Paul  J. Wang, MD

Paul J. Wang, MD

Cardiac electrophysiologist

Bio:   Dr. Wang is the Director of the Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering (by courtesy)(since 2003). Dr. Wang is an expert in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias, supraventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. He has practiced cardiac electrophysiology as an arrhythmia expert for over 26 years. He was a co-inventor of catheter cryoablation, which has been used to treat over 250,000 patients with atrial fibrillation, and has pioneered new techniques in the management of heart rhythm problems. He has co-authored numerous textbooks and book chapters on catheter ablation, implantable defibrillators, sudden cardiac death, cardiac resynchronization/ biventricular pacing therapy, and innovations in arrhythmia therapy. He is past Chair of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology ECG and Arrhythmias Committee, a member of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, and the American Heart Association National Science and Clinical Education Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the leading professional society in his field, the Heart Rhythm Society. He has helped write the examination used for certification of heart rhythm specialists in the U.S. He founded the annual Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat, focusing on new technological advances in arrhythmia management and diagnosis. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Circulation:Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, one of the leading scientific journals in the field.
4.7 out of 5
368 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at San Jose

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1989) MA
  • Medical Education: College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University (1983) NY
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1984) NY
  • Board Certification: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1992)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1986) NY
  • MD, Columbia University, Medicine (1983)
  • BA, Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (1979)

Honors & Awards

  • 1999 Special Faculty Recognition Teaching Award, (equivalent to Teacher of the Year), Tufts University School of Medicine (1999,2000,2003)
  • Basic Science Teacher of the Year Award, Tufts University School of Medicine (2002)
  • Clinical Teaching Award awarded by Medical Residents, Tufts New England Medical Center (2003)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Stanford University Cardiovascular Division (2013)
  • Finalist, Rhodes Scholarship Competition (1978)
  • Honorary Harvard National Scholar, Harvard University (1975-1979)
  • Natalie and Milton O. Zucker Teaching Award, Tufts University School of Medicine (2002)
  • Stevelman Award for Excellence in Cardiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1983)

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I did not ask any questions this time around since this was a follow-up appointment and explanations regarding results of tests conducted that day as well as the previous day gave e everything I needed to know. Dr. Wang has always been excellent in that regard.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Wang & staff are excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Wang and his staff are incredible! I'm so glad I was accepted at Stanford to get a second opinion!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Paul J. Wang's successful cardiac ablation was life changing. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Wang and all the staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Wang is simply outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Wang is an outstanding physician and has an excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I waited for an hour to see Dr. Wang, and then he only spent 5 minutes with me, and wanted me to see a nurse instead of him for my 6 month follow up

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

appointment seemed very rushed and there was not time to ask questions about medication which is concerning.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wang is a very good doctor and is also very caring & personable.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wang was thorough & kind.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

felt vey comfortable during my stay

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The whole process couldn't have been better.

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4.7 out of 5
368 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I did not ask any questions this time around since this was a follow-up appointment and explanations regarding results of tests conducted that day as well as the previous day gave e everything I needed to know. Dr. Wang has always been excellent in that regard.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Wang & staff are excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Wang and his staff are incredible! I'm so glad I was accepted at Stanford to get a second opinion!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Paul J. Wang's successful cardiac ablation was life changing. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Wang and all the staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Wang is simply outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Wang is an outstanding physician and has an excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I waited for an hour to see Dr. Wang, and then he only spent 5 minutes with me, and wanted me to see a nurse instead of him for my 6 month follow up

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

appointment seemed very rushed and there was not time to ask questions about medication which is concerning.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wang is a very good doctor and is also very caring & personable.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Wang was thorough & kind.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

felt vey comfortable during my stay

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The whole process couldn't have been better.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Wang is clearly very knowledgeable and was patient and answered all questions. He is not a "warm" person and doesn't make eye contact at all which is off putting. His "team" were all super friendly and helpful and highly professional.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Paul Wang. He has always done his best for my continuing health. He is excellent, and I am so grateful to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

15 years of the best care!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

she took time to answer my several questions. very patient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Have already recommended Dr. Wang & Stanford to a friend that has same condition as me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Third visit and data from first (heart monitor) still not updated. Doctor could not assess my status. Drove from Fresno for appt.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

very caring Doctor

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Wang seemed top be in a hurry. My impression was that he wanted to get to his next patient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

my wife and I couldn't appreciate more all that Dr. Wang has done for us. We have the utmost confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Wang was great. He took the time to listen to my issues and asked good follow up questions. He was friendly and professional.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Doctors and nurses are all wonderful

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr Wang is simply amazing! the whole unit is a pleasure to work with.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I am very pleased with all my visits with the doctor. He is a very delightful and compassionate physician. Highly commendable. Par Excellence physician!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Wang awesome.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Wang and his staff take all the time needed to satisfy me.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I love Paul Wang.i have already sent friends to him. I've been in sinus for 5 years now, because of him. and he's a total sweetie.. you can tell him I said so too!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Never had an unsatisfactory response to my questions.Care provider spent time with me according to the problems I had during a particular visit.No bad experiences during any of my four visits.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

An excellent physician who is very compassionate, learned, and kind. I'm very pleased to have her as my good primary care physician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Professional and excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Colleen Bonnett was and has been very thorough, responsive and supportive.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Wang is wonderful

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

excellent excellent

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

good

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I feel very lucky to have Dr. Wang and his medical associates taking care of me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Excellent experience. See prior comments. Thank you for taking such excellent care of my mother's cardiovascular health.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Wang is a very special person, with great medical skills and a very caring and helpful disposition. He is a true treasure. THANK YOU Dr. Wang!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr Wang was such a delight! Such a happy man and very kind. Great overall experience compared to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very happy.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

good experience

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I feel I am receiving excellent care from Dr. Wang and his staff.

SHC Patient, May 2015

EKG, fast and easy, followed by a check in with Marsha, and finally, 15 minutes with Dr. Wang, to ensure that my heart was still working well. Fast, easy, and they always remind me that if I need them, they are there. I have confidence not only in this team, but also, that they are reachable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

great team, doctor and nurse support

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr, Wang is a special doctor with a very respectful and caring manner. So lucky to have him in my life!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I wish doctor spends little more time to go through patient's health condition, advice for treatments if any, preventing, medication and side affects, life style changes and improvement...

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The doctor was not able to answer my questions regarding my medical conditions. I wasn't given enough time with the doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

My questions were answered & I received patient attention.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

The doctor was very helpful about everything.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Down-to-Earth expert with sound advice weighing risk/reward of options.