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  • Brian Dang

    Brian Dang

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Brian Dang grew up in Rosemead, California. He attended college at the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in Biological Sciences. Brian received his MD degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

  • Halley Darrach

    Halley Darrach

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Halley Darrach is a PGY-1 plastic and reconstructive surgery resident at Stanford Health. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins and her bachelor's in cellular biology from California State University Northridge. While at Hopkins, Dr. Darrach completed a dedicated research fellowship studying oncologic reconstruction outcomes under the mentorship of Dr. Justin Sacks and worked as a medical illustrator. Prior to residency, she spent several years conducting astrobiology research at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at a biotech startup company, where she helped adapt NASA technology for medical and counterterrorism applications. While she is currently undecided as to subspecialty, Dr. Darrach's research interests include microsurgery, oncologic reconstruction, gender affirming surgery, ethnic plastic surgery, societal perceptions of deformity, and use of medical illustration in surgical education.

  • Ryan C. DeCoster, MD, PhD

    Ryan C. DeCoster, MD, PhD

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Bio Dr. DeCoster received his undergraduate (magna cum laude with departmental honors), M.D. (with distinction), and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed a Surgeon-Scientist post-doctoral fellowship through the National Cancer Institute under the mentorship of Henry Vasconez, MD, FACS, and Mark Evers, MD, FACS, where he focused on breast implant and medical device safety which included investigating the molecular mechanisms of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. In addition to medical device safety, his current research interests are also focused on modulating the mechanical properties of irradiated soft tissue in experimental models, and his work is currently funded by the Plastic Surgery Foundation. Dr. DeCoster is a peer reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, and Annals of Plastic Surgery.

    Prior to college, he served six years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, which included deployments to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2d Battalion, 6th Marine Infantry Regiment), Hurricane Katrina (Joint Task Force Hurricane Katrina; USNS Comfort T-AH20, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay Cuba), Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, Greece, and Bahrain (26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, USS Carter Hall).

  • Patrick DeMoss

    Patrick DeMoss

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I work in the Davis Lab trying to characterize the tumor microenvironment of Ewing Sarcoma, with an eventual goal to better understand immune interactions in hopes of improving immunotherapy for these tumors.

    I am also interested in the history of medicine, specifically viewing current diseases through a historical prism, such as reading original accounts of diseases, laboratory results, and study protocols. Medicine is naturally a historical discipline: as knowledge accumulates, so medicine as a field progresses. Furthermore, by studying medicine in a historical context, I believe it enriches our current practice by connecting us with our predecessor physicians.

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