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Resident in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioKathryn C. Stephens, MD, is currently a resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She completed a BA in anthropology at Harvard University, an MD at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and an internship year in Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso.
During her time at Harvard, she conducted research with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI in Boston) on the role of mobile clinics’ in providing primary care and preventative screenings to medically underserved areas. She continued her interest in providing care in resource-limited settings after college as she worked for one year in a women’s crisis center in Bangalore, India. During medical school, she held leadership roles in the Global Health Interest Group and continued her work in free clinics both locally and abroad in Panama, Honduras, and Guatemala. She conducted research on obstetric emergencies such as placenta accreta, which informed her understanding of birth trauma and its impact on women’s mental health. During her time in Ob/Gyn residency, she was awarded for the top score on the annual knowledge exam in her program as a first-year resident. Prior to beginning her training at Stanford, she had the privilege of contributing to several projects in the in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' Race and Mental Health Lab as the lab's Research Coordinator. One such project included writing a curriculum for active bystander intervention of workplace discrimination (i.e. "Upstander Bias Training"), which has been taught to several departments within the Stanford School of Medicine.
Her areas of clinical and research interest include women’s reproductive psychiatry, the intersection of race, culture and mental health, integrative approaches to wellness and community psychiatry.
Jordan R. Stern, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery
BioDr. Stern is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in vascular surgery in the Stanford Vascular and Endovascular Care program. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Stern’s clinical and academic interests focus on the treatment of aortic disease. He is a leader in the development of novel treatment strategies for aortic pathology and specializes in minimally invasive, endovascular repair of complex aneurysms and aortic dissection.
For each patient, he develops a personalized treatment plan. The goal is the best possible vascular health and quality of life for every individual in his care.
Patients praise Dr. Stern’s knowledge and attention to detail. They also appreciate his kindness and compassion, his approachability, and the effort he makes to thoroughly answer all questions from patients and their families.
In addition to providing expert patient care, he is the principal investigator on several clinical trials. He is also involved in many additional research endeavors, examining contemporary practice patterns and outcomes from endovascular and open surgical procedures.
He has published the results of his research in numerous journal articles. They have appeared in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgery, and many other peer-reviewed journals. The majority of his publications have focused on aortic disease.
He is an editorial board member of the journal Annals of Vascular Surgery and previously was an assistant editor of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. He also has co-authored chapters in textbooks such as Novel and Evolving Aortic Endovascular Devices and the Atlas of Vascular and Endovascular Techniques.
Dr. Stern has presented his research discoveries to his peers at international, national, and regional meetings. He is a fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a member of the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS), where he also serves as inaugural chair of the VESS Research Consortium as well as on the Program Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery and Western Vascular Society.
Simon H. Stertzer, MD, FACC,FAHA,FACP
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCoronary Angioplasty; Intramyocardial Stem cell delivery