Stanford Shoor

Stanford Shoor

Rheumatologist

Bio:   Stanford Shoor is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at Stanford University. He has conducted clinical research in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine and has more than 60 publications in medical journals but his emphasis is teaching and patient care. He is a key clinical faculty member in the Rheumatology Fellowship program and heads the Division’s programs in resident and medical student education. His special interests are sarcoidosis, evidence based medicine, patient self-care and practice improvement. He received the Department of Medicine division teaching award in 2012 and 2013 and has been honored as a Visiting Professor at Hiroshima University and the Muribushi Residency Program in Okinawa. He is proud of having received the “Moving Mountains” award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of Santa Clara County. He majored in History at Stanford University and has an interest in foreign languages, especially Italian, French and Spanish. He owes his skills to his mother, who was his high school French teacher and his father, who was a physician, but his sanity to his wife and three sons.
4.7 out of 5
265 Patient Ratings
48 Patient Comments

Immunology and Rheumatology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room W2081
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Washington (1982) WA
  • Board Certification: Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University - Immunology/Rheumatology (1984) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
  • Internship: University of Washington (1980) WA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1979) CA

Honors & Awards

  • "Moving Mountains Award", Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation Santa Clara County (2014)
  • Rheumatology Teaching Award, Dept of Medicine, Stanford University (2012, 2013)
  • Mentoring and Teaching Award, Biodesign Program Stanford University (2012)
  • Visiting Professor, Okinawa Muribushi Residency Hospitals (2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Hiroshima University Hospital (2012)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director Residency Rotation & Medical Clerkship, Division of Rheumatology (2011 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2016

much better

SHC Patient, May 2016

excellent

SHC Patient, May 2016

professional, friendly and patience

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

dr shoot is amazing. patient understanding. I ask a million questions and he always answers them. I actually look forward to my appointments. Stanford raises the bar for healthcare. I refuse to go anywhere else

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Shoor was phenomenal. He listened and acknowledged my concerns. He gave me excellent explanations of my problem and left with making me feel validated.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Always a good experience with Dr. Shoor. He is very understanding and very compassionate. Understand my problems and needs, always provides care accordingly. He is the best of all of my doctors.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Not only was Dr Shoor able to answer questions I had so that I could understand, but he also answered questions from my family member, greatly putting mind at ease.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have never had a doctor spend an hour with me to discuss my health issues. This was a tremendous experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

He explained everything, but most importantly he listened to me and understood how I felt. He knew my hands and joints were swollen and painful and so when he shook my hand, he did not squeeze it. That small act spoke volumes to me. Then when he examined me and saw the swelling, he understood my pain and he came up with a plan and included me in that plan.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Best explanation of my condition that I've had came from dr shoor. Very caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

No bad experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both Dr. Shoor and his resident took great care in their assessment of me, were thorough in their explanations. Even though I got squeezed in as their last patient before Christmas, they never seemed in the slightest bit rushed.

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4.7 out of 5
265 Patient Ratings
48 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2016

much better

SHC Patient, May 2016

excellent

SHC Patient, May 2016

professional, friendly and patience

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

dr shoot is amazing. patient understanding. I ask a million questions and he always answers them. I actually look forward to my appointments. Stanford raises the bar for healthcare. I refuse to go anywhere else

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Shoor was phenomenal. He listened and acknowledged my concerns. He gave me excellent explanations of my problem and left with making me feel validated.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Always a good experience with Dr. Shoor. He is very understanding and very compassionate. Understand my problems and needs, always provides care accordingly. He is the best of all of my doctors.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Not only was Dr Shoor able to answer questions I had so that I could understand, but he also answered questions from my family member, greatly putting mind at ease.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have never had a doctor spend an hour with me to discuss my health issues. This was a tremendous experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

He explained everything, but most importantly he listened to me and understood how I felt. He knew my hands and joints were swollen and painful and so when he shook my hand, he did not squeeze it. That small act spoke volumes to me. Then when he examined me and saw the swelling, he understood my pain and he came up with a plan and included me in that plan.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Best explanation of my condition that I've had came from dr shoor. Very caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

No bad experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both Dr. Shoor and his resident took great care in their assessment of me, were thorough in their explanations. Even though I got squeezed in as their last patient before Christmas, they never seemed in the slightest bit rushed.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Not even PA. directly to great Dr. Mervin Shoor. Thx. Stanford.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Have no worries.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Shoor is always very warm and informative. Goes over my lab report in details and seems concerned with my well-being.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very knowledgeable and experienced doctor. His personal touch in dealing with me makes a big positive impact. Would highly recommend him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I did not feel rushed even though I needed more discussion time.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Average

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Shoor is truly amazing. Even when we don't know what is going on with me he doesn't give up. So helpful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Shoor looked at my arthritis & other physical issues with total understanding of my past, attentiveness to my current state with a plan & referral, and thoughts about my future as a whole person.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Wonder experience. Excellent providers.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Shoor is amazing! He is by far the best doctor I have ever been to. I've never had a rheumatologist that treated me as an equal partner in my care, who obviously took time before my appointment to think about my care, and who does such a good job of making sure I get the care I need.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

DR SHOOR IS AN EXCELLENT RHEUMATOLOGIST AND HE ALWAYS PROVIDES THE CLINICAL DATA NECESSARY FOR A CLEAR AND CONCISE DOCTOR/PATIENT DECISIONS AS WELL AS THE CARE TO BE PROVIDED

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

my provider is the best great person great attitude he listens to me, he answers my questions and best of all he shows that he cares about me health.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Good experience (also, with Dr. Collin Robertson).

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Shoor is EXCELLENT!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Spectacular knowledgeable, caring doctor. I've given seminars to doctor re physician - pt. communication. Dr. Shoor EXCELS at knowing & communication with his pt.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Shoor is exceptional! Can we clone him?

SHC Patient, May 2015

Very positive first visit with Dr. Shoor.

SHC Patient, May 2015

During appointment, vocabulary was easy to understand. First time appointment can be awkward as you begin to establish a rapport. Subsequent emails for discussing treatment option were less clear and I had to get clarification on the terminology.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Shoor seems very concerned and compassionate. And it comes across as genuine.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Every Doctor, PA, Nurse and office staff have been great. Stanford saved my life and I am very grateful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Shoor is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

He is everything I would want in a physician/specialist.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Definitely very good. Every things.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Very caring and I never felt rushed out.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Shoor has always been an excellent care provider for me. He offers many options and suggestions for my well being -

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Overall experience! Made me feel as if I had control over my medical condition/we had a plan to treat every outcome.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I never felt rushed and appreciate that the doctor recognized my insurance challenges and offered some alternatives.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Have established excellent rapport.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Good experience. He seemed very knowledgeable about my case even though the records sent in the referral were incomplete.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Shoor is and will be one of my most trusted providers. To him a special thanks.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I have never had a worse experience with a health care provider - before and that is saying a lot!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I have complex health issues & research a lot. Dr. Shoor always takes my input into account when formulating tx plans and also consults w/colleagues regarding me during appt.