Your Partner, or Ssathi, to Living a Heart Healthy Life

South Asians (people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka) have a higher risk of heart and vascular disease than any other ethnic group. Our treatment and research center helps South Asians better understand their risk factors and develops targeted treatment plans for each patient.

Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative in Portola Valley
3240 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: 650-723-6459 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians

The Benefits of South Asian-Focused Care

At our clinic, you will receive:

  • A clinical and genetic evaluation of your cardiovascular health and identification of any risk factors.
  • A tailored treatment plan that works with your needs and lifestyle.
  • Nutritional guidance from a dietician trained in South Asian cuisine.
  • Advanced cardiac and vascular imaging services, as necessary.
  • A coordinated team approach to your care, with strong ties to Stanford interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and other specialists.

SSATHI seeks to empower you, your family, and the South Asian community to learn more about their cardiovascular risk factors and to help educate future generations.

For Patients


We look at your current risk factors and any symptoms that may concern you. In addition to an evaluation of your heart health, SSATHI also offers:

  • Lifestyle advice to lower your risk factors
  • Educational information about heart disease in South Asians
  • South Asian-specific dietary counseling
  • Other preventative measures


Once the laboratory and genetic analysis is complete, a second clinic visit may be required to:

  • Review your laboratory test results
  • Follow up with our dietician
  • Meet a genetic counselor based on your genetic analysis
  • Enroll you in any of our active clinical trials, should you be qualified and interested in participating

Should additional care be needed, you will be referred to one of our many specialists at Stanford Health Care. We will help coordinate access to clinical care for you and your family.

International Patients
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.

Patients benefit from receiving quality coordinated care offered by our multidisciplinary team. Through evidence-based practice and research, our team works together to promote the best healing environment at Stanford Health Care.


To refer a patient, call us at 650-724-9220. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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