Lab Members

Stephen Waterford, MD

Research Intern Email: stephen.waterford@cshs.org

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Waterford is a research intern in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. He is a PGYIII general surgery resident at University of California, San Francisco, with clinical interests in cardiovascular surgery. Waterford received his master's in science at Yale University.

Aamir Shah MD, FACS

Staff Physician Email: aamir.shah@cshs.org

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Shah is a staff surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. He supports the research in the Khoynezhad Laboratory.

Mihaela D. TeWinkel, MSN, ACNP-BC

Research Assistant Email: mihaela.tewinkel@cshs.org

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TeWinkel is a nurse practitioner in the Comprehensive Aortic Program in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She supports the research in the Khoynezhad Laboratory.

Daisy Chou, MD

Research Resident Email: daisy.chou@cshs.org

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Chou is a research resident in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She is a PGYIII general surgery resident at Cedars-Sinai, with clinical interests in vascular surgery. Chou received her medical degree from University of California, San Diego.

Isil Uzun, MD

Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist Email: isil.uzun@cshs.org

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Uzun is a visiting postdoctoral scientist in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She received her medical degree from Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi in Turkey.

Margot Knight

Independent Student Volunteer

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Knight is an independent student volunteer in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She recently graduated from UCLA with a BS in psychobiology. She plans to attend medical school soon.

Viviana O. Juan

Independent Student Volunteer

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Juan is an independent student volunteer and medical illustrator in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She is a sophomore at Pasadena City College and is majoring in mechanical engineering. She is considering attending medical school after she graduates.

Bo Yun Choi

Independent Student Volunteer

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Choi is an independent student volunteer in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She is in her second year at University of California, Los Angeles, studying physiological sciences. She aspires to attend medical school after she graduates.

Michelle Rastegar

Independent Student Volunteer

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Rastegar serves as an independent student volunteer for the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in biological sciences. She has previously conducted basic and clinical science research in neurobiology, ecology, and evolution and medical informatics. She is currently applying to medical school and hopes to begin in the fall of 2014.