Teaching and Research
Research and teaching are fundamental to advancing the field of Sports Medicine, providing excellence in health care and shaping the next generation of clinicians. Sports Medicine is truly an interdisciplinary field, connecting areas of medicine, biology, and engineering to answer challenging clinical and basic science questions. Here at Stanford, we pride ourselves in producing quality research and disseminating this knowledge throughout our undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty within the Sports Medicine Center teach a total of five undergraduate and graduate courses at Stanford as well as serving as advisors to undergraduates, medical students and residents.
The Human Performance Laboratory at Stanford is a world-class testing and research facility, with state-of-the-art motion capture equipment, portable and static metabolic carts for measuring oxygen consumption, ultrasound for cardiac and musculoskeletal application, high speed video cameras, DXA scanner for bone mineral density and body composition, and an instrumented force-plate treadmill. Coupled with leading researchers in the field of biomechanics, exercise physiology, cardiology, and sports medicine, the Human Performance Lab provides a unique research environment with a focus on injury mechanisms in performance enhancement in sport.
Our close ties with the Department of Athletics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics make for exciting clinical research opportunities. We currently collaborate with several other research groups on campus, from Bioengineering and Biomechanical Engineering, to Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology and Departments of Physiology and Biology.
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
- Fellowship Program Information [PDF]
- Instructions to Applicants [PDF]