Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine and (by courtesy) the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Rodriguez earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She then completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University. She currently serves as the Section Chief of Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention, inherited lipid disorders, and cardiovascular risk assessment in high-risk populations.

Dr. Rodriguez’s research includes a range of topics around racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease prevention, developing novel interventions to address disparities, and opportunistic screening of coronary artery disease.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2017)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2006)
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (2017) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2017)

Honors & Awards
  • Arnold C. Dunne Award for Compassionate Patient Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital (2012)
  • Center of Excellence Faculty Fellowship, Stanford University (2018)
  • Chair Diversity Investigator Award, Stanford University Department of Medicine (2020)
  • Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology (2022)
  • Edwin Alderman Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, Stanford University (2015)
  • Edwin Alderman Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, Stanford University (2017)
  • Golden Stethoscope Award, Brigham and Women's Hospital (2014)
  • Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (2017)
  • McCormick Galiban Faculty Award, Stanford University (2018)
  • Medical Scholars Award, Massachusetts Medical Society (2011)
  • Outstanding Clinical Fellow Award, Stanford University, Division of Cardiology (2016)
  • Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative, Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • Research Fellowship Award, American College of Cardiology (ACC)/Merck (2016)
  • Resident Research Mentor Award, Stanford Internal Medicine Residency (2022)
  • Timothy F. Beckett, Jr. Award, Best Clinical Teaching by a Medicine Fellow, Stanford University (2015)
  • Trainee Award for Excellence in Medical Education in Medicine and Medical Subspecialties, Harvard Medical School (2014)
  • Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, American Heart Association (2015)
  • Zuckerman Fellow, Harvard Center for Public Leadership (2009)

  • Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (2010 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (2014 - Present)
  • Member, National Lipid Association (2016 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch Cardiology (2018 - Present)
  • Board of Directors, American Society of Preventive Cardiology (2022 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Population Health, Systems Utilization Research for Stanford Medicine, Stanford University (2019 - Present)
  • Research and Scientific Director, CardioClick, Stanford Medicine (2019 - Present)
  • Section Chief, Preventive Cardiology, Stanford University (2021 - Present)
  • Unit Based Medical Director, Stanford Healthcare (2019 - Present)


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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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Portola Valley, CA

3260 Alpine Road

Portola Valley , CA 94028

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(39 reviews)

Excellent doctor.
A wonderful and caring physician.
One of the best cardiologist I ever have. Besides looking at only the cardiology point of view. She looks at the overall health, physical and mental factors in a holistic consideration.
She is a great doctor.
Exceptional care!
She has a wonderful bedside manner. Amazingly knowledgeable.
Dr. Rodriguez is superb in every way. She remembers what we've discussed in the past and builds upon that knowledge every time we meet. She is clear about when she is recommending something (like a new prescription) versus just offering it as an option. She prescribes monitoring or tests when necessary but never more often than necessary. I have several other medical concerns and Dr. Rodriguez integrates those into her care for my heart problem. She is warm and conveys that she cares about me as a whole person. She is literally the best physician I have ever had in any specialty. I am very grateful for Dr. Rodriguez.
Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent and caring physician. I feel honored to have her as my cardiologist.
Dr. Rodriguez is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, personable, and caring.
She is wonderful. Professional and caring, she put my mind at rest by explaining everything to me. Thank you.
Dr Rodriguez is an excellent doctor.
I would prefer to see a doctor in person but this really was fine. I had her attention and we discussed my lab results and how they played in her decision to start medication. She explained her plan clearly and I was very satisfied with the appointment.
Fantastic cardiologist!
Dr. Fatima is punctual & very thorough! Easy to speak with about sometimes not easy things. She goes above & beyond for her patients!!!
Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent Cardiologist. I have had no issues at all and she is extremely helpful!
She is a wonderful, caring, and smart doctor. I feel lucky to have her on my care team.
She listens, evaluates and provides sensible care.
I like Dr. Rodriguez very much. We understand each other very well. Thank you very much.
Dr. Rodriguez is a wonderful cardiologist. I trust her implicitly to manage my cardiological care. She also is providing me a referral to a Stanford urologist. Even though I live on the CA Central Coast, I prefer Stanford as my specialist healthcare provider.
Dr. Rodriquez put me at ease to start the video examination. She was very thorough and picked up on a couple of things Drs have missed in the padt
Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
Helpful, friendly, good communicator.
Dr Rodriguez checks every box for my care needs, is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, hears me, and asks very insightful questions. She is not afraid to tackle difficult topics and always respectful of my needs and goals.
Excellent rapport!
Extremely professional, knowledgeable, well prepared by knowing all of my tests, health issues, kind, and offered advice on how to stay & get healthier.
Dr. was good once we got to her. It was very hard to get ahold of the office. They never called us back and we had to keep calling daily trying to get our appointment changed to an in person. We finally had to call and complain and then finally got somewhere. But that is pretty bad that we had to complain to get anywhere.
not just an excellent Doctor but an amazing person
Thank you
Dr Rodriguez is very informative and helpful with all my questions. I feel extremely comfortable taking to her. I am grateful to have her as my cardiologist.
I love Dr Rodriguez! She listens and is very thorough. She wants to get to the bottom of what is causing my issues which I appreciate. I appreciate the time she took with me and I think she is a great doctor!
Dr. Rodriguez is an extremely pleasant and thorough doctor. I especially appreciate the time she takes to explain what is occurring with my medical care.
Dr. Rodriguez is a caring and thorough cardiologist and I appreciated her questions about lifestyle factors/risk and work-related stress. Shows concern and caring, while also providing evidence based treatment.
Dr. Rodriguez is great in listening, comprehending, articulating and able to provide treatment for my individual cardiology needs and wellbeing. She provides course of direction, changes and referencing follow up needs on an individual basis.
Excellent, kind doctor. I feel that she really cares for me.
Can’t say enough about Dr. Rodriguez. She is very empathetic, thorough, extremely patient with my questions, and is an excellent communicator.
Dr. Rodriguez is a wonderful cardiologist. She is very personable and knowledgeable in her field. I am very happy to have her as my cardiologist.
She provides excellent cardiovascular care, is very clear on her rationale for her treatment and follow up recommendations, which are very thoughtful and well researched
Dr. Rodriguez is very knowledgeable and she understands her patient very well. I feel very comfortable to talk to her. Thanks.

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