Ken Mahaffey MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Ken Mahaffey, MD, is the Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University and the Director of the Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR). SCCR is an academic research organization whose goal is to support researchers as they design and conduct clinical research studies, and to enroll Stanford patients in clinical trials. Dr. Mahaffey’s own research focuses on the design and conduct of multicenter clinical trials and analyses of important clinical cardiac issues using large patient databases. He also studies the methodology of clinical trials including the standardization of the definition of MI used in clinical trials, the adjudication of clinical endpoints, and the evaluation of evidencedbased operations. He works with the FDA and chaired the Myocardial Infarction and Death Definitions Working Group in the Standardized Data Collection for Cardiovascular Trials Initiative.