Stephanie Harman

Stephanie Harman

Palliative medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Stephanie Harman is a palliative care physician and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford and a Palliative Care fellowship at the Palo Alto VA/Stanford program. She then joined the faculty at Stanford. She co-founded the Palliative Care Program at Stanford Health Care in 2007 and serves as the Clinical Chief of the Section of Palliative Care in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health. She is the inaugural Associate Chair for Women in Medicine for the Department of Medicine and the co-director of the Stanford Leadership Development Program, a joint program between Stanford Health Care and the School of Medicine. A 2017 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar Leader Awardee, she has a passion for leadership development and has built a Women’s Leadership in Academic Medicine (WLAM) program in the PCPH Division, which is now in its 4th year with 28 women leaders. Her other professional interests include clinical ethics in decision-making and serious illness communication skills training.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship (2007) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (2003) OH
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2008)

Honors & Awards
  • Arnold P. Gold Professorship, Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2011-2014)
  • Cambia Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award, Cambia Health Foundation (October 1, 2017)
  • Fellow, Stanford Faculty Fellows Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013-2014)
  • Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors (September 23, 2009)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Chair for Women in Medicine, Stanford Department of Medicine (2021 - Present)
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Medicine (2011 - 2017)
  • Chairperson, Jonathan King Lectureship Committee, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (2011 - 2020)
  • Clinical Section Chief, Palliative Care Section, Division of Primary Care and Population Health (2016 - 2022)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Leadership Development Program, Stanford Health Care (2021 - Present)
  • Ethics Committee, Co-Chair (2013), Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - Present)


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