Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Child-centered Care

Children need specialized care, especially during an emergency. At the Stanford Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, we understand that children are not small adults, and we strive to create an environment of comfort.

As a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, we offer comprehensive 24-hour emergency care that includes direct access to world-ranked pediatric specialists. 

We are proud to train the next generation of pediatric emergency phsyicians. Our top-tier residents receive robust training in a comprehensive, immersive experience. Our two ACGME-approved fellows are focused on leading-edge research in pediatric emergency care. 


Dr. Angela Lumba-Brown, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and co-director of the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center  is lead author on important new CDC guidlines for managing and treating head injuries.

> See new guidelines

> Read New York Times article

For Doctors

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

For Parents

To reach a call back nurse for questions about a current patient, please call 650-723-4411 (available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

About Us

Collaboration with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

The 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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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Main Line: 650-723-6576

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