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Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health
BioDr. Kado is a board-certified, fellowship-trained doctor specializing in geriatrics. She serves as co-director of the Stanford Longevity Center. She is a professor of medicine and chief of research for the Geriatrics Section in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health. She is also the Director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
For each patient, Dr. Kado prepares a personalized care plan. Her objective is to help all individuals maintain the best possible health and quality of life as they age.
A special interest of Dr. Kado is bone health. She has conducted extensive research focused on osteoporosis and the related disorder hyperkyphosis.
Since joining the UCLA faculty in 2000, she has received continuous funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications of her research findings in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Osteoporosis International, Journal of Gerontology and Medical Sciences, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, Nature Communications, and other peer-reviewed journals.
In 2007, she defined hyperkyphosis as a new geriatric syndrome. Her discoveries in this field were first featured in the American College or Physician’s premier internal medicine journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Later, they also appeared in a dedicated chapter in UpToDate, the electronic resource providing evidence-based clinical decision support for doctors worldwide.
Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Kado practiced at UC San Diego where she started a dedicated osteoporosis clinic for patient care and research. She later broadened her research interests beyond musculoskeletal aging to study other aging-related topics such as the gut microbiome in older men and the effects of cancer treatments on aging in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Dr. Kado is a California native. She trained at UCSF and UCLA. She also earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, sponsored by the John Hartford Foundation.
She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Gerontological Society of America, The Endocrine Society, and other professional organizations. She co-chairs the NIH National Institute on Aging Workshop for the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. She also participates in the Bone Health Working Group of the Society for Women’s Health Research.
Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy initial research activities involved antiretroviral and novel therapeutic treatments of HIV infection, understanding elements of HIV pathogenesis associated with acute HIV infection and post exposure prevention. My most recent scholarly activities concentrate on working as a team to capitalize on the data stored in electronic medical records, HIV disease modeling and using electronic medical records for outcome research and developing a mentorship program for early career scientists.
Neil M. Kalwani
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
BioNeil Kalwani, MD, MPP is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He attended college at Yale University and completed graduate degrees in medicine and public policy at Harvard University. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before arriving at Stanford in 2018 for fellowship in cardiovascular medicine, during which he served as Chief Fellow. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Stanford-AHRQ Health Services Research Training Program in the Department of Health Policy. His clinical focus is in general and preventive cardiology and echocardiography. He practices at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and at Stanford Health Care.
Dr. Kalwani's research focuses on the evaluation of policies and care delivery innovations designed to improve the value of care for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Afrin N. Kamal, MD MS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
BioAfrin Kamal is a board-certified gastroenterologist, who trained at Washington University in internal medicine, Cleveland Clinic in gastroenterology/hepatology, and most recently Stanford University in esophageal and motility diseases. Afrin shares a clinical passion in esophageal motility diseases with an an overlapping interest in health services and outcomes research.
Ahmad Kamal, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated), Medicine - Med/Gastroenterology and Hepatology
BioDr. Kamal graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1995 with a B.S. in Biology and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1999. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Stanford in 2006, during which time he also earned an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology.
In addition to serving as associate chief of the division of gastroenterology at SCVMC, Dr. Kamal is vice chair of internal medicine and director of the clinical research pathway, an innovative program that provides mentoring and protected time for clinical research to internal medicine residents. He is active in teaching trainees at all levels and received an outstanding mentor award from Stanford's biodesign program.
Dr. Kamal has been named a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association and has been recognized several times in the "Top Doctors" list. He received the Hospital Quality Institute's C. Duane Dauner Award for his work in specialty care transformation and was one of 6 recipients of Silicon Valley Business Journal's Excellence in Healthcare Award. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as Director of Health Systems Preparedness for Santa Clara County and was awarded a Medal for Outstanding Service by the Board of Supervisors.
Dr. Kamal has also been active in clinical and health services research, authoring over 20 peer-reviewed publications, 40 abstracts, and 7 book chapters.
Vishnu Priya Kanakaveti
Postdoctoral Scholar, Oncology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in elucidating molecular mechanisms of MYC-driven drug resistance and immune evasion in cancer using computational and experimental models.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioBeverley Kane, MD, was Board Certified in Family Medicine, then completed fellowships in Ob-Gyn (San Francisco Children's Hosptial) and Sports Medicine (London Univeristy). She has worked in the private practice of sports medicine; in medical informatics, specializing in doctor-patient communication (WebMD); and in stress management with her private practice, Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning & THerapy (HEALTH). Her latest book, "Equine-imity--Stress Reduction and Emotional Self-Regulation in the Company of Horses," published 27 March 2021, can be seen at http://equine-imity.com/
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
BioDr. Kang is an interventional cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of structural heart disease. He has expertise in complex coronary interventions, transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacements, transcatheter mitral valve repair, left atrial appendage occlusion, PFO/septal defect closure, alcohol septal ablation, and paravalvular leak closure.
A Bay Area native, he graduated from Stanford University and obtained his medical degree at Yale University. He came back to Stanford to train in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology before completing an advanced structural interventions fellowship at Ford Hospital.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research program has several active projects:
1.) Pulmonary Vascular Disease Simvastatin reversed experimental pulmonary hypertension, and is safe for treatment of patients. Blinded clinical trials of efficacy are in progress.
2.) Lung inflammation and regeneration (stem cells)
3.) Lung surfactant rheology and oxidative stress
4.) Gene regulation by RNA binding proteins, NF45 and NF90 through transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms
Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD
Reinhard Family Professor, Professor (Research) of Ophthalmology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Michael S. Kapiloff is a faculty member in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Although Dr. Kapiloff was at one time a Board-Certified General Pediatrician, he is currently involved in full-time basic science and translational research. His laboratory studies the basic molecular mechanisms underlying the response of the retinal ganglion cell and cardiac myocyte to disease. The longstanding interest of his laboratory is the role in intracellular signal transduction of multimolecular complexes organized by scaffold proteins. Recently, his lab has also been involved in the translation of these concepts into new therapies, including the development of new AAV gene therapy biologics for the prevention and treatment of heart failure and for neuroprotection in the eye.
URL to NCBI listing of all published works:
For more information see Dr. Kapiloff's lab website: http://med.stanford.edu/kapilofflab.html
Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHealth services research
Studies on the cost and quality of health care
Health outcome measurement
Social determinants of health
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCompleted a Masters degree in Health Services Research in 2012. Research focused on using network models to develop a clinical research agenda for neglected tropical diseases.
Kristopher Kapphahn (he/him)
Biostatistician 3, Med/Quantitative Sciences Unit
Current Role at StanfordSenior Biostatistician, QSU, BMIR
Abraar Karan, MD MPH DTM&H
Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Infectious Diseases
Masters Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2022
Fellow in Medicine
BioI am an infectious disease fellow and post-doctoral researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, the Luby Lab, the Center for Innovation in Global Health, and the Woods Institute for the Environment. I worked on the covid19 outbreak for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in 2020, and the monkeypox outbreak for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in 2022-23. I also served on the WHO-commissioned Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness and Response's research team investigating early global spread of covid19, and helped with policy-writing for the Biden-Harris campaign on reducing Covid19 in schools. I am currently the Principal Investigator of a cluster-randomized controlled trial investigating whether air filtration and ventilation can reduce spread of Covid19 in homes (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05777720).
I completed my internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Global Health Equity program, and have been working in global health since 2008. I co-edited the book, "Protecting the Health of the Poor" (December 2015, Bloomsbury Publishing, https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/protecting-the-health-of-the-poor-9781783605521/); and co-founded Longsleeve insect repellent, winner of the 2018 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition and finalist in the 2019 Harvard President's Challenge. Media/press coverage has included NBC, ABC, BBC, PBS, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Washington Post, New York Times, SF Chronicle, Bloomberg, Boston Globe, ProPublica, WSJ, TIME, Politico, CBC News, Democracy Now, NPR, ESPN, The Atlantic, The Hill, Business Insider, Vice, Mother Jones, Vox, Forbes, Slate, STAT News, MTV News, Mother Jones, Science Friday, TMZ.
For a full list of publications, please see "Publications" tab. For full list of press/media interviews, please see "Media" link.
Jaya Karnani, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioDr. Jaya Karnani practices family medicine in Bay Valley Medical Group’s Hayward office. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College in India and completed her residency at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Indiana.
Dr. Karnani is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She speaks English and Hindi. Dr. Karnani joined Bay Valley Medical Group in 2009. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading and watching movies.
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism
BioMy specialty within Endocrinology is Metabolic Bone Disease, including both osteoporosis and hypoparathyroidism, as well as other conditions including hyper- and hyo-calcemia, hypercalciuria, Paget's Disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, hypophosphatasia, and other metabolic bone diseases, as well as diabetes and thyroid diseases.
Maya M. Kasowski
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Sean N Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research) of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Genetics
BioI am a clinical pathologist and assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Genetics (by courtesy) at Stanford. I completed my MD-PhD training at Yale University and my residency training and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University. My experiences as a clinical pathologist and genome scientist have made me passionate about applying cutting-edge technologies to primary patient specimens in order to characterize disease pathologies at the molecular level. The core focus of my lab is to study the mechanisms by which genetic variants influence the risk of disease through effects on intermediate molecular phenotypes.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Vaden Health Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAt Stanford University School of Medicine, one of our major goals is to translate research insights into practical advances that enhance and prolong life. We foster a two-way transfer of knowledge between research laboratories and patient-care settings. Our faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students engage in interdisciplinary efforts to turn this knowledge into therapies that treat or prevent disease.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
BioTamiko Katsumoto, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University. She earned her MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at UCSF, including a postdoc in the immunology lab of Dr. Arthur Weiss. Deeply committed to human and planetary health, she is passionate about educating her patients and colleagues on the merits of sustainable plant-rich diets as a strategy to both improve individual health and mitigate climate change and environmental degradation. She is fascinated by the impact of diet on inflammation and autoimmunity. She serves as the director of the Stanford Immune Related Toxicity Working Group, a multidisciplinary group which aims to improve the quality of care of cancer patients on immune checkpoint inhibitors. She has been investigating the impact of diet on immune-related adverse events. She is also intrigued by the relationship between cancer and autoimmune diseases, including diseases such as scleroderma and dermatomyositis, and the paraneoplastic manifestations of various cancers. She is involved in several clinical trials at Stanford and has spent time at Genentech, where she led several global clinical trials in immunology.
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
BioDaniel Katz is an Instructor of Medicine and an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist. He completed internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, general cardiology training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and then joined Stanford in 2021 for his advanced heart failure training. Since medical school, his research has focused on identifying the various pathophysiologic patterns and mechanisms that lead to the heterogeneous syndrome of heart failure. His efforts leverage high dimensional data in many forms including clinical phenotypes, plasma proteomics, metabolomics, and genetics. He is presently engaged in analysis of multi-omic data from the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) and the NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Program. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, transplant cardiology, and mechanical circulatory support.
Colonel Ronit Katz (Ben-Abraham)
Clinical Professor (Affiliated), Primary Care and Population Health
Staff, Primary Care and Population Health
BioColonel (CA) Ronit Katz, MD is The Surgeon General for the CA Guard and a consultant to NASA-Ames Medical Unit. During the current pandemic she has played a vital leadership role in California’s response to the evolving situation and received two NASA-Ames safety awards for her role in COVID -19 prevention.
Professor Katz is Board Certified in Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Katz provides her expertise in occupational and environmental medicine to the CA WRIISC team.
Colonel (Dr.) Katz attended Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel at age 15. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Medical School. She completed a fellowship in cancer research at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and later served as a Faculty Member at the Harvard University School of Public Health.
She is a recipient of Lawrence Livermore National Lab's (LLNL) “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding performance in support of the Health Services Department, received the NASA Group Achievement Award, and was selected as one of the "Top Doctors in Silicon Valley."
In 2007, Dr. Katz received The American Medical Association’s (AMA) “Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award.”
She serves on many boards and committees for local and national professional organizations, including serving in various senior and policy leadership roles in the AMA including Chair of AMA-IMGS Governing council and Delegate to HOD, and representing Stanford University Medical center for AMA-OMSS.
In 2018, Dr. Katz was a keynote speaker at the JMA International Conference on CBRNE/Disaster Preparedness/Counterterrorism in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In 2019 Col. Katz was the Key note speaker for Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) and her presentation was streamed live to other DOE facilities.
Colonel Katz is a national speaker and educator for The American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine( ACOEM) and The New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360 programs.
Colonel Katz, MD is a Clinical Professor(Aff.) at Stanford University Medical Center where she was awarded the "Excellent Teacher Award."
Laurence Katznelson, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Katznelson is an internationally known neuroendocrinologist and clinical researcher, with research expertise in the diagnosis and management of hypopituitarism, the effects of hormones on neurocognitive function, and the development of therapeutics for acromegaly and Cushings syndrome, and neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Katznelson is the medical director of the multidisciplinary Stanford Pituitary Center, a program geared for patient management, clinical research and patient education
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
BioDr. Kawana joined the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology group in 2018 as an Instructor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. He completed his internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and heart failure training at Stanford. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship under Dr. James Spudich in the Department of Biochemistry. He sees advanced heart failure patients in the clinic and attends CCU/heart failure service, and post-heart transplant and MCS service. His research interests are in the fundamental mechanism of inherited cardiomyopathies, and he studies the effect of gene mutation on the cardiac sarcomere function using cutting-edge biochemical and biophysical approaches, which would lead to the development of novel pharmacotherapy that directly modulates cardiac muscle protein. He is involved in multiple clinical trials for pharmacotherapy in inherited cardiomyopathy and also conducting a device study in heart failure.
Casual - Non-Exempt, Medicine
Current Role at StanfordWriter and Editor for the Chair
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
BioThe management of inflammatory bowel disease continues to evolve, with the introduction of biologic and small molecule therapies and new goals of treatment, with an emphasis on healing the bowel. My career goal since my graduation from IBD fellowship in 2012 has been to improve the outcomes and quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In line with these goals, my research has focused investigating new noninvasive diagnostic test, finding factors early in the disease course that might predict a more aggressive disease course and need for different therapies, and investigating new promising effective medications with less side effects.
MD Student, expected graduation Spring 2024
Ph.D. Student in Cancer Biology, admitted Winter 2018
Masters Student in Biomedical Informatics, admitted Winter 2021
BioTimothy is an MD/PhD student studying cancer biology and biomedical informatics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a joint member of Kara Davis's laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics and Garry Nolan's Laboratory in the Department of Pathology.
As a biomedical data scientist, Timothy's research focuses on the application of machine learning to single-cell data analysis in the context of pediatric leukemia. Through the use of emerging, high-throughout single-cell technologies such as mass cytometry and sequence-based cytometry, Timothy's research is designed to build predictive models of patient outcomes - such as relapse or minimal residual disease (MRD) - at the point of diagnosis. To do so, he uses a variety of computational tools including generalized linear models, clustering, and deep learning. In addition, his work prioritizes constructing easy-to-use, highly-reproducible data analysis pipelines that can be shared as open-source tools for the scientific community.
Outside of science, Timothy has a longstanding interest in human rights and social justice work among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. He currently serves as the resident data scientist for the Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion for LGBTQ+ medicals students in medical schools across the United States. As a data scientist at MSPA, Timothy analyzes and visualizes data to guide MSPA's strategic decision-making as well as for academic publication. He also advises and mentors other student members of MSPA performing data analysis in Python and R.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Timothy has received several institutional and national award for both research and advocacy. These include a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Cancer Institute, a Junior Leadership Award from the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) LGBT Workforce, Stanford Medicine’s Integrated Strategic Plan Star Award, and a Point Foundation Scholarship.