Megan Mahoney

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Megan Mahoney is Chief of Staff of Stanford Health Care and Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. She relies on a close collaboration between health care administration, researchers, and medical education which is essential for ensuring a learning health system at Stanford. She served as Section Chief of General Primary Care from 2015-2020 and the Medical Director and Clinic Chief of Stanford Family Medicine, Stanford's academic family medicine practice at Hoover Pavilion 2014-2016. She has a passion for teams and technology in health care and leads team-based care redesign efforts and the precision health initiative called Humanwide ( Her career has focused on developing innovative and transformational approaches to integrated, team-based care that empowers patients, health care providers, and communities in the U.S. and globally. Before joining Stanford, she was a faculty member at UCSF for 10 years where she served in several leadership capacities in clinic operations, medical education and research.

Dr. Mahoney endeavors to provide patient-centered and compassionate services that enable patients to reach their health and wellness goals. Her academic focus is to develop innovative and transformative approaches to proactive and personalized team-based primary care that empowers patients, health care providers, and communities in the U.S. and internationally.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: UCSF Graduate Medical Education Office (2001) CA
  • Residency: UCSF School of Medicine SF General Hospital (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2004)

Honors & Awards
  • "Outstanding Family Service Network HIV Provider" for the Family HIV Clinic, Family Service Network, Ryan White Care Act Part D (2007)
  • Fellow, California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship (2015-2017)
  • Presidential Award of Distinction for Presentation, AASLD Annual Meeting, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2009)
  • The Dr. Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism Award, Stanford University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (2019)
  • The Hellman Fellows Fund Recipient, University of California (2010)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Physician Improvement Leader, Department of Medicine (2019 - Present)
  • Chief, General Primary Care Section (2015 - 2020)
  • Chief of Staff, Stanford Health Care (2020 - Present)
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Stanford Health Care (2017 - 2020)


Specializing In

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • HIV Prevention and Care
  • LGBT Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women's Health

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(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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Dr. Mahoney gave excellent service and gave me as much time as needed. Very kind, very helpful & respectful. Wonderful doctor!
Dr. Mahoney is the best doctor I've ever had. She's warm and reassuring but direct. She makes me feel calmer than I have ever felt in a doctor's office, even when I come in to discuss a stressful health concern. I would highly recommend her to literally everyone. I wish I didn't have to wait several weeks for an appointment, but I understand how busy she is and having her as my primary care doctor makes it worth it.
Dr. Mahoney is the BEST!
one of the best provider experiences I've ever had at Stanford
She is great - like her very much.
Dr Mahoney and her team constantly provide my family not only with excellent medical care but real kindness and deep interest in our well being
We recommended her recently to a friend.
I have had five back surgeries. Dr. Mahoney understands my condition and helps me be an active participant in life. I work hard to maintain my health.
Megan is fantastic.
Dr. Mahoney was excellent! She was great at communicating with me about my care and my appointment with her went very well. You can tell that she knows what she's doing and she comes across like she actually cares about your health which sometimes isn't the case w/ other doctors. The medical scribe she had with her was also very kind and I was glad I had agreed to have her join the appointment. Overall this appointment was an example of what all healthcare interactions should be like and I plan on contacting family medicine to see if I can switch my PCP to Dr. Mahoney because she left such a great impression on me.
Dr. Mahoney is an amazing doctor and human being.
Dr Mahoney is wonderful.
Megan Mahoney is a blessing to her patients. She is the most caring and sensitive PCP I have ever encountered. SHC is fortunate to have her on staff.
The Dr. was really nice and friendly but she seemed to be in a hurry and not really focused on me.
Dr. Mahoney is THE BEST! She and her whole office staff keep me coming back!
Dr. Mahoney is an incredible doctor & communicator. Her follow up is also incredible. We couldn't ask for anything more. We are so glad she is our doctor. She is also very generous with her time.
as I mentioned from the survey. Dr. Mahoney is an excellent doctor whom I never seen before. I really like her. She had setup a treatment plan on how to make my body healing. I love her so much. Thanks so much Dr. Mahoney.
A slightly long visit because I had many questions, and Dr. Mahoney answered all of them thoroughly.
Dr. Megan Mahoney is an excellent, caring and gracious physician. She has a wonderful fund of knowledge, insight and very supportive and caring. We are indeed fortunate to have her.
Dr. Mahoney is AWESOME!!
Dr. Mahoney is a kind, accessible, open, and knowledgeable practitioner who takes the time to know me, listen to me, and offer valuable insight in addition to medical advice. I can't say enough good things about her!
Dr. Mahoney takes great care of my mom!!
The manager is the best doctor I've had, very good clinician that cares about her patients.
Dr. Mahoney is not only very intelligent, but a great listener & really helped me deal with some issues that were not so obvious.
love Dr Mahoney! thank you for all you do. I truly appreciate you.
Dr. Mahoney took time to examine the pelvic area and found a problem. She is really through and supportive at the same time.
Dr. Mahoney is the BEST!!! I feel so grateful to be able to work with her as my primary provider! She always takes time to speak with me, makes sure all my questions are answered, and is genuinely interested in my well-being.
Dr. Mahoney is the best MD I have seen!
Dr. Mahoney is a wonderful doctor who cares about her patients and spend enough time listening to her patients.
Dr. Mahoney is a exemplary primary care physician - communicative, engaging, includes the pt, in decision making. I feel fortunate to have her as my new primary physician.
I will definitely recommend to friends!
Outstanding provider! After Dr. Mahoney, I wouldn't want any other primary MD!!
Love Dr. Mahoney!! She takes the best care of my mom!!
Dr. Mahoney is amazing. I drive 2 - 3 hours from my home each time I want to see her because she is that good. I just wish she were more available, but I understand she must be very popular.
Dr. Mahoney is the epitome of the gold standard in medicine.
The doctor I saw said I had chronic allergies. i didn't know what to do with that information.
Dr. Mahoney is incredibly professional, thorough and pleasant. Could not be happier with her!
Dr. Mahoney was exceptional - very patient, very good. Thank you.
I can't imagine a doctor much better than Dr. Mahoney
Dr. Megan Mahoney is a kind and dedicated physician. She always gives my mom the best care and is concerned for her wellness.
Dr. Mahoney is the best MD I have had!
Always awesome.
Dr. Mahoney is really easy to talk to and approachable. She always respond to my questions and give me advice in person or over the phone when I need one. I highly recommend her for anyone.
as I said Dr Megan Mahoney is the best!!!
It is a privilege to have Megan Ruth Mahoney as my primary physician, and all of the associates which have been involved in my care have been excellent as well.
Took the time to understand the situation immediately brought resources to bear.
Dr. Mahoney is the best MD! She cares about me and my health. In addition, she is knowledgeable and professional. I am impressed!
Dr Mahoney was great !
This was my first visit with Dr Meg Mahoney, and everything was fine. Dr. Mahoney is a caring & friendly doctor. I felt I could tell her anything about me. She is an excellent doctor!
Dr. Mahoney is absolutely amazing! She is incredibly thorough and very attentive to my needs. She goes beyond the physical symptoms I presented for and does a thorough assessment of my psychological state and well being.
I grately appreciate Dr Mahoney's thorough explanation of the prescription and the procedure that was performed. Additionally, I appreciate her attention to detail. She and her team have really helped ease my uneasy nerves.
Dr. Mahoney is the best! She listens carefully to the patient and understand patient's feeling as well as patient's needs. I highly recommend her to my family and friends!
I loved that the doctor had a scribe with her! That way she could actually look me in the eyes instead of having to type on the computer during the visit!
Dr. Mahoney is very good and very considerate in dealing with patients.
Dr. Mahoney is very good and good in dealing with patients.
She is very good and she is very kind and nice.
Dr. Nichols was friendly, patient, and addressed my direct concern about protocol at Stanford regarding lung transplants for small people.
Great experience!
My mother loves Dr. Mahoney! She is so kind and wonderful!
This was my first experience with Dr. Megan since Dr. Crump left. I love her energy as well as here smile reaching her eyes. The appointment was a tad bit longer than usual because I needed to get to know her as well as she knowing me. I was not a number with her. She asked questions to have a more comprehensive insight into each of my disabilities...that made me feel wonderful! I indicated my concerns at this time pertaining to my health and she answered my questions to where I felt very comfortable. I am very blessed to have Dr Megan as my primary doctor and she receives high fives for her professionalism and caring persona.
Dr. Mahoney was enthusiastic.
Dr. Mahony is a wonderful doctor. Caring and compassionate
Love Megan!
Dr. Mahoney was (and is) exceptional. Of all the doctors I have had in my life, she spends the most time, is the easiest to talk with, explains the best, and figures out plans and paths to addressing any and all issues. She is truly fantastic and I feel I am getting the best of care with her as my physician.
Dr. Mahoney immediately apologized to me for the poor service received in previous appointment. That was very meaningful and special. For Megan Mahoney ONLY!!!
Dr. Megan Mahoney is wonderful!!! Simply the best!!!
I had a great appointment.
Provided me up to date information about health issues.
Dr. Mahoney is the best MD I have had.
Usually I don't bring up concerns at these appointments as I find them minimal and embarrassing. They were all very easy to talk to and did not diminish a single concern or question I had. Very clear communication. Really lovely and bright people.
First visit with Dr. Mahoney. Very good experience.
Dr. Mahoney is a compassionate, sensitive and well-informed, intelligent physician
Dr. Megan Mahoney is outstanding! Extremely thorough and knowledgable. Also thoughtful and considerate. Great combination!
I have memory loss. I need a CAT scan or MRI and blood test to measure amyloid protein levels in my blood stream. Absolutely nothing has been ordered or scheduled. I am besides mysel.
One of the best doctor appointments that I've ever had. I don't normally fill out surveys, but wanted to make sure that Dr. Mahoney gets credit for her wonderful demeanor and the care that she took during my appointment.
I was surprised when she left the room and didn't say goodbye. I thought she left for some paperwork.
I have already recommended Dr. Mahoney to a colleague!
Really had a great experience. Dr. Mahoney took an enormous amount of time listening.

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