Clinical Coordinators

Judi Lachenmyer, RN, MSJudi Lachenmyer, RN, MS

Judi earned her bachelor's degree at San Jose University and her master's degree as a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist at University of California, San Francisco. Judi started at Stanford in 1975 as a cardiovascular intensive care unit staff nurse. After earning her masters degree, Judi moved to the cardiac cath lab. During this time, she also worked in the pacemaker clinic and assisted with arrhythmia surgery patients.

Judi's tenure at Stanford includes working as a nurse specialist for critical care transport and as assistant nurse manager for the cardiac intensive care unit.

For the past twelve years, Judi has been clinical nurse coordinator for cardiac surgery. In this role, she provides education and support for patients and families, while acting as a liaison between patients/families and the physicians. This role also involves working closely with patients throughout the surgical process, from preoperative appointments until post discharge.

Sophia Loo, RN, BSN, MSHCASophia Loo, RN, BSN, MSHCA

Sophia earned her bachelor's degree at University of California, Davis and her bachelor's in nursing at Creighton University. She also completed a certification program for legal nurse consultant from the California State University, East Bay.

Sophia came to Stanford in 2001 to work as a staff nurse in the cardiovascular intensive care unit. She also has nursing experience in the areas of medical/surgical, telemetry, and hospice at previous organizations.

As a nurse coordinator, Sophia provides continual support and education for patients and families throughout the hospitalization process from the initial meeting to the time of hospital discharge. As a member of the cardiac surgery team, Sophia participates in the interdisciplinary care of our patients to ensure patients receive the best quality care at Stanford Hospital.

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