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  • Gundeep Dhillon, MD, MPH

    Gundeep Dhillon, MD, MPH

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Use of an administrative database (UNOS) to study lung transplant outcomes.
    2. Expression of the plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) 1 antibody in peripheral blood after lung transplantation and its association with bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (chronic rejection).
    3. Impact of airway hypoxia, due to lack of bronchial circulation, on long-term lung transplant outcomes.
    4. CMV specific T-cell immunity in lung transplant recipients and its impact on acute rejection.

  • Chitra Dinakar

    Chitra Dinakar

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

    Bio Dr. Chitra Dinakar is a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, the Gies Endowed Faculty Scholar at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, and the Medical Director of Stanford HealthCare Allergy/Immunology Clinics. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Director, Food Allergy Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. She completed her fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, and her residency in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University/Metrohealth Medical Center, Ohio. Her medical school and pediatric residency training was at JIPMER, a premier medical institution in India.
    Having had the benefit of experiencing health care in diverse settings, Dr. Dinakar is empowered with the perspective, and driven by the passion, to improve health care across the globe. Her clinical and research interests and expertise include food allergies, pediatric asthma, and health care disparities, delivery, and outcomes. She was the Principal Investigator (UMKC/Pediatric) of the American Lung Association Clinical Research Network, and started the Food Allergy Center of Excellence and was the Center Director of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network at her former institution. She has been involved in more than 50 investigator-initiated, NIH-sponsored, and industry-sponsored clinical trials, and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts, and 2 book chapters. She serves on the Editorial boards of four Allergy/Immunology journals and on the World Allergy Organization Web Editorial Board. She has served on National Institutes of Health review panels and the UMKC Pediatric Institutional Review Board. She is an invited speaker at national and international allergy conferences, and mentors junior faculty and trainees.
    Dr. Dinakar serves in leadership capacities at the national Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics organizations. She is a Board of Director at the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). She is a member of the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP) that develops and updates A/I related practice parameters, and the A/I representative at the Council of Pediatric Specialties (CoPS). She is also on the Executive Committee of the Section of Allergy/Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP-SOAI) and is an elected member of the prestigious American Pediatric Societies (APS). She was on the Board of Regents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and the President of the Greater Kansas City Allergy Society (GKCAS). She served on the Joint ACAAI/AAAAI Workgroup on Interpretation of Exhaled Nitric Oxide for Clinical Applications. She is passionate about championing for families with allergic disorders and is on the Food Equality Initiative (FEI) medical advisory board, and the founder and sponsor of the Children’s Mercy Food Allergy Patient Family Advisory Council and FARE Kansas City Support Group.
    Dr. Dinakar’s honors include the 'Distinguished Fellow Award" by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2016), "Woman in Allergy Award" by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2015), “Acellus Teacher of the Year” award by the International Academy of Science (2015), the "Award of Excellence" by the American Association of Allergists & Immunologists of Indian Origin (AAAII, 2009), "Golden Apple Mercy Mentor Award" by Children’s Mercy Hospital, and an honorary “Kentucky Colonel” awarded by the Governor of Kentucky. She is listed on the Best Doctors in America; Kansas City Magazine’s ‘SuperDocs’ and ‘435 Magazine’ Best Doctors.

  • Amit Gohil

    Amit Gohil

    Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) [SCVMC], Medicine - Med/Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Bio I am a Board Certified Internal, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Physician working at the County Hospital of San Jose: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

    I take care of a wide range of patients with Pulmonary disease ranging from those whom I see in the clinic to those who are critically ill on life support in the Intensive Care Unit. In addition to my role in the treatment of patients I am part of the teaching faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency program at Santa Clara Valley. I also have an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine since I teach the Pulmonary and Critical Medicine fellows. I am fellowship site director of the Stanford Pulmonary Critical care fellowship and Critical Care fellowship program at SCVMC.

    As a Pulmonary specialist I take care of patients with a range of diseases including but not exclusive to COPD, ILD, asthma, lung cancer, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pleural disease and lung cancer.

    I also work as a full time Critical Care physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and manage a wide variety of conditions. These conditions include septic shock, respiratory failure, post cardiopulmonary arrest, ARDS, fulminant hepatic failure, drug overdose, coma and acute on chronic multiorgan failure. I am keen to engage with the families of patients who are critically ill in the ICU. I help families understand the spectrum of interventions that are possible for their loved ones from complex organ support to providing comfort care when patients are at the end of their life.

    My goal as a physician is to help diagnose and treat the diseases of my patients in a scientific, evidence based, holistic and humane manner.

  • Joe Hsu

    Joe Hsu

    Instructor, Medicine - Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am currently working to develop an orthotopic tracheal transplant model for Aspergillus infection and colonization. I am also involved in developing a device to detect pathogen-specific signatures in exhaled breath samples.