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  • Heather Truher Cousins

    Heather Truher Cousins

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [Vapahcs], Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Dr. Cousins is a clinician educator based at the Palo Alto VA. She is board certified in Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Cousins has an undergraduate degree from Stanford (Human Biology) and medical degree from the University of Chicago, and completed residency and fellowship at UCSF. She serves as medical director for the subacute nursing home (4C Short Stay CLC) at the Palo Alto VA, as well as for the VA Home Based Primary Care teams in Palo Alto and San Jose. Dr. Cousins serves as the primary faculty expert on geriatric palliative care for the Stanford Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. She is closely involved with teaching the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellows in the long term care setting and teaches the Geriatric-Palliative care thread for the fellowship core curriculum. Dr. Cousins is the VA site director for the Home Care Medicine rotation for the Stanford Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program. She also enjoys teaching history/physical and presentation skills to medical students in their second-year Practicum course. Her interests include supportive care for advanced cancer patients (especially head/neck cancer), nursing homes, home care medicine, transitions between care settings, elder abuse/neglect, and wound care.

  • Nancy Cuan, MD

    Nancy Cuan, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Bio Dr. Nancy Cuan is an internal medicine primary care physician at Stanford Coordinated Care (SCC). SCC is a primary care medicine practice that is a benefit for eligible members of the Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, SLAC and Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital community and their covered adult dependents with ongoing health conditions. More information, including a self-assessment to determine eligibility based on health condition(s) and health insurance, can be found at the Stanford Coordinated Care website.

    Prior to joining Stanford Coordinated Care, she had practiced for many years at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and helped with the resident training program there. She has had experience in working with patients with multiple ongoing medical conditions.

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