Research and Innovation

The Stanford advantage

Established in 1885, Stanford University is one of the world’s leading research universities and premier academic brands, particularly noted for top-ranked programs that include physical and biological sciences. Patients of all ages can benefit greatly from collaborative multidisciplinary research, groundbreaking innovation, and family-centered care from the Stanford Medicine ecosystem, which includes Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, the adult health care delivery system, and the Stanford School of Medicine.

Throughout history, Stanford Medicine has been home to cutting-edge medical advances, including the first successful adult human heart transplant in the United States and the first combined heart-lung transplant in the world. Stanford School of Medicine is the West Coast’s oldest medical school and worldwide leader in patient care, education, research and innovation. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is proud to be the pediatric and obstetric teaching hospital of Stanford Medicine—one of the top-ranked academic medical institutions in the country.

The Stanford and Maternal Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI) releases an annual report highlighting the incredible work to advance research in maternal and child health.

View our 2022 Annual Report