We are drawn to the difficult problems, the ones for which prevailing science does not yet have a framework to understand. Our strength is in developing new paradigms to tackle these problems and opening new avenues to transform human health.
Excellence in Scientific Discovery
A commitment to scientific discovery is one of Stanford Medicine's defining strengths. In ways that cannot be anticipated, the knowledge generated by unfettered exploration yields the building blocks for tomorrow's revolutionary clinical applications.
Researchers and clinician-scientists at Stanford Medicine work across disciplines to expand the frontiers of scientific understanding while moving the most promising breakthroughs into tangible health benefits through clinical trials.
With access to the resources of Stanford University -- including the Schools of Engineering, Law, Business, Humanities & Sciences and Education -- Stanford Medicine enables close interactions between physicians and scientists, faculty and trainees, and basic science and clinical care.
Discovery & Innovation to Improve Human Health
Faculty research across the basic and clinical sciences is helping to unlock tomorrow's medical breakthroughs.
During his long career at Stanford and into retirement, Hancock advanced techniques used to interpret electrocardiograms, recordings of the heart’s electrical signals.
After six years at the National Institutes of Health, cardiologist Hannah Valantine has returned to Stanford Medicine with new ideas for building a more diverse and inclusive campus.
Stanford Medicine, one of the first medical centers in the country to conduct clinical tests for COVID-19, has remained at the cutting edge of coronavirus detection.
Digital health tools, such as diet-tracking apps, increase engagement in weight loss programs, helping users shed pounds, according to a new study.
Stanford Health Care has been recognized as a Magnet organization for the fourth consecutive time, an accomplishment realized by less than 2% of hospitals nationwide.
Leading in Precision Health
Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise.