Department of Medicine

100 Years of Historical Highlights

EDUCATIONeducation

1909: First year of medical instruction began with students to receive MD. degree in 1913.
1914: Department of Medicine becomes the School of Medicine and includes divisions of medicine, neurology, psychiatry, jurisprudence, dermatology.
1925:  Medicine Clerkship introduced for the third-year medical students to provide practical ward experience.
1961: Internal Medicine residency program begins with Saul Rosenberg as the program director.
1972: First U.S. studies of community-wide health educationfor preventing heart disease.
1970: Mark Perlroth becomes residency program director until Kelley Skeff takes over in 1989
1985:
Kelley Skeff and Georgette Stratos firt to introduce 'train the trainer' model in faculty development.
1992: First family medicine clerkship launched.
2009: Stanford holds first symposium on Bedside Medicine

LEADERSHIPwilbur

 


1911:
Ray Lyman Wilbur appointed Executive Head of Medical Department at Stanford.
1916: Albion Hewlett succeeds Wilbur and heads Department of Medicine and its subdivisions.
1926: Arthur Bloomfield named Chair of DOM.
1954: David Rytand succeeds Bloomfield.  In 1958, Rytand becomes the first Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine.
1960: Halsted Holman moves from Rockefeller University to Chair DOM.
1963:
Saul Rosenberg establishes one of the first U.S. academic oncology programs in the DOM.
1993:
Alan Garber joins Blue Shield Association of Medical Advisory Board and eventually becomes scientific advisior.
2005-2007:
Alan Garber is chairman of Medicare Advisory Committee Subsequent Chairs: 
1973-2006 :Daniel Federman, Dr. Kenneth Melmon, Edward Harris, Victor Dzau, Judith Swain, Ralph Horwitz.

DISCOVERYdiscovery


Late 1950s-1960s:
Characterization of hyperaldosteronism by John Luetscher 1964: Judith Pool discovers technique for extracting anti-hemophilic globulin, the blood fraction needed to prevent bleeding in hemophiliacs.
1968:
Gerald Reaven and John Farquhar discover that insulin resistance is the principal physiologic characteristic of mild type-II diabetes and obesity.
1975: Peter Wood and colleagues discover a link between exercise and increased HDL cholesterol levels.
1979: Bryan Myers publishes landmark paper elucidating the properties of the human glomerulus and tubule in health and disease.
1981: Ronald Levy successfully uses monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer.
1987: Protégé Knowledge Authoring Environment:An open-source platform for the encoding of knowlede in machine-understandable form. Used to build a wide range of clinical decision-support systems and adopted by WHO for creation of ICD-11.
EXCELLENCEexcellence


1960:
Roy Cohn, Robert Swenson and colleagues perform first successful kidney transplant in the western U.S
1962: Saul Rosenberg and Henry Kaplan begin trials using the linear accelerator with chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin’s disease.
1968: Donald Harrison develops medical management for first U.S.adult heart transplant performed in the U.S
1973-1974: Division of Internal Medicine is formed at Stanford
1977: Family Medicine is established as academic discipline at Stanford.
1981: Bruce Reitz, Thomas Raffin and colleagues perform first heart-lung transplant.
1982: Medical Informatics Sciences Program begins to manage health care data, currently know as (BMIR)
1987: Initiation of Bone Marrow Transplant Program
1993: Robert Negrin, Samuel Strober, and Edgar Engleman develop and initiate stem-cell transplants.
2004: Dean Felsher showed cancer can be reversed by turning off an oncogene that causes cancer, the basis of one of the modern principles of cancer therapy.
2005-2009: Douglas Owens research leads the development of clinical guidelines.

 

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