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Our Team

Attending or Faculty Physician

Attending physicians are faculty members who teach and conduct research at Stanford University School of Medicine. He/She is an expert in a particular medical specialty and is responsible for your overall care.


Working closely with the attending physician, the fellow is a key member of your care team. A fellow has graduated from medical school, completed a residency training program, and is in a specialty training program such as Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Hematology, or Bone Marrow Transplantation.


You may be evaluated by a resident during your care. A resident has graduated from medical school and is in his/her postgraduate training.

Medical Student

During your appointment, a medical student may first examine you and present your case to the attending physician or team. Stanford medical students are among the best nationally.

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has advanced education and clinical training in a health care specialty area. Most nurse practitioners have also received national certification in their specialty areas. Our nurse practitioners have extensive training in caring for oncology patients. They work closely with the attending physicians to assure coordination of care.


Clinic nurses are specially trained and experienced in caring for cancer patients. They provide a wide range of services at each clinic. The clinic nurses work in consultation with the physician to coordinate treatments, manage the plan of care, and provide education.

Clinic Manager

The manager is responsible for the overall operation of the clinic and staff.

Social Worker

Social workers offer many services to patients and their families. The Stanford Cancer Center has many experienced Licensed Clinical Social Workers who specialize in meeting the unique needs of our patients and their families.

Radiation Therapist

Working under the supervision of a faculty Radiation Oncologist, our highly skilled radiation therapists are responsible for the delivery of radiation treatments. They observe the clinical progress of patients undergoing radiation therapy and maintain daily patient records.

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants help the physicians by measuring your weight, blood pressure, and temperature. They will escort you to an exam room and provide technical assistance with procedures

Administrative Staff

All of our staff are sensitive to your special needs as a patient. They will help with scheduling appointments and tests. If they cannot answer your question, they will direct you to the appropriate person.

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