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Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research) and of Biomedical Data Science
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research group studies ontology-based approaches to annotate, index, integrate and analyze unstructured information available in biomedicine for the purpose of enabling data-driven analytics in medicine and health care.
Rajesh Shah, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiology
Bio I am an interventional radiologist with a particular interest in interventional oncology. I perform a wide range of procedures including ablations of the lung, liver, kidney, bone, and other areas in the body, chemoembolization, embolization, and radioembolization of tumors, biopsies, drainages, and interventions on both the venous and arterial sides. I was the first physician to perform SIR-spheres radioembolization for metastatic tumors to the liver within the VA hospital system, and have been recognized for my teaching of trainees. I perform research in areas of the application of big data to medicine as well as treatment of lung and liver cancers.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My primary research interest is evaluating whether vitamin D supplementation can positively affect consequences of the metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese adolescents. Other research interests include evaluating the efficacy and biochemical profiles of various types of estrogen replacement in adolescent females.
Associate Professor (Research) of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy of Comparative Medicine and of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The ultimate goal of the Shamloo laboratory is to rapidly advance our understanding of brain function at the molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral levels, and to elucidate the pathological process underlying malfunction of the nervous system following injury and neurologic disorders such as stroke, Alzheimers disease and autism. I aim to study the process leading to functional and behavioral malfunction in these disorders, focusing on a set of target genes/proteins.
Professor of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio Dr. Shan specializes in providing blood transfusion treatment to patients with diverse medical problems. She has been practicing transfusion medicine for over twenty years. Dr. Shan currently serves as the Medical Director of Transfusion Service at Stanford Medical Center. Dr. Shan has also been leading research programs in the fields of transfusion safety, blood availability and optimazing clinical blood transfusion practice.
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests A basic question in developmental biology involves the mechanisms used to generate the three-dimensional organization of a cell from a one-dimensional genetic code. Our goal is to define these mechanisms using both molecular genetics and biochemistry.
Paul Sharek MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research interests centered on hospital based quality of care improvement, and in particular pediatric patient safety. Areas of recent interest include developing practical tools to more accurately identify adverse medical events and to establish national rates of these adverse events. Additional areas of interest focus on developing the processes and systems to decrease the frequency of adverse drug events and adverse medical events at Children's hospitals in North America