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, PICU, pediatric pain management, or other fields). The program trains physicians to be outstanding in two independent specialties. Graduates are board-eligible in both specialties.

Pediatrics Anesthesiology Program
Pediatric Anesthesia

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 in the three-month periods 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 consecutive 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, 1 month 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 pediatric anesthesia pre-operative clinic to meet this requirement.


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

Dr. Tammy Wang                                                                                                                                         Email Dr. Wang
Anesthesia Associate Program Director

Dr. Wang is a pediatrician and an anesthesiologist and is board certified in both specialties. She was 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 Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and specializes in perioperative medicine as a member of the Anesthesia Resource and Pre-Anesthesia Resource teams. She directs the pediatric anesthesia rotation for the residency. Her interests also include quality improvement and resident advocacy.

Dr. Caroline Buckway                                                                                                                        Email Dr. Buckway
Pediatrics Associate Program Director

Additional Contact Information



Pediatric - Anesthesia Combined Residents

Sample Pediatrics Schedule

Note:  Subspecialty Continuity Clinic (i.e anesthesia preop clinic) is an Option in PGY-4 and PGY-5 Year (instead of Gen Peds Continuity Clinic).

Sample Anesthesiology Schedule, PGY-2 (CA-1) Year

Financial Information

Department-specific benefits apply to the time which is spent in that department. As an example, below is a list of monies/stipends anesthesia residents receive:

Pre-tax stipends

  • One-time Stanford moving allowance from hospital of $3,000 (as PGY-1 or CA-1)
  • Housing stipend from anesthesia department of $3600 per year PGY-2 through PGY-4
  • Housing Stipend (pretax from hospital) $500/month=$6000/yr
  • Educational Stipend from hospital of $1000/ per year
  • Hospital GME bonus $2,000/yr (intended for parking, phone, etc)
  • Education stipend from anesthesia department of $775 per year PGY-2 through PGY-4


Other Funds

  • California medical license renewal: $895 paid by GME if application done on time
  • Presentation of research at academic meeting - expenses paid by anesthesia dept
  • ASA membership dues of $75 per year
  • Call meal money (dining dollars) of $10 for each 12-hour call shift worked
  • DEA registration fee of $731


Social Gatherings

2017 Dinner Get Together

2018 Fall Gathering

2018 Fall Gathering

2018 Fall Gathering