Our cardiac surgical care is unparalleled on the Central Coast. With a history that spans more than 25 years of leadership in heart health, our work has received national recognition. The Regional Heart Program features Vincent DeFilippi, MD, Medical Director, Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford.
In a move that advanced central coast heart care to an unprecedented level, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) and Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) together created the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital in October, 2008. The combination of Salinas Valley Memorial's rich history of excellence in cardiovascular services, and Stanford's leadership in academic center medicine, significantly advanced cardiovascular healthcare in this region.