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  • Tahereh Kamali

    Tahereh Kamali

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAI for Healthcare, Neuroimaging, Biomarkers Development

  • Maya Katz, MD

    Maya Katz, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Katz is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. She is also a clinical associate professor of neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    In her clinical practice, she develops a comprehensive, compassionate treatment plan for every patient in her care. She excels at deep brain stimulation, neuromodulation, and other advanced treatment approaches. She also works closely with each patient’s caregivers and family members to help ensure optimal well-being and quality of life for all involved in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Lewy body dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, and other conditions.

    Her research activities include serving as a co-investigator of the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. She is a site principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health-funded study of the application of palliative care to Parkinson’s disease. Previously, she was a co-investigator for studies of remote access to care for Parkinson’s disease and patient-centered outcomes in Parkinson’s disease, both funded by the National Parkinson Foundation.

    Dr. Katz has earned many honors, including the ”Advancing Parkinson’s Therapies” conference award from the Parkinson’s Foundation and the “Fostering New Directions in Research” award from the Movement Disorders Society. She won scholarships from Weill Cornell Medical College, the Joseph Collins Foundation, and Anna E. Ray Robinson Education Fund.

    She has presented her research findings at global meetings such as the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society and the International Palliative Care Society. She also has made presentations at national meetings of the American Academy of Neurology as well as regional conferences.

    She has authored numerous articles on the topics of outpatient palliative care for Parkinson’s disease, caregiver burden in Parkinson’s disease, virtual visits for Parkinson’s disease, and diagnosis of cervical dystonia. Her work has appeared in journals including Neurology, Annals of Palliative Medicine, Contemporary Clinical Trials, Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, and Neurotherapeutics.

    In addition, she is a reviewer for JAMA Neurology, the Journal of Neurological Sciences, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, the brain imaging and stimulation section of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and Parkinsonism and Related

    Dr. Katz is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s Study Group, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and American Telemedicine Association. She also is an invited speaker at community support groups for people with Parkinson’s disease.

  • Abbas Khojasteh

    Abbas Khojasteh

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

    BioHis current medical study and research at Stanford is directed towards applying early detection strategies to the treatment of brain tumors and reversing the damaging side effects of treatment-related brain injury. He received his Ph.D from Zurich University and completed postdoctoral neurosurgery training at Duke University where he was studying experimental models of neuro modulation of glycemia and immune system in infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders. He evaluated the Electrical modulation efficacy in ongoing inflammation and hyperglicemia under different conditions, such as somatotopy organizations, disease states and intensities (electrical current/potential); and he recognized different neuro fibers controlling inflammation and glycemia networks. He pushed further his idea to find out whether regulation of glycemia and inflammation by electricity is dependent on central processing and to discover a new mechanism controlling insulin production. For this novel study, he performed Spinal Cord surgery. Also, as a bioengineer, his previous research focused on drug discovery, cell biology and cell cultivation techniques for optimization of growth and bioengineering parameters in bioreactors. He has experience in expression of therapeutic antibodies and production of secondary metabolites in mammalian and plant cell cultivations for therapeutics and diagnostics aims.