Stephanie Harman

Stephanie Harman

Palliative medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Harman graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford and a Palliative Care fellowship at the Palo Alto VA/Stanford program before joining the faculty at Stanford. She is the founding medical director of Palliative Care Services for Stanford Health Care and a 2017 Cambia Sojourns Scholar Leader Awardee. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and a faculty member in the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She serves as the clinical section chief of Palliative Care in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health and co-chairs the Stanford Health Care Ethics Committee. Her research and educational interests include communication training in healthcare, bioethics in end-of-life care, and the application of machine learning to improve access to palliative care.

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)
  • Ethics Committee, Co-Chair (2013), Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - Present)
  • Leadership Council on Clinical Excellence, Stanford Department of Medicine (2014 - 2019)
  • Professional Practice and Evaluation Committee, Stanford Department of Medicine (2009 - 2017)
  • Stanford Senior Physicians Disaster Management Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2011 - Present)


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