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  • 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.

  • Holly Tabor

    Holly Tabor

    Professor of Medicine (Primary Care & Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Stanford Center of Biomedical Ethics)

    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.

  • Suzanne Tamang

    Suzanne Tamang

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)

    BioDr. Suzanne Tamang an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology and a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences. She is also the Computation Systems Evaluation Lead at the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention's Program Evaluation Resource Center. Dr. Tamang uses her training in biology, computer science, health services research and biomedical informatics to work with interdisciplinary teams of experts on population health problems of public interest. Integral to her research, is the analysis of large and complex population-based datasets, using techniques from natural language processing, machine learning and deep learning. Her expertise spans US and Danish population-based registries, Electronic Medical Records from various vendors, administrative healthcare claims and other types of observational health and demographic data sources in the US and internationally; also, constructing, populating and applying knowledge-bases for automated reasoning. Dr. Tamang has developed open-source tools for the extraction of health information from unstructured free-text clinical progress notes and licensed machine learning prediction models to Silicon Valley health analytics startups. She is the faculty mentor for the Stanford community working group Stats for Social Good.

  • Manjula Kurella Tamura

    Manjula Kurella Tamura

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
    On Partial Leave from 02/12/2024 To 08/12/2024

    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.

  • 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

  • Molly Tanenbaum

    Molly Tanenbaum

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism
    Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes

    BioDr. Tanenbaum is a clinical researcher committed to improving health and quality of life outcomes for people with diabetes. Dr. Tanenbaum’s research focuses on two main areas: 1) understanding and optimizing the role of technology (e.g. mobile technology/mHealth, diabetes devices, closed-loop systems), and the feedback technology provides, to improve diabetes management; and 2) understanding the emotional experience of living with diabetes. Her recent work has focused on developing a telehealth-based behavioral intervention for adults with type 1 diabetes to support adoption and sustained use of continuous glucose monitoring technology. She has expertise in using qualitative and mixed methods to take a human centered approach to understanding the context of living with and managing a chronic condition. Dr. Tanenbaum also has an interest in compassion-based approaches to addressing diabetes distress. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Tanenbaum provides consultation and behavioral medicine interventions with people living with diabetes.

  • Sana Laraib Tehal, MD

    Sana Laraib Tehal, MD

    Affiliate, Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr Sana L. Tehal is currently working alongside three professors; Internal Medicine - Anuradha Phadke, MD (Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine); Geriatrics - Silvia Tee, MD (Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine); and Nephrology - Vivek Bhalla, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Stanford Hypertension Center). Alongside clinical work, Dr Tehal’s current research interests at Stanford include Hepatitis B screening, remote blood pressure monitoring for improving hypertension, and investigating novel biomarkers for hypertension diagnosis. Dr Tehal is excited to participate in the match this year to start medical residency in 2024, and aspires to obtain a fellowship in community medicine or population health in the future.

    Driven by a passion for service and healthcare equity, Dr. Sana L. Tehal, a medical doctor from Malawi, now based in the US, is dedicated to improving access to healthcare for underserved communities globally. Dr Tehal previously completed volunteer internships serving underrepresented populations in Oakland and San Jose at Roots Community Health Care and Bay Area Community Health. Dr Tehal graduated with excellent standing from Dubai Medical College, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and served as a Medical Officer under the Dubai Health Authority, following her graduation. Throughout her career and in recent years, she has persistently worked to serve underprivileged communities in Dubai, Malawi, Cameroon with the United Nations, and now in the US.

    Dr Sana L. Tehal has received multiple awards for her research including on “Comparing outcomes of hospitalized patients (in the US) with Diabetic Ketoacidosis in teaching vs nonteaching hospitals from 2016 – 2019”, and multiple national awards in the UAE including for a concept paper around “Improving awareness on Diabetes Early Detection and Prevention in U.A.E”; for a presentation on “The relation between VDR-Fok 1 gene polymorphism to Pre-Menstrual Syndrome in adolescent females”; and on “Thyroid Cancer in Dubai: A Seven-Years Single Center Experience”.

    In her spare time, Dr Tehal is a keen artist, and uses art as means to relax and unwind, her favorite medium is acrylic on canvas and loves painting still life and landscapes.

  • Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

    Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

    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.

  • Valerie Teng

    Valerie Teng

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Valerie Teng is a board certified family physician with special interests in preventative medicine and women's health. Her experiences in caring for patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, have fueled her desire to partner with patients to enter healthier lifestyles. She is also passionate about providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages, including newborns and teens.

    During her residency training, Dr. Teng explored many opportunities in medical education through the O’Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) program. She is delighted to continue in medical education as a part of the faculty at Stanford Family Medicine.

  • Jeffrey Teuteberg

    Jeffrey Teuteberg

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

    BioHe is currently a Professor of Medicine at Stanford where he serves as the Section Chief of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support. He sees patients both in the clinic and in the hospital who have advanced heart failure or who have received cardiac transplantation or mechanical circulatory support.

    His research interests are in clinical outcomes in patients after transplant and mechanical support as well as novel approaches to immunosuppression. He has participated in many single-center and multi-institutional research studies and has published widely in the fields of transplant and mechanical support. He served as President of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2018.

  • Winifred Teuteberg

    Winifred Teuteberg

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Teuteberg completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the faculty at Stanford in 2017 and currently sees patients as a part of the inpatient palliative care consult team at Stanford Healthcare.

    She has been the clinical director or Stanford Medicine's implementation of the Ariadne Labs' Serious Illness Care Program since its inception in 2018. Her interests include communication skills training, leveraging predictive algorithms to identify patients who would most benefit from serious illness conversations, how to empower non-physician clinical team members to participate in this work, and best practice for EHR builds related to advance care planning.

  • Haluk Tezcan, MD

    Haluk Tezcan, MD

    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Oncology

    BioClinical focus:
    Breast Oncology
    Molecular Diagnostics

    Dr. Tezcan is a medical oncologist and hematologist with over three decades of diverse experience in cancer management and research.

    He is leading the development of Lexent Bio's liquid biopsy technology, first in response monitoring, overseeing scientific and clinical development of the technology. With over three decades of direct patient care and clinical trial experience as a principal investigator and director both in academia and private practice, he has firsthand understanding of unmet clinical needs of physicians and patients, and broad experience in clinical trial design and implementation.
    He established the CA.RE.foundation, a cancer research foundation dedicated to enabling clinical trial execution across community oncology sites throughout the Northwest US. He’s independently built multiple software tools to help oncologists in the practical realities of their daily work.

    Before Lexent Bio, he has served as Director of Translational Medicine at Genomic Health and as Vice President leading oncology development at Counsyl, integrating science with clinical product development. He is a steering committee member of the ASCO QOPI, a quality care initiative.

  • Sonoo Thadaney Israni

    Sonoo Thadaney Israni

    Executive Director, Presence + Program in Bedside Medicine, Med/Program/Bedside Med

    Current Role at StanfordExecutive Director, Presence (med.stanford.edu/presence.html) & Program in Bedside Medicine/Stanford 25 (stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu)

    Instructor Stanford University School of Medicine - Authentic Courage for Constructive Change: Skills and Practice for Leadership

    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/sonoo/

  • Julie Ngoc Thai, MD, MPH

    Julie Ngoc Thai, MD, MPH

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Thai is a fellowship-trained specialist in geriatric medicine. She provides care at the Stanford Senior Care Clinic.

    She completed her fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board-certified in family medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine .

    Dr. Thai earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at McLaren Flint/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where she served as chief resident.

    She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University.

    Dr. Thai has a background in clinical and population health research. She recently received a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation to study the role of motivational interviewing in smoking cessation.

    She contributed to research in rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

    Dr. Thai was also an endourology research fellow in the Department of Urology at Mount Sinai Health System. Research focused on renal stone disease, clinical markers and outcomes, and testing and development of new technologies.

    She has co-authored articles on topics such as caregivers’ communication with elders living with late-life disability, palliative care practices in diverse settings, and the social consequences of forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease. These articles appeared in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Journal of Mental Health Aging, and other peer-reviewed journals

    Dr. Thai is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Family Physicians, and California Academy of Family Physicians. She is also an inductee of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

    She has volunteered with homeless shelters, women’s advocacy groups, Goodwill, the American Red Cross, and AmeriCorps.

    Dr. Thai is fluent in English and proficient in speaking Vietnamese.

  • Lindsay Thomas, RN, MS, CNS

    Lindsay Thomas, RN, MS, CNS

    Affiliate, Medicine - Med/Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioMs. Lindsay Thomas earned her BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley in 2003 and her RN and MS from UCSF in 2006 and 2009 respectively. She completed a Double Master’s in Cardiovascular Nursing and Genomics and is a board certified clinical nurse specialist in critical care nursing. She joined the Stanford Interventional Cardiology Team in 2011 where she has pioneered the advanced practice nursing role in the cath lab and been a leader in the development of the Left Atrial Appendage Closure program. She serves as adjunct faculty for the UCSF graduate nursing program and is the co-chair of the Northern California Chapter of the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Lindsay specializes in treating and caring for patients with established coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors; she strives to provide excellent patient care and education to optimize a heart healthy life style to promote wellness with use of medications and invasive procedures when life style alone is not enough to achieve desired results. When not working Lindsay is an outdoor and exercise enthusiast, who enjoys participating in various endurance activities and has completed several triathlons. She also enjoys reading and discussions with her book club, going to the theater, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

  • Larry W. Thompson, Ph.D.

    Larry W. Thompson, Ph.D.

    Professor (Research) of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Thompson’s interests include psychosocial treatments for individuals with bipolar disorder and /or other serious mental illnesses; cognitive/behavioral therapy for late-life depression; intervention research with culturally diverse individuals with depression; and psychophysiological research on stress & coping.

  • Jyothi Tirumalasetty, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

    Jyothi Tirumalasetty, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

    BioDr. Tirumalasetty is a board-certified, fellowship-trained allergist and immunologist in the Stanford Health Care Allergy, Asthma, and Immunodeficiency Clinic. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Tirumalasetty completed fellowship training in allergy and immunology from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

    She specializes in diagnosing and treating asthma and food and drug allergies in adults. Her clinical focus areas also include chronic cough, immunotherapy to prevent allergies, and biologics to treat asthma. Biologics are used to prevent airway inflammation and other asthma symptoms. Dr. Tirumalasetty works closely with her patients to provide a comprehensive evaluation and an innovative, patient-centered care plan.

    Dr. Tirumalasetty has been co-investigator in multiple clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research interests include studying health inequity in food allergy, sustainability in medicine, and severe allergic asthma. Dr. Tirumalasetty is the primary investigator on a research project supported by Stanford Medicine’s Spectrum Pilot Grant. She is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of physicians within Stanford. The Green Inhaler Pilot Project focuses on educating Stanford Health Care providers and encouraging them to prescribe inhalers that emit lower levels of greenhouse gases.

    Dr. Tirumalasetty has presented to her colleagues at lectures all over the nation. Her presentations have covered a range of topics, including atopy in asthma, managing food and drug allergies, and anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). Dr. Tirumalasetty has been interviewed as an allergy expert for several articles in national publications, including The New York Times. She serves as a medical advisor on the board of directors for Securing Safe Food, a nonprofit organization that works with food pantries to provide allergen-free food to people with food allergies.

    Dr. Tirumalasetty’s articles have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Asthma, Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, and Annual Review of Immunology. She published a book chapter about immunotherapy for food allergies in Reference Module in Food Science. She has served as an ad hoc peer reviewer for Clinical and Translational Allergy, Allergy Journal, and World Allergy Organization Journal.

    Dr. Tirumalasetty is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology; World Allergy Organization; Western Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American Thoracic Society; and California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

  • Alexander Tolas

    Alexander Tolas

    Clinical Research Coordinator, Medicine - Med/Cardiovascular Medicine

    BioI’m passionate about the many intersections between health, technology, and behavior. Specifically with how wearable devices and mobile technologies can be leveraged to measure and promote better health outcomes across all populations. After earning my BS in Kinesiology, I have formed a strong analytical background in wearable technology and health through my involvement in numerous clinical health studies and research projects. To supplement my interest, I have had multiple academic pieces accepted by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE) and The Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (ISMPB).

  • Lucy Tompkins

    Lucy Tompkins

    Lucy Becker Professor of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic and cellular basis of pathogenicity of Helicobacter pylori. Molecular epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, quality improvement in healthcare associated infections.

  • Diana Tordoff

    Diana Tordoff

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Nephrology

    BioDiana M. Tordoff, PhD, MPH is a postdoctoral scholar with The PRIDE Study (pridestudy.org) at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on LGBTQ+ health equity. Prior to joining The PRIDE Study, Diana was awarded an NIH Kirschstein National Research Service Fellowship for her doctoral dissertation, which examined the heterogeneity in HIV/STI prevalence, testing, and PrEP use among transgender and non-binary people and their partners in the US. Her interests include barriers and facilitators of healthcare access for LGBTQ+ communities, sexual and reproductive health, molecular epidemiology, the vaginal microbiome, and community-engaged research methods.

  • Natalie Torok

    Natalie Torok

    Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab is focused on exploring the role of matrix remodeling in disease progression in metabolic dysfunction steatohepatitis (MASH)-related hepatocellular carcinoma and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Our goal is to uncover how biomechanical characteristics of the ECM affect mechano-sensation, and how these pathways could ultimately be targeted. We are also interested in aging and its effects on metabolic pathways in MASH and HCC.