Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd Welcomed as Inaugural Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine proudly welcomes Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd, as the inaugural Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Professor of Emergency Medicine.

A trailblazing physician leader, Dr. Hsu offers an exceptional track record of leadership and excellence in clinical quality, operational performance, service delivery, medical education, and research. Dr. Hsu will help guide the advancement of the division's clinical, educational, operational, and research missions at the Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine.

 "We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Hsu to the Stanford Emergency Medicine team," said Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA, Chair of the Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine. "Her expertise and remarkable achievements make her the perfect candidate for this inaugural role. Dr. Hsu will drive innovation and elevate the standard of pediatric emergency medicine both at Stanford and within the specialty."

Dr. Hsu's areas of expertise encompass pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, and optimizing individual and team performance. At Stanford, Dr. Hsu will focus on creating new knowledge through research and scholarly activity.  She will also help lead the advancement of the comprehensive 24-hour emergency care services available within Stanford’s Pediatric Emergency Department. Opened in 2022, this state-of-the-art facility provides direct access to world-ranked pediatric specialists, serving as the primary emergency treatment hub for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

In her new role, Dr. Hsu will collaborate closely with Dr. Blomkalns, leaders at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and the administration within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, she will play a pivotal role in nurturing the academic careers of current faculty, recruiting and mentoring new faculty, and spearheading the development of innovative educational programs.

 "Joining the exceptional Stanford Emergency Medicine team is an honor," said Dr. Hsu. "I am thrilled to collaborate with the faculty and leaders to optimize pediatric emergency medicine, advance medical education, and unlock the full potential of individual and team performance. Together, we will redefine the future of emergency care for children."

Dr. Hsu previously served as the Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, and completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

The Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to transforming healthcare for all by leading in the advancement of emergency medicine through innovation and scientific discovery. The department includes more than 95 attendings, 16 fellows, and 60 residents, and serves more than 75,000 adults and 25,000 pediatric patients annually.

Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd