About the Department

The Department of Pediatrics in the Stanford University School of Medicine is committed to advancing the health of infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research, 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, residents, and postdoctoral fellows 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. 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.
  • Challenging trainees to explore and develop their interests through basic science, clinical and community-based research.

In partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Stanford Children's Health and other hospital partners and affiliations, 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.