VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)
VA Palo Alto Health Care System is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.
An affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties. Over 1,300 University residents, interns, and students are trained each year.
For Dr. Joseph Shrager: Donna Yoshida | (650) 721-2086
For Dr. Leah Backhus: Ja'Vonne Smith | (650) 721-6400
For Drs. James Fann and Thomas Burdon: Diane Starrett | (650) 723-8935
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
870 Quarry Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) provides superior inpatient and outpatient care. The 524-bed hospital is recognized as providing a range of sophisticated specialty services. SCVMC is the only medical center in the region that provides some of these advanced services including a world-class Rehabilitation Center, Regional Burn Center, High-Risk Maternity Program, Trauma Center. The addition of the new state-of-the-art main hospital building adds to the advanced level of technology available at SCVMC.
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is affiliated with nearby Stanford University School of Medicine, and with schools of nursing, allied health professional training and research centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. SCVMC also enjoys a fine reputation for carrying out its own medical education programs.
Children’s Hospital Central California (Fresno & Sacramento counties)
The Children's Hospital Central California Cardiothoracic Surgery Program provides the highest quality comprehensive intraoperative and post-operative care. The Children's Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgery team is part of the Northern California regional congenital heart program, which includes physicians at Stanford University, Oakland Children's Hospitals as well as Sutter Hospital in Sacramento. Each year, the combined programs perform over 1,000 cardiothoracic operations which include the full spectrum of closed and open heart procedures. These include the simple and most complex repairs for newborns, infants, children, teenagers, and young adults with congenital cardiac defects and acquired cardiovascular disease.
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
Offering the largest pediatric open-heart surgery program in the area, Sutter Medical Center is a regional referral center for young heart patients. The program includes full diagnostic capabilities with both diagnositc and intervertional heart catheterization services. The CCS-approved pediatric cardiac surgery program serves patients from throughout northern California and southern Oregon, and provides the complete range of procedures for infants through adolescents.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and Stanford Health Care, one of the country’s most respected medical institutions, formed an affiliation in fall 2011 when the St. Rose-Stanford Clinics/Neurosurgery Clinic opened across the street from the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada.
The affiliation with Stanford Health Care marked the first time the well-known medical institution has ventured out of California for a clinical collaboration. The partnership combines the high levels of quality and community trust already established at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals with the world-renowned expertise of Stanford in the treatment neurological disorders at St. Rose.
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Corvallis, OR)
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Stanford Health Care launched the Stanford Cardiothoracic Surgery Program in Corvallis, Oregon, in 2016. Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center is one of four Level II trauma centers in Oregon, and this partnership will expand access to life-saving heart surgeries in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.
Dameron Hospital (Stockton, CA)
Dameron Hospital is a fully accredited, non-profit, 200+ bed community hospital providing acute and tertiary level care to San Joaquin County residents and is a designated heart attack (STEMI) receiving center for San Joaquin County.
Dameron has partnered with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford University School of Medicine to establish a joint cardiothoracic surgery program with Stanford Medicine physicians that is now available to residents of Stockton and the surrounding areas. To better serve its patients, physicians and the community, Dameron Hospital actively pursues opportunities to bring state-of-the-art medical procedures and technology to the local community to enhance its quality of care and the overall patient care experience. The Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program introduces surgical procedures that have previously been unavailable at Dameron Hospital.