Faculty Profiles in Excellence
Stanford Medicine faculty are at the cutting edge of patient care, research, and education.
Who are these amazing individuals and what do they do at Stanford?
I would say that Stanford offers the best of everything. It’s one of the premier clinic institutions, and there’s the chance to collaborate with the engineering and business schools. You are always working with great people.
Todd Brinton, MD
Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine
I am a cardiologist and an associate professor. After college I worked as an engineer for 5 years. I went to industry, which I really loved. The guy I was working with me took me under his wing and he said, “I think you can do engineering and clinical medicine and put the two together.”
I went back to medical school then came to Stanford as a resident, cardiology fellow, and an intervention fellow. I also did a fellowship in biodesign. When I finished my biodesign fellowship, I joined the faculty. I teach the healthcare technology innovation course that we run every year. This class is taught through the schools of business, engineering, and medicine. I have taught this class for 11 years.
I love clinical practice. I love entrepreneurism, but I think teaching has been the reason I’ve stayed at Stanford. The graduate course is great because people at Stanford are highly motivated, very intelligent, and it’s a group of people that really want to learn and want to get mentorship. Through teaching, you feel you’re having an impact every day not only with patients, but also with the students you mentor.
I feel lucky to be here. I think this was a dream job for me. I would say that Stanford offers the best of everything. It’s one of the premier clinic institutions, and there’s the chance to collaborate with the engineering and business schools. You are always working with great people.