Biography


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.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • 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)

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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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(102 reviews)

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.
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.
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.
Good
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.
good
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.
Professional and excellent bedside manner.
Colleen Bonnett was and has been very thorough, responsive and supportive.
Excellent
Dr. Wang is wonderful
excellent excellent
good
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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