About Us

Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA

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 educationleading-edge research, and precision emergency medical care.

Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department

The Stanford Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department serves the San Mateo and Santa Clara County communities and receives 75k patients 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. Stanford has also been designated by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 2 Geriatric ED in recognition of our best practices, education, resources and support for the special needs of our older patients. 


Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department

The newly-remodeled Stanford Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department offers comprehensive 24-hour emergency care that includes direct access to world-ranked pediatric specialists. Our "ouchless" pediatric ED is separate from our adult ED and serves as the emergency treatment facility for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, with approximately pediatric 29k patients each year.

Our Values

Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine actively embraces and promotes:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Discovery
  • Service


60 emergency medicine residents

16 fellows

95 attendings

150+ peer-reviewed publications annually

Experts in Critical CareEMS, Global EMPediatric EMUltrasoundSocial EM & Population Health,  Biosecurity, and  Wilderness Medicine


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