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Vincent DeFilippi, MD, FACC Vincent DeFilippi, MD, FACS

Dr. DeFilippi is the Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. He has performed more than 3,000 open heart procedures and has received numerous awards and recognition during his career, including being selected as a U.S. News Top Doctor in the July 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report and being listed among America's Top Surgeons. In recent years, Dr. DeFilippi has consistently attained high cardiac surgical survival rates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery despite a highly acute population, performing many of these without the use of a heart lung machine. These results demonstrate Dr. DeFilippi's commitment to excellence in cardiac surgery and his determination to attain the highest standards of care and outcomes for some of our most acutely ill patients. Dr. DeFilippi is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford. He and his family are full time residents of Monterey County.

Dr. DeFilippi is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he completed his undergraduate studies. Upon completing his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. DeFilippi went on to complete his general surgery residency and research fellowship at The University of Chicago / Pritzker School of Medicine. After earning his appointment as chief surgical resident, he completed his cardiac and thoracic surgery training at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and Memorial- Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Reza Khodaverdian MDReza Khodaverdian, MD

Reza Khodaverdian, MD joined the medical staff of Salinas Valley Memorial and the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in April 2015. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.  Dr. Khodaverdian earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He completed his education in general surgery and cardiac surgery in Iran prior to his move to the United States.  He completed additional residencies in general surgery at the University of Connecticut, and Yale University.  He completed his cardiothoracic fellowship at University of Utah Hospitals and clinics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additional training including a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology and thoracic organ transplantation/mechanical heart devices at the Utah Artificial Heart Program, have equipped him with a broad knowledge and experience to manage complex cases.