Dr. McLaughlin graduated from Stanford University with honors and distinction in Human Biology, obtained a MS in Public Health at UC Berkeley, and MD at UC San Francisco. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is currently a clinician investigator who maintains an active clinic for patients with complicated type 1, type 2, or other forms of diabetes, polycystic ovarian disease, and hypoglcyemia. Her clinical research program includes human studies on obesity, regional fat distribution, and the role of adipocytes and adipose tissue immune cells in promoting insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. She also conducts studies on the role of incretin hormones in glucose metabolism and postbariatric hypoglycemia, and the use of continuous glucose monitoring and multi-omics methods to define metabolic sub-phenotypes and precision diets for individuals with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (1999)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Endocrinology Fellowship (2000) CA
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (1997) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1995) CA United States of America
  • Medical Education: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA
  • M.S., Stanford University, Epidemiology (2004)
  • M.D., U.C. San Francisco, Medicine (1994)
  • M.S., U.C. Berkeley, Public Health (1992)
  • B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology (1988)

Awards & Memberships
  • Intern of the Year, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1995)
  • Junior Physician Investigator Award, American Federation for Medical Research (2004)
  • K23 Award, NIH (2000)
  • Young Investigators’ Forum Finalist, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2005)

Administrative Appointments
  • Appointments and Promotions Committee, Stanford University (2018 - Present)
  • Diabetes Task Force, Chair, Stanford Hospital (2004 - Present)
  • GCRC Advisory Committee, member, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • SPARK Member, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Women's Health and Sex Differences in Medicine Committee Member, Stanford University (2013 - Present)


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Specializing In

  • Diabetes Related to Transplant
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Practice Locations

Diabetes Care Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Endocrinology Clinic at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 721-1300

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she's excellent
She's helpful
I appreciate her sincere concern
She is very good
Dr. McLaughlin is a excellent doctor! She takes care me well!
Dr. McLaughlin is an excellent doctor
Thorough, caring, very experienced physician
Dr McLaughlin continues to give the finest patient experience. She knows her patients, their history, and their needs. She is not a "paint by numbers" clinician... she treats the Whole Patient. I will forever be grateful that my journey with diabetes was shepherded by Tracey McLaughlin.
She is a very thoughtful and well-informed doctor who pays attention to individual circumstances in providing advice.
Dr Tracey Mclaughlin keeps me alive and has been doing so for a very long time!
Thank you
Dr. Mclaughlin is extremely caring and compassionate and provides top notch medical care.
Dr. McLaughlin is attentive and helpful.
Dr McLaughlin is a really good endocrinologist. She has helped me gain control of CFRD.
she's very good at what she does
Dr. Mclaughlin is great. I've been her patient many years and she's thorough and interested in C.F. as well as the diabetic issues I see her for.
Dr. Mc Laughlin is knowledgeable, caring, and thoughtful.
She is very thorough and made sure I had a good plan for the next 3 months
Doctor McLaughlin is an amazing doctor! She really tried her best to ensure she answered all my questions and made me feel cared about and try to figure out what’s wrong! I have been going to doctors for 5 years trying to figure out what’s going on with me and so many just said they don’t know and passed me along to the next doctor. Doctor McLaughlin on the other hand, is trying to figure things out even-though my situation isn’t textbook easy and is researching and helping and brainstorming possible reasons. It made me feel very cared about and I really appreciated getting the support I’ve been looking for. It’s very easy to give up when doctors keep saying they don’t know but she made me have the courage to keep searching for answers!
She is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not be happier and feel more cared for by a doctor. She is rated at the top for all time best doctors I have seen. Really!!!!
Dr. McLaughlin is very good and knowledgeable, but I would love to feel that I can have plenty of time with her for all my questions and concerns. I would also appreciate explanations of test results and conditions with a little more detail.
Dr. McLaughlin and her assistant today were excellent. Friendly, helpful, and to the point.
She is a thoughtful knowledgeable and empathetic doctor. Her suggestions for managing my diabetes were precise and useful.
Everything thing quite well
Exceptional doctor with highest level of knowledge and amazing personality that perfectly engaging in her brilliant mind . Couldn’t wish myself better doctor to myself to fight for my very complicated situation. She is very thoughtful about her patients and takes care of every single issue without any hesitation. Adore her professionalism. Highly recommend by any level .
Have a real appreciation for her concerns and understanding
Dr. Mclaughlin has been my care provider for a long time and it's always good to see her. She knows my particular needs well and evaluates my ongoing treatment each time to best meet my needs.
McLaughlin was caring for me
She is a great doctor! Helpful and patient! Care of the patient!
She is always helpful
As I previously stated in a similar survey Dr. McLaughlin is an excellent endocrinologist who cares about her patients and their health.
Just getting to know this caregiver, but had a good visit with her.
I appreciate the caring attention I receive!
Thank you Dr. McLaughlin for your concern and your excellent care. Blessings to you and your family. :)
She is very knowledgeable and a nice person. She listens well.
Excellent and caring physician
Dr Mclaughlin has been my endocrine doctor for 15 years and is amazing.
She's a wonderful doctor, knows her patients very well. Back office processes to support her work need to be more consistently delivered.
She listens to her patients and provides thoughtful medical advice. Nice person who cares about her patients.
Thank you for all that you do. You have no idea or maybe you might know how much this means to me to FINALLY have a diagnosis. For 2 years I have struggled and no one has been able to tell me what is wrong. I have had countless tests and have seen a plethora of doctors with nothing to show for it- until today. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Very nice, answered all my questions
she'e s very good knows her stuff
She is awesome!
Always looking out for me.
I really like Dr. McLaughlin but will be getting a doctor in Reno area & keeping Dr. McLaughlin when I come for other appts w/Stanford.
I was 1st seen by resident who clearly had identified my "problem" by the Clarity print out. She spent @ 10' before Dr. McLaughlin came in. Because most of the conversation was between them, like time was spent with me. When I spoke up, they both looked at me w/o responding then went back to their discussion. I realize this is the business of medicine but it's frustrating. Dr. McLaughlin spent at most 4' with me.
Dr. McLaughlin is the best endocrinologist I ever had - I commute from San Diego to see her every 3 months - I trust her and she is more like a friend. She looks at everything and make sure I understand.
The doctor didn't remember me/"my face" even though she's met me twice before. The intern also hadn't been prepped prior to coming into my room. His 2nd day in the endocrine dept.
Dr. McLaughlin is wonderful & is always very through and caring.
Love working with Dr. McLaughlin!
Dr. McLaughlin is the best!
Would definitely recommend Dr. McLaughlin.
Dr. McLaughlin is the best! I fly in from LA to keep her on my team of caregivers. Highest regard.
Dr. McLaughlin at her usual best
I live in San Diego - I can't find an endocrinologist as good as Dr. McLaughlin there. I fly up North for my appointments.
Dr. McLaughlin is very, good, conscientious & caring.
Dr. Tracey McLaughlin is simply the best.
Excellent experience of several years with Dr. McLaughlin receiving care & treatment. Takes care of all details and medical needs.
Great dr. and very nice person -
I get along great with all of the staff.
Is very excellent.
Tracey McLaughlin is my favorite physician of all time.
Best endocrinologist ever.
She exceeded my expectations. She was on top of my health plan and included me every step of the way. She made sure all my questions were answered.
Dr. McLaughlin was very informative. I certainly learned a lot from my first visit.
Excellent. Tracey McLaughlin MD MA.
Dr. McLaughlin is the best Dr. I have. She is kind, knowledgeable, treats me like an equal. She is passionate about her work and research.
Dr. McLaughlin is very through every time I come to see her.
Dr. McLaughlin is an excellent doctor. She always takes time to listen to my concerns.
Dr. McLaughlin is the best! She cares and listens.
Dr. McLaughlin is the best - bar none.
My doctor listens carefully & puts everything together to solve my endocrine problems.
Dr. McLaughlin is one of the most caring, thoughtful and informative physicians I have ever met. She always spends all the time necessary to completely answers all my questions. I wish all doctor's were as thoughtful, caring and informative.
Very grateful for Tracey and Anna Simmos.
Excellent experience of several years going to Endocrine Clinic of Stanford. Dr. Tracey McHaughlin for treatment after care empathy treatment helped our mother tremendously, appreciate the care!
Dr. McLaughlin is a very friendly, compassionate dr. She explains well and try to find a solution to any problems - she really understands her patients.
Doesn't seem prepared on case history before appointment.
Tracey McLaughlin is my 5th endocrinologist. The rest just didn't get it. Tracey's excellent!
Very kind and helpful.
One of the BEST if not THE BEST care provider of Stanford Hospital for me in my long and very productive association with the Hospital. Wish every specialist follows this care provider as a Role Model!
I had recently been through the ED & hospitalized in the CCO. I had come to see Dr. McLaughlin for diabetes care, but she diagnosed the condition that caused my hospitalization as a life threatening & continuing risk. She very realistically will have saved my life the next time I have an event.
Dr. McLaughlin always takes the time to review my complex history and make/adjust treatment plans.
Excellent provider.
We are very happy with Dr. McLaughlin & service she provides.
Dr. McLaughlin is a very good, compassionate doctor. She cares.
Dr. McLaughlin is an outstanding physician. She is extremely helpful, friendly, competent, and we are a team.
Dr. McLaughlin is 4-star - couldn't be more satisfied.
I live in San Jose, but I go to Stanford, to this doctor, to these nurse/assistant/because I know to receive max - attention to my health.
We have all the confidence in Dr. Tracey McLaughlin.
Dr. McLaughlin is a very kind and supportive provider who is very concerned about me & all her patients I'm sure.
Relies on data samples & information which are not representative of the health period under evaluation - and does not rely on computer results that are available.
Always a good experience with Dr. M!
Couldn't ask for a better dr.
Dr. Tracey is VERY knowledgeable, she showed genuine concern & I feel she is promptly investigating my health issues.
Very very good. The best.
Dr. McLaughlin is a excellent doctor that take time with her patients.

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