Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (2005)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (2005) MN
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Residency: University of Washington Medical Center Dept of Medicine (2001) WA
  • Medical Education: University of Colorado Health Science Center (1998) CO

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Dean, Stanford School of Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford Medicine (2017 - Present)
  • Jeanie and Stewart Ritchie Professor of Medicine, Stanford University (2017 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Hematologic Cancer Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(41 reviews)

Great visit today.
The best
Excellent doctor
He has been great to work with and an excellent resource to my local doctor.
Dr. Shanafelt and Dr. Cox are wonderful providers that took time and care during my visit. I'm very happy they are on my team and will keep me healthy.
Informative, caring
Excellent hematologist and fellow
Dr Shanafelt is very knowledgeable and professional. He listens to your questions and responds in a way that you can understand
Dr. Shanafelt spends a lot of time to explain results of tests and is very caring person.
The best physician I ever had. I appreciate the time, care and explanation he provides to me about my condition. Thank you for being my doctor.
Love my doctor..he's great. Super knowledgeable
An experienced, clear, respectful and precise person. Visibly thoughtful.
Very happy with the visit
Dr. Shanafelt is a great listener and went above and beyond during the appointment explaining more details and answering all my questions. Thank you!
Great visit.
I sought him out after careful research. He is exactly what I hoped. Thank you!
He is an excellent Dr in everyway.
Dr shanafelt took his time and answered all my questions.
Very informative and listened to my questions. At no time did I feel rushed or that I wasn’t being heard. I really like the way he interacted with me.
He was knowledgeable about my medical history. He made a number of good suggestions for the future.
Dr. Shanafelt is an excellent doctor.
Very attentive, explains things well, answers all my questions. I am very comfortable with him!😊
He’s great! Very knowledgeable, clear, and kind.
I was very pleased with him. I appreciated his time and treatment plan. Thank you
Very thorough and explains results clearly. Also presents options for further care.
I am extremely happy with the care Dr Shanafelt is providing
Caring. Thoughtful.
He is an excellent Dr in every way
Dr Shanafelt is obviously an expert in his field. He spoke with me in a very clear and concise manner leaving me very confident with the next steps in my treatment.
He was very helpful, listened to me, was clear. He did a really good job and made me feel welcome to be there and talk with him.
Exceptional Dr
Concerned, caring, LISTENS
Dr. Shanafelt is the best doctor we have ever had.
Professional. My daughter, my friend and I liked him. I would recommend him.
I really like how he spoke to me and explained his thoughts in easy terms that I could understand.
He is caring, compassionate, listens well, and takes the time for all my concerns. He is so knowledgeable. I am so thankful to have him as my physician
So thankful for his knowledge In explaining lots of information,
Hes fantastic!
Thank you for listening to me!
He was very helpful, encouraging, and professional. This was our first appointment with Dr. Shanafelt and we feel 100% in his ability to treat my husband for his CLL. He answered all our questions and made us feel like we were of his utmost priority.
Dr. Shanafelt is very knowledgeable, pleasant and caring doctor. I am lucky to have him as my Hematologist.

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