At 68, the well-known neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh, MD, doesn’t want to be young again, he told attendees at the recent Dean’s Lecture Series on campus. But, he would like a young brain. “I’d like to come to Stanford and study something,” Marsh said with a grin. His host, Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, stepped in quickly: “You […]Continue Reading ...
In Uganda, one surgery can not only save the life of an infant or child, it also can extend it, providing a better quality of life. This can have a dramatic impact not only on the patient, but on the patient’s friends and family as well. Credit: Yale University Nasser Kakembo, MD, is a pediatric […]Continue Reading ...
With about 475 students in the medical school at any one time, Sibley — one of four academic advising deans — supports between 110 to 120 students. “It ends up being possibly hundreds of one-on-one or group meetings with students over the course of the year, which is remarkable given that he’s also doing research […]Continue Reading ...
After losing his last living grandparent in 2010, wellness speaker/author David Romanelli realized how much he missed connecting with other generations. So he began hosting “Drinks with Your Elders” events, first in Phoenix and then around the country, which brought together the old and young for wine and conversation. These events inspired him to write […]Continue Reading ...
Stanford emergency medicine physician Al’ai Alvarez, MD, finished what was in his words, a “rough shift” with five critical patients, including a cardiac arrest resuscitation. It had been a long day and most people in his scrubs might have headed for the metaphorical hills to recuperate. Instead, driving home, Alvarez did what he has done for […]Continue Reading ...
The doctor instructed his patient to stand in front of him. He cupped her crotch and inserted his fingers into her vagina through her clothes, moving his hand repeatedly to her rectal area. Then he squeezed her breasts, according to a formal accusation filed by the Medical Board of California. The patient, accompanied to the […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Gavin Kuykendall’s life has been shaped by his fight against heart disease. Now almost 12, he recently expressed all he’s been through — by writing a letter to his heart disease. “You made my parents very sad,” he said, reading his letter in a video. “You tried […]Continue Reading ...
The Chinese government has stopped the gene editing works of Professor He Jiankui calling it unlawful and unethical. Notably Professor Jiankui had recently claimed to have produced the world’s first pair of twins who have their genetic codes edited so that they would never be infected with HIV. Jiankui, last week had claimed in Hong […]Continue Reading ...
When Eric Sibley, MD, PhD, began his career 1993 as a young physician-scientist in pediatric gastroenterology at Stanford, his future couldn’t have looked more promising. Sibley, an African-American who grew up in Los Angeles, spent the first 15 years of his career making notable strides in his research and gaining accolades, memberships and leadership roles […]Continue Reading ...
[protected-iframe id=”6b3daade46ddc795417ee77cba2bc9c8-7618883-97277977″ info=”https://www.npr.org/player/embed/673765794/681794799″ width=”100%” height=”290″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever. “Danny was this cute, lovable little blond-haired, blue-eyed baby,” Jim said. Toni recalled times Daniel would […]Continue Reading ...
I’m glad that I already knew what happened after neuroscientist Ben Barres, MD, PhD, revealed he was transgender. Even with the knowledge that at the end of his life he was beloved by trainees and colleagues and widely acclaimed for his work on formerly overlooked brain cells known as glia, I was still tense as […]Continue Reading ...
Peter D’Souza, MD, never played football, unless you count mud football, but the Stanford physician has been on the field for most San Francisco 49ers home games since 2006, as well as Super Bowl 50. As the Levi Stadium’s airway management physician, he offers a critical skill set to the medical support squad: emergency medicine. […]Continue Reading ...
Note: Certain details in this entry have been omitted or changed to protect the identity of those involved. I can usually find something in common with a new patient to put our relationship at ease — maybe a mutual distaste for hospital food or even a stronger mutual distaste for New England sports. But for my […]Continue Reading ...
As a surgical resident at Stanford, Jeff Jopling, MD, assumed he’d get plenty of pointers from his senior colleagues in the operating room about how well he was doing in the course of a procedure. That way, he could make adjustments and improve on his hands-on skills. But he was surprised at how little input […]Continue Reading ...
Using an affordable, portable device that attaches to a smartphone, researchers hope to save lives in rural Africa Dongkyun “DK” Kang was in the shower a few years ago when inspiration struck, and he became interested in the idea of imaging human tissue in vivo, or on a living person, using a smartphone attached to […]Continue Reading ...
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