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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.
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.
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
Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
BioDr. Carolyn Dacey Seib is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon and board certified general surgeon. Her practice is focused on surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.
Dr. Seib has clinical and research expertise in the surgical management of endocrine disorders in older adults, including primary hyperparathyroidism, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Seib completed her undergraduate education at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. She received her M.D. at the New York University School of Medicine and then attended residency in General Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Seib also completed a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at UCSF, during which she cared for patients with complex disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.
Dr. Seib focuses on providing individualized care for patients with thyroid malignancy, hyperthyroidism, primary hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal disorders. She has received funding from the National Institute on Aging and the American Thyroid Association to study the surgical management of endocrine disorders in older adults and has a number of peer-reviewed journal publications on this topic that have received national attention, including being featured in the New York Times.
Postdoctoral Scholar, General and Vascular Surgery
BioHeather Selby is a postdoctoral scholar at the S-SPIRE Center in the Stanford Department of Surgery. She is advised by Dr. Arden Morris, Dr. Todd Wagner, Dr. Sandy Napel, and Dr. Vipul Sheth. Her research focus is building MRI-based AI models to identify patients with locally advanced cancer patients who achieve a clinical complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy to spare them from surgery and its associated risks.