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Cartilage Is Grown in the Arthritic Joints of Mice

Researchers discovered a way to awaken dormant stem cells and transform them into cartilage. If the technique works in humans, it may help ease debilitating joint pain.

Educators will use virtual reality to teach anatomy

This fall, Stanford Medicine educators will teach anatomy to medical students in Kenya using virtual reality. The effort is part of a pilot project to educate medical students in under-resourced schools.

Leeper Receives Falk Award

Dr. Nicholas Leeper is the recipient of the 2020 Falk Medical Research Trust Transformational Award. The $1M in funding from Health Resources in Action will fund Leeper's project "Precision Nanotherapies for Cardiovascular Disease" through November 2022.

Hail to the Chief Series

Read interviews with Stanford Surgery faculty who were, are, or will be presidents of surgical societies including Dr. Carla Pugh, president-elect of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons. 


"We work hard, and we play hard.

-Dr. Mary Hawn, Chair

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Dr. Irene Wapnir, a breast surgical oncologist, combined forces with Dr. Dung Nguyen, from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and MIS Surgeon Dr. Yulia Zak to create an omentum-based breast implant for use in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. 

Dr. Aussama Nassar demonstrates as Dr. Lisa Knowlton narrates proper donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as currently recommended by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Dr. James Wall, Dr. Paul Maggio, and Medtronic's Christian Howell present "Value-Based Surgery: How we Evolve From Cutting Cost to Integrated Care Models."

Stanford Surgery has expanded upon the traditional residency "research years" to include a wider variety of offerings including fellowships and advanced degrees.