Alexander Tarlochan Singh Sandhu

Cardiologist, Heart failure cardiologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

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Alex Sandhu, MD, MS is a cardiologist with a special interest in the care of patients with advanced heart failure. He graduated from the seven-year combined BA-MD program at Northwestern with a focus on economics and mathematics. He completed an internal medicine residency at Stanford University, spending 16 weeks at Makerere Hospital in Uganda as part of the Global Health track. He subsequently earned a Masters in Health Services Research at Stanford while acting as a fellow in health services research at the Palo Alto VA and Stanford's Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research. Next, he completed fellowships in cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplant at Stanford before joining the faculty.

Alex is now an active clinician and heart failure researcher who focuses on health economics, the implementation of high-value care strategies, comparative effectiveness, and innovative clinical trial design. He is passionate about patient care and finding ways to bring meaningful improvements to patients’ lives. He is involved in several clinical trials including the K-23 funded PRO-HF (patient centered quality of life assessments), DOT-HF (mobile device based implementation trial), and a CAC notification pilot trial (patient centered coronary artery calcification notification).

In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer as well as entertaining and being entertained by his joyful sons, Kyle and Tyler.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2022)
  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Echocardiography (2019)
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2014) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship (2020) CA
  • Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2011) IL
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (2019) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2019)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2012) CA
  • Master of Science, Stanford University, Health Services Research (2016)

Honors & Awards
  • Clinical Research Award, Stanford Cardiology Fellowship (2019)
  • Hearst Health Prize for excellence in data science in Healthcare, UCLA Center for SMART Health (2023)
  • Residency Research Award for Outstanding Mentorship, Stanford Internal Medicine Residency (2024)
  • Wilkerson Award for the best clinical paper published in Circulation, American Heart Association (2023)


Clinical Trials

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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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Heart Failure Clinic at Stanford Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 724-4942

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He is a great doctor with excellent knowledge experience, very humble always. Ready to answer as many questions as possible
He is utmost professional, extremely knowledgeable, caring and a dedicated cardiologist. I would recommend him to anyone interested in a Cardiologist. Excellent physician!
Dr Sandhu is consistently available for information and clarification, with a friendly and personal attitude.
Dr. Sandhu is very comfortable and concerned to talk with. He takes time to go over my current health, explain things and always asks if I have questions or concerns for him. He is a very good doctor.
The doctor is excellent and very patient with me
Very thorough, thoughtful, listened well and gave me hope!
Very good
Highly recommend
Dr. Sandhu and his staff have given us hope!!
Dr. Sandhu is a professional cardiologist but is also very personable encouraging me to feel confident about a future treatment plan.
He is an Excellent provider
Seems very vested in my health, through and unrushed in coming to decisions about my health with my participation in decision making. Very pleased the outcome.
Dr Sandhu clearly connects and is an excellent listener and explainer. I'm sure his expertise and skills have benefitted me greatly.
Dr Alexander Sandhu is absolutely the BeST! He is the most knowledgeable, thoughtful, caring doctor. So very luck to have him as my my Father’s Cardiologist.
Doctor Sandhu was informative and clear.
Dr. Sandhu is an excellent provider; caring, thoughtful and a true expert in his field.
I’ve told him every time no other Dr takes the the time or does such a great job explaining and / or listening. I feel like he understands me and he makes sure I understand him. I cannot recommend or compliment Dr. Sandhu more.
I like him and think he is knowledgable, helpful and concerned about me.
Dr Sandhu is wonderful. His nurse Joridy Lyons is too. They always respond quickly, professionally and respectfully. They keep me on track! Dr Sandhu saved my life with the thorough care he provided me. I am eternally grateful.
He is the best of the best providers! We have been extremely happy and consider ourselves very very lucky to have him as my Father’s Cardiologist.
Dr Sandhu asked very in depth question and gets a good handle on my medical condition and how I was responding to the meds currently taking. Consequently, fine tuning prescribed medications. Extremely good at bringing me into the treatment plan and making me feel a part of the team. Was not rushed or hurried as if I was his only patient for the day.
Excellent physician!!

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