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Maria Stapfer, MD

4.8 out of 5 (40 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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  • Best and attentive care for a 1st time visit from Doctor and staff in a long time
    Dr. Staupfer is an outstanding doctor and probably saved my life
    This surgeon is extraordinary, thorough, efficient, kind and very responsive to her patients needs
    Seems very caring and concern about .patience
    I feel very fortunate to have Dr Stapfer handling my various urgent issues & surgery; because of her expertise & vast knowledge my life will be longer & much better
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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
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna HMO - Select
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net Medicare Advantage
    • Oscar EPO
    • Providence Medicare Advantage
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross
  • Primary Location

St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases