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  • Christopher N. Ta, MD

    Christopher N. Ta, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology

    BioChristopher N. Ta, MD specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of cornea diseases. His areas of expertise are in the treatment of ocular infections, inflammation, dry eyes and ocular surface diseases. He has conducted numerous clinical trials toward the prevention and treatment of ocular infections. Dr. Ta also has extensive clinical experience in the treatment of ocular graft-versus host disease following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

  • Meg Tabaka, MD, MPH

    Meg Tabaka, MD, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Tabaka is a board-certified family medicine physician with a special focus in LGBTQ+ and underserved medicine. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health of Stanford Department of Medicine. In this role, she splits her time between the Stanford Los Altos LGBTQ+ Primary Care Clinic and the MayView Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Mountain View, CA.

    Dr. Tabaka provides expert, compassionate care personalized to each patient she serves. She is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of all of her patients including all members of the LGBTQ+ community and she welcomes patients of all ages and backgrounds to her practice.

    Prior to her medical training, Dr. Tabaka completed her Masters in Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She went to complete medical school at Stanford University and completed residency at the Stanford O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program in San Jose, CA.

  • Geoffrey Craig Tabin, MD

    Geoffrey Craig Tabin, MD

    Fairweather Foundation Professor

    BioDr. Geoff Tabin is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project and a Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine at Stanford University. He has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, two books and a dozen book chapters related to his work in ophthalmology and the developing world.

    Dr. Tabin is the fourth person in the world to reach the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. His passion for mountain climbing directed him to his professional career in eye care. After summiting Mt. Everest, on one of his expeditions, he came across a Dutch team performing cataract surgery on a woman who had been needlessly blind for three years. It was then he understood his life calling.

    Tabin graduated from Yale University and then earned an MA in Philosophy at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. From there, he took his interest in moral philosophy and health care delivery to Harvard Medical School where he earned his MD in 1985. After completing an ophthalmology residency at Brown University and a fellowship in corneal surgery in Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Tabin returned to Nepal to work with Dr. Sanduk Ruit.

    Tabin and Nepalese eye surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit established the Himalayan Cataract Project in 1995 – with a vow to work to eliminate all preventable and treatable blindness from the Himalayan region in their lifetime, a goal, in Tabin’s words, “more audacious than setting out to make the first assent of the East Face of Mount Everest.” Dr. Ruit, whom the Associated Press heralded as the “god of sight” to the world’s poor, and Tabin have proven that hospital quality standards can be applied in impoverished areas devoid of electricity and clean water. Their successful approach to restoring sight and dogged perseverance has made possible what 20 years ago seemed impossible.

    The Himalayan Cataract Project has since expanded beyond the Himalayas to encompass Sub-Saharan Africa as well. Dr.Tabin spends a considerable part of the year working abroad throughout the Himalayas and Sub-Saharan Africa. At Stanford his practice focus encompasses surgery and treatment of diseases of the anterior and external eye including cataract and corneal surgery.

  • Holly Tabor

    Holly Tabor

    Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on ethical issues in genetics and genomics, specifically return of results and translation for exome and whole genome sequencing and translation of genomic sequencing into the clinical setting. I also conduct research on ethical issues in clinical care and research for patients and families with autism and other developmental and cognitive disabilities.

  • Michal Tal

    Michal Tal

    Instructor, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
    Affiliate, Stem Cell Bio Regenerative Med Institute

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInvestigating how the CD47-SIRPa axis modulates multiple facets of immunity

  • David Camacho Talavera

    David Camacho Talavera

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioDr. David Talavera earned his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston where he worked in the Culture, Risk, and Reliance Lab. His research focused on examining the impact of race/ethnicity and acculturation in health outcomes and anxiety. His broader interests included developing culturally sensitive interventions for those suffering from chronic illness and pain. Dr. Talavera completed an APA-accredited Psychology Internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical school. He primarily worked at the Latino Mental Health Clinic, but also had rotations in Primary Care, the Acute Psychological Services, and the Psychology Emergency Services. It was at these sites where he gained added training in behavioral medicine, culturally competent care, and Spanish-language mental health services. Collectively, for Dr. Talavera, these experiences highlighted the critical role of race, ethnicity, and culture have on an individual’s experience of stress and health. As a result, he aims to incorporate these multicultural factors into his treatment and evaluation.

    After internship, in 2019 he completed an APA-accredited Fellowship in Pain Psychology at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain. Dr. Talavera is currently a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anesthesia and works in the Stanford Pain Management Center. Dr. Talavera's professional interests include expanding pain psychology treatment modalities for underrepresented groups and Spanish-speaking populations. He aims to expand these services within the Stanford Health Care system and continue to teach/supervise on multicultural factors within pain psychology.

  • William Talbot

    William Talbot

    Professor of Developmental Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe use genetic and cellular approaches to investigate the molecular basis of glial development and myelination in the zebrafish.

  • N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD

    N. Nounou Taleghani MD, PhD

    Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Nounou Taleghani completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, graduating in 1986, and subsequently earned both her M.D. and Ph.D. (Neuroscience) degrees at the Chicago Medical School.
    She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1999 and joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Stanford as a Board Certified Emergency Medicine specialist in the same year.
    She briefly left Stanford in August 2005 and joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum for the Qatar campus and was responsible for the implementation, management and coordination of the WCMC-Q undergraduate clinical curriculum, including the third year clerkships and the fourth year electives. Under her leadership, WCMC-Q developed a pioneering, multilingual program in medical interpreting designed to assist medical students as they interacted with patients in their clinical courses at the local teaching hospital. Dr. Taleghani has received many awards for teaching, including several Excellence in Teaching awards, both at Stanford and at Cornell.

    She re-joined the faculty of the Stanford School of Medicine in Fall 2009 as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and as an Attending Physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital. She holds an appointment in the medical school, and taught in the clinical curriculum as part of the Educator for CARE faculty for 10 Years. She now serves as Assistant Dean for Academic Advising in the School of Medicine and is the founder and director of the Center for Specialty Career Advising .

    Dr. Taleghani is the Director for Medical Student Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine and overseas all the courses her department teaches in the Medical School, including being the inaugural required Clerkship Director for the EMED Clerkship. She also served as the founding Director for the Rapid Assessment Program , MD in triage for the Emergency Department.

    Aside from her clinical and academic responsibilities at Stanford, Dr. Taleghani is also involved in many organizations around the Bay Area including serving as
    Medical Director, Palo Alto Fire Department from 1999–2005,
    Volunteer Medical Director, Susan G Koman 3 Day Walk, SF from 2003-2010
    Volunteer Medical Provider for the Painted Turtle Camp
    Volunteer Medical Director, AVON, Breast Cancer Walk, SF 2012-2015.
    She is also one of the VTML’s, team medical liaison for the National Football League.

  • Suzanne Tamang

    Suzanne Tamang

    Instructor, Biomedical Data Science

    BioI use data science and informatics techniques to study human diseases and their impact on population health outcomes and healthcare spending. Also, to enable new knowledge discovery and for the purpose of building next generation informatics tools for population health management and measurement. I bring over fifteen years of experience with large and diverse population health datasets. For example, population-based registers in Denmark and in the US, the Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse, the Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness, Stanford and UCSF electronic medical records, administrative healthcare claims and activity monitoring data. I have also developed natural language processing tools for a variety of biomedical use cases. Paired with the practical skills and knowledge that I have gained through working within integrated delivery systems across the US, my extensive training in computer science, biology, and health services research uniquely positions me to build next generation tools to support integrated health delivery systems and population health.

    As an Instructor in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford, I manage a small research group, where I mentor all levels of students and advanced trainees, within the School of Medicine and more broadly within the University. I also lead the Stanford Working Group, Stats for Social Good.

  • Manjula Kurella Tamura

    Manjula Kurella Tamura

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kurella Tamura is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center at the Palo Alto VA, a VA Center of Excellence of more than 20 talented investigators, post-doctoral trainees and staff whose work addresses the intersection of aging and chronic disease.

  • Brent Tan

    Brent Tan

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interest is in the use of molecular, flow cytometric, and cytogenetic methods to understand and characterize hematopoietic neoplasms. In addition, I have medical oversight of clinical laboratory informatics.

  • Jane C. Tan

    Jane C. Tan

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research relates to issues pertaining to clinical kidney transplantation. We have ongoing studies on the following topics.
    1. Renal senescence and kidney transplant, and chronic allograft nephropathy.
    2. Living donor safety and response to uninephrectomy.
    3. Biomarkers for post-transplant monitoring.

  • Marilyn Tan

    Marilyn Tan

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsType 2 diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance

  • Pedro Tanaka

    Pedro Tanaka

    Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

    BioI am a Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University Medical School. I am Brazilian and completed medical school, anesthesia training, and my PhD in Brazil. I came to Stanford University for a sabbatical year in 2007. It was a great fit on both sides, and I decided on a long-term career at Stanford. I graduated from “The Master of Academic Medicine program” at University of Southern California in 2014. I am now in my fifth-year doctoral program in education at University of Illinois at Chicago
    At Stanford I have been involved with the resident education not only direct supervision, but by initiating and working on several educational projects (Development and implementation of OSCEs, new lecture format “ libero”, Assessing the Workplace Culture and Learning Climate, and use of Entrustable Professional Activities as a framework for assessment for learning). I currently serve as one of the Associate Designated Institutional Official, Associate Residency Program Directors, Chair of the Education Committee; Co-Director of Teaching Scholars Program. My clinical activity has focused on anesthesia for orthopedic surgery, particularly orthopedic total joint replacements. My areas of interest are: Developing, leading and evaluating programs; Designing curricula and assessing learners and Designing, implementing and studying innovations.

  • Hua Tang

    Hua Tang

    Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Statistics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDevelop statistical and computational methods for population genomics analyses; modeling human evolutionary history; genetic association studies in admixed populations.

  • Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

    Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

    Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on 2 main areas:

    1. Skin cancer:
    - New therapeutics to treat and prevent non-melanoma skin cancer, especially by targeting the Hedgehog signaling pathway for BCC tumors
    - Genomic analysis of drug-resistant cancers
    - Identifying risk factors for skin cancer in the Women's Health Initiative

    2. Epidermolysis Bullosa: gene therapy and protein therapy to replace defective/absent Collagen 7 in children and adults with Recessive Dystrophic EB

  • Paul C Tang

    Paul C Tang

    Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Tang is Adjunct Professor in the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University and a practicing internist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Most recently, he was Vice President, Chief Health Transformation Officer at IBM Watson Health. He has served in executive administration roles in health systems for over 25 years. Prior to joining Watson Health, Dr. Tang was Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), directing the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation, a disruptive innovation center focused on grand challenges in health. Dr. Tang led one of the earliest implementations of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the country in 1996, and in 2000, he co-developed MyChart, the first commercial patient portal, with Epic.

    Dr. Tang is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and has served on numerous NAM study committees, including a patient-safety committee he chaired that published two reports: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. He is a member of the Health and Medicine Division committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Tang was co-chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy committee from 2009-2017. He has served as board chair for several health informatics professional associations, including the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He has served on the boards of AMIA, National Quality Forum, AcademyHealth, Computer-based Patient Record Institute, Joint Health Information Technology Alliance, NAM Board on Health Care Services, and National eHealth Collaborative. Dr. Tang is a recipient of the Nicholas E. Davies Award for Excellence in Computer-based Patient Record System Implementation, and the AMIA Don E. Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics. He currently holds one patent and has 16 patents pending. He has published numerous papers in medical informatics, appearing in New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Dr. Tang is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

    He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Stanford University and is a board-certified practicing internist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

  • Sindy Tang

    Sindy Tang

    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Radiology (Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe long-term goal of Dr. Tang's research program is to harness mass transport in microfluidic systems to accelerate precision medicine and material design for a future with better health and environmental sustainability.

    Current research areas include: (I) Physics of droplets in microfluidic systems, (II) Interfacial mass transport and self-assembly, and (III) Applications in food allergy, single-cell wound repair, and the bottom-up construction of synthetic cell and tissues in close collaboration with clinicians and biochemists at the Stanford School of Medicine, UCSF, and University of Michigan.

    For details see https://web.stanford.edu/group/tanglab/

  • Sami Gamal-Eldin Tantawi

    Sami Gamal-Eldin Tantawi

    Professor of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

    BioFor over a decade I have advocated for dedicated research efforts on the basic physics of room temperature high gradient structures and new initiatives for the associated RF systems. This required demanding multidisciplinary collaboration to harness limited resources. The basic elements of the research needed to be inclusive to address not only the fundamentals of accelerator structures but also the fundamentals of associated technologies such as RF manipulation and novel microwave power sources. These basic research efforts were not bundled with specific developments for an application or a general program. The emerging technologies promise a broad, transformational impact.

    With this underlying philosophy in mind, in 2006 the US High Gradient Research Collaboration for which I am the spokesman was formed. SLAC is the host of this collaboration, which comprises MIT, ANL, University of Maryland and University of Colorado, NRL and a host of SBIR companies. This led to the revitalization of this research area worldwide. The international collaborative effort grew to include KEK in Japan, INFN, Frascati in Italy, the Cockcroft Institute in the UK, and the CLIC team at CERN.

    This effort led to a new understanding of the geometrical effects affecting high gradient operations. The collaborative work led to new advances in understanding the gradient limits of photonic band gap structures. Now we have a new optimization methodology for accelerator structure geometries and ongoing research on alternate and novel materials. These efforts doubled the usable gradient in normal conducting high gradient linacs to more than 100 MV/m, thus revitalizing the spread of the technology to other applications including compact Inverse Compton Scattering gamma-ray sources for national security applications, and compact proton linacs for cancer therapy.

  • Peter Tass

    Peter Tass

    Professor of Neurosurgery

    BioDr. Peter Tass investigates and develops neuromodulation techniques for understanding and treating neurologic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, dysfunction following stroke and tinnitus. He creates invasive and non-invasive therapeutic procedures by means of comprehensive computational neuroscience studies and advanced data analysis techniques. The computational neuroscience studies guide experiments that use clinical electrophysiology measures, such as high density EEG recordings and MRI imaging, and various outcome measures. He has pioneered a neuromodulation approach based on thorough computational modelling that employs dynamic self-organization, plasticity and other neuromodulation principles to produce sustained effects after stimulation. To investigate stimulation effects and disease-related brain activity, he focuses on the development of stimulation methods that cause a sustained neural desynchronization by an unlearning of abnormal synaptic interactions. He also performs and contributes to pre-clinical and clinical research in related areas.

  • Vivianne Tawfik

    Vivianne Tawfik

    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy overall research interest is to understand how the immune system interacts with the nervous system after injury to promote the transition from acute to chronic pain. In my clinical practice I care for patients with persistent pain that often occurs after minor trauma such as fracture or surgery. Using basic science approaches including whole system immune phenotyping with mass cytometry and genetic manipulation of peripheral and central immune cells, we seek to dissect the temporal and tissue-specific contribution of these cells to either promotion or inhibition of healing.

  • C. Barr Taylor

    C. Barr Taylor

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Taylor is developing and evaluating innovative electronic and computer-assisted programs to make treatments, proven effective for treating various lifestyle and psychosocial problems, more cost-effective and available. He is also developing new models of evidence-based psychiatry care for eating, anxiety and depressive disorders.

  • Nicholas Telischak

    Nicholas Telischak

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology
    Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery

    BioDr. Nick Telischak is a neurointerventional surgeon (neurointerventional radiologist) who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, brain and spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae, carotid artery stenosis, vertebral body compression fractures, spinal metastases, axial back pain, and congenital vascular malformations. Dr. Telischak treats all of these conditions using minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures and state-of-the-art technology.

  • Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

    Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the development of novel therapies for the treatment of triple-negative and hereditary cancer. Other areas of interest include prevention of cardiac damage associated with breast cancer treatment and cardiotoxicity of anti-cancer agents.