Mitchell R. Lunn, MD, MAS, FACP, FASN

Internal medicine doctor, General nephrologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Mitchell (Mitch) R. Lunn, MD, MAS, FACP, FASN (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

As an internist and nephrologist with a strong interest in technology and sexual and gender minority health, Mitch’s research is designed to characterize the health and well-being of these populations. Sexual and gender minority (SGM) people – which primarily includes members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities – face numerous health and healthcare disparities. Through the use of existing and emerging technologies, Mitch focuses on improving understanding of the factors that positively and negatively influence SGM health including research on SGM health disparities, SGM societal experiences (in and out of health care), provider education about SGM health, and institutional climate towards SGM people.

As a gay man and active researcher in SGM health for over a decade, Mitch brings vital experience and scholarship in engaging diverse, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach populations using technology-based and traditional methodologies. Mitch is the co-director of PRIDEnet, a participant-powered research network of SGM people that engages SGM communities at all stages of the biomedical research process: research question generation and prioritization, study design, recruitment, participation, data analysis, and results dissemination. PRIDEnet accomplishes its goals through a highly active Participant Advisory Committee and a Community Partner Consortium comprised of ~33 SGM-serving health centers, community centers, and service/advocacy organizations across the country. Mitch is also the co-director of The PRIDE Study, a national, online, prospective, longitudinal general health cohort study (launched May 2017) of over 23,000 SGM individuals that employs innovative technologies to bridge research gaps in the health of these medically underserved and vulnerable populations. The PRIDE Study’s state-of-the-art web-based research platform enables robust participant recruitment, cohort management, real-time cohort statistics, comprehensive survey administration, facile deployment of studies to cohort segments, and linkage with mHealth devices.

Mitch is a long-standing advocate for SGM inclusion in research and higher education who lectures around the country on SGM medical education, SGM health, SGM cultural competency/humility, and SGM community engagement. In recognition of his work, he received the 2015 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Chancellor’s Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Leadership. He currently serves on the American Society of Nephrology’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Mitch earned his Bachelor of Science degree with highest thesis honors from Tufts University in 2004, his Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2010, and his Masters in Advanced Studies degree in Clinical Research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2017. He completed internal medicine internship and residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2013 and nephrology fellowship at UCSF in 2016. Mitch is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology, and clinical informatics.

In addition to his professional pursuits, he is interested in French language and culture, travel, and aviation.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2021)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Clinical Informatics (2021)
  • MAS, University of California, San Francisco, Clinical Research (2017)
  • Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Nephrology (2016)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (2015)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine (2011)
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Medicine (2010)
  • BS, Tufts University, Biology and French (2004)

Honors & Awards
  • Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians (2020)
  • Fellow (FASN), American Society of Nephrology (2017)

Administrative Appointments
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (2016 - 2019)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2019 - Present)


Clinical Trials

Specializing In

  • HIV Prevention and Care
  • LGBTQ+ Health

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Los Altos Los Altos, CA
Los Altos, CA

960 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 101

Los Altos , CA 94022

(650) 498-9000

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LGBTQ+ Health Program Los Altos, CA
Los Altos, CA

960 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 101

Los Altos , CA 94022

(650) 724-8844

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(26 reviews)

Great doctor. Very friendly and a good listener. Highly recommend.
Loyalty to his patients and communicates very well and is very interested in what I have to say and listens and gives positive feedback he is the best in the industry he deserves more positive feedbacks because he is good as his job!!! Great job Dr Lunn
I haven't had a PCP doctor who is that engaged with me during consultations since I was a kid. It is wonderful getting to speak to a doctor who actually listens and asks questions instead of staring at/typing into their computer and occasionally looking at me. I feel very comfortable discussing any health issue with him and trust him to be my advocate in an emergency situation.
It was my very first visit with Dr. Lunn. He made me feel comfortable and he’s so friendly and knowledgeable. I’m so glad to have him as my primary doctor. Thank You, Dr. Lunn & Stanford Healthcare!!
Outstanding staff at the LGBTQ+ clinic
Professional, kind, caring and exceptional visit.
dr lunn us great. gove him a raise.
Friendly and professional
Dr. Lunn is easy to understand, very personable and always smiles. I like that.
Dr Lunn is awesome!
Super nice guy. I'm confident in his abilities.
Dr. Lunn and the staff at the LGBTQ+ health clinic are outstanding!
Always a great doctor. First one I met that knows proper trans medicine.
I am pleased to have DR Lunn as my PCP. He is an active listener and pro patient.
Very good exam. Explained everything clearly. Very thorough.
Mitchell was respectful and didn't make me feel rushed.
Super caring and meticulous
Very personable and patient centered
I really appreciated that Dr. Lunn was on time to the appointment and took great care to ask questions as well as time to answer any questions that I had. Thank you so very much!
Dr, Lunn is thorough. He explains the treatment plan well. He is patient taking time to listen to patient concerns.
Outstanding first visit
He was a great listener, knowledgable, and provided excellent care.
I immediately felt comfortable with DR Lunn. I am trusting him with my life.
It was a good visit. Dr. Lunn was comprehensive and supportive.
He seems knowledgeable about my medical conditions, which is better then most doctors I have seen.
I am happy he is my pcp.

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