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 30 years. He was a co-inventor of catheter cryoablation, which has been used to treat over 1 million 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.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (1992)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (1989)
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1989) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1986)
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1986) NY
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1984) NY
  • Medical Education: College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University (1983) 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)
  • Advanced Practice Physician Champion Award, Stanford Healthcare (2019)
  • 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)
  • Council on Clinical Cardiology Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association (2017)
  • 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)

  • Member, National Science and Clinical Education Committee, American Heart Association (2017 - 2020)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, American Heart Association (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association (2016 - Present)
  • Board of Trustees, Heart Rhythm Society (2016 - 2017)
  • Member of Governance Committee and Nominations Subcommittee, Heart Rhythm Society (2014 - 2015)
  • Member of Relationships with Industry Task Force Committee, Heart Rhythm Society (2010 - 2011)
  • Member of Governance Committee and Nominations Subcommittee, Heart Rhythm Society (2010 - 2011)
  • Governance, Awards Subcommittee member, Heart Rhythm Society (2009 - 2010)
  • Chair,Continuing Medical Education Subcommittee, Heart Rhythm Society (2009 - 2011)
  • Member, Cardiac Electrophysiology Committee, American College of Cardiology (2008 - 2011)
  • Member IBHRE EP Test Writing Committee, International Board of Medical Examiners (2006 - 2012)
  • Vice Chair, Educational Committee, Heart Rhythm Society (2002 - 2006)
  • Chair, Member Education Working Group Sub-Committee, Heart Rhythm Society (2000 - 2002)
  • ABIM Board Examination Writing Committee on Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004 - 2010)
  • President, New England Electrophysiology Society (2001 - 2003)
  • Chair, Committee on Electrocardiography/Arrhythmias Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association (2014 - 2016)


Practice Locations

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 2nd Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-7111

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As in the past, today’s visit with Dr Paul Wang was pleasant and informative and reassuring. If Dr Wang resumes holding actual in person office visits in Santa Cruz, as he did pre-pandemic, then I would like to make an in person appointment with Dr Wang. However, if such in person appointments in Santa Cruz are not resumed, the video visits are preferable to driving to Palo Alto.
Terrific visit: Dr. Wang provided necessary information and answered all my questions.
He is thorough, clear and listens to what I want to say. I have complete confidence in him.
He is very personable, thorough and competent. I appreciate his help very much!
Dr. Paul Wang and his medical team are just outstanding, so professional and so caring--the best of the best!!!
The visit with Dr. Wang was excellent. He listened to my concerns and recent experiences and provided very useful feedback on alternatives for going forward.
Very kind and friendly, willing to answer any questions
Best physician
Paul Wang is an amazing human being. Very caring and thorough.
Dr. Wang is very professional, thoughtful, and courteous. All my questions were answered. I appreciated speaking with his nurse, Theresa, prior to the visit. I think having my questions available to him expedited the call and exchange.
He seems to be an outstanding physician.
Still extremely conscientious, professional, and approachable.
I greatly enjoyed the visit with Dr. Wang.
Love talking with him he listen and cares about his patients
Love Dr. Wang and his assistant Theresa - very friendly - in and out within 40 minutes
He is extremely thorough
Dr. Wang was thorough and informative.
Friendly and knowledgeable. More diagnostic work needs to be completed, so I don't have answers to many of my questions. If nothing conclusive is revealed by my echocardiogram, however, I feel as if I won't have much guidance about what steps I should take toward treatment.
I would not see him again. He barely allowed me to speak and discuss what I'd set up the appointment to discuss. It was very frustrating.
Dr. Wang is very nice and easy to communicate with. Thanks for all the care he has provided. Thank you.
Great and informative visit. Very pleasant to speak to.
Dr. Wang is terrific and answered all my questions.
He is an excellent communicator
Excellent dr and very happy with the results of my procedure.
Very good doctor and pleasant person. Thank you.
Great appointment. We agreed that things are working how they should be and we will continue my routine monitoring throughout the year until my next annual check up appointment. As always I can call if I have any issues or need anything. I have the best team at Stanford and they are led by the best doctor (in my opinion at least). Thank you!
Excellent interventionist, answered all my questions.
He is the consummate professional and Marcia his NP is excellent too.
Persanable and caring
He is a very professional Doctor. Excellent both in his field and in relating and caring for his patient.
Thank you.
Always very satisfying to have video conferences
He is one of the most nicest doctors I would recommend him to everybody
Dr. Wang has saved my life and provided me with a new outlook on my health. His team is responsive and caring.
He is kind, professional and super smart.
Theresa and Dr Wong were great communicators
What a personable individual he is.
Thank you Dr. Wang. You are a superstar!@!
Very satisfied
Thank you very much!
He is as excellent Doctor.
Dr. Paul Wang should be on TV. He is that good.
Wonderful doctor. Very knowledgeable and through. Gave me lots of information and answered all my questions.
After having a video visit with Dr Paul Wang this morning, I can tell he is a knowledgeable, cautious and attentive person, I have great confidence that Dr Wang would fixed the atrial fibrillation and uncontrolled heart rate problems. I am looking forward to hear from his team this october.
Very informative and seems very thorough
Dr Paul was extremely patient with me. Even though we had technical issues with camera and microphone we had telephone conversation
Dr. Wang is a very nice and caring physician and his nurse Marcia is extremely nice and responsible. She responded to my email in a timely manner, even late at night. I appreciate every efforts she made and I do recommend Dr. Wang to anyone who has heart disease.
Dr Wang exceeded my expectations. My needs and concerns were answered with care and kindness.
Professional, calm and answered my questions
Excellent , caring doctor.
Very professional. Well informed about my heart medical condition
Dr Wang is the best - caring, interested in me personally, excellent communicator. My only concern is his workload. I worry he has too many patients and commitments, resulting in long lead times to see him.
He answered all the questions with confidence and with caveats where appropriate. He was pleasant to talk to and left certain decision to me where he thought it may not make a difference either way. Great video visit.
I appreciated his attention and detail of answers on how to address my concerns.
Very informative and patient. Extremely satisfied with Dr Wang.
All went very well,
He is very careful to explain the science behind his answers.
Excellent in every way.
He is outstanding overall.
As usual, the visit was both professional and pleasant. Dr. Wang is very easy to speak with and he takes the time to listen to what I say to him.
I continue to be impressed and confident in Dr Wang and Marcia and the team.
Dr. Wang was thorough, clear and up-to-date with my history. He did not order unnecessary tests since I am not impeded by my condition. I appreciated that.
Good thorough Doctor,pleasant to speak to, very interested in answering questions any and all questions, explains well what I did not understand, very expedient.
Enjoyed my video visit with Dr Wang, though I look forward to his returning to coming to Santa Cruz for an in-person visit. However, I am glad that video visits are available and work well. I do not relish driving from Santa Cruz/Aptos area to Palo Alto for medical appointments.
He is a very good Dr just a little rushed.
Excellent Doctor. I'm glad to be working with him.
Excellent, professional, interested, caring snd always there to help!
Very personable and knowledgeable. Very willing to discuss my concerns in terms I understood. Excellent rapport.
Thank you
Dr. Wang is great. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Attentive, knowledgeable, personable. Liked him
Approachable, answers all questions. I did research on afib, looked at stanford healthcare website, & saw some of dr Wang’s videos. Made meeting more meaningful & easier to absorb a lot of information.
The Doctor Paul wang is a very excellent doctor and very nice .
He and his team are terrific!
Dr. Paul Wang was very thorough in the 30 minute visit. Thank you.
He is a charming and very likable doctor.
As always, thank you for caring and putting my family at ease with your professional help and manner. We really, really, really appreciate you and your staff!! Thank you.
I don’t think I can come up with anything he’s very kind and he listens to all my concerns and is always able to answer my questions I feel very comfortable and confident in him
Please forward your report to Dr. Singh in Santa Cruz. Thank you!
Listened, compassionate, clear communication, professional, personable, knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Listened very well. Clear explanations. Inspires confidence.
Dr Wang is not only so knowledgeable, he is also very attentive to his patient and I felt so lucky to have Doctor like him.
Dr. Wang was very nice and seems exceptionally well-qualified. However, he had not spent any time looking at my file before the visit (my first with him), and spent the first few minutes reading the contents of my file aloud to himself. He asked me very few questions, and could not locate any of the EKGs that my cardiologist and I had sent in advance. I had a list of questions for him that we could not make it through because he ran out of time and had to move on to another appointment. So this particular video visit with Dr. Wang fell short of my expectations and reduced my confidence in the advice he gave and the course of treatment he recommended. On reflection, I felt the need to get a second opinion (and more of my questions answered) from another specialist. In general I would not recommend conducting new patient consultations via 30-minute video slots, especially if the doctor is not able to prepare for the visit in advance by acquainting himself with the patient's history and records.
Understood what I needed as far as a plan to move forward.
Dr. Wang is a highly experienced cardiologist. I highly respect his expertise and I trust his opinions. He is a nice person.He seems to always be in a hurry when reviewing my test results and during our video visits. I understand that he is a very busy doctor and has a lot of patients.
Extremely knowledgeable and very much to the point.
Thank you for your time. I would be interested in participating in the ablation-related study you mentioned if doing so might increase the chances of catching/treating all sources of erratic electrical signals that are causing the afib. Thanks for considering.
Dr. Paul Wang is an excellent doctor.
Great visit. Offered treatment options which I was not anticipating.
Dr. Wang is an excellent doctor. He explains things very well, is very patient and kind, really cares and is very knowledgeable. Appreciate having him as my doctor.
Dr Wang was pleasant, thorough and extremely prepared!
Dr. Wang is excellent!
Excellent experience
Answer all questions very sincere.
I came to Stanford because Dr. Wang is an expert and I wanted a short & long term plan which he gave.
They went to extra effort & found a quick opening in schedule so I could be seen by another specialist and NOT have to make 2 trips to Stanford. Greatly appreciated thoughtfulness!
Dr. Wang is excellent.
Dr. Wang is great. I have great confidence in him.
I have been seeing Dr. Wang for years. We are a team effort for my medical care.
No medications apply. Dr. Wang is so caring, thorough and professional. It's easy to trust his advice.
I had a great experience with Dr. Wang and his nurse Teresa. They made me feel very comfortable and were informative. Both were very knowledegable.
The care provided By Doctor Wang and his staff is excellent .
My experience with Dr. Wang has been great. I have recommended him to friends with similar issues and will continue to.
very good
So much confidence in this staff.
Dr. Wang is always upbeat and kind & knowledgeable.
Dr. Paul Wang and nurse Theresa Regan are terrific.
Dr. Wang has a calming presence. I consider myself quite fortunate to have him as my cardiologist.
Dr. Wang is phenomenal! From my first visit, to my afib ablation, to this visit and all visits in between; his knowledge, support, and skills have lead me from confusion and frustration to trust and healing.
The visit was friendly and thorough.
Dr. Paul Wang is stellar as are his nurses.
Each doctor was very clear about procedure & support staff was on top of tests and blood levels need to keep track of such as INR.
Very positive experience.
I have great confidence in this care provider. Only a little concern that all my questions aren't answered.
Everyone from the desk clerk thru Dr Wang was prompt, courteous & professional.
Always above and beyond.
Dr. Paul Wang is great!
always seems rushed, but I appreciate everyone that he helps
Dr. wang and his resident were very good and tookthe time to review the procedure using i terpreter phone.
happy to have chosen dr wang
Dr. Wang is a treasure. Ever since I came to Stanford for my A-fib, he has been astute, professional, approachable, knowledgeable & warm.
dr. Wong was very knowledgeable and clear. I appreciated his lack of pressuring me or scaring me and his reassurance of his availability is in future.
Dr. Wang is the best
superb care
I was impressed that as I left, the desk staff handed me a print-out with relevant information about the visit and next steps.
Could not have asked for more friendly, courteous care provider.
Very good.
Dr. Wang always treats me with kindness and gives me a clearly stated assessment of my condition.
the NP spent the majority of the time with us. Dr. Wang used layman's term and did very well.
The ultimate experience. The best electrophysiologist ever, plain & simple.
Dr Wang and staff are fantasic
Keep up the good job.
from any of these questions you need to have any-not applicable. Dr. Wang is amazing Dr. Wang is amazing and I am glad to have him as my physician.
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.
Dr. Wang & staff are excellent.
Dr. Wang and his staff are incredible! I'm so glad I was accepted at Stanford to get a second opinion!
Dr. Paul J. Wang's successful cardiac ablation was life changing. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Wang and all the staff.
Dr. Wang is simply outstanding!
Dr. Wang is an outstanding physician and has an excellent bedside manner.
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
appointment seemed very rushed and there was not time to ask questions about medication which is concerning.
Dr. Wang is a very good doctor and is also very caring & personable.
Dr. Wang was thorough & kind.
felt vey comfortable during my stay
The whole process couldn't have been better.
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.
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.
15 years of the best care!
she took time to answer my several questions. very patient.
Have already recommended Dr. Wang & Stanford to a friend that has same condition as me.
Third visit and data from first (heart monitor) still not updated. Doctor could not assess my status. Drove from Fresno for appt.
Dr. Wang seemed top be in a hurry. My impression was that he wanted to get to his next patient.
very caring Doctor
my wife and I couldn't appreciate more all that Dr. Wang has done for us. We have the utmost confidence in him.
Dr. Wang was great. He took the time to listen to my issues and asked good follow up questions. He was friendly and professional.
Doctors and nurses are all wonderful
Dr Wang is simply amazing! the whole unit is a pleasure to work with.
I am very pleased with all my visits with the doctor. He is a very delightful and compassionate physician. Highly commendable. Par Excellence physician!
Dr Wang awesome.
Dr. Wang and his staff take all the time needed to satisfy me.
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!
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.
An excellent physician who is very compassionate, learned, and kind. I'm very pleased to have her as my good primary care physician.
Colleen Bonnett was and has been very thorough, responsive and supportive.
Professional and excellent bedside manner.
Dr. Wang is wonderful
excellent excellent
I feel very lucky to have Dr. Wang and his medical associates taking care of me.
Excellent experience. See prior comments. Thank you for taking such excellent care of my mother's cardiovascular health.
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!!
Dr Wang was such a delight! Such a happy man and very kind. Great overall experience compared to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic
Very happy.
good experience
I feel I am receiving excellent care from Dr. Wang and his staff.
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.
great team, doctor and nurse support
Dr, Wang is a special doctor with a very respectful and caring manner. So lucky to have him in my life!
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...
Very good.
The doctor was not able to answer my questions regarding my medical conditions. I wasn't given enough time with the doctor.
My questions were answered & I received patient attention.
The doctor was very helpful about everything.
Down-to-Earth expert with sound advice weighing risk/reward of options.

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