Innovation & Research

From the first weeks of pregnancy through the birth of your baby, our specialists offer years of innovation and extraordinary care. Our Stanford Medicine physicians are researchers and professors in the School of Medicine’s Neonatology,  Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric divisions. Their advancements in their fields provide state-of-the-art care to promote the health of pregnant women and their babies.

Advancing Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetric and Neonatal Care

Our Stanford Medicine physician-scientists in the divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics at the School of Medicine have an outstanding record of excellence in clinical investigation and translational medicine. We are focused on discovering ways to address the full range of disorders of pregnancy and gestation in the mother and fetus through collaboration across specialties. Numerous innovative obstetric clinical trials are currently underway.

Learn more about our research and clinical trials

A Birthplace of Modern Neonatology

As global leaders in neonatology—the study and practice of caring for newborns—our physician-scientists have advanced their field in the United States for more than half a century. Innovations include the creation of the first Premature Infant Research Center, the development of the first apnea monitor and the development and use of radiant-warmed transport incubators.

Our doctors have developed care methodologies that have become common practice at other hospitals. Instead of focusing exclusively on repair of disorders, our physician scientists work to prevent many conditions from happening. Learn more about their breakthrough innovations.