Office of Communication & Public Affairs

The Office of Communication & Public Affairs is dedicated to sharing School of Medicine news with the media and helping journalists secure expert interviews, photographs and rich media for stories on medicine and health care.

Contacting our office as early as possible will allow us to better meet media requests. But, when deadlines are tight, we will make every effort to get you the information and experts you need.

Please call or contact specific representatives for media questions regarding the School of Medicine. During off-hours, our on-call representative can be reached by pager at (650) 723-8222, pager ID 25314.

Print media

Our group can offer supplemental background, provide timely access to researchers, physicians or faculty members and suggest additional sources if your first choice is unavailable. Contact Ruthann Richter or Becky Bach to schedule interviews and other deadline-related needs.

Guidelines for TV/video and digital media

Permission must be obtained from our office prior to any filming or recording on School of Medicine grounds. Upon request, we are happy to arrange for video crews to attend procedures, tape a live event or conduct interviews with faculty and staff memebers.

Once permission has been granted, our representatives will make the necessary arrangements with campus security, provide parking information and help guide crews through the process of setting up a video shoot or radio spot on campus. Contact Margarita Gallardo or Michelle Brandt for filming or radio requests.

Photography requests

Photographs of the medical center for publication are not permitted without prior authorization from our office. To arrange a photo shoot at the School of Medicine or to photograph School of Medicine faculty, staff and physicians, contact Ruthann Richter.

To obtain current photographs of researchers, faculty and staff or historical images of the School of Medicine from our archives, contact Susan Ipaktchian.

Patient condition reports

For adult patients' condition reports and matters involving Stanford Hospital & Clinics, please review these guidelines and then call 650) 723-1260. After hours, page the on-call representative by dialing (650) 723-8222 and entering pager #15226.

For pediatric patients' condition reports and matters involving Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, call (650) 497-8364. The on-call representative can be paged by dialing (415) 607-2629 and entering pager #18873.

Public accessibility

In order to request information on a Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) identified on or after 8/24/12 related to Public Health Service (PHS) sponsored research, please obtain a Request for Information form (.pdf) from the Conflict of Interest Review Program. The form must be completed and returned via email to the address specified to facilitate a timely response.

News releases by email

If you are a journalist who wishes to receive news releases from the Stanford School of Medicine, please fill out the form below.

Please note that our distribution lists are limited to working journalists. Members of the general public are invited to subscribe to our RSS feeds, and to visit our site to read about the latest news.

Media Contacts

Print and web media contacts

Ruthann Richter or Becky Bach

Broadcast and digital media contacts

Margarita Gallardo or Michelle Brandt

Photography requests

Ruthann Richter or Susan Ipaktchian

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