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Latest News

  • Stanford cardiologists and researchers shine at the ACC in San Diego

    Stanford leaders, researchers, and investigators were well represented with scientific contributions, as moderators of program sessions, presenting invited lectures, and serving in leadership roles at the 2015 Annual Sessions of the American College of Cardiology.

  • 50 students continue their medical journey as residents at Stanford

    On March 20, thousands of fourth-year medical students across the country simultaneously opened envelopes containing the name of the program where they will spend the next few years of their lives training as resident physicians.

  • Abraham Verghese explores the impact of language on health at TEDMED

    One of the highlights of TEDMED 2014, a three-day event held in Washington DC, and San Francisco, was a talk – “Stealing Smart” – by Abraham Verghese, MD.

  • Primary Care and Internal Medicine rise in latest U.S. News and World Report rankings

    Stanford Medicine’s primary care and internal medicine programs are ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”…

Upcoming Events

We Count Our Successes in Lives: The Best Medical Result at the Lowest Necessary Cost

Medicine Grand Rounds

April 22, 2015
Li Ka Shing Center
LK 120, 1st Floor (Live feed to Alway M106)

Additional Information:

Speaker: Brent James, MD, MStat
Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Leadership
Intermountain Healthcare - Utah

Held in LK120, 1st floor.
Additional seats in Alway M106 (live feed).
Breakfast is served downstairs in LK120.

2015 Organization for the Study of Sex Differences Annual Meeting

Medicine Grand Rounds

April 21-23, 2015
Li Ka Shing Center
Berg Halls A, B, C

2015 Kovitz Lecture: Musings About My Life in Art and Art in My Life

Medicine Grand Rounds

April 29, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall B & C, 2nd Floor

Additional Information:

The 2015 Louise and Dorothy Kovitz Visiting Professor:
Bennett Lorber, MD, MACP
Thomas M. Durant Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Temple University School of Medicine

Dr. Lorber is the forty-first recipient of the Kovitz Lecture.


"The Role of
in Patient Care"

Special Webinar

April 28, 2015
1:00 AM - 2:00 PM
LKSC 308

Additional Information:

Please join the Stanford Antimicrobial Safety and Sustainability Program for a special webinar.

Presented by:

David N. Gilbert, M.D., MACP
Chief of Infectious Diseases
Providence- Portland Medical Center


Faculty Activities Of Note

Faculty Spotlight: Shivaani Kummar, MD, FACP

Big Data: Can Medicine Learn From Amazon and Netflix?

Department Events

Research Corner

Divisions in the Department of Medicine

At the Stanford Center for Biomedical Research (BMIR) we develop cutting-edge ways to acquire, represent, and process information about human health.

In order to handle the ever increasing amounts of data in healthcare and biomedical research, our faculty, students, and staff investigate and create novel computational, statistical, organizational, and decision-making methods. Our research advances the state of the art in semantic technology, biostatistics, and the modeling of biomedical systems to benefit clinical and translational research as well as patient care.

The BMT program at Stanford performs autologous and allogeneic transplantations for over 300 patients each year. The program has been very successful with a history of limited morbidity rates and acute mortality that is well below most published reports.

In addition to a successful clinical practice, our program researchers are translating their discoveries into new therapies, advancing the efficacy of hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients worldwide.


The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is a dynamic and innovative center dedicated to excellence in research, medical education, and clinical care. Our division is driven by over 40 faculty, clinician educators and instructors who are the pillar of strength in the Division’s ongoing efforts into the prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.


The division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism has a long history of major contributions in basic and clinical research, a record of training fellows for academic and clinical careers, and a commitment to providing care for patients with complex endocrine diseases.

The basic science and clinical studies that are carried out at Stanford University cover a broad range of areas in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Through our integrated research, education, patient and community outreach programs, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic medicine and patient care.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a long tradition of major contributions in basic research, a new commitment to clinical and outcomes research, a track record of training fellows for academic careers, and a longitudinal commitment to providing care for patients with complex gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

The Division of General Medical Disciplines is committed to training the next generation of academic general internists and practitioners. While engaged in practice and teaching, our faculty are dedicated as well to establishing new knowledge as the basis for future practice and prevention, and to the greatest extent possible applying that knowledge to improve care for all and reduce health disparities.

The Division is dedicated to institutional and community commitment to the development of research programs at Stanford that focus on clinical immunology. The Division of Immunology and Rheumatology has a longstanding tradition of excellence in patient care, and is among the leading groups in the School of Medicine in cutting edge bench research, clinical trial investigation and outcomes assessment research.

Our Division encompasses all aspects of infectious diseases and geographic medicine, including clinical microbiology, hospital epidemiology, AIDS, international health, mechanisms of pathogenesis, the role of microbes in chronic & unexplained disease, human microbial ecology, parasitology, microbial & viral genomics, and tropical medicine.

The Division of Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. The Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine offers fellows and faculty unparalleled prospects for research and clinical training in an atmosphere with ample opportunity to participate in University and community service, in an exciting academic environment committed to excellence, innovation and diversity.

Emerging science, new technology, and improvements in diagnostics and patient care have enabled nephrologists to treat kidney and renal disease more successfully. Stanford Hospital is proud to once again be recognized in the 2013 US News & World Report “ Best Hospitals Survey as one of the best centers for the treatment of kidney disease.

The work of the Division of Oncology bridges the worlds of basic science, clinical diagnosis and the treatment of cancer. Our basic investigative activities concentrate on immunology, genetics/genomics, pharmacology, DNA repair and oncogene action. Our clinical science covers each cancer type; has a strong focus in clinical trials of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and in correlative laboratory studies. Our work is supported by a portfolio of peer-reviewed grants, industrial agreements and research endowments.

Stanford Health Policy is the joint working name of the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR). We conduct rigorous research that lays the foundation for better domestic and international health policy and health care. Drawing upon our multidisciplinary research, Stanford Health Policy offers innovative educational programs from the undergraduate to the graduate level.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) is comprised of a team of outstanding clinicians, scientists, and scholars dedicated to improving the lives of patients with serious lung disease. Our goal is to provide outstanding clinical and research training to the next generation of leaders in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. We are committed to strong clinical investigations including the evaluation of new pharmacologic agents, which offer potentially promising therapeutic benefits, as well as outcome studies which characterize clinical parameters to effect positive changes in patient care.

The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) is a consortium of renowned experts who are world leaders in investigating ways to prevent disease and promote health. Their work is focused on identifying the most practical, science-based solutions for addressing some of society’s most pervasive—and preventable—health issues, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions and to raise the standards of scientific investigation that matters for health. SPRC investigators are collaborating on numerous, long-term projects designed to translate research into effective ways to promote well-being at every stage of life.