Innovation & Research

From the first weeks of pregnancy through the birth of your baby, our specialists offer years of innovation and extraordinary care. Our Stanford Medicine physicians are researchers and professors in the School of Medicine’s Neonatology,  Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric divisions. Their advancements in their fields provide state-of-the-art care to promote the health of pregnant women and their babies.

Advancing Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetric and Neonatal Care

Our Stanford Medicine physician-scientists in the divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics at the School of Medicine have an outstanding record of excellence in clinical investigation and translational medicine. We are focused on discovering ways to address the full range of disorders of pregnancy and gestation in the mother and fetus through collaboration across specialties. Numerous innovative obstetric clinical trials are currently underway.

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Improving Patient Safety through Simulation Training for Labor and Delivery Teams

Just as pilots train on flight simulators to practice their skills, learn new ones and make flying safer, the OB Simulation Program provides labor and delivery teams with a safe way to practice emergency situations without danger to patients. Using live actors and mannequins, OB Sim staff create realistic scenarios designed to teach obstetric teams the technical, behavioral and communication skills necessary for optimal performance when faced with a real life emergency situation.

The training team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has over ten years’ experience with hundreds of courses conducted. Recipients of the Kaiser Innovation in Education award, we are known as the national and international leader in multi-disciplinary “in-situ” obstetric simulation at the point of care. Our Stanford Health Care faculty includes obstetric simulation experts, advanced practice nurse educators, obstetricians, and obstetric anesthesiologists — all of whom practice at a busy, high acuity center.

For more information about our OB Simulation Training opportunities or to schedule a training for your team call (650) 497-8284 or download the OB Simulation Program brochure.

A Birthplace of Modern Neonatology

As global leaders in neonatology—the study and practice of caring for newborns—our physician-scientists have advanced their field in the United States for more than half a century. Innovations include the creation of the first Premature Infant Research Center, the development of the first apnea monitor and the development and use of radiant-warmed transport incubators.

Our doctors have developed care methodologies that have become common practice at other hospitals. Instead of focusing exclusively on repair of disorders, our physician scientists work to prevent many conditions from happening. Learn more about their breakthrough innovations.