Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Team

Heidi Salisbury, RN, MSN, CNSHeidi Salisbury, RN, MSN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

Heidi received her BS in kinesiology and minor in Spanish from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA in 1999. In 2002, Heidi completed her masters and clinical nurse specialist degrees in nursing from San Francisco State University.

In 2002, Heidi started at Stanford Hospital & Clinics as a staff nurse for the cardiac surveillance unit and the cardiac intensive care unit. Heidi practiced as a staff nurse IV and received her critical care RN certification. Heidi joined the team in the cardiology clinic as a nurse coordinator in September 2005 and continues to work closely with the cardiac care units and inpatient cardiac rehabilitation Teams.

Heidi is dedicated to working to increase awareness of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the community. In addition, she has a special interest in developing educational tools and support networks for families living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Sarah Race, RN, MSN, CNSSarah Race, RN, MSN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

Sarah was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She moved to Vancouver, B.C. to complete a bachelor of science in biology with a major in cell biology and genetics from the University of British Columbia in 1998. She moved back to Calgary to complete a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Calgary and was recruited to the United States shortly after graduation.

She worked as an ER nurse for six years before deciding to pursue further education. She completed the clinical nurse specialist program with a dual major of cardiovascular nursing and genomics and received a masters of nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 2010. Sarah joined the Stanford Hospital & Clinics cardiovascular clinic in October 2009.

Sophia Loo, RN, BSN

Sophia Loo, RN, BSN, MSHCA

Nurse Coordinator, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Sophia earned her BS at University of California, Davis and her BSN 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. Her other nursing experiences include in the areas of medical/surgical, telemetry, and hospice at previous organizations. In March 2012, Sophia completed her masters degree in health care administration from California Statue University, East Bay.

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.

Colleen Caleshu, ScM, CGCColleen Caleshu, ScM, CGC

Genetic Counselor
Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated), Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

Colleen received her bachelors in biochemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 2002. After working with a team researching the psychological impact of hereditary cancer, she went on to get her masters in genetic counseling from Johns Hopkins University and the National Human Genome Research Institute in 2007. Colleen then moved to the bay area to develop a clinical cardiovascular genetics program at the University of California, San Francisco.

Colleen joined the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease in September 2010 to develop an integrated genetic counseling service for the center. Colleen currently serves as chair of the National Society of Genetic Counselors Cardiovascular Genetics Special Interest Group. Colleen also served on an American Heart Association working committee for a recent publication on policy recommendations for genetics in cardiology.

At Stanford, she teaches in the medical school, the genetic counseling training program, and the medical genetics residency program. Colleen is passionate about providing excellent care to families with inherited cardiovascular conditions.

Kevin Martinez

New Patient Coordinator, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from San Jose State University. He has been with the cardiovascular medicine department since 2004. He has worked in a variety of roles, including scheduling and serving as a liaison to South Valley Medical Group outreach for patients.

Alexandra Washburne

Alexandra Washburne

Patient Coordinator, Cardiac Surgery

Alexandra has been at Stanford Hospital & Clinics since 2006. She has worked her way up through the cardiac services department, in several different roles. For the last five years, Alexandra has been working in cardiac surgery. She provides support as a cardiac surgery patient coordinator to Dr. Richard Ha and Dr. Ramin Beygui.

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