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  • Alexandra Ooms

    Alexandra Ooms

    Clinical Rsch Coord 1, Medicine - Med/Oncology

    Current Role at Stanford Clinical Research Coordinator- Cancer Genetics & Genomics/ Gynecologic Oncology

  • John Openshaw

    John Openshaw

    RESIDENT, HS-INFECTIOUS DIS FELLOWS-SHC

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My current work aims to detect viral spillover events from animals to humans with the hope of eventually understanding the ecology that drives this process and better defining the steps that will be required to stop the emergence of these pathogens.

  • Marily Oppezzo

    Marily Oppezzo

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SCRDP/ Heart Disease Prevention

    Bio Marily Oppezzo is a behavioral and learning scientist. She completed her doctorate in Educational Psychology at Stanford in 2013. She also is a registered dietitian and has her master's of nutritional science. She completed her dietetic internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, and currently consults as a sports dietitian for Stanford's Runsafe program. Her research interests leverage her interdisciplinary training, with a focus on how to get people to change to improve their health and well-being. Specifically, these areas include: using social media to motivate physical activity changes in those with or at risk for heart disease; culturally tailoring nutrition and physical activity recommendations and education materials for an Alaskan native population; how walking can be used to improve people's cognitive and creative thinking; and applying learning theories to medical education topics.

  • Sarah Ordaz

    Sarah Ordaz

    Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research seeks to understand three fundamental questions: First, how do trajectories of brain development go awry in youth who become depressed? Second, how is maladaptive brain development perpetuated or worsened over the course of a depressive episode? Third, how might positive parenting buffer against maladaptive trajectories?

  • Lisa A. Orloff

    Lisa A. Orloff

    Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio Lisa A. Orloff, MD, FACS, FACE is Director of the Endocrine Head and Neck Surgery Program and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid tumors.

    Dr. Orloff is an internationally recognized leader in the field of endocrine head and neck surgery. She is also an expert in the application of ultrasonography to the diagnosis and management of diseases of the head and neck, with an emphasis on thyroid cancer. Her background in microvascular and laryngeal surgical techniques lends a unique level of refinement to her endocrine surgical practice. A major component of her clinical work is the management of persistent or recurrent thyroid cancer. Dr. Orloff’s multidisciplinary approach to the management of endocrine head and neck disease involves collaboration with her colleagues in other specialties at Stanford and throughout the country. Dr. Orloff also studies the regeneration of tissue that has been lost as a result of cancer therapies. 

    Dr. Orloff received her bachelor’s degree at Stanford, and her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington and a visiting fellowship in Microvascular & Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, she was the Robert K. Werbe Distinguished Professor in Head and Neck Cancer, and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF.)

    Dr. Orloff served three consecutive terms as the Chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Endocrine Surgery committee. She holds leadership roles within the American Head and Neck Society, the American Thyroid Association, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the American College of Surgeons. She is co-chair of the Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound training program at the ACS and a member of the ACS National Ultrasound Faculty board. She is also a member of such influential teams as the National Cancer Institute (NCI) steering committee on Thyroid Cancer Clinical Trials and the Endocrine Surgery Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE). She authored the leading textbook, Head and Neck Ultrasonography (Plural Publishing), as a reference for clinicians. Dr. Orloff is a former Fulbright scholar, and she is a voting member of the FDA’s Panel to evaluate medical devices for Otolaryngology. 

    If you would like to refer a patient to Dr. Orloff, or have any questions, she and her team can be contacted at: by phone 650.498-6000; fax: 650.724.1433