Dr. Paul Heidenreich is Professor and Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine. He is also Chief of Medicine at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is a practicing non-invasive cardiologist and active clinical researcher. He has an extensive background in outcomes and health services research in the areas of technology assessment including use of screening with diagnostic tests, quality improvement, and economic analyses. He has Chaired the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association (ACC/AA)Task Force for Performance Measures and the Task Force for Data Standards. He has also served as Chair of the AHA Council for Quality of Care and Outcomes Research and the AHA's Get-With The Guidelines Program.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: UCSF Dept of Cardiology (1995) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Chicago School of Medicine (1988) IL
  • Residency: UCSF-Internal Medicine (1992) CA
  • Internship: University of California, Los Angeles (1990) CA
  • MD, University of Chicago, Medicine (1988)
  • MS, Stanford University, Health Services Research (1998)

Awards & Memberships
  • Clinical Divisional Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2001)
  • Clinical Divisional Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2008)
  • E. William Hancock Cardiovascular Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (2001)

Administrative Appointments
  • Vice-Chair for Quality, Department of Medicine (2015 - Present)


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Practice Locations

SHC- Cardio (300P) Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Dr

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6459

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