Our Team

Stanford Leadership Team

Rebecca Sands, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical Chief, Section of Palliative Care

Co-Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Ashley Bragg

Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Sandy Chan, LCSW, APHSW-C

Director, Palliative Care and Geriatrics, Stanford Health Care

Heather Filipowicz, MS, RD

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

Josh Fronk, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, Outpatient Palliative Care

Shireen Heidari, MD

Director, Hospice and Palliative Fellowship

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine 

Inpatient Palliative Care

Karl Lorenz, MD, MSHS

Professor of Medicine

Research Chief, Section of Palliative Care

Co-Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Tim Seay-Morrison, EdD, LCSW

Interim Vice President for Ambulatory Care, Stanford Health Care

Heather Shaw, RN, MS, GNP-BC

Manager, Inpatient Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics

Torrey Simons, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care

Mary Song, MPH

Manager, Outpatient Palliative Care

Colleen Vega, CNS, MS, ACHPN, DNP

Lead Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Inpatient Palliative Care

Stanford Faculty

Keri Brenner, MD, MPA

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Psychiatrist

 

Josef Hannah, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

East Bay Site Director

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto, Pleasanton and Emeryville

Stephanie Harman, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

 

Felicia Hui, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Kavitha Ramchandran, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Grant Smith, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Inpatient Palliative Care

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Sandy Trieu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, San Jose Outpatient Palliative Care

Winnie Teuteberg, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Cinical Director, Serious Illness Care Program

Palo Alto VA Faculty

Barbara Egan, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Affiliated)

Palo Alto VA, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Jon Fuller, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Affiliated)

Deputy Chief of Staff, Extended Care & Palliative Medicine at VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Karleen Giannitrapani, PhD MPH

Instructor, Division of Primary Care and Population Health

Associate Director, Quality Improvement Resource Center for VA Palliative Care

Kimberly Hiroto, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Affiliated)

Clinical Psychology and Palliative Care

Gary Hsin, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Affiliated)

Chief of Palliative Medicine, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

VJ Periyakoil, MD

Professor of Medicine

Anne Rohlfing, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Affiliated), Palliative Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Stanford Clinicians

Gary Bertuccelli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Connie Carr, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Inpatient Palliative Care

Alex Chadwick, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Sarah Chobot, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Inpatient Palliative Care

Lauren Dolan, RN, BSN, OCN

Outpatient Nurse Coordinator

Outpatient Palliative Care

Sara Dominick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Natalie Dickson, CNS, ACHPN

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Inpatient Palliative Care

Lisa Gustafson, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Jeong Min Jung, LCSW, APHSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Jacelyn Hill, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amy Keeley, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Inpatient Palliative Care

Carrie Mancini, NP

Outpatient / Inpatient Palliative Care (Relief)

Breast Oncology

Kafunyi Mwamba, DVM, DMin, BCC

Spiritual Care Provider

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto, Emeryville and Pleasanton

Anna Nikitina, BCC

Spiritual Care Provider

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

In Eui Oh, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Mike Polisso, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Inpatient Palliative Care

Kim Sickler, CNS, MS, ACHPN

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Chris Szura-Shen, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Inpatient Palliative Care

Eloise Theisen, NP, AGPCNP-BC APP 

Outpatient Palliative Care

Karen Yung, LCSW, APHSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Debbie Williams, NP, CNS

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cancer Center

Child and Family Guidance

Ana Stafford, LCSW

Manager, Family Guidance and Children's Support Program

Megan Magruder, LMSW

Clinical Social Worker

Amy Rattazzi, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Julia Wedeles, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ellen Zemarkowitz, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Stanford Staff

Ann Cao-Nasalga, MBA

Program Coordinator

Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Lan Nguyen

Patient Care Coordinator

Outpatient Palliative Care, Palo Alto

Gizelle Snowden-Jones

Program/Project Coordinator

Section of Palliative Care

Olivia Tigre-Nerimora, MHA

Project Coordinator

Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Reyna Torres

Patient Care Coordinator

Outpatient Palliative Care, San Jose

Precious Woodson

Patient Care Coordinator III

Outpatient Palliative Care, Emeryville