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First Person: A conversation with Dr. Mahadevan

Director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International speaks about professional challenges, accomplishments

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Dr. S.V. Mahadevan was born in Oakland and raised in southern California. He attended UCLA Medical School before heading north to Stanford in 1999.

When he isn't managing Stanford's Level 1 Trauma Center/Emergency Department, Dr. Maha, as he is known, is often traveling the world advising developing countries about how they can launch emergency medical services -- or improve upon their existing programs.

Thus far, he has aided efforts in India, Nepal, Iraq, Egypt, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia, among others. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife, a family practice physician with Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Fremont, and their two children.

Dr. Mahadevan is associate chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine, associate professor of surgery at Stanford Medical School and director of Stanford Emergency Medicine International (SEMI).

Interview by Lisa Van Dusen. Video by Rachel Hatch.

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Posted by George Browning
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Aug 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Is there a more expanded discussion of what the Doctor's work actually is? Locally what are the emergency medical services Stanford supplies, and how does it impact Palo Alto and communities nearby and world wide?

We are indeed blessed with Stanford and its Medical School that is so close at hand. Thank you Dr. Mahadevan.


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Posted by Lisa Van Dusen
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

George,

Here are some links to more information about what Dr,. Mahadeven (aka Maha) is working on. Thanks for your comments and I hope this is helpful.

Web Link
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- Lisa


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