Joseph Woo

Cardiothoracic surgeon

4.7 out of 5
86 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Heart Surgery Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A31
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-724-7500
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Heart Surgery Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-724-7500
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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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Valvular Heart Disease Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A31
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Center for Advanced Lung Disease

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-3633
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Heart Surgery Clinic at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A31
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-724-7500
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2002)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2000)
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2001) PA
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1999) PA
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1993) PA
  • Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1992) PA
  • Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Cardiothoracic Surgery (2001)
  • Resident, University of Pennsylvania, Cardiothoracic Surgery (2001)
  • Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania, Surgery (1999)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Resident, University of Pennsylvania, Surgery (1998)
  • Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Surgery (1993)
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1992)
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988)

Honors & Awards

  • Surgical Mentorship Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator Award, University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • Top Doctors of Philadelphia Region, Philadelphia Magazine (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Class of 2012 Teaching Award, Penn Medicine (2009)
  • 10 Philadelphia Medical Researchers to Watch for 2005, Philadelphia Inquirer (2005)
  • 21 Up and Coming Leaders of Philadelphia Award Winner, Philadelphia Magazine (2003)
  • 40 under Forty Award Winner, Philadelphia Business Journal (2003)
  • Leonard J. Perloff Chief Resident Teaching Award (as determined by fellow residents), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1999)
  • Resident Prize First Place, Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery (1997)
  • Surgical Scholar Award (Scoring 99th percentile on American Board of Surgery In-Service Exam), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award Winner, American Heart Association (1997)
  • William Y. Inouye Teaching Award (Top resident teacher as determined by medical students), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Penn Pearls Teaching Award (Teaching excellence, as determined by medical students), University of Pennsylvania (1995)
  • I. S. Ravdin Prize (Top student in surgery), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1992)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania (1991)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, CT Surgery (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Perioperative Services Medical Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital (2014 - Present)
  • Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2014 - Present)
  • Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Woo was amazing. He was very informative and told me everything I needed to know about the procedure, as well as which was the best option. I greatly appreciate the concern he showed in terms of telling me how to go about surgery as I'm currently nursing. This was very important to me. I've had a few experiences (not pleasant) with doctors who didn't know how to go about treatment because of breastfeeding. Nursing savvy doctors are wonderful!

SHC Patient, May 2016

The experience exceeded our expectations and our expectations were very high.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Also thanks to Mary and Ashley for all the help. Very well trained staff.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Top notch in every sense. This provider experience was why I came to Stanford and I was very favorably impressed.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent surgeon, I had wanted to understand my BP & dose of medication better & he indicated he wanted the cardiologist to manage that which is understandable.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Excellent yes.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Extreme confidence with this provider.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Excellent communications, care, and advice, drugs prescribed etc.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I feel I am in good hands.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Other than 1 comment in response to one of my questions "you don't need to worry about that, it's complicated" I have no complaints.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

V. good experience.

4.7 out of 5
86 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Woo was amazing. He was very informative and told me everything I needed to know about the procedure, as well as which was the best option. I greatly appreciate the concern he showed in terms of telling me how to go about surgery as I'm currently nursing. This was very important to me. I've had a few experiences (not pleasant) with doctors who didn't know how to go about treatment because of breastfeeding. Nursing savvy doctors are wonderful!

SHC Patient, May 2016

The experience exceeded our expectations and our expectations were very high.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Also thanks to Mary and Ashley for all the help. Very well trained staff.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Top notch in every sense. This provider experience was why I came to Stanford and I was very favorably impressed.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent surgeon, I had wanted to understand my BP & dose of medication better & he indicated he wanted the cardiologist to manage that which is understandable.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Excellent yes.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Extreme confidence with this provider.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Excellent communications, care, and advice, drugs prescribed etc.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I feel I am in good hands.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Other than 1 comment in response to one of my questions "you don't need to worry about that, it's complicated" I have no complaints.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

V. good experience.