Sky Pittson, MD, FAAP

Dr. Pittson has made Palo Alto his home since his undergraduate days at Stanford University and continued through “the 23rd grade” at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He stayed to complete his residency in Pediatrics at Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and went on to build a thriving practice in Palo Alto before joining The Village Doctor in 2011.

As an adjunct clinical faculty member at Stanford, he has taught pediatric residents at the patient’s bedside and in his clinic. He has been honored with the Golden Apple Award for Teaching by the Department of Pediatrics, and has been awarded the Patient’s Choice Award every year it has been offered, beginning in 2008, with the additional distinction of Most Compassionate Doctor in 2010, by He has also enjoyed speaking to audiences of expectant parents at Packard’s Becoming Parents program.

Dr. Pittson is particularly interested in the areas of pediatric sleep medicine, disorders of attention and focus, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and feeding disorders, allergy and asthma surveillance and management, as well as supporting a strong rapport with teens as they face challenging issues of self esteem and high risk behaviors. He has particular expertise in treating children with complex aerodigestive conditions with overlapping, multidisciplinary sleep, gastrointestinal, allergy, voice, otolarygology, and/or attention disorders.

Dr. Pittson works very hard at every visit to provide a thoughtful, long term approach to both acute illness and preventive medicine, as well as to present relevant education, so that diagnosis and treatment options are well understood by both the parents and the child, in a developmentally appropriate context. When not caring for patients, Dr. Pittson enjoys spending time outdoors with his dog, Lola, hiking nearby as well as city trails, and constantly discovering new things about the Bay Area and the people who call it home.

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