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  • Amanda Edmonson, PA-C

    Amanda Edmonson, PA-C

    Affiliate, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    BioAmanda 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.

  • Irmina A. Elliott, MD

    Irmina A. Elliott, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    BioDr. Elliott is a thoracic surgeon and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She provides the complete spectrum of surgical care for lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, and more through the Stanford Health Care Thoracic Cancer Program. She specializes in minimally invasive, including robotic, approaches to thoracic surgery.

    Dr. Elliott received fellowship training from Stanford University. She completed her residency at UCLA Medical Center.

    Her research has received support from the National Institutes of Health. She has investigated cancer cell response to replication stress, outcomes in patients undergoing hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) for mesothelioma, complications after esophageal surgery, lymph node involvement in patients with carcinoid tumors of the lung, advanced techniques in robotic surgery, and other topics.

    She has authored articles that have appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Annals of Thoracic Surgery, JAMA Surgery, and other peer-reviewed publications. She also has contributed to textbooks including the content on social disparities in lung cancer for the book Social Disparities in Thoracic Surgery.

    Dr. Elliott has made presentations to her peers at meetings of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, and other organizations. Presentations focused on surgical treatment of patients with carcinoid tumor of the lung, improvement of mesothelioma patient survival, complications of esophageal surgery, novel targets for cancer treatment, and more.