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 in the Stanford University 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.


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Pediatric Divisions