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 served as Clinical Chief of the Section of Palliative Care in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health from 2016 - 2022. She is the inaugural Associate Chair for Women in Medicine for the Department of Medicine and the Director of the Stanford Leadership Development Program, a joint program between Stanford Health Care and the School of Medicine for emerging leaders. A 2017 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar Leader Awardee, she has a passion for leadership development and has built a Women Leaders in Academic Medicine (WLAM) program in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, which is now in its 6th year with 28 women leaders. Her other professional interests include clinical ethics and serious illness communication.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • 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)

  • Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Faculty (2017), Academy on Communication in Healthcare (2011 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, PC-FACS (publication of the AAHPM) (2013 - 2017)
  • Leader, Palliative Medicine Interest Group, Society of General Internal Medicine (2013 - 2017)
  • Ethics Committee Member, Society of General Internal Medicine (2015 - 2021)

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)
  • Director, Stanford Leadership Development Program, Stanford Health Care (2022 - Present)
  • Ethics Committee, Co-Chair (2013-2023), Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - Present)
  • Medical Director for Physician Leader Development, Stanford Health Care (2023 - Present)


Practice Locations

Palliative Care ,

Referring Physicians