Support Our Research

A healthy heart will beat more than two billion times in a life-time, nourishing every tissue in our body. Pumping blood cells an equivalent of 12,000 miles in one day— that’s four times the distance from Silicon Valley to New York.

Generous donations support research and education dedicated to understanding the healthy human heart and heart disease. Implementing research into patient-care is Stanford Medicine.

Beating Cardiomyocytes


Ways to Give

If you have a passion for cardiovascular medicine and research and would like to contribute to the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, please contact Joseph C. Wu, Director of CVI. You may also give directly via Giving to Stanford.

Contact: (650) 725-7964 | Email

Our Supporters


Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn

With a generous gift, the Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Lectureship in Cardiovascular Surgery was established in October 2015.

Dr. Lawrence Cohn was a San Francisco born pioneering cardiac surgeon, researcher, and medical educator. He has performed more than 11,500 cardiac surgical operations and was a world-renowned expert in the field of valve repair and replacement surgery. At the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he pioneered the process of minimally invasive heart valve surgery along with many other innovations, including New  England's first heart transplant, bioprosthetic porcine valve, and computer­ assisted robot surgery. Dr. Cohn's clinical and research interests spanned the entirety of adult cardiac surgery. He published more than 550 original scientific articles, 105 book chapters, and 12 books. An excellent public speaker, Dr. Cohn delivered more than 1,000 lectures worldwide.  

The Dorothy Dee and Marjorie Helene Boring Trust

With a generous $2M gift from the Boring Family the Cardiovascular Institute established an award that supports Stanford medical students dedicated to cardiovascular research during their training at Stanford.

Steven M. Gootter Foundation

The Gootter Foundation is working to defeat Sudden Cardiac Death. With their support, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute provides seed funding to develop new diagnostics for the prevention of sudden cardiac death.