Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowships

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How to Apply

The Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at  Stanford participates in the SF Match process which encompasses both the Central  Application Service (CAS) and match in one system with 8 fellowship positions available per year. Institutional start dates are typically July 1, August 1, and January 1 though the vast majority of fellows commence the fellowship program on  August 1. Applications must be submitted through SF Match CAS. Please email any supplementary documents (copy of your medical diploma) to the Pediatric  Anesthesia Fellowship Coordinator: Jessica Martinez at

SF Match applications close on March 1, 2024

Application Process After March 1, 2024

Please submit your application with the below documents electronically (PDF format, no photos of documents) to Jessica Martinez at If you need to reach her by phone, please call (650) 497-8189.

  • Manual Fellowship Application Form, download pdf here
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation including one from your residency program director. At least one of the remaining letters should be written by a pediatric anesthesia faculty or staff member
  • USMLE (or COMLEX) Scores
  • ABA Basic Examination Scores
  • Copy of Medical School Dean’s letter
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma 
  • If residency has been completed, please submit your competency-based final evaluation written by your program director


PALS Certification

We require all incoming fellows be PALS certified (or recertified) during their fellowship year. Upon starting the fellowship, you will be asked to sign up for PALS certification training within your first few weeks of training. If you are currently PALS certified, your certificate expiration date must be valid through July of your fellowship graduation year. You will be reimbursed for the cost of certification or recertification when taken at LPCH. Please send Jessica Martinez ( a copy of your certificate if you have one already.

Program Director

Tom Caruso, MD, MEd
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
453 Quarry Road, MC 5663
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Fellowship Coordinator

Jessica Martinez
Fellowship Coordinator
453 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Office: 650-497-8189

Application Timeline

  • Applications Accepted
    Applications are accepted January 8 - March 1 (via SF Match);
    March 1 - April 15 for manual applications
  • Initial Application File Review
    January 15
  • End Applications
    April 15
  • Interviews
    February - May
  • Rank Order Lists Due
    June 11
  • Match Results
    June 25

All applications received as of January 8 are reviewed en masse and interview invitations are issued. Subsequent applications are reviewed as they are received and notice of interview will occur within two weeks of receipt of completed application.