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  • Christopher Stephen Elliott

    Christopher Stephen Elliott

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Urology - Divisions

    BioDr Elliott is a fellowship trained, pelvic reconstructive surgeon with expertise in neurourology. He participated in the physician-scientist program at Ohio State University, receiving both and MD as well as a PhD in epidemiology. After completing his urologic residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 2010, he became Stanford's first Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellow - a unique two year ABU/ABOG accredited fellowship with both Stanford Urology and Urogynecology faculty training. During this time he received a full experience in pelvic medicine that encompassed both male and female patients. He has clinical and surgical expertise in the management of female pelvic organ prolapse, complex urogynecologic anomalies, overactive bladder, BPH, voiding dysfunction secondary to neurologic disease and both male and female incontinence.
    Starting in 2012, Dr Elliott joined the Division of Urology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California with a joint appointment at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, he has authored several book chapters, published multiple journal articles and taught courses at national meetings (AUA, AUGS). His main academic interests include the epidemiologic study of pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and bladder dysfunction after spinal cord injury. Dr Elliott is currently a member of the SUFU young members committee and the Neurogenic Bladder Research Group.

    Recent Publications

    1)Spradling K, Sohlberg EM, Li S, Zhang CA, Brubaker WD, Dallas K, Pao AC, Liao J, Leppert JT, Elliott CS, Chung BI, Min GE, Conti SL. Urinary Stone Disease in Pregnancy: Current Management Practices in a Large National Cohort. Urology. 2020 (Epub ahead of print)
    2)Dallas K, Rogo-Gupta L, Syan R, Enemchukwu E, Elliott CS. Balancing the possibility of needing a future incontinence procedure versus a future urethral sling revision surgery: a tradeoff analysis for continent women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 (Epub ahead of print)
    3)Ehsanian R, Creasey G, Elliott CS, Abu-Eid CA, Ali A, Prutton M, Singh H. Implantation of Sacral Nerve Stimulator Without Rhizotomy for Neurogenic Bladder in Patient With Spinal Cord Injury: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]
    4)Sohlberg EM, Brubaker WD, Zhang CA, Anderegg LDL, Dallas K, Song S, Ganesan C, Chertow G, Pao A, Liao J, Leppert JT, Elliott CS, Conti SL. Urinary Stone Disease in Pregnancy: A Claims-Based Analysis of 1.4 Million Patients. J Urol. 2019 (epub ahead of print)
    5)Song S, Thomas IC, Ganesan C, Sohlberg EM, Chertow GM, Liao JC, Conti S, Elliott CS, Pao AC, Leppert JT. Twenty-Four Hour Urine Testing and Prescriptions for Urinary Stone Disease-Related Medications in Veterans. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 (epub ahead of print)
    6)Cheng RZ, Shkolyar E, Chang TC, Spradling K, Ganesan C, Song S, Pao AC, Leppert JT, Elliott CS, To'o K, Conti SL. Ultra-low-dose CT: An Effective Follow-up Imaging Modality for Ureterolithiasis. J Endourol. 2019 (epub ahead of print)
    7)Kasman A, Stave C, Elliott C. Combination therapy in overactive bladder-untapped research opportunities: A systematic review of the literature. Neurourol Urodyn. (2019) epub ahead of print

  • Irmina A. Elliott, MD

    Irmina A. Elliott, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    BioDr. Elliott is a thoracic surgeon and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She provides the complete spectrum of surgical care for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, and more through the Stanford Health Care Thoracic Cancer Program. She specializes in minimally invasive, including robotic, approaches to thoracic surgery.

    Dr. Elliott received fellowship training from Stanford University. She completed her residency at UCLA Medical Center.

    Her research has received support from the National Institutes of Health. She has investigated cancer cell response to replication stress, outcomes in patients undergoing hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) for mesothelioma, complications after esophageal surgery, lymph node involvement in patients with carcinoid tumors of the lung, advanced techniques in robotic surgery, and other topics.

    She has authored articles that have appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Annals of Thoracic Surgery, JAMA Surgery, and other peer-reviewed publications. She also has contributed to textbooks including the content on social disparities in lung cancer for the book Social Disparities in Thoracic Surgery.

    Dr. Elliott has made presentations to her peers at meetings of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and other organizations. Presentations focused on surgical treatment of patients with carcinoid tumor of the lung, improvement of mesothelioma patient survival, complications of esophageal surgery, novel targets for cancer treatment, and more.