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  • Jagannath Padmanabhan

    Jagannath Padmanabhan

    Instructor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    BioJagannath (Jagan) Padmanabhan, Ph.D. is an Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. He is a bioengineer by training (M.Eng., Cornell University, 2011; Ph.D., Yale University, 2016) and works as a project lead for translational and clinical research projects with Dr. Geoffrey C. Gurtner, the Inaugural Vice Chairman of Surgery for Innovation at Stanford University. Jagan's research expertise spans the fields of biosensing, wound healing, fibrosis, and the pathological foreign body response to implantable biomedical devices. His research work has led to 28 published manuscripts and multiple patent applications (US10213144B2; PCT/US2021/053992). Over the past five years, Jagan has been invited to critically evaluate scientific manuscripts by 30 different journals.

    Jagan is passionate about biomedical innovation and Industry-Academia collaborations. He recently coordinated a department-wide effort and partnered with Silicon Valley MedTech experts for a unique summer program on biomedical innovation. He also runs a blog for scientists, seekers, and skeptics at www.sciencers.org.

    Quick fact: Four languages and counting.

  • Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.

    Gary K. Roberts, D.D.S.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Clinical Assistant Professor (By courtesy), Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Divisions

    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

    Subhro K. Sen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
    Clinical Associate Professor (By courtesy), Orthopaedic 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

    Clifford Charles Sheckter

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

    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 plastic surgery and particularly burn care while at LAC+USC and matriculated into the Stanford Plastic Surgery Residency in 2013. While in residency, he pursued a fellowship in Health Systems Design at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, which ignited his interest in health services research. During residency, Dr. Sheckter investigated health systems outcomes in burn care and reconstructive surgery. He pursued additional training in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Washington with a focus on integrated, complex burn care. There he investigated quality of life outcomes in burn survivors with a particular focus in financial toxicity.

    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.

    Dr. Sheckter is an intensivist in the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Stanford University Medical Center. He also practices at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where he is the Associate Director of the Regional Burn Center. In addition, he is a staff surgeon at the VA Palo Alto.