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David N. Cornfield
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Surgery
Bio A physician scientist, Dr. Cornfield is actively engaged in clinical medicine, teaching and research. In clinical arena, Dr. Cornfield is a Pediatrician with an active practice in both Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In the research arena, Dr. Cornfield's lab addresses several large thematic issues. The areas of concentration include: (i) regulation of pulmonary vascular tone; (ii) oxygen sensing in the lung; (iii) biological determinants of preterm labor focusing on myometrial smooth muscle cells; (iv) developmental regulation of barrier function in the lung; and (v) the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 in lung development. In addition, there is an active translational research component.
Yasser El-Sayed, Professor
Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests High Risk Obstetrics: preterm labor, preeclampsia, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and therapy
Amato J. Giaccia
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor, Professor of Radiation Oncology, and by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests During the last five years, we have identified several small molecules that kill VHL deficient renal cancer cells through a synthetic lethal screening approach. Another major interest of my laboratory is in identifying hypoxia-induced genes involved in invasion and metastases. We are also investigating how hypoxia regulates gene expression epigenetically.
Mary Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS
Stanford Medicine Professor of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My area of research is health services researcher focusing on surgical quality measurement and policy. I have a background and training in epidemiology coupled with my leadership roles in surgical quality measurement. My expertise and extensive experience in evaluation of surgical quality process and outcome linkage has impacted national policy and changed guidelines. We performed a comprehensive evaluation of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) implementation using national VA data. Defining robust metrics of surgical quality that are actionable and can lead to sustained improvement in our field are of utmost importance. I also have experience with risk prediction modeling for surgical patients. Our Decision Support for Safer Surgery study developed models of real-time risk prediction for major complications and prospectively validated our models in patients and with expert surgeons. We were able to discern where computational risk prediction has added value and where it falls short. We currently have a national study investigating readmissions following major surgical procedures to identify opportunities for improving care and reducing costs.
Robert K. Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Tobacco advertising - please see below for details
Clinical: Development of innovative surgical methods, via the cranial base, to expose inaccessible intracranial disease. Surgical simulation and robotics. Evidence based outcomes analysis in acoustic neuroma and other tumors of the cerebellopontine angle.
Medical history - especially the history of otology, neurosurgery, deafness, and quackery.
Christopher T. Shen
Consulting Associate Professor, Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Healthcare innovation. Global medical technology assessment/needs finding. Value-driven innovation. Asia-pacific region. Medical technology development, financing, operations, regulatory, reimbursement.
Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Quality Measurement, Predictive Modeling, Implementation Science,
Todd H. Wagner
Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery
Bio Director, VA Health Economics Resource Center
Associate Director, VA Center for Innovation to Implementation
Co-Director, VA & NCI Big Data Fellowship
Eric L. Weiss, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Ignorance of Hepatitis A Among Travelers (writing up data).Travelers Neglecting to Seek Pre Travel Medicine Advice (writing up data).Fluoroquinolones in the Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (new ED study)