Aruna Subramanian

Infectious disease doctor

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Spanish , Tamil


Clinical Focus: Chief, Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases

This includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Infections in patients who are immunosuppressed because of:

Solid Organ Transplantation (Kidney, Pancreas, Liver, Heart, Lung, Small Bowel)
Bone Marrow (Hematopoeitic Cell) Transplants
Hematologic Malignancies
Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors
HIV who receive Chemotherapy,Solid Organ or Bone Marrow Transplants
Immunomodulators for Auto-Immune Diseases

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (1999)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University Division of Infectious Diseases (2000) MD
  • Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School (1994) MI
  • Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland - Case Western Reserve (1997) OH
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1997)
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases (2001)
  • Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland (Case Western Reserve), Internal Medicine (1997)
  • Medical School, University of Michigan, Medicine (1994)

Honors & Awards
  • Associate Editor, Transplant Infectious Diseases Journal (2004-2016)
  • Award for Outstanding Research, Case Western Reserve University (UHC) (1997)
  • Fellow of AST (FAST), American Society of Transplantation (2018)
  • Fellow of IDSA (FIDSA), Infectious Diseases Society of America (2014)
  • Sidney Finegold Outstanding Reviewer Award, Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal (2009)
  • William Dodd Robinson Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine, University of Michigan (1994)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chief, Immunocompromised Host ID Service, Stanford University, Division of Infectious Diseases (2013 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Transplant and Oncology ID Service, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003 - 2011)
  • Co-PI, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001 - 2003)


Practice Locations

Infectious Disease Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 202

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 736-5200

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Heart Transplant Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A21

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-5468

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(301) Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome (PACS) Clinic Atherton, CA
Atherton, CA

3351 El Camino Real, Suite 225

Atherton , CA 94027

(650) 736-5200

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(34 reviews)

I like Dr, Subramanian and her fellows. They are very good in listening to their patients and help them.
Outstanding doctor, caring and knowledgeable.
She is an excellent doctor, very informative, and caring.
She’s amazing. Listens well, very intelligent, compassionate.
She was professional, knowledgeable, thorough, and extremely kind! Listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend
I always enjoyed my visits with Dr. Subramanian because she is very informative and clearly explains the health issues and the treatment involved. She has a very pleasant personality and treats me with respect.
I was very pleased with the visit. Dr. Subramanian is very kind and understanding. She asked me all the pertinent questions and explained my condition well. I felt encouraged by her comments.
checked my swollen legs and feet for cellulitis or not with care
I really appreciate her concern and involvement in my care. Dr. Subramanian asks questions, listens, and is responsive.
I appreciate the attention and help that Drs. Subramanian and Dieringer have given me to help navigate my treatment through the health issues I have faced in the last year.
Great doctor 👠ðŸ‘
Dr Subramanian is fantastic!! Stanford should be so glad that they have her!!
Dr. Subramanian is an exceptional doctor; she has expertise, compassion, and is an extremely great listener. She is an absolute joy to talk with.
Dr. Subramanian came across as knowledgeable, clear, concerned, caring and willing to help me move forward solving my medical conundrum. I very much appreciated her help.
Dr Aruna Subramanian has been an excellent care provider for a difficult condition. She is a great listener and comes across as very compassionate. I am sorry to see her leave the clinic and wish her the best in future endeavors.
I find Dr. Subramanian to be a compassionate doctor who goes the extra mile to help her patients. She is polite and humble and a good listener. We need more like her at Stanford!
She is amazing. She is easy to talk to and offers great advice.
Dr. Subramanian is a superb doctor - she is learned and articulate, compassionate, caring and careful not to meet with Chronic Fatigue patients, currently, so as not to spread Covid virus. She remembers what I have mentioned, months ago and is attentive, articulate and kind!
She’s excellent
Great and caring physician
She is wonderful!
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Subramanian. She was familiar with my case when she took the call, which I really appreciate. We didn't stumble around and waste precious minutes while she caught up with who I am and what we've talked about before. She honestly says when she's not as familiar with a particular treatment that I bring up. I really like that. She doesn't say, its not good or maybe its good, just is up front about how familiar with it. Also, she complied when I asked that she note one issue/treatment that she is not familiar with. I know that is she comes across information about it, she will notice and include it in our next meeting or message me sooner. As I said, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Subramanian. I can't think of any way to improve her except to be able to see her more often. I may be forgetting something, since serious cognitive issues are part of my illness, but nothing that would decrease my high recommendation of her.
Dr. Subramanian is fantastic.
Helpful, caring, thorough, thoughtful, with a wonderful and quick smile!
Dr Subramanian is amazing!
very personable and seemed and ask a lot questions to ensure she was getting the entire story. She was also familiar with my condition prior, so she obviously did her homework :).
Dr. Subramanian showed care and extreme concern for wound and possible infection.
Dr. Subramanian was very helpful. Looked at my records before she came in and addressed all concerns. Very professional and gave me confidence.
The doctor was exceptional in all phases.
Dr. Subramarian always impresses me with her kind & caring manner. She always spends all the time I need answering all my questions in detail (I'm detail oriented) & asks if I agree with her recommendation. Great doctor!
Top of the line people.
Very good.
Dr. Subramanian is so caring, so knowledgeable and makes me always feel better. A very sweet & kind doctor and person.
First provider after several that is doing something to resolve my issue!

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