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  • Karishma Desai

    Karishma Desai

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, General Surgery

    Bio A TL1 scholar and post doctoral researcher in Health Services Research with interest in Pharmacoepidemiology focusing on safe and efficacious use of medications to improve health outcomes.

    Experienced with designing and implementing research projects using quantitative, qualitative and mixed method designs. Experienced with outcomes research, electronic health records (EHR) and meta-analyses.

    Currently working on multiple projects focused on improving post-operative pain outcomes/management and Opioid consumption.

  • Frederick M. Dirbas

    Frederick M. Dirbas

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests are focused on minimizing the impact of breast cancer from a diagnostic and therapuetic standpoint. Breast MRI is a powerful tool to facilitate the screening for and staging of breast cancer, and can be valuable adjunct to guide breast surgery. Oncoplastic surgical techniques optimize cosmesis after breast cancer surgery. Accelerated radiotherapy after lumpectomy decreases radiotherapy treatment times from 6 weeks to just 1 to 5 days.

  • Monica Dua

    Monica Dua

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Technical aspects of minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery
    Minimally invasive strategies for the management of pancreatic necrosis
    Management of severe acute pancreatitis – academic vs community treatment
    Multidisciplinary treatment of HCC; institutional barriers to appropriate referral/ care
    Endocrine/exocrine insufficiency after pancreatectomy; volumetric assessment
    Natural history and management of pancreatic cysts

  • Rajendra Dulal

    Rajendra Dulal

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, General Surgery

    Bio The key focus of my current research at Stanford is the application of data mining tool on Electronic Health Record System for improving quality of health care. My primary research area is health economics with research focused on quality of care, patient-centered outcomes research, and efficiency/effectiveness analysis. I am particularly interested in various forms of quality, and their association with patients’ health outcomes and cost of care. My secondary research area is environmental economics with research focused on environmental/public health and green economy.