Biography


Dr. McConnell is an MIT-trained bioengineer who completed his MD at Stanford followed by cardiology fellowship and cardiovascular imaging training at Brigham & Women's and Beth Israel Hospitals in Boston. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1998 and remains a Clinical Professor while working nearby at Google Health. He continues part-time clinical activities at Stanford in imaging and Preventive Cardiology and teaching with Stanford Biodesign. He previously directed the Cardiovascular MRI Program and the Preventive Cardiology Clinic in the Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. His research expertise includes novel MRI and molecular imaging techniques, from mouse to man, to evaluate coronary artery and vascular diseases, including the detection and characterization of atherosclerotic plaque and vascular inflammation. He directed the NIH-funded Multi-Disciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford (CVIS). He was also the Director of Cardiovascular Health Innovation and led efforts to integrate mobile health technologies to improve the care of patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, including PI of the MyHeart Counts mHealth research study.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1990) CA
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship (1996) MA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1992) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1991) MA
  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Echocardiography (2007)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (1997)
  • M.M.Sc., Harvard Medical School, Clinical Investigation (1998)
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering/BioEE (1985)
  • S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering/BioEE (1983)

Honors & Awards
  • American Heart Association Clinician Scientist Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School (1996)
  • Brian L. Strom Visiting Professorship, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2018)
  • Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford (2002)
  • Diversity & Leadership Faculty Fellow, Stanford (2007)
  • Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award, Stanford (1999)
  • Elected to Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi, MIT (1981, '82, '84)
  • Fellowship, Harvard/MIT Clinical Investigator Training Program, Harvard/MIT (1996)
  • NHLBI Individual National Research Service Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School (1994)
  • Research Scholarship/Aquitaine Region, Fulbright Foundation (2008)
  • SCA&I Fellowship Award for Research in Cardiac Imaging, Bracco Diagnostics, Inc (1995)
  • Stanford Dean's Awards for Research, Excellence in Clinical Medicine, and Outstanding Teaching, Stanford (1990)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program, Stanford (2000 - 2012)
  • Co-Director, Noninvasive Imaging Section, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford (2007 - 2015)
  • Co-Director, Preventive Cardiology Clinic, Stanford (2014 - 2015)
  • Director, Cardiovascular Health Advanced Treatment Center for Coronary Artery Disease, Stanford (2012 - 2015)
  • Director, Cardiovascular Health Innovation, Stanford (2014 - 2015)
  • Director, Cardiovascular MRI Program, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford (2000 - 2015)
  • Director, NIH/NIBIB T32 Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging @ Stanford (CVIS), Stanford (2008 - 2015)
  • Director, Preventive Cardiology Clinic, Stanford (2010 - 2013)
  • Member, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) Faculty, Stanford (2003 - Present)
  • Physician Representative, Stanford Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Stanford (2001 - 2011)
  • PI, MyHeart Counts study, Stanford (2014 - 2015)

Publications

Practice Locations


Preventive Cardiology Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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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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(16 Ratings)

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Patient Reviews

(21 reviews)

Dr. McConnell is extremely thorough excellent communication skills and always teaches me something regarding my health.
Excellent. Very understanding medical professional
Dr. McConnell is an amazing doctor who explains everything thoroughly - excellent communication skills. Every single visit I leave with more knowledge. All doctor's should be this good!
Great doctor
I always feel I have as much time as I need and can ask as many questions as I want.
Excellent.
Excellent experience. All A plus.
Most of the visit was watching Dr. McConnell do computer entry.
Above responses are for Dr McConell. He is a super good, super dedicated, and super competent doctor.
Excellent! The story is too long to put down here, he saved my life and the lives of my children. He is a remarkable doctor. Kind, quiet thinking man.
I never feel rushed in any way. Dr is willing to discuss anything.
Too much time spent facing computer to all out electronic medical records.
Good MD
I am very unhappy with this provider. Looking for a new cardiology but not at Stanford.
All good.
He may be an excellent doctor but not a good communicator!
Good.
Very good - no problem at all.
Everybody is friendly & respectful.
He is an excellent doctor.
Even though it was a routine visit with no major issues, I didn't feel rushed or minimized.

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