Gregg Adams, MD, FACS
Dr. Adams is the Chairman of the the Department of General Surgery at the Santa Clara Medical Center, San Jose, CA and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery (affiliated) at Stanford University, School of Medicine. He received his medical school training at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Sciences University and a residency in General Surgery at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
Navneet (Neetu) Ahluwalia, MD
Dr. Ahluwalia graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his anesthesiology residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He completed a Pain Management fellowship at Stanford, and then stayed on faculty for one year at Stanford prior to joining the VA Palo Alto. Dr. Ahluwalia currently practices both anesthesiology and pain management, and enjoys the diversity of private practice and academic practice at the VA. His outside interests include bicycling, surfing, snowboarding, and traveling.
Eric Collisson, MD
Dr. Collisson is on faculty as a Medical Oncologist at the University of California San Francisco and is a practicing physician at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs hospital. He is an expert in gastrointestinal malignancies and the use of molecular tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Dr. Collisson graduated from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, completed his Internal Medicine residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and his Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco.
Arlene Hoffman, DPM, PhD
Dr. Hoffman is a Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences and is internationally known for her clinical expertise in non-surgical solutions for the treatment of podiatric problems. Dr. Hoffman is a founding board trustee of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine; fellow and former trustee of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine, the American Society of Podiatric Medicine, the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology and fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. She works in private practice in San Francisco, is on staff at California Pacific Medical Center and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Jon-Erik Holty, MD, MS
Dr. Holty is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and an Adjunct Associate at the Center for Health Policy and Primary Care Outcomes Research, Stanford University. He received his medical training at Columbia University, Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Holty completed his residency in Internal Medicine, his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care, and his advanced fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. While at Stanford, he also earned a Master’s in Health Services Research.
Laurie Jacobson, MD
Dr. Jacobson is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon who practices in Seattle, Washington. She received her medical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her residency at Case Western Reserve University. She then completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. Dr. Jacobson lectures nationally and has written textbook and journal articles on topics ranging from novel skin cancer treatments to cosmetic enhancement of scars. Her practice is focused on the prevention and treatment of skin cancer.
Ahmad, Kamal, MD, MS
Dr. Kamal is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Chief of Gastroenterology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. He is also Director of the Research Learning Pathway at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Kamal obtained his MD at Harvard Medical School and completed both his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Stanford. While at Stanford, Dr. Kamal also earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology.
Nayer Khazeni, MD, MS
Dr. Nayer Khazeni is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. She is a board certified internist and pulmonary & critical care physician. She completed her undergraduate studies in Literature and Biopsychology with honors at the University of California, San Diego. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University, completed internship and residency training in internal medicine at Northwestern University, and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University. She received a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research from Stanford University. She conducts health policy research with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators from Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering, Centers for Health Policy / Centers for Primary Care Outcomes Research, Division of Infectious Disease, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Andrew Lasher, MD
Dr. Lasher is the Director of Palliative Medicine and Vice-Chairman of Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. He received his medical training from the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Lasher completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and a fellowship in Palliative Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs hospital. He is the co-author of The End of Life Handbook, a practical guide for families of seriously ill patients.
Christoph Lee, MD, MSHS
Dr. Lee is Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Services at the UW School of Public Health, Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Faculty Investigator at the Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center at UW, and Adjunct Scientist at RAND Health. He earned his medical degree from Yale University, completed radiology residency at Stanford University, and completed his master’s in health services and policy research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at UCLA.
Susan Lerner, MD
Dr. Lerner is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Education at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is an abdominal transplant surgeon specializing in renal transplantation at the Recanati Miller Transplantation Institute. She completed her medical school training and general surgery residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and her transplant fellowship at the University of California – Los Angeles. She is very involved in education and is the Director of Education at the Transplantation Institute and the Co-Director of the Surgery Clerkship for the medical school.
Peter Lin, MD
Dr. Lin is a member of the Department of Neurology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology (affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his medical school training at University of Michigan Medical School, completed an internship and residency in Neurology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and fellowship in Movement Disorders at the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His research interests include neurodiagnostic testing in movement disorders and brain computer interface technology.
Hau Liu, MD, MBA, MPH, MS
Dr. Liu is an endocrinologist and health services researcher. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Aff) and an Adjunct Associate at the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, both at Stanford University. In addition to direct patient care, his prior work focused on developing system-wide efforts to manage chronic conditions, including implementing patient-centered medical homes. His research has focused on the intersection of evidence-based medicine and endocrinology. Dr. Liu also worked previously at Booz Allen & Co.
Danil V. Makarov, MD, MHS
Dr. Makarov is a urologist focused on caring for men with prostate cancer and a health services researcher interested in the cost and quality of care for men with prostate cancer, especially as they are affected by the adoption of new medical technology. He is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, where he is Director of Urologic Health Services Research, and Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Dr. Makarov is also a faculty member at NYU’s Section on Value and Effectiveness. He received his medical degree and finished his urology training at Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master’s degree in Health Sciences at Yale University while there as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.
Anisha Patel, MD
Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco. She is a practicing pediatrician and performs research on childhood obesity and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Patel earned a medical degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and completed a residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She was Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles and a post-doctoral fellow in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco.
Elan Rubinstein, PharmD, MPH
Dr. Rubinstein is a management consultant, with focus on marketing, business development and strategy related to pharmaceuticals. Operating as EB Rubinstein Associates since 1989, he serves manufacturers, channels of distribution, managers of pharmacy benefits, self-insured employers and startups. Dr. Rubinstein was awarded a pharmacy doctorate by the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, and completed a post-doctoral residency program at University of California at San Francisco. He was awarded a masters in public health (health services administration) by the University of California at Los Angeles.
Bimal Shah, MD, MBA
Dr. Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Duke Clinical Research Institute at Duke University and is currently the Director for Quality Improvement in the Department of Medicine and for the Duke Heart Center. He received his medical school training at Duke University, where he also earned a Master’s in Business Administration. Dr. Shah completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and his General Cardiology fellowship at Duke University. Previously, he worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Veronika Sharp, MD
Dr. Sharp is on the faculty as a Rheumatologist at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and is an affiliated clinical instructor at the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in rheumatology and a residency in internal medicine and at Stanford Hospital and Clinics after earning her medical degree at the Medical School of Pecs, Hungary. Dr. Sharp trained as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford and has publications in the fields on immunology and rheumatology. She completed training in musculoskeletal ultrasound for rheumatologists. Her current interests include clinical rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasonography and rheumatology education.
Michael Shuler, MD
Dr. Shuler is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Athens Orthopedic Clinic in Athens, GA. He is a clinical faculty member at the Georgia Health Sciences University and is active in clinical research including disorders of the hand and upper extremity as well as acute compartment syndrome (ASC). He is part of an active grant from the Department of Defense to explore non-invasive monitoring for ACS. Dr. Shuler graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Emory University in Orthopedic Surgery and completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with additional qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
Christopher L. Tebbit, MD
Dr. Tebbit is an otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon with Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Tebbit received his medical school training at Duke University, completed his internship with the general surgery program at Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center/ Cook County Hospital, and graduated his otolaryngology residency at Duke University. While a resident at Duke, Dr. Tebbit also completed a surgical oncology research fellowship, focused on discovery of tumor specific targets for therapeutic intervention. Dr. Tebbit practices comprehensive otolaryngology, specializing in otologic, rhinologic and laryngologic diseases of adults and children.
Elizabeth Verner-Cole, MD
Dr. Verner-Cole is an ophthalmologist specializing in vitreoretinal surgery in Portland, Oregon. She received her medical school training at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. She completed her internship at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, and her ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Houston. Dr. Verner-Cole completed a year-long fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
John Vorhies, MD
Dr. Vorhies is a Resident in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford Hospital. He received his medical training st Stanford University School of Medicine with a concentration in Health Research and Policy. His research includes work on how legislation affects national surgical complication rates and post-operative length of stay and readmission rates for hip and knee arthroplasty.
Brian Young, MD
Dr. Young is a Faculty Nephrologist and Director of Inpatient Dialysis and Plasma Exchange at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. His interests include medical trainee education, and he currently helps lead a medical resident research curriculum at Valley Medical Center. Dr. Young completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles prior to moving to the Bay Area.
Susan Weems, MSPT
Susan Weems received her M.S.P.T. from Columbia University. She is a skilled clinician with over 10 years of experience in providing physical therapy services for adults in the acute hospital, intensive care (ICU), outpatient, home health, sub-acute and inpatient acute rehabilitation settings. She has also worked in supervisory and administrative roles with responsibility for creating and implementing therapy programs, education, training, recruiting and planning to achieve excellence in healthcare delivery.