Value focused

Data dealers

Researchers harness millions of de-identified patient records for the ultimate consult

Battling burnout volumehigh

Programs that address the stresses of being a physician begin to show results


Treating blood clots in the brain goes from fast to faster to fastest

Banking biology

Next-generation biobanking is bridging the gap between research and patients



Upfront is a quick look at the latest developments from Stanford Medicine

Banishing osteoarthritis

Mast cells that are responsible for our reactions to allergies are found to be crucial in causing osteoarthritis.

Cancer screening gaps

Some groups of women with ovarian cancer are undertested for mutations that could guide clinical care.

Baby brain science

New research could make it possible to drastically reduce the odds that premature babies will suffer brain damage from hypoxia, or episodes of low oxygen.

Flagging chronic fatigue

Scientists have devised a blood-based test that accurately identified people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a new study reports.

Christopher Dawes

Christopher Dawes, who as CEO guided Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford through its formative years, dies at 68

Letter From the Dean

Pioneering solutions for every patient

Shifting our focus to detect disease earlier, strengthen patient-provider relationships and deploy the latest health technology enhances value and demonstrates the power and promise of precision health, Dean Lloyd Minor says.


Dream weaver

Insights that came to a Stanford scientist in a dream changed the course of research into a deadly heart condition.


Making connections

Research into the use of the hormone vasopressin seen as a potential path for developing medicines to help children with autism improve their ability to socialize.

In Brief

Flavor danger

The harmful effects of e-cigarettes are heightened by cinnamon, menthol and other added flavorings.