Training Sites

Diversity in patient care.

The Division of Immunology and Rheumatology functions in a Stanford Medicine ecosystem comprising the School of Medicine, the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Together these locations provide an unprecedented level of clinical care to highly diverse patient populations.

Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care serves local and regional populations, and receives referrals nationally and internationally. Patients with complex diseases that present major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges are often seen here.  A beautiful new hospital and campus offers patients state-of-the-art facilities. Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading edge therapies that are advancing the way health care is delivered.

Palo Alto VA

VA Palo Alto has a 900-bed, multi-campus integrated facility of hospitals and clinics, and is a tertiary referral center. It is one of the largest VA centers in the country and has won multiple VA distinctions such as designated Centers of Excellence in six programs and is one of the four Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Centers in the nation. The Palo Alto campus, located four miles from the Stanford University Hospital, has active medical, psychiatric and surgical services, a spinal cord injury center, blind rehabilitation unit, geriatric research and education center and two clinical research centers. The VA Palo Alto’s Rheumatology Clinic and Consult Services are separate from but integrated within our Divisions clinical, teaching and research programs.  All teaching services are fully integrated with Stanford University Medical Center, and the two hospitals share a common housestaff.

SCVMC "Valley"

Located in San Jose, Santa Clara County Medical Center is the main county hospital for Santa Clara County. SCVMC has 730 beds and hosts the Level 1 trauma center for Santa Clara County.  Stanford Rheumatology Fellows spend approximately one quarter of their time in the outpatient clinics and on the inpatient consult service at SCVMC.