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Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
BioDr. Williams is a fellowship-trained pulmonologist specializing in pulmonary critical care medicine. She has board certification in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and internal medicine.
She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
For each patient, Dr. Williams develops a comprehensive and compassionate care plan. Her goal is to help every individual achieve the best possible lung health and quality of life.
Patient reviews praise the quality of the care she delivers, her thoroughness, and her patient skills.
Dr. Williams has participated in clinical research studies. She has published articles on autoimmune disease involving interstitial lung disease, COPD, and life-threatening pulmonary complications associated with leukemia. She also co-authored an article on the development of guidelines for identifying and managing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms associated with critical illness.
Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and elsewhere. She also has written chapters in books on critical care medicine and clinical decision-making.
Dr. Williams speaks English and both written and oral medical Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys soccer and distance running.
Vincent V.C. Woo Professor, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator) and, by courtesy, of Psychology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsA revolution is under way in psychiatry. We can now understand mental illness as an expression of underlying brain circuit disruptions, shaped by experience and genetics. Our lab is defining precision brain circuit types for depression, anxiety and attention deficit. We apply computational models to large amounts of brain imaging, behavior and other data. These precision brain types inform our translational intervention studies. To close the loop, field ready insights are applied in practice.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology)
BioDr. Williams is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. Dr. Williams has a broad background in clinical neuroscience and is triple board-certified in general neurology, general psychiatry, as well as behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry. In addition, he has specific training and clinical expertise in the development of brain stimulation methodologies under Mark George, MD. Themes of his work include (a) examining the use of spaced learning theory in the application of neurostimulation techniques, (b) development and mechanistic understanding of rapid-acting antidepressants, and (c) identifying objective biomarkers that predict neuromodulation responses in treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric conditions. He has published papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals including Brain, American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Results from his studies have gained widespread attention in journals such as Science and New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch as well as in the popular press and have been featured in various news sources including Time, Smithsonian, and Newsweek. Dr. Williams received two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards in 2016 and 2018 along with the 2019 Gerald R. Klerman Award. Dr. Williams received the National Institute of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists in 2020.
eLearning Manager, School of Medicine - Post Grad Med Education (CME)
BioRokeena Williams, CMP has a combined passion and dedication for meeting planning and continuing adult education at Stanford. She works closely with physician leaders, planners, and the healthcare community to provide CME opportunities that expand knowledge and enhance patient care under the JA and ACCME accreditation guidelines. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Convention Event Management and earned Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credential from the Events Industry Council in 2018. Rokeena brings over ten years of experience in continuing medical education, meeting management services, operations management, project management, and customer service.
Rokeena is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the recipient of the Indiana Chapter’s 2012-2013 Emerging Leader Award, and recipient of the 2014-2015 Member of the Year Award. She currently serves as a Committee Member for Indiana Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (IMPI), slated to serve at VP of Membership for 2018-2020, Volunteer Coordinator for Crestview PFA Board, committee co-chair of IUPUI Staff Council, Staff Development Conference Committee, and Committee Member on the Tourism, Convention, and Event Management (TCEM) Alumni Board.
Rokeena has participated in the following engagements:
2015 Poster Presenter, Alliance Meeting for Continuing Education in Health Professions
2015 Speaker, Continuing Medical Education Conference - RSS Coordinators Workshop
2017 Speaker, Continuing Medical Education Conference - RSS Coordinators Workshop
2017 Panelist, PCMA Student Day
2018 Poster Presenter, Alliance Meeting for Continuing Education in Health Professions
2018 Moderator, Staff Council Mini Professional Development Conference
2019 Co-Speaker, Midwest CME Providers Conference
Sarah R. Williams MD, MHPE, ACC
Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsExploring ways to incorporate coaching into medical education.
Investigating ways to innovate medical education training across specialties.
Investigating applications of clinician-performed point-of-care ultrasound for emergency and critical care patients.
Improving safety of transitions of care between providers during sign-out.
Sharon E. Williams PhD
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Williams work focuses primarily on cognitive and emotional recovery of children who have been medically compromised. With improved medical treatment and increased survival rates comes the need to better understand the challenges that patients face following a life threatening illness or injury. Dr. Williams utilizes neuropsychological assessments to understand the cognitive abilities of children who have been diagnosed with cancer, head injuries, genetic disorders and other medical conditions.
Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery
BioMatt Willsey grew up in Greenwood, Indiana. He attended MIT, where he received B.S. and M.Eng degrees in Electrical Engineering with a research focus in digital signal processing. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2022. Matt completed the enfolded CAST-approved fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering during his 2-year protected research time with an additional year long leave-of-absence. His clinical interests include deep brain stimulation, epilepsy, pain, and spine. His dissertation research with Drs. Parag Patil and Cynthia Chestek focuses on restorative neuroengineering, including intraoperative modulation of sensorimotor pathways, the effects of anesthetics on cortical signal flow, and brain-machine interface neuroprosthetics.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiological Sciences Laboratory
BioDr Wilson completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2007), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Sciences (UoA, 2008).
He then changed his focus to engineering and applied mathematics, and completed a Masters of Operations Research (UoA, Faculty of Engineering, 2011). In his Master's thesis, he developed a mixed-integer linear formulation for determining optimal electricity distribution tariffs under a range of power generation conditions.
Dr Wilson then switched back his focused to the Medical Sciences and completed a PhD in Bioengineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Physiology and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. His Doctoral thesis (2018) focused on the physiology and biomechanics of cardiac remodeling underpinning heart failure.
During his first Postdoctoral position (University of South Florida Heart Institute, 2018-2019), Dr Wilson developed nanoparticle therapies for myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, as well as anti-thrombin nanoparticles to reduce thrombus formation while limiting bleeding risk.
Dr Wilson is currently a member of the Cardiac MRI Research Group at Stanford University (PI: Professor Daniel Ennis), and works on a range of projects including (i) using tissue clearing techniques to understand the fundamental branching structure of the myocardium (ii) developing new diffusion tensor MRI reconstruction techniques for extracting cardiac microstructure and pathology (iii) using MRI and histology to understand the myocardial structural and functional improvements brought about by ACE inhibitor treatment.
● Wilson et al "Myocardial Mesostructure and Mesofunction" [2022 AJP-H&C]
● Wilson et al "Restored Torsion and Longitudinal Strain in ACE Inhibitor Treated Hypertension" [2022 ISMRM]
● Wilson et al "Assessment of Microstructural Remodeling in Myocardial InfarctionUsing Advanced Diffusion Metrics" [2022 SCMR]
● Wilson et al "Graph-based Analysis Of Cardiomyocyte Network Connectivity" [2021 AHA:SS]
● Wilson et al "Collagen Remodeling Of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats Undergoing Quinapril Treatment Measured By Three Dimensional Shape Analysis" [2021 BCVS]
● Wilson et al "Analysis of Location-Dependent Cardiomyocyte Branching" [2021 FIMH]
● Wilson et al "Microstructure-Based Simulation of Myocardial Diffusion Using Extended Volume Confocal Microscopy" [2021 ISMRM]
● Wilson et al "ACE Inhibitor Treatment Normalizes Apparent Diffusion Coefficient in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats" [2021 SCMR]
● Wilson et al "Relationship Between Myocyte Branching and Location Within Myocardial Sheetlet" [2020 AHA:SS]
● Wilson et al "Comparison of MRI-Derived Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure-Volume Relationship with Ex Vivo Measurements" [2020 VPH]
● Wilson et al "Myocardial Laminar Organization Is Retained in Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Treated SHRs" [2020 Exp Mech]
● Wilson et al "Formulation and Characterization of Antithrombin Perfluorocarbon Nanoparticles" [2020 Methods]
Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests cover a number of areas in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. I am PI of the Stanford Center for the NIH-funded Type-1 Diabetes TrialNet group. TrialNet conducts clinical trials directed at preventing or delaying the onset of Type 1 diabetes. I am an investigator in DirecNet, another NIH-funded study group, which is devoted to evaluating glucose sensors and the role of technology on the management of diabetes.