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  • Christina Alamana

    Christina Alamana

    Life Science Research Professional 1, Cardiovascular Institute Operations

    Current Role at StanfordLife Science Research Professional at Wu Lab

  • Todd Alamin, MD, FAAOS

    Todd Alamin, MD, FAAOS

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

    BioDr. Alamin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and spine surgeon at Stanford Health Care Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship Program and the Minimally Invasive Spine Center and a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Alamin completed his spine care and surgery fellowship training at Stanford University School of Medicine/St. Mary’s Medical Center.

    Dr. Alamin specializes in advanced, minimally invasive treatments for a range of conditions affecting the spine. He is skilled at relieving pain that results from spinal stenosis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, and traumatic injuries. He combines extensive expertise with decades of experience to deliver innovative, personalized care to each of his patients.

    Dr. Alamin’s research interests include effective treatments for vertebral fractures, spinal deformities, scoliosis, herniated discs, and spondylolisthesis (when a vertebra slides out of place). As principal investigator for multiple clinical trials and research studies, Dr. Alamin has explored nerve ablation as a treatment for chronic low back pain and motion-preserving lumbar fusion techniques. He uses state-of-the-art medical devices, implants, and technology to make spine surgery more effective and help his patients move without pain.

    Dr. Alamin is known around the world for the treatment of spine disorders and injuries. He has published more than 65 articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Spine, The Spine Journal, Clinical Spine Surgery, International Journal of Spine Surgery, and Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He has also written several book chapters that focus on diagnosing and treating spine conditions.

    A recognized leader in innovative spine surgery techniques, Dr. Alamin has invented dozens of medical devices, methods, and techniques for spine surgery. He holds a number of patents for his inventions, many of which have revolutionized back pain treatments. Physicians around the globe use his techniques and devices to help their patients with spine conditions.

    Dr. Alamin has been invited to present at conferences around the globe about spinal fusion procedures, novel techniques to treat spinal stenosis, and the latest medical devices to treat degenerative spondylolisthesis. He has lectured at annual meetings for the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.

    Dr. Alamin is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the Spine Arthroplasty Society, and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

  • Fernando Alarid-Escudero

    Fernando Alarid-Escudero

    Assistant Professor of Health Policy

    BioFernando Alarid-Escudero, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. in Health Decision Sciences from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) Región Centro, Aguascalientes, Mexico, from 2018 to 2022, prior to coming to Stanford. His research focuses on developing statistical and decision-analytic models to identify optimal prevention, control, and treatment policies to address a wide range of public health problems and develops novel methods to quantify the value of future research. Dr. Alarid-Escudero is a member of three cancers (colorectal [CRC], bladder, and gastric) of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) consortium, a group of investigators sponsored by the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. that uses simulation modeling to evaluate the impact of cancer control interventions (e.g., prevention, screening, and treatment) on population trends in incidence and mortality. Dr. Alarid-Escudero co-founded the Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Modeling (SC-COSMO) workgroup ( He also co-founded the Decision Analysis in R for Technologies in Health (DARTH) workgroup ( and the Collaborative Network on Value of Information (ConVOI;, international and multi-institutional collaborative efforts where we develop transparent and open-source solutions to implement decision analysis and quantify the value of potential future investigation for health policy analysis. He received a BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Iztapalapa (UAM-I), and a Master’s in Economics from CIDE, both in Mexico.

  • Arash Alavi

    Arash Alavi

    Software Engineering Director, Genetics

    Current Role at StanfordSoftware Engineering Director