Our Advisors

David K. Stevenson, MD

David K. Stevenson, MD, a pro bono advisor, is the Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services, and the Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Stanford University School of Medicine. He serves as Director of an NIH-Funded Training Program in Developmental and Neonatal Biology, Co-Director of Stanford’s CTSA (Spectrum) and Leader of Child Health (Spectrum Child Health), and PI of the March of Dimes Center for Prematurity Research, a transdisciplinary research effort with the objective of reducing the preterm birth rate. Dr. Stevenson was the recipient of the Virginia Apgar Award, the highest award in Perinatal Pediatrics in 2006. He served as President of the American Pediatric Society for 2005-06. More recently, he received the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society of Pediatric Research, and the Jonas Salk Award for Leadership in Prematurity Prevention from the March of Dimes Foundation.

Vinod K. Bhutani, MD

Vinod (Vinny) K. Bhutani, MD, a pro bono advisor, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine also a Faculty member in the Stanford-India Biodesign Program. He serves as an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, and is an appointed member to the AAP Committee of Fetus and Newborn and the Subcommittee on Hyperbilirubinemia. An elected member of the American Pediatrics Society, Dr. Bhutani Co-Chairs the Audrey K. Brown Kernicterus Symposium and coordinates the Bilirubin Club at the Pediatric Academic Society annual meetings. He serves on the Board of California Association of Neonatologists and chairs the California Committee of Fetus and Newborn.  Through the Programme for Global Paediatric Research, Dr. Bhutani launched the Global Prevention of Kernicterus Network, serving as its Medical Director. His global heath-societal research and community service interests include prevention of jaundice-related newborn brain damage and ventilation-induced respiratory injury through systems-approach, biotechnologies, biodesign of affordable medical devices, and chemoprevention, as well as development, of affordable, sustainable, high quality strategies and policies to reduce infant mortality and morbidities.

Thomas B. Casale, MD

Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of Allergy/Immunology at Creighton University; Member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Society for Clinical Investigation; Fellow of the American College of Physicians and both the American College and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Past-President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (2007-2008) and currently the Executive Vice-President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Eli O. Meltzer, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego; Co-Director, Allergy & Asthma Medical Group & Research Center; Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; Member of the World Allergy Organization, and California Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology.

Glenis Kathleen Scadding, MD

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology, Royal Free & University College London School of Medicine; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; President of British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2009-12), Secretary (2007-2009); President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Section of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (2001-2003); Member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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