Abha Khandelwal is an imaging cardiologist who has clinical experience in cardio-obstetrics, structural disease and prevention of cardiovascular disease in high risk populations. She has a Master’s in Management of Information Systems and has integrated technology to improve operations within the cardiovascular ambulatory clinics. She serves as the Ambulatory Clinic Chief for Cardiovascular Medicine and the General Cardiology Section Lead. Her research spans clinical trials in preventative cardiology, imaging, cardio-obstetrics and women’s heart health. She has participated in a broad range of phase II- phase III clinical trials targeting treatment of elevated lipoprotein a for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes control in cardiovascular disease and dyslipidemia in high risk populations. She has worked within the Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative (SSATHI) program looking at technology utilization to improve adherence to care plans in the south Asian population. She is the course director for the first annual CME for transforming cardiac rehab in the fall at Stanford. She has utilized digital health initiatives to improve cardiometabolic profile of women with history of gestational diabetes and hypertension post-partum. She is an active member in the AHA go red scientific advisory committee and helped with virtual enrollment for their initiatives. As Ambulatory Clinic Chief, she has worked at operationalizing mobile technology within the clinics and used remote patient monitoring to improve patient outcomes. Her vision is to integrate technology to improve health care delivery, health in high-risk populations, and reduce health disparities.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: Rush University Medical Center (2008) IL
  • Internship: Rush University Medical Center (2006) IL
  • Medical Education: The Ohio University College of Medicine on Public Health (2005) OH
  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center (2001) IL
  • Board Certification, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology (2011)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University (2000)
  • MS, Case Western Reserve University, MIS (2001)
  • MD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (2005)


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Practice Locations

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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Stanford Echocardiography and Vascular Imaging Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic B36

Stanford , CA 94305

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Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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Dr. Khandelwal is a superb provider - excellent clinical & personal skills. She effectively addressed my concerns. NP Barlas was very good, thorough and friendly.
She is friendly, courteous, and thorough. She spent time explaining the disease, the treatment and reason for each treatment. We discussed the appropriateness of each treatment, side effects and any potential changes.
I got such wonderful and attentive care from Dr. Khandewal - she attended to all of my questions with care and respect and I really appreciated it.
Very pleased with her responces to my concerns.
Excellent in all respects.
Very caring.
Best dr. I've met with in a longggg time.
An outstanding doctor. Actually, she saved my life in my opinion.
Best doctor ever!
Dr. Khandelwal is fantastic! She cares about her patients (based on my own experience) and clearly explains all the issues and solutions, listens carefully, and provides thoughtful answers to my questions and concerns. She has a good sense of humor, too.
While I have been living with my condition for 3 yrs. with Dr. Khandelwal I learned new information and am confident my outcomes will be improved.
loved my doctor!!
Always caring and good at informing me about what I need to do.
Dr Khandelwahl is the best doctor I have ever seen. She takes the time to listen to my concerns, she goes off and asks colleagues questions and does research to come back to me with a plan. Her staff is equally as dedicated . Ceatrin , Tina , Erin .. all wonderful.
Excellent experience.
The doctor was very sympathetic to my condition and my concerns
Very good and positive experience no negatives
My doctor was very thorough explained my problem and her plan of action very clearly.
Dr. Khandelwal & staff are very good!
This doctor is outstanding. She listened to and addressed my concerns.
My care provider went out of her way to refer to another care provider on same day without an appointment so that I did not have to make an extra trip form my home in Idaho.
Dr Khandelwal is the best doctor I have ever had. She takes the time to explain all aspects of my condition in understandable language but she doesn't talk "down" to me. She follows through on anything she says she will do and is a personable, friendly person which makes a visit with her far easier to take.
Absolute top notch Doctor Khandelwal. She was outstanding in every respect. I can't thank her enough for this visit. I wish there were more doctors and human being like her.
Awesome and reassuring. my doctor explains things very clearly and always answers my questions. I always know more than when I came in and find that very valuable.
dr stayed past closing to explain my condition not only to me but also my daughter (with me) and my son on the telephone during visit, very clear and concise at all times
Every impact of professional practice by the NP and Dr. Abha Khandelwal in particular was of the highest possible standard!
I was so impressed with Dr. Khandekwal. she spent over an hour with me and made me feel so confident in choosing Stanford for my second opinion. she also seems so well read in her expertise area.
Dr. K. my provider was professional, helpful and took the time to explain my treatment. Answered all my questions and addressed the concerns I had.
It was very good experience and I feel the provider is given me the best care and advise I ever received.
Dr Khandelwal and RN Caetren (did not write down the full name) were very professional and made me feel that they cared.
Dr. Khandelwal is an excellent physician--she is a very good clinician, very thorough, empathic, and caring. Great explanations of my test results and answered my questions. She also had a great hand-off after the visit. She and her team delivered high quality, empathic care.
Dr. Khandelwal is superb - very knowledgeable very professional & empathetic. I recommend her highly.
She was excellent. She gave clear explanations and went through the results very carefully and very well. She's awesome
Care provider is great, but system is so poor I would be reluctant to recommend.
Where she goes, I'll follow. The best doctor ever!!
I truly feel blessed to have found Dr. Khandewal. She really cares & is very knowledgeable & helpful and reassuring - AND an excellent communicator. AMAZING doctor!
They are the best.
It was a great appointment - very thorough, detailed and complete. I felt heard and welcomed.
Doctor was willing to discuss diagnosis in conference call with my son who is also a physician. Took as much time as we needed. Never rushed. Thorough in explanation. Very impressed with her.
Excellent experience!
She was so very good in every way. She gave me information and a plan. I feel so confident in my future and my mental outlook is positive.
dr, . k is my favorite physician
I like that Dr. Khandawal is in contact with my PCP.
I find Dr. Abha Khandelwal a very caring and efficient doctor who has excellent professional and people skills. Having been a health care worker myself for 48 years, I find her approach just not 'Very Good' but simply 'Excellent' on every aspect listed above.
Dr. Abha Khandelwal and her nurse Angetha Baron are very caring and compassionate in addition to the excellent professionalism they possess!
All very good.
Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Khandelwal!
First visit I was very impressed.
She went above and beyond with explaining all the test results so we could understand them all! I love this doctor. She really cares about me, and it shows!!! I also liked the way she included my twin sister, Sheri, in all our discussions. Sheri is also my Health Care Advocate and Care Provider.
She was the best doctor i had ever been seen.
Amazing Dr. Khandelwal !!! All of the above were exceeded, and she gave me confidence and appreciation for qualified and professional medical professionals and all that that means. She was outstanding in every way. Thank you.
Did not feel rushed - like I was important.
This doctor is really fantastic and I consider myself lucky to have her!
In my opinion she is an excellent, caring cardiologist great addition to your staff.
dr.kandlewahl is thorough, caring and EXTREMELY competent. My favorite caregiver
she is amazing! I wish that we had come here a year ago, I'd probably be feeling better already
I am blessed to have such a wonderful, knowledgeable professional doctor.
Dr. Khandelwal and her assistant Eryn are extremely responsive and professional. I have had excellent experiences with my care team.
I did not feel rushed at all - answered all my questions & concerns.
The Dr. is competent, clear and caring.
In my opinion, Dr. Khandelwal is one of the best physicians out there. I'm very fortunate to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Khandelwal is extremely nice, caring and knowledgeable. I am lucky that she is my cardiologist.
I am very confident and I trust her so much as my Cardiologist
Dr. Khandelwal and her nurse are wonderful; very capable, attentive, and provide thorough explanations.
Best experience I have ever had with a physician total understanding of me, my needs, and my condition.
drKhandlwal is my favorite practitioner. she is extremely thorough in her explanations about my condition and very caring. i never feel rushed during our visits, and she is a great problem solver
Amazing! Time did NOT seem an issue - questions answered!
It has always been very good and thorough!
recommended to my partner
Took the time needed, explained everything, answered all questions, gave good suggestions.
Dr. Khandelwak came across as a wonderful person & a highly qualified physician. I wish she were my primary care physician as well. One of the best doctors I've ever met.
explained upcoming procedures to evaluate my situation. listened carefully to my concerns and addressed them. excellent experience
All as if I was their only patient - lots of concern.
Very good attentions.
Dr Kandelwhal is very professional, kind, compassionate, thoughtful, caring doctor. She's very thorough in all aspects of care, takes time to listen to my ailments & always find the right solution. I feel very confident & content when I leave her clinic knowing I always get the proper treatment & care. She's the best asset in your company. The world would be a better place if everyone's like her. Praise & thank GOD for doctors like her. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to have her as my cardiologist.
Very concerned and informative answered all my questions. I feel like this is where I will get the answers and help I have been looking for and needing for months to feel better.
I have a good opinion & appreciation for all the attention respect & security given to me.
Dr. Khandelwal is extremely knowledgeable, very personable, explains diagnosis/treatment options thorough help, she was amazing at controlling my symptoms up to surgery.
I was very relieved to have Dr. Kandelwal schedule ahead for my Sept return apt, reg: her pregnancy leave & her apts will fill up. That's a good show of kindness, esp since I drive 4 hrs & stay overnight to be cared for@ Stanford.She also updated me by phone the next day about being referred to Dr. Woo. I find this awesome as I am in the health field & know it is not always that you hear back from a Dr. so promptly! You all are awesome! Thanks
cannot be improved. excellent!
Dr. Khandelwal is an outstanding physician who treated me with compassionate care. She is instrumental in influencing the surgical team to perform mitral valve regurgitation for my heart problems.
Very disappointed w/care at this clinic.
The experience with Dr. Khandelwal and Eryn has been the best experience with a physician I have ever had.
I was treated as if I really matter!
My doctors, DR. Viswanathan, Dr. Khandelwal, Dr. Lin, nurse Eryn, Vivian & Pearle are very compassoinate, patient & caring to us especially me.

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