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. She also maintains an active general cardiology practice.

Mother to three young children, Dr. Khush enjoys international travel and a quiet moment with a good book.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2000) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2006)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Dean's Office Postdoctoral Education (2006) CA
  • Residency: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education (2003) CA
  • 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
  • Beginning Grant-in-Aid, American Heart Association (2008)
  • Clinical Research Program Award, American Heart Association (2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • House Officer of the Year Award, San Francisco General Hospital (2001)
  • Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence, University of California San Francisco (2001)
  • K23 Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health (2009)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, American Heart Association (2006)
  • R01 Research Project Grant, National Institutes of Health (2014)
  • Transplant Registry Early Career Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2010)

Administrative Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine (2011 - 2015)
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine (2015 - 2020)
  • Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University (2008 - 2011)
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine (2020 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Heart Transplant Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A21

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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General Cardiology at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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I really like her, have confidence in her, and am thankful she is my doctor.
Outstanding doctor. Very respectful and knowledgeable.
It was extremely helpful
I felt heard and understood.
Dr k Kush is doing a great job of taking care of me.
Dr. Khush is excellent! She listens and provides the pros and cons of all treatment options.
Thanks everyone
She took her time to listen
Kiran Khush is knowledgeable and caring doctor
She an excellent doctor she is patient and understandable she cares about her patients.
Dr. Khush is an outstanding doctor. I have 100% confidence in her
She explains things clearly. Good listener. Answers all questions.
She is excellent and very responsible
Was very well prepared in asking the right questions. Had reviewed information in my patient record. Answered all questions and concerns. Excellent physician
Good explanations provided All questions answered clearly
She’s an excellent doctor, compassionate and thorough and I’m lucky to have her helping with my care!
The care provider is gem of a doctor. She was thorough , courteous, helpful, nice and above all very gentle person
Dr. Khush always explains medical issues so that we can understand. She is extremely compassionate.
Absolutely would recommend Dr. Khush. Her care was very true & sincere. Truly care, I love my doctor.
Generally very happy.
The good experience is when my transplant heart doctor talk about different things I did to do better.
My good experience is when I was go to my care provider talk to the people before my heart transplant care provider.
Dr. Khush is outstanding!
Dr. Khush is an excellent physician and we are very pleased with the care she provides
Provider always takes time with me. The best provider.
I appreciate the extra time Dr. Khush spends explaining things in clinic.
You are the best of the best.
Dr. Khush explained everything. I would recommend her to my relative/friends for their healthcare.
Very good.
Always good.
Very good helpful.
Dr. Khush provides excellent care.
Dr. Khush has always provided the info we need and made certain we understood the reason behind each incident.
Dr. K Khush, MD is truly exceptional in her ability to explain very complicated health issues. Her professionalism is matched by her sincere caring.
She is very good and know almost everything.
The doctor has always shown genuine interest and concern, attentiveness, has been responsive to questions, and has provided explanations of care.
Friendly & open course courteous as always.
This good experience refers to both Dr. Khush & Dr. Christopher Woo. Both spent excellent, quality time with my husband & me.
I had a heart transplant in May I have many doctors for many issues and the all give me A+ treatment, service & respect.
Very helpful & knowledgeable.
Dr. Khush brings the best balance of intellect, experience, heart, soul, and individualized care.
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.
I felt like I had to yank information out of her, and like I was bothering her.
Dr. Khush & the PA explained everything in a very informative way.
Really nice experience.

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