Dr. Takudzwa Shumba is a family medicine clinician-educator with particular interests in preventative medicine, women's health, pediatrics, integrative medicine and global health. 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 the Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Division Global Health faculty lead, PCPH DEI faculty lead, Co-director of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program and Course Director of the undergraduate seminar “Decolonizing Global Health.”

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • 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)

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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I have already recommended Dr. Shumba to a coworker because she is excellent!
Excellent doctor that really call and takes the time to listen and know your history.
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.
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!
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.
she was sub for dr morioka. she studied about me in advance. very nice.
Dr. Shumba is the best explainer I've ever had as a doctor. She truly helps me to understand my health.
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.
dr. Shumba is an excellent listener plus she gave me excellent advice.
A delightful, knowledgeable woman who cares deadly for the welfare of her patients.
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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