Stanford University is founded.
Stanford University is opened.
Cooper Medical College is adopted as Stanford University's School of Medicine by the Board of Trustees.
Felix Bloch of Stanford Medicine co-discovers nuclear magnetic resonance, which is still used today to detect brain tumors and other cancers.
Medical school moves from SF to new quarters – including classrooms, laboratories, hospital and clinics, on Stanford campus. The Hospital was known as the Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center.
California’s first kidney transplantation is performed at the Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center.
Malcolm Bagshaw at Stanford develops a type of radiation therapy called high-dose, small-field radiation to treat prostate cancer without the need for surgery.
Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center is purchased by Stanford University and incorporated as Stanford University Hospital.
Stanley Cohen co-develops gene cloning and ignites the biotechnology revolution
William Robinson isolates the genome of the virus that causes hepatitis B and a common form of liver cancer.
Children's Hospital at Stanford opens a new wing to house the Stanford-Children's Ambulatory Care Center, consolidating all pediatric outpatient services of Stanford University Medical Center.
The world’s first successful heart-lung transplant procedure is performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
A modernization program to upgrade and expand facilities is signed with Children's Hospital at Stanford that consolidates all pediatric services in the new Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.
Ground is broken for the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
Stanford University Hospital opens a new wing, the first major modernization project since 1959.
The Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine is opened.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is opened.
The Hospital’s Liver Transplant Programs begins, and today it ranks among the top liver transplant centers in the nation.
Susan Knox uses radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies to treat patients with lymphoma and solid tumors.
The CyberKnife, developed at Stanford by John Adler, MD, performs its first procedure at the Hospital.
Branimir Sikic, George Fisher and Cheryl Cho develop a new treatment for metastatic colorectal cancers.
The new Stanford Cancer Center building opens.
The Hospital becomes one of only a few in the world chosen to treat a patient with the first-ever FDA-approved therapeutic cancer vaccine.
A legacy of excellence in medicine.
Stanford Health Care has been setting a higher standard of patient care for more than 160 years. Our legacy is a testament to the influence we’ve had on the medical community. We’ve earned our reputation through our persistent determination to advance medicine and pioneer new treatments and methods, but there’s more to come. Join us on this journey.