Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe

Linda M. Dairiki Shortliffe

Urologist, Pediatrician

Bio:   Linda. M. Dairiki Shortliffe is the Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor Emerita of Urology at Stanford. She was Department Chair (1995-2011), Residency Program Director, founding Chief Pediatric Urology, first Stanford Fellowship Director Pediatric Urology, and Chief of Urology at the Palo Alto VA.

She received AB cum laude in History and Science from Harvard, MD from Stanford, urologic training at Stanford University Medical Center, and pediatric urologic training at Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. She was the Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Stanford Clayman Institute Faculty Fellow. She was a featured physician in the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine,” received a 2015 AUA Distinguished Service Award, and awarded the 2016 Ferdinand Valentine Medal of the New York Academy of Medicine.

She had grants to examine prostatitis, effects of pregnancy and sex hormones on the urinary tract, and pediatric urinary tract imaging and physiology, and published over 180 manuscripts, chapters, and articles. She served as Deputy Chair NIH Consensus Panel on Impotence, NIDDK Special Grants Chartered Review Committee member, and Chair of the NIH Bladder Research Program Review Group that produced the publication to guide NIDDK research, Overcoming Bladder Disease: a Strategic Plan For Research. She serves as a Council Member on the California Council for Science & Technology.

She was oral examiner, Trustee, and President of the American Board of Urology, President Society University Urologists, Chair Society University Chairs & Program Directors, Chair Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Chair of AUA/EAU Academic Fellowship Program, an Associate Editor AUA News, and member of ABU/AUA Joint Exam Committee, ACGME Urology Residency Review Committee, AAP Subcommittee on Urinary Tract Infections, Executive Committee AAP Section on Urology, Bladder Health Council of AFUD, Board of AFUD, Council on Education, Publications, Core Curriculum Steering, and the AUA Annual Program Committee.

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  • 1195 West Fremont Ave
  • Sunnyvale , CA 94087
  • Phone: 408-426-5590
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1981) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1977) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatric Urology, American Board of Urology (2008)
  • Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1987) PA
  • Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (1983)
  • Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1976) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1975) CA
  • Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology (2008)
  • Certification, American Board of Urology, Urology (1983)
  • AB, Harvard University, History and Science (1971)
  • MD, Stanford University, Medicine (1975)

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 American Urological Association Distinguished Service Award, American Urological Association (2015)
  • 2016 Ferdinand C Valentine Award and Lecture New York Academy of Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine (April 13, 2016)
  • America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2001- 2010)
  • Asian American Faculty Award, Stanford University Asian American Association (2008)
  • Best Doctors, San Francisco Magazine (2003-)
  • Best Doctors in America--Pediatric Urology, Naifeh & Smith; Woodward and White (1991-2, 1994-5, 1996-7)
  • Distinguished Alumnae Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (2012)
  • Featured Physician, National Library of Medicine (2003-2005)
  • Richard C Durham Visiting Professor, Albany Medical Center (June 22-24, 2016)
  • Stanford Clayman Faculty Research Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University (2012-2013)
  • Top Doctors in Silicon Valley, San Jose Magazine (2001-)
  • Top Doctors US News & World Report (Urology), US News & World Report ( (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe Institute Center for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2008-2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Urology (1995 - 2011)
  • Chair, American Academy Pediatrics Urology Section (2007 - 2008)
  • Chair, Society Urology Chairs & Program Directors (2007 - 2008)
  • Director, American Foundation for Urologic Disease (2004 - Present)
  • Director (Board of Directors), Avenidas (2015 - 2018)
  • Faculty Advisor, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Residency Review Committee (2003 - 2009)
  • Pediatric Urology Program Director, Stanford University Medical Center (2005 - 2009)
  • President, Society University Urologists (2004 - 2005)
  • President, American Board of Urology (2006 - 2007)
  • Program Director, Urology Residency (1993 - 2007)
  • Trustee, American Board of Urology (2001 - 2007)