Neurocritical Care Program

The Stanford Neurocritical Care service provides unparalleled care for patients with critical neurologic illnesses at Stanford Health Care. Our neurocritical specialists are all fellowship-trained in neurocritical care and provide advanced diagnostics, neuroimaging, multimodality monitoring and comprehensive treatment plans.

Neurocritical Care Program
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 866-742-4811 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 866-742-4811 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment


Certification as the nation's first Comprehensive Stroke Center and recertification as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest ranking for trauma centers in the United States, recognizes the neurocritical care team's broad expertise. These certifications acknowledge comprehensive, quality care for complex, life-threatening neurological illnesses.

Patients may be transferred using Stanford Life Flight air or ground transport. Our expert team of critical care transport nurses brings quality Stanford care and expertise to the patient.

Our multispecialty neurocritical care team's expertise and experience allows Stanford to offer:

  • Pioneering Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and CT neuroimaging techniques
  • Advanced neuromonitoring capabilities including EEGs, brain tissue perfusion monitoring, intracranial pressure monitoring, cerebral oxygenation monitoring, and quantitative automated pupillometry
  • A hybrid suite where diagnostic imaging, neurosurgical operations and interventional procedures can all be performed, reducing the need to move critically-ill patients
  • Consultation for intensive care unit patients at other hospitals with primary neurological illnesses or neurologic complications of systemic illnesses

Neurocritical Care Team

Our multispecialty team of experienced neurocritical care specialists includes fellowship-trained neurocritical care doctors, stroke neurologists, neurointerventional radiologists, neurosurgeons, and a neurocritical care/stroke nursing team.

The neurocritical team provides 24-hour coverage of the Neurocritical Care unit, the Emergency Room and other inpatient hospital units, caring for patients with primary neurologic illness, neurological complications of systemic illness and neurological emergencies. Team members also have training in neurovascular disease and cover acute stroke cases and inpatient stroke care


Stroke: The Basics

Understanding stroke is important to its prevention and rapid treatment. The Stanford Stroke Center has pioneered major advances in medical therapies for treating and preventing stroke.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Health Care Professionals

Our transport team is trained to use state-of-the-art monitoring and therapies to improve neurologic outcomes. Intense treatment begins even before arrival at Stanford. Critical care protocols are in place to optimize pre-hospital care and improve outcomes for patients with seizures, brain hemorrhage, cardiac arrest, stroke, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.


Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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