Medical Social Worker

To reach Sruthi Veeravalli, MSW , Pediatric CF Center Social Worker call (650) 736-1905.

To reach Meg Dvorak, LCSW, Adult CF Center Social Worker, call (650)723-6273

For Transplant Social Worker, please call Annie Dornbush, MSW, (650)736-1059 or
Tonia Gregory, MSW, (650)723-4440

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services at Stanford is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of our patients. In order to preserve the health and welfare of all, the hospital combines medical care with close attention to the needs of the entire family. The Social Services Department seeks to enhance coping and participation in care by providing emotional support, care coordination and resource assistance. Our social workers are experienced in child and family development and adjustment to illness/medical treatment and are available to address your concerns.

Social Workers provide:

Emotional Support

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services recognizes that adjusting to your child's illness while balancing other aspects of your life can be a difficult process. Our staff of social workers is specially trained to help you with the following needs:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Stress
  • Counseling:
    • Coping with Illness & Treatment
    • Support Groups for Different Illnesses
    • Grief & Bereavement

Care Coordination

At times the hospital can be a confusing and complex environment, and the medical care provided may be difficult to understand. If you have questions and are unsure who to ask, social workers can guide you to the correct source and further assist with:

  • Communication Between Your Family & the Medical Team
  • Pre- and Post-Care Planning/Preparations
  • Clarification of How the Hospital Functions
  • Roles of the Medical Team Members

Resource Assistance

Social Services facilitates access to health services and supports your family's involvement in your child's medical care. We also recognize that you may need assistance with basic resources at times. Our social workers and resource coordinators can meet with you to explore:

  • Referral to & Collaboration with Community Agencies
  • Access to Hospital Resources
    • Meals
    • Transportation
    • Lodging