Mission

The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, est. 2004

The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute was established in 2004. Members of the Institute represent, engineers, surgeons, physicians, scientists and some of the countries brightest fellows and students.

In an era of constant change and innovations, the Cardiovascular Institute leverages the incredible intellectual manpower found within Stanford University. The Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center , the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, and Business schools are all located entirely on Stanford Silicon Valley campus. This intimate proximity promotes collaborations among diverse mix of students, faculty, and scientists.

The Institute focuses its resources to:

- Ignite new research and clinical applications by awarding seed grants

- Establish educational and training programs in the field of cardiovascular medicine and research

- Support activities outside the bench and clinic that facilitates exchange of ideas through seminar series and invited guests open to all members

The Institute provides organizational structure to concentrate and coordinate the activities of scientists, engineers, educators, and physicians committed to improving the cardiovascular health of patients and educating and training the next generation of leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

CVI Leadership


Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

  • Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
  • Professor, Department of Medicine/Cardiology & Radiology


Robert A. Harrington, MD

  • Director of Clinical Investigation, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine
  • Chair, Department of Medicine