Biography


Dr. Yurkiewicz is a primary care doctor with board certification in internal medicine and fellowship training in hematology and oncology. 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.

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.

Dr. Yurkiewicz is the author of the upcoming book Fragmented: A Doctor’s Quest to Piece Together American Health Care coming from the publisher W.W. Norton in 2023.

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


Professional Education
  • 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)

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

Publications

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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(76 Ratings)

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(38 reviews)

Great visit. Thanks!
Everyone was very welcoming and accommodating! Thanks!
Very patient and attentive. I felt well taken care of.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Dr. Yurkiewicz was very courteous and thorough.
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 already have referred a friend.
I am very happy that I switched my primary care to Stanford as well
Thoughtful, present and effective
Dr Yurkiewicz was great. Happy to be her patient.
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 seemed very thorough and interested in a quick resolution to my issue.
She made me feel very comfortable. She gives her full attention to you when you're telling her something and responds appropriately.

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