Kiran Kaur Khush, MD, MAS

Cardiologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   After growing up in the Philippines (albeit of Indian descent), Kiran Kaur Khush graduated with Honors and Distinction in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. She completed her medical training at Harvard University and medical residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), followed by general cardiology training and advanced training in heart failure, heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, and echocardiography at UCSF. She then joined the faculty at UCSF while concomitantly earning a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Research and Epidemiology. Dr. Khush moved back to Stanford University in 2008 upon joining the faculty in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, where she focuses on clinical and translational research in the field of heart transplantation. Since her appointment she has received a Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health as well as research grants from the American Heart Association and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Khush’s research focuses on the evaluation and selection of donors for heart transplantation; the pathogenesis of post-transplant complications, including acute rejection and cardiac allograft vasculopathy; and non-invasive diagnosis of post-transplant complications. She currently serves on the Donor Management Task Force—an ad hoc committee appointed by the US Department of Health and Human Services that has been charged with improving outcomes in donor management practices. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and is a peer reviewer for the NIH. Dr. Khush is also the program director of the advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at Stanford.

Mother to three young children, Dr. Khush enjoys international travel and a quiet moment with a good book.
4.9 out of 5
78 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

General Cardiology at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Stanford South Asian Translational Heart Initiative at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Dean's Office Postdoctoral Education (2006) CA
  • Residency: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education (2003) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School - Children's Hospital (2000) MA
  • MAS, Univ of California San Francisco, Clinical Research (2008)
  • Fellowship, Univ of California San Francisco, Heart Transplant, Heart Failure, (2006)
  • Fellowship, Univ of California San Francisco, Echocardiography (Level III) (2006)
  • Fellowship, Univ of California San Francisco, General Cardiology (2005)
  • Residency, Univ of California San Francisco, Internal Medicine (2003)
  • MD, Harvard University, Medicine (2000)
  • BSc with Honors and Distinction, Stanford University, Biology (1995)

Honors & Awards

  • R01 Research Project Grant, National Institutes of Health (2014)
  • Clinical Research Program Award, American Heart Association (2010)
  • Transplant Registry Early Career Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2010)
  • K23 Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (2009)
  • Beginning Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association (2008)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association (2006)
  • Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence, University of California San Francisco (2001)
  • House Officer of the Year Award, San Francisco General Hospital (2001)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University (2008 - 2011)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Friendly & open course courteous as always.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This good experience refers to both Dr. Khush & Dr. Christopher Woo. Both spent excellent, quality time with my husband & me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I had a heart transplant in May I have many doctors for many issues and the all give me A+ treatment, service & respect.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very helpful & knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Khush brings the best balance of intellect, experience, heart, soul, and individualized care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Exceptional!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

When I first saw Dr. Khush I was nervous - but after the 3rd visit, her concern & care was wonderful. May God bless her. I thank God for her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I felt like I had to yank information out of her, and like I was bothering her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Khush & the PA explained everything in a very informative way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Really nice experience.

4.9 out of 5
78 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Friendly & open course courteous as always.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This good experience refers to both Dr. Khush & Dr. Christopher Woo. Both spent excellent, quality time with my husband & me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I had a heart transplant in May I have many doctors for many issues and the all give me A+ treatment, service & respect.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very helpful & knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Khush brings the best balance of intellect, experience, heart, soul, and individualized care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Exceptional!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

When I first saw Dr. Khush I was nervous - but after the 3rd visit, her concern & care was wonderful. May God bless her. I thank God for her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I felt like I had to yank information out of her, and like I was bothering her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Khush & the PA explained everything in a very informative way.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Really nice experience.