Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Innovations in Child-centered Care

Stanford Pediatric Emergency Medicine is committed to research, innovation, and child-centered care that creates an atmosphere of comfort for our most vulnerable population.

A Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, we offer 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 our physicians are also Stanford School of Medicine faculty, representing some of the most innovative minds, trained in leading-edge best practices.

Santa Clara County has recognized Stanford’s Marc Andreessen and Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department Pediatric Emergency Department as a comprehensive care center for its ability to handle a broad spectrum of medical emergencies in young patients. 


Meet Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd, Inaugural Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine & Vice Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 

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Our new pediatric emergency department melds expert care with child-centered space

Stanford's Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department opened in 2022, and provides a bright, light-filled space abounding with images of nature and interactive installations designed to calm both patients and parents and to reflect the design of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

The child-focused space is fully staffed with board-certified pediatric emergency physicians and pediatric emergency-trained nurses and technicians. They provide the highest level of care for ailments ranging from ear infections to complications of chronic or congenital diseases, sports or school mishaps, to major trauma. Child life specialists, who distract and educate children during exams and procedures, have received graduate-level training. The airy space provides clear sight lines to a child’s care team during the visit. Read more.


Take a video tour of the Stanford  Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department and hear from Drs. Cherrelle Smith, Mia Karamatsu, Guillermo De Angulo and others about what makes this space so special for patients and clinicians alike.

ACGME Pediatric EM Fellowship

We are proud to train the next generation of pediatric emergency physicians!

Our  ACGME-approved fellows are focused on leading-edge research in pediatric emergency care. Learn more

For Doctors

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient, please call the main pediatric emergency department line, 650-723-4422.

For Parents

Visitor Information

To reach a nurse regarding a patient, call 650-723-4411 (9am to 9pm)


Collaboration with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department of Stanford Hospital continues to serve as the emergency treatment facility for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. In an emergency, bring your child first to the Stanford Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (900 Quarry Road Extension). If they need to stay overnight, Stanford will coordinate a seamless transfer of care to Packard Children's (or another appropriate facility).

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