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.
A nonprofit focused on sustainability in the health care industry has recognized Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine have discovered that cells infected by viruses or bacteria send out a “don’t eat me” signal to avoid attack by the body’s immune system.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert spoke with School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor about the challenges posed by COVID-19, the hope for emerging vaccines and treatments, and what’s still unknown about the virus.
Deep-genome analyses conducted by Stanford Medicine researchers and their collaborators have settled a long-brewing controversy about whether ancient Polynesians and Native Americans had contact.
New Stanford graduate Nico Poux, a former pediatric oncology patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, hopes to bring his experience with cancer to future work as a physician-scientist.
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.