Association of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty  

Member News 2013-2014

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Nezhat Current Chair of the Association Adjunct Clinical Professor Camran Nezhat, M.D., FACOG, FACS has published more than 500 scientific articles, book chapters, letters to the editors, and abstracts. He has also authored and coauthored 8 textbooks. Lastly, he has been a keynote speaker and lecturer all over the world, and has received numerous awards for his scientific contributions. Dr. Nezhat has been named the “Father of Modern Operative Laparoscopy.” He has pioneered and developed numerous methods and techniques in operative laparoscopy, such as the technique of video-assisted endoscopy, which revolutionized modern day surgery. Dr. Nezhat is Fellowship Director, Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, part of American Society of Reproductive Medicine and AAGL, Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. David BergerSecretary of the Association Adjunct Clinical Professor David L. Berger, M.D. is a member of the Associated Anesthesiologists Medical Group ( where he focuses on ambulatory orthopedic surgery and regional anesthesia. Dr. Berger has been a member of the community teaching faculty for over 25 years. He has taken the lead role in developing programs for mentoring residents in their transition to private practice. He is an original member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Practice Parameters and has co-authored several articles on Practice Guidelines for Anesthesia. Dr. Berger is a member of the Admissions Committee at the Stanford University School of Medicine and he is Chair of the ACF Committee in the Department of Anesthesia.

Mary Ann NorfleetCommunications Director of the Association Adjunct Clinical Professor Mary Ann Norfleet, Ph.D., ABPP has been in independent practice in Palo Alto for over 30 years.  She is past Chair of the Adjunct Clinical Faculty Council in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and she is active in leadership roles in professional organizations at the national, state and local levels including the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and the American Psychological Association.  Her ACF involvement focuses on teaching and mentoring psychiatry residents and psychology postdoctoral fellows.  She currently Chairs the ACF Appointments and Promotions Committee in the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. VasquezVice Chair Rosaline Vasquez, M.D., M.B.A. is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine. She completed all of her undergraduate and graduate training at Stanford and was a full time faculty staff physician in the Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine.  She served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Stanford SKOLAR. She is an active member of the General Internal Medicine Department where she teaches in the Stanford Internal Medicine Clinic and as a Medicine ward attending. She has served on the Bylaws committee at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and currently serves on the Medical Executive Committee. She has a consultative private practice where she provides patients second opinions and guides them through a variety of complex medical issues. She also consults regarding a variety of issues in the health care industry and medicine to optimize health care quality, patient safety, information technology, efficiency, resource allocation, operations and funding.  She has practiced Internal Medicine in a variety of practice settings, including solo practice and a multispecialty group.

Brant-ZawadzkiMichael N. Brant-Zawadzki, M.D., FACR is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology at Stanford School of Medicine and the Ron and Sandi Simon Endowed Chair, Executive Medical Director of Neurosciences, at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California.  Dr. Brant-Zawadzki has authored over 170 peer-reviewed papers, authored and edited a number of textbooks, serves on numerous editorial boards for professional journals as well as on numerous professional organization boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, has received the Gold Medal from the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and is a recipient of several other awards. Dr. Brant-Zawadzki completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and subsequent fellowship in neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center.  He subsequently served as a professor for six years on the full time faculty in the Department of Radiology at University of California, San Francisco.

RosenfieldDr. Lorne Rosenfield, M.D. is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Dr. Rosenfield recently had the honor of participating as an oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  He also just published the editorial in the latest Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery titled:  "Beyond the Checklist: Achieving Practice Excellence" as well as a comprehensive chapter on his abdominoplasty technique in a definitive text on body contouring.  His operative checklist has in fact recently become the standard for the Aesthetic Society and its members.   In addition, Dr. Rosenfield is preparing to present a paper for the spring Aesthetic Society meeting on his long-term experience with an advanced method of facelifting.  Finally, he has been nurturing an in-office charitable foundation that is delivering free reconstructive surgical care to an ever increasing number of patients from the entire Bay Area.  Dr. Rosenfield’s office is located in Burlingame, California.

ToweryJacob Towery, M.D. is Adjuinct Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Shool of Medicine. Greetings. I am an adolescent and adult psychiatrist and serve on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Stanford.  I enjoy seeing patients from 6 to 60 and with a wide range of diagnoses.  I was awarded the Gold Humanism Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching.  I am on the Residency Selection Committee, enjoy teaching psychotherapy, and recently began doing a bit of consulting with Facebook.  For more information, please check out

ReichJames Reich, M.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Reich has a solo outpatient practice in San Francisco where he focuses on the anxiety and depressive disorders. Most of his patients are professionals.  He is well published and has presented nationally and internationally (please see: This year he was granted membership to the American College of Psychiatrists (an honor based on merit in a society limited to approximately 750 members).  Also this year he was ranked fourteenth nationally in a US News and World Report peer survey of psychiatrists (Link: Dr. Reich's main regret is that he does not have more time to engage in the activities he loves: teaching, professional writing and travel.

LambertElaine Lambert, M.D. is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  She practices rheumatology at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates in Redwood City, Calif.  Dr. Lambert earned her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  She completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, Calif.  Dr. Lambert then completed a fellowship in clinical research at Stanford University Medical Center.  She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.  Dr. Lambert has published numerous articles, abstracts, and chapters in textbooks.  She has also been an invited presenter at national medical conferences.  Dr. Lambert is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a past chair and current board member of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California.   Dr. Lambert received the highest award given to a clinician in 1994 at Stanford Medical School, the "Rambar Award for Excellence in Patient Care" as well as numerous teaching awards.


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