Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • 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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(32 Ratings)

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(57 reviews)

Amazing Dr !
Dr. Shanafelt in addition to being a wonderful practitioner, he is a compassionate and caring person. He takes the time to answer questions and shows genuine concern. I can tell he takes everything into consideration when making comments and decision and I appreciate the time he gives toward my treatment.
I find Dr. Shanafelt to be a very good doctor. He always takes as much time with me as needed and is easy to talk to. He always answers all my questions.
Dr. Shanafelt explained everything in terms that I could understand and answered all my questions.
Many thanks!! Best to you and yours!
Thank you for taking care of my medical issues!
Took his time with me and answered all my questions. Great bedside manner
Excellent. Outstanding care!
DR Shanaflet and his PN are the ultimate in care providers with smarts and care.
He seems genuinely interested in my health. He was very well prepared.
Dr. Shanafelt really understands my condition and continues to give me very good guidance on what we do to keep me healthy.
I sm glad I can meet with Dr. Shanafelt to discuss my lab results, and my progress. I know it is safer for me to have Video visits so I am not exposed to all the germs at the hospital. I appreciate getting Dr.Shanafelt’s expertise about my treatment & reminders of what medications, vitamins and tests I need. I like him and feel he is helping me stay as good,as I can.
Very good, as always
This time Dr. Shanafelt was excellent. He was very thorough checking my body and explained where I am with the lymphoma.
Dr. Shanafelt explained things in a way thst was easy to understand. He seemed interested in Joe's care and allowed us to ask questions. I felt that both Dr. Shanafelt and Sr. Dicketson provided an excellent visit.
Very pleased with my first visit and appreciated all the information with chronic leukemia.
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.
Excellent hematologist and fellow
Informative, caring
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!😊
I was very pleased with him. I appreciated his time and treatment plan. Thank you
He’s great! Very knowledgeable, clear, and kind.
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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