Francois Haddad

Cardiologist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

General Cardiology

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Cardiology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (2004)

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA

Fellowship: Montreal Heart Institute (2004) Canada

Residency: Montreal University Medical Center (2001) Canada

Internship: University of Montreal/Sacre-Coeur Hospital (1999) Canada

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (2003)

Medical Education: University of Montreal (1998) Canada

Honors & Awards

Faculty Teacher Award, Montreal University (2004)

Governor's General Medal of Excellence, Goverment of Canada (1992)

Dean's Honours List, University of Montreal (2000-2004)

Administrative Appointments

Director Biomarker and Phenotypic Core Laboratory, Cardiovascular Institute, 2013

Task Force member, WHO Pulmonary Hypertension Committee, 2013

Experimental Models of Right Heart Failure: A Window for Translational Research in Pulmonary Hypertension
Guihaire, J., Bogaard, H. J., Flecher, E., Noly, P.-E., Mercier, O., & Fadel, E. (2013). Experimental Models of Right Heart Failure: A Window for Translational Research in Pulmonary Hypertension. SEMINARS IN RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 34(5), 689-699.

Effects of Intracoronary CD34(+) Stem Cell Transplantation in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients 5-Year Follow-Up
Vrtovec, B., Poglajen, G., Lezaic, L., Sever, M., Domanovic, D., & Wu, J. C. (2013). Effects of Intracoronary CD34(+) Stem Cell Transplantation in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients 5-Year Follow-Up. CIRCULATION RESEARCH, 112(1), 165-173.

Sudden death in myotonic dystrophy
Vrtovec, B., & Haddad, F. (2008). Sudden death in myotonic dystrophy. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 359(15), 1628-1628.

Twenty-year survivors of heart transplantation at Stanford University
Deuse, T., Haddad, F., Pham, M., Hunt, S., Valantine, H., & Reitz, B. A. (2008). Twenty-year survivors of heart transplantation at Stanford University. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 8(9), 1769-1774.

The changing face of heart transplantation
Hunt, S. A., & Haddad, F. (2008). The changing face of heart transplantation. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 52(8), 587-598.

Right ventricular function in cardiovascular disease, Part II - Pathophysiology, clinical importance, and management of right ventricular failure
Haddad, F., Doyle, R., Murphy, D. J., & Hunt, S. A. (2008). Right ventricular function in cardiovascular disease, Part II - Pathophysiology, clinical importance, and management of right ventricular failure. CIRCULATION, 117(13), 1717-1731.

Right ventricular function in cardiovascular disease, part I - Anatomy, physiology, aging, and functional assessment of the right ventricle
Haddad, F., Hunt, S. A., Rosenthal, D. N., & Murphy, D. J. (2008). Right ventricular function in cardiovascular disease, part I - Anatomy, physiology, aging, and functional assessment of the right ventricle. CIRCULATION, 117(11), 1436-1448.

Right ventricular myocardial performance index predicts perioperative mortality or circulatory failure in high-risk valvular surgery
Haddad, F., Denault, A. Y., Couture, P., Cartier, R., Pellerin, M., & Tardif, J.-C. (2007). Right ventricular myocardial performance index predicts perioperative mortality or circulatory failure in high-risk valvular surgery. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, 20(9), 1065-1072.

CD34(+) Stem Cell Therapy in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients.
Vrtovec, B., Poglajen, G., Sever, M., Lezaic, L., Socan, A., & Wu, J. C. (2013). CD34(+) Stem Cell Therapy in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients. Clinical pharmacology & therapeutics, 94(4), 452-458.

Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Therapy Is Associated With a Reduced Incidence of Acute Rejection Episodes or Allograft Vasculopathy in Heart Transplant Recipients
Vrtovec, B., Haddad, F., Pham, M., Deuse, T., Fearon, W. F., & Hunt, S. A. (2013). Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor Therapy Is Associated With a Reduced Incidence of Acute Rejection Episodes or Allograft Vasculopathy in Heart Transplant Recipients. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 45(6), 2406-2409.

Race Differences in Ventricular Remodeling and Function Among College Football Players
Haddad, F., Peter, S., Hulme, O., Liang, D., Schnittger, I., & Ashley, E. A. (2013). Race Differences in Ventricular Remodeling and Function Among College Football Players. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 112(1), 128-134.

Relation of B-type natriuretic peptide level in heart failure to sudden cardiac death in patients with and without QT interval prolongation.
Vrtovec, B., Knezevic, I., Poglajen, G., Sebestjen, M., Okrajsek, R., & Haddad, F. (2013). Relation of B-type natriuretic peptide level in heart failure to sudden cardiac death in patients with and without QT interval prolongation. American journal of cardiology, 111(6), 886-890.

ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Following Heart Transplantation as an Unusual Presentation of Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy: A Case Report
Peter, S., HULME, O., Deuse, T., Vrtovec, B., Fearon, W. F., & Haddad, F. (2013). ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Following Heart Transplantation as an Unusual Presentation of Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy: A Case Report. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 45(2), 787-791.

Perioperative right ventricular dysfunction
Denault, A. Y., Haddad, F., Jacobsohn, E., & Deschamps, A. (2013). Perioperative right ventricular dysfunction. CURRENT OPINION IN ANESTHESIOLOGY, 26(1), 71-81.

Stem cell therapy in patients with heart failure.
Vrtovec, B., Poglajen, G., & Haddad, F. (2013). Stem cell therapy in patients with heart failure. Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, 9(1), 6-10.

Right-ventricular failure following left ventricle assist device implantation
Patlolla, B., Beygui, R., & Haddad, F. (2013). Right-ventricular failure following left ventricle assist device implantation. CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY, 28(2), 223-233.

Comparison of Aortic Root Diameter to Left Ventricular Outflow Diameter Versus Body Surface Area in Patients With Marfan Syndrome
Shiran, H., Haddad, F., Miller, D. C., & Liang, D. (2012). Comparison of Aortic Root Diameter to Left Ventricular Outflow Diameter Versus Body Surface Area in Patients With Marfan Syndrome. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 110(10), 1518-1522.

Clinical and Functional Correlates of Early Microvascular Dysfunction After Heart Transplantation
Haddad, F., Khazanie, P., Deuse, T., Weisshaar, D., Zhou, J., & Fearon, W. F. (2012). Clinical and Functional Correlates of Early Microvascular Dysfunction After Heart Transplantation. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 5(6), 759-768.

Pulmonary Hypertension A Stage for Ventricular Interdependence?
Hsia, H. H., & Haddad, F. (2012). Pulmonary Hypertension A Stage for Ventricular Interdependence?. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 59(24), 2203-2205.

The Intersection of Genes and Environment Development of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in a Patient With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia and Stimulant Exposure
Ayala, E., Kudelko, K. T., Haddad, F., Zamanian, R. T., & Perez, V. de J. (2012). The Intersection of Genes and Environment Development of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in a Patient With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia and Stimulant Exposure. CHEST, 141(6), 1598-1600.

Diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
Perez, V. Aj., Haddad, F., & Zamanian, R. T. (2012). Diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Pulmonary circulation, 2(2), 163-169.

Cardiac Paraganglioma: Diagnostic and Surgical Challenges
Huo, J. L., Choi, J. C., DeLuna, A., Lee, D., Fleischmann, D., & Haddad, F. (2012). Cardiac Paraganglioma: Diagnostic and Surgical Challenges. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, 27(2), 178-182.

Endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammation: from biomarker to therapeutic agent
Grisar, J. C., Haddad, F., Gomari, F. A., & Wu, J. C. (2011). Endothelial progenitor cells in cardiovascular disease and chronic inflammation: from biomarker to therapeutic agent. BIOMARKERS IN MEDICINE, 5(6), 731-744.

Characteristics and Outcome After Hospitalization for Acute Right Heart Failure in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Haddad, F., Peterson, T., Fuh, E., Kudelko, K. T., Perez, V. D. J., & Zamanian, R. T. (2011). Characteristics and Outcome After Hospitalization for Acute Right Heart Failure in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 4(6), 692-699.

Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Left Heart Disease: Characteristics, Emerging Concepts, and Treatment Strategies
Haddad, F., Kudelko, K., Mercier, O., Vrtovec, B., Zamanian, R. T., & Perez, V. D. J. (2011). Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Left Heart Disease: Characteristics, Emerging Concepts, and Treatment Strategies. PROGRESS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, 54(2), 154-167.

Incidence, Correlates, and Consequences of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Hospitalized With Acute Right-Side Heart Failure
Haddad, F., Fuh, E., Peterson, T., Skhiri, M., Kudelko, K. T., & Zamanian, R. T. (2011). Incidence, Correlates, and Consequences of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Hospitalized With Acute Right-Side Heart Failure. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE, 17(7), 533-539.

Effects of Intracoronary Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Vrtovec, B., Poglajen, G., Sever, M., Lezaic, L., Domanovic, D., & Torre-Amione, G. (2011). Effects of Intracoronary Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC FAILURE, 17(4), 272-281.

Stress-induced cardiomyopathy associated with a transfusion reaction: A case of potential crosstalk between the histaminic and adrenergic systems
Zhou, J. Q., Choe, E., Ang, L., Schnittger, I., Rockson, S. G., & Haddad, F. (2011). Stress-induced cardiomyopathy associated with a transfusion reaction: A case of potential crosstalk between the histaminic and adrenergic systems. EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, 16(1), 30-32.

The concept of ventricular reserve in heart failure and pulmonary hypertension: an old metric that brings us one step closer in our quest for prediction
Haddad, F., Vrtovec, B., Ashley, E. A., Deschamps, A., Haddad, H., & Denault, A. Y. (2011). The concept of ventricular reserve in heart failure and pulmonary hypertension: an old metric that brings us one step closer in our quest for prediction. CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY, 26(2), 123-131.

Right ventricular failure: a novel era of targeted therapy.
Banerjee, D., Haddad, F., Zamanian, R. T., & Nagendran, J. (2010). Right ventricular failure: a novel era of targeted therapy. Current heart failure reports, 7(4), 202-211.

Epoprostenol-associated pneumonitis: Diagnostic use of a T-cell proliferation assay
Kudelko, K. T., Nadeau, K., Leung, A. N., Liu, J., Haddad, F., & Perez, V. D. J. (2010). Epoprostenol-associated pneumonitis: Diagnostic use of a T-cell proliferation assay. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 29(9), 1071-1075.

Review of Heart-Lung Transplantation at Stanford
Deuse, T., Sista, R., Weill, D., Tyan, D., Haddad, F., & Reitz, B. A. (2010). Review of Heart-Lung Transplantation at Stanford. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 90(1), 329-337.

Risk Factors Predictive of Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Drakos, S. G., Janicki, L., Horne, B. D., Kfoury, A. G., Reid, B. B., & Fisher, P. W. (2010). Risk Factors Predictive of Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 105(7), 1030-1035.

Evidence-Based Management of Right Heart Failure: a Systematic Review of an Empiric Field
Skhiri, M., Hunt, S. A., Denault, A. Y., & Haddad, F. (2010). Evidence-Based Management of Right Heart Failure: a Systematic Review of an Empiric Field. REVISTA ESPANOLA DE CARDIOLOGIA, 63(4), 451-471.

Changing trends in infectious disease in heart transplantation
Haddad, F., Deuse, T., Pham, M., Khazanie, P., Rosso, F., & Montoya, J. G. (2010). Changing trends in infectious disease in heart transplantation. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 29(3), 306-315.

New insights for the diagnosis and management of right ventricular failure, from molecular imaging to targeted right ventricular therapy
Haddad, F., Ashley, E., & Michelakis, E. D. (2010). New insights for the diagnosis and management of right ventricular failure, from molecular imaging to targeted right ventricular therapy. CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY, 25(2), 131-140.

The Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Transplant Recipients Results From a Multicenter Registry
Tsai, V. W., Cooper, J., Garan, H., Natale, A., Ptaszek, L. M., & Al-Ahmad, A. (2009). The Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Transplant Recipients Results From a Multicenter Registry. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 2(3), 197-201.

Angina Associated With Left Main Coronary Artery Compression in Pulmonary Hypertension
Perez, V. A. J., Haddad, F., Vagelos, R. H., Fearon, W., Feinstein, J., & Zamanian, R. T. (2009). Angina Associated With Left Main Coronary Artery Compression in Pulmonary Hypertension. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 28(5), 527-530.

A Novel Non-Invasive Method of Estimating Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Haddad, F., Zamanian, R., Beraud, A.-S., Schnittger, I., Feinstein, J., & Rosenthal, D. (2009). A Novel Non-Invasive Method of Estimating Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, 22(5), 523-529.

Right Ventricular Dysfunction Predicts Poor Outcome Following Hemodynamically Compromising Rejection
Haddad, F., Fisher, P., Pham, M., Berry, G., Weisshaar, D., & Hunt, S. (2009). Right Ventricular Dysfunction Predicts Poor Outcome Following Hemodynamically Compromising Rejection. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 28(4), 312-319.

Diabetes Does Not Affect Ventricular Repolarization and Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Vrtovec, B., Fister, M., Poglajen, G., Starc, V., & Haddad, F. (2009). Diabetes Does Not Affect Ventricular Repolarization and Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 32, S146-S150.

The Right Ventricle in Cardiac Surgery, a Perioperative Perspective: II. Pathophysiology, Clinical Importance, and Management
Haddad, F., Couture, P., Tousignant, C., & Denault, A. Y. (2009). The Right Ventricle in Cardiac Surgery, a Perioperative Perspective: II. Pathophysiology, Clinical Importance, and Management. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108(2), 422-433.

The Right Ventricle in Cardiac Surgery, a Perioperative Perspective: I. Anatomy, Physiology, and Assessment
Haddad, F., Couture, P., Tousignant, C., & Denault, A. Y. (2009). The Right Ventricle in Cardiac Surgery, a Perioperative Perspective: I. Anatomy, Physiology, and Assessment. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108(2), 407-421.

Outcome in cardiac recipients of donor hearts with increased left ventricular wall thickness
Kuppahally, S. S., Valantine, H. A., Weisshaar, D., Parekh, H., Hung, Y. Y., & Hunt, S. A. (2007). Outcome in cardiac recipients of donor hearts with increased left ventricular wall thickness. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 7(10), 2388-2395.

Management strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension in the intensive care unit
Zamanian, R. T., Haddad, F., Doyle, R. L., & Weinacker, A. B. (2007). Management strategies for patients with pulmonary hypertension in the intensive care unit. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 35(9), 2037-2050.

Active bacterial myocarditis: A case report and review of the literature
Haddad, F., Berry, G., Doyle, R. L., Martineau, P., Leung, T.-K., & Racine, N. (2007). Active bacterial myocarditis: A case report and review of the literature. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 26(7), 745-749.

Pulmonary nocardiosis in a heart transplant patient: Case report and review of the literature
Haddad, F., Hunt, S. A., Perlroth, M., Valantine, H., Doyle, R., & Montoya, J. (2007). Pulmonary nocardiosis in a heart transplant patient: Case report and review of the literature. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 26(1), 93-97.

Inhaled milrinone: a new alternative in cardiac surgery?
Denault, A. Y., Lamarche, Y., Couture, P., Haddad, F., Lambert, J., & Perrault, L. P. (2006). Inhaled milrinone: a new alternative in cardiac surgery?. Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, 10(4), 346-360.

Giant coronary aneurysms in heart transplantation: an unusual presentation of cardiac allograft vasculopathy
Haddad, F., Perez, M., Fleischmann, D., Valantine, H., & Hunt, S. A. (2006). Giant coronary aneurysms in heart transplantation: an unusual presentation of cardiac allograft vasculopathy. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 25(11), 1367-1370.

Left and right ventricular diastolic dysfunction as predictors of difficult separation from cardiopulmonary bypass
Denault, A. Y., Couture, P., Buithieu, J., Haddad, F., Carrier, M., & Tardif, J.-C. (2006). Left and right ventricular diastolic dysfunction as predictors of difficult separation from cardiopulmonary bypass. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE, 53(10), 1020-1029.

Dynamic right ventricular outflow tract obstruction in cardiac surgery
Denault, A. Y., Chaput, M., Couture, P., Hebert, Y., Haddad, F., & Tardif, J.-C. (2006). Dynamic right ventricular outflow tract obstruction in cardiac surgery. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 132(1), 43-49.