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  • Jennifer Anne Rabbitts

    Jennifer Anne Rabbitts

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine (Pediatric Anesthesia)

    BioJennifer Rabbitts, MD is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Pain Management at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rabbitts directs an NIH-funded research laboratory focused on improving long-term pain and health outcomes in children and adolescents undergoing surgery. Her research is devoted to understanding and preventing chronic postsurgical pain, a disabling condition affecting 20% youth undergoing major surgery. Her current research studies investigate the role of biopsychosocial mechanisms including child psychosocial factors, parental/family factors, and psychophysical processes underlying acute to chronic pain transition. Current clinical trials focus on testing feasibility and efficacy of psychosocial and complementary and integrative interventions to improve acute postsurgical pain and prevent transition to chronic pain.

    Dr Rabbitts is passionate about mentoring, serving as mentor for the Women's Empowerment and Leadership Initiative and for the Mission Driven Mentoring Program for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. She serves as section editor for Psychology, Psychiatry and Brain Neuroscience Section for Pain Medicine, on the editorial boards for Pediatric Anesthesia and Journal of Pain, and actively serves on committees in the United States Association for the Study of Pain.

  • Marlene Rabinovitch

    Marlene Rabinovitch

    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.

  • Ralph Rabkin

    Ralph Rabkin

    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.

  • Thomas Raffin

    Thomas Raffin

    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.

  • Nilima Ragavan

    Nilima Ragavan

    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.

  • Amer Raheemullah

    Amer Raheemullah

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    BioDr. Amer Raheemullah, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He specializes in the treatment of addictive behavior, has published chapters and peer-reviewed articles in this area, and is Director of the Addiction Inpatient Medicine Service at Stanford Hospital. He is board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine.

  • Ehsan Rahimy

    Ehsan Rahimy

    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

    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.

  • Mobeen Rahman

    Mobeen Rahman

    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 FAAD

    Zakia Rahman, MD FAAD

    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

    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.

  • Sameer Raina, MD, MBBS, MBA, FACC

    Sameer Raina, MD, MBBS, MBA, FACC

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioDr. Raina is a board-certified cardiologist in the General Cardiology clinic at Stanford Health Care and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. He is also a clinical associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

    His clinical interests include preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and sports cardiology. In his recent positions at West Virginia University, he established the cardiology telemedicine program during and after the COVID pandemic. He applied his passion for cardiac rehab by creating individualized treatment plans for college athletes recovering from COVID. Dr. Raina is also passionate about building relationships with community doctors. He believes continuous communication is an essential part of excellent patient care.

    Dr. Raina’s current research focuses on preventive cardiology, cardiac imaging, and outcomes research. He studies the outcomes of different cardiac interventions in specific patient populations. His research helps identify appropriate treatments for patients who have other conditions in addition to heart disease.

    Dr. Raina eagerly anticipates joining the faculty of the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI). He is excited for the opportunity to address the high risk of cardiovascular diseases among South Asians. He looks forward to applying his clinical and research experience to support SSATHI’s mission to provide advanced care to ethnic populations disproportionately affected by these diseases.

    Dr. Raina is a peer reviewer for several prestigious publications, including Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment and the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. He has also been an invited guest speaker at national and international meetings, including those for the International Congress of Cardiology and the World Congress of Cardiothoracic-Renal Diseases.

    Dr. Raina is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and a member of the American College of Cardiology.

  • Douglas Rait

    Douglas Rait

    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.

  • Kristin Raj

    Kristin Raj

    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 chief of interventional psychiatry, co-chief of mood disorders 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 board of directors for the Foundation for the Advancement of Clinical TMS.

  • Rishi Raj

    Rishi Raj

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

    BioDr. Rishi Raj is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he directs the Interstitial Lung Disease program. He has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine for over two decades and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of interstitial lung diseases.

    His primary clinical interest encompasses a range of 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 such as scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, sarcoidosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and other various interstitial lung diseases.

    Dr. Raj's clinical research explores the use of radiologic biomarkers to predict outcomes in various interstitial lung diseases. He is a principal investigator and co-investigator in numerous clinical trials, examining new therapies for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases.

  • Ram Rajagopal

    Ram Rajagopal

    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.

  • Lindsey Ralls

    Lindsey Ralls

    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.

  • Sneha Ramakrishna

    Sneha Ramakrishna

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

    BioSneha 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. In medical school, through the Howard Hughes Medical Research Scholar Award, she joined Dr. Crystal Mackall’s laboratory, where she designed and developed various GD2 CAR-Ts and tested them in preclinical models. During her residency training in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she cared for some of the first patients treated with CD19 CAR T cells, learning the power of this therapy first-hand. During her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Johns Hopkins/National Cancer Institute combined program, she worked with Dr. Terry Fry. She evaluated the mechanism of CD22 CAR T cell relapse in patients by developing an antigen escape model and establishing a deeper understanding of the effects of antigen density on CAR-T phenotype, expansion, and persistence (Fry…Ramakrishna…Mackall Nat Med, 2018; Ramakrishna, et al., Clinical Cancer Research, 2019). Since arriving at Stanford, Dr. Ramakrishna leads an interdisciplinary team that designs, develops, and successfully implements a robust correlative science platform for our novel CAR-T therapies. Analyzing patient samples from our first-in-human GD2 CAR-T trial (NCT04196413) treating a universally fatal cancer, diffuse midline glioma (DMG), we identified that intracerebroventricular CAR-T administration correlates with enhanced pro-inflammatory cytokines and reduced immunosuppressive cell populations in cerebrospinal fluid as compared to intravenous CAR-T administration (Majzner*, Ramakrishna*, et al., Nature 2022 *co-first authors). Her research program evaluates unique sets of patient samples using novel single-cell immune profiling to identify the drivers of CAR-T success or failure. Building on these findings, her team will assess approaches to enhance CAR-T efficacy and translate these findings to the clinic.

    Clinically, Dr. Ramakrishna cares for children with solid tumors and treats hematologic, solid, and brain tumor pediatric patients with CAR T cell therapies in the Cancer Cellular Therapies program.

  • Chandra Ramamoorthy

    Chandra Ramamoorthy

    Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric), Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeuro protection and neurologic outcomes in cardiac patients prior to and concurrent with cardiac surgery and catheterization

  • R J Ramamurthi

    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

  • Ashwin Ramayya, MD, PhD

    Ashwin Ramayya, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

    BioDr. Ramayya is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He specializes in the treatment of patients with chronic pain, movement disorders, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. His research program will focus on understanding brain mechanisms underlying pain experience and how to alleviate pain using brain stimulation.

    Dr. Ramayya specializes in neuromodulation, including deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation, MRI-guided laser therapy, and focused ultrasound. Dr. Ramayya obtained his MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his neurosurgery residency and a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

    His research efforts have identified neural substrates underlying learning, memory, and decision-making using computational behavioral modeling, neurophysiology, and neuroimaging.

    Dr. Ramayya has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Neuroscience, NeuroImage, and Cerebral Cortex. He has also presented his work at national and international meetings, including those for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference.

  • Kavitha Ramchandran

    Kavitha Ramchandran

    Clinical 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.

  • Meghan Ramsey

    Meghan Ramsey

    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

    Jasmine Rana, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    BioDr. Jasmine Rana is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford, Director of the Nail Disorders Clinic, and member of the supportive oncodermatology group at the Stanford Cancer Center. 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, nail surgery, and cutaneous toxicities associated with anti-cancer treatments and organ transplantation.

    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.

  • Devin Rand-Giovannetti

    Devin Rand-Giovannetti

    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

    Thomas Rando, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology

    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.

  • Anoop Rao

    Anoop Rao

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWearable senors, unobtrusive vital sign monitoring, natural language processing/text mining

  • Jianghong Rao

    Jianghong Rao

    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

  • Mitesh Rao

    Mitesh Rao

    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.