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  • Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD

    Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD

    Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine

    BioCholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD Associate Professor and Director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery, at Stanford University’s Department of Comparative Medicine; he is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA). He received his DVM from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and trained in an Anesthesiology/Pain Management residency program and received his Master's degree at Washington State University. He completed his PhD in Comparative and Molecular Biosciences from the University of Minnesota. Prior to arriving at Stanford, Dr. Pacharinsak was a faculty member in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Michigan State University and Purdue University; and served as a Clinical Specialist at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the neurobiology of cancer pain, chemotherapeutic-induced peripheral neuropathy, acute surgical pain models, and methods to improve clinical pain management e.g. sustained release analgesics supporting refinement. Research methodology includes electrophysiologic and behavioral techniques.

  • Cesar Raudel Padilla

    Cesar Raudel Padilla

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr. Cesar Padilla is a first-generation Mexican American from Northern California. His parents emigrated from the Mexican state of Jalisco, settling in the East Bay Area (Union City) in the 1970s, where they worked in local factories. Cesar would spend every summer of his childhood in Mexico, where his passion and inspiration for becoming a doctor was ignited. After high school, he attended Ohlone Community College in Fremont where he heard about and attended Stanford University's Minority Medical Alliance conference at age 19, inspiring him to pursue medicine. Dr. Padilla is now double fellowship trained from Harvard Medical School in critical care medicine and obstetric anesthesiology, with additional training in critical care echocardiography. His research interests include critical care in obstetrics and addressing inequities in maternal/obstetric care. Dr. Padilla also serves as the Chief Medical Education Advisor for Alliance in Mentorship/MiMentor, a non-profit organization with a mission of mentoring underrepresented students interested in medicine and is the Co-Chair of the inaugural Council of Anesthesiology for the National Hispanic Medical Association. Dr. Padilla is currently a clinical assistant professor at Stanford and hopes to connect, teach, and inspire the next generation of students pursuing medicine.

  • Jagannath Padmanabhan

    Jagannath Padmanabhan

    Instructor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioJagannath (Jagan) Padmanabhan, Ph.D. is an Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He is a bioengineer by training (M.Eng., Cornell University, 2011; Ph.D., Yale University, 2016) and works as a project lead for translational and clinical research projects with Dr. Geoffrey C. Gurtner, the Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation at Stanford University. Jagan's research expertise spans the fields of wound care, medical devices & MedTech. His research work has led to 29 published manuscripts and multiple patent applications (US10213144B2; PCT/US2021/053992). Over the past five years, Jagan has been invited to critically evaluate scientific manuscripts by 30 different journals.

    Jagan is passionate about biomedical innovation and Industry-Academia collaborations. He recently coordinated a department-wide effort and partnered with Silicon Valley MedTech experts for a unique summer program on biomedical innovation. He also runs a blog for scientists, seekers, and skeptics at www.sciencers.org.

    Quick fact: Four languages and counting.

  • Ryan Christopher Padrez

    Ryan Christopher Padrez

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics

    BioRyan is a pediatrician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University's Division of General Pediatrics. His primary clinical practice is at Gardner Packard Children's Health Center. In addition to his work at Stanford, Ryan also serves as the Medical Director for The Primary School, a new integrated health and education model that serves low income children and families in East Palo Alto, CA. His work and leadership focuses on the intersection and reform of primary pediatric care and childhood education. He works to integrate systems and promote models that ensure high quality care is accessible to all children.

    Ryan graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and earned his MD at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed his pediatric residency at UCSF and participated in UCSF's Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) program. He went on to complete a chief resident year at The San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.