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Gracia Fahed, MD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Institute
BioDr. Fahed earned her medical degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. She graduated at the top of her class and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society for her outstanding academic achievements, as well as the Gold Humanism honor society as a recognition of her compassionate patient care. Over the course of her medical studies, Dr. Fahed concentrated her research on understanding the pathophysiology behind endothelial dysfunction, hypertension and the metabolic syndrome. As a postdoctoral scholar in the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, she now focuses on left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and early diagnosis of genetic cardiomyopathy, with a specific focus on transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis, a serious yet often overlooked cause of heart failure. Dr. Fahed aims to devise clinical algorithms to enhance diagnostic care and improve cardiovascular outcomes.
Mario Funes Hernandez MD
Fellow in Medicine
BioDr. Mario Funes Hernandez is a clinical research nephrology fellow at Stanford University. He obtained his medical degree at the National Autonomous University of Honduras. His Internal Medicine residency was at Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, serving as assistant chief resident and was a recipient of the Sister Marie de Pazzi award as best resident of the Internal Medicine Class of 2020. He had the privilege to serve as the Nephrology Chief Fellow in the 2021-2022 academic year. Dr. Funes Hernandez is a Heart Health Tech Fellow at the Stanford Center of Digital Health and has an American Heart Association Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science award to assist in the development of digital health technology tools in the management of hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease and resistant hypertension.