Dr. Thomas Jon Caruso
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Anesthesia at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Co-Director of Chariot Program
Dr. Caruso is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He is the co-director of the Chariot Program, which aims to reduce pediatric patients’ anxiety and pain by utilizing immersive technologies, including mixed spatial and virtual reality. Dr. Caruso has published and presented internationally on the utilization of virtual reality in the hospital setting. Software developed by the Chariot Program can be found in hundreds of hospitals and their customized VR hardware solutions are widely used by researchers in the field. He is also founder and board chair of Invincikids, a global non-profit that distributes immersive technologies to pediatric patients around the world.