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  • Lindsey Rasmussen

    Lindsey Rasmussen

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Critical Care
    Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests reside in the field of Neurocritical Care Medicine. My research focus has included inflammation following traumatic brain injury, outcome prediction after cardiac arrest, and neuro-monitoring in the pediatric intensive care setting. These interests are integrated clinically to focus on the merging of specialized neurologic monitoring and care with prognostic efforts in critically ill patients.

  • Babak Razavi, MD, PhD

    Babak Razavi, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Razavi's clinical interests are in medically refractory epilepsies and using high density EEG (electroencephalogram) for better localization of seizure foci. His research areas include using advanced digital signal processing and engineering techniques for analyzing EEG and using seizures as a model for understanding consciousness.

    Dr. Razavi is the Director of DEL - Distributed EEG Lab. DEL's vision is to make EEG easy as 1, 2, 3. We turn complexity into simplicity. We are distributed in time and space. DEL was founded in the spirit of cloud computing, networking, and the notion that research in collaboration is more exciting and fruitful than in isolation. Everyone contributes - no matter how small; everyone wins - no matter how big. It was inspired by the mentorship of Dr. Kimford Meador and Dr. Robert Fisher. All you need is access to a computer and the internet.

    DEL is the ideal collaborative environment for students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty who would like to: (1) apply ready-to-use advanced analytical techniques to test specific hypotheses in cognition, neuroscience and epilepsy, and (2) develop and test new algorithms for analyzing EEG and other biological signals.

  • Lucia Angelica Rivera Lara, MD, MPH

    Lucia Angelica Rivera Lara, MD, MPH

    Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Rivera-Lara is a neurocritical care fellowship-trained neurologist and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    As a member of the neurocritical care team, Dr. Rivera-Lara expertise focuses on the prompt, careful assessment and treatment of patients who suffer stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, and seizures.

    In her research, Dr. Rivera-Lara has studied innovations to control blood flow and relieve intracranial pressure in patients with hemorrhage. Her findings have been published in journals including Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, Stroke, Seizure, the Journal of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology, JAMA, and presented at the International Stroke Conference, the Critical Care Conference, and at meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and Neurocritical Care Society.

    She has co-authored book chapters on stroke management, neurocritical patient monitoring, antiepileptic drug therapies, brain injury after cardiac arrest, and other topics. In addition, she has served as an editorial reviewer for publications including Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, the Journal of Critical Care, Neurocritical Care and Frontiers of Neurology.

    Dr. Rivera-Lara earned a Clinical Reaserch Fellowship Training award from the American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation. She was nominated for the Best Consulting Physician Award, one of only a few clinical honors bestowed annually on physicians and care teams by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

    She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Neurocritical Care Society.

    In conjunction with the Pan-American Health Organization and World Health Organization, Dr. Rivera-Lara has volunteered her time and expertise to help develop neurocritical care recommendations for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome associated with Zika virus in the Dominican Republic. She also has served as a visiting professor in the Department of Neurology at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City and Ignacio Morones Prieto Hospital in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

  • Zachary T. Roberts, MD

    Zachary T. Roberts, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    BioDr. Zach Roberts is a board-certified neurologist and epileptologist with Stanford Health Care’s Comprehensive Neurology Program. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences. He completed two years of epilepsy fellowship training at New York University Langone Health where he gained extensive experience using neuromodulatory devices and managing epilepsy that is difficult to treat. Prior to this fellowship, he completed his neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Roberts specializes in caring for patients with epilepsy. He creates personalized, comprehensive care plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. He is skilled in the use of neuromodulatory devices for treating epilepsy, including vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), responsive neurostimulation (RNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). His additional clinical interests include the interpretation of electroencephalography (EEG) studies as well as the treatment of sleep disorders.

    Dr. Roberts has had a passion for medical education throughout his training as a doctor. He has taught and created content related to neurology and epilepsy for medical students, residents, fellows, and patients. He has designed a simulation-based learning module for the treatment of prolonged seizures and lectured on neurology for a physician assistant program in Pennsylvania. He is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of both his peers and patients.

    His research interests include quality improvement as well as using technology to aid health care delivery—both in treating epilepsy and in the field of neurology. Dr. Roberts’ work has been featured on posters presented at national and international conferences. He has also published a peer-reviewed journal article on doctors’ experiences with teleneurology in Telemedicine and e-Health.

    Dr. Roberts is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, and the American Epilepsy Society.