Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics

The Stanford Department of Pediatrics is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, education, training, and advocacy. With over 400 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialties, our department is one of the largest in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Ranked among the top in the nation by US News and World Report, we attract medical students, interns, postdoctoral scholars, residents, fellows, and faculty from around the world by. Offering broad-based training in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. 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.

Featured Events

  • October 18, 2019 Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME) - The Opioid Epidemic: From Freud to Fentanyl Anna Lembke, MD - Stanford School of Medicine

    The Stanford Department of Pediatrics Presents the Lawrence G. Crowley Distinguished Lecture Series

    Explore the invisible forces inside and outside of medicine driving opioid overprescribing. Professor Anna Lembke dives into the role of Big Pharma, the medicalization of poverty, cultural changes in the meaning of pain, and the neuroscience of addiction, to shed light on one of the worst drug epidemics in U.S. history.

  • October 22, 2019 ENGAGE Leadership Series: The Color of Leadership: Using a Personality Inventory to Improve Interpersonal Communication Michelle Brooks, C-TAGME - Pediatrics, Residency Program

    In this one-hour interactive session, participants will learn the four principle personality types as described in True Color theory. Learners will then be guided through several activities to compare and contrast communication styles both within their type-groups and in mixed groups. Participants will then have an opportunity to reflect on how to apply skills learned in session to their broader educational environment. 

Divisions in the Department of Pediatrics