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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Maria Stapfer, MD

Specialty
  • General Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Medical Center
Address
2151 North Harbor Boulevard
Suite 2100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
2151 North Harbor Boulevard
Suite 2100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Get Directions
Phone
(714) 446-5830
Fax
(714) 992-3037

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    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
    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
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    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.