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Alistair Aaronson, MD
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested not only in improving the medical care of post-op patients in the hospital, but also in improving quality of care both in the hospital as well as at the local and national health systems level. I am also interested in innovative ways in which to incorporate fitness tracker technology into the routine practice of medicine.
Sumaira Z. Aasi, MD
Clinical Professor, Dermatology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests High risk squamous cell carcinoma; frozen histopathology; reconstructive surgery.
Oscar J. Abilez
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Bioengineering, biophysical control of cardiovascular development, pluripotent stem cell biology, optogenetics, electrophysiology, cell mechanics, directed cellular evolution, multiscale engineering, microfluidics, computational biology
Daniel A. Abrams
Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Language impairments affect up to 19% of school age children and these deficits are predictive of long-term problems affecting learning, academic achievement, and behavior. My primary research goal is to understand the neurobiological foundations of language impairments. Specifically, I am interested in how the perception and neural coding of speech impact language and other behavioral deficits in children, with a focus on children with reading disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
Geoffrey Abrams, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care system
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Abrams' research is focused on the role that joint synovial tissue and inflammatory mediators have on rotator cuff pathology as well as cartilage lesions in the shoulder, knee, and hip.
Professor of Radiology, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Cardiovascular pathophysiology 2. Angiography and interventional radiology 3. Pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension 4. Biological effects of ionizing radiation on humans 5. Disabled leadership and its impact on decision making 6. Health policy
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My interest is in the care and evaluation of newborns. In particular, I have been focusing on improving the educational experience for our residents and students in the nursery regarding the examination and management of term or near-term infants.
Peter Acker, MD
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine
Bio Peter Acker is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is an active member of Stanford Emergency Medicine International, whose projects focus on emergency medicine capacity development in a number of resource-limited settings.
Dr. Acker holds an MD and an MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He completed his emergency medicine training at the University of Chicago, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He currently holds the rank of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and was named a Senior Fellow with the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) at Stanford University School of Medicine.