Brendan Carvalho

Brendan Carvalho


Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine)

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Dr. Carvalho is the Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Maternal Health, Vice Chair of Faculty Development, and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center. He is the Past President of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP), and founder the SOAP Center of Excellence for Obstetric Anesthesia Care Designation. He has published extensively in the field of Obstetric Anesthesia with over 350 peer-reviewed articles, editorials, reviews, book chapters and commentaries. He has received several NIH, pharmaceutical and institutional grants, and won numerous research awards including three Best Research Papers at SOAP scientific meetings. Dr. Carvalho has won both the early and late-career Teacher of the Year awards at SOAP, and was voted Teacher of the Year at Stanford University’s Departments of Anesthesia. He has presented at over 220 regional, national and international meetings and visiting professorships. He serves/has served on numerous national medical society committees and medical journal editorial boards, and as an advisor/consultant to the World Health Organization. His clinical and translational research and scholarly activities cover cesarean and labor analgesia, perinatal pharmacology and immunology, obstetric hemorrhage, and postpartum recovery.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2014)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Obstetric Anesthesia (2002)
  • Residency: Southwest School of Anesthesia (2001) England
  • Internship: Groote Schuur Hospital (1995) South Africa
  • Medical Education: University of Witwatersrand (1994) South Africa

Administrative Appointments
  • Chief, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia (2013 - Present)


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Specializing In

  • Anesthesia/Anesthesiology

Practice Locations

Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 - 500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-4000

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