Marco Perez

Cardiac electrophysiologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Dr. Marco Perez's research goal is to better understand the fundamental causes of cardiovascular disease through the study of genetics and epidemiology. His group studies the genetic variations and environmental exposures that are associated with conditions such as atrial fibrillation and heart failure. He has led the studies of atrial fibrillation in Women's Health Initiative, one of the largest nation-wide population-based cohorts. He is interested in understanding the paradox that atrial fibrillation is less common in African Americans and Hispanics, despite a greater burden of risk factors such as hypertension. As director of the Stanford Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic, he evaluates families with rare inherited arrhythmias associated with sudden death such as Long QT and Brugada Syndromes and explores their links with novel genes. He also studies how best to use the electrocardiogram to identify patients at risk for atrial fibrillation and athletes at risk for life-threatening arrhythmias due to conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His genetic studies have led to the discovery of promising novel therapeutic targets that his group is now studying at a functional level. Dr. Perez receives funding from NIH, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AHA, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and the Stanford SPARK program.
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2010) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2004) MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2002) MA
  • Medical Education: Harvard University Health Services (2001) MA
  • Board Certification: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)
  • Fellowship, Stanford, Electrophysiology (2010)
  • Fellowship, Stanford, Cardiology (2007)
  • Residency, Maassachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine (2004)

Honors & Awards

  • SPARK Award, Stanford University (2014-2015)
  • Department of Medicine Teaching Award, Stanford University (2014)
  • Finalist, FGTB Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association (2013)
  • Harold Amos Faculty Development Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2012-2016)
  • Fellow to Faculty Award, American Heart Association (2011-2016)
  • Loan Repayment Program Award, NIH (20010-2014)
  • Dean's Fellow Research Award, Stanford University (2006-2008)
  • National Research Service Award, NIH (2006-2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Stanford Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmia Clinic (2013 - Present)

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SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Marco & nurse Alison are very caring and compassionate. Alison is amazing in her quick response times.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Never write on comments BUT Doc Perez and his staff is worth it!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Perez was excellent in categories.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Good experience overall.

4.8 out of 5
76 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Marco & nurse Alison are very caring and compassionate. Alison is amazing in her quick response times.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Never write on comments BUT Doc Perez and his staff is worth it!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Perez was excellent in categories.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Good experience overall.