For Health Care Professionals

We’re pleased to partner with cardiologists and pediatricians in the Bay Area and across the nation to provide the very best collaborative care for your patient. Below is contact information for our CVICU, along with contact information for cardiac specialty teams, programs, and services. You’ll also find educational opportunities available to you.

How to reach the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Stanford Children’s Health

Please contact the hospital Transfer Center at (650) 723-7342 to connect with a CVICU attending for any reason.

Referrals to specialty teams

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Team
Bloodless Surgical Team
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program
Congenital Heart Disease Surgical Team
Connective Tissue Disorder Team
Fetal Cardiology Team
Heart Failure and Transplant (PACT) Team
International Patient Services Team
Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction Team
Single Ventricle Team

Education for health care professionals

Cardiovascular Intensive Care

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a rich environment for learning. Our CVICU physicians are faculty members of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Part of their faculty role is to train the next generation of health care professionals. Our faculty doctors are dedicated to training pediatric cardiology, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and critical care medicine fellows, as well as anesthesia and pediatric residents, NP/PA candidates, and other learner populations in the critical care of children with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Clinical fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Cardiology offers an advanced clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiac intensive care. This advanced training opportunity is designed to prepare physicians who have already completed three-year fellowships in pediatric cardiology or critical care medicine for a career as an academic cardiac intensivist.

Up to three senior fellows are accepted for training each year. Senior fellows may be accepted for either a one-year period (focused on clinical training) or a two-year period, in which the clinical training is paired with a dedicated research year. The research component of either the one- or two-year fellowship can be clinical or laboratory-based. Loren D. Sacks, MD, is the program director for the advanced fellowship and also leads the clinical rotations in the CVICU for the cardiology and critical care fellowships and pediatric residents. The CVICU has offered this senior clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiac intensive care since 2004. Learn more about the fellowship application procedure.