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  • 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

  • Juyong Brian Kim

    Juyong Brian Kim

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe lifetime risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is determined by the genetic makeup and exposure to modifiable risk factors. The Cardiovascular Link to Environmental ActioN (CLEAN) Lab is interested in understanding how various environmental pollutants (eg. tobacco, e-cigarettes, air pollution and wildfire) interact with genes to affect the transcriptome, epigenome, and eventually disease phenotype of CVD. The current focus is to investigate how different toxic exposures can adversely remodel the vascular wall leading to increased cardiac events. We intersect human genomic discoveries with animal models of disease, in-vitro and in-vivo systems of exposure, single-cell sequencing technologies to solve these questions. Additionally, we collaborate with various members of the Stanford community to develop biomarkers that will aid with detection and prognosis of CVD. We are passionate about the need to reduce the environmental effects on health through strong advocacy and outreach.
    (http://kimlab.stanford.edu)

  • Seung K. Kim  M.D., Ph.D.

    Seung K. Kim M.D., Ph.D.

    KM Mulberry Professor, Professor of Developmental Biology, of Medicine (Endocrinology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study the development of pancreatic islet cells using molecular, embryologic and genetic methods in several model systems, including mice, pigs, human pancreas, embryonic stem cells, and Drosophila. Our work suggests that critical factors required for islet development are also needed to maintain essential functions of the mature islet. These approaches have informed efforts to generate replacement islets from renewable sources for diabetes.

  • Abby C. King

    Abby C. King

    David and Susan Heckerman Professor and Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy interests include applications of behavioral theory and social ecological approaches to achieve large scale changes impacting chronic disease prevention and control; expanding the reach and translation of evidence-based interventions through state-of-the-art technologies; exploring social and physical environmental influences on health; applying community participatory research perspectives to address health disparities; and policy-level approaches to health promotion/disease prevention.

  • Derek M. Klarin, MD

    Derek M. Klarin, MD

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery)
    On Leave from 06/01/2024 To 05/31/2025

    BioDr. Klarin is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon.

    For each patient, he develops a comprehensive, compassionate care plan customized to individual needs. His goal is to help each patient achieve the best possible health and quality of life.

    Dr. Klarin performs the full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment procedures for cardiovascular conditions. He treats carotid disease, peripheral artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, venous thromboembolism, and other vascular diseases.

    To help advance his field, Dr. Klarin has conducted research. The American Heart Association, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other organizations have provided grants to support his studies. He also has co-patented advances in predicting and scoring risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other conditions.

    He has published extensively and co-authored more than 50 articles on new techniques and technology for diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disorders. His work has appeared in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Circulation, JAMA, Nature Medicine, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    He also has made many invited presentations to his peers. He has spoken at the Vascular Research Initiatives Conference presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, and the annual meeting of the American Society for Human Genetics. Topics include risk factors for peripheral artery disease, the benefits of ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, and the impact of genetic variations on cardiovascular disease.

    He is a member of the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium. He is a founding member of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Genetics Consortium and the Peripheral Artery Disease Genetics Consortium. He is also a candidate member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

  • Joshua W. Knowles

    Joshua W. Knowles

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic basis of coronary disease
    Genetic basis of insulin resistance
    Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

  • Lisa Marie Knowlton, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSC

    Lisa Marie Knowlton, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSC

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    BioDr. Knowlton is a trauma and critical care surgeon and NIH funded public health researcher whose focus is on improving access to and quality of care for trauma and surgical patients. She obtained her medical degree at McGill University and completed her general surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Her desire to understand varied healthcare systems and develop solutions for vulnerable surgical populations led her to obtain an M.P.H. at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and complete a research fellowship at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Most recently, she trained as a Surgical Critical Care fellow at Stanford University Medical Center and joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in early 2018.

    Dr. Knowlton's research focuses on improving health equity, addressing barriers in access to care and reducing disparities among vulnerable surgical populations, including underinsured trauma patients. She is also investigating the financial burden that injury imposes upon both patients and hospitals, with the goal of finding economically sustainable strategies for ensuring best outcomes among trauma patients. These include the study of emergency Medicaid programs at the state and national level. Dr. Knowlton’s work has been funded by the American College of Surgeons (the 17th C. James Carrico Faculty Research Fellowship), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and the NIH. She has received an R21 by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and most recently an R01 for her work (2023-2028). Dr. Knowlton is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is a member of the AAST Diversity and Inclusion and Healthcare Economics Committees, and also serves on the Association for Academic Surgery’s Publications Committee. She was the inaugural Chair of the Associate Member Council of the AAST and currently serves as the Associate Vice Chair of Research for the Stanford Department of Surgery. She was recently recognized by the AAST by receiving the 2023 Canizaro award for best presentation and manuscript at the annual meeting. Dr. Knowlton was also selected as the 2023-24 U.S. recipient of the James IV Surgical Association Traveling Fellowship.

  • Brian Kobilka

    Brian Kobilka

    Hélène Irwin Fagan Chair of Cardiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStructure, function and physiology of adrenergic receptors.

  • Fikunwa Kolawole

    Fikunwa Kolawole

    MD Student with Scholarly Concentration in Bioengineering / Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Sciences, expected graduation Spring 2028

    BioFikunwa is a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate in the cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Lab (Ennis Lab) in the Stanford Radiology Department. His research, which is at the intersection between medicine and engineering, is focused on developing mechanics-based clinical biomarkers for heart disease. Through his research, he aims to establish a comprehensively validated and clinically viable tool for estimating in vivo heart tissue stiffness to better understand and manage heart failure.

    He began his academic journey as a mechanical engineering undergraduate student at Howard University during which time he also worked as a researcher at the FDA’s department of applied mechanics, characterizing the mechanical response of metals used in implantable cardiovascular devices. At Howard, he also supported research in the Applied Mechanics and Materials Lab and Biosensors Lab, as an undergraduate research assistant. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, in 2019, he joined Stanford University’s mechanical engineering department. He is also affiliated with the Radiology departments at Stanford and the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System. He is deeply passionate about empowering minority students to pursue STEM careers. Additionally, he is a fellow of the Bio-X, Stanford’s Interdisciplinary biosciences institute

  • Katherine C. Konvinse, MD, PhD

    Katherine C. Konvinse, MD, PhD

    Affiliate, Department Funds
    Resident in Pediatrics

    BioKatherine Konvinse, MD, PhD is a resident physician in the Stanford Pediatric Residency Research Track Program. She completed her MD and PhD training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her current research focuses on characterizing the serum antibody responses in pediatric patients exposed to viral infections including COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) under the mentorship of Professor PJ Utz.

  • Nishita Kothary, MD

    Nishita Kothary, MD

    Professor of Radiology (Interventional Radiology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInterventional Oncology: Percutaneous and transarterial interventions for diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic tumors (lung, liver and renal)


    Research Interest:
    Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Oncology