Amanda Edmonson, PA-C is an advanced practice provider who specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada in Reno, NV prior to that. Since joining our team in 2016, she has worked in the outpatient/clinic setting and in the operating room. In the clinic setting she conducts history and physical exams, orders and interprets pre-operative labs and studies, and coordinates both inpatient and outpatient care. Her expertise in the operating room includes assisting with open and minimally invasive cardiac surgeries including valve repairs/replacements, coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic surgery including aortic root replacement, valve-sparing aortic root replacements, arch replacements and aortic dissections, adult-congenital operations, redo surgery, heart and lung transplants, VADs and ECMO. She is proficient in open and endoscopic vein harvesting as well as endoscopic radial artery harvesting. Amanda also participates in training new PAs and NPs, APP fellows, residents, medical students and Stanford Bio Engineering students.