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Joyce Teng, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
BioJoyce Teng, MD, PhD is a professor in dermatology at Stanford University. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC). She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 12 years. She is one of the 6 pediatric dermatologists practicing at LPCH and one of 72 at SHC who specialize in Dermatology. She sees patients with rare genetic disorders, birthmarks, vascular anomalies and a variety of inflammatory skin diseases. She is also an experienced pediatric dermatological surgeon. Her research interests are drug discovery and novel therapy for skin disorders.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGynecologic Malignancies
Biologic Response Modifiers
New Drug Development
Antigenic specificities of human antibodies encoded by the VH4-34 gene
Clinical Assistant 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.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
BioDr. Teuteberg is board certified in Cardiology and Heart Failure and Transplantation. He is currently the Section Chief of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support. He sees patients both in the clinic and in the hospital with advanced heart failure and 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.
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
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology
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.
Associate Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOver the past decade there has been tremendous advances in the field of Interventional Oncology with the clinical utilization of multiple new innovative locoregional therapies (i.e. chemoembolization, percutaneous ablation).
Looking forward, our ability to super-selectively deliver new therapies directly to target organs. These therapies include nanoparticles, stem cells and gene therapy and will open new pathways into the emerging field of Interventional Regenerative Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe long-term goal of my research is the repair of damaged corticospinal circuitry. Therapeutic regeneration strategies will be informed by an understanding both of corticospinal motor neuron (CSMN) development and of events occurring in CSMN in the setting of spinal cord injury. MicroRNAs are small, non-coding RNAs that regulate the expression of “suites” of genes. The work in my lab seeks to identify microRNA controls over CSMN development and over the CSMN response to spinal cord injury.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Disorder
Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioDr. Thom is a family medicine physician and PhD-trained epidemiologist, who has over 30 years of experience in clinical care, research and teaching, primarily at Stanford and at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Over the course of his career, Dr. Thom has conducted over 20 studies, in the areas of cardiovascular disease, women’s health, the doctor-patient relationship and on health coaching for patients with chronic disease. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed, original research articles and over a dozen book chapters and has presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Thom recently served as the Vice Chair for Research in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine from 2015 until his retirement from UCSF in 2018.
In addition to teaching medical students and residents, Dr. Thom has been a research and/or career mentor to over 50 students, residents, fellows and junior faculty members. He served as a core faculty member for the UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship Program from 2014 to 2018.
Dr. Thom is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford. He provides clinical care and teaches medical students at the Stanford Family Medicine clinic. As a family physician, Dr. Thom diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions, provides preventive care for patients of all ages, and performs a variety of office procedures.
Reena Thomas, MD PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests-Neuro Oncology Immunotherapy
Tainayah Whitney Thomas
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health (Epidemiology)
BioTainayah Thomas, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. Her research focuses on primary care improvement and diabetes prevention and management among racially and ethnically diverse populations. Dr. Thomas's research seeks to leverage delivery science research methodology to promote the integration of evidence-based research into clinical practice. Dr. Thomas is dedicated to transforming research into action by engaging community, health system, and policy stakeholders in adapting, implementing, and sustaining interventions that address health disparities and promote health equity.
Allison L. Thompson, Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Allison Thompson specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression, and severe mental illness. She has practiced at Stanford since 2008. She has a special interest in the treatment of underrepresented and underserved populations, such as people of color.
Dolores Gallagher Thompson, PhD, ABPP
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences), Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy current research focuses on use of technology to improve mental health of older persons and their family members. I have a strong interest in how cultural diversity impacts mental health access, services, and outcomes. I am currently involved in several international research and demonstration projects in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the health care system in Thailand as well as projects in the US - notably, with rural caregivers and those of Asian American ancestry.
Larry W. Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor (Research) of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Thompsons 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.
Alan Eih Chih Thong
Clinical Assistant Professor, Urology
BioDr. Thong is a surgeon specializing in urologic oncology. He has expertise in all aspects of prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer care, including endoscopic, robotic, and open surgery, and has a special interest in complex cases including: salvage surgery following radiation or chemotherapy, resection of locally advanced tumors, minimal access robotic surgery, and MRI-US fusion targeted biopsies. Dr. Thong maintains one of the most active clinical practices at Stanford and is a pioneer in utilizing single port robotic assisted laparoscopic technology for both pelvic and retroperitoneal surgery. He has won numerous awards including the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, and has authored and co-authored publications on the treatment of urologic cancers.
Zachary David Threlkeld
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
BioDr. Threlkeld cares for critically ill patients with acute neurologic illness, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and epilepsy. He completed his residency training in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and joined the Stanford Neurocritical Care program after completing fellowship training in neurocritical care at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has a particular clinical and research interest in traumatic brain injury. His research uses advanced imaging modalities like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to better understand disorders of consciousness.
Professor of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Statistics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interest includes
(1) Survival Analysis and Semiparametric Modeling;
(2) Resampling Method ;
(3) Meta Analysis ;
(4) High Dimensional Data Analysis;
(5) Precision Medicine for Disease Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment.
Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Statistics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research is in applied statistics and biostatistics. I specialize in computer-intensive methods for regression and classification, bootstrap, cross-validation and statistical inference, and signal and image analysis for medical diagnosis.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAssessment of vascular health in children by non-invasive modalities
Exercise interventions in children with congenital and acquired heart disease
Use of telehealth to deliver interventions to children with congenital and acquired heart disease
Quality Improvement in Pediatric Echocardiography
Echocardiography and outcomes in congenital heart disease
Professor of Genetics, of Biology and, by courtesy, of Chemistry
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe develop chemogenetic and optogenetic technologies for probing and manipulating protein networks, cellular RNA, and the function of mitochondria and the mammalian brain. Our technologies draw from enzyme engineering, directed evolution, chemical biology, organic synthesis, high-resolution microscopy, genetics, and computational analysis.
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Vaden Health Center
BioDr. Julie Tinklenberg specializes in the treatment of mental illness in the university setting. She has worked in college mental health for over 15 years. Dr.Tinklenberg has a special interest in anxiety disorders, parenting issues, mood disorders and interpersonal/relationship problems.
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - Medical Genetics
BioChristy is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. Growing up she developed a strong interest in plants and horticulture which landed her at Virginia Tech where she studied Biochemistry. In time, her interest in plants grew into a love of plant genetics which further evolved into a passion for human genetics. As an MD/PhD student at the University of Maryland, Christy had the privilege of studying Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Shuldiner who is best known for his studies in the Old Order Amish and the establishment of the University of Maryland’s Amish Research Clinic in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Christy’s dissertation research utilized a “genotype to phenotype” approach to glean insights into human biology by systematically filtering for nonsense single nucleotide variants (SNVs) that are rare in the general population but enriched in the Old Order Amish due to founder effect. Specifically, her research focused on elucidating the impact of decreased serum sulfate levels on human health through individuals with nonsense variants in a sulfate transporter gene (SLC13A1), particularly in regard to acetaminophen toxicity, bone and cartilage development, adrenal hormone levels, and autism spectrum disorder. This work was accomplished and is continuing through deep phenotyping of humans with loss-of-function variants in SLC13A1 and through the use of zebrafish models. Having entered medical school in 2010 with the desire to pursue Medical Genetics as a clinical specialty, the translational research opportunities provided to Christy during her graduate studies further solidified this desire. In addition to her graduate work, Christy also worked as a technician in the University of Maryland Biochemical Genetics Laboratory and completed a post-doctoral internship at the Regeneron Genetics Center in Tarrytown, New York. Christy’s interests lie in the opportunity to discover and test new diagnostics and therapeutics for genetic conditions, for it is the undiscovered aspects of medicine that interest her the most. This is an unbelievably thrilling time for the field of Medical Genetics, as it promises immense progress and opportunity for all fields of medicine, and Christy is determined, honored, and incredibly excited to be a part of it!
Research interests: Mendelian analysis, novel gene discovery, variant interpretation, GWAS/ExWAS, founder populations, diagnostic genetic testing, biochemical genetics, bioethics
Joshua M. Tobin, MD, MSc
Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
BioDr. Tobin received his biology degree from Dartmouth College, and worked as a paramedic while earning his Medical Degree at Boston University. He completed Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Washington, Critical Care Fellowship at Stanford and a sabbatical in Prehospital Medicine at Sydney Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (Sydney HEMS). Dr. Tobin earned his Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is the founding president of the Trauma Anesthesiology Society, and his research interests include trauma resuscitation as well as critical care transportation. Dr. Tobin holds two U.S. patents and is the author of numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, textbook chapters and other manuscripts.
Dr. Tobin is also a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has deployed as an intensivist on Critical Care Air Transport (CCAT) and Special Operations Critical Care Evacuation Teams (SOCCET), as the Critical Care Anesthesiology department head of the NATO Role 3 Trauma Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan and as the Command Surgeon of the NATO Special Operations Component Command - Afghanistan. CAPT Tobin’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Romanian Medal of Honor of the General Staff.
Sara L. (Sally) Tobin
Sr Research Scholar, Pediatrics - Center for Biomedical Ethics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTobin is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Washington and did postdoctoral research in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley and in Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. She became a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1983 and moved to Stanford University in 1996. Her research contributions have been published in prestigious journals such as Cell, Nature, Genes & Development, Neuron, and Journal of Cell Biology.
With her collaborator, graphic designer Ann Boughton, Tobin has completed the production of three educational multimedia CD-ROM discs about the genetic revolution in medical care sparked by the rapid advances in our knowledge about the human genome. An on-line version derived and updated from these CDs is pending release through Twisted Ladder Media, and is entitled: "The New Genetics: Medicine and the Human Genome. Molecular Concepts, Applications, and Ramifications." In addition, Tobin and Boughton have collaborated on educational websites on inherited risk of breast cancer and on hereditary colorectal cancer with the Stanford Cancer Genetics Clinic.
Tobin's current major research interests include an educational project funded by the National Science Foundation to create and evaluate innovative modules for undergraduates entitled, "The New Genetics: Electronic Tools for Educational Innovation." The modules are presented in on-line form as an electronic course and are accompanied by workbook exercises and problem sets. The content includes principles of genetics, molecular genetic technologies, applications in medicine, environmental biology, agriculture, and society, as well as implications. In addition, she is collaborating on two projects that are exploring the ramifications of using genetic information about addiction risk in the judicial system.
Tobin is a member of the Benchside Consultation Team for the Center for the Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics, and she evaluates clinical protocols for ethical issues for the Clinical Translational Research Program.
Lucy Becker Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGenetic and cellular basis of pathogenicity of Helicobacter pylori. Molecular epidemiology, hospital epidemiology, quality improvement in healthcare associated infections.
Hui Qi Tong
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Medical Psychiatry
BioClinical Associate Professor, Stanford Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
HS Clinical Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry & San Francisco VA Health Care System
Staff Psychologist: Women's Mental Health Program, San Francisco VA Health Care System
Academic visitor: Oxford Mindfulness Center, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University
Psychology Post-doctoral Fellowship: UCSF/San Francisco VA Health Care System
Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship: UCSF/San Francisco VA Health Care System
Psychology Education: Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto University (2008)
Clinical Research Associate: Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
Research Fellow: Genetics Division, Department of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital,Harvard Medical School
Medical Education: Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College, Shanghai, China (1994)
Aubrey Toole, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BioDr. Aubrey Toole is a licensed psychologist whose research and clinical work has focused on the treatment and prevention of eating and body image problems and the potential benefits of compassion- and acceptance-based interventions. Dr. Toole further specializes in treating eating and body image concerns in high performance athletes at Stanford. Clinically, she works with a range of presentations, including eating and body image concerns, mood and anxiety difficulties, interpersonal problems, and post-traumatic stress, as well as rigid perfectionism, harsh self-critical thinking, and shame. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Highest Honors at UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Emory University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, where she worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s School of Medicine within the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic, where her training focused on evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, couples, and high-performance athletes, as well as clinical supervision.
Dunlevie Family Professor
BioFlorencia Torche is a social scientist with expertise in social demography and social stratification. Professor Torche’s scholarship examines inequality dynamics including intergenerational mobility, disparities in educational attainment, family dynamics, and assortative mating, among others. Her research also examines the influence of early-life exposures –starting before birth– on iindividual wellbeing and inequality. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020, and to the Sociological Research Association in 2013.
Torche has led many large data collection projects, including the first national survey on social mobility in Chile and Mexico. She has served as deputy editor of the American Sociological Review (2020-2022 and 2015-2018), Consulting Editor of the American Journal of Sociology, and Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Forces, Sociology of Education, and Sociological Theory among others. She has served on the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey.
Professor Torche holds a BA from the Catholic University of Chile and an MA and PhD in Sociology from Columbia University.
Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory has been focusing on the mechanism of liver fibrosis and the role of hepatocyte cell death in fibrogenic injury. We have demonstrated the intricate link between hepatocyte apoptosis, generation of apoptotic bodies and their efferocytosis by stellate cells triggering fibrogenic activation. Key to this was the activation of the NADPH oxidase NOX2 and production of reactive oxidative species inducing stellate cell transdifferentiation and collagen I transcription. We have expanded our work focusing on the role of non-phagocytic NOX4 in dysregulating insulin responses and precipitating ER and mitochondrial stress signaling in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. We are particularly interested in clinical conditions that are linked to accelerated fibrosis such as during aging and T2DM. Our other major focus is on alcoholic hepatitis, and defining novel therapeutic targets based on sterile inflammatory pathways. Our ultimate goal is translation and developing new treatment approaches that reverse fibrosis and improve patient outcomes.