Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

We advance the health of infants, children and adolescents worldwide through innovative medical care, research, training and advocacy. With 366 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists our department is one of the largest at the School of Medicine.

As a leader in pediatric medicine, we depend on the contributions of a large support staff, whose expertise and dedication serve to facilitate the department's administrative, clinical, education and research operations. In partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, our programs and services offer state-of-the-art primary and specialty care. Our researchers and clinicians collaborate across the bench-to-bedside-to-backyard continuum, transforming their discoveries into the most effective diagnostics, treatments and prevention therapies available today.

As part of Stanford University, we prepare future leaders in pediatric medicine by offering broad-based training in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. Tightly integrated with our educational activities, these programs provide hands-on learning to equip our graduates with the skills they'll need as future advocates of children's health.

Ranked among the top in the nation, we attract medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral fellows from around the world.  While teaching the skills required by tomorrow’s physician leaders, the programs challenge trainees to explore and develop their interests through basic science, clinical and community-based research.

As described above, the LPCHS serves as the Department’s primary clinical site.  LPCHS is the main referral hospital for a large network of pediatricians throughout the Bay Area and a nationally recognized tertiary and quaternary care center for children with complex and acute conditions.  Faculty members  also provide services through Stanford University Hospital and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Our faculty conduct outreach services to ensure the highest standard of care locally and across 8 states including the western U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii.

Featured Article

Expert in cancer immunotherapy joins Stanford Medicine faculty

Crystal Mackall will lead the university’s efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers.

December 16, 2015: New microscopy technique maps mechanical properties of living cells.

Researchers have developed a new way to use atomic force microscopy to rapidly measure the mechanical properties of cells at the nanometer scale, an advance that could pave the way for better understanding immune disorders and cancer.

November 23, 2015: Nine professors elected fellows of AAAS

Eight faculty members from the School of Medicine and one from the School of Humanities and Sciences have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


In the Department of Pediatrics