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  • Cintia Mayumi Sakurai Kimura

    Cintia Mayumi Sakurai 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 the gut microbiome and how it affects different colorectal pathologies and surgical outcomes, specifically in the context of inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer.
    Previous work focused on prevention and treatment of anal and rectal cancer, on the interaction between HPV infection and anal neoplasia, and in optimizing surgical outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer.

  • 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.

  • Marzena Sasnal

    Marzena Sasnal

    Social Science Research Professional II, Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center

    BioMarzena Sasnal, PhD, MA, is a qualitative & mixed methods-oriented social scientist, experienced in health services, medical education, and migration research with publication record, grant support, and extensive administrative experience. Dr. Sasnal currently works as Social Science Researcher at the S-SPIRE Center and is thrilled to contribute to research aiming to improve public health. Before joining Stanford, she studied the adaptation processes of highly skilled migrants in Silicon Valley. Dr. Sasnal collaborates with multidisciplinary teams and assists principal investigators with designing, conducting, and overseeing qualitative and mixed methods research projects. Additionally, she provides instruction and consultation on research methods and techniques. Dr. Sasnal has contributed to academic and grant research projects on various topics: medical education, implementation & evaluation science, innovations in care, patient-provider communication, patient-centered care, palliative care, among others.

  • 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.

  • Lindsay Anne Sceats MD

    Lindsay Anne Sceats MD

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other
    Resident in Surgery - General Surgery

    BioDr. Lindsay Sceats is a general surgery resident at Stanford Hospital. Research interests include colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, healthcare cost containment, and insurance plan design. She is supported by a Stanford Spectrum KL2 Training Grant.

  • 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

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

    BioDr. Carolyn Dacey Seib is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained endocrine 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.

  • Jennifer Grace Seither NP-C

    Jennifer Grace Seither NP-C

    Affiliate, Surgery - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    BioJennifer Seither is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Orthopaedic 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.

  • Kreeti Shankar

    Kreeti Shankar

    Social Science Research Professional 1, Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center

    BioKreeti Shankar, MPH is a Social Science Research Professional with the Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research & Education Center (S-SPIRE). She received her Master of Public Health degree focused on Biostatistics and Epidemiology from University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 2019. Since then, she joined Stanford as a Clinical Research Coordinator working with Dr. Kin on her various prehabilitation studies aimed at improving surgical outcome and long-term overall health through pre-surgical effective and accessible exercise and nutrition interventions. In October 2021, Kreeti took on a new role at S-SPIRE, where she continues to work with Dr. Kin in addition to taking on new responsibilities, bringing her background and expertise in implementing complex clinics trials at Stanford as well as her quantitative and qualitative experience with her. Kreeti is passionate about research and excited to continue her journey at S-SPIRE to make advancements in healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation.

  • Ayushi Sharma

    Ayushi Sharma

    Casual - Non-Exempt, Surgery - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

    Current Role at StanfordStanford University School of Medicine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Fellow

  • Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

    BioDr. Cliff Sheckter is a California native, growing up in the 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 plastic surgery and particularly burn care while at LAC+USC and matriculated into the Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency in 2013. While in residency, he pursued a fellowship in Health Systems Design at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, which ignited his interest in health services research. During residency, Dr. Sheckter investigated health systems outcomes in burn care and reconstructive surgery. He pursued additional training in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington with a focus on integrated, complex burn care. There he investigated quality of life outcomes in burn survivors with a particular focus in financial toxicity.

    Dr. Sheckter’s current research involves improving the quality of life for burn survivors and investigating the relationship between healthcare financial structures and the value of healthcare delivery.

    Dr. Sheckter is an intensivist in the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Stanford University Medical Center. He also practices at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where he is the Associate Director of the Regional Burn Center. In addition, he is a staff surgeon at the VA Palo Alto.