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Stanford Health Care - Cardiothoracic Surgery

With the clinical and research expertise of Stanford Medicine affiliated doctors, including those from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford Health Care continues to improve patient health through continual scientific innovation, revolutionary operative care, and exemplary surgical education.

February 23, 2022


Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - Treatment & Care

The Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center is a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association Recognized Center of Excellence. As an established center, our dedicated multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, electrophysiologists, genetic counselors, and other allied health professionals provide high-quality care to patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Stanford’s expertise and experience in caring for a high volume of HCM patients have enabled us to provide patients with resources and knowledge tailored to their specific situations

February 20, 2024

Podcast: Hot Topics Mini-Series - Beating Heart Transplant

Featuring Dr. Brandon Guenthart, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Guenthart explores the conditions requiring heart transplantation, addresses the scarcity of donor hearts, and discusses its impact on patients awaiting transplants.

February 19, 2024

Double transplant at Stanford saves life of COVID-19 patient

John underwent a double transplant at Stanford Hospital after COVID-19 damaged his lungs and his kidneys. His son Patrick advocated for the surgeries that saved his life, thanks to the team of Stanford Medicine surgeons and hospital care specialists.

December 8, 2023

Extracellular Matrix Regulation of Vascular Cell Fate and Regeneration

The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar had the privilege of hosting a captivating talk by Dr. Ngan Huang, head of the innovative Laboratory of Extracellular Matrix Engineering. The event delved into the intricate world of "Extracellular Matrix Regulation of Vascular Cell Fate and Regeneration," shedding light on groundbreaking research that could revolutionize the treatment of tissue ischemia and injuries.

October 24, 2023

E Pluribus Unum: Cardiovascular Surgery, Science, and Engineering

Y. Joseph Woo, MD 
Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine  Professor, by courtesy, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University. 

October 4, 2023

Stanford Cardiothoracic Surgery Celebrates Women in Medicine

September marks the American Medical Association’s Women in Medicine Month—an annual celebration of women physicians, residents, and trainees. This playlist features interviews with Drs. A. Claire Watkins, Maria Currie, Ngan Huang, Jennifer Kim, Kate Verdi, and Yuanjia Zhu

September 27, 2023

Podcast: Stanford’s Dr. Jack Boyd Explains Myocardial Bridge Surgery and The Unroofing Process (Full Episode)

Dr. Jack Boyd performs a high volume of unroofing procedures at Stanford Health Care. In this latest episode on the Imperfect Heart podcast, he discusses the myocardial bridge surgery and the unroofing procedure.

June 3, 2023


Mitral Valve Repair at Stanford: Mia Cadua's Story

Mia Cadua underwent surgery for mitral valve repair at Stanford Health Care in 2021. Now, two years later, she is leading a healthy life with a strong heart thanks to Stanford's cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Joseph Woo, who repaired her mitral valve. Stanford Health Care was recently recognized once again as a designated a Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) by the American Heart Association and Mitral Foundation, which recognizes best practices in repairing mitral valves.

June 1, 2023


JW MacArthur, MD, featured on ReachMD

Episode: Stanford Surgeons Perform First Beating-Heart Procedure

With many barriers standing in the way of people in the United States who need a heart transplant, fewer than 10 percent of patients actually receive this life-saving surgery according to Stanford Medicine. Therefore, surgeons are working on different techniques to increase the pool of healthy donated hearts. To speak more about this, Dr. Javed Butler is joined by Dr. John MacArthur, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.

May 2023


Stanford's heart transplantation experience over 50 years

Hear from experts in the Stanford Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery on a study that found long-term survival after heart transplantation has improved over the last 50 years at the longest-running heart transplant center in the United States.

Read more about this award-winning video.

June 21, 2022

Stanford Medicine Alumni Awards 2021: D. Craig Miller

The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association honors Dr. D. Craig Miller with the The J. E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine.

December 16, 2021

Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation Surgery | The Heart of AFib

Learn about concomitant atrial fibrillation surgery with Dr. James Longoria.

October 20, 2021

Hybrid Catheter-Surgical Ablation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about hybrid catheter-surgical ablation to treat atrial fibrillation with Anson Lee, MD.

October 20, 2021

Tissue Engineering in Space Could Treat Age-Related Muscle Loss on Earth

In an experiment funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers from the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research and Stanford University are leveraging microgravity to develop a tissue-engineered model of sarcopenia, the age-related deterioration of skeletal muscle. If validated, the model could be used to study the progression of muscle deterioration and serve as a valuable platform for testing potential treatments for sarcopenia and related muscle disease.

August 9, 2021

Heart Month: Heart Care Empowers Uduak to Take Her Life Back

Born with a structural heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, or TOF, Uduak underwent multiple corrective surgeries early in life. In her 50s, she turned to Stanford Health Care after not getting the care she needed elsewhere. At the Adult Congenital Heart Program, Uduak found an expert team of physicians and staff who listened to her and empowered her to continue crafting her life’s story.

February 3, 2021

The Heart of AFib: Risk, Prevention, and Treatment

Learn about the mechanics of Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the latest treatments available at Stanford Health Care, and what you can do to reduce your risk. Our experts are at the forefront of AFib prevention and treatment.

February 10, 2021

Safely Delivering Heart Care During COVID-19

During the pandemic, caring for your heart remains essential. Hear from Dr. Jack Boyd, cardiothoracic surgeon, about the safety protocols you can expect when visiting Stanford Health Care, along with the importance of not delaying your heart health.

February 1, 2021

World renowned heart surgery now available in Redding

Stanford cardiothoracic surgeons Drs. John Chen and Eric Keyser form the team that is the basis for the Stanford Cardiac Surgery in Affiliation with Mercy Redding Heart Center.

October 21, 2020

The History of Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection Experience Over Five Decades

Presented by:
Y. Joseph Woo, Stanford University, Stanford Hospital

AATS 100th Annual Meeting, Virtual
Adult Cardiac

May 23, 2020

Mechanical vs. biologic heart valve replacements

Stanford's Joseph Woo, MD, and other researchers compared the outcomes of patients with a mechanical versus biological prosthesis replacing a heart valve. Their study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2017, found that the benefit of a mechanical replacement for the aortic valve began to disappear when patient reached their 50s. However, the benefit of a mechanical replacement for the mitral valve persisted as patients reached their 60s.

March 23, 2018

2017 Stanford Aortic Festgraft

A Celebration of Aortic Stent-Grafts and the 25th Anniversary of the First U.S. Case.
Links to videos on event page.

July 31, 2017

ABC7 NEWS: Teen gets new heart at Stanford Hospital

A teenager is getting used to his new heart after a transplant at Stanford Hospital. View the video on the ABC7 News website.

March 24, 2017

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Interview with Dr. Bruce Reitz

A conversation with Bruce A. Reitz, MD, on April 22, 2010

June 6, 2016

Rare transplant surgery saves 2 women

Two women received life-saving organs in a rare "domino" transplant at Stanford Hospital in California. CNN affiliate KPIX reports

April 26, 2016

Layered Smooth Muscle Cell-Endothelial Progenitor Cell Sheets Augment Post-Infarction Ventricular Function; Implications for Translating Multi-Lineage Cellular Tissue Engineering

Presented by:
Yasuhiro Shudo, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Annual Meeting 2016, Baltimore, MD

May 17, 2016

A Heartfelt Return: Joe's Heart Transplant Story

Surfer and college rugby player Joe Matthews was a model for health and well-being. No one could ever have predicted that the 19-year-old would soon be diagnosed with idiopathic cardiomyopathy—heart failure from unknown cause. Within the span of a few weeks, he went from active and fit to fighting for his life.

March 21, 2016

Domino transplant patients Tammy Griffin and Linda Karr talk with surgeon Joseph Woo

Domino transplant patients Tammy Griffin and Linda Karr, with surgeon Joseph Woo talk about the transplant

March 17, 2016

Stanford Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement

Speaker: D. Craig Miller, MD

January 2016

LVAD Removal at Stanford: Donna Jackson's Story

Donna Jackson was one of the first people that had an LVAD placed at Stanford. The procedure is meant as a bridge to heart transplant. After almost 3 years on the LVAD Jackson's heart had gotten so strong that doctors at Stanford were able to do a minor and new catheter-based procedure that liberated Jackson from the LVAD’s batteries, controller and external driveline.

July 31, 2014

Total Artificial Heart Option at Stanford (Includes Surgical Graphic Footage)

For many patients who are very ill with heart disease, waiting for a new human heart may take too long. Stanford experts now offer a new option for these patients -- a total artificial heart.

December 3, 2014

Stanford Health Care TV Commercial

Featuring Dr. Joseph Woo. With the clinical and research expertise of Stanford Medicine affiliated doctors, including those from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford Health Care continues to improve patient health through continual scientific innovation, revolutionary operative care, and exemplary surgical education.  


Stanford Health Notes Video: TAVR Procedure (Heart Valve Surgery)

When it was too exhausting to walk more than 30 feet without resting, Gary Verwer knew that something was wrong and he needed to see his cardiologist. Verwer was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, but due to a bypass surgery years earlier he was not eligible for open surgical valve replacement. Verwer instead underwent a new, less invasive procedure as part of a clinical trial, called transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR.

August 14, 2012

Society of Vascular Surgery Interviews with Pioneers in Vascular Surgery

Take a look back at Dr. D. Craig Miller's 2012 interview with the Society of Vascular Surgery—re-edited and re-released in 2021.

March 26, 2012

Innovations in Cardiovascular Surgery | Mini Med School

Robert Robbins and Alan Yeung talk about recent advances in cardiovascular surgery, what it means for patients, and how they envision the field advancing in the future. This course is a single-quarter, focused follow-up to the the yearlong Mini Med School that occurred in 2009-10. The course focuses on diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system. The course is sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Medical School.

October 11, 2011

Recent Advances in Heart Surgery

presentation by former CT Surgery Chair, Robert Robbins, for the Stanford University Office of Science Outreach's Summer Science Lecture Series. Dr. Robbins, Professor & Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Stanford's Cardiovascular Institute, delivers information on the state of research, the newest studies, and the latest treatments for cardiovascular disease.

June 12, 2007

The Vision of Perseus: Norman Shumway

Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, was a pioneer of heart transplantation and one of the pre-eminent heart surgeons of his time. He and his team performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968 at Stanford. Other interviewees include Bruce A. Reitz, Keith Reemtsma, Eugene Dong, Fred Cross, F. John Lewis, Adrian Kantrowitz, Herb Warden, Sara Shumway, C. Walton Lillehei, Roy Cohn, Vaughn A. Starnes, and Richard Lower.

February 3, 1993

Dr. Norman Shumway Featured in Stanford Video Tribute: A Sentimental Journey

Watch segment starting at 3:55 | A Sentimental Journey tells the Stanford story through the eyes of distinguished alumni and faculty, including Dr. Norman Shumway, Professor Emeritus of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford. Dr. Shumway was a pioneer of heart transplantation and one of the pre-eminent heart surgeons of his time. He and his team performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968 at Stanford. This hour-long program was produced by KRON-TV in San Francisco and aired as a prime-time special in tribute to Stanford's Cornerstone Weekend in May of 1987.

May 1987

Celebrating Stanford: The First Heart Transplant in the United States

50th Anniversary Celebration: Dr. Norman E. Shumway's First Heart Transplant

Presentation Videos webpage

January 22, 2018

50 Years of Transforming Lives: The History and Future of Heart Transplant at Stanford

Stanford cardiothoracic surgeon Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, performed the first successful human heart transplant in the U.S. in 1968. At the Stanford Historical Society 2018 annual meeting, a panel led by Dr. Joseph Woo featured insights from several groundbreaking leaders in the field who were trainees on Dr. Norman Shumway’s team, including Sharon Hunt, MD, Philip Oyer, MD, PhD, and Bruce Reitz, MD.

Publication link: Sandstone & Tile - Winter Issue 2019 (program starting at page 15-21)

May 22, 2018

50 years of heart transplant at Stanford

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful adult heart transplant in the United States, which happened at Stanford Hospital. Stanford remains the oldest continuously operating heart transplant center in the world. This video recounts that momentous event and moves forward to explore the experiences of more recent transplant patients.

July 2, 2018

Reflecting on the first U.S. human heart transplant

Stanford School of Medicine professor emeritus Edward Stinson, MD, walks us through the events of Jan. 6, 1968, when he and pioneering transplant surgeon Norman Shumway, MD, PhD, performed the first human heart transplant in the United States at Stanford Hospital.

December 21, 2017

Norman E. Shumway, MD, Visiting Professorship Lectures

Translational Research in Aortic Disease

Presented by John S. Ikonomidis, MD, PhD
Horace G. Smithy Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina


The Perfect Storm: The Affordable Care Act and Repeal of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

Presented by Jeffrey B. Rich, MD
President, Mid-Atlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Ltd.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School


Neurologic Protection in Aortic Surgery: The Central Role of Hypothermia

Presented by Randall B. Griepp, MD
Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery: Bench to Bedside

Presented by William A. Baumgartner, MD
Vincent L. Gott Professor of Cardiac Surgery; Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs; President of the Clinical Practice Association; JHM Sr. VP, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians; and Director of the Surgical Research Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Cardiac Surgery Division


VADs and Dads

Presented by Sara J Shumway, MD
Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation
University of Minnesota


Cardiovascular Medicine: A Joint Mission

Presented by Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiovascular Research and Cardiovascular Medicine
The Heart Hospital
Baylor, Plano


Surgery of the Mitral Valve: Conceptual and Technical Development

Presented by Lawrence H. Cohn, MD
Hubbard Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital