Get to know Cardiologist Dr. Dana Weisshaar, who served patients in California.

(WorldFrontNews Editorial):- New York City, New York Aug 21, 2023 ( – Dr. Weisshaar is an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist. She is retired from Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, where she had been serving as Chief/Medical Director of KPNC Heart Transplant Service for over two decades.

Her areas of expertise include cardiac amyloidosis, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplant, and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

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A passionate educator, Dr. Weisshaar teaches physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, patients, and students. She is a Professor at the KP Institute of Medical Educators and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine / Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford Medicine. 

After graduating with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University in 1985, Dr. Weisshaar went on to earn her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1989.

Furthering her training, she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Toledo in 1992, followed by fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure/transplant at California Pacific Medical Center in 1996 & 1997.

Board-certified in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, Dr. Weisshaar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Dedicated to excellence in heart health, she is an active member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the disorders of the heart, as well as the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology. Cardiologists are doctors who diagnose, assess, and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system).

Attributing her success to teamwork, Dr. Weisshaar feels she has been blessed to work with outstanding colleagues and support personnel throughout her career. “The ‘secret sauce’ to outstanding patient care is to meet patients where they are and guide them with love and compassion through their journey.”

Among her various accolades include Hicks Williams Community Service Award – 2015 Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara; Three Best Rated Cardiologists in Santa Clara, California – 2021 Top Docs; and Top Cardiologist in Santa Clara, California – 2023 Best In California Magazine.

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