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Neonatology ranks third in nation by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2021-22 Best Children's Hospitals survey. This is the second consecutive year that we rank as one of the top five neonatology programs in the country. We are also the highest rated specialty at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Drs. Kevin McKim, Caroline Yeon-Kyeong Noh, and Eman Haidari graduated from our neonatal-perinatal fellowship program in June. We are very proud of them and know they will go on to do terrific work.


Providing family-centered care and specialized services in neonatal-perinatal medicine


Training the next generation of leaders in human development and neonatology


Performing groundbreaking research that improves outcomes for mothers and babies

In Brief | Division News

When will labor begin?

high-profile paper published in the Science Translational Medicine shows how researchers are getting closer to predicting the onset of labor. Findings reveal changes in the maternal metabolome, proteome, and immunome that are associated with a shift from ongoing pregnancy to a pre-labor phase of 2-4 weeks. Stanford neonatology co-authors include Laura Peterson, MDGary Darmstadt, MDGary Shaw, DrPH, and David Stevenson, MD.

Rosenkranz Prize winner aims to improve maternal health in Africa and Asia

Ivana Marić, PhD, a research scientist at our Stanford Prematurity Research Center, received the Rosenkranz Prize to study preeclampsia. She will analyze metabolites in maternal blood samples from women in Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Bangladesh with the goal of identifying biomarkers that are strong predictors of preeclampsia or preterm birth.