Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Stanford University!
Pediatric hospitalists provide general pediatric care for children while they are in the hospital. We remain in contact with primary pediatricians and work with pediatric subspecialists to treat each child's unique condition.
We provide inpatient care to patients primarily at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Opened in 1991, LPCH is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics.
We also serve our patients at the LPCH Pediatric Unit at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA, John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA, ValleyCare Hospital in Pleasanton, CA, and Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, CA.
Providing and advancing high value, evidence based care within the hospital and across health systems to promote health and equality of all children.
To educate, innovate, and deliver high quality, collaborative, and patient-centered care.
Center for Academic Medicine (CAM)
Pediatric Hospital Medicine, M/C: 5660
453 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Joseph Kim, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Kim is the Division Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Associate Chief Medical Officer for Stanford Children’s Health. Dr. Kim leads a diverse division which intentionally fosters faculty leadership across the multiple dimensions of academic pediatric hospital medicine including clinical excellence, quality and performance improvement, education, research, and healthcare administration. In his role as Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Dr. Kim has served as a national thought leader in family-centered care and advocate for partnership between academic and community pediatric hospitalist programs. His aspiration is to regionalize the delivery of high quality, lower cost pediatric care across Bay Area hospitals by building clinical programs and promoting clinical effectiveness, health equity, and patient centered improvement.