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Maria Stapfer, MD

4.9 out of 5 (68 Ratings)
  • General Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Spanish, English
Primary Address | Office Details
St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases
2151 North Harbor Boulevard
Suite 3100

Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone: (714) 446-5830

Fax: (714) 992-3037

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Providence Affiliated Physicians, St. Jude
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  • Excellent care from Dr Stapfer and her staff
    Dr. Stapfer took all the time necessary to explain my condition and options. She gave me more information than t had received from any other doctor. I am so grateful that I was referred to her. She was not rushed, answered all my questions and gave me more information than I had ever received. Very very impressed with her and would recommend her to anyone.
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    Very good
    I've just recently started seeing Dr Stapfer and so far I'm very impressed. She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, wastes no time but yet you feel like you are her only patient. She says she's there for you 24/7 if needed. So far I'm very happy to have her as my doctor and I do recommend her highly.
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  • Meet The Provider
    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. Read More
    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Other Specialties Associations
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    1988 Alpha Omega Alpha, Hahnemann University, 1988 Cum Laude - Hahnemann University, 1955 Resident Teacher of the Year - LAC/USC Medical Center
    Areas of Interest
    Areas of Interest
    General Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Injuries, Cholangiocarcinoma, Gallbladder Cancer, Cholelithiasis, Choledocholithiasis, Liver Resection for Metastasis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Abdominal Organ Transplantation including Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas, Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery, Surgery

    Education & Training
    • College
      University of Hawaii - 1988
    • Internship
      LAC/USC Medical Center - 1995
    • Residency
      LAC/USC Medical Center - 1997
    • Fellowship
      Gene Therapy Research Fellowship - 1999
    • Fellowship
      LAC/USC Medical Center - 2004
    • Fellowship
      USC University Hospital- Multi- Abdominal Organ Transplant - 2006
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Aetna PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA PPO
    • Choice /Humana PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Coventry/First Health PPO
    • Health Net - TriCare
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net Medicare Advantage
    • Health Net PPO
    • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Providence Medicare Advantage
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • United HealthCare PPO
    • US Family Health Plan - TriCare
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross
  • Primary Location

St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases