Stanford Mini Med School  

Winter: Medicine, Human Health and the Frontiers of Science

Winter"A great opportunity to see some of the school's most distinguished faculty discuss their areas of expertise " - Dean Pizzo

This quarter, the Stanford Mini Med School focuses on our bodies and the organ systems that comprise them, seeing how they work, what goes awry and what scientists and physicians are learning every day about healing them. We also explore the latest in imaging technology and the fascinating topic of mind-body interactions.


Geoffrey Rubin


Daniel Berstein

The Developing Heart in Health and Disease Video (110:25 min.)

Speaker: Daniel Bernstein, Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Smith Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics - Cardiology; Member of Cancer Center; Member of Bio-X


  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 126 –131 and 140 –145.


Robert Dodd

Congenital and Acquired Vascular Disorders of the Central Nervous System: How They Are Diagnosed and Treated Video (109:08 min.)

Speakers: Robert Dodd, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Radiology: Member of Cancer Center; and Michael Marks, Professor of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology; Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery


  • Body. The Complete Human, review of pp. 126 – 131; also pp. 150 – 153, 234 – 237 (to “The Mind”) and 238 – 239.


Mark Blumenkranz

Seeing Is Believing: Vision in Health and Disease, and Vision as a Window on the Brain Video (109:25 min.)

Speakers: Mark Blumenkranz, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology; Member of Bio-X; and Carla Shatz, Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Director, Bio-X. Note: video of Dr. Shatz's lecture is not available.


  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 226 – 237 (to “The Mind”), 256 – 257, and 382 – 385.


Robert Jackler

Sounds and Senses: How We Hear and When We Don’t Video (108:35 min.)

Speakers: Robert Jackler, Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in Otorhinolaryngology; Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education; and Eric Knudsen, Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor, Department of Neurobiology


  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 258 – 261.


Norman Rizk

Breathing, Wheezing and Gasping for Air: Our Respiratory System Video (119:29 min.)

Speakers: Norman Rizk, Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine and the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor in Medicine


  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 155 – 175.


Jay Pasricha

How the Gastrointestinal System Works and Goes Awry Video (102:44 min.)

Speakers: Jay Pasricha, Professor of Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Professor (By courtesy), Surgery; Member, Bio-X


  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 176 – 205.


Glenn Chertow

Maintaining Our Balance: The Kidneys and Electrolytes Video (112:19 min.)

Speaker: Glenn Chertow, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)


  • Body. The Complete Human, pp. 206 – 225.


Frank Longo

Learning and Memory: How it Works and When it Fails Video (113:48 min.)

Speaker: Frank Longo, George E. and Lucy Becker Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology


  • Body. The Complete Human, review of pp. 234-237 (and the section on “The Mind”); also pp. 240 –245, 362 – 366 (to “Hormonal Changes”), and 378 – 381.


David Spiegel

Mind-Body Interactions Video (113:55 min.)

Speaker: David Spiegel, Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Member, Cancer Center


  • David Spiegel. “Wedding Hypnosis to the Radiology Suite.” Pain 126 (2006): 2-4.
  • David Spiegel. “The Mind Prepared: Hypnosis in Surgery.” JNCI 99 (17) (September 5, 2007): 1280-1281.


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