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  • Ryan Nitta

    Ryan Nitta

    Sr Res Scientist-Basic Life, Neurosurgery

    Current Role at StanfordThe main project of the Li lab is to elucidate the signaling pathways responsible for maintaining and initiating brain tumor growth. Previously the Li lab has identified an interesting protein, known as casein kinase 2, which plays an integral role in adult brain tumor growth. My goal is to expand on this initial finding and determine if casein kinase 2 could be a therapeutically relevant drug target in adult brain tumors and whether this protein plays a role in pediatric brain tumors. The role of the candidate would be the lead researcher on these projects, as well as managing and leading the undergraduate and medical students in the lab. In addition, I am responsible for maintaining the laboratory and assisting in grant writing.

  • Julia E. Noel, MD

    Julia E. Noel, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated), OHNS/Head & Neck Surgery Divisions
    Staff, OHNS/Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery

    BioDr. Noel is a head and neck surgeon with fellowship training in endocrine surgery and board certification in otolaryngology. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    She specializes in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and lymph nodes. She has additional expertise and training in minimally invasive treatment approaches and ultrasound-guided techniques performed in the office, such as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and alcohol ablation.

    Among the many conditions she treats are thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, Grave’s disease, and goiter.

    For every patient, Dr. Noel prepares a personalized care plan that is comprehensive and compassionate. Her goal is to educate and empower each patient to achieve the best possible health and quality of life. Patient reviews praise her clinical expertise as well as her skills as a listener and communicator.

    Dr. Noel conducts a robust research program to advance patient care. She has published extensively on the diagnosis, appropriate management, and optimization of outcomes for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Her articles have appeared in JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nature Communications, Endocrine Practice, and many more peer-reviewed journals. She has co-authored numerous guideline and consensus statements, including an international statement on the use of RFA in benign and malignant thyroid nodules.

    She serves as associate editor of the endocrine section for the journal Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. She is additionally an editorial board member for VideoEndocrinology, a video journal covering leading-edge diagnostic and treatment techniques and technologies.

    Dr. Noel has made presentations to her peers at national and international meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, American Thyroid Association, American Head & Neck Society, and the World Congress of Thyroid Cancer. She also has shared her insights into the future of thyroid surgery at the International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference.

    She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, American Thyroid Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American College of Surgeons.

  • Justin Norden, MD, MBA, MPhil

    Justin Norden, MD, MBA, MPhil

    Adjunct Professor, Med/BMIR

    BioDr. Justin Norden is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Informatics Research. He teaches courses on digital health and AI in Medicine. His research focuses on AI in healthcare, digital health, and care system transformation.

    Additionally, Dr. Norden is a Partner at GSR Ventures where he focuses on early-stage investments in digital health and AI/ML in healthcare. Prior to GSR Ventures, Dr. Norden was founder and CEO of Trustworthy AI which was acquired by Waymo (Google Self-Driving). He worked on the healthcare team at Apple, co-founded Indicator (an NLP based platform for biopharma decision making), and helped start the Stanford Center for Digital Health.

    Dr. Norden received an MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, where he served as student body president. An MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he served as president of the healthcare club. An M.Phil in Computational Biology with distinction from the University of Cambridge, and a BA in Computer Science with distinction from Carleton College.

    Finally, he is a professional athlete for the Oakland Spiders (ultimate frisbee) - holding the team all-time records for assists and completions. He is a 3x World Champion, 1x professional champion, former Team USA Captain (U24), and D1 University National Champion.