The Division of Pediatric Anesthesia is actively involved in scientific investigations conducted in pediatric pharmacology and drug development, advances in cardiac surgical and anesthetic techniques, advanced pain management techniques, acupuncture, and other areas of academic inquiry. The LPCH anesthesiologists lecture and teach internationally, sharing their unique expertise with other medical centers around the world.
Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab
The primary goal of this laboratory is to promote the health and well being of children and adolescents with chronic pain and their families. In line with this goal, research projects focus on biological, neurological, cognitive, affective, and social risk and resiliency factors of the pain experience. Projects include brain imaging, longitudinal clinical cohort, and treatment interventions studies.
Stanford Chariot Program
We engage children in imaginative play, minimizing their attention to stressful stimuli. As our program grows, we are emerging as a national leader of creative innovations in the enhancement of the pediatric patient experience.