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Rohan Shad, MD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiothoracic Surgery
BioI completed my medical training from the University College of Medical Sciences (Univ. of Delhi), New Delhi. I worked with the departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai, NY and Stanford University for my advanced elective rotations. During my medical school years, I worked on designing and developing novel mechanical heart valves making use of computational fluid dynamics methods and additive manufacturing techniques. I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Cardiothoracic Surgery working in Hiesinger's Lab where we write code in an effort to understand cardiovascular disease. We build novel computer vision systems for cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography and cardiac MRI). We also study the underlying mechanisms of heart disease using transcriptomics and protein design, and design devices for patients with severe heart failure. My work is funded by the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship award. A list of my publications and patents are available on google scholar.
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn clinical research, Dr. Shrager studies outcomes in a variety of areas within Thoracic Surgery including: parenchyma-sparing operations and minimally invasive resections for lung cancer, transcervical thymectomy for myasthenia gravis, diaphragm plication, and surgical treatment of emphysema.
Dr. Shrager's lab is focused on the impact of disease states upon the diaphragm. His group published the seminal paper (NEJM) describing diaphragm atrophy assoc'd with mechanical ventilation.
Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
BioDr. Shudo is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
His clinical focus is the surgical treatment of end-stage cardiopulmonary failure, including heart transplant, heart-lung transplant, lung transplant, mechanical circulatory support (MCS), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He has published numerous landmark papers
Dr. Shudo also performs mitral valve repair/replacement (MVR), aortic valve replacement (AVR), complex valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Dr. Shudo is fully committed to innovative, comprehensive, and compassionate care for each patient he treats.
Thelma and Henry Doegler Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Emeritus
BioHire date July 1, 1969. Retirement and conferment of Emeritus Professor status September 1, 1998.