinical Professor [El Camino Hospital], Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Kalpana Nathan, MD is Chief Medical Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services at El Camino Hospital and an adjunct clinical professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After completion of residency and research fellowship at Stanford, she served 4 years at the San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF, gaining experience in the areas of substance use, HIV and public health. She worked at Palo Alto VA for more than a couple of decades. She has worked and taught in various settings, both inpatient and outpatient, as well as private and public sectors. She is board certified in General, Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry. Her interests include wellness and self-care for physicians, philosophy and human rights education. She is a certified meditation teacher, has completed sprint and Olympic triathlons, and enjoys traveling around the world. She received the outstanding community clerkship preceptor award in 2010 and the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine in 2015 at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Recent Publications:
    1. Tatum, J, Nathan, K: The USA. Lancet Psychiatry 2021, 8(5):365-366

    2. Nathan N & Nathan KI: Suicide, Stigma, and Utilizing Social Media Platforms to Gauge Public Perceptions. Front. Psychiatry 2020 January 13

    3. Tran BX, Nathan KI, Phan HT, Hall BJ, Vu GT et al: A Global Bibliometric Analysis of Services for Children Affected by HIV/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Implications for Impact Mitigation Programs (GAPRESEARCH). AIDS Rev. 2019 Oct 3;21(3).

    4.Lee A, Nathan KI: Understanding Psychosis in a Veteran With a History of Combat and Multiple Sclerosis. Fed Pract. 2019 Jun;36(Suppl 4):S32-S35.

    5. Tran BX, Ha GH, Vu GT, Nguyen LH, Latkin CA, Nathan K, McIntyre RS, Ho CS, Tam WW, Ho RC: Indices of Change, Expectations, and Popularity of Biological Treatments for Major Depressive Disorder between 1988 and 2017: A Scientometric Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Jun 26;16(13)

  • Yasodha Natkunam, M.D., Ph.D

    Yasodha Natkunam, M.D., Ph.D

    Ronald F. Dorfman, MBBch, FRCPath Professor of Hematopathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests focus on the identification and characterization of markers of diagnostic and prognostic importance in hematolymphoid neoplasia.

  • Vaidehi Natu

    Vaidehi Natu

    Physical Sci Res Scientist

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am a developmental neuroscientist. My research program aims to study how the human brain matures from infancy to adulthood, as it acquires new life skills and behaviors: What are the origins of neural and cellular mechanisms of brain development during infancy? How does the trajectory of cellular mechanisms unfold during development, as school-aged children acquire complex skills such as reading or face recognition? What are some of the parallels in brain development across primate species? What changes occur in the brain in developmental disorders such as autism, multiple sclerosis, and dyslexia.

    I use a multi-modal approach by combining different techniques to study the brain. I use neuroimaging methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), quantitative MRI (qMRI), and diffusion MRI (dMRI) as well as behavioral observations, histology, comparative methods across humans and macaques, and intracranial electroencephalography. This combination of complementary techniques provides a unified understanding of how the brain?s anatomy, function, and behavior co-develop to achieve complex human skills.

  • Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD

    Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Upper Airway Stem Cell Biology, Fate, and Repair/Regeneration of the Airway Epithelium to treat Upper and Lower Airway Disorders

  • Rosamond Naylor

    Rosamond Naylor

    William Wrigley Professor, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research Activities:
    My research focuses on the environmental and equity dimensions of intensive food production systems, and the food security dimensions of low-input systems. I have been involved in a number of field-level research projects around the world and have published widely on issues related to climate impacts on agriculture, distributed irrigation systems for diversified cropping, nutrient use and loss in agriculture, biotechnology, aquaculture and livestock production, biofuels development, food price volatility, and food policy analysis.

    Teaching Activities:
    I teach courses on the world food economy, food and security, aquaculture science and policy, human society and environmental change, and food-water-health linkages. These courses are offered to graduate and undergraduate students through the departments of Earth System Science, Economics, History, and International Relations.

    Professional Activities:
    William Wrigley Professor of Earth Science (2015 - Present); Professor in Earth System Science (2009-present); Director, Stanford Center on Food Security and the Environment (2005-2018); Associate Professor of Economics by courtesy (2000-present); William Wrigley Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Woods Institute for the Environment (2007-2015); Trustee, The Nature Conservancy CA program (2012-present); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics in Stockholm (2011-present), for the Aspen Global Change Institute (2011-present), and for the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program (2012-present); Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in Environmental Science and Public Policy (1999); Pew Fellow in Conservation and the Environment (1994). Associate Editor for the Journal on Food Security (2012-present). Editorial board member for Aquaculture-Environment Interactions (2009-present) and Global Food Security (2012-present).

  • Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS

    Rahim Nazerali, MD, MHS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Dr. Nazerali specializes in complex reconstruction, microsurgery, and aesthetic and cosmetic surgery. He excels at breast reconstruction using free autologous tissue and performs advanced techniques such as the minimally invasive superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap, as well as the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap procedure. In addition to autologous reconstruction, Dr. Nazerali utilizes the latest techniques in implant-based breast reconstruction. His techniques and results have made him a leading instructor and lecturer at national and international institutions, societies and conferences.

    In addition to breast reconstruction, Dr. Nazerali performs both aesthetic as well as whole body reconstructive procedures. He has a busy aesthetic practice focusing on breast augmentation, face and body rejuvenation as well as body contouring. In his reconstructive practice, he specializes in abdominal wall reconstruction as well as post-trauma tissue transfers. For every patient in his care, his goal is to optimize restoration of both form and function.

    To help advance the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nazerali conducts research into outcomes of breast reconstruction, augmentation, and reduction. Dr. Nazerali has published widely: well over 100 journal articles and conference proceedings. Topics include breast reconstruction after radiation; advances in surgical technique; and, the use of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality systems in plastic surgery practice and education. His work has appeared in Annals of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, the European Journal of Plastic Surgery, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and elsewhere.

    Dr. Nazerali focuses not only on improving his patient?s lives but also our ability to deliver care as an institution. He is on the Medical Executive Council at Stanford Healthcare, serves as a committee member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. In his spare time, he volunteers his time to provide reconstructive surgical services to adults and children in need worldwide.


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  • Joel Neal, MD, PhD

    Joel Neal, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am a thoracic oncologist who cares for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, and other thoracic malignancies. I design and conduct clinical trials of novel therapies in collaboration with other researchers and pharmaceutical companies. These generally focus on two areas, 1) targeted therapies against particular mutations in cancers (for example EGFR, ALK, ROS1, HER2, KRAS, MET, and others) and 2) the emerging field of immunotherapy in cancer, using anti PD-1/PD-L1 therapies in combination with other agents, and also developing cellular therapies. I also collaborate with other researchers on campus to apply emerging technologies to cancer therapy, for example, circulating tumor DNA detection. Additionally, in my role as the Cancer Center IT Medical Director, I coordinate projects relating to our use of the electronic health record to improve provider efficiency and facilitate patient care.

  • Lindsey Negrete

    Lindsey Negrete

    Clinical Instructor, Radiology

    Bio Stanford University, BS 2010
    Brown University, MD 2015
    Scripps Transitional Year, Intern
    University of California San Diego, Residency

  • Robert Negrin

    Robert Negrin

    Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our labaratory focuses on the study of immune recognition by T and NK cells with special emphasis on graft vs host disease and graft vs tumor reactions. We utilize both murine and human systems in an effort to enhance graft vs tumor reactions while controlling graft vs host disease. We have developed bioluminescence models in collaboration with the Contag laboratory to study the trafficking of immune effector cells with a special emphasis on NK, T and regulatory T cells.

  • Ian Nelligan

    Ian Nelligan

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Dr. Nelligan is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health. He is a family medicine physician with a passion for medical education, high quality primary care, and primary care research. He completed medical school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and residency at University of California San Francisco in Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Nelligan completed the Rathmann Family Medical Education Fellowship at Stanford and is an associate in the Stanford School of Medicine Educators for Care program. He is a champion for innovations in medical education, interdisciplinary education, and team based care. He is the Associate Medical Director of the Stanford MSPA program and course director in the Stanford Health Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive. He has long standing academic interests in community medicine, global health, working with underserved populations, and medical education.

    Dr. Nelligan practices the full spectrum of primary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. He is a specialist in primary care procedures including a wide variety of dermatologic, musculoskeletal, and gynecologic procedures. Dr. Nelligan is fluent in medical Spanish and strives to provide culturally and structurally competent care. LGBTQQI friendly.

  • Drew Nelson

    Drew Nelson

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Bio Research involves development of improved methods for predicting the fatigue life of engineering materials, incuding the effects of manufacturing processes, and investigation of new approaches in the field of experimental mechanics, such as determination of residual stresses using optical methods.

  • Joanna Nelson

    Joanna Nelson

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

    Bio Dr. Nelson is a board certified Infectious Disease specialist. She specializes in the treatment of immunocompromised patients, including patients who have had solid organ or bone marrow transplantation or who have malignancy undergoing chemotherapy. She also has a special interest in caring for patients with Cystic fibrosis or who have had a lung transplant as well as Nontuberculous mycobacterial Infections.

  • Lorene Nelson, PhD

    Lorene Nelson, PhD

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Primary research interests: (i) genetic and environmental determinants of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, (ii) transdisciplinary strategies for improving population health.

  • William Nelson

    William Nelson

    Rudy J. and Daphne Donohue Munzer Professor in the School of Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our research objectives are to understand the cellular mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of epithelial cell polarity. Polarized epithelial cells play fundamental roles in the ontogeny and function of a variety of tissues and organs.

  • Andrew Nevins

    Andrew Nevins

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical general infectious diseases. Medical education.

  • Jennifer A. Newberry

    Jennifer A. Newberry

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Interests include global emergency medicine research, emergency obstetric and neonatal care in low- and middle-income countries, gender-based violence, and the intersection of emergency medicine, social justice, and development goals.

  • Aaron Newman

    Aaron Newman

    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our group develops computational strategies to study the phenotypic diversity, differentiation hierarchies, and clinical significance of tumor cell subsets. Key results are further explored experimentally, both in our lab and through collaboration, with the ultimate goal of translating promising findings into the clinic.

  • Jordan L. Newmark, M.D.

    Jordan L. Newmark, M.D.

    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor [Alameda Health System], Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical Interests:
    Chronic & perioperative pain, interdisciplinary & procedural pain treatment, trauma anesthesia, spine surgery anesthesia

    Academic Interests:
    - Graduate & undergraduate medical education, medical simulation & immersive learning, performance assessment & evaluation, adult learning theory, clinician selection processes, patient safety & quality of care, health equity

  • William Newsome

    William Newsome

    Harman Family Provostial Professor and Professor of Neurobiology and, by courtesy, of Psychology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neural processes that mediate visual perception and visually-based decision making. Influence of reward history on decision making.

  • Dung Nguyen

    Dung Nguyen

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Bio Dr. Dung H Nguyen is currently the Director of Breast Reconstruction at the Stanford Women?s Cancer Center and the Director of Adult Plastics Clinic at Stanford Healthcare. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and highest academic honor and distinction from U.C. Davis. She earned a Pharm.D degree from U.C.S.F. School of Pharmacy and a MD degree from U.C.S.D. She then did a residency in general surgery and a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center. She further completed a fellowship in microsurgery from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the largest reconstructive surgery centers in the world. She was recruited to Stanford from Cedar Sinai Medical Center in 2012, and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University.

    Dr. Nguyen specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, surgical treatment of lymphedema including vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenous anastomosis, and complex tissue reconstruction utilizing microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. She also has interest in cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.

    In addition to her clinical commitment, Dr. Nguyen has basic science and clinical research interests in lymphedema and breast reconstruction. She has published articles in peer review journals, presented at national and international professional meetings and has authored book chapters in various plastic surgery textbooks. She also enjoys volunteering on overseas medical missions and participating in medical charity activities.

  • Duy T Nguyen

    Duy T Nguyen

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The long-term goals of my translational research are to evaluate novel radiofrequency (RF) ablation strategies, catheter designs to improve procedural efficacy and safety outcomes, and molecular targets to enhance RF ablation of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. We have translational and clinical studies on multiple ablation catheter designs as well as ablation strategies to improve safety and maximize RF delivery during ablation for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. We have both in vivo and ex vivo animal models (small and large animal) of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

    At the translational level, our ablation biophysics studies include utilizing various nanomaterials to help facilitate ablation as well as designing specialized catheters to improve safety and efficacy of ablation. We are studying specific variations in catheter design to improve ablation; testing delivery methods of facilitating agents; optimizing biophysical parameters; determining the precise RF electromagnetic field to minimize collateral damage; and studying magnetic driven facilitating agents.

    At the clinical level, my research has focused on the application of biophysical principles to AF and VT ablation outcomes, in addition to research related to adult congenital heart disease. Projects include a multicenter consortium on the use of EP studies in risk stratification of sudden death for Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) patients undergoing pulmonary valve replacement; perioperative EP studies and VT ablation in ToF patients; outcomes in multicenter cohorts of ACHD patients undergoing AF and VT ablations; and outcomes in ACHD subpopulations undergoing EP procedures, such as those with bicuspid aortic valves, right atrial myopathies, and others.

  • Linda Nguyen

    Linda Nguyen

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests focus on disorder of gastrointestinal motility. Specifically, those related to nausea and vomiting with or without gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic abdominal pain. My research focuses on understanding the cause of symptoms and development of new treatments targeting either symptom control and disease modification.

  • Mindie H. Nguyen, MD, MAS, AGAF, FAASLD

    Mindie H. Nguyen, MD, MAS, AGAF, FAASLD

    Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Epidemiology and treatment outcomes of liver cancer focusing on screening, early diagnosis with novel markers, etiologies (viral and nonviral including NALFD).
    2. Epidemiology and treatment outcomes of chronic hepatitis B and C focusing on real-world cohorts, understudied populations, and HCV genotypes 4-6.
    3. Therapeutic clinical trials for chronic hepatitis B/C and NAFLD.
    4. Health disparities and ethnicity-related issues
    5. Global health: medical education, public health, and research

  • Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

    Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, MSc

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We have focused our research on the development of novel therapies and innovative assessment and diagnostic imaging technologies for retinal vascular and ocular inflammatory disorders, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and uveitis. Building on our initial work describing the role of hypoxia and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME), We have become interested in the biochemical mechanisms that would presumably lead to DME. During the past decade, our research has contributed to the body of evidences that defines the important role of anti-VEGF therapies in DME and AMD, as well as the role of the mTOR pathway and various interleukins in the pathogenesis of uveitis.

    We have launched a productive and well-funded clinical research program while at the same time providing clinical care to patients with uveitis and retinal vascular diseases and fulfilling significant teaching and administrative assignments. We have established a number of key collaborators both within and outside the institutions. In addition, we have also established Center in Baltimore and now in Silicon Valley, which has excelled in conducting proof-of concept, early-phase multi-center clinical trials and studies, exploring the clinical disease manifestations and the efficacy of various pharmacologic agents in retinal, uveitic, and ocular inflammatory disorders.

  • Tu Nguyen

    Tu Nguyen

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Bio Dr. Nguyen is board certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He holds a clinical teaching appointment at the Stanford School of Medicine.

    Dr. Nguyen's expertise include all aspects of general gastroenterology and hepatology, but he has a particular interest in new imaging techniques in colon cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Nguyen is also performing fecal microbiota transplantation (stool transplants) for patients who suffer from chronic, relapsing Clostridium difficile infection and has had over 90% cure rate.

    In his free time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, skiing, hiking, healthy cooking and spending time with his family. He enjoys the personal rapport that he is able to establish with his patients and appreciate the opportunity to help them as best that he can.

  • Viet Nguyen, MD

    Viet Nguyen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Viet Nguyen's clinical practice consists of: [1] Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM): Dr. Nguyen was fellowship-trained at Stanford in Clinical Neurophysiology, with an emphasis in IONM, after which he was hired as faculty to help run Stanford's IONM service. The service uses somatosensory and motor evoked potentials (SSEP, MEP), electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) in over 1200 cases per year at SHC and LPCH, to help minimize risk in procedures that endanger the nervous system. These include surgeries and endovascular procedures for cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), carotid stenosis, brain and spinal tumors, spinal deformities (e.g. scoliosis, spinal stenosis), peripheral nerve injury and tumors, aortic aneurysms, trigeminal neuralgia, facial dystonia, and others. He has published, presented research, and lectured at national and international meetings on IONM topics, and is active in multiple professional organizations in the field, including the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Society of Clinical Neurologists, and American Academy of Neurology. [2] The Stanford Spasticity Clinic: Dr. Nguyen runs the Stanford Spasticity Clinic, treating patients with multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, or dystonia (cervical, facial, and limb) using EMG-guided botulinum toxin injections, medications, and physical/occupational therapy. [3] The Stanford Center for Concussion and TBI: Dr. Nguyen treats patients with concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), both non-sports and sports related, including varsity and professional athletes. He works to educate patients, families, and the public on properly recognizing and recovering from traumatic brain injuries.

  • Mark Nicolls

    Mark Nicolls

    Stanford University Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab focuses primarily on the contribution of the immune response to lung disease. We are specifically examining the contribution of inflammation to the development of vascular injury in transplantation, pulmonary hypertension and lymphedema.

  • Teresa Nicolson

    Teresa Nicolson

    Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our aim is to understand the molecular basis of hearing and balance. We use zebrafish as our model system, which offers distinct advantages for imaging auditory/vestibular and lateral line hair cells in intact animals. Our experiments focus on the function of deafness genes isolated from forward genetic screens and developmental aspects of sensory hair-cell activity and synaptogenesis.

  • Koen Nieman

    Koen Nieman

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and of Radiology (CV Imaging)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr Nieman investigates advanced cardiac imaging techniques. Current projects focus on the development of functional CT application for hemodynamic interpretation of coronary artery disease, and the clinical validation of cardiac CT in the management of patients with ischemic heart disease.

  • Matilde Nino-Murcia

    Matilde Nino-Murcia

    Professor of Radiology at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Gastrointestinal motility in spinal cord injury, patients; use of CT and MRI in imaging liver and biliary tree; contrast agents for MRI of the gastrointestinal tract and, hepatobiliary system; gastrointestinal motility disorders; abdominal, imaging; hepatobiliary imaging

  • Dwight Nishimura

    Dwight Nishimura

    Addie and Al Macovski Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests medical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging

  • Seiji Nishino

    Seiji Nishino

    Professor (Research) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The research focus of the Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology (SCN) Laboratory is the study of the sleep and circadian physiology using various animal models. A portion of the research is carried out using rodent models of narcolepsy and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. The laboratory also carries out pharmacological studies aiming to develop new treatments for these sleep disorders.

  • Julia E. Noel, MD

    Julia E. Noel, MD

    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

    Bio Dr. Noel completed her undergraduate work in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and Economics at the University of California in San Diego. She remained at UCSD for medical school, then relocated to Stanford University, where she completed her residency in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. She then pursued a fellowship in Endocrine Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford. She specializes in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, lymph node dissections, and has additional expertise and interest in advanced and recurrent thyroid cancer, minimally invasive approaches, and ultrasound guided techniques in the office.

  • Garry Nolan

    Garry Nolan

    Rachford and Carlota Harris Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Nolan's group uses high throughput single cell analysis technology cellular biochemistry to study autoimmunity, cancer, virology (influenza & Ebola), as well as understanding normal immune system function. Using advanced flow cytometric techniques such as Mass Cytometry, MIBI (ion beam imaging), CODEX and computational biology approaches, we focus on understanding disease processes at the single cell level. We have a strong interest in cancer immunotherapy and pathogen-host interactions.

  • Douglas Noordsy

    Douglas Noordsy

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Douglas L. Noordsy, MD, is Clinical Professor and Director of Lifestyle Psychiatry, and psychiatrist on the INSPIRE Early Psychosis Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Noordsy was previously Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychosis Services and Investigator in the Psychopharmacology Research Group at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His research interests include medication and lifestyle interventions for individuals with psychotic disorders; methods to facilitate recovery and promote achievement of optimal outcomes for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; and methods to prevent progression of early psychotic disorders. He is particularly interested in the role of physical exercise for prevention of progression of early psychosis and for potentiating learning in CBTp and supported employment and education. Dr. Noordsy is a member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, the International Early Psychosis Association, and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a member of the editorial boards for Community Mental Health Journal, Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychosis, and Schizophrenia Bulletin. Dr. Noordsy was recognized with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2001, and the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 2018.

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  • Anthony Norcia

    Anthony Norcia

    Professor (Research) of Psychology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Vision, development, functional imaging, systems analysis

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