The Divison of Cardiovascular Medicine

Welcome to the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, a dynamic and innovative center dedicated to excellence in research, medical education, and clinical care. Our division is driven by over 40 faculty, clinician educators and instructors who are the pillar of strength in the Division’s ongoing efforts into the prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Message from the Chiefs

Our goal is to provide excellence in teaching, research and clinical care. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is one of the largest academic and clinical units within the Department of Medicine, providing clinical services to more than 250,000 patients annually through Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System. We deliver compassionate and cutting edge preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, arrhythmia, aortic disease and heart failure.

Recent News

Our Affinity Groups


The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is the largest division within the Department of Medicine, consisting of more than 40 full time and emeritus faculty divided between the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

Heart Failure

The Heart Failure Affinity group at Stanford consists of a group of physicians who specialize in the various subspecialties of heart failure management and work in an integrated manner with nurses, dietitians, social workers to provide highly specialized and comprehensive care to patients with heart failure.

Heart Transplant

The current affinity group includes five faculty who provide training for three fellows per year. Our trainees are board eligible for the new official cardiology subspecialty of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology.

Interventional Cardiology

Our mission is to provide world class, cutting edge interventional care to our cardiac patients, while answering important research questions and educating future leaders in the field.

General Cardiology

Each year, more than 5,000 patients from around the world come to Stanford Health Care to receive the most advanced care for cardiovascular diseases. Our expert team uses an interdisciplinary approach that offers the best possible outcomes to all of our patients.


The Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory is a service organized around the evaluation of the heart and vascular systems using non-invasive techniques.   Currently, the laboratory consist of 8 Faculty members with clinical expertise in echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.


We offer a single place where you can come to have all your arrhythmia needs met. We work closely with the full Stanford team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to offer you comprehensive care—all in one location.

Adult Congenital

The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford is a joint initiative amongst Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford University School of Medicine. At our multidisciplinary cardiovascular clinic, we specialize in adults who were born with congenital heart defects.