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Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACS
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Balakrishnan's research focuses on innovative ways to improve and standardize treatments and measure outcomes in complex pediatric airway and aerodigestive conditions , as well as ways to reduce treatment costs and medical errors. By improving outcomes and reducing costs, he aims to improve the value of care, while also optimizing patient and caregiver experience during the care process.
Assistant Professor of Neurology (Pediatric Neurology) and of Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCauses of Disturbed Cognition in Pediatric Epilepsy
Associate Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStudies on apoptotic cell death in vivo using the H MRS phenomenon.
Crystal M. Botham, Ph.D.
Director of Grant Writing Academy & Office of Research Development, Pediatrics
Current Role at Stanford• Providing individualized grantsmanship assistance to postdoctoral fellows and faculty
• Editing and critically evaluating grant applications to improve funding potential
• Interpreting sponsor requirements and providing strategic advice
• Identifying a diverse portfolio of funding opportunities
• Designing and facilitating courses to enable postdoctoral fellows to develop competitive Career Development applications
• Developing and presenting at workshops on grant writing and proposal submission
• Coordinating completion of subcontracts and large collaborative projects
Alyssa Burgart (she/her)
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics
BioDr. Alyssa Burgart is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and bioethicist.
Dr. Burgart specializes in pediatric anesthesia and pediatric abdominal transplant anesthesia. She has a special interest in transplantation, PANS/PANDAS, spinal muscular atrophy, and trauma. Dr. Burgart is committed to finding the most successful way for each child to interact with the anesthesia team, to create an overall positive experience. She champions children with unique needs, such as those with sensory integration differences.
Dr. Burgart has a joint appointment in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, serves as the Co-Chair of the LPCH Ethics Committee, and as a member of the SHC Ethics Committee. She provides ethics consultation services for people of all ages. Her ethics interests include pediatric ethics, organ transplantation, communication skills, disability rights, women's healthcare access, adolescent decision-making, ethics education, and excellence in ethics consultation.
Dr. Burgart is active on several social media, where she comments on Anesthesiology and Bioethics issues. @BurgartBioethix