Historic Leadership

Stanford Department Chairs

2014 – Current

Joseph Woo, MD

Chair & Norman E. Shumway Professor and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

1993 – 2005

Bruce Reitz, MD

Professor, Emeritus

2012 – 2013 (Interim)

Philip Oyer, MD, PhD

Roy B. Cohn-Theodore A. Falasco Professor, Emeritus

1974 – 1993

Norman E. Shumway Jr., MD, PhD

Founder of Stanford Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and First Chair

2005 – 2012

Robert C. Robbins, MD

Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery II (2009 – 2012)

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2005 – 2012)  

A Legacy of Leadership

1986

William H. Frist
Former United States Senator, Tennessee

1983

R. Scott Mitchell
Professor, Emeritus
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

1979

Donald C. Watson
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee School of Medicine

1976

Bruce A. Reitz
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

1972

Randall B. Griepp
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

1961

Richard R. Lower
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia

1986

Vaughn A. Starnes
Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Southern California

1981

John Wallwork
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cambridge University School of Medicine

1978

William A. Baumgartner
Chief, Div of CT Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

1975

Jack G. Copeland
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Arizona School of Medicine

1971

Lawrence H. Cohn
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University School of Medicine

1983

John C. Baldwin
Dean, Dartmouth University School of Medicine

1980

Stuart W. Jamieson
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine

1977

D. Craig Miller
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

1974

Philip E. Oyer
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

1968

Edward B. Stinson
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Director, Cardiac Transplantation, Stanford University School of Medicine