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  • Chelsea Ma, MD

    Chelsea Ma, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    BioChelsea Ma, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Ma received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University. She attended medical school at the University of California Davis, and internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. She completed her dermatology residency at University of California Davis, serving as Chief Resident her final year. She completed a clinical research fellowship, focusing on neutrophilic dermatoses, blistering diseases, melanoma, eczema and psoriasis. Her clinical interests include general dermatology and complex medical dermatology.

  • Michael Ma

    Michael Ma

    Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab aims to understand the biomechanics that govern a wide spectrum of congenital heart defects, and how those biomechanics change with contemporary operative repair strategies. We simulate operations virtually via CFD, and in ex vivo and in vivo animal models, and analyze how the changes we make alter fluid flow, pressure, and stresses throughout the system. We hope that these experiments can impact and optimize existing techniques that translate quickly to the operating room.

  • David Maahs

    David Maahs

    Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    BioDr David M. Maahs is the Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology, and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs in Pediatrics at Stanford University and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He earned his MD followed by Pediatric Residency at the University of New Mexico. After 3 years on New Mexico’s faculty, Dr. Maahs completed a Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship and a concurrent PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Colorado. He remained on Colorado’s faculty for 10 years, advancing to Professor of Pediatrics before moving to Stanford. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Maahs received a BA and MA in English from the University of Kansas and was inspired to pursue a medical career after serving in the Peace Corps with assignments in Tunisia and the Central African Republic.

    Dr. Maahs’ leadership experiences include being a past co-Chair (2013-16) for Protocols and Publications with the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange for which he continues as Director of International Collaborations. This complements his role as President-elect for the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD, 2021-25) and Editor-in-Chief for the 2018 ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines. He served on the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association (ADA, 2016-18), which writes the annual ADA Standards of Care. Previously, he served on the ADA Scientific Sessions committee representing the Council on Youth. He has also served on national committees for the American Heart Association, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, and multiple journal editorial boards and review committees.

    His scholarly interest is improving care and preventing complications in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Along with Dr Peter Chase, he is author of the 12th and 13th editions of Understanding Diabetes, or ‘Pink Panther,’ which are the most widely used educational books for children newly diagnosed with T1D, distributed internationally by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). More specifically, he has conducted epidemiologic studies that help generate hypotheses for clinical studies, including trials to develop artificial pancreas systems to improve glucose control, lower disease burden, prevent the complications of diabetes, and reduce disparities in diabetes care. He is author or co-author of over 350 research publications. His multi-disciplinary research has been funded by the JDRF, the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

    Dr Maahs is Associate Director for the recently formed and NIDDK P30 funded Stanford University Diabetes Research Center (https://sdrc.stanford.edu). His collaborations extend to his role as Principal Investigator (PI) or steering committee member for NIH funded multi-center clinical trials including the FLEX, PERL, and ACTION studies as well as multiple Artificial Pancreas clinical trials. Education, mentorship, and training leadership includes being Program Director with Dr. Georgeanna Klingensmith on the Barbara Davis Center T32 and K12 training grants in Pediatric Endocrinology while at the University of Colorado. He is the PI on the Stanford NIH funded K12 "Training Research Leaders in Type 1 Diabetes.' Dr Maahs is also the Associate Chair for Academic Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics.

    While in the Peace Corps, David met his wife, Christine Walravens, who is also a Pediatrician at Stanford. They enjoy outdoor activities and traveling with their adult children.

  • Alex Macario MD MBA

    Alex Macario MD MBA

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Macario studies health care economics & outcomes, with a special focus on surgery and anesthesia. He is well known for helping develop the field of operating room management, and is keenly interested in the cost-effectiveness analyses of drugs and devices. For the past decade Dr. Macario has added medical education as a research priority to better understand methods to best teach students and residents.

  • M Bruce MacIver

    M Bruce MacIver

    Professor (Research) of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study drug effects on the nervous system. Cellular, synaptic and molecular drug actions are investigated using electrophysiological and pharmacological tools in cortical/hippocampal brain slice preparations. We are also interested in mechanisms of neuronal integration and synchronization, especially related to patterns of EEG activity seen in vivo and in brain slices.

  • Crystal Mackall

    Crystal Mackall

    Ernest and Amelia Gallo Family Professor and Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRecent clinical studies, by us and others, have demonstrated that genetically engineered T cells can eradicate cancers resistant to all other therapies. We are identifying new targets for these therapeutics, exploring pathways of resistance to current cell therapies and creating next generation platforms to overcome therapeutic resistance. We have discovered novel insights into the biology of human T cell exhaustion and developed approaches to prevent and reverse this phenomenon.

  • Kristen Klepac MacKenzie, MD

    Kristen Klepac MacKenzie, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr. Kristen MacKenzie is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine. Dr. MacKenzie graduated AOA from medical school at UCSF and then completed her anesthesia residency and pain medicine fellowships at Stanford. She works at the Stanford Pain Management Center with specialty interests in chronic pelvic and abdominal pain, as well as peripartum pain. She is part of the Stanford Pelvic Health Center for interdisciplinary, multimodal care.

    She also teaches in the Stanford Medical School as the pain team lead for clinical rotations and serves a Clinical Continuity Clerkship Instructor. Additionally, Dr. MacKenzie completed the Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) Honors Scholars Program focusing on education of non-anesthesia trained pain medicine fellows on inpatient pain management curriculum, which was a project supported by the Anesthesia Teaching Awards Scholar Program.

    Clinical focus:

    Pelvic pain, due to multiple causes including:
    Dyspareunia
    Painful Bladder Syndrome/ Interstitial cystitis/ Dysuria
    Endometriosis
    Fibroids
    Pelvis Congestion Syndrome
    Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    Pudendal Nerve Pain
    Rectal/Anal Pain
    Vulvar Pain/ Vulvodynia/ Vaginismus

    Nerve entrapment syndromes, including hernia nerve entrapment

    Post-partum and Peri-partum pain
    Abdominal pain
    Musculoskeletal pain

    She focuses treatment plans around ultrasound and fluoroscopy procedures, non-opioid pain medications, non-drug treatments such as pain psychology, acupuncture, massage, movement therapy and physical therapy.

    For new patients: (650)723-6238 (telephone) and (650)320-9443 (fax)
    For existing patients: (650)723-6238 (telephone)

  • Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

    Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

    Redlich Professor, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMultiple NIH funded projects to characterize CNS mechanisms of human pain. Comparative effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy and chronic pain self-management within the context of opioid reduction (PCORI funded). Single session pain catastrophizing treatment: comparative efficacy & mechanisms (NIH R01). Development and implementation of an open-source learning healthcare system, CHOIR (http://choir/stanford.edu), to optimize pain care and innovative research in real-world patients.

  • Daniel V. Madison

    Daniel V. Madison

    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur underlying forms of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity such as long-term potentiation and long-term depression, and in particular the function and plasticity of Parvalbumin-containing interneurons in neocortex. In the past few years, we have used a combinatorial approach to comparing physiological and anatomical plasticity-induced changes in synapses using electrode recording and Array Tomography in the same neurons.

  • Merritt Maduke

    Merritt Maduke

    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMolecular mechanisms of ion chnanels & transporters studied by integration of structural and electrophysiological methods.

  • Holden Maecker

    Holden Maecker

    Professor (Research) of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI'm interested in immune monitoring of T cell responses to chronic pathogens and cancer, and the correlation of T cell response signatures with disease protection.

  • Paul M. Maggio, MD, MBA, FACS

    Paul M. Maggio, MD, MBA, FACS

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioDr. Paul Maggio is a Professor of Surgery, Chief Quality Officer for Stanford Health Care, and Associate Dean for Quality and Clinical Affairs in the Stanford School of Medicine. He trained in General Surgery at Brown University and obtained advanced training in Adult Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of Michigan. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and is triple board certified in General Surgery, Critical Care, and Medical Informatics. His clinical focus is on Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care Medicine, and his academic career has been centered on quality improvement, patient safety, and the application of systems engineering to enhance the delivery of healthcare.

    Dr. Maggio participates in the National Committee on Healthcare Engineering for the American College of Surgeons and has served on the Baldrige Board of Examiners to recognize organizations with the highest presidential honor for performance excellence. Dr. Maggio received the SHC Board of Hospital Director’s Denise O’Leary Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013

  • David Magnus, Ph.D.

    David Magnus, Ph.D.

    Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Professor (Teaching) of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic testing, gene therapy, genetically engineered organisms, and the history of eugenics. Stem cell research and cloning, and egg procurement. Examining ethical issues in reproductive technologies. Organ transplantation – including donation after cardiac death, ethics of listing decisions. End of life issues in both adults and children.

  • Kenneth Mah

    Kenneth Mah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestsfluid overload
    acute kidney injury
    improvement science
    quality improvement
    clinical registry data abstraction
    secure data sharing

  • Kenneth Mahaffey

    Kenneth Mahaffey

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    BioClinical Focus: Cardiovascular Medicine: Atrial Fibrillation; Chronic CAD; ACS;

    Research Focus:

    My primary research interest is the design and conduct of multicenter clinical trials and analyses of important clinical cardiac issues using large patient databases. My research focuses on novel anticoagulation agents for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation, the study of agents targeted to protect the myocardium during reperfusion therapy for acute myocardial infarction, and the evaluation of cardiovascular safety of diabetic therapies. I am also interested in the methodology of clinical trials. Current research activities include standardization of the definition of myocardial infarction used in clinical trials, the adjudication of suspected clinical endpoint events by Clinical Event Committees (CEC), and the efficient operational conduct of large multinational clinical trials.

    Administrative Focus: Associate Dean, Clinical Research School of Medicine; Vice Chair of Clinical Research Department of Medicine; Director Stanford Center for Clinical Research; Member of the Stanford IRB

    Professional Training:

    1985 Stanford University, BS Chemistry
    1989 University of Washington, MD
    1993 University of Arizona, Internship/Residency/Chief Residency
    1996 Duke University, Fellowship in Cardiology
    1996 Duke University, Faculty in Cardiology
    2013 Stanford University, Faculty Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Vinit B. Mahajan, MD, PhD

    Vinit B. Mahajan, MD, PhD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur focus is the development of personalized medicine for eye diseases through translation of our discoveries in proteomics, genomics, and phenomics in humans, mice and tissue culture models.

  • Abdelkader Mahammedi

    Abdelkader Mahammedi

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology

    BioDr. Abdelkader Mahammedi is Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology at the Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Algiers in Algeria, and then continued a postdoctoral research fellowship in Diagnostic Radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital under the mentorship of Dr. Stanley Siegelman. Prior to becoming a specialist neuroradiologist, Dr. Mahammedi completed a Neuroradiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute after having completed residencies in both Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. His specialty interests include brain tumors, stroke, small vessel disease, head and neck imaging, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr. Mahammedi has contributed to over 30 peer-reviewed publications, including lead authoring multiple articles in high-impact journals. During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, he led and collaborated with multiple institutions from Italy, Spain, and Brazil. His work was considered the first and largest study in the literature that systematically characterized neurological symptoms and neuroimaging features in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, which was published in the journal Radiology. Recently, he has published the most recent multicenter and global COVID-19-related articles, which were featured by the international media in more than 25 languages including 200 newspapers, CNN, BBC, NPR, local televised broadcasts, and the 2020 RSNA Press Release. He co-authored multiple books, including “Imaging Appearance of Migraine and Tension Type Headache” and "Humanizing BrainTumors: Strategies for You and Your Physician" which was published in 2022. Dr. Mahammedi has received numerous awards and honors, including being selected as a semi-finalist for the prestigious Cornelius Dyke Award of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 2021, and Best Case Award at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) in Neuroradiology. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the authors with top-cited articles for his work in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging at the Society of Thoracic Imaging (STR) meeting, where he introduced a new technique for early detection of pulmonary hypertension on CT scans.

  • Kelly Mahaney

    Kelly Mahaney

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

    BioDr. Mahaney is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon with clinical interest in Hydrocephalus, Craniovertebral Junction abnormalities, Spasticity, Spinal dysraphism and Myelomeningocele, Central Nervous System tumors, and Pediatric Epilepsy surgery. She completed residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and subspecialty Pediatric Neurosurgery training at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the Barrow Neurologic Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is interested in advancing Neuro-endoscopic techniques in Pediatric Neurosurgical practice. Dr. Mahaney's research focuses on delineating the role of iron in the development of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.

  • Richard D. Mainwaring

    Richard D. Mainwaring

    Clinical Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProfessional Interests: Pediatric cardiovascular surgery, surgery for adults with congenital heart disease

  • Anurag Mairal

    Anurag Mairal

    Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. Anurag Mairal is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and the Director, Global Outreach Programs at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University. He is also a Faculty Fellow and Lead for Technology Innovation and Impact at Center for Innovation in Global Health. In these roles, he leads initiatives focused on applying the biodesign process to resource-constrained se ttings globally. Further, he facilitates opportunities for students, faculty and fellows at Stanford to work on global healthcare needs. He is founding co-Director for MED 232, Global Health: Scaling Health Technology Innovations in Low Resource Settings, and was part of the founding faculty team for BIOE 371, Global Biodesign: Medical Technology in an International Context, graduate-level courses offered to engineering, business, and medical students at Stanford University. Earlier, he served as Associate Director for the Stanford-India Biodesign and Singapore-Stanford Biodesign programs. He serves as the Founding Chair of BME IDEA APAC, a community of medtech innovation programs in Asia Pacific, partnering closely with the industry and academia in the region. He is also an Honorary Professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa. Concurrently, he is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Orbees Medical, a SF Bay Area-based strategy consulting firm serving global healthcare industry, with a focus on medtech, pharmaceutical, and digital health industry. 

    Dr. Mairal has an extensive background in medical technology development and commercialization, collaborating with partners in the U.S., India, China, and other emerging markets to advance product development, manufacturing, and distribution. Recently, he took a sabbatical for two years to take a senior leadership role at PATH, a major global health nonprofit based in Seattle. In this role, he oversaw research and development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies in PATH’s medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health divisions. Previously, he held several positions at Johnson & Johnson, including Business Development Director and Product Director for structural heart, cardiology, and peripheral vascular products at Cordis. Before joining J&J, he was a Group Leader and a Process Development Manager at Membrane Technology and Research (MTR). At MTR, he was responsible for business development, strategic alliances, and product development in the bioseparations area. An active mentor to entrepreneurs and industry professionals, he serves as the chair of PATH’s Bay Area Leadership Council; chair of the board at EPPIC Global Network; chair of Faculty Alumni Network at IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation; and President of Sewa International - Bay Area.

    Dr. Mairal earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds an MS in chemical engineering from the Indian Institution of Technology in Mumbai and a BS in chemical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Raipur. Dr. Mairal was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Twente, Netherlands and at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. At BerkeleyHaas, he was a founding co-Chairman of the South Asia Business Conference and Chair of the Biotech Panel for the Asia Business Conference. His work has been published in more than 30 publications, and he has seven issued patents.

  • Amrapali Maitra

    Amrapali Maitra

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

    BioAmrapali Maitra is a clinician, educator, and scholar with training from Harvard and Stanford as well as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans (2013). Her clinical practice emphasizes humanism and attention to health equity through structural competency. As an educator, she is committed to diversity and inclusion in the learning environment for pre-medical, medical, and graduate medical trainees, as well as centering patients as teachers. Her scholarship focuses on intimate partner violence, trauma-informed care, medical education, and the humanities.

  • Ravi Majeti MD, PhD

    Ravi Majeti MD, PhD

    Director, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor and Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Majeti lab focuses on the molecular/genomic characterization and therapeutic targeting of leukemia stem cells in human hematologic malignancies, particularly acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Our lab uses experimental hematology methods, stem cell assays, genome editing, and bioinformatics to define and investigate drivers of leukemia stem cell behavior. As part of these studies, we have led the development and application of robust xenotransplantation assays for human hematopoietic cells.

  • Joshua Makower

    Joshua Makower

    Yock Family Professor and Professor of Bioengineering

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Josh Makower is the Boston Scientific Applied Bioengineering Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering at the Stanford University Schools of Medicine and Engineering and the Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, the program he co-founded with Dr. Paul Yock twenty years ago. Josh helped create the fundamental structure of the Center’s core curriculum and is the chief architect of what is now called “The Biodesign Process.” Over the past 20 years since Josh and Paul founded Biodesign, this curriculum and the associated textbook has been used at Stanford and across the world to train hundreds of thousands of students, faculty and industry leaders on the Biodesign process towards the advancement of medical innovation for the improvement of patient care. Josh has practiced these same techniques directly as the Founder & Executive Chairman of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator, creating 9 companies since 1995. Transactions from the ExploraMed portfolio include NeoTract, acquired by Teleflex, Acclarent, acquired by J&J, EndoMatrix, acquired by C.R. Bard & TransVascular, acquired by Medtronic. Other ExploraMed/NEA ventures include Moximed, NC8 and Willow. Josh is also a Special Partner at NEA where he supports the healthcare team and medtech/healthtech investing practice. Josh serves on the boards of Allay Therapeutics, Revelle Aesthetics, Setpoint Medical, DOTS Technologies, Eargo, ExploraMed, Intrinsic Therapeutics, Moximed, Willow and Coravin. Josh holds over 300 patents and patent applications. He received an MBA from Columbia University, an MD from the NYU School of Medicine, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Josh is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the College of Fellows of The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and was awarded the Coulter Award for Healthcare Innovation by the Biomedical Engineering Society in 2018.

  • Maryam S. Makowski, PhD

    Maryam S. Makowski, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioMaryam Sarah Makowski, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Associate Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion of the Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD. Dr. Makowski is a member of the WellConnect Program, Lifestyle Psychiatry Clinic, and Measurement-Based Care (CHOIR) team in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the Well-being Advisory Committee and a Stanford School of Medicine alternate faculty senate of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

    Dr. Makowski is a nutrition scientist, a physician well-being expert, and a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach providing mental health and lifestyle coaching to Stanford Medicine faculty members as well as patients of the Stanford Medicine Lifestyle Psychiatry Clinic.

    As a coach, Maryam uses evidence-based strategies to empower her clients in optimizing their well-being, self-compassion, energy, focus, and mental sharpness for peak performance. The focus of her nutrition research is examining the effects of micro- and macro-nutrients, meal composition, and timing on cognitive function, mood, mental sharpness, and eating behaviors of professionals with high cognitive and physical demands, in particular physicians.

    Maryam completed her master's and doctoral studies in clinical nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, and medical science at the University of Toronto in Canada. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a scientific associate at Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network in Toronto, and as an advisor to Air Canada rouge pilots and cabin crew on optimal nutrition for fatigue mitigation. Over the course of her career, she has authored highly cited scientific papers on nutrition and well-being.

  • Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FACLP, FACFE

    Jose R. Maldonado, MD, FACLP, FACFE

    John and Terry Levin Family Professor of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Emergency Medicine and of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPathophysiology and Management of Delirium, Acute Brain Failure and Cognitive Impairment, Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury, Factitious Disorder & Munchausen's Syndrome, Cultural Diversity in Medical Care, Psychiatric Complications of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Conversion Disorder, Depression in the Medically Ill, Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.