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Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on understanding the host-pathogen interactions. In particular I study the interaction between natural killer cells and HIV.
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP
Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy interest is in clinical skills and the bedside exam, both in its technical aspects, but also in the importance of the ritual and what is conveyed by the physician's presence and technique at the bedside. This work interests me from an educational point of view, and also from the point of view of ethnographic studies related to rituals and how they transform the patient-physician relationship. Recently we have become interested in medical error as a result of oversights in the bedside exam.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases
BioOne of the key challenges in infectious diseases control is unavailability of rapid and low-cost diagnostics with high specificities and sensitivities. I am a Molecular-microbiologist currently working with Dr. Jason Andrews at the Division of Infectious Diseases. My research primarily focuses on applying novel strategies to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-2 in various sample types and environments for treatment and control of TB and COVID-19.
i)Development and validation of molecular viability assays for detection and quantification of novel SARS-CoV-2 virus in COVID-19 patients
ii)Development and validation of a novel aerosol capture tool for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in exhaled breath from COVID-19 patients with mild and severe symptoms
iii)Development of a rapid pharmacogenomic assay to detect NAT2 polymorphisms and predict INH acetylation to guide dosing for tuberculosis treatment
iv)Detection of M. tuberculosis in the environment as a novel tool for identifying high-risk locations for tuberculosis transmission
v)Analyzing host serum biomarkers in latent and active Tuberculosis using ELISA assays in patients as a measure of disease severity.
Instructor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
BioExperienced physician with a focus on healthcare delivery innovation. Strong clinical experience in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and focused training in integrative/functional medicine & global health. Broad business experience in health technology, medical devices & entrepreneurship. MD from Stanford School of Medicine with concentration in Health Policy and Bioinformatics. MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business with Certificate in Public Management & Social Innovation.