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Ronald L. Dalman MD
Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsVascular biology, arterial remodeling, aneurysm development; innovative treatment strategies for AAA, animal models of arterial disease, arterial remodeling and flow changes in spinal cord injury, genetic regulation of arterial aneurysm formation
Reinhold H. Dauskardt
Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
BioDauskardt and his group have worked extensively on integrating new materials into emerging technologies including thin-film structures for nanoscience and energy technologies, high-performance composite and laminates for aerospace, and on biomaterials and soft tissues in bioengineering. His group has pioneered methods for characterizing adhesion and cohesion of thin films used extensively in device technologies. His research on wound healing has concentrated on establishing a biomechanics framework to quantify the mechanical stresses and biologic responses in healing wounds and define how the mechanical environment affects scar formation. Experimental studies are complimented with a range of multiscale computational capabilities. His research includes interaction with researchers nationally and internationally in academia, industry, and clinical practice.
Social Science Research Professional II, Health Services Research Unit
BioKristen Davis, MPH is a Social Science Research Coordinator who has been working at Stanford since 2013, she joined S-SPIRE in March of 2018. She has a background in biology as well as public health. Her interests include health disparities as well as outcomes research. She supports multiple Principal Investigators with their current research as well as assists with the management of federal grant submissions.
Melody S Dehghan
Research Data Analyst I, Surgery
BioMelody works as a Research Data Analyst at the Stanford Surgery Policy Improvement Research & Education (S-SPIRE) Center. She is experienced in working with medical insurance claims datasets and analyzing patient outcomes. She participates in consultations and provides statistical support on phases of research to principal investigators.
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
BioDr. Tina Desai earned her MD (1991) from the Brown University Medical Education Program in Providence, Rhode Island. She then completed a surgical residency in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, including a 2-yr research fellowship. She completed her Vascular Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Chicago Hospitals (1999).
Dr. Desai has additionally completed a year-long fellowship in Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago (2008).
Dr. Desai has previously served on the surgical faculty at the University of Chicago as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Endovascular Services until 2010, and as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago after joining NorthShore University HealthSystem in the Division of Vascular Surgery until 2015.
In July 2015, Dr. Desai joined the faculty of Stanford University Division of Vascular Surgery and maintains a primary practice at Marin General Hospital.
Dr. Desai has a special interest in endovascular and surgical treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic pathology, carotid artery occlusive disease, and peripheral vascular disease. She also has an interest in visceral ischemic syndromes and thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Desai’s research interests include mesenteric ischemia, vena cava filters in deep vein thrombosis, medical ethics, and the development of structured clinical documentation systems. She maintains a strong interest in resident and fellow education.
Biostatistician 2, Health Services Research Unit
BioQian works as a Biastatistician at Stanford Surgery Policy Improvement Research & Education (S-SPIRE) Center. She is experienced in analyzing patient outcomes and national surgery-related data sets such as NSQIP, SEER. She participates in consultations with investigators to refine research questions, define hypotheses, design studies and devise analysis plans. Her expertise is implementing data analysis through statistical programming, summarizing findings using tables and figures, and assisting in preparation and submission of abstracts and manuscripts. She is thrilled to be able to contribute to researches that aim to improve public health.
Frederick M. Dirbas
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests are focused on minimizing the impact of breast cancer from a diagnostic and therapuetic standpoint. Breast MRI is a powerful tool to facilitate the screening for and staging of breast cancer, and can be valuable adjunct to guide breast surgery. Oncoplastic surgical techniques optimize cosmesis after breast cancer surgery. Accelerated radiotherapy after lumpectomy decreases radiotherapy treatment times from 6 weeks to just 1 to 5 days.