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John W. Day, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, of Pediatrics (Genetics) and, by courtesy, of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur Neuromuscular Division coordinates a comprehensive effort to conquer peripheral nerve and muscle disorders, including the muscular dystrophies, motor neuron disorders, neuromuscular junction abnormalities, and peripheral neuropathies. With patients and families foremost in mind, we have had success defining and combating these diseases, with research focused on identifying genetic causes, developing novel treatment, and maximizing patient function by optimizing current management.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeural circuits of movement control in health and movement disorders
Les Dorfman, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical electrophysiology of the peripheral and central nervous systems, including nerve conduction velocity; electromyography (EMG); and visual, auditory and somatosensory evoked potentials. Multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and treatment. Neurological education.
Lauren Drag, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Shc], Neurology
BioLauren Drag, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor(Affiliated) in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Drag is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
She completed a clinical internship in neuropsychology at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Healthcare System. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a researcher at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center and served as Director of the Neuropsychology Area of Emphasis at Palo Alto University. Dr. Drag’s research interests are in cognitive aging and traumatic brain injury.
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Operations
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am a general pediatric neurologist. My interest is in clinical diagnosis and treatment of common neurologic diseases in pediatric patients and teaching feature doctors, neurologists and pediatric neurologists about pediatric neurology.
Shefali Dujari, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
BioDr. Dujari is a neurologist who practices at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
She is dedicated to continuously improving the quality of patient care. She places special emphasis on enhancing patient-doctor communication.
She has made presentations to Stanford University School of Medicine on the treatment of bacterial meningitis and the management of thunderclap headaches in the emergency department. Posters co-developed by Dr. Dujari on quality improvement and patient safety advances have been presented at the Neurohospitalist Society Meeting and American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.
Dr. Dujari has earned honors from Stanford University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, and University of California, Davis. She also received the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting resident scholarship.
She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is also a member of the Stanford Hospital Neurology Quality Council.
Dr. Dujari has led teams including the Resident Safety Council of Stanford Hospital, which designs and implements improvements in the patient healthcare experience, with a focus on improving communication about medication side effects. She led the wellness initiative of the Stanford Neurology Wellness and Mentoring Program to reduce resident burnout and increase peer-to-peer mentorship.
In addition, she co-founded Dance for Health at Boston University School of Medicine, which taught dance classes at assisted living and senior centers to improve motor coordination and create a social outlet for the elderly.
Jeffrey Dunn, MD
Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTranslational research in the human application of emerging immunotherapies for neurological disease, focusing on Multiple Sclerosis, CIS, transverse myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). Collaborative research with Stanford and extramural scientific faculty to identify biomarkers of disease activity and treatment response in humans. Clinical trials to assess efficacy of emerging treatments for MS, CIS and NMO.
Tina Duong MPT, PhD
Clinical Research Manager, Neurology
BioI am a research physical therapist with over 19 years of experience as a practicing clinician and most of it in neuromuscular clinical research. My doctoral studies focused on effects of contracture development on downstream musculoskeletal and biomechanical changes associated with changes in function.I hope to continue work in novel outcomes development with other neuromuscular diseases as well as pursue work on the benefits of rehabilitation and exercise as conjunctive therapies in neuromuscular disease.
Character is the driving force in my work and collaborations. The most important qualities I find in people are integrity, work ethic, humility, empathy, leadership, initiative and drive...I live by Ralph Waldo Emerson's Success poem..."to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." I find it difficult at times to summarize ones own accomplishments or impact. So I would like to share a recommendation that was written about me in which I hope to refer back as my north star in both my personal and professional life.
"Dr Tina Duong is a world renown physiotherapist, master trainer, clinical investigator, scientific academician and most importantly an INCREDIBLE person. I had the privilege of working with her side by side during the development of a new therapy for spinal muscular atrophy. Her determination to help the scientific community, patients and carers is truly inspiring. Her knowledge and skills place her at the vanguard of clinical translation of data and meaningful patient outcomes. Her capabilities span everything from publications, meeting moderation, speaker events and clinical training. She has instinctive clinical intuition which allows her to support drug development and translation in both early stage and also during pivotal trial design, data interpretation and patient care and management. Her ethical and moral considerations of medicine and science means she is 100% focused on each individual to support them as best as possible and this is obvious from everyone who has worked or knows her. Her passion, energy and knowledge inspires people, teams and countries! Wherever Tina goes and whatever she embarks on now or in the future, the value she brings is like no one else and her impact is immediate. I personally look forward to the next opportunity to work with Tina as a brilliant scholar. She lives the ambition of: “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion”
Emmanuel During, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImproving diagnostics and therapeutics in RBD, using home ambulatory devices including wearable actigraphy, dry-EEG, to power clinical trials based on objective outcomes of RBD activity.
Controlling symptoms of RBD testing drugs rigorously.
Predicting the course of neurodegeneration using deep phenotyping using clinical and serum biomarkers, measures of autonomic impairment, skin biopsy, microbiome