Dr. Yurkiewicz is a primary care doctor with fellowship training and board certification in internal medicine, oncology, and hematology. She is a clinical assistant professor of primary care and population health in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

She provides expert, compassionate clinical care for patients, advocates for them as a medical journalist, and researches ways to improve their lives through better health and quality of life.

She has a special interest in cancer survivorship and improving transitions between oncology and primary care. Her practice is uniquely focused on providing comprehensive care for patients with a history of cancer as well as those carrying genetic diagnoses of elevated risk.

For each patient, her goal is to provide thoughtful, compassionate, and holistic care.

As a journalist, she strives to bridge the gaps between academic medicine and everyday lives. She has been a regular columnist for Scientific American and MDEdge. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and been reprinted in The Atlantic and The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology.

Dr. Yurkiewicz is the author of the book Fragmented: A Doctor’s Quest to Piece Together American Health Care from the publisher W.W. Norton.

She has co-authored research articles that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Genetics in Medicine, and other peer-reviewed publications. She also has served as an editorial board member of the journal Hematology News.

An additional interest of Dr. Yurkiewicz is bioethics. She interned with the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, conducted extensive research, and published her discoveries in the New England Journal of Medicine, Penn Bioethics Journal, and Ivy Journal of Ethics.

She has presented her research discoveries to her peers at meetings of the American Society of Hematology, Society of Hospital Medicine, National Society of Genetic Counselors, and elsewhere.

She is a member of the American College of Physicians and an associate member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (2022)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Oncology (2022)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hematology and Oncology Fellowship (2021) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2018)
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2018) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2015) MA
  • B.S., Yale University, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (2010)

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Hematology News (2018 - 2021)
  • Associate Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2017 - Present)
  • Associate Member, American Society of Hematology (ASH) (2017 - Present)
  • Class Representative, Stanford Internal Medicine Committee for Residency Reform (CRR) (2017 - 2018)
  • Internal Medicine Representative, Stanford Women in Medicine Leadership Council (2017 - 2018)
  • Team Leader, Resident Safety Council, Stanford Health Care (2016 - 2017)
  • Member, American College of Physicians (ACP) (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Biodesign and Innovation Pathway of Distinction (POD), Stanford Internal Medicine (2015 - 2018)
  • Student Co-Chair, American Medical Association / Massachusetts Medical Society, Harvard Chapter (2011 - 2012)
  • Student Co-Leader, Writers' Group, Harvard Medical School (2011 - 2012)
  • Intern, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (2011 - 2011)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director Primary Care for Cancer Survivorship, Stanford Health Care (2021 - Present)
  • Co-Director Stanford Internal Medicine East, Stanford Health Care (2023 - Present)


Practice Locations

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

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

Make An Appointment More Clinic Information » Getting Here »

Cancer Survivorship Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

Make An Appointment More Clinic Information » Getting Here »

Patient Ratings

(257 Ratings)

Overall Rating

View Ratings by Category

Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
Recommended to others
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others

How Our Ratings Work

The Patients Ratings and comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety.

Patient Satisfaction Survey Disclaimer

Patient Reviews

(201 reviews)

Ilana is a stellar care provider. One of the few fabulous doctors I have been lucky to work with in the course of my life. She is warm and caring, knowledgable, thoughtful, flexible, and generally just absolutely great. I am extremely grateful that my care is in her competent hands.
Dr Yurkiewicz is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, thorough, and I can’t say enough about how I appreciate her care.
Very good
Dr. Y is simply the best doctor I have ever seen and I'm so lucky to have her. I trust her decision making, she's logical and practical while still being extremely detailed and knowledgable. I'm so grateful to have such a brilliant doctor coordinate my care.
She was thorough and kind
She is very knowledgeable, compassionate and efficient.
As just noted, I am so very grateful for her. She is a model of skill and compassion. She is amazing at paying attention and genuinely sharing decision making with patients.
Very helpful and easy to talk to.
Dr Yurkiewicz is a great doctor when it comes to listening and addressing each patient issue or question besides being a great expert
She is exceptional
Excellent care
I love have Dr. Yurkiewicz as my primary doctor
The best
She is very personally
Thorough questions, listened, and came up with a plan to address my health issues. At my age, I've seen many doctors. Dr Yurkiewicz impressed me.
Dr. Y is an excellent listener!
Thank you for such outstanding medical care
Wonderful Dr., Easy to talk to ,very thorough . I feel very fortunate to have her as my Dr.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is the best GP or Internist I’ve ever had. She listens, is knowledgeable and especially kind and compassionate.
Dr Yurkiewicz is very detailed, great listener, she care about the patients and put them to ease.
Illana Yurkiewicz is an absolutely stellar health-care provider. She has wisdom, expertise, skill, and compassion. She listens, and she cares. Top marks.
She’s a great listener and very wise. I feel lucky to have her as a physician.
I have already recommended her.
Dr Yukiewicz knows how to listen and to communicate using a gentle, empathetic, thoughtful and realistic approach. She is great!
Ilana Yurkiewicz is an excellent doctor. I am very happy having her as a primary care physician.😀
Dr. Yurkiewicz is the absolute best. She's intelligent, caring, and makes her patients feel prioritized and heard. Highly recommend. Pease give her a raise, she's the best doctor I've ever had.
Thank you!
She's a kind, conscientious doctor that I like.
Thank you for such expert care!
Excellent interaction Informative Had patient involved in decisions Did careful review of current medications to advise use of new meds
Friendly, caring and easy communication
Very helpful in urgent care need today. Grateful for her empathy and support. Clear instructions. Answered questions.
I am hoping she is taking new patients because I have recommended her to my daughter and I want her to follow my daughter because she is so awesome!
I have the utmost confidence and respect for Dr. Yurkiewicz She is professional - pleasant - does not rush me - answers all my questions I am lucky to have her as my primary physician
The best primary care doctor ever!
Dr. Yurkiewicz is exceptional. No matter how busy she is, she makes time, she listens, she advices and encourages, she is both skillful and compassionate. I wish more physicians were like her!
Dr. Y is simply put the best doctor I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. She's personable, thoughtful, detailed, honest and direct, extremely intelligent, well researched and up to date, and well connected at Stanford health. She is everything you want in a just need to replicate her a few hundred times. :)
She is great
Ilana Yurkiewicz is an exceptional care giver. She is skilled, knowledgable, and compassionate. She gives of herself, she listens, she is open to doing whatit takes to help her patients. I am so impressed by her. 1 in 1 million.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is the best doctor that I ever had. She's a wonderful listener and communicator and cares about her patients.
Very nice, polite, patient and approachable. It wasn’t too stressful to talk to her (I usually get stressed talking to doctors).
Exceptionally Excellent Doctor
She is a wonderful doctor
Ilana is very easy to talk with and seemed to give me as much time as I needed. Older patients have more aches and pains and she is happy to oblige these and answer questions. She put me at ease about test results that had come back.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is compassionate, gracious, intelligent, patient, and willing to listen as well as explain her thinking. Her follow through is thorough and she is 100% consistent in her excellence.
Dr Yurkewicz was very thorough and answered all my questions. Plus she gave me a plan to get caught up on my preventative care
Exceptional care and support!
She is amazing. I lucked out to have selected her as my doctor. She listens, cares, and understands not only my physical health but my mental health and life situations.
Excellent communication and care
She is an excellent doctor!
Dr. Yurkiewicz is the best primary care physician I have ever had. Despite having many patients, she always makes me feel cared for and comes to every appointment informed on my history and current concerns. Dr. Yurkiewicz clearly discusses the next steps in the treatment plan and always follows up in a timely manner with results. She is empathetic and simply a joy to be around! I selfishly hope she never leaves Stanford Medicine!
Dr Ilana has empathy and you can feel her concern and love for her patients. Kudos!
Excellent care. Good hearted and kind. Personable. Competent. Gives her honest opinions. Easy to work with.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is an incredible provider. She is compassionate, careful, very knowledgable, and skilled. She never condescends, she is an excellent educator, and she manages to appear unhurried even though she is undoubtedly extremely busy. She listens carefully and is responsive. She is without question one of Stanford's treasures.
In my limited time with Dr. Yurkiewicz I find her professional, friendly, caring and focused on me and my needs which I value and greatly appreciate. Dr. Yurkiewicz treats the whole patient, not just the physical side of people and is very knowledgeable and willing to help me, which I also am grateful for. I am so glad that my husband and I have Dr. Yuriiewicz as our primary care physician.
Very professional, very knowledgeable, very pleasant, very impressive.
Hands down the best generalist I have ever seen. Genuinely cares abut her patients, is very intelligent and knowledgable, takes her time, and overall inspires great confidence and respect. My only concern is that she might leave Stanford. She is beyond outstanding.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is an excellent doctor. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and a good listener.
She is a wonderful doctor. I just think the world of her
Dr. Yurkiewicz is the best primary doctor I've ever had. She's so on top of things, and is extremely thorough, empathetic, and funny. I really enjoy seeing her both in person and on video, even when I'm sick.
Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz is the most amazing doctor. I'm so lucky that I'm her patient. She's a great listener and communicator and takes my concerns seriously. She's my favorite doctor.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is both efficient and very kind. I'm very satisfied with her as a primary care doctor.
Great doctor
Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz is a very kind and caring provider
Dr. Yurkiewicz is a great clinician. She listens, is compassionate, highly informed and intelligent. I couldn’t ask for more in a doctor.
My doctor is very engaged in my well being and health progress.
she's an excellent doctor thoughtful careful and extremely well prepared and knowledgeable
Excellent experience
Yurkiewicz was very knowledgeable, very professional, and very helpful.
Overall, with the new video technology, Dr. Yurkiewicz did an excellent job in listening to my health issues actively, provided appropriate advice and recommended follow up, if needed. Thank you, Dr. Yurkiewicz!!!
She is such an amazing doctor, so bright, thoughtful, detailed, diligent, and personable.
ilana yurkiewicz is one of the very few best care providers. she is warm, concerned intelligent, thoughtful, responsive, knowledgeable, and attentive. when she is with a patient, that patient has her full attention; she is not sitting with her back to you typing into a form. she gets a triple A triple plus from this complex patient.
Amazing — thank you! Best physician in my lifetime.
thorough, interested in my case, very competent
Dr Y was very attentive and sensitive for my health. I was very pleased with the visit.
She is excellent caring and kind doctor
Very good
Exceptional doctor.
She is absolutely great and truly listening to and appreciating my concerns.
She is excellent
Dr. Yurkiewicz is the best doctor I've ever had. She is a wonderful listener and communicator. I never feel rushed and she makes me feel like she can help me with all my medical problems.
Thank you for such outstanding care
She is superb: super skilled, compassionate and very inclusive
Dr.Lana is an excellent doctor. This is my second visit and she is very caring and professional . Wish I could find her earlier !out of most of the primary care doctors I have seen at Stanford she is the best primary care I had.
Excellent doctor!
Amazing doctor. So easy to communicate with. Very responsive to concerns.
Excellent doctor who listens to all questions carefully and answers thoughtfully.
Dr. Yurkiewicz continues to be a fantastic physician for my family and me. We've had the great fortune of working with her and her clinic, and they provide exceptional care, support, and are highly responsive. Thank you so much!
She is my new doctor and I think she's great. She's very thorough and smart. I like her communication style, very direct and caring.
Thank you for your guidance!
She is exceptional....skilled and compassionate and I am very grateful to have her as my doctor. I really trust her care.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is a brilliant, thoughtful, caring and one of the most thorough providers I have ever seen. She is so bright, asks great questions, communicates clearly, and gets to the root of issues. I am SO thankful to have found her, and will be sticking with her forever. Really a very impressive doctor.
She is an incredible care provider. Listens, thinks, responds. Expertise + concern and caring. I am profoundly lucky to be on her roster.
Excellent, listened, felt that she did her best to create a plan of care, felt confident in her abilities to answer questions that I had. I had confidence with her ability to give treatment for my current problems
Very attentive and helpful
Personable and competent is my first impression.
Excellent listener/friendly/knowledgeable
Dr. Yurkiewicz is very patient and attentive. She listened very carefully to all of my concerns and proposed treatments/solutions.
She is attentive and cares about her patients.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is very kind, very responsible and professional.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Dr. Yurkiewicz for the first time. She was extremely knowledgeable and had done her research regarding my health prior to our visit.
I’m really glad to have established care with Dr. Yurkiewicz. I felt really listened to, and reassured about my medical needs.
Makes an effort to understand the patient
She's a people person-has compassion...
I liked her very much
Had such a positive experience!!! Am thrilled to have found a PCP who focuses on patients with a history of cancer.
Love her so much. Have referred 3 people to her already.
I really felt listened to.
Great, informative session
She is brilliant, so helpful, and very thoughtful. Hands down the best provider I could ask for.
Excellent experience from beginning to end of my visit with Dr Hana and the lb.
She is a wonderful doctor.
Nothing but good to say about her
Dr. Yurkiewicz was prompt, thorough, and gentle. Highly Recommend.
Excellent care, patient and insightful. Thank you!
Super knowledgable and a great doctor.
Great Listener, Outstanding knowledge!
wonderful manner and keen interest in patient
Very personable and explained issues well.
My first visit, I found her to be an intelligent yet warm and caring doctorï¼ I felt great after the visit!
I could not be happier with my doctor and would recommend her without reservation.
Listens to what you are saying and very sincere.
she listens, she is intelligent, she is flexible , and she cares.
she was very thorough and helpful in understanding my health condition
The doctor was awesome
Excellent internist and excellent person.
Dr. Yurkiewicz was thorough, professional, and personable.
Felt like the provider was extremely informed regarding my medical history. I appreciated that i felt engaged in my own medical decision-making.
She takes attention to the patient
She's a very smart doctor.
very kind, professional, the best!
Dr. Ilana is knowledgeable and has a great attitude towards patients. Nice, smiling... definitely worth recommending.
Reassuring and encouraging conversation with Dr Ilana.
Really excellent connection with my new doctor! I try do my best to be healthy and my doctor will help my do that!
Dr. Yurkiewicz was wonderful and very patient explaining everything to me.
Dr. Yurkiewicz patiently listened to all of my concerns and provided very detailed explanation for potential cause and course of treatment.
Dr Yurkiewicz is outstanding, skilled and compassionate and a fantastically collaborative physician who really listens.
Listened to me patiently, understood what was important to me as a patient. I liked how she listened actively and paid close attention to whatever I mentioned (family history, past medical history, current living conditions etc.)
Outstanding care all around.
Smart, excellent rapport even at the end of a long week.
Dr Yurkiewicz is a very warm and caring doctor.
Ilana Yurkiewicz was very professional, prepared, listened and responded to my questions.
Exceptional care
She is excellent
Friendly and patient
Dr Y was very thorough and helpful. She helped me feel comfortable and I know I am in good hands.
Very caring, calm, really listened.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is extraordinary, both super skilled and extraordinarily compassionate. I feel very safe and blessed to be under her care.
My doctor listened carefully, understood my heath and made me feel that I had made the right decision choosing her as a doctor.
I feel very lucky to be under the care of Dr. Yurkiewizc.
Dr. Ilana Yurkiewicz is an exceptional MD. Very happy she has accepted me as her patient.
Excellent patient care
She is an excellent doctor.
Excellent visit. I love my new MD!
Everyone was incredibly friendly and caring. Amazing experience.
Great visit. Thanks!
I am a new patient at Stanford. The doctor is very friendly, easy to talk to, and shows genuine care for me.
Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating! Thanks!
Very patient and attentive. I felt well taken care of.
Exceptional care and thoroughness.
Everyone was so kind :)
Excellent overall experience from the check in to the medical assistant to the physician and to checkout.
The doctor is very attentive, kind and considerate. She genuinely cared about my health.
Excellent empathetic physician
thoughtful, listened, flexible, smart++
Really wonderful visit. I'm looking forward to building a lasting relationship at the practice.
I was very happy with Dr Yurkiewicz today although she is not my PCP. She was thorough, easy to talk to and knowledgeable.
Very helpful
She’s wonderful
Dr. Yurkiewicz was amazing. She was prepared, personable, gracious and down to earth. She is a great communicator, generous and brilliant. I know how lucky I am to have her as a primary doctor. If I had to dream up a doctor, Dr. Y. would fit the description. Thank you.
Very helpful and informative. She is easy to talk to and definitely cares about her patients.
Dr Y was very knowledgeable, empathetic and helpful. I very much appreciated being seen by her at such short notice. She was very reassuring and was able to quickly order all of the testing I needed and provide treatment recommendations.
Dr. Yurkiewicz is amazing! She is a great, empathetic listener. I had a great visit with her.
Good responses to my questions!
Fantastic on video visit. I was upset that I had to change to a video visit but was 100% satisfied once complete. She was thorough and took the time to walk through everything I wanted to talk about
An excellent visit!
Ilana provided excellent care. Would recommend to anyone.
I really like her!
Very compassionate and thorough
Very pleasant to talk to, felt she took time to answer all my questions/concerned, great bedside manner.
Excellent!!! Very helpful and understanding.
She’s great!
She is detailed, patient, concerned. Very satisfied.
Great doctor, I’m really excited to have her on my team!!
Dr. Yurkiewicz was very courteous and thorough.
I was very pleased meeting Dr Yurkiewicz. She asked me several questions and answered several questions. I believe the meeting was productive and I'm looking forward to having her as my primary doctor.
I am very pleased and happy with my visit with Dr. Yurjiewicz. She was very receptive, approachable and warm.
She was very attentive and kind
Dr. Yurkiewicz demonstrated her outstanding professional qualities and medical skills with gentleness, kindness and care.
She is excellent. How lucky that she will be at Stanford. I already referred a friend.
she was very engaging, thorough, and effective
I am very happy that I switched my primary care to Stanford as well
Dr Yurkiewicz was great. Happy to be her patient.
Thoughtful, present and effective
Ilana had a very pleasant and warm bedside manner and a quick and efficient diagnostic process with some thoughtful medical history follow up questions.
Very knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional doctor. Highly recommended.
She made me feel very comfortable. She gives her full attention to you when you're telling her something and responds appropriately.
She seemed very thorough and interested in a quick resolution to my issue.

View More »

Referring Physicians