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  • Joel Anthony Sadler

    Joel Anthony Sadler

    Adjunct Lecturer, Surgery - Anatomy

    BioDr. Joel Sadler, is an educator at Stanford University, serial entrepreneur, and XR + AI technology expert. As adjunct faculty at Stanford he teaches STEAM courses exploring how virtual and augmented reality VR and AI can empower the next generation of creative learners. His research at MIT/Stanford has ranged from wearable prosthetics to educational toys. He is a co-founder of several award winning technology companies including Piper Learning and PatchXR, that pioneer learning skills through AI guidance and virtual play. He holds ME/CS degrees from MIT/Stanford and has over 20 publications on the themes of creative computing, and making technology more accessible for all.

  • Lida Safarnejad

    Lida Safarnejad

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Vascular Surgery

    BioDr. Lida Safarnejad is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. She currently works in Ross lab, directed by Dr. Elsie Gyang Ross. Her research focuses on applying Computer Vision and NLP techniques to build models that detect Peripheral Artery Disease PAD. Dr. Safarnejad obtained her Ph.D. in Software and Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her doctoral dissertation particularly focused on devising novel computational methods to effectively employ social media in the public health, especially for healthcare crisis management.

  • Cintia Kimura

    Cintia Kimura

    Postdoctoral Scholar, General Surgery

    BioGraduated from Medical School from Universidade de São Paulo (2013). Completed training in General Surgery (2016), Colorectal Surgery (2018), and doctorate in Gastroenterology at Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (2021).
    Currently researching how the gut microbiome can affect patients' risk of developing complications after colorectal surgery, and whether it can be modulated by short-term dietary interventions.
    Previous work focused on prevention and early treatment of anal and rectal cancer, and on the interaction between HPV infection and anal neoplasia.

  • J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    J Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

    Professor (Research) of Computer Science and of Surgery (Anatomy), Emeritus

    BioSalisbury worked on the development of the Stanford-JPL Robot Hand, the JPL Force Reflecting Hand Controller, the MIT-WAM arm, and the Black Falcon Surgical Robot. His work with haptic interface technology led to the founding of SensAble Technology, producers of the PHANToM haptic interface and software. He also worked on the development of telerobotic systems for dexterity enhancement in the operating room. His current research focuses on human-machine interaction, cooperative haptics, medical robotics, and surgical simulation.

  • Nazish Sayed MD, PhD

    Nazish Sayed MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor (Research) of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Sayed Laboratory is focused on the development of novel technologies that drive innovation in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug testing in vascular biology. The lab conducts translational research in vascular biology and aims to understand the role of the vasculature in the development of cardiac diseases, including those due to inherited genetic variants or environmental insults such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension. The lab employs the human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to generate patient-specific vascular cells (endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells) as an alternative to animal models providing a human tissue surrogate for research that is scalable and sustainable. By employing this unique platform, the lab also investigates the role of chemotherapeutic agents (anti-cancer drugs) on the vasculature. Dr. Sayed’s lab has also established an endothelial regeneration program, where they leverage the innate immune system to regenerate endothelial cells from human fibroblasts.

    Work from the lab has led to seminal discoveries in the areas of 1) Nitric oxide (NO) biology, (2) vascular biology, (3) stem cell biology, (4) cardiovascular disease modeling (5) cardio-oncology.

  • Stephen Schendel

    Stephen Schendel

    Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSurgical correction and the study of growth and development of craniomaxillofacial anomalies and deformities.

    1. Histochemical Analysis of Facial Muscles.
    2. Cranial Sutural Manipulation.
    3. Stability of Mandibular and Maxillary Surgery.
    4. Growth Factors in Infant Cranial Sutures.
    5. Virtual Surgery.
    6. 3-D Biocomputation4. Osteodistraction