Neonatal & Dev Medicine in the department of pediatrics

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March of Dimes and Stanford University School of Medicine launch multidisciplinary research center to understand and prevent premature birth

David Stevenson, MD, Harold K. Faber Professor of Pediatrics, serves as the principal investigator for the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. More >>

Pioneer of Modern-Day Neonatology Celebrates Over
50 Years of
Preemie Care

Philip Sunshine, MD
80-year-old Professor Emeritus has
no plans to retire. He states,
"they still enjoy my work!" More »
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Christohper Contag is one of the recipients of an award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state stem cell agency created by Prop. 71 to overcome immune rejection of transplanted cells. More »

Christopher H. Contag, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Radiology


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Baby Feet

The Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine aims to provide optimum state-of-the-art care for critically ill and recovering neonates and infants, provide training for young physicians and investigators, and conduct basic and patient-oriented research studies to improve care. We are dedicated to the School of Medicine's mission of advancing and exploring innovative and novel biomedical, translational, and clinical research and education through the nurturing and stimulation of interactions among basic and clinical scientists, clinicians, and educators throughout the School of Medicine and University as well as with the private and public sectors. Through our integrated research, education, patient, and community outreach programs we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic medicine and patient care.

Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services

The Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford represents collaboration in the best sense. The center, funded by a gift from the Johnsons and officially formed on October 1, 1997, combines perinatal, neonatal, and developmental medicine services. The center brings together clinical services for the mother, fetus and newborn and formalizes academic partnerships among participating faculty and staff.

Johnson Center

Congratulations to Packard's ECMO Programs!

The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ECMO Programs were awarded the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Excellence Award at the 20th Annual ELSO Meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 14, 2009. The ECMO Program was initiated at Stanford in 1988 and to date, has been used to support almost 500 infants, children and young adults with life-threatening heart and/or lung failure at Stanford and LPCH with outstanding results.  The LPCH ECMO Programs support patients in the NICU, PICU, and CVICU. The Neonatal ECMO Program is directed by Krisa Van Meurs, MD and William Rhine, MD. It is coordinated by Arlene Sheehan, RN, NNP.

  • Gary Shaw, DrPH, and Suzan Carmichael, PhD, are authors of a study examining the quality of women's diets and birth defects. The study is published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. More »
  • Stanford researchers develop more accurate method of determining premature infants' risk of illness. Anna Penn, MD, PhD, is co-senior author in the research published in Science Translational Medicine. More »
  • America’s Best Hospitals U.S.News ranks Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's Neonatal Care #6 in the nation.
  • 4th Edition Fetal and Neonatal Brain Injury
    By David K. Stevenson, William E. Benitz,
    Philip Sunshine, Susan R. Hintz
    , and Maurice L. Druzin More »

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