SALINAS, CA, November 4, 2013 – Stanford University School of Medicine has promoted Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Vincent DeFilippi, MD, FACS, from Clinical Associate Professor to Clinical Professor of Surgery. Promotion to the rank of Clinical Professor in the Clinician Educator Line is reserved for individuals who demonstrate exceptional performance in clinical care and clinical teaching and are widely recognized as leaders in their field.
Dr. DeFilippi is the Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. He has received numerous awards and recognition during his career, including repeated selection as a U.S. News Top Doctor and repeated recipient of the Patients Choice Award.
“Dr. DeFilippi has achieved national prominence in cardiothoracic care,” says Pete Delgado, president/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “We are fortunate to have someone with his extraordinary dedication and skills caring for patients in our community. The promotion at Stanford is yet another example of Dr. DeFilippi’s outstanding contributions to the field of medicine.”
In addition to performing thousands of open-heart surgeries, Dr. DeFilippi has extensive experience in valve repair and replacement using minimally invasive techniques and has pioneered several minimally invasive cardiac surgery procedures. Earlier this year, the National Institute of Medicine singled out Dr. DeFilippi to receive the Award of Honor in the specialty field of Cardiac Surgery.
SVMHS is the only hospital in Monterey County to be accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The collaboration resulting in the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is one of many partnerships SVMHS enjoys with Stanford Hospital & Clinics.