Dr. Ross Awarded K01

August 2, 2019

Dr. Elsie Ross, an assistant professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has been awarded a K01. The NIH grant will fund her proposal titled: Using artificial intelligence to enable early identification and treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

"Still surreal! I have been working hard for this moment for decades and have been lucky enough to be guided by the best mentors in the world!" said Dr. Ross in a tweet.

Dr. Ross graduated from Stanford's Vascular Surgery Residency program in 2018 and is just finishing up her first year as faculty. 

"Dr. Ross’ research builds on the promise of artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify patients at risk for, or already affected by, PAD through analysis of unstructured electronic health records," said Chief of Vascular Surgery Dr. Ronald Dalman. "Her research promises to revolutionize how tens of millions patients with PAD are identified, offered early intervention and ultimately managed, all in the most efficient and cost-effective method possible."

Patients with PAD are at a 3-fold risk for premature death by virtue of this diagnosis.