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  • Maheen Mausoof Adamson

    Maheen Mausoof Adamson

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) [VAPAHCS], Neurosurgery
    Staff, Neurosurgery

    BioDr. Maheen Mausoof Adamson is the senior scientific research director for DVBIC at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is also the clinical associate professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences at Stanford University. Adamson completed her undergraduate degrees in neurobiology and women studies at University of California, Irvine. She completed her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine.

    Dr. Adamson’s expertise and interests span employing translational neuroscience methodologies for diagnostic and therapeutic treatments (mainly repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in mild and moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including structural and functional changes in the brain in both Veteran, active military and civilian population. She currently serves as PI or Co-I on several Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense funded grants.

    Dr. Adamson has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications on cognitive and neural basis of Alzheimer’s disease and TBI, has received recognition in national and international settings and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She is also intricately involved in mentoring research and clinical fellows in the psychiatry and neurosurgery departments at Stanford. Her long-term goal is to integrate advanced treatment and diagnostics into standard-of-care provided to veterans and military personnel to improve their daily function and reintegration into society.

  • John R. Adler, MD

    John R. Adler, MD

    The Dorothy and Thye King Chan Professor in Neurosurgery, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe development and implementation of computerized, image-guided surgical tools to be used during minimally invasive brain operations. The clinical outcome of new technologies, and in particular the application of radiosurgery, for the treatment of brain tumors. The creation of new radiosurgical techniques for a wide array of brain and spine disorders.

  • Gregory W. Albers, MD

    Gregory W. Albers, MD

    The Coyote Foundation Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur group’'s research focus is the acute treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disorders. Our primary interest is the use of advanced imaging techniques to expand the treatment window for ischemic stroke. We are also conducting clinical studies of both neuroprotective and thrombolytic strategies for the treatment of acute stroke and investigating new antithrombotic strategies for stroke prevention.

  • Geoff Appelboom, M.D. Ph.D.

    Geoff Appelboom, M.D. Ph.D.

    Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery

    BioDr Appelboom is Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery at Stanford. Dr Appelboom is focused on advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the brain and spine.

    Dr Appelboom is a surgeon scientist. He spent 3 years of integrated PhD research at Columbia University Medical Center to study genetic predictors of vascular fragility. Dr Appelboom has authored over 60 peer reviewed publications in international journals including Stroke, Translational Stroke Research, Current Atherosclerosis Reports, and Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. He has also completed a master in stereotactic neurosurgery at La Sorbonne University in Paris. Dr Appelboom’s research efforts include utilization of MR guided technologies such as stereotactic radiosurgery and focused ultrasound.

    Dr Appelboom is a Stanford faculty with an entrepreneurial spirit. He was selected to be a 2017 Faculty Fellow at the Byers Center for Biodesign. The program provides the most in-depth training experience in health technology innovation with a multidisciplinary experience that involve hands-on health technology projects with the help of Biodesign faculty and industry experts.