About Our Research
Research programs within the Department of Medicine are directed towards discoveries and applications that lead to meaningful improvements in the health and health care of people in the United States and throughout the world. The department’s faculty includes physician investigators working at the cutting edge of cell and molecular science to elucidate the fundamental basis of diseases.
Clinical investigators in the department are developing innovative approaches to enable the translation of new discoveries into applications that directly improve the care of individual patients. Population health scientists employ a diverse set of methodologies and utilize comprehensive sources of data to strengthen the support and delivery of health care through disease prevention and health promotion, and to improve the health of communities.
Faculty in our department has an extraordinary record of past achievement that continues today. Faculty in medical oncology was among the first to cure Hodgkin’s lymphoma and pioneered the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat malignancies. Cardiology faculty at Stanford invented many of the devices that enabled the successful development of interventional cardiology. And clinical immunologists are building on fundamental research to develop new strategies to induce tolerance and reduce the risk of rejection in organ transplantation.