Once a professional climber, Joe Forrester had a near-death experience that put him on a path to be a trauma surgeon at Stanford Medicine.
Purvesh Khatri has followed a winding path to medicine -- one that started with a hate for biology and a career in engineering.
Stanford Medicine primary care physician Angie Chen was once a Buddhist nun, now she practices medicine to help others heal.
A philosopher by nature, Christopher Gardner had a meandering, yet purposeful, path to nutrition science and food sustainability.
Bioengineer Alison Marsden uses computer modeling skills honed on submarines to help surgeons plan the best repairs for babies' hearts.
Benedikt Geier traverses academic fields in pursuit of a chemical analysis that images the intimate relationships between microbe and host.
After starting his career as a veterinarian, scientist John Gorzynski turned to research, investigating great ape genetics and cardiology.