Doctor Stories

Stanford's successful heart transplantation using COVID-19 positive donor


Brandon Guenthart, MD


Stanford Health Care (SHC) (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)

We’re recognized worldwide as leaders in heart failure care and heart transplantation, achieving excellent outcomes with shorter-than-expected wait times.

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William Hiesinger, MD

Above image of William Hiesinger, MD.
Photography by Winston L. Trope.

"If you come to Stanford, we will look at every possibility and work incredibly hard to find you a heart"

-Brandon Guenthart, MD

About Stanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care seeks to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time, through its commitment to care, educate and discover. Stanford Health Care delivers clinical innovation across its inpatient services, specialty health centers, physician offices, virtual care offerings and health plan programs.

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