In a department of truly outstanding individuals, our faculty are truly outstanding.

Consistently recognized for their impact, our faculty are researchers, clinicians, mentors, and educators who drive the work of our department.

Many of our over 700 faculty from both our Palo Alto and Redwood City campuses lead national and international groups like the American Heart Association and Endocrine Society Leadership and serve as members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the Institute of Medicine. Department of Medicine faculty earn prominent honors, such as NIH Innovator Awards, and contribute to countless publications and journals.

Above all, our faculty are incredible individuals, driven to advance medicine and help people. Whether you come here to heal, study, or teach, our faculty work hard to create a Department of Medicine like no other.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In the Department of Medicine we continually build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all faculty, where everyone can be themselves and know their voices will be heard.

Faculty Spotlight

Rhonda Hamilton

In addition to serving as general medicine clinic section chief at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health, Rhonda Hamilton, MD, finds unique strategies with student volunteers to engage veterans and reduce racial disparity gaps in their health care.

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