Value focused

Focusing on adding value to health care

This issue of Stanford Medicine magazine highlights the tools and initiatives at Stanford that are aimed at adding value to health care and addressing the individual needs of patients.

Value focused
Stroke clock illustration by Jeffrey Decoster


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

Letter from the Dean

Pioneering solutions for every patient

Enhancing the value and promise of precision health


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Dream weaver

An image of a mesa that came to a scientist in his sleep sparks insight into a deadly heart disorder



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

No concealer needed

Surgeon performs Stanford Medicine’s first scar-free thyroid removal.

Cancer screening gaps

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

Baby brain science

New research links preemie brain injury from low oxygen to specific cells.

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.

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Issue 3 / 2023

AI explodes

Taking the pulse of artificial intelligence in medicine