Research and Innovation

Our multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team draws on the expertise of Stanford Medicine researchers and physician-scientists to develop ways to prevent injuries and trauma and to better treat them when they happen.

Learn more about exciting new developments and research related to patient care in:

Trauma Medical Director Stephanie Chao, MD, and others are also studying the impacts of gun laws on child and adolescent gun deaths.


Our trauma team also hosts or participates in a variety of educational events for EMS providers, physicians and nurses. For more information on upcoming events, contact Melanie Stroud, pediatric trauma program manager.

Western Pediatric Trauma Conference

Stanford trauma providers are regular presenters at the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference, which will be held from July 11-13, 2023. Our providers will be presenting new research on child abuse and participating in a panel discussion about how to integrate advanced practice providers in trauma service.