The Department of Medicine is committed to setting the highest standards for patient care, ground-breaking biomedical research, professional education, teaching, and training.

We are devoted to advancing the science of medicine by developing new methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat all aspects of human disease and strive to provide compassionate and pioneering health care to all of our patients.



Patient Care

Community Partnerships

By the Numbers (as of September 2023)

  • 15 Divisions (12 clinical, two research, one administrative)
  • 39 Endowed Professors
  • 547 Trainees (141 Residents, 171 MD Fellows, 235 Post-docs)
  • 224 New Awards--FY23 (74 NIH, 5 Other Fed, 89 non-Fed, 56 industry trials)
  • 765 Faculty (92 University Tenure and Nontenure Line, 132 University Medical Line, 476 Clinician Educators,
    55 Instructors, 10 Active Emeritus)
  • 1011 Staff and Research Associates (725 staff, 85 Research Associates, 201 Contingent Staff)
  • $234M Sponsored Research—FY23 ($131M NIH, $8M other federal, $57M in non-federal, $38M in clinical trials)


A Culture of Belonging

We foster a department culture with a strong sense of community where each of us has an opportunity to make an impact. Learn more by listening to department members describe the culture of the Department of Medicine in their own words.

Interim Chair's Welcome

Bonnie Maldonado, MD

Each month, the interim chair gives an update on department news and strategic priorities.

Welcome to the Stanford Department of Medicine. We are a clinical department focused on improving human health through cutting-edge research, education, clinical care, and community engagement.

Our scientists, educators, clinicians, trainees, and staff strive to collaborate across disciplines, ask questions, and make discoveries that translate into better care for individual patients and whole populations.

We embrace and foster justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) and we are committed to increasing health equity, locally and globally.

I invite you to explore the site and follow our many active social platforms to discover more of what sets our department apart.

Our History

Founded in 1909, the Department of Medicine has been a leader in education, leadership, discovery, and excellence. Take a peek at the Department's achievements over the past 100 years.

Fast Facts

  • Stanford Medicine ranked fourth among all medical schools in the nation, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report.
  • The School’s Internal Medicine program is ranked 8th
  • Clinical faculty has over 170,000 patient visits per year. 
  • Department of Medicine researchers have been consistently recognized for their impact and contributions. Among the faculty are:
  • 4 members of the National Academy of Sciences; 3 members of the Institute of Medicine; 4 members of the National Academy of Medicine; 29 members of the Association of American Physicians; and 45 members of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.
  • The Department also has 3 recipients of the NIH Innovator, Pioneer, and Young Innovator Awards. 
  • The Department has 16 fellowships for nearly 150 fellows who are training in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties.