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Falk Cardiovascular Research Building

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mailing Address

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Falk Building
870 Quarry Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304

General Information

(650) 723-5771

Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery


Erica Torres
Cardiovascular Surgery Coordinator
(650) 725-3842

Adult Cardiac Division General Information

(650) 723-5771

Research or Clinical Trials Information

Kokil Bakshi
Clinical Trials Coordinator

Division of Thoracic Surgery

Appointments / Thoracic Surgery Clinic Scheduling

Brian Rogers
New Patient Coordinator
(650) 498-6000

Thoracic Surgery Division General Information

Donna Yoshida (Minagawa)
Administrative Associate
Phone: (650) 721-2086

Angela Lee, RN, MS
Nurse Practitioner 
(650) 721-5402

Research or Clinical Trials Information

Lisa Zhou, PhD
Clinic Research Coordinator
(650) 736-4112

Office of Dr. Joseph Shrager

Donna Yoshida (Minagawa)
Administrative Associate
(650) 721-2086

Offices of Drs. Leah Backhus & Mark Berry

Ja'Vonne M. Alexander
Administrative Associate
(650) 721-6400

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Clinical / Patient Care Contacts

Karla Marquez
Administrative Associate
Phone: (650) 723-0190

Marlene Charles
Staff Supervisor & Clinical Coordinator
Phone: (650) 724-2925

Clinical / Patient Care Contacts

Rosalie Andino
Clinical Coordinator
Phone: (650) 724-2925

Debbie Parsons
New Patient Coordinator
Phone: (650) 724-2550

Research Contact

R. Kirk Riemer, PhD
Research Lab Director
(650) 723-8958
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Directions & Map

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is located in the Falk Building located behind the hospital on the Stanford campus in Palo Alto, California. San Francisco is to the north, and San Jose is to the south. Two main north-south freeways link us to San Francisco, San Jose, and their airports: US Highway 101 and Interstate 280. Shuttle and bus service to Stanford is available from nearby airports. A commuter rail line, Caltrain, also connects the Peninsula. Stanford's free Marguerite Shuttle connects with Caltrain and downtown Palo Alto.

The map below shows the location of both the Falk Building and the Visitor Parking Structure that is most accessible to Falk (the Falk Building does not have its own visitor parking). Parking fees are listed below.

It's best to map your route to the Visitor Parking Structure, then walk or take the free shuttle to the main entrance to the hospital.

Enter the hospital, turn left, then make a right through the cafeteria seating area. Once outside of the seating area, there’s a hallway that goes left.

Walk down this hallway, past the Emergency Room, all the way to the end, and you will find several doors to your right that lead outside.

Go through these doors, make a left on the path, then the first right into the Falk Building.

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Parking Information

The underground paid visitor and patient parking garage is located in front of Stanford Hospital on Pasteur Drive (see map above). Parking fees are as follows:

1st Hour Free
1 - 2 Hours $2
2 - 3 Hours $3
3 - 4 Hours $4
4 - 5 Hours $5
5 - 6 Hours $6
6 - 7 Hours $7
7 - 8 Hours $8
Daily Maximum $12

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