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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.
Casual - Non-Exempt, Surgery
BioLaura is a health services researcher with a wide variety of experience in data management and analysis, including large multi-center health services and outcomes research studies, provider survey studies, and laboratory-oriented research. Her research interest include surgical outcomes research, informatics, and implementation science to translate evidence into practice. The bulk of her research experience is centered around the use and analysis of large administrative datasets collected by the Veterans Health Administration. She has been involved in a multitude of Health Services Research & Development funded and unfunded studies using these administrative data to assess surgical outcomes.
Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
BioDr. Teodor Grantcharov completed his surgical training at the University of Copenhagen, and a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
Dr. Grantcharov is a Professor of Surgery at Stanford University and Associate Chief Quality Officer for Innovation and Safety at Stanford Healthcare.
Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Grantcharov was a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and Keenan Chair in Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was the Founder of the International Centre for Surgical Safety – a multidisciplinary group of visionary scientists with expertise in design, human factors, computer- and data science, and healthcare research. He previously held Canada Research Chair in Simulation and Surgical Safety and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medal for his contributions to clinical research and patient safety in Canada. Dr. Grantcharov was awarded the honorary fellowship of the Imperial College in London, the honorary fellowships of the Bulgarian, Danish and Brazilian surgical societies, the Spinoza Chair in Surgery from the University of Amsterdam and multiple national and international awards for his contributions to surgical education and surgical safety.
Dr. Grantcharov’s clinical interest is the area of minimally invasive surgery, while his academic focus is in the field of surgical innovation and patient safety. He has become internationally recognized as a leader in this area with his work on curriculum design, assessment of competence and impact of surgical performance on clinical outcomes. Dr. Grantcharov developed the surgical Black Box concept, which aims to transform the safety culture in medicine and introduce modern safety management systems in the high-risk operating room environment.
Dr. Grantcharov has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and more than 200 invited presentations in Europe, South- and North America. He holds several patents and is the Founder of Surgical Safety Technologies Inc – an academic startup that commercializes the OR Black Box platform. He sits on numerous committees with Surgical Professional Societies in North America and Europe.
Brooke Gurland, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
BioPelvic floor and functional bowel disorders refer to a series of symptoms and anatomic findings that effect men and women of all ages. These may include: constipation, difficult evacuation, fecal incontinence, irritable bowel disorders, diarrhea, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and sexual dysfunction and pain. Although not life threatening, these disorders can severely affect quality of life and individual performance.
Over the past two decades I have dedicated my career to working with other specialists for comprehensive care for individuals with pelvic floor disorders. In July 2017, I joined The Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery at Stanford University as the Medical Director of the Pelvic Health Center. I previously spent the prior decade at Cleveland Clinic running a multidisciplinary clinic and performing over 200 combined procedures in conjunction with colleagues in urology and urogynecology. We developed a robotic surgical approach to woman with vaginal and rectal prolapse and performed many surgeries to repair intestinal and rectal fistula (abnormal communications between the intestine and vagina).
Prior to that I established a Pelvic Floor Center at Maimonides Medical Center received a Jahnigan Career Development Award looking at multicompartment prolapse in elderly women. In addition to performing surgery and teaching throughout my career, I have maintained a commitment to long-term follow up of patients after surgery.
Although my training and focus is around surgical techniques and solutions for anorectal disorders and pelvic health, I believe that prevention, non-surgical alternatives, diet, exercise, and behavior management are vitally important to patient success.
One of my many goals is to educate patients, health care providers, and trainees about pelvic floor disorders.
When I am not at work I enjoy quality time with my three teenagers, dog, friends and I practice yoga.