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Elizabeth H. Stephens, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego (BS 2003)
Bioengineering, Rice University (PhD 2010)
Baylor College of Medicine (MD 2011)
Stanford (post-doc under Dr. Craig Miller 2012)
Columbia University, Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency (2012-2018)
Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship (2018-2020)
Pediatric Valve Disease
Congenital Heart Disease
2017-present: Columbia University, co-investigator with Dr. Takayama, Dr. Akiyama, Dr. Brown and Dr. Ferrari
Relationship between in-vivo mechanical stress on aortic valve during LVAD support and tissue structure and proteomics.
2015-2017: Columbia University, co-investigator with Dr. Vunjak-Novakovic and Dr. Takayama
Characterization of aortic valve composition and mechanical properties in LVAD patients.
2012: Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
D. Craig Miller, M.D.
Clinical outcomes and analysis of blood flow patterns after valve-sparing aortic root replacement.
2005-2010: Rice University, Bioengineering
Dr. Grande-Allen, PhD, in collaboration with Dr. Charles Fraser, MD (Texas Children’s Hospital) and Dr. Craig Miller, MD (Stanford University)
Characterizing composition, turnover, and mechanics of extracellular matrix in developing, aging, and pathological valves.
2002-3: University of California, San Diego, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Molecular Cardiology
Kenneth R. Chien, MD, Ph.D
Quantification of gradients in the heart of alternately spliced isoforms of KChIP2 (protein critical to cardiac conduction, implicated in sudden cardiac death).
2002: University California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry
Stanley Opella, Ph.D
Utilization of Solid State NMR to study of structure of MerF (critical to Hg detoxification, applications: preventing birth defects and treating cancer).
2001-2: General Atomics, Inertial Fusion Energy
Daniel Goodin, PhD
Development of hi-Z coated targets for use in Inertial Fusion Energy.
2000-1: University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry
William S. Allison, PhD
Analysis of enzyme F1-ATPase’s cooperativity and entrapment of ADP using a mutation in the hinge region.
Additional Educational Information
Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship
Lurie Children’s Hospital, July 2018-June 2020
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital, July 2012-June 2018
New York, NY
Post-doc Dr. D. Craig Miller, Stanford University School of Medicine, January-June 2012
M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, December 2011
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Rice University, 2010
Advisor: K. Jane Grande-Allen
Dissertation Title: “Composition, Turnover, and Mechanics of Extracellular Matrix in Developing, Aging, and Pathological Valves”
B.S. University of California San Diego, 2003
San Diego, CA
Summa cum laude
Chemistry (with highest departmental honors), minors in Literature and Biology