Kalanithi’s words on transition from neurosurgeon to cancer patient to new dad touch millions
Surgeon Paul Kalanithi’s essay about mortality, time’s changeable nature and finding meaning in life despite terminal illness inspired readers from Stanford to England to Germany.
Researchers unravel secrets of shape-shifting bacteria
Using time-lapse microscopy and other new techniques, researchers at Stanford and Princeton have created a forensic account detailing exactly how bacteria pull off a shape-shifting trick.
Boy's 26 arterial narrowings fixed in one fell swoop
Cardiothoracic surgeon Frank Hanley corrected more than two dozen pulmonary artery narrowings in a 6-year-old patient during one marathon surgery.
Newborn with heart defect saved after 13-hour operation
The baby’s condition, tetralogy of Fallot, was complicated by the fact that he was also missing his pulmonary valve and one of his pulmonary arteries was detached. But a doctor gave the distraught parents a glimmer of hope.
Course allows students to understand pregnancy from patient’s perspective
The course provides a months-long opportunity for medical students to develop a relationship with an expectant mother. The experience can influence the work of future physicians no matter what field of medicine they choose.
Cochlear implants give boy with Down syndrome new lease on life
Born profoundly deaf, Joshua Copen, 5, has learned to talk and hear with the help of cochlear implants, which many doctors would consider an unconventional approach for a child with Down syndrome.
Honing the art of observation, and observing art
A new medical school course brings students to the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection to practice close observation of art, and then learn how to translate those skills to a clinical setting.
Gawande discusses problems of 'medicalized' mortality in the U.S.
The medical industry’s typical approach to end-of-life care is to trade quality of life in the short term for longer life in the future, but the trade-off isn’t always a good one, the author and surgeon said.
Fertility, reproductive health services now part of Stanford Children’s Health
"We are uniquely positioned to offer a really comprehensive approach to helping couples fulfill their desires for a family,” said Valerie Baker, medical director of fertility and reproductive health services.
Scientists discover gene's novel role in several types of cancers
Scientists have found a gene that inadvertently promotes cancer growth. Blocking its expression could help prevent the growth of many types of tumors.
Leading the Biomedical Revolution
We are in the middle of a biomedical revolution more profound and far-reaching than the industrial and digital revolutions that made it possible.
A Legacy of Innovation
Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.