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  • Shanthi Kappagoda

    Shanthi Kappagoda

    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.

  • Jaya Karnani, MD

    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.

  • David Karpf

    David Karpf

    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

    Maya M. Kasowski

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) 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.

  • Michele Kastelein

    Michele Kastelein

    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.

  • Tamiko Katsumoto

    Tamiko Katsumoto

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology

    BioTamiko Katsumoto, MD, is a Clinical Associate 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.

  • Daniel Katz

    Daniel Katz

    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)

    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."

  • Rakshit Kaushik

    Rakshit Kaushik

    Student Employee, Med/Quantitative Sciences Unit

    BioHey there! I'm Rakshit Kaushik, hailing from the vibrant city of New Delhi, India. Embarking on my journey, I'm proudly joining the esteemed Stanford University as a member of the undergraduate class of '27. As I step into the realm of higher education, I'm eagerly poised to explore the realms of mathematics and computer science, both of which captivate my fervent interest.

    Diving deep into my academic pursuits, I've been immersed in several enthralling research papers within the realm of mathematics. I take immense delight in blending the worlds of numbers and algorithms, where computer science plays a pivotal role. One such fascinating area I've delved into is Benford's law, uncovering its intricate connections to the digital realm.

    Looking ahead, my aspirations soar as I strive to advance my research endeavors at Stanford, harnessing the incredible opportunities provided by programs such as SURIM and CURIS. These initiatives hold the promise of propelling my passion to new heights, enabling me to unravel more mysteries and push the boundaries of knowledge.

    If you'd like to delve deeper into my projects and experiences, feel free to explore my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakshit-kaushik-93666a249/. I'd be delighted to connect and share more about my fascinating journey!

  • 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.

  • Vanessa Kennedy

    Vanessa Kennedy

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)

    BioDr. Kennedy is a board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of myeloid malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and myelofibrosis (MF). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Kennedy's research focuses on the use of clinical informatics and bioinformatics in understanding cancer biology and improving patient outcomes. She is also actively involved in interventional clinical trials. Her work has been supported by grant funding from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Foundation.