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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.
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
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.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIndustry supported clinical trials
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.