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  • Suraj Pavagada

    Suraj Pavagada

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiology

    BioSuraj Pavagada is a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. His research focuses on exploiting magnetic levitation-based techniques for applications in point-of-care medical diagnostics.

    Suraj received his PhD in Oncology from the University of Cambridge (24’), where he developed a new bioelectronic cell enrichment platform utilizing altered glycosylation patterns for the early detection of esophageal cancer. With a background in electrochemistry, surface functionalization, liquid biopsy, and molecular diagnostics, he is passionate about developing portable sensor technologies that can be translated into the clinic to facilitate timely diagnosis and monitoring.

  • Norbert Pelc

    Norbert Pelc

    Boston Scientific Applied Biomedical Engineering Professor and Professor of Radiology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBroadly, Dr. Pelc is interested in the physics, engineering and mathematics of medical imaging, especially computed tomography, digital x-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and hybrid multimodality systems. His current research is concentrated in the development of computed tomography systems with higher image quality and dose efficiency, in the characterization of system performance, and in the development and validation of new clinical applications.

  • Sarvesh Periyasamy

    Sarvesh Periyasamy

    Affiliate, Department Funds
    Resident in Rad/Interventional Radiology

    BioResident in the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency. I completed my Internship in General Surgery at Stanford Health Care (2024).

    I am a former MD-PhD student part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. I earned my PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the Image-Guided Interventions Lab under Dr. Paul Laeseke MD, PhD. My thesis work investigated novel X-ray based image guidance techniques and device development for image-guided interventions.

    I am interested in a career where I can integrate advances in physics and engineering research into a translational career as a physician-scientist. My research interests focus on the development and use of advanced imaging techniques to improve diagnosis and intervention of a variety of vascular and oncologic diseases.

  • Andrew Picel

    Andrew Picel

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProstate artery embolization (PAE) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    Prophylactic balloon occlusion catheters and uterine artery embolization to reduce blood loss in patients with invasive placenta.

    Geniculate artery embolization for relief of osteoarthritis related knee pain.

  • Laura Jean Pisani, Ph.D.

    Laura Jean Pisani, Ph.D.

    Physical Science Research Scientist, Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

    Current Role at StanfordAssociate Director of Stanford Center for Innovation in In vivo Imaging (SCi3), Radiology
    Member, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

  • Sharon Pitteri

    Sharon Pitteri

    Associate Professor (Research) of Radiology (Cancer Early Detection-Canary Center)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Pitteri laboratory is focused on the discovery and validation of proteins that can be used as molecular indicators of risk, diagnosis, progression, and recurrence of cancer. Proteomic technologies, predominantly mass spectrometry, are used to identify proteins in the blood that are differentially regulated and/or post-translationally modified with disease state. Using human plasma samples, tumor tissue, cancer cell lines, and genetically engineered mouse models, the origins of these proteins are being investigated. A major goal of this research is to define novel molecular signatures for breast and ovarian cancers, including particular sub-types of these diseases. This laboratory is also focused on the identification of proteins with expression restricted to the surface of cancer cells which can be used as novel targets for molecular imaging technologies.