Ankur Bharija

Ankur Bharija


Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Ankur Bharija specializes in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and practices at Stanford Hospital.

Dr. Bharija is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Bharija was an American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine “Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leaders 40 under 40” awardee in 2015. He was chair of the External Awareness Committee of AAHPM working on public awareness and engagement initiatives from 2014-2016.

Dr. Bharija's interests include promoting healthy aging for seniors in the community and quality of life for the frail elders and the seriously ill -- ensuring their safety, health, and happiness as they navigate the continuum of the healthcare system -- empowering them through innovative solutions which are at the right intersection of 'hi-tech and hi-touch'. He is passionate about advancing Global Health Equity and co-founder of a social start-up,

Twitter: @DrAnkurB

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Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2011)
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (2012) OH
  • Residency: Kettering Medical Center (2009) OH
  • Fellowship: Wright State Medical School Office of the Registrar (2010) OH
  • Medical Education: Kasturba Medical College Mangalore (2004) India
  • Board Certification: American Board of Med Specialties, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)

Honors & Awards
  • “Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leaders under 40” Awardee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) (03/2015)
  • Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training (CELT) Program, Stanford Medicine (08/2019)
  • Helen Popaway Resident Research Competition, First Position, Kettering Medical Center, Wright State University (04/2009)
  • Next Generation Leaders Fellowship - Age-Friendly Health Systems, American Hospital Association - John A. Hartford Foundation (10/2021)
  • Planning Ahead: An Advance Care Planning Tool for practitioners and public - Task Force Chair, Massachusetts Medical Society, Geriatric Medicine Committee (10/2014)
  • Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar, Course Scholarship, Harvard Business School, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (01/2016)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Medical Director, Elder Service Plan - Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center - Boston University Geriatrics (2012 - 2015)
  • Medical Director, Inpatient Geriatric Programs and Aging Adult Services, Stanford Health Care (2015 - 2020)


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