Stanford Combined Pediatrics Anesthesiology Residency


The combined pediatrics-anesthesiology residency seeks applicants with outstanding clinical abilities who show potential to be leaders in their field (e.g., pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric pain management, or other fields). The program trains physicians to be outstanding in two independent specialties. 

The structure of our program consists of:

PGY-1 12 months of pediatrics internship
PGY-2 12 months of anesthesiology
PGY-3 through PGY-5 6 months per year devoted to each specialty, alternating approximately every three-months through senior level rotations

For the Combined Program in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology, the ERAS application material should be sent to the Combined Program in Pediatrics and Anesthesiology.  Candidates will interview at both programs over 2 days. The NRMP code for the Stanford combined pediatrics-anesthesiology program is 1820726C0.  If you are interested in also applying to the categorical programs in either Pediatrics or Anesthesia, please also apply through those ERAS programs. 

Residents in this combined program are fully included members of both departments including advising, mentoring, research opportunities, and resident colleagues, etc.

Sample Schedule

                                                                        Number of 4 Week Rotations Per Year

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 11 2* 5 8* 6
Stanford University Hospital 1 7 6 3 6
Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto Health Care
0 2 1 1 1
Santa Clara
Valley Medical Center
1 2 1 1 0
Valley Childrens Hospital (Fresno) 0 0 1 0 0


*Pediatric anesthesia, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, & adult obstetric anesthesia rotations are at Packard

Required Rotations


  • 5 months in-patient rotations (may be general pediatrics, mixed or a single subspecialty)
  • 5 months supervisory experience
  • 3 months PICU, 2 months NICU, 2 weeks CVICU
  • 7 months subspecialty rotations with a mix of inpatient and outpatient experience
  • 3 months ER
  • 1 month acute care illness
  • 1 month normal newborn
  • 1 month adolescent medicine
  • 1 month behavioral/developmental pediatrics
  • 40% of pediatric time is in ambulatory settings
  • Weekly pediatric continuity clinic during pediatrics rotations & once/month during anesthesia rotations. PGY-4 and PGY-5 years, residents may elect to participate in a pediatric subspecialty clinic or continue their pediatric primary care clinic to meet this requirement.


  • Two one-month rotations in each of obstetric anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, neuroanesthesiology, and cardiothoracic anesthesiology

  • Two months (minimum) in an adult ICU in addition to the requirements for training in neonatal and pediatric critical care medicine

  • Three months of pain medicine – one month in acute perioperative pain, one month in chronic pain, and one month of regional anesthesia/peripheral nerve blocks

  • Two weeks in a preoperative evaluation clinic

  • Two weeks providing anesthesia for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures outside the surgical suites

  • No single subspecialty, excluding critical care medicine may exceed six months total

  • Minimum clinical experiences as defined by the anesthesiology program requirements

  • Rotations are not “counted” twice. Thus, rotations are not considered by the program to meet the requirements for training in pediatrics or anesthesiology simultaneously

Faculty Resources

Tammy Wang, MD
Anesthesia Associate Program Director

Dr. Wang is a pediatrician and an anesthesiologist and is board certified in both specialties. She was a resident, chief resident and then a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland for a number of years before completing residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Stanford. She works at Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital where she is Clinical Director of Pediatric Anesthesiology, specializing in perioperative medicine as a member of the Anesthesia Resource and Pre-Anesthesia Resource teams. Her interests also include resident education, advocacy and wellness, patient safety and quality improvement. She and her husband enjoy raising their two rambunctious boys, family vacations, and exploring the many cuisines the Bay Area has to offer.

Lindsey Rasmussen, MD
Pediatrics Associate Program Director

Dr. Rasmussen is the Associate Medical Director in the PICU and Medical Director of Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Dr. Rasmussen completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC and her pediatric critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She joined the team at Stanford in 2018 from the University of Louisville with clinical and research interests in inflammation following traumatic brain injury, outcome prediction after cardiac arrest, and neuromonitoring in the pediatric intensive care setting. She loves a good coffee shop and enjoys meeting with trainees to discuss career goals, residency challenges, and life in general. Outside work, Dr. Rasmussen is an enthusiastic traveler and live music aficionado. She enjoys time with her family, two very active kids, friends, hiking bay area trails, and the vast culinary options of San Francisco.

Additional Contact Information



Pediatrics-Anesthesiology Combined Residents

Financial Information

Stanford and the Department of Anesthesiology recognize that residents may face financial challenges living in a high-cost-of-living area and provides the following additional benefits to residents.


  • Housing stipend (PGY-2 through PGY-4 years) - annually $3600
  • Education and retreat stipends - annually $2275 
  • In-Training ($175 annually) and ABA Basic ($875) Exams with an additional opportunity to be reimbursed up to $875 for the ABA Advanced exam (based on ITE performance)
  • Resident of the Month bonus of $100
  • FARM residents are paid an additional quarterly stipend
  • ABA membership reimbursed annually
  • Presentation of research at academic meetings - all travel expenses paid


Stanford Graduate Medical Education

  • Housing stipend - $7,200 annually
  • Education allowance - $2,000 annually – dependent on timely completion of annual HealthStream modules
  • Cell phone allowance - $1,000 annually
  • Food allowance - $10 per shifts that are 12 hours or longer
  • Cost of CA medical license ($456.50) and DEA ($888) application and renewals
  • One-time moving allowance - $3,000 for new residents



Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Meetup

2018 Resident Welcome Event

2023 Quarterly Meeting

2017 Annual Program Evaluation Dinner

Snacks and Hanging Out

Enjoying The Beautiful Bay Area