About

14 Faculty-Held Patents

11 Research Personnel

8 Specialty Clinics

6 Clinic Locations

13 Pediatric Surgeons

7 Advanced Practitioners

4 Rotating Residents

1 Fellow Trainee

History

1977

Division of Pediatric Surgery Established

The Division of Pediatric Surgery opened under the leadership of Dr. Stephen J Shochat

1984

Conjoined Twins Separated

Dr. Gary Hartman and Dr. John Collins successfully performed an emergency separation of conjoined twins 

1991

Opening of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officially opened its doors

1992

Conjoined Twins Separated

A surgical team led by Dr. Stephen Shochat and Dr. Gary Hartman successfully separated conjoined twins

1994

New Division Chief

Dr. Erik Skarsgard became the new Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery

1997

New Chair of Surgery

Dr. Tom Krummel became the new Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

2002

New Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Craig Albanese was appointed the new Chief of Pediatric Surgery

2002

Minimally Invasive Surgery Program

The Minimally Invasive Surgery Program was established to treat children through surgical incisions small enough to be covered by a Band-Aid and result in less pain, quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, and improved self-image due to smaller scars

2004

Pediatric Practice Expanded

The Division of Pediatric Surgery service expanded inpatient and outpatient coverage to Good Samaritan Hospital

2004

Adolescent Bariatric Program

The Division of Pediatric Surgery opened an Adolescent Bariatric Program to become the first Children's Hospital in the West to offer weight loss surgery to adolescents

2005

First Robotic Kasai Procedure

Dr. Craig Albanese and Dr. Tom Krummel performed the first robot-assisted Kasai Portoenterostomy Procedure

2007

Conjoined Twins Separated

A multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Gary Hartman and Dr. Frank Hanley successfully separated the first set of conjoined twins with congenital heart disease in a nine hour surgery

2008

Lucile Packard Opens Operating Rooms

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital opened 7 Operating Rooms dedicated for pediatric patients

2009

Fellowship Program Established

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program officially began with the first fellow, Dr. Matias Bruzoni

2009

Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program Established

The Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program was established as a collaboration between Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine

2011

Conjoined Twins Separated

A multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Gary Hartman successfully separated conjoined twins in a nine hour surgery

2012

Hispanic Clinic Established

The Hispanic Clinic was established to provide healthcare to Hispanic patients in their own language

2012

 Pediatric Practice Expanded

The Division of Pediatric Surgery expanded inpatient and outpatient coverage to California Pacific Medical Center

2012

New Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Gary Hartman became the new Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

2012

Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program Expanded

The Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program was expanded to focus on in utero fetal intervention for fetal anomalies

2013

First Pediatric POEM Procedure

Dr. James Wall and Dr. Stephanie Chao were the first pediatric surgeons in the United States to perform a Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy. The POEM Procedure offers children with esophageal dysmotility a scarless procedure for treatment of Achalasia 

2013

Pediatric Practice Expanded

The Division of Pediatric Surgery expanded inpatient and outpatient coverage to John Muir Medical Center

2013

Bowel Management Clinic Established

The Bowel Management Clinic was established to provide specialized care for patients with anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung’s disease

2013

Trauma Level 1 Certification

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital obtained Level 1 Trauma Certification

2015

Aerodigestive Clinic Established

The Aerodigestive Clinic was established through a collaboration between Pediatric Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Speech-Language Pathology to help patients with airway disorders or upper gastrointestinal tract disorders

2016

Chest Wall Clinic Established

The Chest Wall Program was established to provide care for patients with pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum

2016

Trauma Level 1 Re-Certification

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital obtained its Level 1 Trauma Re-Certification

2016

MBSAQIP Accreditation

The Adolescent Bariatric Program was the first and only adolescent program in the west to receive the MBSAQIP Accreditation

2016

New Division Chief

Dr. James Dunn became the new Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

2016

Conjoined Twins Separated

A multidisciplinary team led by Dr. Gary Hartman successfully separated conjoined twins in a seventeen hour surgery

2017

Esophageal Disorders and Dysmotility Clinic Established

The Esophageal Disorder and Dysmotility Clinic was established to offer the most cutting edge diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of foregut disorders

2017

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Expanded

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford added 149 patient beds, six new surgical suites, a nuclear medicine department, three new imaging units, four diagnostic units, and more than 3.5 acres of healing gardens and green space.

2018

New Operating Rooms Opened

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford opened six new state of the art surgical suites and four interventional radiology labs. The new surgical suites group the operating room, cardiac catheterization labs, angiography suites, endoscopy procedure rooms, and imaging suites in one space.