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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

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Dr. Anca Pasca receives $1.4 million grant to search for neuroprotective drug therapies

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Anca Pasca, MD, a three-year grant to identify drugs that may be protective against neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain injury. She will use gray matter organoids derived from induced pluripotent stem cells to develop platforms for simultaneously screening hundreds or thousands of compounds. The end goal is to recommend potential candidate drugs for use in the clinical setting to improve the neurodevelopmental outcomes of babies. 

Neonatal hospitalists advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stanford School of Medicine

Shamita Punjabi, MD, and Elizabeth Blecharczyk, MD, are developing a neonatal health disparities curriculum for pediatric residents, and were recently named recipients of the 2021-2021 Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training (along with Becky Blankenburg, MD, MPH). Drs. Punjabi and Blecharczyk were also selected to be LEAD (Leadership, Education in Advancing Diversity) mentors. Through May 2022, they will advise residents and fellows across GME to develop leadership and scholarship skills in addressing issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.