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.

Office of the Chair


Hugh O' Brodovich, MD

Arline & Pete Harman Professor & Chair:

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine

Adalyn Jay Physician-in-Chief, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Director, Child Health Research Institute


Hugh O'Brodovich MD, is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Adalyn Jay Physician in Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. He assumed these positions in January 2008.

He attended the University of Manitoba where he obtained his medical degree and training in pediatrics and pediatric respiratory medicine.  Read more...


In the Department of Pediatrics


Christy Sandborg, MD

Associate Chair Clinical (Hospital  Affairs)

Mark Kay, MD, PhD

Associate Chair, Basic Research

Gary Shaw, DrPH

Associate Chair, Clinical Research

Jeffrey Feinstein, MD, MPH

Associate Chair, Education (Fellowship Programs)

Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

Associate Chair, Education (Residency Programs)

Sheri Spunt, MD

Associate Chair, Adolescent / Young Adult Programs

Margaret Paternek, PhD

Associate Chair, Finance and Administration