Among our 15 divisions, the Department of Medicine pushes the frontiers of medical research across clinical, lab, and community-based settings.

We don’t just lead with what research we do, but also with how we do it: maintaining commitments to community, communication, diversity, and health equity with every step. Our faculty lead more than 70 labs at the leading edge of disciplinary study, and our community partnerships build collaborative relationships for research and care in clinics across the Bay Area.

From our research centers in Palo Alto to the rest of California to the world, the Department of Medicine brings new ideas to research every day.

What Research Means to Us

We Are

  • 90 basic scientists
  • 200 clinical translational investigators
  • Supported by more than $200M in sponsored research a year

We Do

  • We improve human health by working in teams, using the strengths and expertise of our diverse researchers to address large-scale, high-impact, scientific questions across the translational spectrum. 

We Have

  • Incredible resources to assist clinical researchers
  • A growing health system with research integration
  • Leadership that supports a community of collaboration, innovation, quality, and compliance

Together, We Commit

to pursuing cutting edge research that strengthens our core mission to prevent, diagnose, and treat all aspects of human disease and striving to provide compassionate and pioneering health care to all of our patients. We aim to advance both the knowledge of the subjects we research and the means by which we promote diversity and health equity in our research activities.


Who We Are

Meet some of our world-class researchers and investigate the work of our 70+ labs.

Where We Research

See more of our gorgeous campus and the many research centers, labs, and institutes where we work.

How We Work

Learn the different ways we conduct research here.

See why research in the Department of Medicine is different,

and be part of what makes us stand out!