Providing comprehensive pediatric and specialty care throughout the greater Bay Area

A Pediatric Medical Network Backed by Stanford Medicine Children's Health

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is a growing community of physician and specialty groups, developed in partnership with the thriving network of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the Stanford School of Medicine. Our Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA) network includes 65 pediatric and specialty locations throughout the Bay Area—from the North Bay, down the Peninsula to Monterey, and across the bay to the Tri-Valley area.

The Stanford Medicine Children’s Health physician network is composed of the Faculty Practice Organization (FPO) and a medical foundation, Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA) along with the contracted Packard Medical Group. All are critical components of the overall Stanford Medicine Children’s Health physician network.

Unsurpassed family-centered care

In April 2022, we celebrated 10 years as the only Bay Area medical foundation with an exclusive focus on women and children, and we understand the unique value provided by pediatricians and obstetricians/gynecologists. We help physicians build on that value through our reputation for innovation, outstanding quality, and unsurpassed family-centered care.

  • Our PCHA network connects physicians and their patients with the world-leading physician-researchers of the Stanford School of Medicine and in partnership with community hospitals, regional centers, and top hospitals across the U.S. Western region.
  • Locally, we partner with more than 15 Bay Area community hospitals and large health providers to bring care closer to home for our patients.
  • Our network of care includes more than 65 pediatric and specialty locations, with our pediatric locations conveniently located within 10 miles of most Bay Area homes.
  • With our peers at Stanford, we innovate new practice standards so that physicians can focus more on their patients and provide them with the best experience possible.
  • We offer management support, including access to an electronic health record, as well as leadership opportunities.

To join Packard Children’s Health Alliance, ask questions, or learn more about what we do, please contact:

Chantal Volel-Torres
SVP Chief Administrative Officer of Faculty Practices and
CEO of Packard Children's Health Alliance

Andy Smith, MD
Medical Director of Packard Children's Health Alliance

Sylvia Espinoza, MD
Associate Medical Director of Packard Children's Health Alliance

Rick Vance
Chief Operating Officer

Aimee Eiguren-Necochea
Director of Field Marketing

If you are a physician and need assistance please contact:

Michael Lipman
Director, Physician Recruitment and Development
(650) 725-5672