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  • Tahereh Kamali

    Tahereh Kamali

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Tahereh Kamali joined Stanford University in September 2019. Her research interests primarily lie in the design of new machine learning techniques for healthcare and developing clinical decision support systems to achieve accurate as well as robust prediction particularly in case of having partially-labeled training data. Her research interests also span the areas of the biomedical signal/image processing, computer vision, intelligent assistive technologies, and affective computing.

  • Maya Katz, MD

    Maya Katz, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Katz is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in the treatment of Parkinson?s disease and other movement disorders. She is also a clinical associate professor of neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    In her clinical practice, she develops a comprehensive, compassionate treatment plan for every patient in her care. She excels at deep brain stimulation, neuromodulation, and other advanced treatment approaches. She also works closely with each patient?s caregivers and family members to help ensure optimal well-being and quality of life for all involved in the management of Parkinson?s disease, Huntington?s disease, Lewy body dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, and other conditions.

    Her research activities include serving as a co-investigator of the Parkinson?s Progression Markers Initiative funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. She is a site principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health-funded study of the application of palliative care to Parkinson?s disease. Previously, she was a co-investigator for studies of remote access to care for Parkinson?s disease and patient-centered outcomes in Parkinson?s disease, both funded by the National Parkinson Foundation.

    Dr. Katz has earned many honors, including the ?Advancing Parkinson?s Therapies? conference award from the Parkinson?s Foundation and the ?Fostering New Directions in Research? award from the Movement Disorders Society. She won scholarships from Weill Cornell Medical College, the Joseph Collins Foundation, and Anna E. Ray Robinson Education Fund.

    She has presented her research findings at global meetings such as the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society and the International Palliative Care Society. She also has made presentations at national meetings of the American Academy of Neurology as well as regional conferences.

    She has authored numerous articles on the topics of outpatient palliative care for Parkinson?s disease, caregiver burden in Parkinson?s disease, virtual visits for Parkinson?s disease, and diagnosis of cervical dystonia. Her work has appeared in journals including Neurology, Annals of Palliative Medicine, Contemporary Clinical Trials, Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, and Neurotherapeutics.

    In addition, she is a reviewer for JAMA Neurology, the Journal of Neurological Sciences, Journal of Parkinson?s Disease, the brain imaging and stimulation section of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and Parkinsonism and Related

    Dr. Katz is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson?s Foundation, Parkinson?s Study Group, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and American Telemedicine Association. She also is an invited speaker at community support groups for people with Parkinson?s disease.

  • Maninder P. Kaur, MD

    Maninder P. Kaur, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Kaur is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist subspecializing in onco-neurology and vascular neurology. She is a clinical instructor in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Kaur?s clinical interests include vascular neurology; neuro-oncology, with emphasis in primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumor; and complications of brain cancer and chemotherapy, including impacts on the vascular system. She has earned transcranial Doppler certification and is a registered vascular technologist. She is passionate about caring for underserved populations.

    As a clinical researcher, Dr. Kaur has explored innovations in neuro-oncological treatment modalities, including the combined use of multiple novel medication therapies with radiation for glioblastoma. She has also studied advances in endovascular treatment of pseudotumor cerebri.

    Dr. Kaur has written about alveolar hemorrhage in conjunction with lupus for the peer-reviewed journal Case Reports in Medicine. In addition, she co-authored the book chapter on neuro-oncology in Synopsis of Neurological and Psychiatric Complications of Systemic Disease. She also authored the book chapter ?Brain Edema and Corticosteroid Toxicity? in Brain Tumors: A Pocket Guide.

    Dr. Kaur has delivered presentations on topics such as the role of transcranial Doppler in predicting CAR-T cell-induced encephalopathy. She has also given a series of presentations on treatment methods for vasospasms while at the JFK-Hackensack Medical Center in Seton Hall University. Among her honors and awards, Dr. Kaur has won recognition for a poster presentation on stroke management at the Neuroimaging Conference.

    Dr. Kaur is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Society for Neuro-Oncology, and American Society of Neuroimaging.

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