Sarita Khemani

Sarita Khemani


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Hindi , Punjabi


Dr. Sarita Khemani is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and a Neurosurgery Hospital Medicine physician. Her clinical focus is preventing and managing medical complications in hospitalized neurosurgical patients in the postoperative setting. Her interests include the intersection of medicine and technology to optimize a healthy lifespan.

Dr. Khemani is passionate about education and has served as Director of perioperative medicine rotations for Stanford medicine residents, medical students, and physician assistant students. She is the recipient of Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Khemani is also the founder and co-director of Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship, a globally recognized program for premed students. The program provides numerous scholarships to minority/underrepresented students to empower future leaders in medicine.

Dr. Khemani has been an invited speaker at various medical conferences and meetings. In addition, she was invited to speak at the Stanford Neurosurgery Grand Rounds and give the keynote speech at the Stanford Physician Assistant student graduation ceremony. She has appeared as a guest on various media outlets in the US and on international television.

Dr. Khemani is a member of the American College of Physicians and currently serves on the Stanford Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Hospital Medicine Wellness Committee.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1997)
  • Internship: UCSF-Internal Medicine (1995) CA
  • Residency: UCSF-Internal Medicine (1997) CA
  • Medical Education: Indira Gandhi Medical College (1992) India

Honors & Awards
  • Awardee: Division of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Medicine (2016)
  • Malinda S. Mitchell Quality Award for development of Perioperative Medicine Program (Co-Recipient), Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2013)
  • Nominee: Division of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine (2015)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director, Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship, Department of Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Medical Student Perioperative Medicine Rotation (IM), Stanford School of Medicine (2018 - Present)
  • Director, PA student inpatient rotation (IM), Surgical Co-management Hospitalist (2012 - 2018)
  • Director, Resident Peri-operative Medicine Rotation (IM), Department of Medicine (2015 - 2022)
  • Head, Stanford Lifestyle Medicine Stress Neuroscience, Stanford University (2022 - Present)
  • Preceptor, Practice of Medicine course, Stanford School of Medicine (2012 - 2018)


Specializing In

  • Hospital Medicine

Practice Locations

Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 - 500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-4000

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