Advanced Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Our heart surgery program continues the legacy of Dr. Norman Shumway, who completed the first adult heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968. Our internationally recognized cardiac surgeons perform advanced surgical procedures and pioneer new ones, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. 

Our clinical excellence combined with our ground-breaking research makes us one of the top heart surgery programs in the nation.

Heart Surgery Clinic at Boswell Building
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-724-7500 Getting Here
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Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Experts in Cardiac Care

Stanford's cardiac surgery program enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all aspects of surgical treatment of heart disease.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics was one of the first facilities on the West Coast to perform open-heart surgery in the 1950s. We later completed the first heart transplant in the U.S. under the direction of Dr. Norman Shumway, in January 1968.

We offer a range of surgical services that are unparalleled in the Western U.S. and the Pacific Rim for diversity, technology, innovativeness, and outcomes.

Stanford Health Care is consistently ranked in US News World Report's Honor Roll of U.S. Hospitals and our cardiology and heart surgery programs are considered one of the top cardiac programs in the nation.

Philosophy of patient care

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.

We offer our interdisciplinary team approach to all our patients - whether they are from across the street or across the pond. We believe this approach offers patients the best possible outcomes through the most thorough clinical diagnosis and robust course of treatment possible from our arsenal of clinical and research solutions.

We further enhance our overall efforts on behalf of referring physicians and patients by making communication an important aspect of our patient care philosophy. Communication is something we take seriously in maintaining strong working relationships with physicians, patients, and their families.

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  


Phone: +1-650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


To refer a patient, please call: 650-724-7500.

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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