Dr Basina is a clinical endocrinologist and clinical researcher with a focus on diabetes management, thyroid, and adrenal conditions. Her primary interests are in Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes technology, and Diabetes in pregnancy. Dr Basina is Board certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.
She received numerous teaching awards and Stanford Hospital award for excellence in patient care.
She is an active member of medical advisory boards for several community diabetes organizations. Dr Basina is a medical director of inpatient diabetes program at Stanford and a chair of diabetes task force.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Endocrinology Fellowship (2003) CA
  • Medical Education: N.I. Pirogov Second Moscow Medical Institute (1987) Russia
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2003)
  • Residency: UCLA/West Los Angeles VAMC (2001) CA
  • Internship: UCLA/West Los Angeles VAMC (1999) CA
  • Board Certification, Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Board Certification, Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes (2003)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Endocrinology (2003)
  • Residency, UCLA/West LA VA, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Internship, UCLA/West LA VA, Medicine (1999)
  • MD, Moscow Medical School, Russia, Medicine (1987)

Honors & Awards
  • Alwin C. Rambar-James B. D. Mark Award for Excellence in patient care, Stanford University (2014)
  • Excellence in Service Award, Stanford Healthcare (2019)
  • House staff Award for Demonstrating Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Residency Program (2004)
  • Master Teacher Award, Stanford University (2018)
  • Stanford University Division of Endocrinology Fellows Teaching Award, Stanford University (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Stanford University Division of Endocrinology Fellows Teaching Award, Stanford University (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Top Recommended Doctor, Bay Area Consumer Report Magazine (2007)

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director of Inpatient Diabetes, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center, Stanford University (2017 - Present)


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Specializing In

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1 & 2
  • Diabetes Type 1 and Diabetes Technology
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Early Menopause
  • Endocrine Hypertension
  • General Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Hirsutism
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism-Pregnancy
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism (Female Only)
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism Thyroiditis
  • Hypothyroidism-Pregnancy
  • Insulinoma
  • Lack of Menses

Practice Locations

Benign Pancreas Program Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Hypertension Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A11

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Diabetes Care Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Women's Heart Health Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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Endocrinology Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 721-1300

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Endocrinology Clinic at Hoover Pavilion Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 205

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 721-1300

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Dr. Basina is the BEST doctor I have ever had. Her bed side manner is outstanding. She's caring, thorough, and truly remembers you as a patient.
I appreciate the Dr. M. Basina for her high professionalism, attentiveness and friendliness. Thank you very much!
Dr. Basina is so knowledgeable in her speciality.
Dr. Basina is an excellent doctor.
Dr Basina & her resident are excellent in every way. I have great confidence in their knowledge & appreciate their level of care.
Dr. Basnia could be a bit more personable. She is VERY clinical. However, she is a whiz about maximizing the medtronic 760G.
I have referred several individuals to Marina Basina - She is an excellent - caring physician!
she is one of the best doctors that I have at Stanford Hospital
Dr. Bassina was rude, condescending, and belittled my weight. She also "corrected" me multiple times about my issues
I cannot say enough good about Dr. Basina. She is compassionate, friendly and up to date on everything. I really appreciate her discussions with me.
Dr Basina is top notch
Care provider is excellent. Care provider answered all my questions professionally, thoroughly, kindly and with care. I am very satisfied.
The NP and Dr. Marina Basina who attended to me were fabulous as they have always been during all my previous visits. The concern they showed in my health care was highly commendable. Simply put, they are such compassionate, humane health care practitioners who are just adorable!
Dr. Basina is a very caring doctor.
Dr. Basina is a truly great doctor!!
I always get excellent care when I go for my follow-up appointment.
Dr Basina is the best
I truly appreciate how personable Dr. Basina is as a provider in diabetes clinic. Most adult endocrinologists are not as knowledgeable as she is when it comes to providing care to an adult with type I diabetes.
Good experience.
Dr Basina was very attentive and helpful, answered all of our questions, and her explanations were very clear
Dr. Basina is VERY clinical -- all business and numbers. I trust her knowledge but she could be more personable. Also, she is very hard to hear as she speaks so quietly. I could just as easily send her my numbers and speak to her over the phone about adjustments.
Very patient, concern and knowledgeable professional provider.
Dr. Basina is an excellent, understanding doctor.
Dr. Basina was great. I really appreciated her in-depth explanations.
doctor spoke very softly making it difficult to hear at times
This provider is very good.
good experience
Dr Basina is wonderful and takes extra time to make certain I'm getting the medications/medical devices that help best for my care
Dr. Basina is the best.
Dr. Basina is a wonderfully pleasant and knowledgeable doctor, and I feel grateful that she is a part of my healthcare team. Not only do I have the utmost confidence that she makes the best decisions for my health, but she also takes the time to connect me with events and organizations in the diabetic community, which helps me to feel optimistic about my health, informed about diabetes care, and connected to people with similar experiences.
dr Basina is amazing!
It is always a pleasure meeting with Dr. Basina, and I look forward to my annual visit. She truly cares about my well-being and does all that she can to keep me in good health.
Dr. Basina, Is very knowledgeable in her field for Type 1 diabetes. Very understanding and compassionate and a caring doctor. If I message her she does get back to me.
Dr. Basina is sweet and made me feel comfortable. She is so knowledgefull and explained everything for me to understand.
Dr. Basina is positively great!
She is very thorough!
I was sent for lab tests and the provider told me I did not have to fast. She told me this two times and I confirmed it with her later. When I got to the lab, they told me I had to be fasting for one of the tests. They called the doctor who said I did have to be fasting. As a result, I was at the lab too long and I have to go back.
Always a pleasure with doctor Basina.
Dr. Basina is excellent!
She is excellent. Really like her..
Dr. Basina is excellent & so is the staff.
We talked about telehealth since I commute from Monterey. My condition is well managed with diet exercise and medication. I would be interested in continuing under her care and monitoring my condition.
Dr. Basina and the nurse practitioner gave me the best medical treatment and advice that I could have asked.
Very good experience.
Dr. Basina is a great doctor.
Dr. Basina is always great! Although Stanford isn't the most convenient with my job and where I live, she always makes it worth it.
I like Dr Basina but time management is not her priority .
Dr. Basina and Bhalla are great.
Dr. Basina is a very caring doctor. She goes the extra mile in providing the best possible level of care. Her superb interpersonal skills always make me feel very comfortable in discussing my health issues with her. A wonderful human being and a great doctor!
Excellent, caring doctor.
Marina Basina is an excellent physician- Thank You for providing such a caring informed physician
Dr. Bosina was superb. Very nice. Got right to the source of the problem quickly. Explained problems I had encountered. Logical. No feeling of being rushed. Most pleased with her.
Superb physician and HAS HELPED my health. One of the best physicians I have seen in California.
both doctors seemed knowledgeable and we we willing to explain things to me
Very good
Dr. Basina was fantastic and I will highly recommend her to others.
Good experience.
Great group of professionals. Kind caring polite.
Both of the doctors I see are great
Dr. Basina is great! I never feel rushed in my appointment and I feel like we discuss managing my type 1 diabetes together, as oppose to her being the expert.
Dr. Basins has been my endocrinologist for a number of years, and during this time the only thing I received is competent, friendly and the very best treatment that anyone could provide!
Dr. Basina is the best!
Dr. Basina provided excellent follow up in regards to my hospital stay.
Dr. Basina is an excellent doctor.
I am VERY pleased to be a patient of Marina Basin's. She is an excellent physician and I am ever so thankful to be under her care.
Dr Basina explained logic for medical treatment plan, listened carefully to my questions and offered ideas and integrated concerns into treatment plan
I adore Dr. Basina. Her concern about my diabetes and other problems made all the difference with these conditions being under control.
Always excellent experience.
compassionate, calming my anxiety about my health issues. Im blessed to have her as my doctor.
Dr Basina is excellent, she is my favorite doctor and has my 100% trust
Dr. Basina is the best Endocrinologist I have ever had, and I've seen many, in this country and abroad. She uses a seemingly-endless repertoire of treatment methods and tactics that I believe many have never considered, and the proof is in the outcome - after decades of struggling to get my HbA1c below 8, Dr. Basina has managed to guide me to the low sixes. I tell people she is a miracle worker because for me, she is. Her dedication knows no bounds - now that I am nearly 8 months pregnant, we speak every day (and have throughout my pregnancy). My daughter would not be without Dr. Basina. She is a miracle!
Dr. Basina is great. The diabetic educator (can't recall her name) is also great. I feel like I'm in great hands and they are very proactive.
dt Basina is outstanding technically and professionally, caribg and sensitive while not hesitate to probe when require. she is my go-to dr, I can ask her anything and she will take the time and listen and provide help or referral for next steps
Dr. Basina is so good with me. Having one of the less known endocrine issues she is thorough and helps me to understand what is going on, and how to treat it on a daily basis. Always good to see her and I feel confident in my treatment plan.
Dr. Basina is an awesome doctor, very caring and pays attention to detail.
Physician is in a hurry to get to the next patient.
Dr. Basina is a very compassionate and caring doctor. Who really does care for her patients. She takes the time to listen to the patient.
Dr. Marina Basina make the difference with her good sense of humanity and love for her patients.
very good
Dr. Bassina was wonderful.
Dr. Basina is great & I felt bad about her spending 45 min. with me in my visit, delaying her from seeing other patients on time.
Dr. Basina is hands down the finest doctor I have ever had in any specialty (and I've had many). She goes WAY ABOVE what she needs to to make sure my health reaches its highest potential. Her medical care has CHANGED MY LIFE. Without her, I wouldn't be having my first child in May. She has changed my life, prolonged my life, made my life better in so many ways, dramatically reduced my risk of diabetic complications and very significantly increased my quality of life. I'm enormously grateful for her!
I love Dr. Vaughan and all her staff. Never been so happy with a PCP.
Dr. Basina is the best, most compassionate, most dedicated, hardest-working Endocrine I've ever seen, and I've seen many! She is a miracle worker and a godsend! She had reduced my A1c by 2% and achieved my goal - a dear no other doctor has helped me do, and she did this by staying on the bleeding edge of diabetes care. She is amazing!
Marina Basina is an excellent physician and I think Stanford Hospital should be aware of her caring professional manner, not to mention her knowledge! She is a physician that makes Stanford Hospital so GREAT!
Dr. Basina has been one of your best doctors. From the first time I met her when I was hospitalized, she has been so concerned about controlling my diabetes.
Dr Basina ''tis a wonderful doctor. she is not only knowdgeable She really care about her patients. She is the best doctor in this area. I am so lucky to have her as my doctor.
Thank you, Dr. Basina for squeezing me on your busy schedule and also for the follow up phone call which was extremely helpful! You are the best.
Dr. Basina is an excellent, caring doctor.
I thoroughly enjoy my appointments with Dr. Basina. Her expertise and recommendations get me back on track to controlling my diabetes, and she makes me want to do better!
Dr. Basina is exemplary! Always above expectation!
The doctor is very compassionate and she even called me this past week as I was having trouble with my high blood sugar and she also message me. She does care for her patients.This was my first visit.
Dr. Basina is a miracle worker. She has saved my life, made it possible for me to have children, and helped me work through many issues other endocrinologists couldn't help with. Admiration of her is common among her patients, due to her cutting-edge knowledge and kindness, as well as willingness to go way beyond the call of duty.
Dr Basina is really excellent! I really trust her opinion and care. She is always on time, presents information clearly and is an active listener. I would definitely recommend her to others.
Dr. Basina is a caring and knowledge doctor.
cannot ask more!
couldn't be happier!
Always excellent information with instructions and courtesy!!!
Dr. Basina very well informed about complexities & challenges facing older insulin - treated diabetics such as myself. I esp. appreciate the clarity of her email messages.
Dr Basina is the "typical, world-class Stanford doctor-practitioner". I'm always amazed at the peerless quality of the Stanford doctors and support staff.
Excellent service from everyone.
Dr. Basina is very thorough and listens to what you tell her.
Professor Basina is a real treasure!!
I love that Dr. Bassina is always up-to-date with, and shares the latest results in medical research.
Dr. Basina is phenomenal. I feel like I have a partner in healthcare. She is awesome! Katie is fantastic. Very responsive!!!
I am very happy she takes care of me.
keep up the awesome work.
I am so grateful for my experience at Stanford Endocrine clinic.
Dr. Basina is great. I trust her.
Dr Basina is awesome! Highly recommend her. Leti and Katie are wonderful.
keep up the good work
Outstanding relationship with Doctor who was understanding and caring. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Basina is not only an excellent doctor, but she genuinely cares about her patients and I always feel I have her full attention.
Dr.Basina is a very caring Physician. I am happy to be cared by her
I LOVE Dr. Basina. She is EXCELLENT!
Dr Bassini is a gem. competent, professional, efficient. she is also a good listener, good at inquiring information from her patient, I feel she is caring and compassion about me
Dr. Kunz has the amazing ability to be a cutting-edge researcher, they respected clinician, and a compassionate caregiver all at the same time! I hope Stanford Hospital realizes what a terrific asset she is to the institution.
Dr Bacina is amazing!!!
Dr Bassina is so kind and easy to talk to. it's the best care I have received
Excellent care
Dr. Basina is wonderful - The best!
I have the GREATEST Confidence and Respect for Marina Basina!
My first visit with Dr. Basina. I think she is very knowledgeable. However she speaks very softly and very rapidly. I had difficulty hearing and understanding some of what she said.
I would highly recommend Dr.Basina and Stanford for care.
Excellent. I receive excellent care. thank you.
Very good.
Dr. Basina is excellent and has been at every one of my visits with her. She is warm and compassionate, but she has also helped me achieve the best diabetes control I have ever experienced. This is due in part to her natural ability to see trends in data and knowledge of how to respond to them, and in part due to her meticulous following of cutting-edge best practices. She's the best endocrinologist I have ever had, and I have had several in a variety of countries.
Dr. Basina and very professional and always takes the time to explain all aspects of your visit and allows time for questions/answers. She is EXCELLENT!
Very good
the doc to I saw was very informative about mydiabetes-she was attentive & supportive in additionto having the ability to teach me the basics aboutcaring for my disease
my doctor remember my previous visits much more vividly than even i did, recalling specific details for example that went beyond the direct notes taken down during the visit. always willing to discuss the condition beyond what is explicitly required for treatment, shows a genuine interest in the subjet and caring for the patient
excellent Doctor.
very good experience
the dr gave me answers to all of my questions and explained every option I had
Dr Bessina was especially compassionate and understanding of my situation, and my concerns for upcoming breast cancer treatment, as well as its impact on my diabetes and overall health status and conditions. I am so grateful to have her as my Doctor. She is always so wonderful , as well ascomprehensive and thorough with my care. the nurse, nurse practitioner and medical assistant were very caring and attentive. thank you all.
I'm so grateful to my care provider and am always happy to come in for my appointment. She explained everything to me so I understood very clearly (and even learned a few things, which I'm very happy about!). I would definitely recommend my care provider to everyone I know.
Dr. Basina and the associate with her were fantastic. What impressed me the most was how personable they were.
Dr.Basina ptiently went over the test results, and answered every question that I ask with simple/understandable words.
felt very confident that we are receiving excellent care from a very knowledgeable experienced health care provider
Dr. Bassina IS OUTSTANDING IN UNDERSTANDING of my health concerns and issues, she takes interest and proactive in thinking/suggestion of options, side effects, remedies, etc.
dr Basina is truly caring and very knowledgeable!
Dr. Basina is a gem. Pleasant, intelligent, gives excellent explanations, communicates well, etc.
Dr.Basina is a very caring physician. Always very helpful in every way
Dr. Basina is the best.
No complains
Dr. Basina and her PA were awesome.
Dr. Basina is just "off the chart" excellent. My trust and confidence in her is immense.
Dr Basina has a very gentle & caring manner, which I appreciated.
She is Amazing! She Always spends as long as is necessary to take care of my health problems with me.
one of the best if not the best. I won't go see anyone else
Dr. Basina and her team are dedicated and super excellent.
I love Dr. Basina - She has really helped me recover from a major illness.
Excellent doctor.
I find Dr Basina to be on of the kindest, most compassionate and c thorough doctors I have on my team of doctors.
Good experience
Doctor Basina is the best!!!!
Dr Bacina and her team are consistently phenomenal
This was a continual long-term condition. First time w/Dr. Basina re: thyroid nodules that returned. She did not want to discuss or answer questions w/knowledge I previous obtained. BAD DAY FOR HER? Unhelpful!!
If I ever come across someone looking for a care provider in the department, I will definitely recommend my doctor. I feel that the doctors, PA, etc that I have come across in the times I've received care are extremely knowledgeable and are able to communicate difficult medical terms/processes very clearly. What I love the most is not just the helpfulness/friendliness of the staff but how much I have learned about my medical conditions from them.
Doctor Basina is wonderful. She truly is a "partner" in my health-care. She listens (which is a Big Deal to me); she explains things clearly; and we respect each others' opinions. Definitely one of the best doctors I've ever worked with.
Dr. Basina didn't wait until after holiday to call me with good test kind and caring of her, and I greatly appreciated it!
Dr Basina is caring, warm and very knowledgeable.
Dr Basina is caring and provides excellent clinical care.
I've been Dr. Basina's patient for many years, and It never fails - I always get excellent service. She is an outstanding physician!!!!
100% confidence!
Dr. Basina help me solved my problem --- constipation in a very easy way, it's been bothering me for a while, now I'm back to normal. Thank you so much! Dr. Basina.
My experience with all of the staff is exceptional. I will email Dr Bassina and she or her staff reply so quickly and often my phone will ring shortly after pressing the "send" button on an email....I'm amazed at the level of attention.
Dr. Basina is a very caring doctor. I have lot of trust in her helping me with my pre diabetes
I am extremely impressed with Dr Basina and am confident in her ability to diagnose and treat me.
Dr. Basina is above and beyond and Andrew endochronologist I have ever seen and therefore I am willing to drive from Marin County to see her!
Dr. Basina is great! I'll explain problems I'm experiencing and she uses my input along with data to make changes to my rates. She's also very responsive and gets back to me very quickly if I have questions.
Dr. Basina spent extra time to answer my questions and when I left I had complete confidence in her recommendations.
Amazing Provider!
Always discuss current status and work together on decisions to make changes.
I always speak radiantly about my care at Stanford and have recommended your clinic numerous times. Finally, I have a physician and her staff who fully understands my needs and speaks to me respectfully about my treatment.
I LOVE Dr. Basina! She us EXCELLENT and so are her nurses!
Dr. Basina really listens! She is the BEST!
Dr. Basina spoke very softly and I did not understand her. After a short time she spoke mostly to my wife. I wish she had spoken up a bit more.
Referred my wife!! Great experience.
Dr. Basina has always provided me with overall excellence in treating my medical condition! It's great to have her managing this disea!!!
Dr. Besina is outstanding!
have not received results from blood test, do not know if I need meds.. no follow uphas been scheduled as of now
The doctor is set in her own opinion about hormone replacement therapy, my primary reason for seeing her was to continue to get the prescription after I moved from Florida to California. I have been using for 5 years with good results. and even sent her data supporting my argument for this med before my visit, yet she acknowledged that she does not have time to read such material from Patients. She does not seem to be open to new/different ideas. Knowing that that there is lot of controversy regarding hormone replacement therapy, I had requested specifically that I be connected with a endocrinologist that believes in hormone replacement therapy and yet it did not happen. I am bit disappointed.
Dr B is awesome
I sincerely value Marina Basina' professional opinion!
Dr. Basina is an excellent doctor:very thorough.
Provider spent large amount of time listening & explaining.
Good job!!
She is excellent & experienced -
Exceptional MD.
The provider made me feel confident in her diagnosis.
Recommend very highly!! The BEST!!
When you are comfortable its easy to recommend the dr. to others.

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