Shagufta Shaheen

Medical oncologist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Oncology

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Dr. Shaheen specializes in the gastrointestinal malignancies and she has expertise in treating neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Following her fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, Dr Shaheen completed an advanced fellowship in Neuroendocrine tumors from Stanford University. The NET advanced fellowship is first of its kind in United State started under the leadership of Dr Pamela Kunz who is the founding Director of the Stanford Neuroendocrine Tumor Program established in 2015. After completing her advanced fellowship, Dr Shaheen joined Stanford Oncology division as Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr Shaheen is involved in further developing the neuroendocrine oncology program at Stanford which serves as a centre of excellence in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. Dr Shaheen is actively involved in clinical research and clinical trials. Dr Shaheen is also involved in taking care of patients admitted to the oncology service as well as resident and fellow teaching.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics Neuro-Oncology Fellowship CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2018)
  • Fellowship: Loma Linda University Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship (2018) CA
  • Residency: St Joseph Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2010) IL
  • Medical Education: MGM Medical College (2004) India
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Neuroendocrine Tumor Fellowship (2019)
  • Fellowship, Loma Linda University, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship (2018)
  • Residency, Saint Joseph University of Illinois at Chicago, Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Internship, Government Medical College, Kashmir, Internship (2003)
  • Medical Education, MGM Medical College, India, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (2002)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2018)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)


Practice Locations

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(26 Ratings)

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(74 reviews)

I like her. She listens and ask questions. Night and day difference from the specialist i was seeing at UCSF.
Dr. Shaheen is well prepared, efficient, and thorough. She communicates very well and provides all the information necessary to reach the best decisions with her patient. I enjoy working with her entire team. Together they inspire confidence, and I feel I’m in good hands at Stanford.
Thank you for taking the time to speak to me and answering my questions Look forward to seeing you in person
Very kind and helpful
It is an honor to be working with Dr. Shaheen.
she is a caring doctor
Dr. Shaheen has always given me confidence in my care. And provided me with a questionable health plan moving forward. I appreciate her caring.
Dr. Shaheen follows my plan with care, communictng With my local oncologist to insure that scans and tests, etc are ordered correctly.
Dr Shaheen is the best! I always feel better after speaking with her. I’m indebted to her and her team for their efforts. Special mention today for Carly Saito who went out of her way to help.
I was satisfied with the visit
I am very happy with her and her team
Dr Shaheen is always very clear with her explanations, ans always reassuring that I'm getting the best care.
Very good
Dr. Shaheen is an excellent doctor and very thorough with our video visit's
I am very happy with the team and care I am getting led by Shaheen.
Dr. Shaheen explained everything well and we left the video visit well informed.
Very knowledgeable doctor
A caring Physician!
Efficient, personable, positive, informative, a pleasure to talk with. I’m in good hands.
Thank you for your kind care.
i like talking with her. she is interested in helping me through my illness.
Very nice and knows a lot about my condition.
she was professional and completely informative.
Dr. Shaheen was very kind. She listened to my concerns and explained so that I could understand. I feel like I am in excellent hands with Dr. Shaheen
Dr. Shaheen spent a lot of time with us today… I greatly appreciated the time and got all our questions answered.
Dr. Shaheen and Theresa Anderson Wittenberg, PA-C are amazing professionals and people. I have been so well cared for by them over the last 10 years. I continue to recommend Stanford and their office without any hesitation and with much adoration for their work. Thank you.
It is a privilege to have Dr. Shaheen overseeing my case.
Appreciate her reports and answers to my questions.
This was my first meeting with Dr. Shaheen. She was excellent in every way. She sought to know my concerns, questions, and degree of knowledge about my particular cancer, and she also very thoroughly explained my particular situation and took steps for further care and follow-up.
Very pleasant and sounds experienced. Looking forward to hearing from Dr. Mari shortly.
Awesome doctor along with Teresa. They are an excellent team and I feel I am in the best care possible.
I cannot think of anyone better than Dr Shaheen to provide the care that I currently need. She is a very special person.
I just so appreciate your care.
Very knowledgeable about the disease. Explained option well.
Very knowledgable
She is an excellent doctor and communicator. She was direct and easy to understand. She was prepared and had a future plan for me
Noting about Dr Shaheen, she was very professional and very informative
As usual she's great.
She is great
Thank you for helping me. You are my rock start Dr Shaheen.
Excellent care as always
Excellent physician in all respects. Dr Shaheen is a very charismatic and inspirational doctor. I’m privileged to be under her care.
She is a well care physician to her patients. Thank you Dr. Shaheen.
Doctor Shaheen and her assistant Robyn were both very professional and concerned about my well being. They answered all my questions.
Informed, concerned and compassionate. Fully aware of my history and provided future care guidelines.
not only is Dr. Shaheen and Teresa Whittenburg PA knowledgable medical providers, they are compassionate and caring human beings.
Very warm, objective and thoroughly explained treatment options and train of thought for management care. She presented as extremely knowledgeable and willing to listen and answer questions thoroughly. She was objective in providing her thought in who I should have on my care team for cancer treatment, not exhibiting any bias but suggested to choose based on fit and feel/connection between patient and physician, which was reassuring for me. I would really like to have her as part of my care team as she and her PA (Theresa)were very compassionate, well versed in my case and made me feel confident in their care.
She is very easy to talk with and is caring about any problems that I might have
Thank you Dr Shaheen for your help. Thank you for explaining what plans will go on next.
Dr Shaheen is wonderful caring person ideally suited to her role. She also manages an amazing team of professionals who provide superb support for cancer sufferers. I particularly praises Dr Shaheen’s nursing assistants. They deserve the very best from Stanford.
Excellent visit.
Very nice and spent time to answer my questions.
Amazing doctor abs team
She is very caring and treats me with much respect. Excellent care so easy to talk to.
She is very caring and easy to talk with.
I am very grateful to have Dr. Shaheen as my oncologist. She is very knowledgeable, thorough and cares.
Dr. Shaheen called back later to discuss meeting with surgeons
Thank you for your dedication and service !
She is a wonderful doctor and I will miss her while she is on leave.
Dr. Shaheen is very knowledgeable in her field Including all her nurses working with her team. They respond to all my inquiries. Thank you for that.. Eah video visit is the same with office. I understand that Covid has big factor on having video visit is preferred this time,
My family and I wish Dr Shaheen the very best during her maternity leave and look forward to seeing her when she returns. She is a superb physician in all respects. My most grateful thanks to her. It is a privilege to be under her care.
Excellent communication. Very rushed. Forget questions even with a list
Everything was very good.
All good , except needs to be on time.
Excellent Dr.
always an excellent help
Dr. Shaheen is a true professional. I have every confidence in her as my oncologist.
Very impressed. The Dr that gathered the preliminary info also great!
Very supportive.
I was extremely happy with my visit. Dr. Shaheen was very informative and was caring about my well being. I am very confident in the path she has recommended for me. I can now be less anxious about my cancer. Thank you!
A fine physician!
Both Robyn and Dr. Shaheen are awesome!
She was awesome! Very helpful, knowledgeable, and kind!

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