Dr. Takudzwa Shumba is a family medicine clinician-educator with particular interests in global health equity, preventative medicine, women's health, pediatrics and integrative medicine. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Prior to beginning medical school at Stanford, she completed a Master's in Public Health at Yale, with a focus in global health. She has been involved in public health projects in Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and mainland China and Kenya. She completed her residency at Stanford Health Care - O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine in San Jose, prior to joining faculty at Stanford Family Medicine. LGBTQQI friendly.

She is currently Co-director of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program, Associate Director of the Clinical Summer Internship (CSI), Course Director of the undergraduate seminar “Decolonizing Global Health,” and Co-Director of the "Social and Environmental Determinants of Health" elective. She is a California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Fellow (2020-2022) and Presidential Leadership Scholar (2022). She previously served as the Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Division Global Health faculty lead and PCPH DEI faculty lead.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2014) CA
  • Residency: O'Connor Hospital (2017) CA
  • BS, Yale College, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (2007)
  • MPH, Yale School of Public Health, Global Health (2008)
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Concentration: Health Services and Policy Research (2014)
  • Residency, Stanford Health Care - O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Family Medicine (2017)
  • Integrative Medicine Certificate, Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine (2017)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2017)

Awards & Memberships
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, Stanford (Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription) Scribe Fellowship (2020)
  • Fellow, California Health Care Foundation (2020-2022)
  • Fellow, Rathmann Family Foundation Fellowship in Patient-Centered Care (2023-2024)
  • Fellow, UCSF Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Honors Scholar, Stanford Health Professions Education and Scholarship Program (formerly CTSS) (2022-2023)
  • New Faculty Scholar Award, Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (2021)
  • Scholar, Presidential Leadership Scholars (2022)
  • Scholar, STFM Medical Student Educators Development Institute (2018-2019)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Director, Stanford Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) (2023 - Present)
  • Co-director, Stanford Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) (2021 - Present)
  • Council Member, Stanford DOM CE Advisory Council (2023 - Present)
  • DEI Faculty Lead, Stanford Primary Care and Population Health Division (2020 - 2023)
  • Global Health Faculty Lead, Stanford Primary Care and Population Health Division (2019 - 2023)

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Stanford Express Care Clinic - San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

52 Skytop Street, Suite 10

San Jose , CA 95134

(669) 294-8888

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Stanford Express Care Clinic – Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, Suite 102

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 736-5211

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Thoughtful, considerate, knowledgable, sympathetic
very pleasant
Her support, knowledge, and accessibility are vital to my physical & mental health…I am so grateful for her!💜🕊ï¸
My long-term PCP was on leave, but I was fortunate that Dr. Shumba could see me on such short notice. She was wonderful. I asked her if she could be available to me until Dr. Montacute returned from her leave. I was impressed with her knowledge of my medical history, and her willingness to help me.
Dr. Shumba is always so patient and kind. She explains things well and I appreciate her care.
Dr. Shumba cares about her patients. I feel safe with her.
She was very thourogh and helpful!
She is one of the best docs we’ve had and I wish we could continue with her as our family primary doctor
best PCP ever
I would definitely recommend this provider
Dr Shumba does a great job of actually listening to my needs and addressing them. She’s very informative and helpful. She’s awesome!
She was great!
She has been very good for me.
Dr. Shumba has always been fantastic and I have given her reference to all my friends here
She was very thorough and insightful.
Very concern to her patients. Always follow up with the patient. Excellent doctor
I love Dr Shumba and I’m grateful that I have access to her!
Dr. Takudzwa Shumba is exceptional. She is so sharp, detailed, and caring in covering all the aspects of my needs for today's visit, efficiently and amazingly.
Very knowledgeable and caring. Answered all of my questions and showed great interest in helping me deal with the issues I had. I'm very grateful to have be one of her patients.
Great service and experience. Felt like a solid care plan moving forward. Please notify me if expecting to be more than 5 minutes late
Dr Shumba communicates so well
This doctor was very thorough and answered all of my questions. She gave lots of great advice too, including the option to have my tetanus vaccine
Best doctor in many years. So alert, smart, caring. I am so happy to have found her!
Dr. Shumba was very knowledgeable and provided thoughtful information to answer my health concerns.
I would highly recommend Dr. Shumba to others. She is excellent - very personable, warm and super helpful. I had a great experience today. Thanks so much, Dr. Shumba!
Dr Shumba is extremely kind and caring. She’s also very thoughtful, engaging and conducts thorough assessments.
Very knowledgeable and extremely professional
Excellent detailed professional attention
Dr Shumba is very patient and explains issues that I have and answers questions clearly.
Dr. Schmba had talked with my previous Primary Care physician, Dr. Morioka,already. She has a complete understanding of my health situations. She's a responsible and reliable physician. She also explained the Advance Directive to me and offered to have a video talk to me and my family members.
Patient, clear, kind, and professional
I have no issue with the video visit. Rather, it was the appointment duration that didn't satisfy my needs. The doctor ended the visit at around 25 minutes and I still had some questions that were left unanswered. Even though I made a list of the questions I had and made sure not to waste a moment of the visit.
Everything is well organized. Immacualte facilities. Caring and knowledgeable doctors and staff. What more can one ask for?
Very helpful
Excellent doctor, covered all subjects of care. Spent lots of time and offered good suggestions
Dr shumba is excellent
They listen, then evaluate their patient concerns.
Dr. Shumba is amazing. She listens well, is thorough, and advocates for her patients. I can't say enough good things about this doctor. Thank you!
She’s very thoughtful and pay close attention to your concerns.
Thank you for taking the time to truly understand me as an individual patient. Means a lot to me.
Dr Shumba is empathetic, caring and a great listener. She takes the time to listen and understand my needs. Very happy to have her.
She's a great physician, appreciate her a lot.
Dr. Shumba is the best
She was an amazong physician who really took the time to speak with me.
Thank you both for your time!
A wonderful doctor. I felt listened to and cared for.
She is so thorough, kind and professional!
Dr. Shumba is AWESOME. Thank you, Dr. Shumba.
Di. Shumba is best never a had a great doctor like her thank you for everything.
Friendly, prompt, listened to my requests and acted on them, worked with me to find the closest and fastest care, followed up later to ensure I was able to book the tests that were ordered.
Thorough, respectful, knowledgeble.
Dr. Shumba is wonderful. She is extremely caring; takes all concerns seriously; empowers her patients; picks up on all cues. She is a fabulous doctor.
Dr. Shumba is excellent, but I wish she was more accessible for follow-up care after an ER visit.
She is amazing, kind, and a wonderful partner for me regarding my health care. I trust her whole heartedly with my care
Dr Takudzwa Shumba is very pleasant and helpful. She was very attentive, detailed, and clear with explanation and any questions I has. Im very happy with her service and trust her as a provider. Thank you!
Excellent experience with all the health Providers at Stanford
I liked Dr. Shumba’s very kind approach to her patients
Dr. Shumba is brilliant, kind and an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend her.
Thank you for your kindness and positive attitude. I have spoken about you to my nutritionist and she agrees that your a very caring professional and I really appreciate having you as my doctor.
Dr Shumba and her team are exceptional!
First time meeting with her, had no issues with her at all. She listed and then clearly explained to me what might had happened with the current issue I have. Felt very confortable with her.
Dr. T. Shumba is caring, and thorough.
She is very good doctor! I really liked the way she conducted the video interview!
Both the nurse and the doctor are extremely helpful and thorough. They provided outstanding care.
Dr. Shumba gets my highest compliments...very knowledgeable, professional, and caring.
I love Dr. Shumba!! She's the best and always answers all of my (many) questions
Dr. Shumba is friendly and cooperative, Willing to assist, unfortunately the assistance is very late due to the delay in conveying the message. I have mentioned the detail on the previous page.
Excellent Dr! Very thorough. Excited to be working with Dr. Shumba
Helpful and informative as always! Thank you Dr. Shumba.
She is an excellent doctor. She makes me feel well taken care of with her friendliness, patience, great listening skills, competence, and professionalism.
Dr. Shumba is the only PCP I have ever had who makes me feel like she actually cares about my well-being and wants me to succeed in my goals. She is always prepared for my visits, follows up when she says she will, and keeps me accountable when it comes to the tasks we set during the visit. She is amazing!
Dr. Shumba is awesome
Dr. Takudzma Shumba is an excellent doctor, she pays attention to the patient questions, concerns and provide advice on the care. I consider Dr. Shumba an excellent professional and she cares about the well being of the patient. Regards
Very thorough
clean and organized
She's great. I felt as though she cared about my wellbeing. She's very nice, and knowledgeable.
Dr. Shumba was knowledgeable, clear, and very kind in explaining recent health needs and a path forward.
She was great and considerate. Very great doctor, I’m excited to hear about my health journey with her.
I highly recommend her, she is friendly, patient, and shows a lot of empathy.
Dr. Shumba is great, always friendly and listening to patients.
She is very thorough and caring
Dr. Shumba is absolutely wonderful
Very attentive, did an excellent job of explaining dx including providing visual aid. Was thorough in follow up and clear about the plan going forward.
I really appreciate that Dr. Shumba is always well prepared and has an overview of my medical treatment (with other practitioners). She’s has a calm, reassuring and unrushed manner which make the visit delightful.
Thank you so much for your courtesy and professionalism always encouraging and optimistic! So appreciate you!!
She is very knowledgable, interested, listened very well and she made intelligent suggestions. She also listened to me and my choices about not taking drugs and there was no judgement but complete understanding. I was impressed.
I enjoyed our conversation concerning my health with the diagrams that were very good examples. we both understood in which direction that we should travel to get an answer. thank you. I must resolve vertigo before I return to work. I don't want to hurt someone at work or Myself. I sincerely appreciate your time understanding of this matter.
She is a very good doctor. When I explained to her my symptoms, she immediately knew what health issues can be happening based on my symptoms. She was very responsible during the appointment as she ordered my blood and stool tests right when she suspected that there may be abnormalities in my blood and or stool.
Dr. Shumba is great very attentive and realistic when it comes to the plan that she believes would be best for me
Dr.Shumba is amazing! She instantly connected with me as a patient and made me feel at ease. She has helped to put at rest my fear of going to the doctor. Thank you Dr.Shumba!
Dr. Shumba is awesome. -Adam
Dr. Taudzwa Shumba provided excellent service along with her assistant, Eva. I was very comfortable with my visit today, and given the opportunity, I would accept a future appointment with Dr. Shumba.
Very nice and listened to all of my concerns
Always super professional, kind, and friendly
Dr. Shumba is a top notch primary care physician with phenomenal bedside manners. She is extremely caring, professional, patient, understanding and sympathetic. She takes the time to listen, answers your questions/concerns and truly looks out for your best as any doctor should. She reviews your chart ahead of time and is always prepared with a plan to help address your health needs. She is so easy to talk to and is relatable.
Dr. Shumba was very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone.
Thank you so much for caring, for your patience and your outmost professionalism. I truly appreciate what you do in this uncertain times. God bless you and your loved ones. Take care always.
Dr. Shumba is such a conscientious and caring doctor. She takes the time to address each of my medical issues and checks in with me to make sure I understand her advice and that the plan is acceptable to me. She educates me about preventative health measures and is always looking out for my best interest. It feels so good to be taken care of so well!
She is very supportive, professional, empathetic and I trust her completely.
Dr. Shumba is so wonderful! She is very clear in her explanations and provides so much information in ensuring that I understand not only the treatment but why she's suggesting a certain course of action. I'm super glad to have her as my physician!!
Do Shumba has been my PCP for a while now, and I have to say that she has been very caring and supportive taking care to answer all of my questions and provide great assistance when needed. I really appreciate that she takes the time to listen to all the explanations of symptoms I have had and leaves nothing undiscussed. She is very knowledgeable and expert in her field.
She’s thorough, explains in clear manner why things are happening, very personable, doesn’t rush and very encouraging ad can sense her positivity
Dr Shumba is an excellent physician. I see— and have seen—many, many doctors due to a complex illness. Dr. Shumba’s care is stellar.
Dr. Shumba is great!
Dr. Shumba did not address my medical need of relief from allergies and asthma. She focused on preventative care that I had already taken care of.
Dr. Shumba is terrific!
Excelente Dr
Dr. Shumba is a fantastic doctor who spends time listening to their patients and really made me feel like they cared about me as a person and genuinely wanted to get to the bottom of my issues.
I have already recommended Dr. Shumba to a coworker because she is excellent!
I love Dr. Shumba. If she leaves, I will seek another provider outside of Stanford. my only complaint is that I don't have enough time with her.
Excellent doctor that really call and takes the time to listen and know your history.
Dr. Shumba is the best!!! Dr. Shumba is incredibly kind, professional & highly skilled. She listens very well and makes informed recommendation. She discusses the plan & ensures patient is on board w/way forward.
Dr Takudzwa Shumba is a great doctor, she explains everything clearly and gives you the best options. She is awesome
I'm so happy to have found Dr. Shumba. This is the first time that I feel I have a good relationship with my PCP and it makes all the difference. She always answers all of my questions and takes time to really explain different things.
I love Dr. Shumba!
Dr. Shumba listened to me and took the time to answer my questions thoroughly. She provided clear explanations and made me feel included in the decisions about my care. I think she has a wonderful manner and is an excellent physician.
I am very happy that I chose Dr. Shumba as my primary care physician
Dr Shumba was amazing. I do appreciate her time and she was very informative and compassionate in how she communicated.
Dr. Shumba is the best explainer I've ever had as a doctor. She truly helps me to understand my health.
she was sub for dr morioka. she studied about me in advance. very nice.
extremely good doctor who is kind and listens to the patient
very caring Dr. loved her
Dr.Shumba showed initiative to resolve the underlying problem instead of just the treating the symptoms. This is what made her significantly better than all my other care providers.
I felt she was understanding & informative.
I really enjoy working with Dr. Shumba, more than any other doctor I've seen in the past. I feel like she really listens to me and genuinely cares.
My doctor has stayed with me probably over the allotted appt. time so that we could thoroughly address my issues/concerns. It was very much appreciated.
Dr. Shumba was very personable, yet professional. She answered all of my questions and renewed my prescriptions. I highly recommend her.
A delightful, knowledgeable woman who cares deadly for the welfare of her patients.
dr. Shumba is an excellent listener plus she gave me excellent advice.
I've had nothing but great experiences with Dr Shumba so far. She's caring, approachable and easy to talk to.
The doctor was very kind and understanding. This was my first appointment with Stanford Healthcare and I was nervous and arrived a few minutes late, but she helped me feel like everything was okay and that we could address my health concerns.
I really really like Dr. Shumba. I would highly recommend her to others.
Dr.Shumba is very warm, empathetic and professional. I feel great comfort and ease discussing any concerns about health with her. I trust her words and she is very honest about her evaluations.
I loved Dr. Shumba, she was so patient in answering my questions and dealing with the multiple concerns I had.
Dr. Shumba made us feel very comfortable & explained everything very clearly. She has a very pleasant manner which made us feel very comfortable.
Thank you Dr. Shumba, the best care I've received in the US. Clear, concise, caring, friendly and sincere.
Professional, genuine and knowledgeable.
Doctor Takudzwa Shumba was very professional and took time to listen to my medical requests.
Dr Shumba is exemplary! I'm very impressed with her thoroughness, care and knowledge.
love Dr. Shumba. she is great bc she is genuine
Dr. Shumba took the time to explain what my condition was about, had me thoroughly evaluated and even showed me diagrams on the internet to better understand the condition.
Dr. Shumba was lovely and made me feel comfortable and safe during my first PAP. She has a wonderfully calming and soothing presence.
doctor seemed to be in a bit hurry.
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