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  • Philip Chung

    Philip Chung

    Clinical Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioI am a general anesthesiologist and physician-scientist with prior training as an engineer. My areas of research include clinical informatics, natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applied to perioperative medicine and anesthesiology. Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow in Nima Aghaeepour's laboratory. See my CV, Biosketch, and Google Scholar on the bottom right of this page for more information.

  • David Clark

    David Clark

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioMy career is dedicated to improving the safety, effectiveness and availability of pain relief. Both the needs and opportunities in these areas are limitless. I have had the good fortune of working as a clinician, teacher and scientist at Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA hospital for more than two decades.

    Much of my time is spent on laboratory, translational and clinical research. In the laboratory, we are pursuing several projects related to the questions of why pain sometimes becomes chronic after injuries and why opioids lose their effectiveness over time. Alterations in endogenous pain control mechanisms and the involvement of the adaptive system of immunity are central to these investigations. We would like to find ways to maximize functional recovery after surgery and other forms of trauma while minimizing the risks of analgesic use. This work involves local, national and international collaborations. Clinical trials work involves establishing the efficacy of novel forms of analgesic therapy as well as the comparative effectiveness of long-established approaches to controlling common forms of pain such as low back pain. This spectrum of pain-related pursuits continues to evolve with the rapid expansion of the field.

  • Sheila E. Cohen

    Sheila E. Cohen

    Professor (Clinical) of Anesthesia, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur obstetric anesthesia group is interested in a variety of topics including the efficacy and mechanism of action of spinal and epidural opioids for production of analgesia during labor, and the functionality of epidural analgesia for labor pain relief.

  • Stephen Coleman

    Stephen Coleman

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIndustry supported clinical trials

  • Robert P. Cowan, MD, FAAN, FAHS

    Robert P. Cowan, MD, FAAN, FAHS

    Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
    Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCurrent interest focus on patient education technology and patient/physician communication with a particular emphasis on tools which increase encounter efficiency and improve outcomes. Basic research focuses on mechanisms of action in Chronic Daily Headache, with a particular emphasis on New Daily Persistent Headache. Techniques include fMRI, biomarker investigation and evoked potentials. Clinical research includes clinical trials of novel treatments for episodic and chronic headache forms.

  • Ana  Maria Crawford

    Ana Maria Crawford

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioBoard certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and with a masters in Global Health Science, Dr. Crawford founded the Division of Global Health Equity within the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford in 2011. She currently serves as the Director of Global Engagement Strategy and as the Global Health Equity fellowship director. With a passion for improving access to medical education and professional development as tools to improve the lives of diverse patients, Dr. Crawford serves on and chairs multiple committees at the local, national and international levels. With expertise in medical education and global perioperative care, she is a consultant and advisor to several international organizations including the WHO, Lancet Commission, EECC, and others. She is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of the Global Anesthesia and Critical Care Learning Resource Center ("the LRC"), an open-access online education platform and is the proud recipient of the 2021 Kevin Malott Humanitarian Service Award, for her work with the Pine Ridge Native American community in South Dakota during COVID-19.