Thomas Caruso


Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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Dr. Thomas Caruso specializes in the treatment of pediatric anesthesiology. Dr. Caruso has a special interest in regional anesthesia, quality and safety, medical education, and immersive technologies used for childhood pain and anxiety reduction.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Education (2023)
  • Master's Degree, Johns Hopkins School of Education, Education for the Health Professional (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2013)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship (2013) CA
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2012) MA
  • Internship: Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Internal Medicine Residency (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2008) CA
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Virginia, Chemistry with a subspecialty in Biochemistry, High Distinction (2004)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-chair Type IV MOC Portfolio, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2017 - 2023)
  • Co-chair Value Based Selection Committee, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2017 - 2021)
  • Director Midcareer Advancement Program, Stanford School of Medicine (2023 - Present)
  • Director of the Stanford Chariot Program, Stanford School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (2015 - Present)
  • Director Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship, Stanford School of Medicine (2021 - Present)
  • Graduate Medical Education Faculty Adviser, Stanford University Department of Graduate Medical Education (2014 - Present)
  • Physician Lead for Perioperative Improvement, Lucile Packard Center for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness (2013 - 2021)


Clinical Trials

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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