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  • – Surgery

    Two Faculty Accepted into KL2 Program

    The Stanford Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program has accepted Drs. Stephanie Chao and Clifford Sheckter into the KL2 Mentored Career Development Program. The KL2 Mentored Career Development Program is funded through the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. Chao and Sheckter are two of the four scholars selected from a highly competitive application process to receive support.

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Stanford Health Care celebrates National Hispanic Heritage and Women in Medicine with a special Med Staff Spotlight story on Micaela Esquivel, MD.

  • – Surgery

    Two Surgeons Join Transplant Team

    Two surgeons will join Stanford's Division of Abdominal Transplantation by the end of the year: Dr. Kazunari Sasaki and Dr. Varvara A. Kirchner.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Sayed receives R01

    The approximately $2M grant will fund their project: "Deciphering the Endothelial Cell-Cardiomyocyte Crosstalk in LMNA Cardiomyopathy" over five years.


    Dr. Sox-Harris Promoted

    S-SPIRE Center's Dr. Alex Sox-Harris has been promoted to full professor, NTL-R effective October 1, 2021.


    Todd Wagner, PhD Promoted

    S-SPIRE Center's Dr. Todd Wagner has been promoted to full professor NTL-R effective October 1, 2021.

  • – Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Murphy Joins PRS Residency Program

    Dr. Matthew Murphy has joined the Plastic Surgery Residency Program as Associate Program Director. Dr. Murphy will be an additional leader for trainees as the program expands from 18-28 residents over the next several years. Specifically. he will serve as the clinical leader for the Stanford service and faculty mentor for resident wellness.

  • – Division of General Surgery

    Dr. Knowlton Receives R21

    Dr. Lisa M. Knowlton, an assistant professor in the Section of Acute Care Surgery, received an R21 grant. The award from the NIH will fund her research project "Reducing Disparities for the Uninsured: Identifying Opportunities for Improved Coverage Through Emergency Medicaid Programs."

  • – Surgery

    Staff Spotlight: Julia Miranda

    Stanford University bills itself as “A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse.” While the statement is aimed at prospective undergrads, the same can be said for Stanford staff, particularly in the case of Julia Miranda. Originally hired in 2018 as an administrative assistant, she is now the chair’s administrator and a grants manager in the department.

  • – Surgery

    Surgery, OBGYN combine for new Global Surgery/OBGYN Rotation

    The Departments of General Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) have combined resources to create a new elective rotation designed to give general surgeons the tools they need to provide life-saving obstetric and gynecologic surgical care in low-resource settings, both abroad and in the US.

  • – Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    Dr. Fox Promoted

    Dr. Paige Fox has been promoted to Associate Professor effective October 1st. Dr. Fox joined the Plastic Surgery team in 2015 and is currently the Residency Program Director.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Baiu Named Top 10 Finalist for ACS Resident Teaching Award

    General surgery resident Dr. Ioana Baiu has been named a Top 10 finalist for the American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching for the second year in a row.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Weiser Assumes new Director of Global Engagement Role

    Dr. Tom Weiser will serve as the inaugural Director of Global Engagement for the Department of Surgery. In this role, he will facilitate collaboration and expansion in education, research, clinical training, and innovation that can elevate the profile of Stanford Surgery and advance our mission around the globe.

  • Dr. Bruzoni Elected to LPCHS MEC

    Dr. Matias Bruzoni has been elected to the LPCHS Medical Executive Committee.

  • – Institute for Stem Cell Biology
    and Regenerative Medicine

    Aged skeletal stem cells inhibit healing and cause inflamm-aging

    Researchers have discovered how changes in aging skeletal stem cells may be an underlying cause of poor fracture healing, osteoporosis and various blood disorders as well as generalized inflammation and aging (sometimes called “inflammaging”) of cells and systems throughout the body. However, the researchers are also discovering how they might reinvigorate aging skeletal stem cell so that they start acting younger again, potentially reversing these changes.

  • – Surgery

    SVM Selects Dr. Luo as Young Investigator Finalist

    Lingfeng Luo, PhD has been named a finalist for the Society of Vascular Medicine's (SVM) Young Investigator Award. The top three abstracts submitted to SVM's annual conference are invited to make oral presentations. Dr. Luo will present "Efficient suppression of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and intimal hyperplasia by targeting phosphodiesterase 10A."

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Kirane joins Surgical Oncology

    Dr. Amanda Kirane will join the Department's Surgical Oncology Section effective September 1, 2021. Dr. Kirane will be the Director of Cutaneous Surgical Oncology.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Forrester Wins SIS Foundation Junior Faculty Clinical Research Fellowship Award

    Dr. Joe Forrester received the Surgical Infection Society (SIS) Foundation's Junior Faculty Clinical Research Fellowship Award. The grant will fund his proposal “Using species distribution models to predict the distribution of infection with MRSA and C.difficile in the United States."

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Ross Receives Clinical Scientist Development Award

    Vascular Surgeon Dr. Elsie Ross has been selected to receive a 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The $495,000 of funding over three years will support the work described in her proposal: "The application of deep learning for automated vascular imaging analysis."

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Delitto Joins HPB Team

    Dr. Daniel Delitto will join the Division of General Surgery Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) team as an Assistant Professor (UML) effective September 1.