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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. He started free addiction and education programs in Illinois jails and prisons during his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which continued through his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and eventually started MadinaHouse, a non-profit organization focusing on increasing access to addiction treatment for underserved populations. 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.
Elham Rahimy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy
BioDr. Rahimy is a radiation oncologist who treats patients with brain, spine, and gastrointestinal tumors. She received her medical training at Yale, followed by a residency in radiation oncology at Stanford. She is a clinical assistant professor with the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Rahimy specializes in treating several types of cancer, including brain tumors, such as glioma and glioblastoma, spine tumors, metastatic disease, and gastrointestinal cancer, such as rectal cancer and pancreatic cancer. She is credentialed for CyberKnife Radiosurgery. She is also actively involved in radiation oncology research and clinical trials. Her interests include improving patient and resident education and enhancing patient quality of life and survivorship. Dr. Rahimy’s research has been published in a variety of journals. She is also the current radiation oncology medical student clerkship director.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology
BioI have interest in head and neck oncological surgical pathology. Specifically in salivary gland, thyroid, and skull base related malignancies.
Prior to joining faculty as an assistant professor at Stanford University, I completed a head and neck surgical pathology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (2019). Following this subspecialty fellowship, I was faculty as a head and neck only pathologist at Cleveland Clinic for three years.
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.