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Maria Stapfer, MD

Accepting New Patients
St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases
2151 North Harbor Boulevard, Suite 2100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Speaks: Spanish and English

About Maria Stapfer

Dr. Stapfer attended the University of Hawaii on a 4 year full athletic scholarship where she played basketball for the university while obtaining her degree in biology. She subsequently completed her medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia where she obtained Alpha Omega Alpha status and graduated cum laude. She completed her general surgery training at USC followed by board certification by the American College of Surgeons in 2003. During her residency Dr. Stapfer managed to have two healthy children. She then completed a fellowship in hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery followed by an abdominal organ transplant fellowship at USC. Dr. Stapfer has extensive training in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery having completed 5 years of training in the field including an abdominal organ transplant fellowship for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.
Internship

LAC/USC Medical Center
1995

Residency

LAC/USC Medical Center
1997

Fellowship

Gene Therapy Research Fellowship
1999

Fellowship

USC University Hospital- Multi- Abdominal Organ Transplant
2006

Fellowship

LAC/USC Medical Center
2004

College

University of Hawaii
1988

Professional Associations

American College of Surgeons, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases
2151 North Harbor Boulevard, Suite 2100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Affiliated Locations

St. Jude Medical Center