Professional Summary


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

Honors & Awards
  • 10 Philadelphia Medical Researchers to Watch for 2005, Philadelphia Inquirer (2005)
  • 2018 Top Ten Clinical Research in USA Award, Clinical Research Forum (2018)
  • 21 Up and Coming Leaders of Philadelphia Award Winner, Philadelphia Magazine (2003)
  • 40 under Forty Award Winner, Philadelphia Business Journal (2003)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pennsylvania (1991)
  • Class of 2012 Teaching Award, Penn Medicine (2009)
  • I. S. Ravdin Prize (Top student in surgery), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1992)
  • Leonard J. Perloff Chief Resident Teaching Award (as determined by fellow residents), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1999)
  • Luigi Mastroianni Clinical Innovator Award, University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • Penn Pearls Teaching Award (Teaching excellence, as determined by medical students), University of Pennsylvania (1995)
  • Resident Prize First Place, Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery (1997)
  • Surgical Mentorship Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • Surgical Scholar Award (Scoring 99th percentile on American Board of Surgery In-Service Exam), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Top Doctors, San Francisco Magazine (2015,2016,2017,2018)
  • Top Doctors of Philadelphia Region, Philadelphia Magazine (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 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)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, CT Surgery (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)
  • Director, Stanford Healthcare Board (2019 - 2022)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Heart Surgery Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 724-7500

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Center for Marfan Syndrome and Related Aortic Disorders Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-8246

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Adult Congenital Heart Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, A32

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 724-9220

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Heart Transplant Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A21

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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Valvular Heart Disease Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6459

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Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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Aortic Disease Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 3rd Floor, Clinic A31

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-8246

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Heart Surgery Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 724-7500

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Patient Ratings

(2 Ratings)

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4.2/5

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4.0/5
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3.5/5
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4.0/5
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Patient Reviews

(16 reviews)

Very impressed w/doctor & all assistants.
Dr. Joseph Woo exceeded all expectations. Excellent and compassionate.
Twice I was supposed to see Dr. Joseph Woo, but saw a physician assistant instead. Grateful for his skills!
Dr. Joseph Woo and his team (especially Ashley) were WONDERFUL.
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!
The experience exceeded our expectations and our expectations were very high.
Also thanks to Mary and Ashley for all the help. Very well trained staff.
Top notch in every sense. This provider experience was why I came to Stanford and I was very favorably impressed.
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.
Excellent yes.
Extreme confidence with this provider.
Excellent communications, care, and advice, drugs prescribed etc.
Great.
I feel I am in good hands.
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.
V. good experience.

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