Samuel Rodriguez, MD

Samuel Rodriguez, MD

Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital (2013) MA
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2012) MA
Medical Education: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2008) PA
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2013)
Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia (2013)


"I am a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. In addition to clinical work, I am an award-winning oil painter and medical illustrator. I've taught classes on art and medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School prior to moving to Stanford where I now teach similar courses in the medical school and residency programs."

Dr. Sam Rodriguez is a native of New Jersey and practicing Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Stanford Children's Hospital. He is best known for being the husband of the Stanford Cardiologist Dr. Fatima Rodriguez. Sam was a member of the self proclaimed greatest Anesthesia Residency Class in history (MGH 2012). He is a founder and co-director of the Stanford CHARIOT Program which creates and studies innovative approaches to treating pediatric pain and stress through technology. The CHARIOT Program has positively impacted thousands of children around the world and has grown to include emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive video games. Dr. Rodriguez is also highly involved in medical humanities education at Stanford Medical School and teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on how studying art can make better physicians.

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