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  • Daniel Tawfik

    Daniel Tawfik

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Tawfik lab studies the use of electronic health record metadata in identifying structures and processes that promote high quality healthcare. Our projects apply advanced analytical methods to large databases of primarily structured electronic health record data and EHR usage metadata.

  • Joyce Teng, MD, PhD

    Joyce Teng, MD, PhD

    Professor of Dermatology and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

    BioJoyce Teng, MD, PhD is a professor in dermatology at Stanford University. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC). She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 12 years. She is one of the 6 pediatric dermatologists practicing at LPCH and one of 72 at SHC who specialize in Dermatology. She sees patients with rare genetic disorders, birthmarks, vascular anomalies and a variety of inflammatory skin diseases. She is also an experienced pediatric dermatological surgeon. Her research interests are drug discovery and novel therapy for skin disorders.

  • Seda Tierney

    Seda Tierney

    Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAssessment of vascular health in children by non-invasive modalities

    Exercise interventions in children with congenital and acquired heart disease

    Use of telehealth to deliver interventions to children with congenital and acquired heart disease

    Parentally-acquired echocardiograms

    Quality Improvement in Pediatric Echocardiography

    Echocardiography and outcomes in congenital heart disease

  • Christina (Christy) Tise, MD, PhD

    Christina (Christy) Tise, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (genetics)

    BioDr. Christina (Christy) Tise is a physician scientist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Genetics at Stanford with subspecialty training in Clinical Biochemical Genetics. Dr. Tise has developed multiple research projects focused on the clinical impact of biochemical genetic conditions in pregnancy and newborn health, including a project focused on unforeseen diagnoses in individuals initially identified through state newborn screening which has resulted in a number of publications.

    Dr. Tise also researches the genetic etiologies of recurrent pregnancy loss and the impact of inherited metabolic conditions on human reproduction. She is involved in several research initiatives including contributing to the development of TRIOS, a multi-site, NIH-funded research study to evaluate the genetic causes of recurrent pregnancy loss. In serving as the primary research mentor for a recent Masters of Genetic Counseling graduate, Dr. Tise’s research on carrier and newborn screening has highlighted areas of ancestry-related healthcare inequities specific to the field of Medical Genetics.

    Dr. Tise’s primary academic and advocacy interests are embodied in this work, specifically the overlap between biochemical and molecular analysis, and the clinical utility of innovative technologies for diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease. This is an unbelievably thrilling time for the field of Medical Genetics, as it promises immense progress and opportunity for all fields of medicine, and Dr. Tise is determined, honored, and incredibly excited to be a part of it!

    Research interests: newborn screening, carrier screening, prenatal screening, genetics of recurrent pregnancy loss, biochemical genetics, novel gene discovery, variant interpretation, founder populations, diagnostic genetic testing, bioethics, GWAS/ExWAS

  • Sara L. (Sally) Tobin

    Sara L. (Sally) Tobin

    Sr Research Scholar, Pediatrics - Center for Biomedical Ethics

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTobin is a Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Washington and did postdoctoral research in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley and in Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. She became a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1983 and moved to Stanford University in 1996. Her research contributions have been published in prestigious journals such as Cell, Nature, Genes & Development, Neuron, and Journal of Cell Biology.

    Projects

    With her collaborator, graphic designer Ann Boughton, Tobin has completed the production of three educational multimedia CD-ROM discs about the genetic revolution in medical care sparked by the rapid advances in our knowledge about the human genome. An on-line version derived and updated from these CDs is pending release through Twisted Ladder Media, and is entitled: "The New Genetics: Medicine and the Human Genome. Molecular Concepts, Applications, and Ramifications." In addition, Tobin and Boughton have collaborated on educational websites on inherited risk of breast cancer and on hereditary colorectal cancer with the Stanford Cancer Genetics Clinic.

    Tobin's current major research interests include an educational project funded by the National Science Foundation to create and evaluate innovative modules for undergraduates entitled, "The New Genetics: Electronic Tools for Educational Innovation." The modules are presented in on-line form as an electronic course and are accompanied by workbook exercises and problem sets. The content includes principles of genetics, molecular genetic technologies, applications in medicine, environmental biology, agriculture, and society, as well as implications. In addition, she is collaborating on two projects that are exploring the ramifications of using genetic information about addiction risk in the judicial system.

    Tobin is a member of the Benchside Consultation Team for the Center for the Integration of Research on Genetics and Ethics, and she evaluates clinical protocols for ethical issues for the Clinical Translational Research Program.

  • Michael Tracy

    Michael Tracy

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine

    BioDr. Tracy is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary. His clinical interests include care for children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), chronic respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, childhood interstitial lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. He serves as the director Pediatric Pulmonary BPD Program, and co-director of the Cardiac and Respiratory care for Infants with BPD (CRIB) Program. He is the medical director of the Stanford Technology Assisted Respiratory (STAR) Program and the physician lead for the inpatient Pulmonary consult service at LPCH. Dr. Tracy is currently involved in clinical research to improve care for infants with BPD. With regard to medical education, he was formerly a chief resident in pediatrics at LPCH, and served as a faculty coach in the pediatric residency program.

  • Jennifer Tsai

    Jennifer Tsai

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

    BioJennifer is a researcher in clinical development of novel therapeutics for hematologic diseases. She has a special interest in bone marrow failure and rare pediatric disorders.

  • Nichole Tyson MD

    Nichole Tyson MD

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Pediatrics

    BioNichole Tyson MD is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). For over 20 years, Dr. Tyson has partnered with girls and their families as they journey from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. Dr. Tyson enjoys solving complex problems as well as common concerns that can be overlooked and challenging to girls and young women. She is been recognized locally, nationally and internationally a leader in the field and skilled and experienced surgeon caring for patients with endometriosis, adnexal masses and variations in urogenital anatomy.
    As a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, she specializes in problems such as abnormal periods, hormone management and adolescent contraception in people with underlying medical conditions, pelvic masses, differences of sex development and complex utero-vaginal anatomy.
    She has been a leader on a number of national medical committees, including Vice President of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), immediate past-chair of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL) Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology special interest group and associate member of the Contraception Committee for the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). She is an active contributor to the peer reviewed literature in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, obstetrics and gynecology, contraception and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Tyson also has extensive experience with the consumer press as an adolescent gynecology expert for numerous online articles in such magazines as Seventeen, Self and NY Times.
    She is the Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Stanford Children's Hospital and the Director of Mentorship and Coaching for the Ob/Gyn Department. She is passionate about teaching, mentorship and coaching, working closely with medical students, residents and fellows. She is an innovator in education, both developing and and implementing numerous curricula in Gynecology, Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, Simulation education, Surgical Coaching and Leadership and Professionalism. She is currently working as a chief editor for two PAG textbooks-one titled PAG essentials and the other, the first ever PAG surgical textbook, both due for publication in 2024-2025.

  • Tulio Valdez, MD, MSc

    Tulio Valdez, MD, MSc

    Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    On Leave from 05/10/2024 To 06/10/2024

    BioDr. Tulio A Valdez is a surgeon scientist born and raised in Colombia with a subspecialty interest in Pediatric Otolaryngology. He attended medical school at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota Colombia before undertaking his residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Boston. He completed his Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital (2007), Houston and obtained his Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Connecticut.

    Clinically, Dr. Valdez has an interest in pediatric sleep apnea. He has a special interest in the management of sinus disease in cystic fibrosis. Dr. Valdez has co-authored one textbook and numerous book chapters and scientific manuscripts. Dr. Valdez continues his clinical research in these areas, particularly with a focus on aerodigestive disorders.

    Scientifically, Dr. Valdez has developed various imaging methods to diagnose otitis media and cholesteatoma a middle ear condition that can lead to hearing loss. He was part of the Laser Biomedical Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research includes novel imaging modalities to better diagnose ear infections one of the most common pediatric problems. His research has now expanded to include better intraoperative imaging modalities in pediatric patients to improve surgical outcomes without the need for radiation exposure. 

    Dr. Valdez believes in multi-disciplinary collaborations to tackle medical problems and has co-invented various medical devices and surgical simulation models.