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  • Julia Fridman Simard

    Julia Fridman Simard

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology) and of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

    BioJulia Fridman Simard, ScD, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health, and, by courtesy, of Medicine in Immunology and Rheumatology and Obstetrics and Gynecology in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Simard earned her Masters and Doctorate of Science in Epidemiology degrees at the Harvard School of Public Health. During that time she trained with investigators at the Section of Clinical Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2008, Dr. Simard relocated to Sweden to begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. She became an Assistant Professor in their Clinical Epidemiology Unit in 2011, and was later honored with a Karolinska Institutet Teaching Award. Leveraging the population-based registers of Sweden, Dr. Simard initiated a national register linkage study to examine the utility of registers in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) research and develop an extensive data repository for future epidemiologic investigations.

    While maintaining a close collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet, she joined Stanford’s Epidemiology faculty in 2013. Dr. Simard studies outcomes such as malignancy, stroke, infection, and mortality, in patients with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases with a focus on systemic lupus erythematosus. Recently her primary research focus has shifted to the intersection between reproductive epidemiology and rheumatic disease fueled by a K01 career development award from the NIH (NIAMS) to study maternal and fetal outcomes in systemic lupus pregnancy. This led to collaborations with colleagues at Stanford, throughout the US, and abroad, and a series of projects focused on the diagnosis of preeclampsia and associated risks in pregnant women with systemic lupus. Dr. Simard was awarded a Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant from the Preeclampsia Foundation for her lab's work examining preeclampsia risk in high-risk populations, and a McCormick Faculty Award from Stanford Medicine to take important steps towards disentangling preeclampsia from lupus nephritis. Dr. Simard is leading an international study of hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy leveraging mixed methods in partnership with qualitative researchers, patients, clinicians, and epidemiologists in Sweden, Canada, and in the United States.

    In addition to these issues of misclassification in reproductive rheumatology questions, Dr. Simard's lab is also interested in how misclassification, missed opportunities, and misdiagnosis contribute to disparities in complex conditions such as systemic lupus. In addition to methodologic issues around misclassification and bias and the largely clinical epidemiology focus of her work, Dr. Simard's work examines social determinants of health and health disparities. Dr. Simard was recently awarded an R01 from NIH (NIAID) to study the role of cognitive and unconscious bias in clinical decision making for female-predominant diseases including lupus.

  • Eric R. Sokol, MD

    Eric R. Sokol, MD

    Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research is focused on the development and testing of novel minimally invasive treatment modalities for complex pelvic floor disorders.

  • Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D.

    Marcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D.

    Professor (Research) of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center), of Obstetrics and Gynecology and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMarcia L. Stefanick, Ph.D is a Professor of Medicine Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and by courtesy, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Stefanick’s research focuses on chronic disease prevention (particularly, heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and dementia) in both women and men. She is currently the Principal Investigator the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Extension Study, having been the PI of the Stanford Clinical Center of the landmark WHI Clinical Trials and Observational Study since 1994 and Chair of the WHI Steering and Executive Committees from 1998-2011, as well as PI of the WHI Strong and Healthy (WHISH) Trial which is testing the hypothesis that a DHHS-based physical activity intervention, being delivered to a multi-ethnic cohort of about 24,000 WHI participants across the U.S., aged 68-99 when the trial started in 2015, will reduce major cardiovascular events over 8 years, compared to an equal number of “usual activity” controls. Dr. Stefanick is also PI of the Osteoporotic Study of Men (MrOS) which is continuing to conduct clinical assessments of bone and body composition in survivors of an original cohort of nearly 6000 men aged 65 and over in 2001. As founding Director of the Stanford Women’s Health and Sex Differences in Medicine (WHSDM, “wisdom”) Center, she plays a major role in promoting research and teaching on Sex and Gender in Human Physiology and Disease, Women’s Health and Queer Health and Medicine. Dr. Stefanick also plays major leadership roles at the Stanford School of Medicine, including as co-leader of the Population Sciences Program of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford’s NCI-funded comprehensive cancer center.

    Dr. Stefanick obtained her B.A. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1974), then pursued her interest in hormone and sex difference research at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, after which she obtained her PhD in Physiology at Stanford University, focusing on reproductive physiology and neuroendocrinology, with exercise physiology as a secondary focus. Her commitment to human research led to a post-doctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, which has been her academic home for nearly 40 years.

  • Harise Stein

    Harise Stein

    Adjunct Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Harise Stein has multiple clinical, teaching and administrative roles at Stanford in addition to her private practice in Mountain View.

    -- Stanford Physician PRN Support Program (wellmd.stanford.edu/get-help/prn-support.html), having served as an initial member of the peer support program, a peer support trainer, author of the peer support manual and program Director for several years, she has now stepped down to a peer supporter. In addition, for 8 years, up until January 2019, she served as the WellMD Newsletter editor, and was the creator and webmaster for the WellMD website (wellmd.stanford.edu). She is a frequent speaker on topics of burnout and resilience for medical and community groups.

    -- Founder and Co-Chair of Stanford Family Abuse Prevention Council, teaching medical and community members about the health effects, recognition and management of partner and family abuse. She has created Stanford websites for domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking, as well as a monthly abuse research summary (see next section) that goes out to a In addition, she served for seven years as a Commissioner for on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and has been a member of the LPCH Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee since its formation.

    -- Editor of monthly Abuse Research newsletter (abuseresearch.info), summarizing the most important articles indexed by the NLM each month on the health effects of abuse. This newsletter goes out to a large local, national and international audience of clinicians, researchers, advocates, judiciary/law, government officials and policy makers.

    -- Director of Stanford Ob/Gyn Preoperative Mind-Body Support program, preparing patients in ob and gyn clinics for upcoming surgery using various techniques including education, mindfulness, relaxation and positive psychology. She is a founding member of the Stanford Integrative Medicine Society and webmaster for the website integrativemedicine.stanford.edu.

    Through her many years of caring for patients and fellow physicians, she has come to believe that the most important root factor in health and well-being is the power of relationships - how family members treat each other, the impact of an optimal patient-physician interaction, and the support of medical colleagues by and for each other and their relationship with their institution.

  • David K. Stevenson, M.D.

    David K. Stevenson, M.D.

    Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean, Maternal and Child Health and Professor, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research is focused on the study of the ontogeny and control of heme catabolism and bilirubin production in the developing neonate. A better understanding of the role of increased bilirubin production in neonatal jaundice and the prevention of hemolytic jaundice has remained an overall objective of our program. We are also study the causes of preterm birth and ways to prevent it.

  • Leslee L.Subak, MD

    Leslee L.Subak, MD

    Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on the association of weight and urinary incontinence (UI) in women and clinical trials to test strategies to improve outcomes in women’s genitourinary health. We have shown the independent association of weight and UI and the efficacy of weight loss to treat women with UI. I also conduct studies of epidemiology, economics and cost-effectiveness, and novel interventions for UI, sexual dysfunction, vaginal atrophy, pelvic organ prolapse and menopause symptoms.

  • Valerie Sugiyama

    Valerie Sugiyama

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Valerie Sugiyama is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology and a double-boarded specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecology oncology.

    Dr. Sugiyama has multiple peer-reviewed journal publications in high impact journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has also given presentations on the effect of socioeconomic status on the survival of ovarian cancer patients.

    Dr. Sugiyama is passionate about treating patients who have gynecological malignancies or who have surgical specialty needs. She has worked both in the academic and community hospital settings since 2009.

  • Nelson Teng

    Nelson Teng

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGynecologic Malignancies
    Immunotherapy
    Biologic Response Modifiers
    New Drug Development
    Antigenic specificities of human antibodies encoded by the VH4-34 gene

  • Nichole Tyson MD

    Nichole Tyson MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    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), 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 has also been a telehealth pioneer and developed and and co-hosts the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology podcast.
    Dr. Tyson has always had a passion for teaching. The driving force behind her career transition to Stanford in 2020 was the special opportunity to expand her passion for teaching, education, and mentorship. Dr. Tyson has developed PAG curriculums programs for UC Davis and Stanford residents and medical students. She recently completed a formal surgical coaching course and Stanford’s inaugural COACHME2022 program.
    Dr. Tyson is the Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Stanford Children's Hospital and welcomes their first PAG fellow in the fall of 2022. She has been appointed as the OB/GYN Assistant Program Director for residents and the Clerkship director for inpatient gynecology. These opportunities, and a myriad of others ahead, will provide exciting opportunities for ongoing mentorship, teaching and coaching.

  • Amy Voedisch

    Amy Voedisch

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Voedisch was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota. She received a BA from Macalester College and attended Mayo Medical School. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanent Santa Clara and a Fellowship in Family Planning at Stanford School of Medicine. She also has a Masters in Epidemiology and Clinical Science Research from Stanford University. Dr. Voedisch is passionate about providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to all women at any stage in their lives. She specializes in contraception, family planning, early pregnancy management and menopause. Dr. Voedisch has a particular interest in international healthcare and serves as a consultant through the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES), providing medical education and quality assurance in family planning internationally. She also is a member of the Bay Area Leadership Council for the International Women's Health Coalition. Dr. Voedisch believes strongly in shared-decision making between patients and their physicians in order to help all patients reach their health goals.

  • John Wachtel

    John Wachtel

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - General

    BioDr. Wachtel has been practicing general obstetrics and gynecology for 38 years and has personally delivered over 6,000 babies. He continues to have an active practice in general ob/gyn, serving as a Clinical Professor. He is a nationally recognized expert in patient safety, peer review and data driven quality improvement and has served numerous roles in the field and lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Wachtel is the Assistant Secretary for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and currently serves on the ACOG National Executive Board and Executive Committee. He is the immediate Past Chair for ACOG District IX (the state of California) and also previously served for three years on the ACOG national Executive Board. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and is an Expert Medical Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.