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  • Jeff Nirschl

    Jeff Nirschl

    Instructor, Pathology

    BioJeff Nirschl, M.D., Ph.D. is an Instructor in Pathology at Stanford University, Stanford, CA with clinical expertise in Neuropathology. He completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Erika Holzbaur. During his thesis research, he investigated axonal transport and genetic forms of parkinsonism. He also developed computational image analysis workflows for fluorescence microscopy and digital pathology. His research interests include molecular motors and the neuronal cytoskeleton, the regulation of axonal transport in neurodegeneration, digital pathology, and quantitative image analysis using machine learning.
    https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6857-341X

  • Roberto Novoa, MD

    Roberto Novoa, MD

    Clinical Professor, Pathology
    Clinical Professor, Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests include the medical applications of artificial intelligence, cutaneous lymphoma, and the side effects of targeted therapies. I have served as the lead dermatologist in our ongoing effort to develop AI-augmented classification of skin lesions. We are in the process of establishing one of the first prospective studies examining the performance of a deep learning algorithm in real-world patients.

  • Jean Oak

    Jean Oak

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Oak received her MD and PhD from University of California, Irvine, and completed her anatomic pathology and clinical pathology residency, hematopathology fellowship, and transfusion medicine fellowship at Stanford University. Her research and clinical interests include clinical assay development for tumor immunophenotyping, lymphocyte subset monitoring, and immunotherapy target antigen assessment in a variety of hematologic and immunologic disorders. As director of a clinical flow cytometry laboratory, she oversees the design, validation, and implementation of various immunophenotyping assays in addition to ensuring quality assurance and regulatory compliance for CLIA certification.

  • Michael G. Ozawa

    Michael G. Ozawa

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    BioDr. Ozawa is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology with subspecialty focus in Cytopathology, Head and Neck pathology, and Thoracic pathology. He completed his M.D., Ph.D. training at the McGovern Medical School and the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He then completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology followed by fellowship training in Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology at Stanford University. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Cytopathology. His interests include pulmonary neoplasms as well as neoplasms of the Head and Neck. He also has developed collaborative research interests in utilizing fine needle aspiration (FNA) techniques in the growing clinical application of Chimeric Antigen T Cell (CAR-T) therapy.

  • Anil K. Panigrahi

    Anil K. Panigrahi

    Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Pathology

    BioAnil K. Panigrahi, M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pathology (by courtesy) at Stanford University. Board-certified in Anesthesiology and Transfusion Medicine, Dr. Panigrahi works clinically in both specialties.

    Dr. Panigrahi currently leads Patient Blood Management initiatives throughout Stanford Medicine and serves as Stanford Anesthesiology Director of Patient Blood Management, Co-Chair of the Stanford Health Care Transfusion Committee, Medical Director of Stanford Anesthesiology’s Perioperative Anemia Management Clinic, and an Assistant Medical Director of the Stanford Health Care Transfusion Service.

    Dr. Panigrahi is a contributor to leading academic textbooks of Anesthesiology and Transfusion Medicine, including Miller’s Anesthesia and the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) Technical Manual. He regularly lectures at national conferences and has presented at annual meetings for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), AABB, and the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management (SABM). He is an active member of the ASA, serving on the ASA’s Committee on Patient Blood Management since 2018, and is also a member of the AABB, SABM, and the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA), where he has served as a District Delegate.

    Dr. Panigrahi is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he was awarded the John G. Clark Prize for meritorious research. He completed residency training in Anesthesiology at Stanford University and completed fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Pathology also at Stanford.

  • Tho Duc Pham

    Tho Duc Pham

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy areas of interest involve exploring antibody function as it relates to transfusion medicine, blood safety, and emerging infectious diseases. This ranges from natural immune responses to the ABO blood group, antibody profiling anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, and studying HEV seroprevalence in the local community. I am also interested in exploring statistical approaches to improve blood product availability and overall health care efficiency in a tertiary care system.

  • Benjamin Pinsky

    Benjamin Pinsky

    Professor of Pathology, of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDevelopment and application of molecular assays for the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.

  • Jonathan Pollack

    Jonathan Pollack

    Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsResearch in the Pollack lab centers on translational genomics, with a focus on human cancer. The lab employs next-generation sequencing, single-cell genomics, genome editing, and cell/tissue-based modeling to uncover disease mechanisms, biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Current areas of emphasis include diseases of the prostate (prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia), as well as odontogenic neoplasms.

  • Mobeen Rahman

    Mobeen Rahman

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    BioI have interest in head and neck oncological surgical pathology. Specifically in salivary gland, thyroid, and skull base related malignancies.

    Prior to joining faculty as an assistant professor at Stanford University, I completed a head and neck surgical pathology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (2019). Following this subspecialty fellowship, I was faculty as a head and neck only pathologist at Cleveland Clinic for three years.

  • Donald Regula, MD

    Donald Regula, MD

    Professor (Teaching) of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery

    BioDr. Regula was the course director for the required medical student course, Science of Medicine, and previously the course director of the required pathology course (1993-2020)
    He was the Director of the Stanford Autopsy Service (1995-2021)
    He is the faculty co-lead for the EPIC Beaker-AP implementation project.

  • Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

    Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

    Clinical Professor, Pathology
    Clinical Professor, Dermatology

    BioDr. Rieger is a Clinical Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University. She received her M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford University. She is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She evaluates skin specimens in the Pathology department, where her interests include histopathologic findings in cutaneous lymphoma, hospitalized patients, and patients with autoimmune disease. She also sees patients in the Stanford dermatology clinic in Portola Valley, where her clinical interest is adult general dermatology.

  • Theodore Roth

    Theodore Roth

    Instructor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsScalable technologies for engineering next generation cellular therapies

  • Darren Salmi

    Darren Salmi

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCardiovascular pathology, congenital heart disease, autopsy, medical education

  • Ansuman Satpathy

    Ansuman Satpathy

    Associate Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur lab works at the interface of immunology, cancer biology, and genomics to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of the immune response to cancer. In particular, we are leveraging high-throughput genomic technologies to understand the dynamics of the tumor-specific T cell response to cancer antigens and immunotherapies (checkpoint blockade, CAR-T cells, and others). We are also interested in understanding the impact of immuno-editing on the heterogeneity and clonal evolution of cancer.

  • Birgitt Schuele

    Birgitt Schuele

    Associate Professor (Research) of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Schuele lab focuses on neurogenetics, human stem cell modeling, and gene therapy approaches to uncover disease mechanisms and pathways involved in neurodegeneration in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

  • Robert W. Shafer

    Robert W. Shafer

    Professor (Research) of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and, by courtesy, of Pathology
    On Leave from 05/01/2024 To 10/31/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy group’s research is on the mechanisms and consequences of virus evolution with a focus on HIV therapy and drug resistance. We maintain a public HIV drug resistance database (http://hivdb.stanford.edu) as a resource for HIV drug resistance surveillance, interpreting HIV drug resistance tests, and HIV drug development. Our paramount goal is to inform HIV treatment and prevention policies by identifying the main factors responsible for the emergence and spread of drug resistance.

  • Hua Shan

    Hua Shan

    Professor of Pathology

    BioDr. Shan specializes in providing blood transfusion and apheresis treatment to patients with diverse medical problems. She has been practicing transfusion medicine for over twenty five years. Dr. Shan currently serves as the Medical Director of Transfusion Service at Stanford Medical Center. Dr. Shan has also been leading research and education programs in the fields of transfusion safety, optimizing clinical blood transfusion practice and blood availability.

  • Jeanne Shen

    Jeanne Shen

    Associate Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary pathology, with major emphasis on GI and pancreatic neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease, biodesign innovation, and the application of machine learning to digital pathology.

  • Kang Shen

    Kang Shen

    Vincent V.C. Woo Director, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Frank Lee and Carol Hall Professor and Professor of Biology and of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe connectivity of a neuron (its unique constellation of synaptic inputs and outputs) is essential for its function. Neuronal connections are made with exquisite accuracy between specific types of neurons. How each neuron finds its synaptic partners has been a central question in developmental neurobiology. We utilize the relatively simple nervous system of nematode C. elegans, to search for molecules that can specify synaptic connections and understand the molecular mechanisms of synaptic as

  • Run Zhang Shi

    Run Zhang Shi

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsClinical chemistry and therapeutic drug monitoring;
    adult and pediatric clinical endocrine testing;
    screening, detection and follow up of multiple myeloma;
    tumor markers;
    clinical utility of tandem mass spectrometry and high resolution mass spectrometry.

  • Hiroyuki Shimada

    Hiroyuki Shimada

    Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics

    BioHiroyuki Shimada, MD, PhD, FRCPA (Hon), is Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics at the Stanford University Medical Center. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, and completed MD (1973) and PhD (1982) at the Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan, and also completed his pathology training at the Children's Hospital (now the Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (1988). Before moving to the Stanford University in 2019, he was Professor of Pathology (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and working at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
    Dr. Shimada was Chair of the International Neuroblastoma Pathology Committee (1999-2017) and the founder of the International Neuroblastoma Pathology Classification (INPC). As Director of the COG (Children’s Oncology Group) Neuroblastoma Pathology Reference Laboratory (since 2001), he has been actively reviewing pathology samples of ~700 neuroblastoma cases per year from United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Pathology review results according to the INPC have been providing critical information for patient stratification and protocol assignment in the COG international neuroblastoma clinical trials.

  • Richard Sibley

    Richard Sibley

    Professor of Pathology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsImmunologic mechanism of rejection in humans and animal, models of organ transplantation; histological definition of clinical pathology studies of various renal disorders.

  • Arend Sidow

    Arend Sidow

    Professor of Pathology and of Genetics
    On Leave from 04/01/2024 To 02/21/2025

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe have a highly collaborative research program in the evolutionary genomics of cancer. We apply well-established principles of phylogenetics to cancer evolution on the basis of whole genome sequencing and functional genomics data of multiple tumor samples from the same patient. Introductions to our work and the concepts we apply are best found in the Newburger et al paper in Genome Research and the Sidow and Spies review in TIGS.

    More information can be found here: http://www.sidowlab.org

  • Oscar Silva

    Oscar Silva

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    BioOscar is an academic hematopathologist who completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency and hematopathology fellowship at Stanford in 2020. Prior to Stanford, he received his MD and PhD from UCLA. His interests include immunology, the pathogenesis and diagnosis of lymphomas, and global health.

  • Raymond A. Sobel, M.D.

    Raymond A. Sobel, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe study cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune-mediated injury in CNS tissues that are affected in multiple sclerosis (MS). We study: 1) tissues of mice with EAE using histology and immunohistochemistry, 2) cross-recognition of neurons by antibodies against myelin proteolipid protein epitopes, and a distinct oligodendrogliopathy induced in mice by the non-protein amino acid azetidine (Aze), (which is found in the human diet); Aze-induced abnormalities mimic those in MS patient CNS tissues

  • Henning Stehr

    Henning Stehr

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBioinformatics & Clinical Cancer Genomics

  • David Steiner

    David Steiner

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMechanistic and translational studies to better understand the functional and clinical implications of somatic mutations in aging and cancer.

  • Carlos Jose Suarez

    Carlos Jose Suarez

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    BioDr. Suarez is a board-certified pathologist specializing in anatomic, clinical and molecular genetic pathology. He received his M.D. degree with the highest honors (summa cum laude) from the University of the Valley (Universidad del Valle), Cali, Colombia. After medical school, he was a research fellow at a WHO-collaborating center investigating pattern of nosocomial antibiotic resistance, and later joined the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) as postdoctoral research fellow in cancer and lung immunology laboratories. He completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Suarez is currently co-Director of the Genetic and Genomic Testing Optimization Service and Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the Stanford University Medical Center.

  • Katrin J Svensson

    Katrin J Svensson

    Assistant Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMolecular metabolism
    Protein biochemistry
    Cell biology and function
    Animal physiology

  • Brent Tan

    Brent Tan

    Clinical Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interest is in the use of molecular, flow cytometric, and cytogenetic methods to understand and characterize hematopoietic neoplasms. In addition, I have medical oversight of clinical laboratory informatics.

  • Megan Troxell

    Megan Troxell

    Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBreast pathology, renal pathology, transplant pathology, immunohistochemistry

  • Albert Tsai, M.D., Ph.D.

    Albert Tsai, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology

    BioDr. Tsai received his undergraduate training at the University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., Biochemistry, summa cum laude), followed by combined medical and graduate training at the University of Southern California (M.D., Ph.D., Biochemistry). He completed anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP) residency and hematopathology fellowship at Stanford University, receiving board certification in AP/CP and hematopathology. As an instructor, he performed clinical diagnostic duties on the hematopathology service while doing postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Sean Bendall, with funding from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

    As a physician and hematopathologist, he seeks to mechanistically dissect myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) using highly-multiplexed immunophenotyping — mass cytometry / cytometry by time-of-flight (CyTOF) and multiplexed ion beam imaging (MIBI). MDS is an especially complex and heterogeneous disease of abnormal blood cell development with increasing prevalence and few treatments. By combining practical experience clinically diagnosing MDS, next generation single cell proteomic approaches, fundamental discoveries in the biology of MDS, and knowledge of clinical laboratory testing, we hope to develop new clinical diagnostics for personalizing MDS therapies and therapeutic monitoring.

    His clinical diagnostic duties are on the hematopathology service, primarily in the diagnosis of MDS, leukemias, lymphomas, and other hematopoietic diseases from blood, bone marrow, and tissue samples.

  • Matt van de Rijn

    Matt van de Rijn

    Sabine Kohler, MD, Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research focuses on molecular analysis of human soft tissue tumors (sarcomas) with an emphasis on leiomyosarcoma and desmoid tumors. In addition we study the role of macrophages in range of malignant tumors.

  • Capucine Van Rechem

    Capucine Van Rechem

    Assistant Professor of Pathology (Pathology Research)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy long-term interest lies in understanding the impact chromatin modifiers have on disease development and progression so that more optimal therapeutic opportunities can be achieved. My laboratory explores the direct molecular impact of chromatin-modifying enzymes during cell cycle progression, and characterizes the unappreciated and unconventional roles that these chromatin factors have on cytoplasmic function such as protein synthesis.

  • Mrigender Singh Virk

    Mrigender Singh Virk

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    BioDr. Mrigender Virk completed his residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology at Georgetown University before joining Stanford for his Transfusion Medicine Fellowship. After completion of the fellowship, Dr. Virk joined the Department of Pathology as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Transfusion Medicine.

  • Hannes Vogel MD

    Hannes Vogel MD

    Professor of Pathology and of Pediatrics (Pediatric Genetics) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, Neurology and of Comparative Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests include nerve and muscle pathology, mitochondrial diseases, pediatric neurooncology, and transgenic mouse pathology.

  • Teresa Wang

    Teresa Wang

    Klaus Bensch Professor in Experimental Pathology, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe main focus of our research is to understand how cells maintain genome integrity by checkpoint mechanisms during chromosome replication.

  • Roger Warnke

    Roger Warnke

    Ronald F. Dorfman, M.B.B.ch., FRCPath, Professor in Hematopathology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAs an Emeritus Professor, I no longer have a research laboratory and devote my 10% voluntary effort to lymphoma diagnosis and teaching. I do devote a small amount of effort to lymphoma research in collaboration with Yaso Natkunam and others in the Department of Pathology.

  • Irving Weissman

    Irving Weissman

    Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor of Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research, Professor of Pathology, and of Developmental Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsStem cell and cancer stem cell biology; development of T and B lymphocytes; cell-surface receptors for oncornaviruses in leukemia. Hematopoietic stem cells; Lymphocyte homing, lymphoma invasiveness and metastasis; order of events from hematopoietic stem cells [HSC] to AML leukemia stem cells and blood diseases, and parallels in other tissues; discovery of tumor and pathogenic cell 'don't eat me' and 'eat me' signals, and translation into therapeutics.

  • Gerlinde Wernig

    Gerlinde Wernig

    Assistant Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFibrotic diseases kill more people than cancer in this country and worldwide. We believe that scar-forming cells called fibroblasts are at the core of the fibrotic response in parenchymal organ fibrosis in the lung, liver, skin, bone marrow and tumor stroma. At the cellular level we think of fibrosis as a step wise process which implicates inflammation and fibrosis. We seek to identify new effective immune therapy targets to treat fibrotic diseases.

  • Marius Wernig

    Marius Wernig

    Professor of Pathology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEpigenetic Reprogramming, Direct conversion of fibroblasts into neurons, Pluripotent Stem Cells, Neural Differentiation: implications in development and regenerative medicine

  • Robert West

    Robert West

    Professor of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRob West, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center. He is a clinician scientist with experience in translational genomics research to identify new prognostic and therapeutic markers in cancer. His research focus is on the progression of neoplasia to carcinoma. His lab has developed spatially oriented in situ methods to study archival specimens. He also serves as a surgical pathologist specializing in breast pathology.

  • Monte Winslow

    Monte Winslow

    Associate Professor of Genetics and of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur laboratory uses genome-wide methods to uncover alterations that drive cancer progression and metastasis in genetically-engineered mouse models of human cancers. We combine cell-culture based mechanistic studies with our ability to alter pathways of interest during tumor progression in vivo to better understand each step of metastatic spread and to uncover the therapeutic vulnerabilities of advanced cancer cells.

  • Cindy Yang

    Cindy Yang

    Clinical Instructor, Pathology

    BioStanford Medicine Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellow 2022-2024

  • Lu Yang

    Lu Yang

    Instructor, Pathology

    BioPhysician-scientist with broad interests in genetics/genomics, cell biology, developmental biology, cancer, clinical pathology, bioinformatics, and computer vision.

  • Ellen Yeh

    Ellen Yeh

    Associate Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research program focuses on understudied microbial ecology as solutions for planet health. We select organisms with important functional traits to understand their evolution, role in the environment, and potential for bioengineering toward sustainability solutions. We are currently working on nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria and algae, genetic screens in diatoms, and algal biofuels.

  • Muharrem Yunce, M.D.

    Muharrem Yunce, M.D.

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    BioDr. Yunce completed his transfusion medicine fellowship at Stanford and then gained invaluable clinical experience with the Malignant Hematology Group at UCSF for two years. After rejoining Stanford, Dr. Yunce started as the Medical Director of Therapeutic Apheresis. In this role, he works with the nursing and medical staff to ensure life-saving and emergent procedures such as therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), red cell exchange, plateletpheresis, and leukapheresis are conducted effectively. Additionally, Dr. Yunce oversees extracorporeal photopheresis for solid organ transplant rejection.

    Dr. Yunce is also a well-recognized teaching faculty member in the Department of Pathology. He was honored with the Teaching Award in 2023 by the department and was nominated in 2023 and 2024 for the prestigious Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care.

    As an active member of the American Society of Apheresis, Dr. Yunce chairs the research subcommittee on TPE utilization in solid organ transplant rejection and desensitization protocols as well as member of multiple research subcommittees.

  • James L. Zehnder, M.D.

    James L. Zehnder, M.D.

    Professor of Pathology (Research) and of Medicine (Hematology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy main research and clinical interests include molecular pathogenesis of acquired cytopenias, genetic testing for inherited non-malignant hematologic disorders, next-generation sequencing approaches to T and B cell clonality testing, somatic mutations in cancer and assessment of minimal residual disease in cancer patients.

  • Bing Melody Zhang

    Bing Melody Zhang

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy main research interests lie in the following areas:
    1) HLA testing for BMT/solid organ transplantation
    2) NGS-based TCR/Ig clonality/MRD testing
    3) HLA testing in cellular therapy and oncology
    4) Genetic/genomic testing for malignant and non-malignant hematologic disorders
    5) HLA-related disease association/drug hypersensitivity testing.