Stanford Medicine delivers unparalleled care for each patient’s unique needs. Our multidisciplinary approach to health care coordinates expertise with the most advanced technology for the best possible outcomes.
Stanford Medicine offers patients direct access to clinical trials that safely evaluate new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.
Driven to discover and committed to advancing health, our physicians are dedicated to developing new insights and improving outcomes.
Advancing the Standard of Care
Exome sequencing program launched
The Clinical Genomics Program, which began as a pilot program a few years ago, offers whole-exome sequencing and analysis to patients with undiagnosed genetic diseases.
A minimally invasive heart valve replacement
A 58-year-old woman who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma and lung cancer needed a new heart valve, but open-heart surgery was considered too risky. So her doctor suggested a minimally invasive approach.
A Legacy of Innovation
First use in Western hemisphere of linear accelerator to treat cancer
First neonatal intensive care unit to allow parent visitation
Stanford creates the first neonatal intensive care unit that allows visitation by parents.
First successful human combined heart/lung transplant in the world (fourth attempted worldwide)
Mary Gohlke receives the world's first combined heart and lung transplant in a landmark operation led by surgeon Bruce Reitz.
First clinical trial testing methods for preventing eating disorders in adolescents
Researchers Joel Killen and Thomas Robinson publish findings that shed light on the causes of eating disorders in adolescents.
First demonstration that lifestyle changes and drug therapy decrease heart attack rates and slows progression of atherosclerosis in coronary arteries
Researcher William Haskell shows that intensive lifestyle changes and prevention/treatment programs can reduce cardiac events and slow the progression of atherosclerosis in coronary arteries.
Development of a new type of imaging system that can illuminate tumors in living subjects, getting pictures with a precision of nearly one-trillionth of a meter
Radiologist Sanjiv Gambhir develops a new type of imaging system that can illuminate tumors in living subjects with a precision of nearly one-trillionth of a meter
New method allows sequencing of fetal genomes using maternal blood
Bioengineer Stephen Quake develops a groundbreaking method to sequence the genome of an unborn baby using only a blood sample from the mother.
A new technique induces egg growth in infertile women, and one gives birth
An in-vitro activation procedure developed by endocrinologist Aaron Hsueh is used to induce egg growth in some infertile women, and one gives birth.
We are leading a biomedical revolution to improve health, reimagining patient-centered care that is proactive, predictive, and precise.