Ronald Witteles, MD

Cardiologist, Heart failure cardiologist

Bio:   Dr. Ronald Witteles is a Cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with Heart Failure. He has particular expertise in the treatment of Amyloidosis, Sarcoidosis, and cardiac complications of cancer therapy (sometimes called "Cardio-Oncology"). He serves as Co-Director of the Stanford Amyloid Center, one of the world's leading centers for the care of patients with amyloidosis.

Dr. Witteles has published extensively in his areas of expertise, and has won many awards for his excellence in both patient care and education. He serves as Program Director for the Stanford Internal Medicine residency program -- directly supervising the training of more than 120 physicians each year. He holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology.
4.9 out of 5
172 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-724-4942
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Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2004) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) CA
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Chief Resident, Stanford University, Internal Medicine (2004)
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2001) CA
  • M.D. with Honors, University of Chicago, Medicine (2000)
  • B.A., Northwestern University, Biology/Neuroscience (1996)
  • F.A.C.P., American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine (2010)
  • F.A.C.C., American College of Cardiology, Cardiology (2008)
  • Chief Fellow, Stanford University, Cardiovascular Medicine (2007)
  • Medical Education: University of Chicago Pritzker (2000) IL

Honors & Awards

  • Calvin Fentress Research Fellowship, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1999)
  • M.D. with Honors (highest distinction by U. of Chicago), University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2000)
  • Francis G. Ebaugh, Jr. Research Award, Stanford University Dept. of Internal Medicine (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award, Stanford University Dept. of Internal Medicine (2002, 2003)
  • Charles Dorsey Armstrong Clinical Excellence Award, Stanford University Dept. of Internal Medicine (2003)
  • National Associates' Research Award, American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine (2004)
  • First Author - Selected as one of 10 most important heart failure articles in 2004, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2005)
  • National Research Fellowship Award, Heart Failure Society of America (2006)
  • Clinical Excellence Award, Stanford University Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2006)
  • Timothy F. Beckett, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Medicine Fellow, Stanford Univ. Dept. of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Clinical Research Award, Stanford Univ. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (2007)
  • First Author - Selected as one of 15 most important heart failure articles in 2007, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2008)
  • David W. Rytand Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching by a Department of Medicine faculty member, Stanford University Department of Internal Medicine (2009, 2010)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Director, Coronary Care Unit (CCU) (2008 - 2009)
  • Sr. Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program (2009 - 2011)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Amyloid Center (2008 - Present)
  • Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program (2011 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2016

always very carrying and thoughfull

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Witteles is exceptional and I feel fortunate to have him available to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I arrived before the scheduled time admitting clerk - courteous, somebody came out waiting room, informed us that Dr. Witteles will be with me shortly. Shortly after, I was called in. Vitals & immediately, the nurse came, discussed problem. Then Dr. Witteles came, & satisfactory explain to me regarding my cardiac consultation - very satisfactorily.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very pleased with this physician. Extremely knowledgeable about my rare condition, excellent communicator, caring, and patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

very good

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Witteles is great. Very assecesable, spend the required amount of time with me, very friendly

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Always listen with great interest on anything related to my health. The discussion goes highly educational on my part.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Thanks Dr. Witteles and Dr. Obrian for taking such good care of me!! My pacemaker working great - thank you Dr. Wang and nurses in surgery for making it go so smooth.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I am sure the Stanford Amloyd Center and staff are the best in the world. Dr. Wittles and Trish are wonderful. I am very confident in their abilities.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good experience & worth recommending to other patients. I LIKE MY DR.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good assistance over the phone.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

My doctors are always very helpful and explain every aspect of my conditions and med!

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4.9 out of 5
172 Patient Ratings
22 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

always very carrying and thoughfull

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Witteles is exceptional and I feel fortunate to have him available to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I arrived before the scheduled time admitting clerk - courteous, somebody came out waiting room, informed us that Dr. Witteles will be with me shortly. Shortly after, I was called in. Vitals & immediately, the nurse came, discussed problem. Then Dr. Witteles came, & satisfactory explain to me regarding my cardiac consultation - very satisfactorily.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very pleased with this physician. Extremely knowledgeable about my rare condition, excellent communicator, caring, and patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

very good

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Witteles is great. Very assecesable, spend the required amount of time with me, very friendly

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Always listen with great interest on anything related to my health. The discussion goes highly educational on my part.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Thanks Dr. Witteles and Dr. Obrian for taking such good care of me!! My pacemaker working great - thank you Dr. Wang and nurses in surgery for making it go so smooth.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I am sure the Stanford Amloyd Center and staff are the best in the world. Dr. Wittles and Trish are wonderful. I am very confident in their abilities.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good experience & worth recommending to other patients. I LIKE MY DR.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good assistance over the phone.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

My doctors are always very helpful and explain every aspect of my conditions and med!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

As stated previously, working with Kim S. is great. She makes a good team with Dr. W. I have confidence that between the two of them, they know me and my issues.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I ask a lot of questions, they were all answered.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

All good!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Great and compassionate shows sincere concern.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Witteles clearly outlined the ways systemic sclerosis can affect the heart. He then told me that I haven't been affected in some of those ways. I truly appreciated hearing that. If the day comes that I have true cardiomyopathy from my disease, I know he'll take expert care of me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Witteles.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Witteles was easy to talk to, informative and positive. Good experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

My best experience to date.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Witteles is an expert in explaining the disease and gave me & my family adequate time.