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  • 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 an Associate Professor of Surgery and an Acute Care Surgeon whose practice encompasses trauma surgery, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. She is an NIH funded public health researcher whose focus is on improving access to and quality of care for trauma and other 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. She was promoted to Associate Professor in the University Medical Line in 2023.

    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.

  • Katherine C. Konvinse, MD, PhD

    Katherine C. Konvinse, MD, PhD

    Affiliate, Department Funds
    Fellow in Pediatrics - Allergy and Clinical Immunology

    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