Our Team

William Clusin, MD

Sharon Hunt, MD

Michael McConnell, MD

Mark Perlroth, MD

Dr. Perlroth has his undergraduate degree from University of Rochester, New York and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. 

His first fellowship in Cardiology was completed at the Brigham Hospital in Boston where he was among the first to publish the effectiveness of the DC defibrillator (with Dr. Bernard Lown), which is now a world-wide standard for the treatment of acute and chronic arrhythmias.  He came to Stanford Hospital & Clinics in 1965.  He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Perlroth's professional interests include adults with Congenital Heart Disease. In addition to the work Dr. Perlroth has done at Stanford, he has also completed sabbaticals in congenital heart disease at The Laennec Hospital in Paris in 1976 and at the Thoraxcenter in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1992.  He has also been an invited lecturer in Europe, Canada and South America. 

Dr. Perlroth shares responsibility for the care of Cardiac post-transplant patients as well as seeing General Cardiology patients on the wards and in the clinics.

Stanley Rockson, MD

Ingela Schnittger, MD

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Dr. Wu has his undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles and his medical degree from Yale Medical School. 

He trained in both general cardiology and adult congenital heart disease at the UCLA Medical Center.  He joined the faculty at Stanford in 2004.  He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology.

Dr. Wu's professional interests include management of adults with congenital heart disease, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and basic research.

Phillip Yang, MD

Marianne Merlo, RN, BSNMarianne Merlo, RN, BSN

Marianne is an RN Coordinator for the Cardiology Clinic, working with the physicians in the area of Consultative Cardiology.  Marianne graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Ohio in 1974 and earned a Bachelor of Science of Nursing degree in 1978 from California State University, Sacramento. 

Marianne worked for the Arizona Heart Institute in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.  In 1975, she joined Stanford Hospital & Clincs as a staff nurse for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and remained in the ICU for a total of 22 years. 

She joined the Enterprise Wide Scheduling Team in 1997, setting up computer scheduling programs for various departments and clinics within Stanford Hospital & Clinics. From 1998-2004, Marianne was the Nurse Coordinator for the Heart and Lung Transplantation team.

Marianne enjoys living and hiking in the outdoors of the Redwood Forest of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Sonya Lee, RN, BSN, MSN

Sonya received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science from the University of California, Davis in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in 1998.  She began her nursing career as a staff nurse in orthopedics and cardiac care at Saint Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco.

In 2001, Sonya came to Stanford Hospital & Clinics to join the staff nurse team on the Cardiac Surveillance Unit and Coronary Care Unit.  At the present time, she continues to work at the bedside in the Coronary Care Unit.

In 2005, Sonya received her Masters of Science degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiovascular Nursing, along with a Minor in Education from the University of California, San Francisco.

Sonya has worked as a Program Coordinator for the New Graduate Nursing Program at Stanford before joining the Cardiology Clinic as a Nurse Coordinator in 2005.

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