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This week's grand rounds

October 21 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Doctored: The Disillusionment of the American Physician

Presenter: Sandeep Jauhar, MD, PhD. Director, Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Our Latest News

Tapping into the left side of the brain

It is a bit unusual to read that a young faculty member has won an award from an entity called The Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program to create a narrative medicine group for internal medicine residents.

Elevated blood-sugar levels in pregnancy tied to baby’s heart-defect risk

Congenital heart defects are correlated with moderate elevation of the mother’s blood sugar during pregnancy, even if she’s not diabetic, according to a new study.

Stanford Health Care ranks among the nation’s most connected hospitals

Stanford Health Care's renowned Stanford Hospital today was recognized as one of the nation's most connected hospitals of 2015-2016 by U.S. News & World Report.

Stanford study: Medical procedures more expensive where physicians cluster in large medical practices

As more physicians move from solo and small practices, a dozen common medical procedures are becoming more expensive in areas where physicians are clustered into large medical practices, according to new research appearing in Health Affairs.

Faculty panel considers promises, challenges for precision health

At a Stanford Medicine Town Hall, three faculty members explored prospects for precision health — health care whose goal is to anticipate and prevent disease in the healthy and precisely diagnose and treat disease in the ill.

Students, faculty, and staff celebrated national Physician Assistant week with great fanfare

The Primary Care Associate Program celebrated national Physician Assistant week with great fanfare. Take a look at the festivities.

During Stanford talk, U.S. Surgeon General calls for a “culture of prevention”

“In few other places in the world would the son of a rural farmer from India be asked by the President to serve the health of an entire nation,” remarked U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Anne Crowe, assistant director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, dies at 48

The 2014 Spirit Award winner oversaw finance, grant administration, human resources and facilities for the center.

New from the Stanford Medicine 25 blog: Dr. Rick Hodes on the approach to spinal disease

In this blog post, we welcome Dr. Hodes discusses one of his cases in Ghana and shares with us his approach and method to diagnosing and treating his patients.

Watch Andrew Elder’s Grand Rounds talk, “Paces Across the Pond: Assessing Trainees’ Clinical Skills UK Style.”

Gastroenterologist Berkeley Limketkai shares why he went into medicine.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

October 28 @ 8:00-9:00 am

A Clinician’s Guide To Interpreting Cost Effectiveness and Other Model-Based Research

Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD is a primary care physician and an epidemiologist with a focus on conducting operations research to improve programs designed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among low-income populations.

November 4 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Asian American Health: Learning Through Diversity

Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, is an internist and clinical researcher. Her work has focused on the study of different racial/ethnic populations in the areas of obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk.

Department Events

October 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Cancer Education Seminar

October 20 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Antibiotic Allergies

Infectious Diseases Lecture Series

October 20 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

The Beta-1 Adrenergic Receptor Gene Signaling Network in Human Ventricular Myocardium

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

October 21 @ 2:30-3:30 pm

Statistical Learning with Big Data

Data Science @Stanford

October 21 @ 5:30-6:30 pm

Master of Science in Community Health and Prevention Research

Stanford Prevention Research Center Information Session

October 23 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Ascites, Hepatorenal Syndrome

Fellows Didactic Lecture

October 23 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Genetic and Cellular Dissection of Pulmonary Neuroepithelial Body Formation

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“The Dalai Lama’s doctor” - This segment profiles Barry Kerzin, an ordained Buddhist monk who serves as the Dalai Lama’s personal physician. Abraham Verghese is interviewed.

Religion and Ethics News Weekly (PBS)


“Mark Hlatky, MD: The PLATFORM trial” - Mark Hlatky discusses the PLATFORM trial at TCT 2015.

MedPage Today


“Robert Harrington, MD: The ABSORB Clinical Series” - Bob Harrington discusses the ABSORB Clinical Series at TCT 2015.

MedPage Today


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