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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.

Giving back to the community. St. Joseph Health System Office

Maria Stapfer, MD

Specialty
  • General Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish
Address
2151 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 2100
Fullerton, CA 92835
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
2151 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 2100
Fullerton, CA 92835
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Phone
(714) 446-5830
Fax
(714) 992-3037

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Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Jude Medical Center
  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • College
      University of Hawaii- Honolulu, HI - 1988
    • Internship
      LAC/USC Medical Center- Los Angeles, CA - 1994-1995
    • Residency
      LAC/USC Medical Center- Los Angeles, CA - 1995-1997
    • Fellowship
      Gene Therapy Research Fellowship - 1997-1999
    • Fellowship
      LAC/USC Medical Center- Los Angeles, CA - 2002-2004
    • Fellowship
      USC University Hospital- Multi- Abdominal Organ Transplant - 2004-2006
  • 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.
    Awards
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, Hahnemann University - 1988
    • Cum Laude, Hahnemann University - 1988
    • Resident Teacher of the Year, LAC/USC Med Ctr - 1995