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Clinical Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BioDr. Dung H Nguyen is currently the Director of Breast Reconstruction at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and the Director of Adult Plastics Clinic at Stanford Healthcare. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and highest academic honor and distinction from U.C. Davis. She earned a Pharm.D degree from U.C.S.F. School of Pharmacy and a MD degree from U.C.S.D. She then did a residency in general surgery and a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center. She further completed a fellowship in microsurgery from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the largest reconstructive surgery centers in the world. She was recruited to Stanford from Cedar Sinai Medical Center in 2012, and is currently a Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, surgical treatment of lymphedema including vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenous anastomosis, and complex tissue reconstruction utilizing microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. She also has interest in cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.
In addition to her clinical commitment, Dr. Nguyen has basic science and clinical research interests in lymphedema and breast reconstruction. She has published articles in peer review journals, presented at national and international professional meetings and has authored book chapters in various plastic surgery textbooks. She also enjoys volunteering on overseas medical missions and participating in medical charity activities.
Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BioDr. Roberts has performed hospital dentistry and surgery at Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital since 1995. He is also on the faculty at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He treats a variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions, including dental trauma and infection, dental implant and restorative reconstruction, surgical tooth extraction, bone and tissue grafting, conventional and surgical endodontic procedures, dental oncology care of cancer patients, as well as orofacial pain treatment.
He has presented CME lectures and Grand Rounds to numerous Departments at Stanford, as well as teaching Residents and Fellows at Stanford Medical School and the Palo Alto VA. He also lectures in the Physician Assistant Program at Stanford.
During his nearly a quarter of a century of military service, he was one of the leading researchers on combat trauma and the pathophysiology of projectile wounds. He currently serves as a member of the Council on Peer with the California Dental Association and is an Anesthesia Evaluator for the California State Dental Board. Dr. Roberts is frequently asked to speak on a variety of topics to organizations both in the US and internationally.
Subhro K. Sen, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BioSubhro K. Sen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He went on to receive his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a yearlong peripheral nerve research fellowship under Dr. Susan Mackinnon at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his postgraduate training in general surgery at Indiana University, followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. He finished his training with a hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Stanford University.
Dr. Sen’s general clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, and hand and upper extremity surgery. His practice includes: post-traumatic extremity reconstruction; post-oncologic reconstruction of the head and neck, trunk and extremities; perforator flap surgery; and melanoma surgery. He is medical director of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Stanford Health Care. As a hand surgeon in the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, he has interests in hand trauma, degenerative conditions, peripheral nerve injuries, and complex upper extremity flap reconstruction.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sen is involved in research, publication, and teaching. His peer-reviewed research includes studies on extremity reconstruction, peripheral nerve regeneration, and he has authored a number of book chapters on a variety of plastic and hand surgery topics. He has a strong interest in medical device innovation and is currently a faculty fellow in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.
Dr. Sen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Clifford Charles Sheckter
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Masters Student in Health Policy, admitted Autumn 2022
BioDr. Cliff Sheckter is a California native, growing up in the Eastern Sierra. He graduated from UCLA with a BS in Anthropology and earned summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He attended USC (Keck) for medical school on an academic scholarship and graduated valedictorian with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He fell in love with burn care while at LAC+USC and completed his surgical training at Stanford. While in residency, he pursued a fellowship in Health Systems Design at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). He received additional training in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington with a focus on burn and trauma.
Dr. Sheckter’s current research involves improving the quality of life for burn survivors and investigating the relationship between healthcare financial structures and the value of healthcare delivery. He currently holds an NIH KL-2 career development award to investigate the effects of private equity investing into ambulatory surgery within the US. In addition, he is the Ryan-Upson Scholar in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with active investigations in health equity within surgical systems.
Dr. Sheckter is one of a few surgeons double-board certified in Surgical Critical Care and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He practices critical care medicine as an intensivist in the Stanford Surgical ICU. He is the Director of the Regional Burn Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center which is the only burn/trauma center for the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs scar reconstruction using surgical and laser techniques.
Sarah Sorice, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
BioDr. Sorice-Virk is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the Stanford Health Care Cancer Center and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She is medical director of the Stanford Health Care Breast Reconstruction Program in the East Bay. Dr. Sorice-Virk completed her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She then went on to do her residency in Plastic Surgery and fellowship in Advanced Wound Care at Stanford University School of Medicine. Finally, this was followed by a fellowship in Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sorice-Virk’s clinical interests include complex reconstruction after cancer and trauma while keeping optimal aesthetic outcomes as a top priority. She performs a wide range of procedures, including breast reconstruction and other cancer reconstruction such as gynecologic, colorectal and orthopedic among others, breast-conserving surgery, cosmetic plastic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, and body contouring. Patients of Dr. Sorice-Virk benefit from a personalized and compassionate care approach. In addition to offering the entire gamut of standard reconstructive modalities, she uses cutting edge surgical techniques, such as perforator flaps (i.e. DIEP flap), hybrid breast reconstruction (i.e. the combination of free flap transfer and implant placement), and breast neurotization to restore breast sensation and in conjunction with the breast surgeons, expanding indications for nipple sparing mastectomies to improve aesthetic outcomes for more patients.
Research interests of Dr. Sorice-Virk include plastic surgery/breast reconstruction outcomes and integrative medicine in plastic surgery. She serves as the principal investigator for multiple research projects and has received grant funding from several organizations.
Her published work includes numerous papers, book chapters, and abstracts, and she has presented her findings at national and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Sorice-Virk is an ad hoc peer reviewer for Annals of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery.
Dr. Sorice-Virk is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.