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  • Masataka Kawana

    Masataka Kawana

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    BioDr. Kawana joined the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology group in 2018. 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.

  • Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D.

    Mark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dennis Farrey Family Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMark A. Kay, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Program in Human Gene Therapy and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics. Respected worldwide for his work in gene therapy for hemophilia, Dr. Kay and his laboratory focus on establishing the scientific principles and developing the technologies needed for achieving persistent and therapeutic levels of gene expression in vivo. The major disease models are hemophilia, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B viral infections.

  • Abha Khandelwal

    Abha Khandelwal

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCardiovascular disease in Pregnancy
    Valvular Heart Disease
    Cardiomyopathy
    Pericardial disease
    Heart Disease in South Asians
    Women's Cardiovascular Disease

  • Butrus Khuri-Yakub

    Butrus Khuri-Yakub

    Professor (Research) of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus

    BioButrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received the BS degree from the American University of Beirut, the MS degree from Dartmouth College, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. His current research interests include medical ultrasound imaging and therapy, ultrasound neuro-stimulation, chemical/biological sensors, gas flow and energy flow sensing, micromachined ultrasonic transducers, and ultrasonic fluid ejectors. He has authored over 600 publications and has been principal inventor or co-inventor of 107 US and international issued patents. He was awarded the Medal of the City of Bordeaux in 1983 for his contributions to Nondestructive Evaluation, the Distinguished Advisor Award of the School of Engineering at Stanford University in 1987, the Distinguished Lecturer Award of the IEEE UFFC society in 1999, a Stanford University Outstanding Inventor Award in 2004, Distinguished Alumnus Award of the School of Engineering of the American University of Beirut in 2005, Stanford Biodesign Certificate of Appreciation for commitment to educate, mentor and inspire Biodesgin Fellows, 2011, and 2011 recipient of IEEE Rayleigh award.

  • Kiran Kaur Khush, MD

    Kiran Kaur Khush, MD

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Khush'’s clinical research interests include the evaluation of donors and recipients for heart transplantation; mechanisms of adverse outcomes after heart transplantation, including cardiac allograft vasculopathy and antibody-mediated rejection; and development of non-invasive diagnostic approaches for post-transplant monitoring.

  • Joel Killen

    Joel Killen

    Professor (Research) of Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research is focused on the development and evaluation of cigarette smoking prevention and cessation therapies and obesity prevention treatments for children, adolescents and adults.

  • Dan Seung Kim, MD, PhD, MPH

    Dan Seung Kim, MD, PhD, MPH

    Fellow in Graduate Medical Education

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research projects within the laboratory of Euan Ashley center around the broad topic of exercise, physiology, and cardiovascular disease:
    1. Digital health interventions - I previously have published on the topic of digital health interventions delivered via an iPhone app (Kim and Javed et al, European Heart Journal - Digital Health 2023). We found that personalizing interventions based on individual's baseline activity was more effective in increasing short-term physical activity than other "one-size fits all" approaches. In our next phase, we will extend this to under-represented populations in digital health and implement cutting-edge artificial intelligence models to improve our interventions.
    2. Molecular mechanisms of exercise physiologic adaptations - using time-series multi-omic data, we aim to map out the molecular responses to endurance exercise training in rats, using data from the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC). See our recent review in Nature Reviews Genetics - Kim et al, 2021.
    3. Effect of physical activity on coronary artery disease symptoms and outcomes - in collaboration with Dr David Maron and the ISCHEMIA study, I am investigating the effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior on symptoms related to known coronary heart disease and separately, the outcome of all-cause mortality.
    4. Exercise [hysiology - in collaboration with Dr Francois Haddad and Dr Jonathan Myers, I am working on projects to better standardize reporting of maximal oxygen uptake. In brief, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) is an extremely valuable prognostic, but estimation of this physiologic value is poor in certain populations. We are working to improve estimation of this variable and demonstrating its efficacy in predicting hard outcomes in patients with heart failure.
    5. Outcomes in inherited cardiomyopathies - under the mentorship of Dr Euan Ashley, I am building my clinical expertise in treating patients with inherited cardiomyopathies. The Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease (SCICD) is home to clinical care of patients with inherited cardiomyopathies, channelopathies, inherited lipid disorders, neuromuscular disorders (e.g., muscular dystrophy), and vascular disorders (e.g., Marfan's and other aorthopathies). Our clinic is nested within the Heart Failure program and manages those patients who are progressing toward advanced heart failure therapies, such as transplant or left ventricular assist devices. Within this clinic, I am leading projects to describe our experience with mavacamten, a first of its class treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction.

  • Gloria S. Kim

    Gloria S. Kim

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMedical education
    Health services delivery
    Management of chronic disease
    Patient and physician satisfaction