Dr. Krummel Receives AAP Ladd Medal

June 1, 2020

Dr. Tom Krummel is the recipient of the 2020 William E. Ladd Medal, the highest award given by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The Ladd Medal recognizes pediatric surgeons who have made significant contributions to our field and to the care of infants and children.

According to the release, Dr. Krummel was awarded unanimously. "Dr. Krummel's career has been notable for his pioneering innovation. His studies of the cellular and biochemical mechanisms of scarless fetal wound healing, followed by his work on the application of information technology to simulation-based surgical training and surgical robotics, were cited as landmark contributions to surgical science. Over the last two decades, Dr. Krummel has worked tirelessly with computer scientists, engineers and industry to apply information technology in the development of surgical trainers to enhance surgical education."

Dr. Krummel was Surgeon-in-Chief at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital from 2002 to 2016. He has served as Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program and Chair of the Department of Surgery. He is currently Co-Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.