Primary Care and Population Health

in the Department of Medicine

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. Stanford Medicine has an unprecedented opportunity to help fix an American health care system that is in crisis.  Costs are rising faster than society’s ability to keep pace, and while our per capita expenditure is nearly double that of the average industrialized nation, we are 37th in the World Health Organization’s ranking of nations in health care system performance.  While we have the most advanced medicines and technology in the world, we have created a health landscape that is bewildering for most people to navigate, with fragmentation of care and insufficient guidance in the face of more and more complex choices.  And especially, our care for frail seniors and those facing the end of life is still tragically missing the mark: over-treating but under-caring.   In order to be able to pay for the genuinely life-extending and enhancing advances in medicine -  many of which are being discovered daily at Stanford Medicine - we must find ways to eliminate unnecessary or uncoordinated care and find ways to provide better quality and experience for the same or less cost, at all stages of life. See more.


May 12, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Primary Care Section Meeting

    Location: Hoover Pavillion Library

May 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Palliative Care Section Meeting

    Speaker: Vicki Jackson MD MPH from Harvard.  Location: MSOB 303

June 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Speak Sooner Stanford

    Partnering with the Center for Communication in Medicine, Palliative Care is hosting an event aimed at helping patients, families, and healthcare providers communicate needs effectively.  Location: TBD

June 20, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Palliative Care Grand Rounds

    Speaker: Mike Rabow MD from UCSF.  Location: MSOB 303