This includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Infections in patients who are immunosuppressed because of:
Solid Organ Transplantation (Kidney, Pancreas, Liver, Heart, Lung, Small Bowel)
Bone Marrow (Hematopoeitic Cell) Transplants
Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors
HIV who receive Chemotherapy,Solid Organ or Bone Marrow Transplants
Immunomodulators for Auto-Immune Diseases
Dr. Srinivasan is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, Associate Director at the Stanford Center for Asian Healthcare Research and Education (Stanford CARE), Fellow at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH), board member at the Stanford Clinical Teaching Seminar Series, and member of the Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy (TMA). She is co-Director of the One Health Teaching Scholars Faculty Development Program, an international program focusing on faculty development for health professions education around the world. She is a contributor to CBS-KPIX “Medical Mondays”. Dr. Srinivasan brings her skills as an educator, physician, health services researcher, and entrepreneur to considering how scalable technologies can improve health care. Her work in Virtual Health/telemedicine and new patient engagement models has been published in the NEJM Catalyst – a leading healthcare innovation journal.
Previously, Dr. Srinivasan was a Master Clinical Educator and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She was the Senior Associate Editor and Editorial Fellowship Director for the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and was the Kimitaka Kaga Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo at the International Research Center for Medical Education. At UC Davis, Dr. Srinivasan was the Director of Practice Based Learning and Improvement and Medical Director of the Clinical Performance Examination for a decade. She is former President of the California-Hawaii Society of General Internal Medicine, and ex-officio National Council Member for SGIM. She was a RWJ Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar and US Health and Human Service Public Policy Fellow. Dr. Srinivasan has been awarded the California SGIM Educator of the Year Award, and was recognized by her university with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education. Her research has focused on improving physician competency around clinical decision-making, through Virtual Health, technology-aided education and reflective practice.
Dr. Srinivasan's vision for having a thriving, vibrant scientific Stanford community, we need academic excellence and a deep diversity of personal experiences. Faculty search and hire are the major modifiable moments that impact faculty diversity
Dr. Nguyen is Professor of Medicine and Director for the Hepatology Fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Liver Transplant Program at Stanford University Medical Center and Director for the Hepatology Clerkship for Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford Bio-X and Stanford Population Science.
She has a large and comprehensive practice of general liver as well as liver transplant patients at Stanford University Medical Center and weekly outreach clinics in the San Jose and monthly clinics in the San Francisco area. Her research areas include epidemiology, clinical outcomes, translational studies of liver cancer/tumors and other chronic liver diseases as cause of liver cancer such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver transplant-related issues. She also conducts therapeutic clinical trials for these diseases. She has mentored over 130 trainees of diverse backgrounds and levels of training. Her research lab includes trainees who are high school students, undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students in the Masters' in Epidemiology or Public Health, PhD students in Epidemiology, interns/residents, gastroenterology/hepatology fellows, junior faculty, and international visiting scholars. She also serves as Pre-Major Academic Advisor for the undergraduate school.
Her research base includes single-center Stanford-based cohorts, multi-center Bay Area consortium, multi-center US consortia as well as collaborative international cohorts.
She is active in community outreach efforts locally and nationally including service as executive board of director for nonprofit organizations. She has served in the Education and Hepatology Associate Committees for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and as member of the Steering Committee for the Hepatobiliary Neoplasia and Hepatitis B Special Interest Group at AASLD. Currently, she is the Chair of the Hepatitis B Special Interest Group, member of the Practice Guideline Committee for the AASLD, member of the Research Award Panel for the AGA, and member of the Practice Management Committee for the ACG..
As Faculty Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, Dr. Nguyen is active in Global Health with extensive international research collaboration, especially the Asia Pacific region. She has collaborated with local NGOs and Ministries of Health and Sports (Mongolia, Myanmar) to hold major medical education conferences for local physicians. Currently, she also serves in the Governing Council of the International Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (IASL).
Andrew Hoffman, Professor Endocrinology Vice Chair Academic Affairs
Dr. Andrew Hoffman is a board certified endocrinologist who specializes in the treatment pituitary and other neuroendocrine diseases, including acromegaly, Cushing syndrome, prolactinomas and other pituitary tumors.
Wendy Caceres is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University. She serves as one of the Associate Program Directors for the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency program and had been the Co-Medical Director of Pacific Free Clinic and Cardinal Free Clinics from 2015-2020. From 2020 she has been one of the Associate Chairs for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine. Her main interests are in diversity in medical education and clinical care of vulnerable populations. Her clinical scholarly activity has been focused on reducing health disparities through quality improvement at the point of care.
Vice Chair and Director of Finance and Administration
Cathy Garzio is the Vice Chair and Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine, where she oversees a $400 million budget and the activities of 800 staff members in support of faculty patient care, research and education. Prior to joining Stanford Medicine in July, 2015, Cathy worked for 24 years at UCSF where she held a variety of health care administrative positions and was deeply involved in diversity activities across campus, culminating in a Chancellor’s diversity award in 2014. Cathy is passionate about developing great people and focuses on creating infrastructure in academic medicine that supports DEI initiatives. As a mentor and leader, she works to enhance employee engagement and create systems and processes to assure salary equity for both faculty and staff. The LENS program is an outcome of conversations with Senior Vice Chair, Andy Hoffman, on the need for advocacy and expertise to develop diverse candidate pools for Department of Medicine searches. Cathy holds a BA in Human Biology and Italian from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dr. Wu is the Simon Stertzer Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. His research career has been dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in cardiovascular medicine. His lab focuses on (i) disease modeling, (ii) genomics-epigenomics, (iii) pharmacogenomics & drug discovery, (iv) precision medicine, and (v) regenerative medicine. To date, >35 of his former postdoctoral fellows are now faculty in the US and abroad. Dr. Wu is an elected member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Association of University Cardiologists (AUC), American Association of Physicians (AAP), and National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Faculty Affairs Manager for Recruitment and Diversity
Cynthia Llanes was born in the Philippines. She arrived in the United States with her family in 1973. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from UCLA. She has been at Stanford for 20 years, with appointments in the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages as the Administrative Services Manager and as Associate Director of Faculty Affairs and Clinical Training in the Department of Pathology. After a brief retirement, she was recruited by the Department of Medicine in Oct. 2019 as the Faculty Affairs Manager for Recruitment and Diversity. Her role includes serving as the administrative lead for the LENS Advocate Program. This role is especially important for Cynthia because of her commitment to diversity and inclusion. She strongly believes that the faculty’s demographics should reflect the diversity of the patient and trainees they serve.
Marisha Smith has been employed at Stanford since 2007, initially with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Over time she took on the role of HR and Faculty Affairs Administrator and eventually transitioned to the Department of Medicine. She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, with emphasis in Social Problems and minor in Africana Studies, a Master’s degree is in Education with emphasis in Multicultural Counseling as well as a Doctorate in Education with emphasis on Educational Leadership and Management. In her current role as Academic Affairs Manager, Marisha oversees appointments and promotions in the professoriate lines, as well as retirement, emeritus recalls, and leave requests. As a bi-racial Black woman, daughter, sister, wife and mother, Marisha is very much passionate about social justice and committed to the mission of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for all. In addition to her involvement as an administrative committee member for the LENS Advocates, she is a member of the Department of Medicine’s Staff DEI Committee and on the Equity Leadership Team for the Long Beach Unified School District
LisaMarie received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Jose State University. Since starting her career at Stanford, her focus has been on diversity initiatives. As a float for the Department of Medicine, she has worked with various groups, including her current position now working with the faculty Diversity committee, and the LENS group. Aside from her role with both diversity committees, she also works with the staff DEI committee, and is a part of their engagement team. She believes that every work environment should be inclusive, and this is why her commitment to the LENS group is important to her. LisaMarie is currently getting her Master’s in Business Administration from San Jose State University, and hopes to take on a leadership role revolving around diversity initiatives