About Us

The mission of the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is to transform healthcare for all by leading in the advancement of emergency medicine through innovation and scientific discovery.


We are dedicated to providing career-defining education, leading-edge research, and precision emergency medical care


Marc Andreessen and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Emergency Department

The Marc Andreessen and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Emergency Department serves the San Mateo and Santa Clara County communities and receives 75k visits per year.

We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center between San Francisco and the South Bay and hold designations as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. We are a transfer center for facilities across and beyond the state of California that need specialized expertise. 

Our award-winning faculty specialize in:

Emergency Medicine is a rapidly-developing field, and Stanford is leading research in many areas, including:

  • pre-hospital care
  • wilderness medicine
  • physician wellness
  • pediatric emergency medicine
  • international healthcare delivery
  • simulation and virtual reality as training tools
  • online and application-based diagnostics

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Stanford School of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine recognize the importance and strength of diversity, equity, and inclusion for our faculty, fellows, residents, staff and the constituency served.

In 2019, Forbes ranked Stanford as a top employer for diversity, ranked number four out of all universities and education institutions in the country.

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Our Values

Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine actively embraces and promotes:

  • Collaboration * Service
  • Compassion * Resilience
  • Collegiality * Adaptability
  • Leadership * Innovation
  • Diversity * Inclusion


  • Pioneered novel Stroke Code Extended protocol 
  • Implemented innovative critical care unit within the ED
  • Received prestigious Lantern Award twice, recognizing exceptional innovation
  • Led the nation in creating an EM Physician Wellness fellowships and an EM Innovation & Design fellowship

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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Main Line: 650-723-6576

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