Venita Chandra

Vascular surgeon

Clinical Professor, Surgery - Vascular Surgery Clinical Professor (By courtesy), Neurosurgery

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Dr. Chandra is a board certified vascular surgeon who specializes in cutting edge approaches to aortic aneurysmal disease, peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery (2014)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University (2013) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University (2011) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University (2006) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University (2005) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Chicago Pritzker (2004) IL

Honors & Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine (2010)
  • Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award, AMWA (2004)
  • Inductee, Alpha Omega Alpha (2004)

  • Member, Society for Vascular Surgery (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Western Vascular Surgery Society (2015 - Present)
  • Member, San Francisco Surgical Society (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Northern California Vascular Surgery Society (2015 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Vascular Surgery Fellowship (2014 - 2020)
  • Clinical Competency Committee, Stanford Vascular Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Medical Student Clerkship Director, Stanford Vascular Surgery (2013 - Present)
  • Program Director, Stanford Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship (2020 - Present)
  • Program Evaluation Committee, Stanford Vascular Surgery (2014 - Present)
  • Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Institute (SSATHI) Member, Stanford University (2013 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Vascular and Endovascular Care in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, A32

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5227

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Advanced Wound Care Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-8800

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Women's Heart Health Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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Vascular Laboratory at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 1st Floor, B17

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 725-5227

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Vascular Laboratory at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, A32

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5227

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Vascular Laboratory in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2585 Samaritan Drive, Floor 2

San Jose , CA 95124

(650) 723-6459

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Patient Ratings

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(163 reviews)

Extremely thorough and personable
Dr. Chandra was great. She explained her role very clearly in my upcoming procedure with Dr. Veeravago. She explained the risks involved with doing this type of procedure. I felt extremely comfortable with Dr Chandra. and have no reservations with her doing my procedure.
Dr Chandra is comprehensive , concerned, professional and very knowledgeable. She is approachable, easy to talk with and a very good listener. Al things that make a patient confident in the care they receive from their provider.
My entire Stanford healthcare experience was nothing but positive.
She is a very good doctor, explains information that is easy to understand and listens.
Dr. Chandra is an excellent physician; intelligent, precise in her diagnosis and pleasant.
She was awesome knowledgeable and polite informative ðŸ‘
Good service
The care team during my visit was amazing!
I think Dr. Chandra and her team are wonderful!
Most excellent
A kind, highly qualified individual whose care for her patients comes through in her words. I trust her implicitly.
Treated very well
Dr. Chandra is a pleasure to work with you. She is very concerned with her patents and wants to be sure that you understand that you can contact her with any problems that might occur.
I have met a lot of doctors over my 72 years and I would rank her in the top 10%. Very pleasant and to the point.
The Dr. explained the procedure to be performed and clarified questions. I was very pleased with my experience.
Very through in explaining her part in the surgical procedure.
She presented herself with charm, warmth and with clarity…appreciated the few minutes to talk
Excellent doctor. Gives clear explanation and options.
Very good experience
Very kind. Very informative. She made me feel comfortable about my upcoming surgery. I feel like I am in very good hands.
It has always been a very pleasant experience
Great Doctor. Explained everything clearly and answered all my questions.
Very personable. Very informative. Felt comfortable talking to her and asking questions
Very informative, polite, was a wonderful visit.
I was unable to visit with Venita Chandra since she was unavailable which had another nurse replace Doctor Chandra and explained what was going on.
Thank you to all staff ! They could not have been more reassuring and compassionate than they were. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you
Excellent staff and doctor explained things clearly and was very helpful.
She is awesome!
She was very kind and very informative. She took the time to tell me exactly what her plans of her part of the operation consist of.
She was very thorough and answered all my questions. Talking with her helped to ease my mind about this operation, because of the professionalism and confidence she had, while explaining what she was responsible for and would do during the procedure.
Excellent care!!
All in on Stanford
Dr. Chandra is very interested in her patient's welfare. She has been very vocal that I can contact her with any concerns that might arise. She will continue monitoring my carotid artery to ensure that all continues to go well.
I would highly recommend her to anyone very competent professional reassuring
Everyone who has been involved has been has bee skilled and professional.
Very Likely!!!
I’m so very appreciative of Dr. Chandra’s caring attention to informing me of the procedures she will conduct during my surgery, the risks at every step and how she plans to react to keep me safe. I’m so impressed by so sensitive a doctor who could see with information she shared that my fear and worry levels were greatly increased as well. Dr. CHANDRA seemed to respond to my many questions with a sincere and genuine care for me, assuring me where she could tell my anxiety was on the rise. I feel so well informed of her role in my surgery abs had all my questions answered. I can’t tell enough what a comfort that was for me. Dr. Chandra, I sincerely thank you!
Very personable Explained things very well If you feel very comfortable
She is very nice & caring.
Everyone did a great job.
I highly recommend the Vascular team.
Dr. Chandra is wonderful.
Highly Detailed, Efficient, Pleasant & Comforting At ALL Times...I Highly Recommend All.
Couldn't ask for anyone better.
The provider was great - the Stanford hospital/clinic experience was in every other way substandard, from parking to navigating the hospital, to checkin.
I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
She was very personable and went into detail in explaining what her part of the surgery would entail and she did her best to insure me the surgery would go well. She reviewed her background and experience with my type of surgery.
Venita Chandra is very attentive and has I feel my best interest in mind with regards to my choices. She takes the time to give me several options if available and does not attempt to direct me towards a preferred choice but will thoroughly explain the pros and cons of each. I am comfortable knowing I am not just a source of income. I always feel much more knowledgeable about my health and direction of care.
Wonderful Doctor
Dr. Chandra was very professional, informative and pleasant.
She explained a large amount of her part and purpose of the surgery and gave me a better feeling about the whole procedure. I have a much better feeling about the risk I am taking to improve my quality of an active life, I thank her for that!
Dr Chondra is the Best!
Dr. Venita Chandra was very professional yet completely charming, personable and displaying a warm humanity plus a sense of humor. She explained with extreme precision exactly what she'd be doing during my complex surgery and her reasoning behind it all. I feel very comfortable about being in her charge and under her care. I trust her.
Good experience.
Dr. Venita Chandra & nurse practitioner... showed a lot of concern about my progress and gave me a lot of advice to help in my recovery.
Dr. Chandra prescribed the required medication and required medicine to supress the post surgery pain after stent instruction.
Dr. Chandra was pretty reassuring and calmed my fears about the upcoming surgery.
Good experience.
I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to Dr. Chandra.
Dr. Chandra is an amazing dr. I would recommend her always.
I had been recommending your provider all the time.
Doctor seemed like she wanted to spend the minimum amount of time possible to provide service to me.
Dr. Venita Chandra is excellent.
Best doctor @ SHC!!!
Dr. Chandra reviewed my scans and made recommendations while involving me in the decision to recheck the renal aneurysm in one year.
Generally good.
Never took my explanation about pain in both legs seriously relied only on test results not going back.
Dr. Chandra was very thorough. She spent a lot of time making sure that my husband and I understood the proposed surgery.
Dr. Chandra is very professional, thoughtful and clear in explanation of test results. I felt well cared for. She answered my questions and was very empathetic and kind. I trust her opinion.She definitely gave me "peace of mind."
My experience has been excellent.
I am receiving care in several departments/clinics & as I mentioned above I find excellent care with very few exceptions.
dr Chandra was very professional, knowledgeable, warm, friendly and explained the procedure so competently that all our questions were were answered satisfactorily.
The best!
Dr. Chandra was caring, courteous, and kind during my interaction with her, which I very much appreciated.
I have a wonderful doctor.
I couldn't ask for a better care provider, treated me like family.
very good
Dr. Chandra is amazing.
Dr. V. Chandra is fantastic!
Very good experience.
Dr. Chandra is an outstanding vascular surgeon!
Very good in dealing with the patient.
No bad experiences
Mrs Chandra is beyond what words can say. I am so blessed to have her
Dr. Chandra is an excellent provider. She let me know what to expect from the procedure up coming and answered all my questions and concerns.
Five stars all the way.
Chandra very thoughtful and professional very concerned about treatment.
Very good experience.
What I can tell you is that they treated me well... that I have came to this hospital they have treated me very well.
All care providers are so wonderful.
We've not had a bad experience.
Good experience.
All good.
Dr. Chandra was very informative, concerned, and courteous. We have confidence in her, and feel comfortable with her.
Dr. Chandra is the best!!!sincere, intelligent, compassionate, caring doctor.her ability to communicate with patients is outstanding! I highly recommend her and the entire vascular staff to anyone in need.
I think the care provider is good at what she does, but a little more empathy for the patient would be nice. It sucks to hear that there is no solution for part of your problem.
All good.
Dr. Venita Chandra was exceptional and very concerned overall of all my health, back and kidney awesome!
Excellent experience with this doctor!
had preceedure explained very well. and informed of another option if got in and found something different or more complex
Explained technical issues in understandable, "street" language, terms.
Excellent experienced! All doctors & attendants help me in all means.
I came to Dr. Chandra after having multiple bad experiences with other providers. She was exactly the doctor I was looking for. After just one visit, I already have more confidence in her than my previous vascular surgeon.
Dr. Chandra is very nice and knows her stuff!
I was extremely please w/my visit & feel I can get excellent care at Stanford.
Knowledgeable & helpful.
Dr. Chandra is FIRST RATE! ... outstanding.
The options for further treatment was greatly appreciated, but not sure what the NEXT step would be.
I trust Dr. Woo and Dr. Chandra I don't think I could get any better care.
Great experience thanks.
I experience such good care at Stanford I was full of life when I got home.
Dr. Chandra is exemplary in every aspect of her care. I am very grateful for her, and look forward to my next visit. Her understanding of my situation and ability to address my concerns was extremely satisfying and gratifying.
Love the care Dr. Chandra gives me as her patient!
I would have liked a little more time with the doctor to better understand the condition, it's cause, and follow-up questions.
Excellent care providers!
Dr. Chandra was very very good.
This doctor lacked any communication with me as to the procedure she was doing, it's ramifications, and the results I should expect. This was totally unlike any prior experience I have had with this group. I am sure she did what was medically needed but it would have been nice to be included in the conversation.
Dr. Chandra is the kind of MD I can trust & depend on with my life.
My doctor always attends me with kindness & very professional.
Very good.
Very good.
I am happy with my care provider.
Venita Chendra is great to work with - She is friendly at allows me plenty of time to understandthe situation and to answer all of my many questions. I have enjoyed working with her for many years. Always pleasant with a sunny disposition.
DR Chandra is an excellent and very caring Doctor.
Dr. Chandra is very approachable, but professional. I like her and feel she is working towards a cure to my hideous ulcers on my legs.
Dr Chandra is an amazing surgeon. She is kind, thorough and listens with empathy and compassion. She also laughs at my husband's corny jokes, which I think says a lot for a Physician; it shows her wonderful bedside manner and patience with him. She is very clear and thorough and engages in conversation about Steve's wound and what needs to be done. She never makes us feel stupid for asking questions about ways to get his wound to heal. We think very highly of her! We are thankful for her!
It was excellent. Dr. Chandra patiently explained the surgical procedure & why it was necessary & took priority over my pending hernia surgery.
Dr Chandra was very empathetic and informative all at the same time. She was able to listen and was not arrogant in her explanations. She was kind and helpful with a very pleasant demeanor. She also knows her area of expertise and even though her exam of my husband was a bit unpleasant, it was necessary and she was very good about watching and listening to him, and asking if what she was doing was hurting him.
Stanford Hospital is one of the best hospitals I have no complaints.
They attended me well.
Good experience.
All perfect.
I consider Dr. Chandra one of my closest friends in the world of medicine!
I am very pleased with Dr. Chandra's care and treatment for my health.
Dr. Chandra is a very caring, personable physician. From the moment I met her I felt totally at ease and confident that I was in excellent hands and my surgery would fix my clogged carotid artery and my life would go on with no problems. Which it did!
The entire staff were courteous, knowledgeable, the received the best care.
Dr. Chandra has performed miracles with the wound care she has given me!!!!
Dr. Venita Chandra is an excellent doctor and I'm very happy with my care that I received.
Can't ask for better.
Excellent surgeon.
Dr. Chandra is an excellent doctor. I've had nothing but very good experience with her and her staff.
I have lived with the wound on my right ankle for almost 3 years and Dr. Chandra is the first doctor to make a REAL improvement in lessening the size of the wound!
I was very impressed with interest shown by everyone. Rivals patients treatment at Mayo.
All my experiences have been good. Always feel I'm in good hands with everyone involved.
I liked Dr. Chandra & Bobbie. They were very personal.
I am very pleased with Dr. Chandra and her staff.
I strongly urge my family and friends to recommend this doctor.
I believe Dr. Chandra cares about me as a person not just a patient. Exceptional!! Staff also excellent.
Excellent doctor.

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