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Raiyan T. Zaman
Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My academic and scientific training has been focused on design and development of novel fiber-optic based biomedical instrumentation to improve the detection and, intervention, and treatment of various diseases. Currently, I am on a Western State Affiliate Winter 2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Stanford University School of Medicine in the laboratory of Professors Lei Xing and Michael V. McConnell, where I developed a novel fiber-optic catheter based optical imaging system to detect vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque in carotid arteries. In this work, I developed a novel scintillating balloon which can detect the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque from stable plaque with high sensitivity after 18F-FDG uptake by the macrophages within the thin cap fibro atheroma (TCFA). The TCFA causes 60-70% of acute coronary syndrome that leads to sudden cardiac death and myocardial infarction.
Roham Zamanian, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1. Development and evaluation of prognostic and diagnostic integral biomarkers in PAH.
2. Prevalence and Treatment of Insulin Resistance in PAH.
3. Role of inflammation and proteomic signature in PAH
4. Development of novel therapeutics (bench to bedside) including FK506 & Elastase Inhibition in PAH.
5. Assessment of Vasoreactivity (gain and loss) in pulmonary arterial hypertension
6. Assessment of microvascular function in PAH.
Marta Gaia Zanchi
Bio I am the creator and Lead Director of the Byers Center for Biodesign's course and project immersion program "Biodesign for Mobile Health" (BMH) examining the emerging mobile health industry (2012-present). This diverse, interactive, interdisciplinary, team and project-oriented course has been named by Stanford's Bioengineering "one of the flagship courses of our Department" and has trained nearly 200 students in a process of health technology innovation grounded on the understanding of contemporary Mobile Health needs.
Currently Faculty member (Lecturer) at Stanford University in the School of Medicine, I am working with the Byers Center for Biodesign community under the direct supervision of Paul Yock, MD, Director of the Center and Founding Co-Chair of Stanford's Department of Bioengineering.
In addition to my role as Faculty member and course Lead Director, I am a member of the Biodesign Leadership Group and a mentor to both Biodesign Fellows and students from the School of Medicine, all major Engineering schools and the Graduate School of Business. Together with a mHealth Advisory Group of thought leaders at Stanford, I help inform Stanford School of Medicine's thinking and strategy around Mobile Health to accelerate projects and foster quality research.
Biodesign for Mobile Health (on Canvas): canvas.stanford.edu/courses/44010
Byers Center for Biodesign: biodesign.stanford.edu/bdn/index.jsp
At Stanford, I also have the pleasure to advise on the board of SHIFT, a student initiative aiming to promote and cultivate health innovation on campus by creating a forum for developers, entrepreneurs, and pre-health students to collaborate. A motivated leadership team envisions the group as a platform that connects and empowers students with resources and opportunities to innovate in healthcare. SHIFT fulfills its mission through open roundtable discussions, the TreeHacks Health hackathon and a fellowship program that pairs students as health++ fellows with early-stage companies or faculty-sponsored projects.
Follow this link to learn more:
SHIFT Health + Tech @Stanford: shift.stanford.edu
When I am not at Stanford, you'll find me consulting, advising or otherwise engaging with and learning from the startup community of Silicon Valley. I am the Managing Director of Medinnovo LLC, advisory board (AB) member of many exciting privately-held companies, and founders' board of advisors (FBA) member at StartX MED, a startup accelerator.
And, more links:
My LinkedIN Profile: linkedin.com/in/mgzanchi
Medinnovo LLC: medinnovo.com
StartX Accelerator: startx.com
Marta Gaia Zanchi
c/o Stanford Biodesign
318 Campus Drive, Room E100
Stanford, CA 93405-5428
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
— Benjamin Franklin