Boris Heifets

Boris Heifets

Anesthesiologist, Neuroanesthesiologist

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult MSD)

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Russian , Spanish


Dr. Boris Heifets, MD, PhD, is a board certified anesthesiologist who specializes in providing anesthesia for neurological surgery. He has practiced at Stanford since 2010.

After completing residency training at Stanford, Dr. Heifets completed fellowship training in neuroanesthesiology, also at Stanford. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Heifets also directs both clinical research and basic neuroscience. His research group studies how new rapid acting psychiatric therapies, like ketamine, MDMA and psilocybin, produce lasting changes in nervous system function, behavior, and therapeutic outcomes.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Anesthesiology Fellowships (2016) CA
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Research (2014)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2014)
  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2013) CA
  • Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Transitional Year Training (2010) NY
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2009) NY
  • PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Neuroscience (2009)
  • BS, Yale University, Psychobiology/Neuroscience (1999)

Honors & Awards
  • Internal Grant Program Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine (2012)
  • K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health (2017-2021)
  • Mentored Research Training Grant - Basic Science, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (2013-2015)
  • Oustanding Contributions to Anesthesia Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine (2013)
  • William L. Young Neuroscience Research Award, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (2019)


Clinical Trials

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Specializing In

  • Anesthesia/Anesthesiology

Practice Locations

Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 - 500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-4000

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