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  • Samuel So

    Samuel So

    Lui Hac Minh Professor in the School of Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Through a 4 pronged comprehensive program: translational and clinical research, early detection and treatment, promoting education, awareness and immunization and building partnership, we are working towards the development of new strategies that will lead to the elimination of hepatitis B worldwide and reduce the threat and incidence of liver cancer. Current research efforts focus on evaluating potential new diagnostic and treatment markers and novel targeted therapy for primary liver cancer.

  • David A. Spain, MD

    David A. Spain, MD

    Ned and Carol Spieker Endowed Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our main areas of interest are clinical research in shock, sepsis, multiple organ faliure and ICU pneumonia, as well as organizational characteristic of well functioning trauma centers and systems. We are also developing a program in Health Services Research focused on access to specialized, high acuity care

  • Kristan Staudenmayer, MD

    Kristan Staudenmayer, MD

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Defining the Impact of Injuries in the Elderly

  • Dario Tedesco

    Dario Tedesco

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, General Surgery

    Bio Date of birth: July 7th, 1983

    Place of birth: Palermo, Italy

    Nationality: Italian


    July 2016 Specialization in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine (University of Bologna). Grade: 110/110 cum laude.

    2011-2012 Postgraduate Course in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis for the production of evidence-based guidelines (Cochrane Methodology) at the University of Milan and Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan.

    July 2010 Italian Medical Licensure (Medical Board of the District of Bologna, No. 16353).

    March 2010 Medical Degree at University of Bologna. Graduation thesis in Nephrology (title: “Rhabdomyolysis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, clinical aspects. Treatment of the renal impairment”). Grade 107/110.

    July 2001 High school diploma at Liceo-Ginnasio "Giovanni Meli" (Classical Studies High School) in Palermo. Grade 100/100.

    Work experience:

    2014-2016 Resident at “IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli” (Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute), Bologna, Health Management Board, Clinical Risk Managment and Infectious disease Risk Management.

    Spring 2015 Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, USA, Department of Surgery and Center for Health policy/Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research (PCOR).

    Fall 2013 Trainee at the Local Health Authority of Bologna, Department of Public Health.

    May 2013 Trainee at “Carlo Poma Hospital” in Mantova, Management Control Board (Dr. Alessandra Bruschi), as part of the Operations Management course, held by Professor Federico Lega, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

    Research and scientific activity:

    Main research fields:

    - Healthcare systems and Outcomes research, focused on quality indicators based on administrative data.

    - Clinical Risk Managment, Infectious disease Risk Managment.

    - Analysis and production of evidence, based on systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

    - Health Equity and Conflict of interest in Health.

    Since 2012, collaboration with the "Managment and Healthcare Lab (MeS)" of the Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa, Italy. Research activity on indicators aimed at evaluating oncological care pathways, and management policies on innovative/oncological drugs.

    Since 2013, collaboration with Stanford University, Department of Surgery and Center for Health policy/Center for Primary care and Outcomes Research (PCOR), on AHRQ's Patient Safety Indicators. Mentors: Kathryn M McDonald, Tina Hernandez-Boussard (Research project: “Comparing Patient Safety Indicators in Orthopedics between Italy and United States”).

    Peer reviewer for PlosOne and Internal and Emergency Medicine.

  • Brendan C. Visser

    Brendan C. Visser

    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Visser's research interests span the breath of his clinical practice. Areas of active research include the multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancers, technical aspects of minimally invasive pancreatic and liver surgery, and trends in the management of hepatobiliary cancers in California, focusing on socioeconomic and instituional barriers to appropriate care.

  • Irene Wapnir

    Irene Wapnir

    Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical trials in operative procedures such as Nipple-sparing mastectomy, arm lymphatic mapping, skin perfusion and Treatments for Breast Cancer, especially local recurrence. Dr. Wapnir is institutional Principal Investigator and Chair for National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) clinical trials. Laboratory and translational research includes exploring the activity of breast iodide transporter in breast cancer brain metastasis.

  • Thomas G Weiser, MD

    Thomas G Weiser, MD

    Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio I am a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. I treat and care for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies, and manage critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

    My research is focused on evaluating the role of surgical care in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, particularly low and middle income countries. I am interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research. My current projects focus on quality and cost effectiveness of care, and strategies for improving the safety and reliability of surgical delivery in resource poor settings. I have been involved in surgical program assessment projects in Cambodia, India, the UK, and the United States. From 2006-2009 I was part of the World Health Organization’s Safe Surgery Saves Lives program where we quantified the global volume of surgery and created, implemented, evaluated, and promoted the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

  • Mark Lane Welton

    Mark Lane Welton

    Harry A. Oberhelman, Jr. Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical research focused on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of anal cancer and its precursor lesions. Clinical trials of ablative therapy for High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions (HSIL) of the anus and perianal tissues as a means for preventing anal cancer.
    Basic science work in collaboration with Ronald Davis and Hanlee Ji focused on the molecular genetic and pathologic studies of anal cancers using moecular inversion probe genomic technology