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Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research program seeks to identify the cellular and molecular programs regulating vascular and lung development, through the use of cultured cells and tissues and mouse and rat models. We then determine how these programs are perturbed by genetic abnormalities or injurious processes associated with disease, focusing on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a fatal complication in children with heart defects, and a condition of unknown etiology primarily in young women.
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr Rabkin is examining the mechanism of the acquired resistance to hormones that develops in kidney failure.In particular he is studying the impact of kidney failure on the action of growth hormone and the role of impaired signal transduction as a cause of growth hormone resistance. He is also engaged in the study of growth factors in diabetic kidney disease.
The Colleen and Robert Haas Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Raffin is a clinician, teacher and investigator. He retired as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2004. His key areas of academic interest include the biology and management of acute lung injury; basic biology of human lung and white cells; and, key issues in biomedical ethics including withholding and withdrawing life support, health care delivery, genomics, genetic screening, and neuroethics.
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
BioDr Nilima Ragavan is an experienced clinician who has expertise in the care of newborns ranging from critically ill to well babies. She is passionate about education and is the director of the Stanford pediatric resident rotation in the neonatal intensive care unit. She has led several multi disciplinary teams to India, and has organized and conducted international neonatal and perinatal conferences. She is a member of the palliative care team and serves as a mentor to junior faculty. She is the medical director of the Packard Special Care nursery at Sequoia, and also attends in the NICU at Stanford.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Amer Raheemullah, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. He specializes in the treatment of addiction, has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles in this area, and is Director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Stanford Hospital. He is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine and has a special interest in developing novel methods to increase access to addiction treatment, through criminal justice, healthcare, and tech-enabled solutions.
He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, he started free education and addiction programs inside Illinois jails and prisons, which continued through his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He eventually started Madina House, a non-profit organization focusing on increasing access to addiction treatment for populations over-represented in the criminal justice system.
After completing his Addiction Medicine fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, he stayed on the faculty and started the Stanford Hospital Addiction Medicine Consult Service. The service consists of addiction medicine specialists, social workers, substance use navigators, and peer mentors, and by the first year, 30-day readmission rates were reduced by 60% in substance use disorder patients treated by the service, without any increase in length of stay. He also works with the Silicon Valley digital technology startup, Lucid Lane, to put forth a nationwide response to the opioid epidemic, by leveraging data-driven, tech-enabled solutions to scale access to evidence-based treatment.
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
BioDr. Ehsan Rahimy specializes in the medical and surgical management of diseases affecting the retina, with a clinical expertise in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker/epiretinal membranes, and uveitis.
Dr. Rahimy has authored well over 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, as well as other non-peer reviewed literature. He presents regularly at national and international ophthalmic meetings, having contributed over 200 conference abstracts.
He is passionate about the interplay between technology and medicine, and how ongoing advancements will transform healthcare delivery in the near future. Dr. Rahimy is frequently consulted for collaborative research endeavors and advises on numerous early stage companies involved in ophthalmology, telemedicine, A.I., and other medtech innovation.
Dr. Rahimy graduated with highest distinction from the University of Michigan, followed by receiving his medical degree, with high honors, at Baylor College of Medicine. During this time, he was one of a select few junior inductees into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society. He went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, recognized as one of the premier residency programs in the country, where he received the Pepose-Saltzman Young Investigator Research Award, Henry & Lilian Nesburn Research Award, and the Devgan Outstanding Surgical Resident Award. Afterwards, he pursued subspecialty training in vitreoretinal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital, considered the preeminent retinal fellowship program in the country, under the guidance and mentorship of many of the field's leaders. While there, he was awarded a Heed Fellowship, the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Award, and the William B. Tasman Outstanding Fellow Award.
Zakia Rahman, MD
Clinical Professor, Dermatology
BioZakia Rahman, M.D., is Clinical Professor, Assistant Chief at the Livermore Division of the PAVAHCS and Director of the Resident Laser and Aesthetic Clinic. Dr. Rahman serves on the American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Committee. She also is member of the Stanford Physician Wellness Committee and the Stanford Medical School Faculty Senate. Her clinical interests include geriatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, lasers, ethnic skin, fillers and neurotoxins for medical and aesthetic indications. Her research interests include lasers for medical and aesthetic indications and ethnic skin.
Hannah Elizabeth Raila
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Hannah Raila's training focuses the "diet" of visual information that we consume as we navigate the world (e.g., do we see the crack in the wall, or do we pass by it unaware?), the factors that predispose us to detect this emotional information in our environment the first place, and how this diet of information influences our emotions. To study our visual biases and how they relate to how we feel, she leverages tools from cognitive psychology - including eye tracking and continuous flash suppression (CFS).
As a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez's lab, she is particularly interested in links between visual attention and emotion in OCD, and whether biased visual processing of obsession-related cues contributes to symptom severity.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Rait's clinical and research interests include couples and family therapy, the family context of health and illness, family-systems training in medical education, work-couple-family balance, the influence of technology on family relationships, health technology innovation, multidisciplinary team performance, and digital applications in the behavioral sciences.
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Raj specializes in the treatment of mood disorders with an expertise in neuromodulation and in the psychopharmacological management of bipolar disorder. She is co-chief of the mood disorders section and chief of the bipolar clinic. She is the director of education for interventional psychiatry where she manages resident education in ECT and TMS and development of didactics. She is also co-director of the neuroscience curriculum for the psychiatry residency where she has worked to assess and create a new series of interactive lectures. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the Clinical TMS society. She is on the Education Committee of the National Neurosciences Curriculum Initiative.
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
BioDr. Rishi Raj is an Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and directs the Interstitial Lung Disease program at Stanford. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases and has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine for more than 15 years. Dr. Raj's primary clinical interest and primary focus of clinical research is interstitial lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, other idiopathic interstitial lung diseases, drug induced interstitial lung diseases, interstitial lung disease associated with connective tissue diseases including scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis etc., sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other miscellaneous interstitial lung diseases. Dr. Raj is the principal investigator and co-investigator on multiple clinical trials evaluating new therapies for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis/interstitial lung disease from other etiologies.
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Electrical Engineering
BioRam Rajagopal is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Sustainable Systems Lab (S3L), focused on large-scale monitoring, data analytics and stochastic control for infrastructure networks, in particular, power networks. His current research interests in power systems are in the integration of renewables, smart distribution systems, and demand-side data analytics.
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and an M.A. in Statistics, both from the University of California Berkeley, Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Texas, Austin and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, Powell Foundation Fellowship, Berkeley Regents Fellowship and the Makhoul Conjecture Challenge award. He holds more than 30 patents and several best paper awards from his work and has advised or founded various companies in the fields of sensor networks, power systems, and data analytics.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioLindsey Ralls, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University. She is originally from California, and after undergraduate training at Stanford University she completed her medical degree and internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She then returned to the Bay Area and completed her Anesthesia residency (2008) and Obstetric Anesthesia fellowship (2009) at Stanford University. She is interested in applying virtual reality technology to the field of Obstetric Anesthesia.
Instructor, Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
BioSneha Ramakrishna, M.D., is an Instructor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, working with Dr Crystal Mackall. Dr. Ramakrishna obtained her B. A. from the University of Chicago and her M.D. from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Johns Hopkins/National Cancer Institute combined program. Her research focuses on identifying mechanisms of relapse in patients following chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapies and optimizing both CAR design and tumor sensitivity to improve long-term success of CAR T cell therapies.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeuro protection and neurologic outcomes in cardiac patients prior to and concurrent with cardiac surgery and catheterization
R J Ramamurthi
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProspective collection of pediatric regional block procedures and complications on to a national database
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on innovative models of care delivey to understand how to integrate primary and specialist palliative care. We also do work in palliative care education and how to scale our education to be impactful and sustainable. We are evaluating online models.
In cancer care I do research on novel therapeutics in thoracic malignancies including immunotherapy, new targeted agents, and new sequencing of approved drugs.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
BioDr. Meghan Ramsey is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania with a major in Neuroscience. She then attended Stanford University for medical school where she stayed to complete her internal medicine residency, and pulmonary/critical care fellowship. Her clinical time is split between the inpatient setting in the medical ICU and the ambulatory setting in Interventional Pulmonology with a focus on thoracic malignancies. Outside of her clinical time she has a dedicated commitment to teaching, serving as a mentor for residents and fellows, as well as leading as a co-director the pulmonary physiology course for medical students.
Jasmine Rana, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology
BioDr. Jasmine Rana is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Wellesley College and received a Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Education from Harvard Medical School. She completed residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center and served as chief resident in her final year.
Dr. Rana practices Supportive Dermato-Oncology (SDO) at the Stanford main campus and Emeryville campus. She is interested in management of skin, hair, and nail complications associated with anti-cancer treatments and organ transplantation.
Dr. Rana also sees nail disorders at the Stanford Redwood City and Emeryville campuses. Her clinical interests include nail side effects from anti-cancer therapy, tumors of the nail unit, longitudinal melanonychia, brittle nails, fungal nail infection, nail psoriasis, nail lichen planus, and nail surgery.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Devin Rand-Giovannetti is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and trauma. She received her BA with Honors from Wellesley College and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She completed her clinical internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University's School of Medicine. She provides psychotherapy and supervision from a cognitive-behavioral framework. Dr. Rand-Giovannetti currently serves patients through the PTSD and Eating Disorders Clinics at Stanford School of Medicine.
Thomas Rando, MD, PhD
Professor of NeurologyOn Leave from 10/01/2021 To 09/30/2023
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms regulating stem cell function, the effects of aging on skeletal muscle and skeletal muscle stem cells, and the pathogenesis and experimental therapeutics for hereditary muscle diseases, specifically the muscular dystrophies.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWearable senors, unobtrusive vital sign monitoring, natural language processing/text mining
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsProbe chemistry and nanotechnology for molecular imaging and diagnostics
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
BioDr. Mitesh B. Rao, MD, MHS is the Founder and CEO of OMNY, a venture-backed company revolutionizing how healthcare data is shared and valued. A Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Rao practices clinically as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford. Most recently, he served as the Chief Patient Safety Officer for Stanford Healthcare where he led Patient Safety, Quality, and System Redesign for the Enterprise. Dr. Rao also served as Director of the Center for Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS), which focused on advancing the science and implementing new innovations in the fields of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
Previously, he was trained in leadership and research skills as a Fellow in the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Subsequent to his time at Yale, he served as the Director of the Patient Safety Education Program at Northwestern Medicine. As a physician leader, he was helped implement systems-level improvements for quality and safety in institutions across the country and overseas that have had lasting effects on patient care provision. He has also led teams serving contracts with various governmental and non-profit agencies such as the Joint Commission Resources, CMS, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Partners Health Care, and the American College of Surgeons in multiple campaigns and initiatives to improve Patient Safety on a national level.
Dr. Rao also served as the Head of Research and Integration for the health innovation program at Northwestern. In this role, he developed an expertise in improving care provision through innovative methodologies. He spearheaded efforts to integrate innovative technologies into the health system to improve patient care in a variety of settings, including telemedicine and mHealth initiatives. Working both with innovators and researchers across the various schools of the University as well as promising startups from around the country, Dr. Rao helped guide and refine the process for vetting and integrating pilot programs to test new technologies within the clinical venue. He also serves as a mentor to multiple healthcare-focused startups and accelerator groups across the country in order to help guide the development of implementation of innovative solutions that can sustainably impact patient care provision.
Natalie L. Rasgon
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Rasgon has been involved in longitudinal placebo-controlled neuroendocrine studies for nearly two decades, and she has been involved in neuroendocrine and brain imaging studies of estrogen effects on depressed menopausal women for the last eight years. It should be noted that in addition to her duties as a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rasgon is also the Director of the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Program and of the Women's Wellness Program.
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.
Mohammad Reza Rasouli, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioDr. Rasouli is a board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in pain management. He practices at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine.
Dr. Rasouli takes pride in developing a comprehensive, compassionate treatment plan personalized to each patient in his care. His goals are to
relieve patients’ chronic pain, and enable them to enjoy the best possible
quality of life. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rasouli has conducted research and published extensively. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rothman Institute of Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Rasouli has presented the findings of his research at conferences such as the North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Meeting, American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting, and Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting. Topics have included using spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation for treatment of pain, perioperative pain management, and post-surgical recovery.
He has published more than 100 articles in the peer-reviewed journals Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Neurosurgery, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Surgery, and elsewhere. He also has co-authored chapters in Spine Trauma, Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injuries, Pain Management Following Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty, and Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Sciatica, and other textbooks.
Dr. Rasouli has earned numerous honors including the Dr. Jeffrey and Celia Joseph Anesthesiology Scholarly Achievement Award. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, California Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Pain and Neuroscience, and Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Caroline E. Rassbach
Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMedical education including learner assessment, program development and mentoring and coaching in medicine.
John Ratliff, MD, FACS
Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests focus upon preventing complications in spine surgery, assessing patient outcomes after spine surgery procedures, and developing population-based metrics for assessing surgical outcomes.
Staff Emeritus Retiree, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical effectiveness of acupuncture in medical conditions, use of acupuncture in perioperative settings to reduce opiate and antiemetic use, use of acupuncture in pregnancy for the treatment of nausea, vomiting and other conditions, use of acupuncture in the treatment of the side effects in cancer patients.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsChildren with medical complexity, pain and symptom management, palliative care
Kelly Sanderson, NP
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Educational Programs and Services (EPS)
BioKelly Sanderson, NP, is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Kelly completed her nurse practitioner training at Georgetown University, and worked in primary care and corporate health before joining Stanford in 2016. She particularly enjoys helping patients with acute medical needs, and maintains clinical interest in wilderness and travel medicine.
Jennifer L. Raymond
Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study the neural mechanisms of learning, using a combination of behavioral, neurophysiological, and computational approaches. The model system we use is a form of cerebellum-dependent learning that regulates eye movements.
Babak Razavi, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant 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.
Clinical Instructor, Pathology
BioDr. Razzano is an AP/CP trained Gastrointestinal, Liver, Pancreas and Cytopathologist at Stanford University. She was named by The Pathologist's Power List in 2018 as one of "100 of the best, brightest, and most powerful advocates of pathology" and was recognized again on the 2019 Power List as one of "100 of the industry’s top trailblazers". She was also awarded the American Society of Clinical Pathology's 2018 Top 5, 40 under Forty distinction for "achievements and leadership qualities that are making an impact on pathology and laboratory medicine." Her career goals are to contribute solutions to the challenges faced by low resource laboratories nationally and internationally.
Lawrence Recht, MD
Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory focuses on two interrelated projects: (1) assessment of glioma development within the framework of the multistage model of carcinogenesis through utilization of the rodent model of ENU neurocarcinogenesis; and (2) assessment of stem cell specification and pluripotency using an embryonic stem cell model system in which neural differentiation is induced.
Associate Professor of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCardiovascular developmental biology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory's expertise in cardiovascular phenotyping has led to the development of mouse models of congenital heart disease that recapitulate abnormal loading conditions on the heart. We have used these models to advance our understanding of the mechanisms of right heart failure in children and adults with congenital heart disease with the long term goal of identifying noninvasive diagnostic tools to better assess right ventricular health and to develop right ventricle specific therapeutics.
Travis Reece-Nguyen, MD, MPH, FAAP (he/him/his)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Reece-Nguyen T, Jimenez N. Language Diversity and Disparities in pediatric Perioperative Care: a Pediatric Anesthesiology Perspective. AAP News. 2022;43(3)
2) Reece-Nguyen T, Lee H, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Szolnoki J, Fernandez A, Mukkamala S, Lalwani K, Deutsch N, Jimenez N. Assessing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia: a Mixed Methods Approach. (Under review)
3) Reece-Nguyen T, Vinson A, Afonso A. Burnout, Mental Health, and Workplace Discrimination in LGBTQIA Anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology Clinics. (In Press)
4) Murray A, Reece-Nguyen T, Caruso T. Integrated diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum into pediatric anesthesia fellowship training: Another step forward. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2021; 00:1-2. DOI: 10.1111/pan.14385
5) Vinson, A, Lopez-Betancourt R, Reece-Nguyen T, Staffa S, Afonso A. Burnout in US Attending Anesthesiologist Members of the LGBTQIA Community. Anesthesia and Analgesia. (Under Review)
6) Strand N, Gomez D, Kacel E, Morrison E, St. Amand C, Vencill J, Pagan-Rosado R, Lorenzo A, Gonzalez C, Mariano E, Reece-Nguyen T, Narouze S, Mahdi L, Chadwick A, Kraus M, Bechtle A, Kling J. Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: A Primer and Call to Action for Anesthesiologists and Pain Medicine Specialists. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. (Under Review)
7) Prevalence of NPO violations resulting in surgical/procedural cancellations in underrepresented populations: Quality Improvement Co-Investigator; Stanford site Director. Ongoing national, multicenter data collection
8) Cost, Benefit, Risk Analysis, and the Ethics of Pediatric Preoperative Pregnancy Testing Policies: Quality Improvement project analyzing rates of positive pregnancy testing, age distribution, surgical specialty, cost/benefit analysis, OR delays. Planning to use findings in new QI project, publish results.
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
BioRisheen Reejhsinghani obtained her medical degree in Mumbai, India, followed by an internal medicine residency at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, MA and cardiology fellowship at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, where she served as one of the chief fellows. She subsequently completed an advanced echocardiography fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and is board certified in echocardiography, general cardiology, and nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Reejhsinghani practices as a general cardiologist in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also serves as the associate director for the hospital-based consultative cardiology service. As a clinical cardiologist, she believes strongly in the tenets of evidence-based practice, diagnostic cognizance, and patient education. She also has a specific interest in the burgeoning field of Cardio-Rheumatology, focused on cardiac diseases among patients with rheumatologic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and ankylosing spondylitis, among others. Her clinical research in this area has focused on the evaluation of structural cardiac disease and diastolic dysfunction in ankylosing spondylitis patients, primarily using echocardiography.
Dr. Reejhsinghani has an academic focus in medical education, and believes that instilling a love for bedside medicine and the physical exam is the soundest way to empower future generations of learners. To this end, she received additional training in clinical teaching and simulation at the University of California, San Francisco, and has worked extensively on curriculum and course design. She currently serves as the associate program director of the cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Stanford, and is an associate course director for the Year 1 Practice of Medicine Course at the Stanford University medical school. Dr. Reejhsinghani also enjoys writing, particularly about medical education and has written articles for international newspapers, among other publications.
Matthew F. Reeves
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
BioDr. Matthew Reeves is the Executive Director and founder of the DuPont Clinic, a center providing patient-centered abortion care in all trimesters. With the team at the DuPont Clinic, Dr. Reeves has worked to re-envision the patient experience, create a new patient flow without a waiting room, develop new shortened protocols for later abortion, improve nurse-administered moderate sedation techniques, and introduce new and redesigned gynecologic instruments. Dr. Reeves also serves on the board of directors of DKT International, a social marketing organization that provided over 44 million couple-years of contraception in over 25 countries and is now the sole distributor for Ipas aspirators and Sino-Implant II. Previously, he was Medical Director of the National Abortion Federation where he worked to improve the quality of abortion care across North and South America. From 2010-2014, Dr. Reeves was the Chief Medical Officer of WomanCare Global where his work focused on expanding use of manual uterine aspiration and introducing mifepristone and levonorgestrel implants to new markets. Throughout his career, Dr. Reeves has worked on clinical research, primarily in the areas of post-abortal intrauterine contraception and improvements in abortion service delivery. In addition to this appointment at Stanford, he currently has an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Reeves attended Harvard Medical School and completed residency in obstetrics & gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He then completed the fellowship in Clinical Ultrasound at UCSF followed by the Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of Pittsburgh.
Donald Regula, MD
Professor (Teaching) of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery
BioDr. Regula is a course director for the required medical student course, Science of Medicine.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Sociology
BioI am a social epidemiologist and serve as an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. I joined the faculty at Stanford School of Medicine in 2011.
I am currently the co-director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. In this position I am committed to making high value data resources available to researchers across disciplines in order to better enable them to answer their most pressing clinical and population health questions.
My own research is focused on understanding the health implications of the myriad decisions that are made by corporations and governments every day - decisions that profoundly shape the social and economic worlds in which we live and work. While these changes are often invisible to us on a daily basis, these seemingly minor actions and decisions form structural nudges that can create better or worse health at a population level. My work demonstrates the health implications of corporate and governmental decisions that can give the public and policy makers evidence to support new strategies for promoting health and well-being. In all of his work, I have a focus on the implications of these exposures for health inequalities.
Since often policy and programmatic changes can take decades to influence health, my work also includes more basic research in understanding biological signals that may act as early warning signs of systemic disease, in particular accelerated aging. I examine how social and economic policy changes influence a range of early markers of disease and aging, with a particular recent focus on DNA methylation. I am supported by several grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to develop new more sensitive ways to understand the health implications of social and economic policy changes.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Reicherter the director of the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Laboratory.
He has expertise in the area of cross-cultural trauma psychiatry, having spent more than a decade dedicated to providing a combination of administrative and clinical services in trauma mental health locally and internationally. He is on the List of Experts for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and for the United Nations’ International Criminal Court. He is on the Fulbright Specialists Roster for his work in international trauma mental health. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Innovations in Global Health at Stanford University. He has created and cultivated new clinical rotations for residency education and medical school education in the community clinics that he operates. And he has created new opportunities for resident, medical student, and undergraduate education in Global Mental Health.
He has also been involved in the creation of clinical mental health programs for underserved populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the Faculty Adviser for the Stanford’s Free Clinic Mental Health Program.
After receiving degrees in Psychobiology and Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Dr. Reicherter completed his doctorate in medicine at New York Medical College. He completed internship and residency and served as Chief Resident at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics.
Richard J. Reimer, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsReimer Lab interests
A primary interest of our lab is to understand how nerve cells make and recycle neurotransmitters, the small molecules that they use to communicate with each other. In better defining these processes we hope to achieve our long-term goal of identifying novel sites for treatment of diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson Disease. In our studies on neurotransmitter metabolism we have focused our efforts on transporters, a functional class of proteins that move neurotransmitters and other small molecules across membranes in cells. Transporters have many characteristics that make them excellent pharmacological targets, and not surprisingly some of the most effective treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders are directed at transporters. We are specifically focusing on two groups of transporters vesicular neurotransmitter transporters that package neurotransmitters into vesicles for release, and glutamine transporters that shuttle glutamine, a precursor for two major neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA, to neurons from glia, the supporting cells that surround them. We are pursuing these goals through molecular and biochemical studies, and, in collaboration with the Huguenard and Prince labs, through physiological and biosensor based imaging studies to better understand how pharmacological targeting of these molecules will influence neurological disorders.
A second interest of our lab is to define mechanism underlying the pathology of lysosomal storage disorders. Lysosomes are membrane bound acidic intracellular organelles filled with hydrolytic enzymes that normally function as recycling centers within cells by breaking down damaged cellular macromolecules. Several degenerative diseases designated as lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are associated with the accumulation of material within lysosomes. Tay-Sachs disease, Neimann-Pick disease and Gaucher disease are some of the more common LSDs. For reasons that remain incompletely understood, these diseases often affect the nervous system out of proportion to other organs. As a model for LSDs we are studying the lysosomal free sialic acid storage disorders. These diseases are the result of a defect in transport of sialic acid across lysosomal membranes and are associated with mutations in the gene encoding the sialic acid transporter sialin. We are using molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches to better define the normal function of sialin and to determine how loss of sialin function leads to neurodevelopmental defects and neurodegeneration associated with the lysosomal free sialic acid storage disorders.
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. Mechanical circulatory support in failing Fontan circulation
2. Pathophysiologic response to fetal cardiac surgery.
3. Various clinical projects in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery
Allan L. Reiss
Howard C. Robbins Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Radiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory, the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR), focuses on multi-level scientific study of individuals with typical and atypical brain structure and function. Data are obtained from genetic analyses, structural and functional neuroimaging studies, assessment of endocrinological status, neurobehavioral assessment, and analysis of pertinent environmental factors. Our overarching focus is to model how brain disorders arise and to develop disease-specific treatments.
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the stochastic biological processes underlying cancer evolution with the goal to improve diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of tumors. I develop computational methods and design mathematical models to generate novel hypotheses and explain observations on a mechanistic level.
Bruce A Reitz
Norman E. Shumway Professor, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMechanism of allograft rejection for the heart and, lung; late chronic effects of rejection, such as graft coronary, atherosclerosis in the heart and bronchiolitis obliterans in the, lung; treatment of rejection, including pharmacologic agents, total, lymphoid irradiation, and the induction of tolerance in fetal, animals; clinical studies include the results of lung and heart-lung, transplantation, modification of immunosuppressive protocols, and, factors contributing to late chronic rejection.
David A. Relman
Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy investigative program focuses on human-microbe interactions and human microbial ecology, and primarily concerns the ecology of human indigenous microbial communities; a secondary interest concerns the classification of humans with systemic infectious diseases, based on features of genome-wide gene transcript abundance patterns and pther aspects of the host response.
Cybele A. Renault, MD, DTM&H
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
BioDr. Renault has devoted her career to caring for vulnerable patient populations, both domestically and overseas. She completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Chicago, caring for underserved patients on Chicago's South Side, followed by a Chief Resident year at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, the public hospital serving the uninsured in Chicago. She began her career in global health as an Infectious Diseases fellow at Stanford, validating low-cost HIV diagnostics in Burkina Faso, and providing clinical service and teaching in India and Zimbabwe as a fellow, and later in Thailand, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya as one of our Infectious Diseases faculty. Her clinical work is currently focused on caring for our Veteran population, working to empower Veterans to engage in their care, often in the setting of significant mental illness.
Dr. Renault is most passionate about medical education and program development to combat global antimicrobial resistance through antimicrobial stewardship, to create opportunities for the Internal Medicine residents centering on caring for vulnerable patient populations, and to develop impactful and sustainable programs in collaboration with our low- and middle-income partners for our Center for Innovation in Global Health. She served as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program for 4 years prior to transitioning to her current role as Program Lead for Global Health, for which she leads the Global Health Track for the Internal Medicine residency program and develops global health initiatives for the Department of Medicine. She co-founded and has been director of the Stanford 2-week intensive global health course since its inception in 2012, she has structured trainee and faculty rotations based on evolving needs of our partner sites in Uganda, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, she is the primary contact for the ID/antimicrobial stewardship partnership between Stanford and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya, and she is leading Stanford's multi-disciplinary efforts to support our newest partner in Negele Arsi, Ethiopia.
Dr. Renault strives to augment Stanford's contributions and support for underserved patient populations in the United States. She established resident rotations in Shiprock, New Mexico and Chinle, Arizona through the Indian Health Service, and she is Faculty Advisor for the Internal Medicine Health Equity, Advocacy and Research concentration in the residency program. She also aspires to improve resources for women physicians. In 2016, Dr. Renault established the GME Women in Medicine Leadership Council, with the intention of creating community and encouraging conversations about professional and personal life decisions as women in the field of medicine. She is passionate about mentoring through sharing personal experiences, creating an environment that encourages reflection, and building skills to address challenges unique to women in medicine.
In 2022, in recognition of her passion for medical education and her success in program development, Dr. Renault was asked to join the leadership at Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System as Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Education. In this role, she works with rotation directors to optimize their respective rotations to offer robust educational opportunities for trainees across specialties who are rotating at the Palo Alto VA.
Malte Renz, MD, PhD
Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in cell motility and molecular dynamics. I believe that intra- and intercellular molecular dynamics, compartmentalization, and complex formation may differentiate disease from normal beyond the expression level of proteins and may constitute relevant pathomechanisms. The tools I am using are quantitative fluorescence live-cell microscopy on the ensemble and single-molecule level. I aim to bridge direct patient care and basic research.
BioNathan is a Biomedical Engineer and tumor immunologist working at the interfaces of cancer metastasis, tumor evolution, adaptive immunity, and immuno-oncology. His work employs mouse models and systems biology and genetic engineering to investigate interactions between tumors and the immune system during cancer metastasis. He performed his PhD work in Biomedical Engineering with Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia at MIT where he studied glycobiology and ECM interactions during cancer metastasis and his postdoctoral studies with Dr. Edgar Engleman at Stanford where he studied systemic immune responses during metastatic progression and in the context of immunotherapy.
Andrew Rezvani, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical research in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation
James H Rhee
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
BioDr. Rhee is a physiatrist and a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. For patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions, he focuses on providing exceptional care emphasizing minimally invasive solutions designed to optimize symptom managementand patient function.
Building on his background in engineering and on his specialized medical training and experience, Dr. Rhee welcomes opportunities to combine medical, mechanical, and interpersonal approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of each patient. He offers a full range of treatment modalities, including epidural steroid injection procedures, sacroiliac and facet joint injections, trigger point and soft tissue injections, orthopedic joint injections, and more. He also provides medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablations, and performs electrodiagnostic studies.
Among the wide range of conditions that Dr. Rhee treats are bursitis, herniated discs, radiculopathy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and spondylosis. He also has treated many forms of joint and muscle pain: facet joint, back, neck, hip, and sacroiliac joint pain.
Dr. Rhee’s experience encompasses short-term and long-term care for both acute and chronic conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, spinal problems, mixed spine-neck and spine-shoulder disorders, and peripheral damage. Many of the cases he treats are injury-related, while a significant number of others are associated with aging. Another portion of his patient population presents with conditions stemming from developmental anomalies.
Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, Dr. Rhee was in private practice in the Bay Area. Previously, he also served in the US Army as a troop medical clinic officer-in-charge and as a brigade surgeon.
Dr. Rhee is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society, and Spine Intervention Society.
Jinnie J. Rhee
Member, Cardiovascular Institute
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPharmacoepidemiology of type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications
Diabetes management in patients with chronic kidney disease
Health equity and disparities
Nutritional epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Implementation science and clinical decision analysis
Qualitative research and mixed methods research
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeonatology, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, nitric oxide therapy, mechanisms of bilirubin toxicity and brain injury, non-invasive biotechnologies to study cellular and organ metabolism.
Fauzia Riaz, M.D., M.H.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology
BioDr. Riaz is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer whose research focuses on novel therapeutics and approaches cancer care delivery for patients with breast cancer. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Riaz completed formal research training during her fellowship, through Yale University’s Advanced Health Sciences Research program. This included training in biostatistics, research methodology, and health policy, ultimately culminating in the completion of a Master of Health Sciences. As faculty, she is an active member of the Stanford Breast Oncology Clinical Research Group, and currently serves as the Stanford site principal investigator and sub-investigator for several ongoing breast cancer clinical trials.
Anthony J. Ricci, PhD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe auditory sensory cell, the hair cell, detects mechanical stimulation at the atomic level and conveys information regarding frequency and intensity to the brain with high fidelity. Our interests are in identifying specializations associated with mechanotransduction and synaptic transmission leading to the amazing sensitivities of the auditory system. We are also interested in the developmental process, particularly in how development gives insight into repair and regenerative mechanisms.
Mr Brian Travis Rice
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDeveloping data-driven approaches to defining and comparing chief complaints fro emergency and unscheduled acute care in low- and middle-income countries
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioDr. Stephen Richmond (he/him/his) is a family physician, educator, and health justice advocate with specific interest in racial equity in medicine. He currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Primary Care & Population Health (PCPH) in the Stanford Department of Medicine. He completed his A.S. at Solano Community College, B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, M.P.H. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and his M.D. at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is a graduate of the UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital Family & Community Medicine Residency Program.
As a clinician, Dr. Richmond cares for individuals of all ages with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses. He is especially passionate about providing high quality, evidenced-based care to underserved communities of color. As a researcher and educator, his interests broadly involve the intersection of race, racism, and medicine, with current projects focused on applications of Critical Race Theory to medical education and clinical care. He currently serves as the faculty director for the REACH Health Equity Scholarly Concentration within the school of Medicine and the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Curriculum Lead within the PCPH Division.
Beyond Stanford, Dr. Richmond is involved in many ongoing advocacy efforts aimed at achieving health equity through individual and structural-level change. Dr. Richmond has received multiple teaching awards for his work in the space of equity, inclusion & anti-oppression in medicine, and is a routine presenter and consultant in these areas.
Ashley Christine Rider
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
BioAshley Rider is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. After completing her training in emergency medicine at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA, she pursued a fellowship at Stanford in Simulation Education while simultaneously working on a Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) at Johns Hopkins School of Education. After fellowship, she has stayed on at Stanford to continue her work as simulation faculty as well as serve as an Assistant Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Her academic interests include simulation-based education at the UME/GME levels, procedural competence, interprofessional education, resuscitation team leadership, social emergency medicine, and quality improvement.
Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Pathology
Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology
BioDr. Rieger is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University. She received her M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford University. She is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She evaluates skin specimens in the Pathology department, where her interests include histopathologic findings in hospitalized patients and patients with autoimmune disease. She also sees patients in the dermatology clinic at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, where her clinical interest is adult general dermatology.