Meera Sheffrin


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Meera Sheffrin is a geriatrician and Medical Director of the Stanford Senior Care clinic and Home-Based Senior Care clinic. She cares for patients as a primary care physician for older adults. Her academic interests include dementia care, geriatric education, and home care medicine.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2016)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2016)
  • Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Geriatric Medicine (2016)
  • Masters, University of California, San Francisco, Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research (2015)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Residency, Stanford Medicine Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010)

Awards & Memberships
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2009)
  • Charles Dorsey Armstrong Award for Clinical Excellence in Caring for Patients by a Senior Resident, Stanford University School of Medicine (2013)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Charles G. Watson Chapter (2009)
  • Innovations in Care Award, Stanford Health Care (2023)
  • Julian Wolfshon Award for Outstanding Performance in Internal Medicine and Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Morris H. and Gertrude M. Harris Foundation Merit Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2007- 2009)
  • SGIM Annual Meeting Best Geriatrics Poster Award, Society of General Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Stanford Primary Care and Population Health Division Faculty of the Year Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2020)
  • UCSF Geriatrics Scholarship Award, University of California, San Francisco (2011)

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director, Stanford Home-Based Senior Care program, Stanford Healthcare (2019 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Senior Care clinic, Stanford Healthcare (2020 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Senior Health

Practice Locations

Senior Care Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, Suite 402

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-5222

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(107 reviews)

Friendly, good listener, energetic, very knowledgeable.
Dr. Sheffrin is beyond wonderful................i am so blessed to have her as my doctor.
Great communication skills, very amicable, good listener.
Definitely would recommend
Dr. Sheffrin expresses personal interest, making eye contact and speaking her patient.
Very personal, nice, caring, good humor. Made my mom feel very comfortable.
I enjoyed meeting my new Dr. She was wonderful!!
Dr. Sheffrin always has my interest in mind and is looking for new treatments that become available.
Best clinician I have ever met. Excellent listening skills, excellent fund of knowledge, communicates well.
She is the BEST!
Dr. Sheffrin and Dr. Pate were great, as was the MA (Emely). They all were very patient and kind.
Dr. Sheffrin is capable, personable, caring -- just terrific
She’s the Best
I am very glad that Dr. Meera Sheffrin is my Doctor.
Dr Sheffrin is the Best Dr ever,Thank you
The best
wonderful care
Dr. Sheffrin and nurse Kelly are outstanding.
Professional compassionate caregiver
Everything is excellent
Excellent Dr and nurse
Meera is a firm but loving geriatrician. My wife and I are priviliged to have her as PCP.
Dr Sheffrin and Dr Cours are excellent. They answer all questions and give good advice.
Very good is not complimentary enough. Dr. Sheffrin is EXCELLENT!
Meera Sheffrin, is BEYOND EXCELLENT!!
Dr. Meera Sheffrin is very compassionate and good with her elderly patients.
Excellent care provider
the doctor is very knowledgeable and compassuonate. i look forward to her visitsl
What a caring, healing Doctor!
We feel blessed to have Meets Sheffrin as our Dr, she has a wonderful bedside manner, we get all our questions answered, we never feel rushed, and we know she cares very much about her patients, she is a great Dr and so very kind…
Dr. Sheffrin is beyond GREAT!!
Dr Sheffrin. Cares about my mom. She asked lots of questions to make sure that my mom health is well taking care by her. I really appreciate her excellent care for my mom.
Dr Sheffring is a true brightly shing star in this world. -- she truly cares how. You are and I trust her with my life.
She is great!
Great doctor!
Dr. Sheffrin is so kind and conscientious in the care she provides. She is knowledgeable and explains everything simply, clearly, and with respect. I feel very fortunate to have her as my mothers physician.
very good
Excellent communication, concerned about my well-being.
The care provider is knowledgeable, and excellent.
Excellent doctor- very thorough and patient with elderly patients. We are lucky to have such a compassionate and competent doctor on our side.
I find Dr. Meera Sheffrin an excellent doctor. I am happy to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Sheffrin is absolutely terrific and we are fortunate that she is providing such wonderful care to my 90+ parents.
Excellent doctor. Resourceful and compassionate.
Very good visit. Happy she is my PC
Dr. Sheffrin is caring, professional, kind and thorough. She is truly a saint taking care of the elderly.
The BEST <3 Wouldn't want to go through this with anyone else.
Dr. Sheffrin is outstanding. She exemplifies patient and family centered care.
Dr. Sheffren is an outstanding doctor.Just being in her presence is a healing experience.
Excellent communication, caring person
The best! Can’t imagine life without her on our team.
She’s wonderful!
She is so very empathetic and genuine. She understands immediately so that one can dispense with a lot of description and unimportant details. She is great.
We love Dr. Sheffrin, is attentive, kind and very meticulous.
I am thrilled with the care and kindness of the doctor and all staff.
A jewel of a person & professional!
Doctor Sheffrin is a wonderful professional. (5 stars.)
Dr. Sheffrin is the perfect doctor for me. She always listens intently, is very knowledgeable & conservative in her advice & recommendations. She knows my personal history & her advice always takes notice of "where I am."
This was an initial visit, so there really weren't any major issues to discuss and I'm not on any medications.
Good experience.
Dr.S is an excellent person and Doctor-showing care and compassion.She is such an asset to Stanford and a GEM. Being in her presence provides such a sense of well being. She is special.
Dr. Sheffrin is the best PC provider my Mom has ever had. She is patient with all of my Mom's questions, and all other medical needs/issues. We are so lucky to be one of Dr. Sheffrin's patients.
Patient says "perfect everything."
Dr. Sheffrin is very compassionate and very thorough. I feel that she gives excellent care!
Very good experience.
Very Good experience
Good experience - THEY LISTEN.
I have only had excellent experience with Dr. Sheffrin. Stanford is very lucky to have her.
Very smart, very compassion.
Dr. Sheffrin is always good with me Ms. Fraga.
Dr. Sheffrin is that rare medic, one that actually hears what the patient says.
Dr. Meera provided me with excellent help for my physical condition.
Communicates well.
We always feel good after seeing & talking with doctor at appointment.
Excellent person & doctor.
This doctor is exceptional. Knowledgeable of health issues of elderly is amazing. Uplifting attitude.
I am speaking OFTEN and STRONGLY about this program. It is amazing!
Excellent first visit with Dr. Sheffrin and staff.
Dr. Sheffrin was excellent.
Dr. Sheffrin is both very attentive and knowledgeable. She was very focused on preventative care. (Sorry for my handwriting - I have Parkinson's.)
Best doctor I've ever worked with, for my mother or myself. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.
First class experience.
Dr. Sheffrin has excellent listening skills and appropriate responses. 5 stars!
Dr. Sheffrin is the best physician I have ever encountered. She meets every need physical & emotional of my elderly mother.
Dr. Sheffrin is an excellent professional and speaks Spanish very well.
Dr. Sheffrin is fantastic!!!
She is one of the most personable docs I have run into in years, and makes a real effort to listen and explain.
Thank you, Ms. Sheffrin, you have helped my mom so well!
This physician is outstanding!
All very good.
The whole meeting was very comfortable. I didn't feel rushed but all my questions were answered.
Dr. Sheffrin is an outstanding dr. for my mom, she always responds ASAP if necessary, we feel very confident with Dr. Sheffrin.
All good.
Dr. Meera is perfect for me.
My time with Stanford Hospital was the best I have ever had.
An excellent visit - So knowledgeable - Kind and under standing of my ailment.
Very pleased with level of expertise of Dr. Sheffrin and also of her personality and manner.
My mom and family love Dr.Sheffrin very much. Very knowledgeable and also speaks Spanish which is a big help. Thank you Dr. Sheffrin for your patience.
No bad experience.
Dr. Sheffrin impressed me with her medical knowledge, and "bedside manner" in her ability to ease my apprehension, diagnose my condition, and prescribe appropriate medication. She was amazingly kind.
During this stressful time of trying to diagnose my mother's cognitive issues, the Senior Care Clinic team has been quite outstanding. From response time, quality care, bedside manner and access to information via this process of managing my mother's with Stanford has been with ease.

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