Kenneth Rouillard, MD

  • “My mission is to take care of children as if they are my own.”

As a child, I wanted to grow up to be a detective, and later I found that medicine, particularly pediatric cardiology, was a great opportunity to pursue my intellectual curiosity and science. Today, I help children by using noninvasive tools to search for clues to recognize and diagnose children who may have heart problems.

It’s very exciting to return to Stanford as a practicing pediatric cardiologist; I feel the compassion and caring that I learned here as a medical student remain my core values. I consider my patients part of my family, so my mission is to take care of children as if they are my own and to give every child the opportunity to achieve their best potential. That’s been my greatest reward.

Being a proud father of two young men has also taught me how to be a better physician, how to truly listen to questions and concerns, and the importance of being a partner in caring for children. It’s the best way I know to have a great impact on a child’s life, but also for families and our community as a whole.



Work and Education

Professional Education

Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, 06/14/1992


University of Texas Southwestern Pediatric Residency, Dallas, TX, 06/30/1995


UCSF Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, San Francisco, CA, 06/30/1998

Board Certifications

Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics