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  • David M. Gaba, M.D.

    David M. Gaba, M.D.

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Human Performance in Health Care, 2) Patient Safety in health care, 3) Simulation training in health care, 4) Organizational issues in safety in health care.

  • Julieta Gabiola

    Julieta Gabiola

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn the Philippines where hypertension and prehypertension are prevalent and medication not affordable, we are looking into prevention of hypertension through education and lifestyle modification as a practical alternatives.

  • John V. Gahagan, MD, FACS, FASCRS

    John V. Gahagan, MD, FACS, FASCRS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioJohn Gahagan, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Section of Colorectal Surgery. He has training in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. He has authored several textbook chapters and original articles in peer-reviewed journals. His clinical practice is focused on the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), and benign colon and anorectal diseases (diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures). He believes in patient-centered care and multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. He joined Stanford in 2019 and is excited to build a Stanford colorectal surgery practice in the East Bay at Stanford Tri-Valley in Pleasanton and at Stanford Health Care – Emeryville.

    Outside of his clinical practice, he is involved in surgical education and serves as an Associate Program Director of the Stanford General Surgery Residency Training Program as well as the Site Director for the Stanford Tri-Valley surgery rotation. He serves in various administrative roles, including as Chair of the Stanford Tri-Valley Operating Room Committee and a member of the Stanford Tri-Valley Medical Staff Quality Committee and the Stanford Medicine Partners Quality and Credentialing Committee.

  • Susan Galel

    Susan Galel

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTransfusion-transmitted infections and donor screening for infectious diseases. National policies for blood banks. Enhancement of transfusion safety and effectiveness, with a focus on quality assurance in blood banking and transfusion therapy; transfusion medicine education; pediatric and adult transfusion therapy.

  • Kristin Galetta, MD

    Kristin Galetta, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Galetta is a board-certified neurologist within the Neurohospitalist and Neuroimmunology divisions. She completed a multiple sclerosis (MS) fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    She has extensive experience diagnosing and treating patients with autoimmune neurologic conditions including multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, autoimmune encephalitis and transverse myelitis. Her research interests are focused on understanding best treatment strategies for patients with multiple sclerosis and more rare autoimmune neurologic conditions. She also has an interest in medical education improvement.

    She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Neurological Sciences and Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. She is a peer reviewer for multiple prestigious journals, including Neurology and Frontiers in Neurology.

  • Moises Gallegos

    Moises Gallegos

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioMoises grew up in Southern California. He attended Harvard College where he studied Neurobiology and topics in Mind/Brain/Behavior. He earned his MD from Stanford School of Medicine and concurrently earned a Masters in Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed residency and was Chief Resident at Baylor College of Medicine while working at Ben Taub General Hospital. He began his academic career as Assistant Professor in the Henry JN Taub Department of Emergency Medicine at Ben Taub and rejoined the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine in 2019. He is the Clerkship Director for EMED301A, the required/core Emergency Medicine rotation. He is currently completing coursework to obtain his Master of Education in the Health Professions from Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

  • Stephen J. Galli, MD

    Stephen J. Galli, MD

    Mary Hewitt Loveless, MD, Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe goals of Dr. Galli's laboratory are to understand the regulation of mast cell and basophil development and function, and to develop and use genetic approaches to elucidate the roles of these cells in health and disease. We study both the roles of mast cells, basophils, and IgE in normal physiology and host defense, e.g., in responses to parasites and in enhancing resistance to venoms, and also their roles in pathology, e.g., anaphylaxis, food allergy, and asthma, both in mice and humans.

  • James Gamble

    James Gamble

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical research involving pediatric orthopedics; gait, and motion analysis; cost effectiveness analysis; growth mechanisms

  • Calyani Ganesan

    Calyani Ganesan

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioCalyani Ganesan, MD, MS is a general nephrologist with a focused interest in improving the care of patients with kidney stone disease through comprehensive metabolic evaluation, clinical research and multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • Kristen N Ganjoo

    Kristen N Ganjoo

    Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGiant cell tumor of the bone
    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
    Soft tissue sarcoma
    Osteosarcoma

  • Hayley Gans

    Hayley Gans

    Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe focus of my laboratory is the immune response to viral vaccines evaluating the ontogeny of responses in infants and limitations in immunocompromised hosts. We have studied responses to an early two-dose measles immunization, one versus 2 doses of varicella immunization, and polio vaccine in preterm versus term infants. Other active areas of research include measles and varicella immunity in HIV infected individuals, and transplant recipients.

  • Alex Gao

    Alex Gao

    Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNature has created many powerful biomolecules that are hidden in organisms across kingdoms of life. Many of these biomolecules originate from microbes, which contain the most diverse gene pool among living organisms. We are integrating high-throughput computational and experimental approaches to harness the vast diversity of genes in microbes to develop new antibiotics and molecular biotechnology, and to investigate the evolution of proteins and molecular mechanisms in innate immunity.

  • Xiaojing Gao

    Xiaojing Gao

    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHow do we design biological systems as “smart medicine” that sense patients’ states, process the information, and respond accordingly? To realize this vision, we will tackle fundamental challenges across different levels of complexity, such as (1) protein components that minimize their crosstalk with human cells and immunogenicity, (2) biomolecular circuits that function robustly in different cells and are easy to deliver, (3) multicellular consortia that communicate through scalable channels, and (4) therapeutic modules that interface with physiological inputs/outputs. Our engineering targets include biomolecules, molecular circuits, viruses, and cells, and our approach combines quantitative experimental analysis with computational simulation. The molecular tools we build will be applied to diverse fields such as neurobiology and cancer therapy.

  • Alan M. Garber

    Alan M. Garber

    Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTopics in the health economics of aging; health, insurance; optimal screening intervals; cost-effectiveness of, coronary surgery in the elderly; health care financing and delivery, in the United States and Japan; coronary heart disease

  • Chris Garcia

    Chris Garcia

    Younger Family Professor and Professor of Structural Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStructural and functional studies of transmembrane receptor interactions with their ligands in systems relevant to human health and disease - primarily in immunity, infection, and neurobiology. We study these problems using protein engineering, structural, biochemical, and combinatorial biology approaches.

  • Gabriel Garcia, MD

    Gabriel Garcia, MD

    Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe natural history of common viral liver diseases of man is poorly understood, despite the fact that chronic liver diseases of man may result in death from liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Patricia Garcia

    Patricia Garcia

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    BioPatricia Garcia, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist and clinical informaticist. She is fellowship trained in neurogastroenterology and specializes in treating disorders of gastrointestinal motility including trouble swallowing, heartburn, reflux, constipation, fecal incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is also passionate about using digital health technologies and artificial intelligence to improve physician burden and patient care.

  • Christopher Gardner

    Christopher Gardner

    Rehnborg Farquhar Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe role of nutrition in individual and societal health, with particular interests in: plant-based diets, differential response to low-carb vs. low-fat weight loss diets by insulin resistance status, chronic disease prevention, randomized controlled trials, human nutrition, community based studies, Community Based Participatory Research, sustainable food movement (animal rights and welfare, global warming, human labor practices), stealth health, nutrition policy, nutrition guidelines

  • Michael J. Gardner, MD

    Michael J. Gardner, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Gardner’s investigative program during his academic career has involved a two-pronged approach, including both clinical and basic research. Prior to joining the Orthopaedic Department at Stanford, he was the Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. During his tenure as Director, he organized a highly productive and efficient research program. This resulted in publication of many scientific manuscripts, and numerous ongoing multicenter and single center trials that remain active.

    Throughout his career, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed original scientific manuscripts, in addition to over 50 invited manuscripts, brief reports, and review papers. He has edited two published text books, is currently editing two more books, and has co-authored over 30 book chapters. His goals include continuing to be highly active in both clinical and basic research, and to continue attaining grant funding to support this work.

  • Phyllis Gardner

    Phyllis Gardner

    Professor of Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIon channels and signal transduction; patch clamp and fluorometric analysis; cell and molecular biology; cystic fibrosis gene therapy.

  • Joseph Garner

    Joseph Garner

    Professor of Comparative Medicine and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe medical research community has long recognized that "good well-being is good science". The lab uses an integrated interdisciplinary approach to explore this interface, while providing tangible deliverables for the well-being of human patients and research animals.

  • Matthias Garten

    Matthias Garten

    Assistant Professor of Microbiology and of Bioengineering

    BioMatthias Garten, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of Immunology and Microbiology and the department of Bioengineering. He is a membrane biophysicist who is driven by the question of how the malaria parasite interfaces with its host-red blood cell, how we can use the unique mechanisms of the parasite to treat malaria and to re-engineer cells for biomedical applications.

    He obtained a physics master's degree from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany with a thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Petra Schwille and his Ph.D. life sciences from the University Paris Diderot, France through his work in the lab of Dr. Patricia Bassereau (Insitut Curie) investigating electrical properties of lipid membranes and protein - membrane interactions using biomimetic model systems, giant liposomes and planar lipid membranes.

    In his post-doctoral work at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda in the laboratory of Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg, he used molecular, biophysical and quantitative approaches to research the malaria parasite. His work led to the discovery of structure-function relationships that govern the host cell – parasite interface, opening research avenues to understand how the parasite connects to and controls its host cell.

  • Sergios Gatidis

    Sergios Gatidis

    Associate Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)

    BioDr. Gatidis completed his medical training at the University of Tuebingen / Germany and received his Diploma in Mathematics from from the Universities of Tuebingen and Hagen / Germany. His research is focused on multiparametric oncologic medical imaging including hybrid imaging as well as on methods and applications of machine learning for medical image analysis.

  • Brice Gaudilliere

    Brice Gaudilliere

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult-MSD) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe advent of high dimensional flow cytometry has revolutionized our ability to study and visualize the human immune system. Our group combines high parameter mass cytometry (a.k.a Cytometry by Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry, CyTOF), with advanced bio-computational methods to study how the human immune system responds and adapts to acute physiological perturbations. The laboratory currently focuses on two clinical scenarios: surgical trauma and pregnancy.

  • Dyani Gaudilliere

    Dyani Gaudilliere

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioDr. Dyani Gaudilliere specializes in Dental Surgery and Oral Oncology in a hospital setting. As a hospital dentist she performs surgical treatment of infection and trauma to the teeth and supporting alveolar bone. She also performs medically necessary dental clearance and extractions in the context of larger medical conditions, such as cardiac disease, joint replacement, or organ transplantation. As an oral oncologist, she specializes in surgical dental treatment prior to, during, and following radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

  • Benny Gavi, MD, MTS

    Benny Gavi, MD, MTS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHospitalist Medicine
    Medicine Consultation
    Quality Improvement
    Medical Ethics
    Organizational Ethics
    Medical Humanities

  • Charles Gawad

    Charles Gawad

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

    BioOur lab works at the interface of biotechnology, computational biology, cellular biology, and clinical medicine to develop and apply new tools for characterizing genetic variation across single cells within a tissue with unparalleled sensitivity and accuracy. We are focused on applying these technologies to study cancer clonal evolution while patients are undergoing treatment with the aim of identifying cancer clonotypes that are associated with resistance to specific drugs so as to better understand and predict treatment response. We are also applying these methods to understand how more virulent pathogens emerge from a population of bacteria or viruses with an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of how antibiotic resistance develops.

  • Michael W. Gaynon, MD

    Michael W. Gaynon, MD

    Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests-Retinal Vascular Disease
    -Angiogenesis
    -Retinopathy of Prematurity
    -Sustained Release Drug Delivery Systems

  • Sharon Markham Geaghan

    Sharon Markham Geaghan

    Associate Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPediatric Hematopathology, Pediatric Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

  • Pascal Geldsetzer

    Pascal Geldsetzer

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    BioPascal Geldsetzer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health and, by courtesy, in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Data Science, Department of Health Policy, King Center for Global Development, and the Stanford Centers for Population Health Sciences, Innovation in Global Health, and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Imaging.

    His research focuses on identifying and evaluating the most effective interventions for improving health at older ages. In addition to leading several randomized trials, his methodological emphasis lies on the use of quasi-experimental approaches to ascertain causal effects in large observational datasets, particularly in electronic health record data. He has won an NIH New Innovator Award (in 2022), a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigatorship (in 2022), and two NIH R01 grants as Principal Investigator (both in 2023).

  • Linda N. Geng, MD, PhD

    Linda N. Geng, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy scholarly interests are focused on defining, studying, and improving patients' diagnostic journeys. What prolongs the journey to the correct diagnosis and how can we shorten it? With this question in mind, we are exploring crowdsourcing, informatics/AI, health data visualization, and advanced laboratory testing as ways to help tackle the toughest cases in medicine-- complex, rare, and mystery conditions.

    With the COVID pandemic, the puzzling and complex illness of post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) or long COVID came to light. Together with a multidisciplinary group of physicians and researchers, we launched a program here at Stanford to advance the care and understanding of PACS. Our goal is to better understand the natural history, clinical symptomatology, immunological response, risk factors, and subgroup stratification for PACS. We are also actively assessing management strategies that may be effective for heterogeneous PACS symptoms.

  • Grace Gengoux

    Grace Gengoux

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Grace Gengoux is Director of the Autism Intervention Clinic and leads an autism intervention research program focused on developing and evaluating promising behavioral and developmental treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

    Dr. Gengoux is also Associate Chair for Faculty Engagement & Well-being and Department Well-being Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, leading the department's Standing Well-being Advisory Committee.

  • Mark Genovese

    Mark Genovese

    James W. Raitt M.D. Professor, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical trials and interventions in the rheumatic diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis,Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, Osteoarthritis.

  • Michael Gensheimer

    Michael Gensheimer

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn addition to my clinical research in head and neck and lung cancer, I work on the application of computer science and machine learning to cancer research. I develop tools for analyzing large datasets to improve outcomes and safety of cancer treatment. I developed a machine learning prognostic model using data from around 13,000 patients with metastatic cancer which performs better than traditional models and physicians [PubMed ID 33313792]. We recently completed a prospective randomized study in thousands of patients in which the model was used to help improve advance care planning conversations.

    I also work on the methods underpinning observational and predictive modeling research. My open source nnet-survival software that allows use of neural networks for survival modeling has been used by researchers internationally. In collaboration with the Stanford Research Informatics Center, I examined how electronic medical record (EMR) survival outcome data compares to gold-standard data from a cancer registry [PubMed ID 35802836]. The EMR data captured less than 50% of deaths, a finding that affects many studies being published that use EMR outcomes data.

  • Paul George, MD, PhD

    Paul George, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neurology (Adult Neurology) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCONDUCTIVE POLYMER SCAFFOLDS FOR STEM CELL-ENHANCED STROKE RECOVERY:
    We focus on developing conductive polymers for stem cell applications. We have created a microfabricated, polymeric system that can continuously interact with its biological environment. This interactive polymer platform allows modifications of the recovery environment to determine essential repair mechanisms. Recent work studies the effect of electrical stimulation on neural stem cells seeded on the conductive scaffold and the pathways by which it enhances stroke recovery Further understanding the combined effect of electrical stimulation and stem cells in augmenting neural repair for clinical translational is a major focus of this research going forward.

    BIOPOLYMER SYSTEMS FOR NEURAL RECOVERY AND STEM CELL MODULATION:
    The George lab develops biomaterials to improve neural recovery in the peripheral and central nervous systems. By controlled release of drugs and molecules through biomaterials we can study the temporal effect of these neurotrophic factors on neural recovery and engineer drug delivery systems to enhance regenerative effects. By identifying the critical mechanisms for stroke and neural recovery, we are able to develop polymeric technologies for clinical translation in nerve regeneration and stroke recovery. Recent work utilizing these novel conductive polymers to differentiate stem cells for therapeutic and drug discovery applications.

    APPLYING ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES TO DETERMINE BIOMARKERS FOR STROKE DIAGNOSTICS:
    The ability to create diagnostic assays and techniques enables us to understand biological systems more completely and improve clinical management. Previous work utilized mass spectroscopy proteomics to find a simple serum biomarker for TIAs (a warning sign of stroke). Our study discovered a novel candidate marker, platelet basic protein. Current studies are underway to identify further candidate biomarkers using transcriptome analysis. More accurate diagnosis will allow for aggressive therapies to prevent subsequent strokes.

  • Marios Georgiadis

    Marios Georgiadis

    Instructor, Radiology

    BioMarios is an Instructor of Neuroimaging, part of the Faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

    He is in the Translational Neuroimaging lab, headed by Dr Michael Zeineh, since 2019.
    His research focuses mainly on myelin and iron imaging in neurologic diseases, primarily using experimental X-ray and MRI approaches. He is also actively involved in projects related to imaging and modeling brain trauma, exosome signatures of neurodegeneration, and imaging the brain using advanced forms of electron and light microscopy.

    Marios is a mechanical engineer by training (School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece). His thesis "Closed-loop force control of a haptic surgical simulator", was performed in the Control Systems Lab of Prof. Evangelos Papadopoulos.

    In 2011 he obtained his MSc in Biomedical Engineering from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He performed his thesis in IBM Research on "Advanced pathology using the Microfluidic Probe", under Emmanuel Delamarche and Govind Kaigala, and was awarded the ETH medal for this work.

    He completed his PhD in Bone Biomechanics in the lab of Prof. Ralph Muller in ETH Zurich, where he developed X-ray scattering-based methods to investigate bone microstructure in 3D, research that earned him the 2nd Student Award from the European Society for Biomechanics in 2015.

    In 2016 he started using imaging methods to study brain microstructure, in the lab of Prof. Markus Rudin, in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of ETH Zurich. There, he combined X-ray scattering with DTI, histology and CLARITY for studying rodent brain.

    In 2017 he joined the MRI Biophysics group of Profs. Els Fieremans and Dmitry Novikov in New York University School of Medicine, to study human and mouse brain microstructure using X-ray scattering and diffusion MRI.

    His research on myelin in mouse and human brain using X-ray scattering has been supported twice by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • Daniel Aaron Gerber, MD

    Daniel Aaron Gerber, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. Gerber is a critical care cardiologist and co-director of Stanford's Cardiac ICU. He has dual subspecialty training in cardiovascular and critical care medicine and additional board certification in echocardiography. He completed his residency in internal medicine, fellowship in cardiovascular medicine, and an additional fellowship in critical care medicine at Stanford University and joined as faculty in 2021 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

    Dr. Gerber manages the full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions with a focus on critically ill patients with life-threatening cardiovascular disease. He is active in medical education, teaching introductory echocardiography to Stanford medical students and residents, co-directing the Stanford Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Ultrasound Program, and lecturing nationally on critical care echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasonography at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual congress. Finally, Dr. Gerber’s research interests focus on optimizing cardiac intensive care, including working with the Critical Care Cardiology Trials Network (CCCTN) - a national network of tertiary cardiac ICUs coordinated by the TIMI Study Group - and studying acute mechanical circulatory support techniques to improve patient outcomes and care processes.

  • Yael Gernez

    Yael Gernez

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy

    BioMy clinic focuses on solving the molecular puzzles that underlie rare allergic and immunologic diseases to shed light on fundamental principles governing allergy, inflammation and immune system defects. My goal is to find better and safer therapies for my patients with rare diseases that include autoinflammation, autoimmunity and primary immune deficiency. It is important to highlight that every patient requires individualized therapeutic approaches based on their underlying genetic problem and the types and severity of their clinical manifestations. For some patients, a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) is curative while for others, a targeted drug therapy, such as a biologic or small molecule agent, is most suitable. In some cases, a truly novel therapy may be required, .e.g., anti-sense oligonucleotide therapy to suppress aberrant gene splicing or adoptive cellular therapy. My passion is to provide the best personalized therapy for our patients with allergy and immunology diseases. This often requires performing very specialized functional assays and in some cases in enlisting laboratories with specific expertise or interest in particular genetic disorders.

  • Rabin Gerrah

    Rabin Gerrah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    BioDr. Rabin Gerrah is a cardiothoracic surgeon and specializes in surgical treatment of heart diseases such as ischemic, valvular, structural and congenital heart diseases. He has been trained at Harvard University and Columbia University Hospitals. Dr. Gerrah has been involved in multiple medical research projects and has patented and developed innovative surgical devices and technologies.

  • Margot Gerritsen

    Margot Gerritsen

    Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch
    My work is about understanding and simulating complicated fluid flow problems. My research focuses on the design of highly accurate and efficient parallel computational methods to predict the performance of enhanced oil recovery methods. I'm particularly interested in gas injection and in-situ combustion processes. These recovery methods are extremely challenging to simulate because of the very strong nonlinearities in the governing equations. Outside petroleum engineering, I'm active in coastal ocean simulation with colleagues from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, yacht research and pterosaur flight mechanics with colleagues from the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, and the design of search algorithms in collaboration with the Library of Congress and colleagues from the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering.

    Teaching
    I teach courses in both energy related topics (reservoir simulation, energy, and the environment) in my department, and mathematics for engineers through the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I also initiated two courses in professional development in our department (presentation skills and teaching assistant training), and a consulting course for graduate students in ICME, which offers expertise in computational methods to the Stanford community and selected industries.

    Professional Activities
    Senior Associate Dean, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford (from 2015); Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford (from 2010); Stanford Fellow (2010-2012); Magne Espedal Professor II, Bergen University (2011-2014); Aldo Leopold Fellow (2009); Chair, SIAM Activity group in Geosciences (2007, present, reelected in 2009); Faculty Research Fellow, Clayman Institute (2008); Elected to Council of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) (2007); organizing committee, 2008 Gordon Conference on Flow in Porous Media; producer, Smart Energy podcast channel; Director, Stanford Yacht Research; Co-director and founder, Stanford Center of Excellence for Computational Algorithms in Digital Stewardship; Editor, Journal of Small Craft Technology; Associate editor, Transport in Porous Media; Reviewer for various journals and organizations including SPE, DoE, NSF, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Scientific Computing, Transport in Porous Media, Computational Geosciences; member, SIAM, SPE, KIVI, AGU, and APS

  • Neil Gesundheit

    Neil Gesundheit

    Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, George DeForest Barnett Founders Professor of Medicine and Professor (Teaching) of Medicine (Endocrinology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur medical education research group is developing and validating the best educational practices to train competent, compassionate, and ethical physicians and physician-scientists. We are studying the use of standardized patients and other modalities to improve clinical skill training and reasoning. We are interested in applying the rigor of clinical investigation to education research.

    My areas of clinical interest in endocrinology include disorders of the pituitary, thyroid, and gonad.

  • Olivier Gevaert

    Olivier Gevaert

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) and of Biomedical Data Science

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy lab focuses on biomedical data fusion: the development of machine learning methods for biomedical decision support using multi-scale biomedical data. We primarily use methods based on regularized linear regression to accomplish this. We primarily focus on applications in oncology and neuroscience.

  • Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD

    Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEmergency Ultrasound,
    Resident Education,
    Interesting Cases,
    Visual Diagnosis

  • Zahra Ghazi-Askar

    Zahra Ghazi-Askar

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Ghazi-Askar is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics and serves as the Director of Pediatric Ultrasound Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine . As an academic clinical educator in with expertise in pediatric and adult point-of-care ultrasound, Dr. Ghazi-Askar's clinical focus is on children and young adults who seek care in the pediatric emergency department. She is specialty-board certified in pediatric emergency medicine.

    At a national level, Dr. Ghazi-Askar is the Chair of Point-of-Care Ultrasound subcommittee for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), where she is leading the development of an educational curriculum for pediatric residency point-of-care ultrasound.

    Dr. Ghazi-Askar also has expertise in the field of Tele-ultrasound, where she is able to teach point-of-care ultrasound virtually where clinical expertise may otherwise not be available. Here she is able to provide education and health equity when it is most needed.

  • Zaniar Ghazizadeh

    Zaniar Ghazizadeh

    Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine
    Fellow in Medicine

    BioZaniar completed his Internal Medicine training at Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and spent a few years as a post-doctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital before his residency. His research interest lies in the development of in vitro and in vivo platforms for studying heart regeneration and precision medicine. Zaniar’s work is focused on identifying the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias using several experimental systems ranging from genetically engineered animal models to human pluripotent stem cell derived cardiac cell types. His ultimate goal as a clinician-scientist is to utilize this framework for drug discovery and identifying new therapeutic strategies that can prevent or reverse specific arrhythmias.

  • Alireza Ghiam, MD, MS

    Alireza Ghiam, MD, MS

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Ghiam is an American and Canadian Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist with the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing an MSc in Molecular Biology & Genetics at the University of Montreal, he completed a residency in Radiation Oncology and fellowship in Head & Neck and GU radiation oncology at the University of Toronto.

    He diagnoses and treats various conditions specializing in head & neck cancer, genitourinary malignancies, and metastatic disease. His treatment expertise includes oligometastatic disease, palliative radiation therapy, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, and proton therapy.

    Dr. Ghiam has contributed to the field through his authorship of technology- and biology-based publications and collaboration in clinical trials. He has been recognized by awards from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), and the Universities of Toronto and Pennsylvania. In recognition of his educational work, he received two prestigious teaching awards for teaching residents and medical students. He has presented his research work nationally and internationally and authored and co-authored several papers.

    Dr. Ghiam's interest lies in exploring novel AI-powered technologies that can enhance patient outcomes, and bridge health equity gaps in radiation oncology. He is also interested in clinical trials of innovative radiation therapy techniques with a focus on leveraging technology and biology to reduce toxicity and increase precision.

    Dr. Ghiam is dedicated to academia, education, and diversity. He is committed to improving patient outcomes and changing the role of supportive care in radiation oncology by promoting quality standards and utilizing palliative radiotherapy to enhance the quality of life for his patients.

    Dr. Ghiam practices evidence-based care with compassion and treats his patients as he would his own family.

  • Amato J. Giaccia

    Amato J. Giaccia

    Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDuring the last five years, we have identified several small molecules that kill VHL deficient renal cancer cells through a synthetic lethal screening approach. Another major interest of my laboratory is in identifying hypoxia-induced genes involved in invasion and metastases. We are also investigating how hypoxia regulates gene expression epigenetically.

  • Karleen Giannitrapani

    Karleen Giannitrapani

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health)

    BioResearch Focus: In contrast to bounded teams with static membership, dynamic teaming reflects the common challenge of interdisciplinary healthcare teams with changing rosters. Such dynamic collaboration is critical to addressing multi-faceted problems and individualizing care. At present, off the shelf interventions to improve the way healthcare teams work - often assume static and bounded teams. I intend to leverage design approaches to build a new kind of healthcare “teaming intervention,” which respects the nature of their constantly changing membership and more closely aligns with how healthcare teams actually collaborate.

    Expertise: My expertise includes organizational behavior, building interdisciplinary teams, implementation science, mixed methods-research, quality improvement, pain and palliative care research, and global health.

    Positions: I am an Instructor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Core Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System where I am PI or co-investigator on multiple ongoing studies representing over 25 million dollars of competitive government grant funding. I am also a Director of the VA Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) for Palliative Care, supporting Geriatrics and Extended Care programs for 170 Veterans Affairs facilities nationally. In QuIRC I lead a portfolio of projects on improving the processes that interdisciplinary teams can leverage to improve pain and symptom management among high-risk patients; specifically I’m aiming to bridge the gap of poor palliative care integration in the perioperative period.

    Accomplishments: I have over 50 peer reviewed publications in high quality medical and health services delivery journals such as Medical Care, JAMA Surgery, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and Pain Medicine. I recently received a 5-year VA Career Development Award on building better teams across disciplines and am an American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Scholar for related work.

  • William Giardino

    William Giardino

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Giardino Laboratory: our group aims to decipher the neural mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions of stress, addiction, and sleep disturbances. Our work uses combinatorial technologies for precisely mapping, monitoring, and manipulating neural circuits that drive hedonic and homeostatic states. Projects in the lab are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIAAA), the Whitehall Foundation, and the Brain Research Foundation.

  • Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO

    Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, FASTRO

    Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Gibbs is a board-certified radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of CNS tumors. Her research focuses on developing new radiation techniques to manage brain and spinal tumors in adults and children. Dr. Gibbs has gained worldwide acclaim for her expertise in Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery.

  • Erin Gibson

    Erin Gibson

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Sleep Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGlia make up more than half of the cells in the human brain, but we are just beginning to understand the complex and multifactorial role glia play in health and disease. Glia are decidedly dynamic in form and function. Understanding the mechanisms underlying this dynamic nature of glia is imperative to developing novel therapeutic strategies for diseases of the nervous system that involve aberrant gliogenesis, especially related to changes in myelination.

  • Rona Giffard

    Rona Giffard

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAstrocytes, microglia and neurons interact, and have unique vulnerabilities to injury based on their patterns of gene expression and their functional roles. We focus on the cellular and molecular basis of brain cell injury in stroke. We study the effects of altering miRNA expression, altering levels of heat shock and cell death regulatory proteins. Our goal is to improve outcome by improving mitochondrial function and brain cell survival, and reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

  • Harcharan Gill

    Harcharan Gill

    Kathryn Simmons Stamey Professor, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBenign Prostatic Hyperplasia- Evaluation and development of new minimally invasive techniques

    Endourology: developing, designing and evaluating new instruments

    Bladder cancer: outcomes of treatment

    BPH: cryotherapy and HIFU

  • Jean W. Gillon, MD, FACS

    Jean W. Gillon, MD, FACS

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery

    BioJean Gillon, MD, FACS, is board certified in both general and vascular surgery. After 8 years at San Francisco General Hospital covering vascular trauma followed by 20 years of managing her own private practice in Northern California, she now treats vascular patients at the Stanford Health Care Heart and Vascular Clinic in Portola Valley. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Gillon specializes in the treatment of lower extremity vascular venous disorders, especially venous insufficiency. She pioneered the practice of performing venous procedures under only local anesthesia in the office instead of under full sedation in the operating room. She obtained certification as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) in 2009. With this certification, Dr. Gillon can perform and interpret ultrasound imaging for accelerated patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

    Dr. Gillon has presented papers and posters at conferences for the American College of Surgeons. Before attending medical school, she assisted researchers in the investigations of the leech nervous system. She also performed laboratory studies in canines, which found that ionic currents change the rates of depolarization and potassium conductance in the heart.

    She obtained her medical degree from the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School in Rhode Island. After graduating from her surgical residency at Brown, she served for eight years as a trauma vascular surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital. During that time, Dr. Gillon completed a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF).

    Dr. Gillon has a passion for educating the future generation of physicians. During her time at San Francisco General Hospital, she received the UCSF Excellence in Teaching Award, which is resident vote only. Dr. Gillon looks forward to teaching the residents and fellows in vascular surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.

    She has been an active member of the Alumni Board at Brown University for over 10 years. She interviews prospective medical students applying to the Warren Alpert Medical School as well as undergraduate applicants each year.

  • Lisa Giocomo

    Lisa Giocomo

    Professor of Neurobiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the organization of cortical circuits important for spatial navigation and memory. We are particularly focused on medial entorhinal cortex, where many neurons fire in spatially specific patterns and thus offer a measurable output for molecular manipulations. We combine electrophysiology, genetic approaches and behavioral paradigms to unravel the mechanisms and behavioral relevance of non-sensory cortical organization. Our first line of research is focused on determining the cellular and molecular components crucial to the neural representation of external space by functionally defined cell types in entorhinal cortex (grid, border and head direction cells). We plan to use specific targeting of ion channels, combined with in vivo tetrode recordings, to determine how channel dynamics influence the neural representation of space in the behaving animal. A second, parallel line of research, utilizes a combination of in vivo and in vitro methods to further parse out ionic expression patterns in entorhinal cortices and determine how gradients in ion channels develop. Ultimately, our work aims to understand the ontogenesis and relevance of medial entorhinal cortical topography in spatial memory and navigation.

  • Nicholas Giori MD, PhD

    Nicholas Giori MD, PhD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOsteoarthritis
    Medical Device Development

  • Dr Michael Gisondi

    Dr Michael Gisondi

    Professor of Emergency Medicine (Adult Clinical/Academic)

    BioDr. Michael A. Gisondi is the inaugural Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Dean for Academic Advising at Stanford School of Medicine. He is the Principal and Founder of The Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL), Co-Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education, and a Distinguished Member of the Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy. Dr. Gisondi is a medical education researcher and an expert in the application of social media in medical education. He is a member of the editorial boards of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine and International Clinician Educators Blog, and he is associate editor of the textbook, Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Gisondi is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the National Faculty Teaching Award of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine recognized him as Alumnus of the Year in 2014. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, and earlier in his career, he served as Residency Program Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship Director, and Director of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

  • Aaron D. Gitler

    Aaron D. Gitler

    Stanford Medicine Basic Science Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe investigate the mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and ALS. We don't limit ourselves to one model system or experimental approach. We start with yeast, perform genetic and chemical screens, and then move to other model systems (e.g. mammalian tissue culture, mouse, fly) and even work with human patient samples (tissue sections, patient-derived cells, including iPS cells) and next generation sequencing approaches.

  • Linda Giudice

    Linda Giudice

    Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research is in reproductive endocrinology and reproductive genomics. It focuses on human endometrial biology as it relates to basic biological mechanisms underlying steroid hormone action in this tissue, normal and abnormal placenta-decidua interactions, mechanisms underlying placentation and abnormal fetal growth, endometrial stem cells, and functional genomics for diagnostics and therapeutics of endometrial disorders. We also study mechanisms underlying ovarian follicle steroidogenesis.

  • Bertil Glader

    Bertil Glader

    Stanford Medicine Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Professor, by courtesy, of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHematology/Oncology, biology, and treatment of bone marrow failure disorders, hereditary coagulation disorders-clinical trials.