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  • 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

  • Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS

    Carolyn Dacey Seib, MD, MAS

    Associate 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.

  • Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioSubhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a yearlong peripheral nerve research fellowship under Dr. Susan Mackinnon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He finished his training with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Stanford University.

    Dr. Sen’s general clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. His practice includes: post-traumatic extremity reconstruction; post-oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, trunk and extremities; perforator flap surgery; and melanoma surgery. He is medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Stanford Health Care. As a hand surgeon in the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, he has interests in hand trauma, degenerative conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex upper extremity flap reconstruction.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of plastic and hand surgery topics. He has a strong interest in medical device innovation and is currently a faculty fellow in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

    Dr. Sen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
    Masters Student in Health Policy, admitted Autumn 2022

    BioDr. Cliff Sheckter is a California native, growing up in the rural Eastern Sierra. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in Anthropology and earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He attended USC (Keck) for medical school on an academic scholarship and graduated valedictorian with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He fell in love with burn care while at USC/LA General Medical Center and completed his surgical training at Stanford. While in residency, he pursued a fellowship/postdoc in Health Systems Design at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). He received additional training in Surgical Critical Care and Burn Surgery at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Sheckter is a health services and health policy researcher. His work focuses on burn prevention, health economics in surgical care, and health equity outcomes in burn care. He has authored over 120 articles and numerous book chapters. His research has been published in JAMA, JAMA Network Open, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Burns, and Journal of Burn Care & Research. His work has been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. He was the recipient of a career development award from the NIH and has funding from the Plastic Surgery Foundation. Dr. Sheckter was awarded the American Burn Association (ABA) Traveling Fellow for 2023 and has won top abstract at the ABA Annual Meeting multiple times. He is an active member of the ABA Burn Prevention and Research Committees.

    Dr. Sheckter is one of a few surgeons double-board certified in Surgical Critical Care and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He practices critical care medicine as an intensivist in the Stanford Surgical ICU. He is the Director of the Regional Burn Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center which is the only burn/trauma center for the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs scar reconstruction using surgical and laser techniques.

  • Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS

    Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS

    Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMultimodality treatment of rectal cancer
    Sphincter preserving procedures for rectal cancer
    Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
    Surgical education

  • Christopher Timothy Shen

    Christopher Timothy Shen

    Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Surgery

    BioDr. Shen is the Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at Stanford Biodesign and founding U.S. Executive Director of the Singapore Stanford Biodesign Program. Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, responsible for teaching and mentoring international and Stanford-based faculty and students in medical technology innovation.

    Dr. Shen is also a Managing Director at CBC Group, one of the largest Asia-based, healthcare investment firms. With headquarters in Singapore, CBC is committed to building innovative companies that improve the health and quality of human life. Chris has over 20 years of experience in medical device design and innovation, and is focused on investments in the biopharma and medtech sectors. Previously, Chris held senior investing positions at Qiming Venture Partners, Vertex Healthcare/Temasek, EW Health, and New Enterprise Associates. Chris started his medtech career as a Senior Design Engineer at Guidant Neurovascular, where he was the principal inventor on one of the earliest stentriever devices for ischemic stroke.

    Chris received his Doctor of Medicine from the Stanford School of Medicine, his Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a Master of Biomechanical Engineering from the Stanford School of Engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.

    Dr. Shen teaches the Global Biodesign course: Global Biodesign: Medical Technology in an International Context – a project-based course that exposes students to the challenges and opportunities of developing and implementing innovative medical technologies to help patients around the world. He has authored twelve patents in the fields of interventional neuroradiology and interventional cardiology.

  • Samuel So, MD

    Samuel So, MD

    Lui Hac Minh Professor in the School of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThrough a 4 pronged comprehensive program: translational and clinical research, early detection and treatment, promoting education, awareness and immunization and building partnership, we are working towards the development of new strategies that will lead to the elimination of hepatitis B worldwide and reduce the threat and incidence of liver cancer. Current research efforts focus on evaluating potential new diagnostic and treatment markers and novel targeted therapy for primary liver cancer.

  • Sarah Sorice, MD

    Sarah Sorice, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioDr. Sorice-Virk is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the Stanford Health Care Cancer Center and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She is medical director of the Stanford Health Care Breast Reconstruction Program in the East Bay. Dr. Sorice-Virk completed her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She then went on to do her residency in Plastic Surgery and fellowship in Advanced Wound Care at Stanford University School of Medicine. Finally, this was followed by a fellowship in Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Sorice-Virk’s clinical interests include complex reconstruction after cancer and trauma while keeping optimal aesthetic outcomes as a top priority. She performs a wide range of procedures, including breast reconstruction and other cancer reconstruction such as gynecologic, colorectal and orthopedic among others, breast-conserving surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, and body contouring. Patients of Dr. Sorice-Virk benefit from a personalized and compassionate care approach. In addition to offering the entire gamut of standard reconstructive modalities, she uses cutting edge surgical techniques, such as perforator flaps (i.e. DIEP flap), hybrid breast reconstruction (i.e. the combination of free flap transfer and implant placement), and breast neurotization to restore breast sensation and in conjunction with the breast surgeons, expanding indications for nipple sparing mastectomies to improve aesthetic outcomes for more patients.

    Research interests of Dr. Sorice-Virk include plastic surgery/breast reconstruction outcomes and integrative medicine in plastic surgery. She serves as the principal investigator for multiple research projects and has received grant funding from several organizations.

    Her published work includes numerous papers, book chapters, and abstracts, and she has presented her findings at national and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Sorice-Virk is an ad hoc peer reviewer for Annals of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery.

    Dr. Sorice-Virk is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

  • Alex Sox-Harris

    Alex Sox-Harris

    Professor (Research) of Surgery (Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsQuality Measurement, Predictive Modeling, Implementation Science,

  • David A. Spain, MD

    David A. Spain, MD

    David L. Gregg, MD Professor of General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur main areas of interest are
    1. clinical research in trauma and critical illness
    2. economics of this care
    3. PTSD and stress response after critical injury or illness

  • Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, MS, FACS

    Kristan Staudenmayer, MD, MS, FACS

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDefining the Impact of Injuries in the Elderly

  • Kimberly Stone, MD

    Kimberly Stone, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioKimberly Stone, MD is a board certified General Surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and melanoma surgery. She treats all conditions related to breast health including: breast cancer, high risk prevention and screening, benign breast disease, and conditions related to lactation.

    Dr. Stone completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at UCSF, where she trained in all aspects of breast surgical oncology, and melanoma surgery. Dr Stone performs all types of breast surgery including total skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, wireless lumpectomy, benign breast disease excisions and axillary surgery. She works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer women the best possible cosmetic options and results following treatment. Dr Stone performs melanoma surgery including wide local excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and lymph node dissections for melanoma.

    Dr. Stone strives to deliver compassionate, patient-centered surgical care that is expert and evidence-based while at the same time customized to the unique needs of each patient. She believes that patient empowerment and education are at the heart of an excellent care team.