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  • Jason Paik

    Jason Paik

    Postdoctoral Medical fellow, Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Solid Tumor Immunobiology and Immunotherapy

  • Neda Pakdaman

    Neda Pakdaman

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Bio Dr. Pakdaman practices Internal Medicine and is the Medical Director of Stanford Concierge Medicine and Stanford Executive Health. She received her medical education at Yale University School of Medicine where she earned the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award for Women in Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospital and was nominated for the Alwin Rambar-James Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care.

    Dr. Pakdaman has been involved in developing innovative models for patient centered practice delivery. She has extensive background in Concierge Medicine as well as Executive Medicine. In addition, prior to coming to Stanford, she helped initiate and served as medical director for the Palliative Care inpatient consult service at El Camino Hospital. During that time, she served as chair of the El Camino Hospital Ethics Committee and as an advisory member for the Genomics Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital. Drawing from her experiences working in both executive health programs and retainer based practices, she joined Stanford in 2012 to help launch Stanford Concierge Medicine.

    Dr. Pakdaman's clinical focus is adult primary care with health promotion and disease prevention/management.

    Board Certified Internal Medicine 2003, 2013
    Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2008

  • Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

    Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

    Clinical Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Palaniappan has completed over 50 studies spanning 15 years in the areas of ethnicity, obesity, and diabetes risk.

  • Maryam Panahiazar

    Maryam Panahiazar

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Biomedical Informatics

    Bio Dr. Maryam Panahiazar (Mary) was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medical Informatics group at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. During her appointment at Mayo Clinic she was working on personalized and translational medicine using machine learning and semantic web technology for clinical decision making, response therapy and recommendation engines. She has several years of research experience in machine learning, data mining, biomedical knowledge representation, semantic web and ontology development. She has been a key member in NIH R01 grant on semantics and services enabled problem solving environment, which have pioneered techniques for semantic web in life sciences. Mary ‘s research interest and expertise lies in applying informatics in healthcare and life sciences. She participated in the NIH training program where she worked on semantic similarity and data integration for NLM resources. She also was Research Associate at kno.e.sis center where she worked on data integration, ontology development, semantic annotation and question answering system. She contributed as program committee members of several conferences and reviewer for many journals and conferences.

  • Alan C. Pao

    Alan C. Pao

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We are interested in the hormonal and signal transduction pathways that control epithelial ion transport. Our model system involves tight epithelia, typically found in the distal nephron of the kidney. Clinical implications of our work include a better understanding of the pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension and hypertension associated with the insulin resistance syndrome.

  • Vedant Pargaonkar

    Vedant Pargaonkar

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Describe your current research interest and activities

  • Lesley S. Park

    Lesley S. Park

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Endocrinology, Gerontology, and Metabolism

    Bio Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Healthcare System Research Fellow
    National Cancer Institute (NCI) Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) Fellow
    Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Cancer Core Co-Director

    Dr. Lesley Park is an epidemiologist with strong quantitative, analytical, and programming skills. Her research experience has focused on the intersection of cancer and HIV, examining epidemiologic methods for cancer research, cancer incidence trends, and cancer prevention in persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Since Lesley received her doctorate, she has been promoted to co-Director of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Cancer Core, overseeing cancer outcomes research in PLWHA.
    As a new postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, Lesley has been selected to participate in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) fellowship. Her key focus area is in cancer epidemiologic research design and innovative methods to account for measurement error and misclassification, particularly in evaluating and improving the risks for subsequent cancer and cardiometabolic conditions in cancer survivors. Her research aims to bridge epidemiology and healthcare “big data". Lesley brings 7 years of experience using the national Veterans Health Administration (VHA) electronic health records database.

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