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.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1997)
  • Medical Education: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Office of the Registrar (1982) NH
  • 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 Cancer Institute, Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center (2016 - Present)
  • Director, CME Program Development, Stanford Medicine, Department of Medicine (2023 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Cancer Survivorship Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Stanford Women's Cancer Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Patient Reviews

(64 reviews)

I always appreciate her patience, care and concern for me
Very friendly and accomodating.
Dr Schapira is the best!
Dr. Schapira has an empathetic demeanor that I greatly appreciate. She wants to know, and treat, me as a whole person, not just an ailment. She listens and takes my opinion seriously in making decisions. I’m grateful she is on my team of caregivers.
Dr Schapira is wonderful
I love my dr and team
Excellent Team
On time & courteous professional staff & doctor 👠ðŸ™
The clinic is very organized. Dr Shapiro easy to talk to. With all the patients she has seen since my last visit, I felt she really knew me and the particulars of my treatment.
Dr. Schapira is an outstanding oncologist
She was an excellent listener and answered all of my questions. She was very personable and professional as well. I really enjoyed talking with her and felt she and I were on the same page with my ongoing survivorship plan, etc.
It’s was a great visit. Discuss my current well being.
Dr. Shapira is an exceptional medical practitioner. She is very helpful.
She was very warm, thoughtful and answered all my questions.
She is the best! I always know where I am as a patient and she matter of fact which works well for me. She sooo kind.
She’s the best. Do knowledgeable and supportive - nice to have those traits together.
Dr. Schapira is an excellent oncologist. She is knowledgeable and perceptive, offers sensible alternatives, responds with compassion. She is the epitome of what patients would like for all their medical pr0fessionals to be.
Dr Schapira is excellent physician.
Dr Scharpia is very knowledgeable. I felt, with all my questions, she listened and was willing to work with me moving forward. Thank you.
Dr. Schapira is amazing, caring, incredibly knowledgeable and a great listener.
She was exceptionally caring and attentive and prepared for my appointment
From reception desk through Dr. Schapira visit, everything was great.
Dr. Shapira is excellent and her bedside manner is awesome
I was completely satisfied, the visit happened in a timely manner, I felt as cared for by Dr. Shapira as when I see her in person. She is a great Doctor
love her
My visit did great.The doctor is wonderful and explained everything good.
Very warm, personable, thorough, answered all y questions. Had good solutions!!!
I really appreciate your sincere for my questions.
Exceptional Dr good staff
Very kind and insightful, good listener. It's just very hard to get appointments.
I'm so happy that I chose Lidia Schapira, MD as my oncologist. She performed a thorough evaluation with the best attitude.
Best doctor and very informative and pleasant.
Dr. Shapira is awesome
Dr Schapira is compassionate and knowledgeable. I look forward to my visits with her.
Dr. Schapira is very smart and kind
amazing care and coordination. I really feel that not only am I getting the very best professional care possible but that my provider really cares as a person.
She was very caring, knowledgeable, & communicated well. I felt she really listened & addressed my concerns thoroughly.
She is excellent.
concern for individual patient according to his or her needs
Lidia was very helpful and clear with what we talked about. She was also very pleasant to work with.
Dr. Schapira is very professional. I appreciate the excellent care from all my Stanford Doctors.
Dr. Shaperia is an excellent physician. Anyone under her care is blessed indeed!
Dr Schapira is a lovely, very personable doctor. I felt very confident in her care and concern.
I am confident that she will be able to help me if it becomes necessary. It was a reassuring visit.
Lidia Schapira is a wonderful, caring, knowledgeable physician. She gives me the confidence I need to live a full life in the face of breast cancer concerns. And know I'm in excellent health.
Dr. Schapira is excellent.
Dr. Schapira is especially thoughtful & caring in the care she provides. I would highly recommend her.
Dr. Schapira is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. I trust her 100 percent!
Dr. Schapira is very kind and thoughtful. She explained everything thoroughly and did not rush my visit. She's an asset to Stanford!!
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.
Dr. Schapira is very reassuring in her answers to questions.
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!!!
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!!
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
They was the first time I met her as my doctor had left the practice, so it wasn't too in-depth.
Schapira is very knowledgeable, caring, optimistic physician I trust her.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Schapira and her staff took their time and were very thorough in getting to know me as a new patient.
Fellow was great - Dr. Shapiro was great!
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!
Far beyond great! Thank you!

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