Pioneers in Heart Transplantation

The Stanford Heart Transplant Program has the accumulated wisdom of more than fifty years of research and patient care experience.

Our doctors and scientists work, collaboratively, to develop many innovations and continue to advance new techniques in transplant surgery.

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Boswell
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-5468 Getting Here
Maps & Directions
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-5468 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment


Laboratory locations

There are several locations available for blood draws. Please check out the SHC Blood Draw Sites and Locations page for updated locations, addresses, phone numbers and hours of operations:

Marguerite shuttle system

Marguerite is Stanford's free public shuttle service, which travels around campus and connects to nearby transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Marguerite is free and open to the public – no ID required. The main shuttle lines traverse the campus Monday - Friday all year (except University holidays). All buses are wheelchair-accessible & have bike racks.

For maps, shuttle schedules, and routes of service consult the Marguerite Shuttle website.


Once families have seen the patient after surgery and feel comfortable leaving, it is advised that family seek a hotel reservation to get some rest and a comfortable place to utilize as "home base" while the patient is hospitalized.  If you or a family member is expected to be hospitalized for more than a week please speak with a social worker regarding the availability of campus housing.

Your social worker will work with you on finding post-transplant or post VAD affordable housing. You will be asked to stay within 20 minutes of the hospital. Transplant patients will be required to stay in the area for a three month period; VAD patients are required to stay two weeks.

Educational Resources


"What to expect when you are expecting"
For patient who are currently on the heart transplant waiting list.

"Three Months Post transplant: Going Home"
For Stanford patient to review transplant education three months after their heart transplant.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Your doctor may request an evaluation by a heart failure specialist, who will review your medical records and determine if additional tests are necessary.

Patients being considered for a heart transplant will be referred to the Cardiomyopathy Center. 

Self-referrals are accepted.


Bring results from prior lab tests, if requested.


Reach a transplant nurse coordinator at 650-498-9909.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

Call us to make an appointment