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  • Seema Nagpal, MD

    Seema Nagpal, MD

    Clinical Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
    Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI'm a board certified neuro-oncologist who treats both primary brain tumors as well as metastatic disease to the brain and nervous system. My research concentrates on clinical trials for patients with late-stage central nervous system cancer. I have a special interest in leptomeningeal disease, a devastating complication of lung and breast cancers. I collaborate with Stanford scientists to detect this disease earlier, and with our breast and lung oncologists to improve outcomes for patients.

  • Viet Nguyen, MD

    Viet Nguyen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Viet Nguyen is a neurophysiologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Stanford School of Medicine. His practice focuses on Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring (IONM).

    Dr. Nguyen was fellowship-trained at Stanford in Clinical Neurophysiology, with an emphasis in IONM.

    The IONM service uses somatosensory and motor evoked potentials (SSEP, MEP), electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) to help minimize risk in procedures that involve the nervous system. These include surgeries and endovascular procedures for cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), carotid stenosis, brain and spinal tumors, spinal deformities like scoliosis and spinal stenosis, peripheral nerve injury and tumors, aortic aneurysms, trigeminal neuralgia, facial dystonia, and others.

    He has published, presented research, and lectured at national and international meetings on IONM topics, and is active in multiple professional organizations in the field, including the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Society of Clinical Neurologists, and American Academy of Neurology.

  • Esther H. Nie

    Esther H. Nie

    Clinical Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioEsther Nie MD, PhD is currently a Neuroimmunology Fellow with a special focus on neuroimmuno-oncology. She completed Adult Neurology Residency at Stanford. Dr. Nie's clinical interests include neurological presentations of CAR-T neurotoxicity, BITE therapies, and CNS/PNS demyelinating diseases. Her research interests include: microglial response in CAR-T therapy, steroid effects on the CAR-T/neurological outcomes, and enhancing repair after brain injury.