Lidia Schapira

Medical oncologist

Bio:   I am a medical oncologist focused on breast cancer and cancer survivorship. My career goal is to improve outcomes and experiences of patients and caregivers living with and beyond cancer, and my research and scholarship have contributed to understanding and meeting the needs of the growing population of cancer survivors. My editorial work for the Journal of Clinical Oncology has given me the opportunity to shape the discourse in oncology and as Editor-in-Chief of Cancer.Net I can bring high quality information about cancer to the lay public.
4.9 out of 5
63 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

Stanford Women's Cancer Center
  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto
  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Office of the Registrar (1982) NH
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1997)
  • Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Hematology Oncology Fellowship (1989) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1985) MA

Administrative Appointments

  • Director Cancer Survivorship Program, Stanford (2016 - Present)
  • Editor-in-Chief Cancer.Net, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2015 - Present)

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Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Schapira is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. I trust her 100 percent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Schapira is very kind and thoughtful. She explained everything thoroughly and did not rush my visit. She's an asset to Stanford!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I feel Dr. Schapira is an excellent physician. She likes to look you in the eye and is seated at your level. While I miss Dr. Shoth - Dr. Schapira is an excellent replacement.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Schapira is very reassuring in her answers to questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

This was a fabulously positive experience. Dr. Schapira as kind, understanding and sensitive to my concerns and needs. I received the answers to the questions. I needed clarity on. I feel confident on issues regarding breast cancer treatment. She was gracious, caring, smart, and thoughtful. This woman lifted a weight from my shoulders. I feel like a new person and can live without worry. Many thanks Dr. Schapira!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

The doctor who has taken care of me since my treatment began - retired. I was heartbroken, but my visit with Dr. Schapira erased my anxiety and fear. She is absolutely wonderful in every way and I can't be more pleased. Thank you for providing another incredible doctor!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

this was my first visit with this physician, and I really appreciated the amount of time she had spent with my file to learn background about me before we met

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

They was the first time I met her as my doctor had left the practice, so it wasn't too in-depth.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Schapira is very knowledgeable, caring, optimistic physician I trust her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

This was a regular, follow up appointment. No new issues or worries. Dr. Shapira created an environment in which I felt listened to and cared for.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I feel quite blessed to have access to the doctors and medical care @ Stanford. It is unfortunate that the medical care available in my local area (& most other areas) does not come close to the amazing comprehensive expertise available @ Stanford.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I had many questions prepared that Dr. Schapira, Lydia answered patiently and in depth with statistics and explanations I was able to use to make an informed decision.

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4.9 out of 5
63 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Schapira is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. I trust her 100 percent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Schapira is very kind and thoughtful. She explained everything thoroughly and did not rush my visit. She's an asset to Stanford!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I feel Dr. Schapira is an excellent physician. She likes to look you in the eye and is seated at your level. While I miss Dr. Shoth - Dr. Schapira is an excellent replacement.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Schapira is very reassuring in her answers to questions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

This was a fabulously positive experience. Dr. Schapira as kind, understanding and sensitive to my concerns and needs. I received the answers to the questions. I needed clarity on. I feel confident on issues regarding breast cancer treatment. She was gracious, caring, smart, and thoughtful. This woman lifted a weight from my shoulders. I feel like a new person and can live without worry. Many thanks Dr. Schapira!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

The doctor who has taken care of me since my treatment began - retired. I was heartbroken, but my visit with Dr. Schapira erased my anxiety and fear. She is absolutely wonderful in every way and I can't be more pleased. Thank you for providing another incredible doctor!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

this was my first visit with this physician, and I really appreciated the amount of time she had spent with my file to learn background about me before we met

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

They was the first time I met her as my doctor had left the practice, so it wasn't too in-depth.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Schapira is very knowledgeable, caring, optimistic physician I trust her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

This was a regular, follow up appointment. No new issues or worries. Dr. Shapira created an environment in which I felt listened to and cared for.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I feel quite blessed to have access to the doctors and medical care @ Stanford. It is unfortunate that the medical care available in my local area (& most other areas) does not come close to the amazing comprehensive expertise available @ Stanford.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I had many questions prepared that Dr. Schapira, Lydia answered patiently and in depth with statistics and explanations I was able to use to make an informed decision.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Schapira and her staff took their time and were very thorough in getting to know me as a new patient.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Fellow was great - Dr. Shapiro was great!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I agreed to transfer from Dr. Pegram's care to contribute to a breast cancer survivor project/study. Dr. Schapira is wonderful and I am very comfortable being followed by her!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Far beyond great! Thank you!