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  • Michael P. Marks, MD

    Michael P. Marks, MD

    Professor of Radiology (General Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Interventional neuroradiology; cerebral arteriovenous malformations; stroke treatment and imaging; cerebral aneurysms

  • Stephen Lawrence McKenna, MD

    Stephen Lawrence McKenna, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) [SCVMC], Medicine - Med/General Internal Medicine

    Bio Dr. Stephen McKenna is a founding member of the Stanford Partnership for Spinal Cord Injury and Repair; as well as, the Chief of the Rehabilitation Trauma Center at SCVMC.

    As a Neurocritical Care physician, he specializes in treating ventilator dependent Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury; as well as, neuromuscular diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), Lou Gehrig's disease / Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

    Dr. McKenna has practiced for more than 15 years. He has led first-in-human clinical trials ranging from vaccines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to stem cell derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cell based therapies for spinal cord injury

    Clinical Focus:
    Spinal Cord Injury
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Guillain-Barré Syndrome
    Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    Neuromyelitis Optica (Devic disease)

    Professional Education:
    Board Certification: Neurocritical Care, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2008)
    Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)
    Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2005) CA
    Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2002) CA
    Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002) CA

    Book Chapter:
    Shah A, Shem K, McKenna SL, Berlly M. Management of Respiratory Failure in Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord Medicine (Hardcover) by Steven, M.D. Kirshblum (Editor) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011

    Pulmonary outcomes following specialized respiratory management for acute cervical spinal cord injury: a retrospective analysis.
    Zakrasek EC, Nielson JL, Kosarchuk JJ3, Crew JD, Ferguson AR, McKenna SL
    2017; Feb 21. PMID: 28220822

    Dose Response Effect of Exposure to Hypotension on Expected Neurological Recovery in Individuals With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.
    Reza, E., Stück, E., Endo, J., Isaac, L., Beattie, M., Ferguson, A. and McKenna, S.
    2016: DOI:

    Combined SCI and TBI: recovery of forelimb function after unilateral cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is retarded by contralateral traumatic brain injury (TBI), and ipsilateral TBI balances the effects of SCI on paw placement.
    Inoue T, Lin A, Ma X, McKenna SL, Creasey GH, Manley GT, Ferguson AR, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS.
    2013 Oct 248: 136-47. PMID: 23770071

    Functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury respiratory care.
    R Jarosz, M Littlepage, G Creasey, S McKenna
    2012:Vol. 18, No. 4, 315-321. PMID: 23459661

    Impact of mean arterial blood pressure during the first seven days post spinal cord injury.
    J Cohn, J Wright, S McKenna, T Bushnik
    2010: DOI:

    Successful Pregnancy and Delivery in a C1 ASIA A Spinal Cord Injured Woman: The Role of Coordinated Care Between PM&R and Obstetrics Services: A Case Report.
    Lin C, McKenna S, Shem K
    2010: DOI:

    Pancreatic tumor motion on a single planning 4D-CT does not correlate with intrafraction tumor motion during treatment.
    Minn A, Schellenberg D, Maxim P, Suh Y, McKenna S, Cox B, Dieterich S, Xing L, Graves E, Goodman K, Chang D, Koong A.
    2009 Aug;32(4):364-8 PMID: 19398901

    The impact of project closure on HIV incidence and mortality in a cohort of couples in Lusaka, Zambia.
    Stephenson R, Shutes E, McKenna S, Allen S, Brill I, Kancheya N, Zulu I, Sinkala M, Tichacek A, Chomba E.
    2008 Jul;20(6):683-91. PMID: 18576170

    Rapid HIV testing and counseling for voluntary testing centers in Africa.
    McKenna SL, Muyinda GK, Roth D, Mwali M, Ng'andu N, Myrick A, Luo C, Priddy FH, Hall VM, von Lieven AA, Sabatino JR, Mark K, Allen SA.
    1997 Sep;11 Suppl 1:S103-10. PMID: 9376093

  • Siddhartha Mitra

    Siddhartha Mitra

    Sr Res Scientist-Basic Life, Neurosurgery

    Current Role at Stanford Senior Scientist.
    Research Team leader, brain tumor and human neural stem cell research
    Adult and Pediatric brain tumor CD47 therapeutic development group

  • Michelle Monje

    Michelle Monje

    Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery, of Pediatrics and of Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Monje Lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of postnatal neurodevelopment. This includes microenvironmental influences on neural precursor cell fate choice in normal neurodevelopment and in disease states.

  • Justin M Moore

    Justin M Moore

    Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery

    Bio Justin Moore completed B.Med.Sci and Medical degrees at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia under a faculty scholarship and obtained first class honors in both. Justin also completed a law degree with an emphasis on medical law. He completed his intern year and basic surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia while obtaining a post-graduate diploma in surgical anatomy from Melbourne University. Justin was awarded a scholarship to Oxford University in the UK, where he completed a PhD in neuro-genomics, which focused on novel genes involve in neurodevelopment and tumor formation. Justin then returned to Australia and completed residency training in Neurosurgery, training at numerous hospitals including The Alfred, Monash and Royal Melbourne Hospitals before being awarded a fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has just completed a cerebrovascular fellowship at BIDMC, Harvard Medical School in the USA. He has active research interests in cerebrovascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and the interaction between the law and neurosurgery.

  • Judith Murovic

    Judith Murovic

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Murovic is a member of the Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) CyberKnife Radiosurgery (CK RS) Treatment Center at the Stanford Cancer Center and at Blake Wilbur. She helps to co-ordinate the patients' CK RS treatments. She is also Co-Protocol Director of a new Stanford Cancer Center trial which is evaluating the outcomes of patients with 1-3 versus 4 or more brain tumor metastases after treatment with CK RS. She is currently preparing a chapter on the CK RS treatment of brain tumor metastases. In the Neurosurgery Spine laboratory she has been studying the incidence of spinal “adjacent segment disease” after traditional cervical fusions.