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Resident in Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests global health, public health, health disparities, pediatric surgery outcomes
Victoria (Tori) Arendt
Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other
Bio Tori grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Duke University, where she majored in Biology and minored in Computer Science. After graduation, she moved to San Diego, where she worked at a biotechnology company researching stabilization of blood products at room temperature. In 2014, she moved to Palo Alto and began medical school at Stanford. During medical school, she worked with Dr. Rusty Hofmann in interventional radiology researching best practices in venous interventions, leading to multiple publications and presentations at SIR. After graduating from medical school in 2018, she began her general surgery intern year at the Cleveland Clinic and after a year in Cleveland, she returned to the California sunshine to begin radiology residency in July 2019. Tori continues to be active in her research into the treatment of venous disease. Outside of residency, she also enjoys hiking around northern California, traveling the world, running, and reading all types of books.
Ryan T. Ash
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Psychiatry
Bio I am a PGY3 research track resident in the Stanford Psychiatry department. I completed my MD-PhD at Baylor College of Medicine, working in the labs of Stelios Smirnakis and Huda Zoghbi, studying learning-associated synaptic plasticity in motor cortex of the MECP2 Duplication Syndrome mouse model using in vivo 2-photon imaging. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, studying changes in neuronal population activity in MeCP2 disorders with 2-photon genetically encoded calcium indicator imaging.
I am currently developing methods to study the regulation of synaptic plasticity by affective state and mindful presence, using neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation and source-localized EEG. I am also interested in studying alterations in the functional organization of somatomotor/interoceptive brain areas in trauma. My clinical interests include integrated psychodynamic- and mindfulness-based approaches, rTMS, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.