Randall Vagelos, MD

Cardiologist

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.8 out of 5
210 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Professional Education

Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1983) NY

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1986) NY

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)

Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1984) NY

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

And overall very positive each appointment was very very helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Vagelos and his nurse Mullin are exceptional in kindness and good humor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Listed me as "morbid obese" whereas later BMI was only 29 (overweight).

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Characteristics and Outcome After Hospitalization for Acute Right Heart Failure in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Haddad, F., Peterson, T., Fuh, E., Kudelko, K. T., Perez, V. D. J., & Zamanian, R. T. (2011). Characteristics and Outcome After Hospitalization for Acute Right Heart Failure in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 4(6), 692-699.

Measurement Precision in the Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Turcott, R. G., Witteles, R. M., Wang, P. J., Vagelos, R. H., Fowler, M. B., & Ashley, E. A. (2010). Measurement Precision in the Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 3(3), 395-404.

Dyssynchrony Assessment with Tissue Doppler Imaging and Regional Volumetric Analysis by 3D Echocardiography Do Not Predict Long-Term Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
Kuppahally, S. S., Fowler, M. B., Vagelos, R., Wang, P., Al-Ahmad, A., & Liang, D. (2010). Dyssynchrony Assessment with Tissue Doppler Imaging and Regional Volumetric Analysis by 3D Echocardiography Do Not Predict Long-Term Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Cardiology research and practice, 2011, 568918-?.

Worsening of Left Ventricular End-Systolic Volume and Mitral Regurgitation without Increase in Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony on Acute Interruption of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Kuppahally, S. S., Fowler, M. B., Vagelos, R., Wang, P., Al-Ahmad, A., & Liang, D. (2009). Worsening of Left Ventricular End-Systolic Volume and Mitral Regurgitation without Increase in Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony on Acute Interruption of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, 26(7), 759-765.

Angina Associated With Left Main Coronary Artery Compression in Pulmonary Hypertension
Perez, V. A. J., Haddad, F., Vagelos, R. H., Fearon, W., Feinstein, J., & Zamanian, R. T. (2009). Angina Associated With Left Main Coronary Artery Compression in Pulmonary Hypertension. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 28(5), 527-530.

Effect of rapamycin therapy on coronary artery physiology early after cardiac transplantation
Sinha, S. S., Pham, M. X., Vagelos, R. H., Perlroth, M. G., Hunt, S. A., & Fearon, W. F. (2008). Effect of rapamycin therapy on coronary artery physiology early after cardiac transplantation. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 155(5).

Predictive value of the index of microcirculatory resistance in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Fearon, W. F., Shah, M., Ng, M., Brinton, T., Wilson, A., & Yeung, A. C. (2008). Predictive value of the index of microcirculatory resistance in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 51(5), 560-565.

Impact of nesiritide on renal function in patients with acute decompensated failure an pre-existing renal dysfunction - A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Witteles, R. M., Kao, D., Christopherson, D., Matsuda, K., Vagelos, R. H., & Fowler, M. B. (2007). Impact of nesiritide on renal function in patients with acute decompensated failure an pre-existing renal dysfunction - A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 50(19), 1835-1840.

Outcome in cardiac recipients of donor hearts with increased left ventricular wall thickness
Kuppahally, S. S., Valantine, H. A., Weisshaar, D., Parekh, H., Hung, Y. Y., & Hunt, S. A. (2007). Outcome in cardiac recipients of donor hearts with increased left ventricular wall thickness. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 7(10), 2388-2395.

Changes in coronary anatomy and physiology after heart transplantation
Hirohata, A., Nakamura, M., Waseda, K., Honda, Y., Lee, D. P., & Fearon, W. F. (2007). Changes in coronary anatomy and physiology after heart transplantation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 99(11), 1603-1607.

Recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection with transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
Ardehali, R., Brinton, T. J., Wilson, A. M., Gradman, M., Vagelos, R. H., & Lee, D. P. (2007). Recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection with transient left ventricular systolic dysfunction. International journal of cardiology, 116(2), e48-50.

The effect of gender on mortality or appropriate shock in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who have implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
Chen, H. A., Hsia, H. H., Vagelos, R., Fowler, M., Wang, P., & Al-Ahmad, A. (2007). The effect of gender on mortality or appropriate shock in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who have implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 30(3), 390-394.

Screening for coronary artery disease after mediastinal irradiation for Hodgkin's disease
Heidenreich, P. A., Schnittger, I., Strauss, H. W., Vagelos, R. H., Lee, B. K., & Hancock, S. L. (2007). Screening for coronary artery disease after mediastinal irradiation for Hodgkin's disease. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 25(1), 43-49.

Emerging therapies for the management of decompensated heart failure - From bench to bedside
DeGoma, E. M., Vagelos, R. H., Fowler, M. B., & Ashley, E. A. (2006). Emerging therapies for the management of decompensated heart failure - From bench to bedside. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 48(12), 2397-2409.

Successful removal of a paradoxical coronary embolus using an aspiration catheter
Wilson, A. M., Ardehali, R., Brinton, T. J., Yeung, A. C., & Vagelos, R. (2006). Successful removal of a paradoxical coronary embolus using an aspiration catheter. NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE, 3(11), 633-636.

Discordant changes in epicardial and microvascular coronary physiology after cardiac transplantation: Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy II (PITA II) study
Fearon, W. F., Hirohata, A., Nakamura, M., Luikart, H., Lee, D. P., & Yeung, A. C. (2006). Discordant changes in epicardial and microvascular coronary physiology after cardiac transplantation: Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy II (PITA II) study. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 25(7), 765-771.

Diastolic dysfunction after mediastinal irradiation
Heidenreich, P. A., Hancock, S. L., Vagelos, R. H., Lee, B. K., & Schnittger, I. (2005). Diastolic dysfunction after mediastinal irradiation. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 150(5), 977-982.

Lymphocytic myocarditis after lung transplantation
Weinkauf, J., Walia, R., Berry, G. J., Vagelos, R., & Faul, J. L. (2005). Lymphocytic myocarditis after lung transplantation. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 24(8), 1163-1165.

Preoperative cardiac evaluation: mechanisms, assessment, and reduction of risk.
Ashley, E. A., & Vagelos, R. H. (2005). Preoperative cardiac evaluation: mechanisms, assessment, and reduction of risk. Thoracic surgery clinics, 15(2), 263-275.

"Tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction": a clinical entity mimicking acute myocardial infarction with a favorable prognosis.
Farouque, H. Mo., Kaltenbach, T., Ako, J., Tremmel, J. A., Fearon, W. F., & Vagelos, R. H. (2004). "Tako-tsubo-like left ventricular dysfunction": a clinical entity mimicking acute myocardial infarction with a favorable prognosis. American journal of geriatric cardiology, 13(6), 323-326.

Simultaneous assessment of fractional and coronary flow reserves in cardiac transplant recipients - Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy (PITA study)
Fearon, W. F., Nakamura, M., Lee, D. P., Rezaee, M., Vagelos, R. H., & Yeung, A. C. (2003). Simultaneous assessment of fractional and coronary flow reserves in cardiac transplant recipients - Physiologic investigation for transplant arteriopathy (PITA study). CIRCULATION, 108(13), 1605-1610.

Acute aortic syndrome: a case presentation and review of the literature
Lissin, L. W., & Vagelos, R. (2002). Acute aortic syndrome: a case presentation and review of the literature. VASCULAR MEDICINE, 7(4), 281-287.

Early use of statins in acute coronary syndromes.
Spin, J. M., & Vagelos, R. H. (2002). Early use of statins in acute coronary syndromes. Current cardiology reports, 4(4), 289-297.

Reversal of phen-fen associated valvular regurgitation documented by serial echocardiography
Vagelos, R., Jacobs, M., Popp, R. L., & Liang, D. (2002). Reversal of phen-fen associated valvular regurgitation documented by serial echocardiography. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, 15(6), 653-657.

Clinical assessment in ischaemic cardiomyopathy
Putz, E., & Vagelos, R. (2002). Clinical assessment in ischaemic cardiomyopathy. NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, 23(4), 341-345.

Alternative approach for use of a left ventricular assist device with a thrombosed prosthetic valve
Pelletier, M. P., CHANG, C. P., Vagelos, R., & Robbins, R. C. (2002). Alternative approach for use of a left ventricular assist device with a thrombosed prosthetic valve. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 21(3), 402-404.

Neurohormonal and clinical responses to high- versus low-dose enalapril therapy in chronic heart failure
Tang, W. Hw., Vagelos, R. H., Yee, Y. G., Benedict, C. R., Willson, K., & Fowler, M. B. (2002). Neurohormonal and clinical responses to high- versus low-dose enalapril therapy in chronic heart failure. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 39(1), 70-78.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and prognosis in severe heart failure: 14 mL/kg/min revisited
Myers, J., Gullestad, L., Vagelos, R., Do, D., Bellin, D., & Fowler, M. B. (2000). Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and prognosis in severe heart failure: 14 mL/kg/min revisited. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 139(1), 78-84.

Constrictive pericarditis due to coccidiomycosis
Faul, J. L., Hoang, K., Schmoker, J., Vagelos, R. H., & Berry, G. J. (1999). Constrictive pericarditis due to coccidiomycosis. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 68(4), 1407-1409.

Case presentation and review: Constrictive pericarditis
Osterberg, L., Vagelos, R., & Atwood, J. E. (1998). Case presentation and review: Constrictive pericarditis. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 169(4), 232-239.

Serial exercise testing and prognosis in selected patients considered for cardiac transplantation
Gullestad, L., Myers, J., Ross, H., Rickenbacher, P., Slauson, S., & Fowler, M. (1998). Serial exercise testing and prognosis in selected patients considered for cardiac transplantation. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 135(2), 221-229.

Assessment of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities with the use of color kinesis: A valuable visual and training aid
Lau, Y. S., Puryear, J. V., Gan, S. C., Fowler, M. B., Vagelos, R. H., & Schnittger, I. (1997). Assessment of left ventricular wall motion abnormalities with the use of color kinesis: A valuable visual and training aid. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, 10(6), 665-672.

Volume-mediated pulmonary responses in liver transplant candidates
Kuo, P. C., Schroeder, R. A., Vagelos, R. H., Valantine, H., Garcia, G., & Dafoe, D. C. (1996). Volume-mediated pulmonary responses in liver transplant candidates. CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, 10(6), 521-527.

Analysis of deaths in patients awaiting heart transplantation: Impact on patient selection criteria
Haywood, G. A., Rickenbacher, P. R., Trindade, P. T., Gullestad, L., Jiang, J. P., & Fowler, M. B. (1996). Analysis of deaths in patients awaiting heart transplantation: Impact on patient selection criteria. HEART, 75(5), 455-462.

Transplant candidates with severe left ventricular dysfunction managed with medical treatment: Characteristics and survival
Rickenbacher, P. R., Trindade, P. T., Haywood, G. A., Vagelos, R. H., Schroeder, J. S., & Fowler, M. B. (1996). Transplant candidates with severe left ventricular dysfunction managed with medical treatment: Characteristics and survival. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 27(5), 1192-1197.

MAGNETIC-RESONANCE IMAGING-DERIVED PARAMETER OF PORTAL FLOW PREDICTS VOLUME-MEDIATED PULMONARY-HYPERTENSION IN LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDATES
Kuo, P. C., Alfrey, E. J., Li, K., Vagelos, R., Valantine, H., & Dafoe, D. C. (1995). MAGNETIC-RESONANCE IMAGING-DERIVED PARAMETER OF PORTAL FLOW PREDICTS VOLUME-MEDIATED PULMONARY-HYPERTENSION IN LIVER-TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDATES. SURGERY, 118(4), 685-692.

CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION - THE STANFORD EXPERIENCE IN THE CYCLOSPORINE ERA
Sarris, G. E., Moore, K. A., Schroeder, J. S., Hunt, S. A., Fowler, M. B., & Shumway, N. E. (1994). CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION - THE STANFORD EXPERIENCE IN THE CYCLOSPORINE ERA. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 108(2), 240-252.

ABNORMALITIES OF PULMONARY-FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE-HEART-FAILURE, AND REVERSAL WITH IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE
Kindman, L. A., Vagelos, R. H., Willson, K., PRIKAZKY, L., & Fowler, M. (1994). ABNORMALITIES OF PULMONARY-FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE-HEART-FAILURE, AND REVERSAL WITH IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 73(4), 258-262.

DECREASED CYCLIC-AMP DEGRADATION IN NG-108-15 NEUROBLASTOMA X GLIOMA HYBRID-CELLS AND S49 LYMPHOMA-CELLS CHRONICALLY TREATED WITH DRUGS THAT INHIBIT ADENYLATE-CYCLASE
Thomas, J. M., Vagelos, R., & Hoffman, B. B. (1990). DECREASED CYCLIC-AMP DEGRADATION IN NG-108-15 NEUROBLASTOMA X GLIOMA HYBRID-CELLS AND S49 LYMPHOMA-CELLS CHRONICALLY TREATED WITH DRUGS THAT INHIBIT ADENYLATE-CYCLASE. JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, 54(2), 402-410.

Selection of patients for cardiac transplantation.
Vagelos, R., & Fowler, M. B. (1990). Selection of patients for cardiac transplantation. Cardiology clinics, 8(1), 23-38.

CELLULAR TOLERANCE TO ADENOSINE RECEPTOR-MEDIATED INHIBITION OF LIPOLYSIS - ALTERED ADENSOINE 3',5'-MONOPHOSPHATE METABOLISM AND PROTEIN-KINASE ACTIVATION
Hoffman, B. B., Prokocimer, P., Thomas, J. M., Vagelos, R., Chang, H., & Reaven, G. M. (1989). CELLULAR TOLERANCE TO ADENOSINE RECEPTOR-MEDIATED INHIBITION OF LIPOLYSIS - ALTERED ADENSOINE 3',5'-MONOPHOSPHATE METABOLISM AND PROTEIN-KINASE ACTIVATION. ENDOCRINOLOGY, 124(5), 2434-2442.

4.8 out of 5
210 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

And overall very positive each appointment was very very helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Vagelos and his nurse Mullin are exceptional in kindness and good humor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Listed me as "morbid obese" whereas later BMI was only 29 (overweight).

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Fabulous.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Randall H. Vagelos, MD is an outstanding cardiologist and Stanford University Medical Center and school of medicine are fortunate to have him. He would be on any ones _______ for best cardiologist practicing today!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Types mostly in the computer.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Vagelos is one of the most outstanding physician's I've ever met - (I am also a physician) - he is absolutely superb.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

A great doctor. I have recommended him to all my friends.