Clinical Investigators

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

 

Michael Abel, M.D., FACS, FASCRS; gastrointestinal disorders, and oncology (gastrointestinal cancers); Surgeon

Matthew Arnold, M.D.; Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders; Neurologist

Alireza Atri, M.D., Ph.D.; Alzheimer’s disease, memory disorders and dementia; Endowed Chair in Brain Health Research and Education, Ray Dolby Brain Health Center

Jennifer Ault, D.O..; spinal disorders and musculoskeletal injuries; Neurologist

Nobl Barazangi, M.D., Ph.D.; stroke and cerebrovascular diseases; Director, Stroke/Neurocritical Care Research and Education Program at CPMC’s Comprehensive Stroke Care Center

Ari Baron, M.D.; oncology (solid tumors and hematological malignancies); Medical Director of the Clinical Oncology Research Program, Chief of Medical Oncology/Hematology 

Yasser Bhat, M.D.; gastrointestinal disorders; Medical Director of Esophageal Imaging and Therapy

Kenneth Binmoeller, M.D.; gastrointestinal disorders; Medical Director of Interventional Endoscopy Services

Maurizio Bonacini, M.D.; hepatitis and liver diseases; Transplant Hepatologist at the Hepatology and Gastroenterology Research Center

David Bonovich M.D.; stroke and cerebrovascular diseases; Medical Director, Sutter Health East Bay Region Neuroscience Service Line

Peter Brett, M.D.; oncology (melanoma); Director of Sutter Health’s North Bay Melanoma Program

Rudolf F. Buntic, M.D.; hand surgery and microsurgical reconstruction; Chief of the Division of Microsurgery

John Chung-Kai Chan, M.D.; oncology (gynecologic cancers); Sutter West Bay Lead for Gynecologic Oncology

Tze-Ming (Benson) Chen, M.D.; pulmonary and critical care medicine, lung cancer; Director of Intensive Care Unit Services

David Chesak, M.D.; multiple sclerosis and headaches; Neurologist

Michael Chez, M.D.; pediatric epilepsy, autism and autism spectrum disorders; Director of Pediatric Neurology at Sutter Memorial Hospital

Eunpi Cho, M.D.; oncology (solid tumors and hematologic malignancies); Hematologic Oncologist

Jennifer A. Cohn, M.D.; brain and spinal cord injuries; Psychologist at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Joanna Cooper, M.D.; multiple sclerosis; Medical Director Research at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center     

Stacy D. D’Andre, M.D.; oncology (gastrointestinal and gynecologic cancers); Medical Director, Gastrointestinal and Gynecologic Tumor Programs at the Sutter Health Cancer Center

Timothy J. Davern, M.D.; liver failure and liver diseases; Director of the Acute Liver Failure Program

Lawrence Dickinson, M.D.; brain and spinal injuries; Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit, Sutter Health Eden Medical Center

Milana Dolezal, M.D.; oncology (solid tumors and hematological malignancies); Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ryan H. Dougherty, M.D.; asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis; Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Care Center

Joey D. English, M.D.; stroke and cerebrovascular diseases; Medical Director of Neurointerventional Services

Todd Frederick, M.D.; liver diseases; Director of Clinical Protocol Development and Liver Support Services

Jorge A. Garcia-Young, M.D.; oncology; Radiation Oncologist

William Goodson, M.D.; oncology (breast cancer); Surgeon

Kathleen M. Grant, M.D.; oncology (hematologic malignancies and solid tumors); Medical Oncologist-Hematologist

Gregory Graves, M.D.; oncology; Regional Medical Director of Cancer Services, Sacramento-Sierra Region

Jennifer Guy, M.D.; oncology (liver cancer); Director of the Liver Cancer Program

Steven Hao, M.D.; cardiology; Cardiologist

Edward W. Holt, M.D.; liver diseases; Transplant Hepatologist, Director of the Fatty Liver Program

Richard Hongo, M.D.; cardiology; Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Assistant Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory

George Horng, M.D.; pulmonary and critical care medicine; Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 

Stephanie Jeske, M.D.; oncology (breast and genitourinary cancers); Oncologist and Hematologist

Christopher Jones, M.D., F.A.C.R.; oncology (cancers of the head and neck, prostate, and brain); Radiation Oncologist, Sutter Health Medical Group

Tyler Kang, M.D.; oncology (cancers of the brain, lung and genitourinary system); Hematologist and Medical Oncologist

Leslie S. Kardos, M.D.; gynecology and gynecologic surgery; Gynecologist

Jonathan Katz, M.D.; ALS and neuromuscular diseases; Director of Neuromuscular Research at the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research and Treatment Center

Shawn Kile, M.D.; Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, traumatic brain injury, autism; Medical Director of Neurology, Sutter Medical Group Neurology Care Center

Elizabeth Min Hui Kim, M.D., FACS; oncology (breast cancer); Surgical Oncologist

Kevin Kim, M.D.; oncology (melanoma); Surgical Oncologist

David King-Stephens, M.D.; epilepsy and seizure disorders; Co-Director of the Sutter Pacific Epilepsy Program

Alan Kramer, M.D.; oncology (lung cancer); Medical Oncologist

Joseph Lacy, MD; multiple sclerosis; Neurologist

Annie Lai, M.D.; oncology (brain tumors) and cognitive disorders; Neuroradiologist

Kenneth Laxer, M.D., Ph.D.; epilepsy; Director of the Sutter Pacific Epilepsy Program

Stanley Leong, M.D.; oncology (melanoma); Chief of Cutaneous Oncology

Brandon Lu, M.D.; sleep disorders; Medical Director of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation’s Sleep Health Center

Lawrence H. Lu, M.D.; transplant medicine and kidney disease; Transplant Nephrologist

Catherine A. Madison, M.D.; Alzheimer’s disease, memory disorders and dementia; Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center

Robert G. Miller, M.D.; ALS and neuromuscular diseases; Director of the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research and Treatment Center

David R. Minor, M.D.; oncology (melanoma); Associate Director of the Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment

Robert W. Osorio, M.D., F.A.C.S.; liver disease and liver transplant; Surgical Director of the Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Program

Parul S. Patel, M.D.; kidney disease and kidney transplant; Transplant Nephrologist

V. Ram Peddi, M.D.; transplant medicine; Transplant Nephrologist, Director of Transplant Clinical Research

Kendra Peterson, M.D.; Alzheimer’s disease, memory disorders and dementia; Neurologist

James Rembert, M.D.; oncology (brain, head and neck, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers); Chair of Clinical Services, Alta Bates Hospital

Scott Rome, M.D.; traumatic brain injury and stroke; Medical Director of Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs

Michael C. Rowbotham, M.D.; chronic pain; Senior Scientist; Scientific Director

Arshia Sadreddin, M.D.; movement disorders; Medical Director of Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation

Mark Saleh, M.D.; seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis; Director of the Neurology Consultation Service

David Seidenwurm, M.D.; brain and spinal cord injuries, and neurodegenerative illnesses; Neuroradiologist

Richard Shaw, Ph.D.; clinical informatics, and cardiovascular diseases; Director of Clinical Informatics and Reporting

Brett Sheridan, M.D., F.A.C.S.; cardiovascular diseases; Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

David Shiba, M.D.; oncology (solid tumors and hematological malignancies); Oncologist-Hematologist

William Snape, M.D.; gastrointestinal disorders; Medical Director of the Center for Neurogastroenterology and Motility Services

Nicholas Telischak, M.D.; neurologist, Director of Neurointerventional Research

Nicklesh Thakur, D.O.; Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders; Neurologist

David Tong, M.D.; stroke and cerebrovascular diseases; Director of the Center for Stroke Research

Sean Townsend, M.D.; intensive care medicine; Vice President of Quality and Safety

Bahram Varjavand, M.D.; stroke and cerebrovascular diseases; Neuroradiologist

Adil (Ed) Wakil, M.D.; liver diseases; Associate Chief, Division of Hepatology, Associate Director of the Kalmanovitz Liver Immunology Laboratory

Wei Wang, M.D.; oncology (breast cancer, melanoma, and other solid tumors); Medical Director of the Cancer Genetics Program

Peter Weber, M.D.; epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and movement disorders; Surgical Director of the Sutter Pacific Epilepsy Program

Susan Woolley-Levine, Ph.D.; ALS; Clinical Neuropsychologist

Bradley Wrubel, M.D.; headaches and headache disorders; Neurologist

Kidist K. Yimam, M.D.; liver diseases; Director of the Autoimmune Liver Disease Program

Edie E. Zusman M.D., F.A.C.S.; brain tumors, neurovascular conditions, epilepsy and spinal disorders; Medical Director, Sutter Health East Bay Neuroscience Institute