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Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
BioCholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD Assistant 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.
Instructor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BioJagan Padmanabhan, Ph.D. is an Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. His research interests lie at the interface of bioengineering and surgery. Jagan works closely with Dr. Geoffrey C. Gurtner, the Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation at Stanford, to explore the role of mechanoresponsive immune cells in fibrosis, foreign body response, and cancer.
Jagan is a bioengineer by training (M.Eng., Cornell University, 2011; Ph.D., Yale University 2016), He joined Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2016-2021) and performed award-winning research developing a novel small animal surgical model that recapitulates human-like foreign body response to biomedical implants. As part of this research, he led a multidisciplinary research effort involving the departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, and Neurosurgery at Stanford to create a library of explanted biomedical devices and patient-derived capsule tissue, which he continues to work on as an Instructor. This library will provide an unparalleled resource for the biomedical research community to investigate biomedical implant failure in the future.
Jagan is also passionate about science education and public engagement with science. Apart from mentoring students in the lab, he teaches STEM courses for high school students in collaboration with Stanford Surgery and the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes every summer. He also runs a blog for scientists, seekers, and skeptics at www.sciencers.org.
Quick fact: Four languages and counting.
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.
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Critical Care
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Biomedical Informatics Research
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn my administrative role, I oversee the development and maintenance of clinical decision support tools within the electronic medical record. These clinical decision support tools are designed to enhance patient safety, efficiency, and quality of care. My research focuses on rigorously evaluating--1) how these tools affect clinician knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors; and 2) how these tools affect clinical outcomes and efficiency of health care delivery.
David T. Paik
Instructor, Cardiovascular Institute
BioDr. David Paik is an instructor at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. At Stanford, his focus is to utilize single-cell omics to elucidate patient-specific mechanisms of various cardiovascular diseases, characterize embryonic heart development, and optimize differentiation of iPSCs to subtypes of cardiovascular cells. Dr. Paik received his BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Boston University (2010) and PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University (2015). During his PhD training, Dr. Paik investigated the endogenous cardiac repair mechanisms in the adult heart following ischemic injury such as myocardial infarction, with focus on the role of Wnt signaling pathway on coronary vessel formation and plasticity of endothelial cells during cardiac tissue repair. At this time Dr. Paik completed HHMI/VUMC Certificate Program in Molecular Medicine, where he was supervised by his clinical mentor Dr. Douglas Sawyer to interact with congestive heart failure patients and to bridge clinical sciences with basic and translational cardiovascular research. Since 2016 he has been mentored by Dr. Joseph Wu at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Paik is currently supported by the NIH NHLBI K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.
Clinical Instructor, Radiology
BioDr. Pajcini studied Molecular and Cell Biology as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed Diagnostic Radiology residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a Breast Imaging fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. His clinical focus is on breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.