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  • Joseph (Joe) D Forrester MD MSc FAWM FACS

    Joseph (Joe) D Forrester MD MSc FAWM FACS

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am broadly interested in research exploring the care of the injured patient both in high- and low-resource settings. I have specific on-going projects assessing surgical site infection surveillance in low-resource settings, and surgical management of acute and chronic non-union rib fractures.

  • Stephen P. Fortmann, MD

    Stephen P. Fortmann, MD

    C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fortmann's interests include population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, and the effects of the built environment on health. He has conducted research projects addressing tobacco use cessation, tobacco control policy, the role of retail marketing on youth tobacco use, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.

  • Steven Foung

    Steven Foung

    Professor of Pathology
    On Partial Leave from 03/18/2024 To 02/22/2025

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research focus is define correlates of protection against hepatitis C virus and other viral pathogens. Detailed characterization of broadly neutralizing human or nonhuman primate monoclonal antibodies against these agents will create high-resolution, functional maps of linear and nonlinear epitopes comprising the major binding sites of both isolate-specific and broadly neutralizing antibodies for rational vaccine design.

  • Virginia Fowkes

    Virginia Fowkes

    Senior Lecturer in Medicine (Family and Community Medicine)
    Sr. Research Scholar, Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEvaluation of academic-community programs for health professionals in medically underserved areas
    Training of health professionals for medically underserved areas/populations
    Program development in medical education (Family Medicine and (AHECs)
    National and state policy workforce development

  • Michael B. Fowler, MBBS, FRCP

    Michael B. Fowler, MBBS, FRCP

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAdrenergic nervous system; beta-adrenergic function in, heart failure; drugs in heart failure.

  • Andrea Fox

    Andrea Fox

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioAndrea is a certified Physician Assistant who joined Stanford Health Care in 2019 to develop a comprehensive Fracture Liaison Service and bone health clinic championed by Dr. Michael Gardner, Trauma Orthopaedist. Andrea earned a Masters degree in Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies and a Masters in Health Administration, both from the University of Missouri. She holds a current certification with the International Society of Clinical Densitometry and has completed her certificate trained as a fracture liaison clinician through the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She has a keen interest in educating primary care providers and the general public on the importance of early monitoring, risk factors and treatment for bone loss and the prevention and healing of fractures.

  • Paige Fox, MD, PhD, FACS

    Paige Fox, MD, PhD, FACS

    Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

    BioDr. Paige Fox is Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in hand surgery, reconstructive microsurgery including facial reanimation, as well as peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in the Department of Surgery. She works with adult and pediatric patients. Her lab focuses on wound healing and nerve compression. She has clinical research interested in optimizing care of upper extremity and nerve disorders both in the US and internationally. Dr. Fox has a passion for sustainability and health care's effect on the environment. She is involved in efforts to green the OR and the clinics at Stanford.

  • Katie Fracalanza

    Katie Fracalanza

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fracalanza is interested in factors underlying the development and maintenance of mood and anxiety disorders. She has conducted research on cognitive factors thought to maintain anxiety, such as intolerance of uncertainty and perfectionism. She is interested in the patient perspective, and conducting research from a qualitative lens to better understand this.

  • Benjamin Lewis Franc

    Benjamin Lewis Franc

    Clinical Professor, Radiology - Rad/Nuclear Medicine

    BioDr. Franc is a Clinical Professor of Radiology - Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He completed his B.S and M.S. in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. He completed his medical school training at University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. While conducting his residency at Stanford University, in the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, he was also the chief resident. Dr. Franc’s research interests include all aspects of PET-CT as he has nearly 20 years of experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine with particular expertise in PET-CT.

    Dr. Franc predominantly publishes and lectures on applications and innovations of PET-CT. He has proficiency in all aspects of PET radiopharmaceutical development, spanning the design of molecules, synthesis of radioligands, and use in animal and human imaging. He also has expertise in quantitative image analysis, development of novel post-processing image reconstruction methods, and the application of artificial intelligence in human diagnostics. Dr. Franc has implemented new radiopharmaceuticals in pre-clinical and clinical research PET imaging as well as for clinical PET with applications in cancer, infectious disease (HIV), and autoimmune disease (RA). He has applied advanced computational techniques, including deep learning, to extract predictive data for prognosis of various cancers and neurodegenerative diseases from molecular imaging modalities.

    Since joining the faculty at Stanford in 2018, Dr. Franc has received several awards including the Radiological Society of North America 2019 Margulis Award for Excellence in Research; RSNA 2019 Trainee Research; and Most read article in Radiology 2019. He has accepted the position of Director, Residency Program, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging as well as the Director, Radiology Value-Based Care Initiative. Dr. Franc has presented more than 40 abstracts at national and international meetings and published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed publications, as well as 9 book chapters.

  • Uta Francke

    Uta Francke

    Professor of Genetics and of Pediatrics, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFunctional consequences and pathogenetic mechanisms of mutations and microdeletions in human neurogenetic syndromes and mouse models. Integration of genomic information into medical care.

  • Curtis Frank

    Curtis Frank

    W. M. Keck, Sr. Professor in Engineering, Emeritus

    BioThe properties of ultrathin polymer films are often different from their bulk counterparts. We use spin casting, Langmuir-Blodgett deposition, and surface grafting to fabricate ultrathin films in the range of 100 to 1000 Angstroms thick. Macromolecular amphiphiles are examined at the air-water interface by surface pressure, Brewster angle microscopy, and interfacial shear measurements and on solid substrates by atomic force microscopy, FTIR, and ellipsometry. A vapor-deposition-polymerization process has been developed for covalent grafting of poly(amino acids) from solid substrates. FTIR measurements permit study of secondary structures (right and left-handed alpha helices, parallel and anti-parallel beta sheets) as a function of temperature and environment.

    A broadly interdisciplinary collaboration has been established with the Department of Ophthalmology in the Stanford School of Medicine. We have designed and synthesized a fully interpenetrating network of two different hydrogel materials that have properties consistent with application as a substitute for the human cornea: high water swellability up to 85%,tensile strength comparable to the cornea, high glucose permeability comparable to the cornea, and sufficient tear strength to permit suturing. We have developed a technique for surface modification with adhesion peptides that allows binding of collagen and subsequent growth of epithelial cells. Broad questions on the relationships among molecular structure, processing protocol, and biomedical device application are being pursued.

  • Matthew Frank

    Matthew Frank

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)

    BioDr. Matthew Frank, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at Stanford University. Dr. Frank predominantly cares for patients with high-risk lymphoma and other blood cancers. He is a lead investigator of clinical trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of cancer treatments called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR ) T therapy for patients with lymphomas and leukemias. Dr. Frank’s research focuses on developing methods to identify patients who are at high risk for relapse or developing side-effects after receiving CAR T therapy and to understand why these relapses and side-effects occur.

  • Michael Frank

    Michael Frank

    Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology and Professor, by courtesy, of Linguistics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHow do we learn to communicate using language? I study children's language learning and how it interacts with their developing understanding of the social world. I use behavioral experiments, computational tools, and novel measurement methods like large-scale web-based studies, eye-tracking, and head-mounted cameras.

  • Lorry Frankel

    Lorry Frankel

    Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Collaborative efforts with Dale Umetsu and Dave Lewis in evaluating alveolar macrophage response to antigen. We try to examine cytokine activation and inhibition. I perform bronchoalveolar lavage in these patients in order to obtain alveolar macrophages which we culture, stimulate and study.
    2) Evaluate outcomes for patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from the EMS services for trauma and other life-threatening events.

  • Jennifer Frankovich

    Jennifer Frankovich

    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Rheumatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy primary interest and role at Stanford is to evaluate and treat children with both systemic and organ specific autoimmune disease. In October of 2012, we started a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to treating patients with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes). I am currently the clinical and research director for the PANS program.