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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.
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.
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
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.
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
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOsteoarthritis
Medical Device Development
Dr Michael Gisondi
Professor of Emergency MedicineOn Partial Leave from 11/01/2023 To 11/30/2023
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
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.
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.
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.
Alan M Glaseroff
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioDr. Alan Glaseroff served as the Director of Workforce Transformation in Primary Care at Stanford from the fall of 2015 until mid-June of 2016, where he was responsible for training the teams for Primary Care 2.0, a radical redesign of primary care underway in 2016. He will be joining the faculty at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center this summer, working with Dr. Arnie Milstein to help develop new models of care. He formerly served as Co-Director of Stanford Coordinated Care, a service for patients with complex chronic illness from 2011 to the end of 2015. Dr. Glaseroff, a member of the Innovation Brain Trust for the UniteHERE Health, currently serves as faculty for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s “Better Care, Lower Cost” collaborative and served as a a Clinical Advisor to the PBGH “Intensive Outpatient Care Program” CMMI Innovation Grant that completes in June 2015. He served on the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Committee 2009-2010, and the “Let’s Get Healthy California” expert task force in 2012,. Dr. Glaseroff was named the California Family Physician of the Year for 2009.
Dr. Glaseroff’s interests focus on the intersection of the meaning of patient-centered team care, patient activation, and the key role of self-management within the context of chronic conditions.
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