Thirteen Cardiovascular Institute members
are among the world's most highly cited researchers in 2020

The Cardiovascular Institute is delighted to recognize the inspirational Stanford scientists who have been included in the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science 2020 Highly Cited Researcher list. As an institution, Stanford University boasts the third highest number of highly cited researchers in the world, and over 10% of those researchers are leaders in cardiovascular and pulmonary science and medicine. Inclusion in this list is a testament to these scientists' exceptionally broad and impactful contributions, and the siginficant influence they have had in their fields.

As David Pendlebury, Senior Citation Analyst at the Institute for Scientific Information, explains, "In the race for knowledge, it is human capital that is fundamental and this list identifies and celebrates exceptional individual researchers who are having a great impact on the research community as measured by the rate at which their work is being cited by others."

We add our congratulations and gratitude
to the 13 CVI members highlighted in the 2020 list.

Biology and Biochemistry

Brian Kobilka, MD

Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology


Zhenan Bao, PhD

K. K. Lee Professor in the School of Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Hongjie Dai, PhD

The J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor in Chemistry

Clinical Medicine

Mark Hlatky, MD

Professor of Medicine (Health Services Research) and of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc

Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research) and of Epidemiology and Population Health

Kenneth Mahaffey, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center


Russ Altman, MD, PhD

Kenneth Fong Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine, Biomedical Data Science

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor and Professor of Radiology

Jesse Engreitz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD

Former Chair and Professor of Radiology
Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research

Irving Weissman, MD

Director, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine; Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research; Professor of Developmental Biology

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Howard Y. Chang, MD, PhD

Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Genetics


Mark M. Davis, PhD

Director, Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection and the Burt and Marion Avery Family Professor