Celina Yong, MD, MBA, MSc is Director of Interventional Cardiology at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford. Dr. Yong completed her medical training at Stanford School of Medicine and her internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at Stanford, including serving as Chief Fellow. As a Marshall Scholar, she completed a Masters in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Oxford.

Dr. Yong’s current research focuses on understanding and reducing inequities in cardiovascular care for patients, as well as resolving gender imbalances in the medical profession itself. She is actively involved in clinical trials of novel devices for percutaneous coronary and structural intervention, and performs structural and coronary interventions at the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2021)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (2015) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (2013) CA
  • Residency: UCSF-Internal Medicine (2010) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology (2015)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Cardiology (2013)
  • Residency, University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine (2010)
  • MD, Stanford School of Medicine (2007)
  • MBA, Oxford University (2003)
  • MSc, London School of Economics, Health Policy, Planning & Financing (2002)
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular Environmental Biology (2001)

Honors & Awards
  • ACCF/Merck Cardiovascular Research Fellow, American College of Cardiology Foundation (2013-2014)
  • AHA Mentored Clinical & Population Research Award, American Heart Association (2016-2019)
  • British Marshall Scholar, Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (2001-2003)
  • Diversity Investigator Award, Stanford Department of Medicine (2020-pres)
  • Edwin Alderman Award for Excellent in Clinical Research, Stanford University (2013)
  • Future Leader Award, American College of Cardiology, California Chapter (2022)
  • HSR&D Career Development Award, Veterans Health Administration (2019-pres)
  • McCormick Faculty Award, Stanford University (2017-2019)
  • Soros Fellow, Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans (2003-2005)
  • Truman Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation (2000)
  • U.S. Delegate, International Academy of Achievement Summit (2004)
  • Women in Cardiology Award for Excellence, American Heart Association (2012)
  • Women's Career & Leadership Award, American College of Cardiology (2013)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Interventional Cardiology, Palo Alto VA Healthcare System (2019 - Present)


Practice Locations

SHC- Cardio (300P) Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Dr

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6459

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