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  • Yulia Zak, MD

    Yulia Zak, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    BioDr. Yulia Zak earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center before completing general surgery residency at Stanford University and advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal and bariatric fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zak is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. She has also completed the Stanford Surgical Education and Simulation fellowship and was previously an Assistant Program Director for the general surgery residency program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Zak joined the faculty at Stanford in 2018 and is the current Fellowship Associate Program Director. Her current clinical practice is focused on bariatrics, foregut and abdominal wall procedures. Her academic interests include quality improvement, surgical education, and bariatric outcomes.

  • Cyril Zakka, MD

    Cyril Zakka, MD

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCyril Zakka's research is primarily focused on building unsupervised deep learning representation learners for use in a variety of medical tasks, such as medical imaging (e.g. cardiac MRIs and echocardiograms), and autonomous robotic surgical systems. He is particularly interested in developing algorithms that augment operating physicians' capabilities in order to improve on patient outcomes post-operatively.

  • Sandra Zaky

    Sandra Zaky

    Clinical Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Zaky is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering at Marquette University. She worked in research and development as an Engineer, and eventually received a Masters of Science in Immunology from Albany Medical College. Her research thesis focused on a novel therapy to treat hormone-receptor positive breast cancer. She continued to study breast cancer with her research during her Radiation Oncology residency; she integrated her research in the laboratory with her clinical research in triple-negative breast cancer. Since completing residency, she has worked as a general radiation oncologist, and her special interests include breast cancer, skin cancer, CNS tumors and stereotactic radiotherapy.

  • Isheeta Zalpuri

    Isheeta Zalpuri

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

    BioDr. Isheeta Zalpuri is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She specializes in the treatment of pediatric mood and anxiety disorders.
    Dr. Zalpuri has a special interest in cultural psychiatry as well as physician well-being and professional development of trainees and faculty.

  • Roham Zamanian

    Roham Zamanian

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1. Development and evaluation of prognostic and diagnostic integral biomarkers in PAH.

    2. Prevalence and Treatment of Insulin Resistance in PAH.

    3. Role of inflammation and proteomic signature in PAH

    4. Development of novel therapeutics (bench to bedside) including FK506 & Elastase Inhibition in PAH.

    5. Assessment of Vasoreactivity (gain and loss) in pulmonary arterial hypertension

    6. Assessment of microvascular function in PAH.

  • Aroosa Zamarud, MD

    Aroosa Zamarud, MD

    Visiting Instructor, Neurosurgery

    BioAroosa Zamarud is an MD and completed her undergraduate education at Bannu Medical College, Khyber Medical University, Pakistan. After her graduation, and one year of medical internship, she worked as a Medical Officer in a charity run Hospital, Zubaida Khaliq Memorial Hospital, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. During her appointment there, she took medical camps to some of the remotest villages in the North of Pakistan, helping some of the most underprivileged people in the country.

    Dr. Zamarud joined the Stanford Neurosurgery department in March, 2022, as a Visiting Instructor. Her research focuses on Clinical Neurooncology and Cyber knife stereotactic radiosurgery as a treatment option for many benign and malignant brain pathologies like Vestibular Schwannoma, Sarcoma, Spinal metastases, Meningioma, Pineal and Pituitary metastases, Arteriovenous malformations, etc.