Boris D. Heifets, MD, PhD

Boris D. Heifets, MD, PhD

Anesthesiologist, Neuroanesthesiologist

Bio:   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 spends a significant amount of time in the lab, where he is investigating the ways in which psychiatric therapies change the function of neural circuits and synapses in the brain.

Dr. Heifets has a special interest in neural stimulation-based treatments for psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Stanford Hospital

Professional Education

  • PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Neuroscience (2009)
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2009) NY
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (2014)
  • Internship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2010) NY
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Research (2013)
  • Fellowship: Stanford Medicine Anesthesiology Residency (2016) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • 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)