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Michael Fredericson, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of sports injuries in athletes including: patellofemoral pain, iliotibial band syndrome, stress fractures, and core strengthening.
Shai Friedland, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy- Techniques and Outcomes
2. Development of new endoscopic devices
3. Diagnosis of intestinal ischemia
4. High risk endoscopic resection
George D. Smith Professor in Molecular and Genetic Medicine and Professor of Pathology and of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study natural cellular mechanisms for adapting to genetic change. These include systems activated during normal development and those for detecting and responding to foreign or unwanted genetic activity. Underlying these studies are questions of how a cells can distinguish information as "self" versus "nonself" or "wanted" versus "unwanted".
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGynecologic and obstetric infections.
Senior Lecturer in Medicine (Family and Community Medicine)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEvaluation of academic-community programs for health professionals in medically underserved areas
Training of health professionals for medically underserved areas/populations
Program development in medical education (Family Medicine and (AHECs)
National and state policy workforce development
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCardiac surgery education and simulation-based learning, coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiac valve disease, thoracic aortic disease
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMammalian DNA repair and DNA damage inducible responses; p53 tumor suppressor gene; transcription in nucleotide excision repair and mutagenesis; genetic determinants of cancer cell sensitivity to DNAdamage; genetics of inherited cancer susceptibility syndromes and human GI malignancies; clinical cancer genetics of BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer and mismatch repair deficient colon cancer.
Michael B. Fowler, MB, FRCP
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAdrenergic nervous system; beta-adrenergic function in, heart failure; drugs in heart failure.
Professor of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research focus is define correlates of protection against hepatitis C virus and other viral pathogens. Detailed characterization of broadly neutralizing human or nonhuman primate monoclonal antibodies against these agents will create high-resolution, functional maps of linear and nonlinear epitopes comprising the major binding sites of both isolate-specific and broadly neutralizing antibodies for rational vaccine design.
Margaret T. Fuller
Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology and Professor of Genetics and of Obstetrics/Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRegulation of stem cell division and self-renewal Cell type specific transcription machinery and regulation of cell differentiation Developmental regulation of cell cycle progression during male meiosis Molecular dissection of the mechanism of cytokinesis.
Victor Froelicher, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsScreening of athletes for sudden cardiac death, Computerized ECG and clinical data management; exercise Physiology including expired gas analysis; the effect of chronic and acute exercise on the heart; digital recording of biological signals; diagnostic use of exercise testing; development of Expert Medical System software and educational tools.
Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPreoperative evaluation of the medically complex, patient; cost-effectiveness of preop diagnostic testing; patient, outcome studies in relation to preoperative preparation; computer, database of patient perioperative data; development of the, Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic as a model of quality, efficient, and, cost-effective care.
Professor of Genetics and of Pediatrics, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFunctional consequences and pathogenetic mechanisms of mutations and microdeletions in human neurogenetic syndromes and mouse models. Integration of genomic information into medical care.
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStudies of the role of the vitamin D receptor in the action of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, the active vitamin D hormone. Current efforts are evaluating the vitamin D receptor in breast and prostate cancer, osteoporosis and rickets.
Professor of Anesthesia at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeurological dysfunction after cardiopulmonary bypass;, metabolism of inhalation anesthetics.
Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Collaborative efforts with Dale Umetsu and Dave Lewis in evaluating alveolar macrophage response to antigen. We try to examine cytokine activation and inhibition. I perform bronchoalveolar lavage in these patients in order to obtain alveolar macrophages which we culture, stimulate and study.
2) Evaluate outcomes for patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from the EMS services for trauma and other life-threatening events.
Jeffrey A. Feinstein, MD, MPH
Dunlevie Family Professor of Pulmonary Vascular Disease and Professor, by courts, of Bioengineering at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch interests include (1) computer simulation and modeling of cardiovascular physiology with specific attention paid to congenital heart disease and its treatment, (2) the evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary vascular diseases, and (3) development and testing of medical devices/therapies for the treatment of congenital heart disease and pulmonary vascular diseases.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAutism and Asperger's Disorder.
Genetically-based neurodevelopmental disorder, including Velocardiofacial Syndrome, Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and Fragile X Syndrome.
Intellectual Disability (mental retardation) and psychiatric disorders.
Developmental Language Disorder and Learning Disabilities.
Sensory impairment in children, including visual and hearing impairment.
Psychiatric aspects of medical illness and disability in children.
C. Garrison Fathman
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy lab of molecular and cellular immunology is interested in research in the general field of T cell activation and autoimmunity. We have identified and characterized a gene (GRAIL) that seems to control regulatory T cell (Treg) responsiveness by inhibiting the Treg IL-2 receptor desensitization. We have characterized a gene (Deaf1) that plays a major role in peripheral tolerance in T1D. Using PBC gene expression, we have provisionally identified a signature of risk and progression in T1D.
Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor in Cancer Research, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Falkow is no longer taking students or postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. He is actively engaged in undergraduate teaching and course development in the medical school
Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNon-invasive Cardiovascular Imaging
Contrast Medium Dynamics
James F. Fries
Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology), Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNational chronic disease data bank systems; clinical, epidemiology of arthritis; antecedents of human aging; assessment of, technology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsNeonatology, neurobehavioral development, outcomes in premature infants.
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are using functional brain imaging methods (electrophysiology and magnetic resonance imaging) to study symptoms of schizophrenia such as auditory hallucinations, self-monitoring failures, emotional blunting, and cognitive deficits.
Stephen P. Fortmann, MD
C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fortmann's interests include population-level (community) prevention of cardiovascular disease, the epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases, and the effects of the built environment on health. He has conducted research projects addressing tobacco use cessation, tobacco control policy, the role of retail marketing on youth tobacco use, nutrition education, blood pressure control, and lipid disorders.
Robert Fisher, MD, PhD
The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fisher is interested in clincal, laboratory and translational aspects of epilepsy research. Prior work has included: electrical deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, studied in laboratory models and clinical trials; drug delivery to a seizure focus; mechanisms of absence epilepsy studied with in vitro slices of brain thalamus; hyperthermic seizures; diagnosis and treatment of non-epileptic seizures, the post-ictal state; driving and epilepsy; new antiepileptic drugs; surgery for epilepsy.
George A. Fisher Jr.
Colleen Haas Chair in the School of Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical expertise in GI cancers with research which emphasizes Phase I and II clinical trials of novel therapies but also includes translational studies including biomarkers, molecular imaging, tumor immunology and development of immunotherapeutic trials.
Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Biochemistry
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy lab has two main goals: to understand mitotic regulation and to understand the systems-level logic of simple signaling circuits. We often make use of Xenopus laevis oocytes, eggs, and cell-free extracts for both sorts of study. We also carry out single-cell fluorescence imaging studies on mammalian cell lines. Our experimental work is complemented by computational and theoretical studies aimed at identifying the design principles of regulatory circuits.
Paul Graham Fisher, MD
Bing Director of the Program in Human Biology, Beirne Family Professor of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Professor of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at SUMC
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical neuro-oncology: My research explores the epidemiology, natural history, and disease patterns of brain tumors in childhood, as well as prospective clinical trials for treating these neoplasms. Research interests also include neurologic effects of cancer and its therapies, and childhood headaches.
David Fiorentino, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am interested in all types of immune-mediated skin disease, with a focus on psoriasis and rheumatic skin disease. I co-direct a multi-disciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of patients with rheumatic skin diseases, such as lupus erythematosus, vasculitis, dermatyositis and scleroderma. I conduct multiple clinical trials and I participate in translational research with tissues obtained from a prospective cohort of patients with scleroderma, lupus, and dermatomyositis.
Dean W. Felsher
Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Pathology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory investigates how oncogenes initiate and sustain tumorigenesis. I have developed model systems whereby I can conditionally activate oncogenes in normal human and mouse cells in tissue culture or in specific tissues of transgenic mice. In particular using the tetracycline regulatory system, I have generated a conditional model system for MYC-induced tumors. I have shown that cancers caused by the conditional over-expression of the MYC proto-oncogene regress with its inactivation.
William Fearon, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Fearon's general research interest is coronary physiology. In particular, he is investigating invasive methods for evaluating the coronary microcirculation. His research is currently funded by an NIH R01 Award.
John W. Farquhar, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsChronic disease prevention, epidemiology of chronic diseases, community-based education for disease prevention, global health, politics and public health.
Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHuman genetic and cultural evolution, mathematical biology, demography of China
Russell D. Fernald
Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsIn the course of evolution,two of the strongest selective forces in nature,light and sex, have left their mark on living organisms. I am interested in how the development and function of the nervous system reflects these events. We use the reproductive system to understand how social behavior influences the main system of reproductive action controlled by a collection of cells in the brain containing gonodotropin releasing hormone(GnRH)
Donald Kennedy Chair in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Genetics
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe long term goal of our research is to understand how proteins fold in living cells. My lab uses a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental questions about molecular chaperones, protein folding and degradation. In addition to basic mechanistic principles, we aim to define how impairment of cellular folding and quality control are linked to disease, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases and examine whether reengineering chaperone networks can provide therapeutic strategies.
Susan M. Frayne, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine (General Medical Discipline) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPrimary care for mentally ill patients, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder in women seconday to sexual trauma.
Gary S. Fanton, MD
Clinical Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Gary Fanton is the Chief of the Section of Sports Medicine at Stanfords Department of Orthopedic Surgery. His practice primarily involves the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of sports and trauma-related injuries of the upper extremity, knee, and ankle. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is currently the Team Physician in Orthopedics for the San Francisco 49ers. Dr. Fanton's past experience includes positions as team orthopedist for the San Francisco Giants, company physician for the San Jose Ballet, head team orthopedist for Stanford University football and basketball, and team orthopedist for Stanfords additional 29 varsity sports. He co-founded the SOAR clinic where he was an active partner in private practice since 1983. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan and M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Fanton's special interests include arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder...specifically, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, cartilage injuries, rotator cuff tears, and shoulder instability. He has done extensive research on knee ligament tears, explored new techniques for shoulder stabilization and tendon repair, and he utilizes state-of-the-art surgical procedures to enhance rehabilitation and recovery after surgery. He is frequently asked to be a guest lecturer both nationally and internationally on these and other sports-medicine related topics. He has also authored dozens of articles on sports injuries and new surgical techniques.
Dr. Fanton was a co-founder and board member of Oratec Interventions, a medical device start-up for minimally invasive spine and joint procedures that went public in April, 2000, which was subsequently purchased by Smith-Nephew in 2002. He actively serves on the medical advisory board for several public and private surgical device companies in the Orthopedic industry and he continues to design and develop unique surgical devices for minimally invasive surgery. He has co-authored several device patents and has several others pending.
Dr. Fanton has been a member in good standing with the American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons since 1985 and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also member of the Orthopedic Research Society, NFL Team Physicians Society, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, The International Knee Society, International Cartilage Repair Society, and a founding member of the International Musculoskeletal Laser Society.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Rheumatology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy primary interest and role at Stanford is to evaluate and treat children with both systemic and organ specific autoimmune disease. In October of 2012, we started a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to treating patients with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes). I am currently the clinical and research director for the PANS program.