Vivian was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Stanford. She attended the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York for medical school, and returned to Stanford for her Integrated Vascular Surgery residency. As part of her program, Vivian has completed 3 years of clinical training and is now taking a two year fellowship to pursue her interest in academic surgery.
Vivian’s research leverages epidemiological and machine learning methods to evaluate surgical diagnostics and decision-making tools, with the goal of reducing unnecessary testing and streamlining the pathway from diagnosis to intervention. Previously, she has used national databases to delineate gender differences in outcomes of aortic surgery and the effect of systemic anticoagulation on patients with traumatic aortic injury. She is particularly interested in using the electronic medical record as a source of clinical data and a platform for clinical decision-making support. She will be pursuing a Masters in Biomedical Informatics at Stanford from 2020-2022 to refine her computational techniques.
In her free time Vivian enjoys cooking, biking, and playing tennis.