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  • Joseph Liao, MD

    Joseph Liao, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr. Joseph Liao, M.D., is a board-certified anesthesiologist, pain management specialist, and clinical instructor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he brings a wealth of expertise to the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine.

    His clinical interests span a wide range of pain conditions with an emphasis on back pain, neck pain, joint pain, nerve pain, cancer-related pain, chronic post-surgical pain, and chronic post-traumatic pain. He specializes in neuromodulation, such as spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. Dr. Liao’s expertise extends to minimally invasive surgical spine interventions, using techniques like radiofrequency ablation, percutaneous decompression, fusion, and steroid injections. He is skilled in using ultrasonography and fluoroscopy to address spine, degenerative joint, and musculoskeletal diseases, as well as neurolysis and ablation for cancer-related pain.

    In his research, Dr. Liao focuses on innovative therapies through neuromodulation and minimally invasive spine interventions, with his work published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple pain and anesthesiology journals. He is actively engaged in presenting and teaching at national and international conferences.

    Dr. Liao is an avid patient and physician advocate. He takes pride in facilitating safe care and enjoys teaching other physicians how to safely deliver anesthetics and pain care in various forums. He adheres to the philosophy of applying the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. His goal is to utilize minimally invasive interventions to enhance functionality, elevate quality of life, and alleviate pain.

    He serves on leadership boards and is affiliated with numerous esteemed medical associations such as the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Pacific Spine and Pain Society, California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and World Academy of Pain Medicine United.

  • Geoffrey Lighthall

    Geoffrey Lighthall

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch Interests

    I1. Care of the critically ill outside of the ICU
    A. Development and evaluation of Medical Emergency Teams (aka. Rapid
    Response Teams)
    B. Detecting deterioration of non-ICU patients
    C. Cardiac arrest teams

    II. Training for patient care crises -- emphasis on use of patient simulation methods
    A. ICU team training
    B. Simulation in medical student ICU education
    C. Resuscitation skills for code blue and RRT responses

  • Theresa Lii, M.D., M.S.

    Theresa Lii, M.D., M.S.

    Clinical Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    Postdoctoral Scholar, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEvaluating the analgesic and antidepressant effects of ketamine in humans

  • Steven Seth Lipman

    Steven Seth Lipman

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioThe thematic focus of my clinical work and research centers on Women's Health. In the clinical domain, I care for patients spanning the continuum of conception through birth and afterwards, such as patients requiring assisted reproductive technologies at the REI Clinic, parturients presenting to Labor & Delivery, and patients requiring gynecologic or breast surgical procedures. In the research domain, I have previously been interested in the ways in which team performance and facility factors can affect patient safety as they relate to Women's and Neonatal Health. As a result, my scholarly publications have been related to obstetric simulation and team performance and maternal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. After 6 years in private practice in Southern California, I've returned to The Farm as Program Director of the Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship. In this next phase of my career, I'm going to focus my energies on mentoring fellows on the labor unit.

  • Javier Lorenzo

    Javier Lorenzo

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr. Javier Lorenzo is the Associate Division Chief of Anesthesia Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. He is also a Medical Informatics Director for the critical care areas and serves as Co-Chair of the Patient Safety Committee for Stanford HealthCare.