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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)
Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Oncology
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHis present research areas include instruments for biomedical and biological applications including space flight, solid-state sensors and actuators, cell-based sensors for toxin detection and pharmaceutical screening, microfluidics, electronic interfaces to tissue, and biotechnology, all with emphasis on solving practical problems.
Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics
2002 - B.S., Physics, Drohobych State University, Ukraine
2004 - M.S., Physics, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2008 - Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of South Florida (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute), Tampa, FL
2010 - Medical Physics Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2010 - 2015 - Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA
2015 - 2019 - Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford, CA
2019 - present - Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford, CA
2019 - present - Adjunct Associate Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas, Houston, TX
Senior Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
BioDr. Kozal was appointed Senior Associate Dean for Veteran Affairs at Stanford School of Medicine and Chief of Staff at VA Palo Alto Health Care System in 2021. Prior to coming to Stanford, he served as Associate Dean for Veteran Affairs at Yale University School of Medicine and the Chief of Staff at VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
Dr. Kozal is a translational researcher who has focused his research career on three areas: 1) investigating the genetic determinants of HIV and HCV drug resistance, 2) the development of new molecular methods to detect viral mutations, and 3) HIV and HCV clinical trials involving new drugs and diagnostic technology. Dr. Kozal is an expert in microarray and deep sequencing technology receiving patents for his work in genotyping. Dr. Kozal previously directed the Yale HIV Clinical Trials Group and has more than 20 years of experience in running clinical trials, serving as the principal investigator or site investigator on >40 HIV and Hepatitis C trials. He has served on multiple VA and NIH/NCI review panels and is a current a member of the DHHS/NIH Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.
Gerald M. Reaven, MD, Professor of Endocrinology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research interests are in the general area of cellular lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. The work is aimed primarily at understanding the mechanisms regulating cholesterol and triglyceride accumulation in cells. We utilize a variety of techniques from cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.
Helena Chmura Kraemer
Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in the methodology pertinent to dealing with research problems where biological and behavioral interests meet. These interests have been applied not only in psychiatric research, but in those areas of Cardiology, Pediatrics and other fields of medicine in which behavioral research is becoming ever more salient.
Lironn Kraler, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
BioDr. Kraler is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty training in vascular neurology, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kraler is also the Associate Program Director for the Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Stanford.
Before joining the faculty at Stanford, Dr. Kraler attended medical school at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. She completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital where she served as chief resident, followed by her Vascular Neurology fellowship training at Stanford. She then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) focused on addressing the high cost of care in US Hospitals.
Her research interests include improving access and quality of population health and developing high-value innovations in care delivery that decrease the cost of care while improving the quality to patients. In addition, she has a strong interest in medical education. Dr. Kraler has received recognition for outstanding medical student teaching from the Department of Neurology.
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs and Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch Interests: 1) NK Cell Responses to EBV, 2) Exosomes in Immune Responses, 3) Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell-Mediated Graft Prolongation, 4)Transplant Immunology
Elliot J. Krane
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric Anesthesia) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe management of pain in children using intraspinal opioids, regional anesthetics, and novel analgesic agents; cerebral and osmolar complications of diabetic ketoacidosis in children.
Paul and Mildred Berg Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests- Lung development and stem cells
- Neural circuits of breathing and speaking
- Lung diseases including lung cancer
- New genetic model organism for biology, behavior, health and conservation
Ian H. Kratter, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Kratter is an adult psychiatrist and fellowship-trained neuropsychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also director of Invasive Technologies in the Stanford Brain Stimulation Laboratory.
His clinical interests include the psychiatric and cognitive aspects of movement disorders like Parkinson's and Tourette's as well as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and non-invasive and invasive neuromodulation for neuropsychiatric illness.
His research interests focus on improving outcomes and understanding the mechanisms of neuromodulatory treatments. This includes both clinical and more mechanistic studies using techniques like repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and deep brain stimulation in combination with neuroimaging and electrophysiology. He is a co-investigator for such studies focusing on obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, and acute suidical ideation.
Dr. Kratter has published articles on topics such as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and gene-targeting therapy for Huntington disease. His work has appeared in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and American Journal of Human Genetics. He also co-authored the chapter on major depression in the textbook Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practice.
Dr. Kratter has presented his work at the annual meetings of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Hereditary Disease Foundation, and Society for Neuroscience. Topics include cognitive changes following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, antipsychotic-induced thrombocytopenia, and mediators of pathology in Huntington’s disease.
For his scholarship and research achievements, Dr. Kratter has won multiple honors. They include the Miller Foundation Award for Psychiatric Research. He also won the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
He is or has been a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and Society for Neuroscience.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
BioDr. Emily Kraus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and takes a unique approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries in athletes of all ages. She is involved in multiple Stanford IRB-approved research projects, including The Healthy Runner Project, a multicenter prospective interventional study focused on bone stress injury prevention in collegiate middle and long distance runners.
Dr. Kraus also spends time performing gait analysis at the Stanford Run Safe Injury Prevention Program and serves as a medical advisors for the Adaptive Sports Injury Prevention Program at the Palo Alto VA. She has research and clinical interests in endurance sports medicine, injury prevention, running biomechanics, the prevention of bone stress injuries in collegiate athletes and the promotion of health and wellness at any age of life.
She has completed seven marathons including Boston Marathon twice and one 50k ultramarathon. With running and staying physically active as one of her personal passions, she recognizes the importance of fitness for overall wellbeing and the prevention of chronic medical conditions.
Alan M. Krensky, M.D.
Shelagh Galligan Professor in the School of Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMechanisms and therapies for infection, cancer, autoimmunity and transplantation.
Prashanth Krishnamohan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
BioDr. Krishnamohan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist. He is a clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurological sciences and, by courtesy, of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition, he is Medical Director of the Neurosciences Service Line at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare and is Medical Director of its Stroke program.
Dr. Krishnamohan excels in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. His clinical interests include the management of stroke, epilepsy, concussion, and coma. With every patient, his goal is to provide personalized care designed to optimize neurological function for the best possible clinical outcome and quality of life.
He has published extensively on topics including innovations in stroke care quality management and measurement, rapid bedside evaluation of seizures in the ICU, and EEG metrics in comatose cardiac arrest patients. Articles by Dr. Krishnamohan have appeared in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Quality Management in Healthcare, Current Infectious Disease Reports, and other journals. He has presented his research findings at the annual meetings of the Neurocritical Care Society and American Academy of Neurology.
He has authored chapters on post-concussive syndrome, stroke, and other conditions for the guidebook Ferri’s Clinical Advisor. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Neurohospitalist, and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.
Dr. Krishnamohan has won recognition from Stanford Health Care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research – the latter two his alma maters.
Dr. Krishnamohan is a member of the Neurocritical Care Society, American Academy of Neurology, and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. He volunteers as a community health educator with numerous organizations.
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research studies the mechanisms by which blood platelets and parent megakaryocytes respond to disease.
We utilize integrative strategies of omics-based discovery (from large clinical cohorts) paired with validation through molecular, cellular, in-vivo and machine learning algorithms.
Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS/FAAP
Emile Holman Professor, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSurgical Innovation, Simulation and Virtual Reality in Surgical Education, Fetal Healing-Cellular and Biochemical Mechanisms
Sara Marie Krzyzaniak
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
BioSara M. Krzyzaniak, MD FACEP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She joined the Stanford University family after 8 years at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria where she served in multiple education roles including EM Clerkship Director and Residency Assistant/Associate Program Director. While in these roles she received several awards recognizing her excellence in teaching and education including "Mentor of the year", "Teacher of the year", and "Outstanding Junior Faculty". She was also recognized nationally by the American College of Emergency Physicians with the "National Emergency Medicine Junior Faculty Teaching Award".
Dr. Krzyzaniak's scholarly work has included curriculum development for pediatric stabilization and resuscitation for low-middle income countries, development and implementation of an augmented reality application for pediatric code cart instruction, and best practices in social media for physicians. Presently her scholarly work focuses on the remediation of struggling learners and gender issues in academic medicine. She has also been a course director for Residents as Teachers curriculum as well as an Intern Preparatory Course for medical students.
Beyond her scholarly endeavors and residency leadership roles, Dr. Krzyzaniak also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the national faculty development program Faculty Incubator which is supported by the medical education startup Academic Life in Emergency Medicine.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDrugs and toxins-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension, clinical outcomes research, acute kidney injury in pulmonary arterial hypertension
Walter B Reinhold Professor in the School of Engineering, Robert Bosch Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Current Research and Scholarly Interestscomputaitonal simulation of brain development, cortical folding, computational simulation of cardiac disease, heart failure, left ventricular remodeling, electrophysiology, excitation-contraction coupling, computer-guided surgical planning, patient-specific simulation
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - Medical Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAkash is passionate about taking advances in genomics and applying them for patient care. After training in Chemical and Bioengineering at the University of Minnesota and Stanford University he started the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Washington and obtained a PhD in Genome Sciences. With his thesis advisor, Jay Shendure, Akash used next generation sequencing technologies to characterize the development and evolution of prostate cancer and glioblastoma. He also designed and implemented new methods using next-generation sequencing with applications for cancer genetics and prenatal genetic testing. He has published six first-author publications in journals including Nature Medicine, PNAS and Genome Medicine and is a co-inventor on one licensed patent. As a medical geneticist, Akash believes that the best approach to improve outcomes for children with complex congenital medical conditions stems from earlier diagnosis and intervention. To that effect, his current research goals are 1) to develop new genomic methods that identify children at risk for complex congenital diseases earlier, 2) to understand the molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disease in children that may serve as potential avenues for treatment and 3) to improve access and implementation of genomics more broadly in the clinic.
Andre Kumar MD, MEd
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
BioAndre Kumar earned his MD degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Stanford University. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford Division of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Kumar currently serves as co-president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Bay Area Chapter and is the director of the medicine consult/procedure service. His professional interests include point-of-care ultrasound and clinical research in the era of COVID-19. He is a course instructor for the SHM ultrasound certification program. He is the lead investigator for a multicenter trial related to ultrasound and COVID-19 (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04384055). He is also an investigator for the National Institutes of Health ACTT and ACTIV trials for COVID-19 treatment. A full list of his publications on Pubmed can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=andre+kumar
In addition to ultrasound, Dr. Kumar is passionate about medical education and improving physician training. He earned a Master's in Education from Stanford University (2019) and is a 2019-2020 fellow for the Rathmann Medical Education Fellowship. His educational interests include educational technology, curriculum design, and leveraging educational outcomes research to improve curricula. As a resident, he developed the Stanford Hospitalist Advanced Practice and Education (SHAPE) Program, which was the first resident-run hospitalist training track in the country. He currently serves as the director for the SHAPE Program, as well as co-director for the Advanced Clinical Skills course in the Stanford School of Medicine.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
BioDr Kumari’s clinical interests lie in taking care of patients with Hepatitis C , cirrhosis and complications, liver cancer and management of post transplant patients. Her research interests are doing Translational research in Portal Hypertension and its complications.
Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe develop statistical and machine learning frameworks to learn predictive, dynamic and causal models of gene regulation from heterogeneous functional genomics data.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy main interest is in understanding the biology of human neoplasms, using traditional histopathology, molecular genetic techniques, and other modalities. In particular, I am interested in soft tissue and genitourinary neoplasms, especially prostate cancer.
I am also interested in the classification and nomenclature of neoplasms and in practical research that helps us refine these, using a variety of techniques but still principally guided by histopathology.
I also work on developing next generation sequencing-based tests for genotyping tumors and in expanding the scope of this testing with the goal of identifying patients eligible for novel targeting therapies.
Maureen Lyles D'Ambrogio Professor
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study cancer biology, intestinal stem cells (ISC), and angiogenesis. We use primary organoid cultures of diverse tissues and tumor biopsies for immunotherapy modeling, oncogene functional screening and stem cell biology. Angiogenesis projects include blood-brain barrier regulation, stroke therapeutics and anti-angiogenic cancer therapy. ISC projects apply organoid culture and ko mice to injury-inducible vs homeostatic stem cells and symmetric division mechanisms.
WILLIAM T. KUO, MD, FSIR, FCCP, FSVM, FACR, FCIRSE
Professor of Radiology (Interventional Radiology)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) LASER-ASSISTED AND COMPLEX IVC FILTER RETRIEVAL
2) CATHETER-DIRECTED THERAPY FOR ACUTE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
3) INTERNATIONAL PE REGISTRY
4) IVC FILTER REGISTRY
5) ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF CAVAL AND DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS
Clair Mariam Kuriakose
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioClair Kuriakose is a Physician Assistant with a clinical background in Pediatric Surgery. She joined Stanford September 2014 as the first Manager of Advanced Practice with the Center for Advanced Practice and officially transitioned to the Executive Director of Advanced Practice on August 2017. Clair is passionate about the value advanced practice providers bring to the complex and ever-changing healthcare industry and truly enjoys collaborating with the various Advanced Practice Providers in the organization to ensure the best care for our patients.
Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Epidemiology and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI aim to understand cancer burden and improve treatment quality at the population level. I have a strong focus on genetic risk assessment and precision oncology. I lead epidemiologic studies of cancer risk factors, clinical trials of novel approaches to cancer risk reduction, and decision analyses of strategies to optimize cancer outcomes.
Associate Professor (Teaching) of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the physical and mental health of military service members.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImplementation of noninvasive detection of malignancies in the clinic remains difficult due to both technical and clinical challenges. These include necessary improvements in sensitivity and specificity of biomarkers, as well as demonstration of clinical utility of these assays. My research focuses on technical development and implementation of assays to detect and track cancers in order to facilitate personalized disease management.
Ware Kuschner, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOccupational and environmental lung disease; Pulmonary and systemic responses to toxicant inhalation; Indoor and outdoor air pollution health effects;
Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kushida is a neurologist and sleep specialist who directs several NIH- and industry-sponsored research studies, focused on topics such as the physical features and neurocognitive changes associated with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, the epidemiology and treatment of restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movement disorder, primary care sleep education and training, and countermeasures for sleep loss.
Andrea Lynn Kussman
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kussman conducts research on injury prevention and athlete wellness. Specific areas of interest include the female athlete, endurance athletes, bone health, mental health in athletes, exercise as medicine, and medical education. Previous research has included work on the female and male athlete triad, eating disorders in athletes, mental health in athletes, mononucleosis infection in athletes, cardiac complications of COVID-19, and concussion.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kvam's research focuses on 1) how to measure quality of care for patients with neurologic disease, 2) the value and impact of neurohospitalist models of care on patient outcomes and trainee education and 3) outcomes in rare diseases like autoimmune encephalitis.
Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
BioDr. Kwo is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the Stanford University where he joined the faculty in November 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, he was at Indiana University for 21 years where he served as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He has distinguished himself in the field of Hepatitis C therapeutics and has been the principal investigator on multiple international trials. He recently authored the ACG Clinical Guideline: Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Chemistries.
Albert Hyukjae Kwon, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioDr. Kwon joined the Stanford Pain Medicine faculty in 2021. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and board-eligible in General Pediatrics. His clinical focus is in chronic pain care transition from adolescence to adulthood. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team and leveraging digital health solutions, he is building the Stanford Adolescent and Young Adult Pain Program to bridge the Pediatric Pain Management Program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the Stanford Pain Management Center at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
Dr. Kwon completed his B.S. degree in Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. As an undergraduate student, he pursued bone tissue engineering and stem cell research within the MIT Langer Lab and drug delivery research within the Laboratory for Biomaterials and Drug Delivery at Boston Children's Hospital. He then received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. As a medical student, he did research in neuroengineering and optogenetics in the MIT Media Lab. He completed a combined residency in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Stanford Hospital.
With his diverse research background in various engineering fields, he continues to collaborate with colleagues across academia and industry in medical device and technology development. During the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic and when a critical shortage of ICU ventilators was looming in the United States, he co-led the clinical team for the MIT Emergency Ventilator project (https://emergency-vent.mit.edu/), which published an open-source reference design for converting any manual resuscitator bag into a basic ventilator. This open-source reference design has given rise to multiple spin-off ventilator designs across the globe and continues to save countless patient lives in countries where limited critical care resources are available. Dr. Kwon is interested in building more resilient critical care healthcare systems leveraging technology that is actually designed to meet the infrastructural challenges in developing countries.
Gina Park Kwon, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology
BioDr. Gina Kwon is a board certified dermatologist specializing in comprehensive dermatologic care covering skin cancer treatment and prevention, evaluation of moles and skin growths, actinic keratosis, warts, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and contact dermatitis.
Dr. Kwon received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Brown University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and then received her medical degree at Stanford University. After medical school, Dr. Kwon completed an internship in Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore before completing her dermatology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed the last year of her residency at Stanford as a research fellow and clinical resident where she studied new ways to prevent and treat basal cell carcinomas.
Instructor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCirrhosis, portal hypertension, liver transplantation, transplant outcomes, organ allocation, population health, quality and systems improvement
Bernice Kwong, MD
Clinical Professor, Dermatology
BioBernice Kwong, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Director of the Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program, and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consult Service. She has a special interest in the management of cutaneous complications that arise in hospitalized patients and cancer patients. She runs the Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program at the Stanford Cancer Center, where she manages skin side effects of cancer therapies including chemotherapy-related skin reactions, radiation dermatitis, and graft-versus-host disease. Dr. Kwong completed medical school at Yale University, and completed her dermatology residency at Stanford University in 2012.