HCMA Centers of excellence


300 Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  (650)-678-7878

Website: Stanford

A leader in the biomedical revolution, Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies.

Our close proximity to the resources of the university - including the Schools of Business, Law, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering, our seamless relationship with our affiliated adult and children's hospitals, and our ongoing associations with the entrepreneurial endeavors of Silicon Valley, make us uniquely positioned to accelerate the pace at which new knowledge is translated into tangible health benefits.

Monthly Webinar:

The Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease hosts a monthly, peer-facilitated, virtual support group.

  • When: The first Monday of every month (second Monday if there is a national holiday), from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Where: Zoom webinar (free, registration required, do NOT have to be a Stanford patient to attend)
  • Why: To connect and improve lives.
  • Format: First 30 minutes is an expert lecture or patient testimonial, with time for Q&A. The last hour is a private, peer-facilitated support group based on diagnosis (HCM or DCM).

Link (free and same link every month):

Stanford's Webinar Registration - Zoom


    • Dr. Victoria Parikh - Director


    • Dr. Euan Ashley- Director, SCID


    • Terra Coakley-Administrative Director


    • Dr. Will Hiesinger - Cardiothoracic Surgeon


    • Dr. Beth Kaufman- Pediatric Cardiology


    • Dr. Joshua Knowles- Adult Cardiology


    • Julia Platt - Genetic Counselor


    • Dr. Marco Perez- Electrophysiology


    • Dr. Matthew Wheeler- Adult Cardiology


    • Nancy Robles NP-C (Nurse Practitioner)


    • Heidi Salisbury, RN, MSN, CNS-BC, ACGN (Advanced Practice Provider)


    • Allyssone Smith NP (Nurse Practitioner)


    • Cindy Lamendola NP (Nurse Practitioner)


    • Chad Weldy MD PhD


    • Masataka Kawana MD


    • Karim Sallam MD
Patient Travel Planning

Stanford, California, home to Stanford University, is an unincorporated part of the city of Palo Alto, CA. Palo Alto is the “birthplace of Silicon Valley” and home to tech giants like Hewlett Packard (HP). The city is located in the northwest portion of Santa Clara County and the southeast section of the San Francisco Peninsula, on the west side of the bay, approximately halfway between San Jose and San Francisco. This region was originally owned by Mexico, which was, in turn, under Spanish rule at the time, so many of the Spanish street names remain. Palo Alto itself is named for a coastal redwood tree called El Palo Alto. The area is known for its educated residents and high cost of living. The daytime population is more than twice as high as the nighttime population, with so many workers and students commuting.

Summers in the Bay Area are warm and dry, while winters are cool and wet. However, the climate is moderate overall, without high heat, freezing cold, or much rainfall. The most notable local weather feature is the fog, caused by the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. Don’t forget to check the weather a few days before you visit.

To learn the basics for the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, click here. To learn the basics for the Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, click here. For a deep dive into all of your travel and housing options, expand each of the categories provided on this page. To dig into local lodging, including hotels and short-term rentals, scroll down, and click on the tab of your choice.


There are plenty of lodging options in Stanford, Palo Alto, and the surrounding towns. The Center of Excellence is located on the campus of Stanford University. Click on the tabs above for our specific recommendations.

Specialized Accommodations:

  • JW House 
    • Day Use free to all. 4 rooms available, overnight ($60), must be referred by a social worker. Nightly meals provided by volunteers. Overnight guest priority: Geographic distance from the hospital, Financial need, Gravity of the injury or illness, Families of pediatric patients receive priority.
  • Ronald McDonald House at Stanford at 510 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (833-FOR-RMHC)
    • Provides overnight stays to 123 families each night as they seek lifesaving treatments at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Families of patients not requiring housing can access meals and activities through day-use access.

A few items of note:

  • The Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center is located at 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305. The office is on the 2nd Floor of the Boswell Building, in Room 260. The COE is part of the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease, which is also on the 2nd Floor of the Boswell Building, in Heart Clinic 1, Clinic A21 and where patients can register for their appointments.
  • The following services are available if you need durable medical equipment at your lodging location:
    • Numotion (408-522-1200)
      • The nation’s largest and leading provider of products and services to help individuals with mobility limitations maximize their health, personal independence, and actively participate in everyday life. 
    • Bay City Medical Supplies (650-347-6606 for Burlingame location; 650-367-6900 for Redwood City location)
      • Providing quality medical supplies to the Peninsula and the entire Bay Area
    • Bischoff’s Medical & Mobility (408-286-6651)
      • The chosen source for medical supplies and equipment sales, rentals and service in the San Jose and San Francisco areas for years.
    • American Medical & Equipment Supply, Inc. (408-559-5800)
      • Established in San Jose in 1990, they provide premium service, highest quality products, and medical supply rentals. Their store features a 10,000 square foot retail showroom, a convenient location, and plenty of parking.
    • Cloud of Goods
      • A well-reviewed national franchise that offers rental options for scooters, wheelchairs, hospital beds, other medical equipment, and much more.



The annual average nightly hotel room rate in the Palo Alto/San Jose area (excluding taxes) in 2024 is $245. To find the best deals on hotels that don’t offer a COE discount, check the Offers or Specials page of the hotel website. 


We hope you’ll use the list below to assist in your hotel search:

  • Stanford Medicine Health Care, which is the system under which the Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center operates, has compiled a very comprehensive list of hotels (for both short-term and long-term stays) with which they partner. Patient discounts are available at all of the listed hotels. Codes and links are provided, in addition to information about refrigerators, microwaves, and breakfast options.


Short-Term (AirBnB/VRBO)

Short-term rentals are available in the Palo Alto area, and the list below includes sole occupancy/single unit properties near Stanford University, some of which have one or more accessibility features. Review each individual listing for specifics. 

Stanford Campus Gem

Average review (1-5): 4.91

  • Apartment/Condo
  • Self check-in
  • On site laundry
  • Kitchen
  • On site parking

Luxury Guesthouse in the heart of Silicon Valley

Average review (1-5): 4.93

  • House
  • Self check-in
  • Kitchen
  • On site parking
  • Pets allowed

Spacious airy exec family home Palo Alto-Stanford

Average review (1-5): 5

  • House
  • Self check-in
  • On site laundry
  • Kitchen
  • On site parking
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Travel information is provided through a collaboration between The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association and Reasonable Accommodations LLC.

The HCMA and Reasonable Accommodations will make their best effort to keep the Patient Travel Planning Guide as current as possible. The HCMA cannot give any guarantees with regard to the prices, opening times, and availability of any specified facilities. Additionally, just because facilities are mentioned does not necessarily mean that these will always be available. Changes may also have been made to the specified prices, opening times, and availability.