Barrett Larson, MD
Physician, Researcher, & Entrepreneur
- Palo Alto, CA
Leaf Healthcare is a venture-backed company that has developed a revolutionary patient monitoring system that allows hospitals to effectively manage mobility programs in order to improve both clinical and financial outcomes. The serious complications associated with patient immobility are well established. By ensuring adequate mobilization throughout all phases of care, many of these complications can be prevented.
SAIL is an award-winning medical device incubator focused on accelerating the development of anesthesia-related medical devices. Our work has been honored by funding and awards from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA), Fellowship in Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), Spectrum MedTech, and the NIH. I oversee SAIL projects and direct the fellowship program.
My research was focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying scarless fetal wound healing. My research resulted in several abstracts, book chapters, peer-reviewed publications and national presentations.
I organized and taught a course for pre-clinical medical students called "Student Rounds". Each week, an interesting clinical case was presented and I would lead students through the diagnostic workup and treatment approach.
I organized and lead a course for disadvantaged undergraduates interested in pursing a career in medicine. The course was an intensive summer program designed to prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
My research was focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying resistance to cancer chemotherapy. My research resulted in numerous abstracts, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations. I received the Doris Howell Undergraduate Research Scholarship in 2003, the Provosts Undergraduate Research Award in 2004, and was the Undergraduate Research Scholar of the Year in 2005.
Served as a teaching assistant for various courses in biology and biochemistry. In 2004 and 2005 I was awarded Teaching Assistant of the Year.
Ishise H, Kawai K, Larson BJ, Nishimoto S, Nishimoto S, Fujiwara T, Kakibuchi M. TRPC3 Channels regulate expression of fibronectin via NFkB signaling in response to cyclic strain and contribute to hypertrophic scar formation. The Plastic Surgery Research Council 60th Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington (2015)
Larson BJ. Wearable patient sensor improves pressure ulcer prevention efforts. Medicine X Conference, Stanford University (2014)
Kawai K, Larson BJ, Ishise H, Carré AL, Nishimoto S, Longaker MT, Lorenz HP, Kakibuchi M. Serum derived nanoparticles increase the rate of cutaneous wound closure. 22nd annual China-Japan Joint Congress on Plastic Surgery (2013)
Kawai K, Larson BJ, Ishise H, Carré AL, Nishimoto S, Longaker MT, Lorenz HP, Kakibuchi M. Serum-derived nanoparticles accelerate skin wound healing through a calcium-mediated mechanism. The 4th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2012)
Kawai K, Larson BJ. The Role of Serum Derived Nanoparticle in the Cutaneous Wound Healing Process. Acta Med. Hyogo. 2013; 38(1): 77-82