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  • Dikran Horoupian

    Dikran Horoupian

    Professor (Clinical) of Pathology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeuropathology of:
    1. Neurodegenerative diseases
    2. Neurodevelopmental disorders
    3. CNS neoplasms
    4. Nerve & muscle diseases

  • Kimberly Horstman

    Kimberly Horstman

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics

    BioI came late to medicine, entering medical school after a career editing children's educational books. After graduating from USC Keck School of Medicine and completing my residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, I worked briefly in the outpatient setting, and then started my career as a Pediatric Hospitalist in 2006. Since 2016, I have functioned primarily as a Neonatal Hospitalist at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA, taking care of well newborns and Level 2 and 3 NICU patients, as well as attending deliveries and performing newborn procedures.

  • Machiko Hosoki

    Machiko Hosoki

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsReading problem in bilingual children in elementary school

  • Hitomi Hosoya, MD, PhD

    Hitomi Hosoya, MD, PhD

    Instructor, Medicine - Blood & Marrow Transplantation

    BioDr. Hosoya is fellowship-trained in blood and marrow transplantation, cellular therapy and hematology with the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and an instructor at Stanford University in the Department of Medicine, Division of Blood & Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.

    Her areas of expertise include transplantation, immunotherapies, and cellular therapies for patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders. She diagnoses and treats a range of blood disorders from anemia and hemophilia to cancerous conditions like leukemia and multiple myeloma. For each patient, she prepares a personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate care plan.

    Dr. Hosoya’s research is focused on improving cancer diagnostics and therapeutic decision-making in multiple myeloma. She is specifically interested in the genomics of multiple myeloma and its evolution over the course of the disease. Dr. Hosoya is studying the role of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with multiple myeloma and developing tools to detect and quantify tumors and their response to chemotherapy and immunotherapy, with a goal of informing personalized therapies. Dr. Hosoya demonstrated ctDNA is useful in detecting and monitoring tumor, and its prognostic value for patients undergoing CAR T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma. Her ongoing research is focused on applying cell-free DNA sequencing towards sensitive detection of copy number alterations, gene expression inferences, and understanding mechanisms of disease response and resistance in diverse therapies in multiple myeloma.

    Dr. Hosoya is a member of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the Japan Team Oncology Program.

  • Hadi Hosseini

    Hadi Hosseini

    Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab’s research portfolio crosses multiple disciplines including computational neuropsychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, multimodal neuroimaging and neurocognitive rehabilitation. Our computational neuropsychiatry research mainly involves investigating alterations in the organization of connectome in various neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders using state of the art neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, sMRI, DWI, functional NIRS) combined with novel computational methods (graph theoretical and multivariate pattern analyses).

    The ultimate goal of our research is to translate the findings from computational neuropsychiatry research toward developing personalized interventions. We have been developing personalized interventions that integrate computerized cognitive rehabilitation, real-time functional brain imaging and neurofeedback, as well as virtual reality (VR) tailored toward targeted rehabilitation of the affected brain networks in patients with neurocognitive disorders.

  • Kristene Hossepian

    Kristene Hossepian

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

    BioDr. Kristene Hossepian is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, parent management training, and stress. During her doctorate training at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium she received extensive training in a number of evidence-based treatment approaches for children and adolescents, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Children’s Health Council where she worked with youth struggling with severe eating disorders, chronic medical conditions, trauma, depression, and anxiety. After receiving her doctorate in 2020, Dr. Hossepian completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where she continued to receive training in evidence-based treatments for youth with a variety of presenting problems at the inpatient and outpatient level.

    Currently, Dr. Hossepian is a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She works alongside Dr. Mary Sanders and Dr. Jennifer Derenne at the Comprehensive Care Program serving children and adolescents who are medically compromised due to complications with their eating disorders. Additionally, Dr. Hossepian works within Dr. Victoria Cosgrove’s Stress, Resilience, Emotion, and Mood (StREam) Laboratory to identify the ways that psychobiological stress responsivity is implicated in the emergence and propagation of affective symptomatology. Dr. Hossepian is interested in exploring the physiological mechanisms underlying mood disorders and eating disorders as well as providing children and adolescents with novel emotion regulation strategies.

  • John Hotson

    John Hotson

    Professor (Clinical) of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe response and recovery of human visual cortex, oculomotor systems and related cognitive functions after acquired neurological disorders is a main area of interest.

  • David Hovsepian, MD

    David Hovsepian, MD

    Clinical Professor, Radiology - Pediatric Radiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular malformations in both children and adults; all aspects of gynecological intervention, especially uterine fibroid embolization; and in the developing sciences of quality, safety, and radiology informatics.

  • Steven K. Howard

    Steven K. Howard

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory is active in the study of human performance of medical personnel. We are actively involved in teaching health care personnel the techniques of crisis resource management (CRM) using realistic simulation. Research on sleep deprivation and fatigue and the performance of health care personnel is also an active area of study.

  • Brooke Howitt

    Brooke Howitt

    Associate Professor of Pathology

    BioDr. Howitt is a gynecologic and sarcoma pathologist, with academic interests in gynecologic mesenchymal tumors and morphologic and clinical correlates of molecular alterations in gynecologic neoplasia.

  • Michael R. Howitt

    Michael R. Howitt

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab is broadly interested in how intestinal microbes shape our immune system to promote both health and disease. Recently we discovered that a type of intestinal epithelial cell, called tuft cells, act as sentinels stationed along the lining of the gut. Tuft cells respond to microbes, including parasites, to initiate type 2 immunity, remodel the epithelium, and alter gut physiology. Surprisingly, these changes to the intestine rely on the same chemosensory pathway found in oral taste cells. Currently, we aim to 1) elucidate the role of specific tuft cell receptors in microbial detection. 2) To understand how protozoa and bacteria within the microbiota impact host immunity. 3) Discover how tuft cells modulate surrounding cells and tissue.

  • Dimitre Hristov

    Dimitre Hristov

    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Physics)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDevelopment and integration of X-ray, MRI and US imaging technologies for radiation therapy guidance; Design of synergistic approaches to radiation therapy delivery; Treatment planning optimization and modeling.

  • Stephanie Hsiao, MD

    Stephanie Hsiao, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. Stephanie Hsiao is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford Medicine and a full-time advanced heart failure/transplant cardiologist at the Palo Alto VA. She grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. She attended undergraduate at UC Berkeley and obtained her Master’s degree in Pharmacology at Cambridge University in the UK. She obtained her M.D. from UC San Francisco. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and General Cardiology fellowship at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where she served as the chief resident and chief cardiology fellow. She completed her advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology fellowship at Stanford in June 2022 and joined the Stanford Faculty soon after. She has a strong interest in medical education and quality improvement. Her clinical interests include HF outreach in the VA health care systems, women’s heart health, and AHFTX fellowship curriculum design/development. Her research interests include multi-organ transplantations and advocacy of diversity-equity-inclusion in advanced HF therapies. She plans to lead a career in medical education and quality improvement to deliver exceptional and equitable care for patients needing advanced HF therapies.

  • Robert Hsieh

    Robert Hsieh

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    BioRobert W. Hsieh, M.D. Ph.D. is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney (renal) cancer and testicular cancer as a member of Stanford's multi-disciplinary Urologic Cancer Program. Dr. Hsieh obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago (Pritzker School of Medicine) and subsequently came to Stanford to complete his Internal Medicine residency and Hematology and Oncology fellowship training (with a clinical focus on genitourinary cancers).

    Dr. Hsieh has also had extensive experience in basic lab research (cancer stem cells, target identification and validation, pre-clinical drug discovery) having done post-doctoral work in the Clarke Lab in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. He is currently involved in early phase clinical trials in immuno-oncology in industry.

  • Ann Hsing

    Ann Hsing

    Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center/Cancer Institute) and of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch Focus
    • Epidemiology of prostate, hepatobiliary, and thyroid cancers
    • Racial disparities in cancer
    • Endogenous hormones/growth factors
    • Circadian rhythms
    • Chronic inflammation
    • Genetic susceptibility
    • Cancer prevention and control
    • Global oncology and international studies

  • Chris C.S. Hsiung

    Chris C.S. Hsiung

    Instructor, Pathology

    BioI am a molecular biologist and laboratory medicine physician. I am interested in understanding how cells turn genes on or off, and engineering ways we can turn genes on or off for biological discovery and therapeutic benefit.

    In my postdoctoral work advised by Dr. Luke Gilbert (Arc Institute), I developed multiAsCas12a (multiplexed transcriptional interference Acidaminococcus Cas12a), a new functional genomics platform capable of higher-order combinatorial chromatin targeting of multiple coding and non-coding genetic elements per cell, including in pooled 6-plex CRISPRi screens. I proposed a group testing experimental framework to efficiently survey higher-order combinatorial spaces of genetic perturbations. I applied this approach to discover new enhancer elements and dissect the combinatorial logic of cis-regulatory elements. This work is available as a preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.09.18.558350v2

    In my prior work as an MD-PhD student co-advised by Dr. Arjun Raj and Dr. Gerd Blobel at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, I led several studies focused on how gene regulatory information is maintained or altered through mitosis in mammalian cells, using epigenomics methods, single-molecule RNA imaging, and computational analysis.

  • Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd

    Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd

    Professor of Emergency Medicine (Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCompetency-based medical education; assessment; curriculum development; professional development

    Recent projects:
    American Board of Pediatrics EPA to Milestone Navigator Pediatric Emergency Medicine Work Group leader. Mapping pediatric emergency medicine milestones 2.0 to pediatric emergency medicine and common pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities. March 2024. Access at https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/americanboardofpediatrics/viz/EPAtoMilestoneCrosswalk/PrimaryDashboard?publish=yes

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones Work Group member. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. April 2022. Access at https://www.acgme.org/globalassets/pdfs/milestones/pediatricemergencymedicinemilestones.pdf

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine Milestones Work Group member. Supplemental Guide: Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. April 2022. Access at https://www.acgme.org/globalassets/pdfs/milestones/pediatricemergencymedicinesupplementalguide.pdf

    Hsu D, Aye T, Carraccio C, Goodman D, Johnson T, and Ryan S. EPAs that are common to all subspecialties: Lead within the subspecialty profession. American Board of Pediatrics Information for Program Directors. April 2017. Access at https://www.abp.org/content/entrustable-professional-activities-subspecialties

    Hsu D, Nypaver M, et al. Subspecialty-Specific EPAs: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Entrustable Professional Activities. American Board of Pediatrics Information for Program Directors. March 2016. Access at https://www.abp.org/content/entrustable-professional-activities-subspecialties

  • Joe Le Hsu

    Joe Le Hsu

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in understanding the host-pathogen interaction between Aspergillus fumigatus and the lung transplant recipient.

  • Joyce Hsu

    Joyce Hsu

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Rheumatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus;

    Lupus Nephritis;

    Racial/Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Lupus Patients

    CARRA Registry

  • Aaron Hsueh

    Aaron Hsueh

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHormonal regulation of ovarian function; gonadotropin receptors and related genes, bioinformatic ananlyses of polypeptide hormones and receptors, follicle recruitment and GDF-9; analysis of oocyte and ovarian-expressed genes.

  • Natalie Htet

    Natalie Htet

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic phenotyping of patients in septic shock

  • Rona Hu

    Rona Hu

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Hu is Medical Director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, specializing in the care of those with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar and depression. She completed medical school and residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowships in Pharmacology and Schizophrenia Research through the National Institutes of Health. She is also active in the minority issues and cultural psychiatry, and has received regional and national recognition for her clinical care, research and teaching.

  • Serena Hu, MD

    Serena Hu, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    BioDr. Hu is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon. She is professor and vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and (by courtesy) Neurosurgery, and chief of the Division of Spine Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hu completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and her fellowship training in spine and scoliosis surgery at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California.

    Dr. Hu has extensive experience helping patients with a range of spinal conditions and injuries. She specializes in treating scoliosis (when the spine curves sideways), kyphosis (when the spine is more bent forward than normal) lumbar spine fractures, spondylolisthesis (when a vertebra moves out of place), disc degeneration, and spinal stenosis (spinal canal narrowing). Dr. Hu draws on her expertise to create a customized care plan for each of her patients.

    Dr. Hu has been the principal investigator in more than a dozen clinical trials and studies. She has been awarded multiple research grants from the North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research interests include the effects of preoperative pain medication on surgical outcomes as well as decreasing the risk of complications after spine surgery. She has also studied and tested new technologies that make spine surgery safer and more effective.

    She has published more than 145 articles in dozens of peer-reviewed journals, including Global Spine Journal, Journal of Spine Surgery, Spine, and Spine Deformity. She has written about a range of topics, including quality measures in spine surgery, spinal fusion techniques, spine tumor effects on spine stability and lumbar decompression for spinal stenosis. Additionally, Dr. Hu has written more than a dozen book chapters on spinal cord injuries, spine fractures, pediatric kyphosis, spondylolysis (vertebra fracture), and scoliosis.

    Dr. Hu has reviewed articles for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: A Comprehensive Review, and Spine. She has also served as associate editor for Spine Deformity and deputy editor for Global Spine Journal.

    Having delivered hundreds of presentations, papers, and lectures, Dr. Hu is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts in spine surgery. She has been invited to lecture to her colleagues all over the United States and around the world, including in Hong Kong, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, and Greece.

    Dr. Hu is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Orthopaedic Research Society, and Scoliosis Research Society. She is past president of the Scoliosis Research Society as well as of the American Orthopedic Association.

  • Yang Hu, MD, PhD

    Yang Hu, MD, PhD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe ultimate goal of the laboratory is to develop efficient therapeutic strategies to achieve CNS neural repair, through promoting neuroprotection, axon regeneration and functional recovery.

    More specifically, we study retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and optic nerve in various optic neuropathies including traumatic, glaucomatous and inflammatory optic nerve injuries to fully understand the molecular mechanisms of CNS neurodegeneration and axon regeneration failure.

  • Jack Yu Jen Huang

    Jack Yu Jen Huang

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

    BioDr. Huang received his pre-medicine and medical degrees from McGill University. He completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency training at McGill University Health Center. Dr. Huang also completed his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Medicine from McGill University during his residency training. Dr. Huang subsequently completed his reproductive endocrinology & infertility fellowship training at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Huang is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Huang is the editor of the book “Development of In-Vitro Maturation of Human Oocytes”. Dr. Huang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and published in leading scientific journals. Dr. Huang has also authored a large number of book chapters. Additionally, he has presented his research projects at numerous leading international medical conferences in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has special research interests in oocyte cryopreservation, in vitro maturation of oocyte and fertility preservation.

  • KC Huang

    KC Huang

    Professor of Bioengineering and of Microbiology and Immunology
    On Leave from 04/01/2024 To 06/30/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHow do cells determine their shape and grow?
    How do molecules inside cells get to the right place at the right time?

    Our group tries to answer these questions using a systems biology approach, in which we integrate interacting networks of protein and lipids with the physical forces determined by the spatial geometry of the cell. We use theoretical and computational techniques to make predictions that we can verify experimentally using synthetic, chemical, or genetic perturbations.

  • Ngan F. Huang

    Ngan F. Huang

    Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery Research) and, by courtesy, of Chemical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Huang's laboratory aims to understand the chemical and mechanical interactions between extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins and pluripotent stem cells that regulate vascular and myogenic differentiation. The fundamental insights of cell-matrix interactions are applied towards stem cell-based therapies with respect to improving cell survival and regenerative capacity, as well as engineered vascularized tissues for therapeutic transplantation.

  • Robert Huang

    Robert Huang

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEpidemiology
    Epidemiology of gastric cancer
    Racial and ethnic disparities in gastric cancer
    Gastric intestinal metaplasia and other precancerous lesions
    Molecular marker development
    Microbiome

  • Ting-Ting Huang

    Ting-Ting Huang

    Associate Professor (Research) of Neurology (Adult Neurology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study the role of oxygen free radicals in oxidative tissue damage and degeneration. Our research tools include transgenic and knockout mice and tissue culture cells for in vitro gene expression.

  • Andrew D. Huberman

    Andrew D. Huberman

    Associate Professor of Neurobiology and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn 2017, we developed a virtual reality platform to investigate the neural and autonomic mechanisms contributing to fear and anxiety. That involved capturing 360-degree videos of various fear-provoking situations in real life for in-lab VR movies, such as heights and claustrophobia, as well as unusual scenarios like swimming in open water with great white sharks. The primary objective of our VR platform is to develop new tools to help people better manage stress, anxiety and phobias in real-time, as an augment to in-clinic therapies.

    In May 2018, we reported the discovery of two novel mammalian brain circuits as a Research Article published in Nature. One circuit promotes fear and anxiety-induced paralysis, while the other fosters confrontational reactions to threats. This led to ongoing research into the involvement of these brain regions in anxiety-related disorders such as phobias and generalized anxiety in humans.

    In 2020, we embarked on a collaborative effort with Dr. David Spiegel's laboratory in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, aimed to explore how specific respiration patterns synergize with the visual system to influence autonomic arousal and stress, and other brain states, including sleep.

    In 2023, the first results of that collaboration were published as a randomized controlled trial in Cell Reports Medicine, demonstrating that specific brief patterns of deliberate respiration are particularly effective in alleviating stress and enhancing mood, and improving sleep.

    In a 2021, our collaboration with Dr. Edward Chang, professor and chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), was published in Current Biology, revealing that specific patterns of insular cortex neural activity may be linked to, and potentially predict, anxiety responses.

  • James Huddleston, MD

    James Huddleston, MD

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy primary research interests include: arthritis, clinical outcomes of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, biomaterials, the design of hip and knee implants and instrumentation, and the delivery of health services related to hip and knee replacement.

  • Samantha Huestis

    Samantha Huestis

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests- Employ outcomes tracking to delineate risk & resilience factors in youth with pediatric pain.
    - Understand the role of peers, parents/caregivers, & systems (e.g., family, school, hospital, community) in the management of pediatric pain conditions.
    - Improve functioning, behavioral health, and quality of life in youth with discomfort and their families through provision of evidence-based therapies.
    - Empower families & sensitize providers to the importance of therapeutic collaborations.

  • Lynne C. Huffman

    Lynne C. Huffman

    Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    On Partial Leave from 02/01/2024 To 08/31/2025

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch interests and activities include (1) shared decision-making in clinical care; (2) medical education research; (3) the early identification and treatment of behavioral problems, particularly in children with special health care needs; and (4) community-based mental health/educational program evaluation and outcomes measurement.

  • Michele Hugin

    Michele Hugin

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsObstetric outcomes in female veterans