Aimee D. Shu

Aimee D. Shu


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism

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I am an endocrinologist with particular interests in reproductive and bone health.

I enjoy treating patients with menstrual disorders, menopause, fractures, osteoporosis, parathyroid imbalance, and calcium imbalance.

As a certified menopause practitioner (North American Menopause Society), I help women fine-tune their health at the mid-life transition. Some women transition through menopause with ease, while others experience challenging symptoms like hot flashes, slowed metabolism, and mood changes. This transition period provides a good opportunity to create a "game plan" for preserving future health. It also marks the beginning of natural bone loss, leaving one more susceptible to fragility fractures.

I provide individualized treatment plans for bone health to men and women of all ages, including for those with specific challenges such as chronic steroid use. As a certified clinical densitometrist (International Society for Clinical Densitometry), I personally review all my patients' bone density scan images. Thus, please bring any non-Stanford bone density scan images to your appointment with me.

Appointments with me are available on Stanford's main campus (300 Pastuer Drive) and at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center (450 Broadway, Redwood City).

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital (2009) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2008)
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2006) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2004) MA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2003) MA
  • Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism (2009)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program, Stanford (2015 - Present)


Practice Locations

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 721-1300

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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 Hoover Pavilion Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 205

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 721-1300

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Patient Reviews

(106 reviews)

Dr. Shu is wonderful. I have complete faith in her, and appreciate her knowledge and her bed-side manner. I consider myself lucky to be her patient, and just hope she stays at Stanford!
Dr. Shu is the best of the best!!!Very knowledgeable and capable, great patient manners and always very positive attitude.
Best doctor I've ever had.
Dr. Shu's specialty skills were unique and thoughtfully deployed. She took an amazing number of notes and considered dozens of complex issues in dealing with my clinical circumstances.
Dr. Shu is excellent. I have recommended her to others.
Dr. Shu is an outstanding physician. I travel from Davis to see her.
One of the best doctors that I have met.
Dr Shu is just superb. She's one of the best doctors I've had. I feel lucky that she's my doctor.
Dr. was very thorough in explanation of my problem and examination of any physical problem as well.
excellent caring doctor
Dr. Shu is fabulous. she takes such interest in her patients and is so prepared.
Aimee She should be cloned. I feel fortunate to be in her care.
I feel so fortunate to have found Dr Shu, and can't say enough good things about her. I have already referred her to others, but was sorry to hear that she will be reducing her number of hour seeing patients.
Exceptional provider who is thorough, knowledgable, and caring.
Wish more ENDOs were just like Dr. A. Shu
Dr. Shu is amazing.
Awesome doc & great attention.
Dr. Shu is one of the best all around docs at there.
The Doctor Shu very professional, excellent doctor I am pleased with her.
Dr. Shu is the reason I continue to come to Stanford hosp. for care. I really like & trust her.
Dr. Shu is an outstanding physician. She is very thorough and includes patient in decision making by respecting their concerns and input.
Dr. Aimee Shu is outstanding. I feel so lucky that she is my doctor. She is smart, kind and has excellent bedside manners. She answers all my concerns and never makes me feel rushed. I really look forward to learning from her. I wish all the other dr.'s are like her.
Dr. Aimee Shu - Excellent!
can't speak mire highly about Aimee Shu. she is knowledgeable caring and supportive of my decisions after she gives me options she is incredibly thorough and sees her patients as a whole not just a person with a condition.
The dr. & the PA spent well over an hour with me getting my history, exam & next steps I was impressed.
Dr Shu was amazing. She was thorough and informative. She addressed all my concerns.Her manner was relaxed and caring.
Treatment will be new and the doctor explained need and preparations before getting the treatment thoroughly.
I couldn't have been more impressed with Aimee Shu, and have already recommended her to a friend.
Superb & knowledgeable. Thorough; caring; conscientious.
Very professional (i.e. learned, careful, thorough, aware of my issues & concerns, kind manner). Give her a raise.
The best, really cares.
Impressed with dr's personal attention to my condition and clarity of her description of possible treatments.
Dr. Shu is the best! She's kind and thorough, very trustworthy. she never makes you feel rushed.
The best doctor visit ever!
Dr. Shu is very kind and personable and caring.
Dr. Shu is an excellent doctor! She spent much time explaining everything to me and answering my questions. Her initial diagnoses of my Type 1 diabetes (as opposed to a previous type 2 diabetes diagnoses from another care provider) potentially have saved my life. She also figured out the my weight lose was due to graves disease and made appropriate recommendations. She is a very good doctor!
Dr. Shu is caring, professional and very thorough.
Dr Shu was outstanding in every way! Thank you!
Dr Shu is amazing! She spent all the time I needed. I didn't feel rushed at all which was a pleasant surprise. Very informative and personalized my care. Listened to all of my questions and was very warm.
I love Dr. Shu!!!
Dr Shu is always friendly, informative, answers questions clearly, reviews discussion and decisions, arranges new RX's with my pharmacy on-line, lets me make decisions based on well defined choices with +'s and -'s explained.
Dr. Shu is simply incredible
Wonderful physician
My doctor took the time to address all my concerns. I didn't feel rushed at anytime during my appointment.
Excellent & patient. Didn't seem to be in a rush. Didn't turn back to use computer during discussion. Pretty good addressing concerns about adverse affects of "bone building" drugs & how risks compare to risk of another fracture(s)(s).
Dr. Shu is one of the most intelligent and thorough drs. I have encountered.
I have already sent a friend to Dr Shu
Do not receive call regarding results on tests. I need to call office.
outstanding doctor who is thorough and seeks patient input.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Shu! She is so kind and concerned, listens very well, lets you know she really cares about your well-being. She is the best physician I have encountered at Stanford.
Couldn't recommend Aimee Shu more highly.
Dr. Shu gets the highest marks possible. She demonstrates the utmost competence, knowledge, compassion & kindness.
very knowledgeable doctor, feel comfortable - always gives me information that I can understand
Dr Shu is always very communicative and an excellent listener. She takes my wife's questions as seriously as my own.
Excellent healthcare provider. Dr. Shu as well as the nurse practitioner were attentive, listened, covered all my concerns & the follow up phone call on my medications was awesome. Top notch care. Highly recommend.
I've been in excellent hands with Dr. Aimee Shu! Wonderful doctor. Love. Wish all doctors were as great as she is - Thanks.
Dr. Shu was extraordinary in every respect. She took the time to explain both the possible causes of my problem and the relative benefit and potential side effects of all the treatment options. I also appreciated her sensitivity to cost of medication.
Friendly and approachable.
I love Dr. Shu, she's great!
Outstanding doctor!
Really like Dr. Shu - Said that she would not give up on me. Really appreciated that comment.
I was very pleased with the care provided and the detailed information outlined for my follow-up appointment.
I can't believe how incredibly bright and forward thinking Dr. Hsu is for a younger doctor. She realized I had a serious problem and has started taking beginning steps to address it. She was already thinking ahead about the best medications I will need to get better. My healing will be a long haul. I have already recommended her to a friend.0
One of the best medical experiences I have had in over 20 years
I love Dr. Shu. She's very knowledgable and is great about explaining everything and giving me options.
Dr. Shu is very caring & interested in treating my condition. She is the best endocrinologist I have consulted.
Very happy with Dr. Shu and her assistant.
Dr. Shu was great! Caring, helpful, and wanted the best for me as her patient. She made me feel very comfortable.
Dr Shu is a wonderful, caring doctor who keeps me informed, explains everything to me, and makes sure that I understand my treatment program and follow up care. I have the utmost respect for her and am confident in her ability to treat my condition.
Dr. Shu is one of the best doctors I have ever had! She is thorough, caring, very knowledgeable about current treatments, and very inclusive about my treatment. She is clear about follow-up. I feel very fortunate to have found her!
Dr. Shu is exceptional in all categories. She sets a standard for what patients hope for in a doctor. I was very fortunate to be referred to Dr. Shu and Stanford; it was mostly by chance.
I am extemely happy and confident with Dr. Shu
care providers at stanford health care are excellent!
excellent doctor
Dr. Shu is extraordinarily conscientious in how she goes about examining me and going over my concerns with me. She treats me as a collaborator in my health care rather than exhibiting a 'superior to inferior' relationship attitude. I have great confidence in her recommendations, which leads me to follow them!
Dr. Shu is an outstanding physician - knowledgable, thoughtful, thorough, and caring.
She was excellent in every regard.
Dr. Shu is thorough, knowledgable and professional. She instills the utmost confidence.
She's very good and tries to incorporate my desire to use natural and herbal meds
Dr. Shu is SO very amazing!
I have been SO impressed with this doctor! She is VERY thorough, and has given me more time than any other doctor with whom I have interacted in many years. She is very thorough in asking questions, in letting me know what she thinks, and in suggesting a course of action for my medical problem.
I cannot rate Dr. Shu highly enough. She is great! Very thorough.
The best dr.'s visit I've ever had! She is terrific!
Dr. Shu contacted another Stanford doctor whom she had never met, spoke to this doctor about concerns regarding my upcoming visit, and called me about her conversation with this doctor, all in the same day as my appointment (July 22).
I want to thank Provider for your excellent and compassionate care and treated me and addressing each of my concerns
I have complete confidence in Dr. Shu, she has a way of making you feel she is listening, she is fun, she has a twinkle in her eye and obviously is passionate about her profession.
highly skilled and professional, friendly too!
Superb and broad examination and advice regarding general health and endocrine issues
Thanks Stanford always treat me with the best and utmost respect as a person an patient too. You all ROCK!!
Very professional medical team and health attention!
I feel very fortunate to be able to have a doctor like Dr Shu.
I have nothing but the highest praise for Dr. Aimee Shu, and the fellow who also saw me - Dr. Nor (I believe that was his name) They spent a good amount of time with me, answered all questions, and made excellent suggestions, plus a treatment plan.
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Shu. I have convinced my wife to see Dr. Shu and she also likes her, and see's her regularly.
I think Dr Shu is an excellent doctor and has a terrific interpersonal style, is a thoughtful and clear communicator and demonstrates care and respect for the patient.
I don't think I've ever rated a physician this high. Her care and knowledge were excellent. On this first time visit, MD knew my complex medical history well and grasped the big picture. I was very impressed.
Doctor Aimee Shu is the BEST. GU
Excellent - very impressed with quality of care.
Dr. Shu is a very professional, bright, and smart physician.
Spent a lot of time explaining condition, treatment, test results I brought with me. Excellent doctor to patient skills.
Dr. Shu definitely knows who I am and my medical history. She is open, Listens, does not rush me. She willingly explains my wife's ?'s in everyday terms.
Dr. Shu is very thoughtful, learned, professional & human.
Dr. Aimee Shu is truly excellent! She is a very caring, attentive, concerned, wonderful doctor. She has helped me tremendously with my problems. She listens very carefully and is extremely knowledgeable. I am very fortunate to have such an amazing and great doctor. She should be recognized for her great performance -
She is outstanding.
Dr. Shu is smart, kind, and a great listener. She is one of the best doctors I've ever had! A pleasure to see!

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