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This week's grand rounds

February 17 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Medicine and Literature: Fiction As Ethics

Alvan Ikoku is an assistant professor of comparative literature and of medicine at Stanford University.

Our Latest News

A new faculty member from the land of fire and ice

Sigurdis Haraldsdottir, MD (assistant professor, Oncology), is a recent (October 2015) newcomer to the Department of Medicine faculty.

Adult congenital heart program at Stanford offers unusual level of expertise in caring for adults born with heart defects

The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Health Care now has seven board-certified specialists in adult congenital heart disease, making it one of the largest groups of such doctors in the country.

The latest news from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Stanford neurobiologist Carla Shatz shares her perspective

When Carla Shatz, PhD, was an undergraduate at Radcliffe College, her grandmother suffered a stroke that left her partially paralyzed and unable to speak.

A Google+ Hangout with Stanford’s Internal Medicine Residency Program

A panel of faculty, residents, and physicians shared their residency experiences and answered questions about life at Stanford during a recent Google+ Hangout.

Zika virus shares key traits with Ebola crisis, Stanford experts point out

An op-ed co-authored by global-health physician Michele Barry, MD, calls attention today to alarming parallels between the outbreaks of Ebola and Zika.

New from the Stanford 25 blog: What’s the cause of this enlarged nose?

This 42 year old male give a history of a chronic “skin rash” of his face. He notes he’s had it for many years and never sought treatment.

Watch David Sobel’s Grand Rounds talk, “Engaging Patients as Partners: Effective Behavior Change Strategies for Busy Clinicians.”

Upcoming Grand Rounds

February 24 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Translating Discoveries to Cures: The Drug Development Paradigms

Shivaani Kummar, MD, joined the Stanford faculty in January 2015.

March 2 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Age, Estimating GFR, and Living Kidney Donation

Jane Tan, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of nephrology at Stanford University.

Department Events

February 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Cutaneous Metastases—Modulating the Local Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Response to Systemic Therapy

Cancer Education Seminar

February 16 @ 8:00-9:00 am

Tuberculosis Part 1

ID Lecture Series

February 16 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Digitizing Human Beings and Medicine

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science

February 17 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Passing TORCH—Placental Infections with Intracellular Pathogens

ID Special Seminar

February 17 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Radiology Case Discussions

PCCM Clinical Conference

February 17 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

Are the High Costs of US Medical Technology Justified by Improved Health Outcomes?

RIP Seminar

February 19 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

PCCM Didactic Lecture

February 19 @ 7:00-8:00 am

Parental Nutrition

Fellows Didactic Lecture

February 19 @ 1:00-2:00 pm

Making it Personal—Bringing Omics to the Fight Against Lung Cancer

PCCM Grand Rounds

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities
Announcements »

In the News

“Zika fears spur rash of calls to clinics about travel safety” - Medical providers have received a rash of calls from residents about travel safety resulting from fear of the Zika virus. Michele Barry provides comment.

San Francisco Chronicle

“Zika outbreak bears an eerie resemblance to the spread of Ebola” - This op-ed by Michele Barry and Yanbai Andrea Wang, a fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences, describes similarities between the Zika and Ebola outbreaks.

Los Angeles Times

“The risks (and unexpected benefits) of sending health students abroad” - This article examines programs that send health students abroad. Michele Barry provides comment.


“Stents top medical Tx with borderline fractional flow reserve” - William Fearon weighs in on a cardiac study about patients in a gray area between treatment options.


“Intratumor heterogeneity poses challenge for cancer moonshot program” - This piece describes current efforts to treat cancer and mentions work by Beverly Mitchell and other Stanford researchers.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

“At Stanford Health Care, a virtual primary care clinic designed around the patient” - The ClickWell Care program was named a semifinalist in the 2016 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program. Sumbul Ahmad Desai and Lauren Cheung provide comment.

Healthcare Informatics

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