The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center takes pride in the rich tradition of excellence and pioneering firsts that have made it one of the top cardiac and thoracic programs in the nation. Our long and distinguished legacy of research dates back to the late 1950s — our most notable triumphs being the first adult human heart transplant in the United States, the world's first successful adult human combined heart-lung transplant, the first successful use of a ventricular device as a bridge to transplantation, the first thoracic aortic stent graft, and the development of the first integrated platform for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Our Department is comprised of three divisions:
Together, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery continues to improve patient health
through continual scientific innovation, revolutionary operative care, and exemplary surgical education.
Article Title: "Prostheses for Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement"
Valve replacement outcomes were examined with statewide data in California. Bioprostheses were associated with higher long-term mortality than mechanical valves among patients up to 55 years of age for aortic valve replacement and up to 70 years of age for mitralvalve replacement.
Dameron Hospital has partnered with Stanford Health Care to bring its world-class cardiothoracic surgery program to Stockton, extending Stanford’s reach in Northern California while eliminating the inconvenience of travel to the Bay Area for residents of the region.
This award was started eight years ago as a lasting tribute to Denise’s commitment to excellence at Stanford Hospital. This award is considered the highest honor for physicians conducting patient care at Stanford Hospital.