Stanford Cancer Institute Directory

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    Professor of Radiology (Canary Cancer Center) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

    Bio

    Dr. Demirci is currently a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine with tenure at the Canary Center for Early Cancer Detection. Prior to his Stanford appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology serving at the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Division of Infectious Diseases and Renal Division. He leads a group of 20+ researchers focusing on micro- and nano-scale technologies. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1999 as a James B. Angell Scholar (summa cum laude) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his M.S. degree in 2001 in Electrical Engineering, M.S. degree in Management Science and Engineering in 2005, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005, all from Stanford University. The Demirci Bio-Acoustic MEMS in Medicine Lab (BAMM) specializes in applying micro- and nanoscale technologies to problems in medicine at the interface between micro/nanoscale engineering and medicine. Our goal is apply innovative technologies to clinical problems. Our major research theme focuses on creating new microfluidic technology platforms targeting broad applications in medicine. In this interdisciplinary space at the convergence of engineering, biology and materials science, we create novel technologies for disposable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and monitoring of infectious diseases, cancer and controlling cellular microenvironment in nanoliter droplets for biopreservation and microscale tissue engineering applications. These applications are unified around our expertise to test the limits of cell manipulation by establishing microfluidic platforms to provide solutions to real world problems at the clinic. Our lab creates technologies to manipulate cells in nanoliter volumes to enable solutions for real world problems in medicine including applications in infectious disease diagnostics and monitoring for global health, cancer early detection, cell encapsulation in nanoliter droplets for cryobiology, and bottom-up tissue engineering. Dr. Demirci has published over 120 peer reviewed publications in journals including PNAS, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Small, Trends in Biotechnology, Chemical Society Reviews and Lab-chip, over 150 conference abstracts and proceedings, 10+ book chapters, and an edited book. His work was highlighted in Wired Magazine, Nature Photonics, Nature Medicine, MIT Technology Review, Reuters Health News, Science Daily, AIP News, BioTechniques, and Biophotonics. He is fellow-elect of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering (AIMBE, 2017). His scientific work has been recognized by numerous national and international awards including the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2012), the IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award (2012), Scientist of the year award from Stanford radiology Department (2017). He was selected as one of the world’s top 35 young innovators under the age of 35 (TR-35) by the MIT Technology Review at the age of 28. In 2004, he led a team that won the Stanford University Entrepreneur’s Challenge Competition and Global Start-up Competition in Singapore. His work has been translated to start-up companies including DxNow, KOEK Biotechnology and LEVITAS. There has been over 10,000 live births in the US, Europe and Turkey using the sperm selection technology that came out of Dr. Demirci's lab. He has been cited over 2500 times within the last two years (H index, 48).
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

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    Dr. Tushar Desai specializes in the treatment of general pulmonary and Interstitial Lung Diseases like Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). He has practiced pulmonary medicine since 2002. Dr. Desai has a special interest in understanding the development and progression of diseases like IPF, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and lung adenocarcinoma, as well as in understanding how native lung stem cells function to repair the lung gas exchange surface after injury.
    Professor (Research) of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
    Professor of Radiology (Abdominal Imaging) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment & Information Specialist, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)
    Ph.D. Student in Cancer Biology, admitted Autumn 2011 Basic Life Res Scientist, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Biology
    Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Bio

    Dr. Vasu Divi specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, both as a cancer surgeon and a reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Divi has a special interest in high-risk and advanced skin cancers, oral cavity cancers, and osteoradionecrosis of the head and neck. He utilizes advanced 3D-modeling to customize reconstruction of the jaw following surgery for cancer or radiation injuries.
    Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the School of Medicine

    Bio

    Sarah S. Donaldson is the Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Associate Director of the residency program at Stanford’s Department of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the Radiation Oncology service at the Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine/Institute of Medicine and a fellow of AAAS, ASTRO, ACR, and ASCO. Dr. Donaldson has broad expertise in Radiation Oncology with particular interest in Pediatrics, Breast, CNS, Sarcoma Lymphoma, and rare tumors. She is widely regarded as an authority in pediatric radiation oncology having served as a founding member as the Children’s Oncology Group and the Childhood Cancer Survivor’s Study. She has served as principal investigator on Pediatric Hodgkins Lymphoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, and Ewings Sarcoma clinical trials.

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