Our Team

Providing Care With an Interdisciplinary Team

An Interdisciplinary Team

Our palliative care team knows that living with a serious illness can affect your health across many dimensions. Whether it is physical, psychological, social, or spiritual distress that is impacting you, our team works together to do our best to help address your concerns.

To address your and your family's needs, we use an interdisciplinary model. This means that providers from multiple disciplines (doctors, nurses, social workers, and spiritual care providers) all work together to care for you and your family and/or caregiver/s.

Leadership Team

Stephanie Harman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical Chief, Section of Palliative Care

Co-Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Tim Seay-Morrison, EdD, LCSW

Executive Director, Ambulatory Care and Service Lines, Stanford Health Care

Ashley Bragg

Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Torrey Simons, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care

Josh Fronk, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, Outpatient Palliative Care

Karl Lorenz, MD, MSHS

Professor of Medicine

Research Chief, Section of Palliative Care

Co-Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Sandy Chan, LCSW, APHSW-C

Director, Palliative Care and Geriatrics, Stanford Health Care

Winnie Teuteberg, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Quality Improvement Chief, Section of Palliative Care

Heather Shaw, MSN, GNP-BC

Manager, Inpatient Palliative Care

Mary Song, MPH

Manager, Outpatient Palliative Care

Faculty

Rebecca Aslakson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Josef Hannah, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto and Emeryville

Felicia Hui, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Grant Smith, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Keri Brenner, MD, MPA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Psychiatrist

Inpatient Palliative Care

Shireen Heidari, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Kavitha Ramchandran, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Sandy Trieu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, San Jose Outpatient Palliative Care

Clinicians

Gary Bertuccelli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Ven. Zhiyun Cai, BCC, PhD

Spiritual Care Provider

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Natalie Normandin, CNS

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Inpatient Palliative Care

Amy Holm, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Inpatient Palliative Care

Jeong Min Jong, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Anna Nikitina, BCC

Spiritual Care Provider

Inpatient Palliative Care

Saba Safari, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Inpatient Palliative Care

Colleen Vega, CNS, MS, ACHPN

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Inpatient Palliative Care

Sarah Chabot, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Inpatient Palliative Care

Alex Chadwick, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Lisa Gustafson, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Lucia Hollowell, MSW

Social Work Clinician

Inpatient Palliative Care

Kafunyi Mwamba, DVM, DMin, BCC

Spiritual Care Provider

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto and Emeryville

In Eui Oh, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Kim Sickler, CNS

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Karen Yung, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Staff

Lan Nguyen

Patient Care Coordinator

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Gizelle Snowden-Jones

Administrative Assistant

Section of Palliative Care

Reyna Torres

Patient Care Coordinator

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Claire Bleymaier, MPH, RN, BSN

Project Manager

Palliative Care Health Education, Engagement and Promotion