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We are a team of health care professionals who partner with families to deliver first-rate care to sick newborns, engage in innovative research, and educate future leaders in the field.


We deliver inclusive, family-centered care and offer specialized services in perinatal-neonatal medicine. 


We train neonatologists and scholars interested in human development and neonatology to be leaders in their field.


We perform groundbreaking research that promotes change, improving outcomes for mothers and babies.

In Brief | Division News

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

U.S. News & World Report released its 2020-21 Best Children's Hospitals survey. Our ranking is #3, making neonatology the highest rated specialty at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and one of the best programs in the country.

"The road home begins on admission" 

Our Stanford NICU team at El Camino Hospital has developed discharge educational content for parents that is fully integrated into the electronic health record, available at every bedside, and introduced early during hospitalization. Due to increased focus on discharge planning, patient satisfaction surveys show that parents today feel more prepared to take home their babies. Overwhelmingly, 92% of parents highly rated the discharge content. Full findings are reported in a recent study published in Advances in Neonatal Care.