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Jin S. Hahn, MD
Professor of Neurology, of Pediatrics and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Clinical informatics and electronic health records
2. Neonatal and fetal neurology
3. Prenatal diagnosis neurodevelopmental anomalies
4. Personalized Health and Wellness Records
Casey H. Halpern, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are currently investigating the effects of deep brain stimulation in obesity using mouse models of human behavior. Many obese individuals exhibit behavioral disinhibition, a clinical feature of many neurologic and psychiatric conditions. We are searching for electrical signals in the brain that can predict aberrant behaviors and trigger the release of deep brain stimulation to block these behaviors. We are dissecting the mesocorticolimbic circuit with novel techniques including optogenetics.
Odette Harris, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Traumatic brain injury with a focus on epidemiology and outcomes.
Griffith Harsh, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Microsurgical treatment of tumors of the brain, spinal cord, pituitary gland and skull base;
Radiosurgery of tumors;
Molecular biology of brain tumors.
Melanie G Hayden Gephart
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Gephart lab focuses on translational neuro-oncology research, combining basic neuroscience, genetics, and tumor biology, with a unique insight into the pressing clinical questions facing patients with brain tumors. As a practicing neurosurgeon serving brain tumor patients in my clinic and operating room, our lab is uniquely positioned to be shaped by the clinical needs of patients. We focus on understanding the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms driving tumorigenesis in the central nervous system. Ultimately these insights will identify novel drug targets and improve diagnostic capacity. Our investigations into tumor cell biology, developmental neuroscience, cell signal transduction, and translational preliminary studies of novel therapeutics each feedback into and exponentially advance the field of neuro-oncology. Our discoveries in the lab develop hypotheses about novel treatments, and working with patients and primary samples forms projects for the lab regarding tumor cell biology and normal neurodevelopment.
Jaimie Henderson, MD
John and Jene Blume - Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests encompass several areas of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, including frameless stereotactic approaches for therapy delivery to deep brain nuclei; deformable patient-specific atlases for targeting brain structures; cortical physiology and its relationship to normal and pathological movement; neural prostheses; and the development of novel neuromodulatory techniques for the treatment of movement disorders, pain, and other neurological diseases.
Karen G. Hirsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Karen G. Hirsch cares for critically ill patients with neurologic disorders in the intensive care unit and for patients with cerebrovascular disease in the inpatient stroke unit. Dr. Hirsch's research focuses on novel imaging techniques such as functional brain imaging in patients with cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. She also studies methods of non-invasive measurement of cerebral blood flow, oxygenation, and cerebrovascular autoregulation and how these parameters might be targeted to improve outcome in patients with neurologic injury. In the outpatient clinic, she sees patients with head injury, stroke and other neurovascular diseases in addition to patients who have been discharged from the neurological intensive care unit.