Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Lidia Schapira, MD

Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
Stanford Health Care/Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA

Dr. Lidia Schapira is Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Cancer Survivorship at the Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Institute. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and trained at the Beth Israel Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Schapira specializes in the care of women with breast cancer and of all cancer survivors.

Dr. Schapira's clinical research is dedicated to improving quality of life and health outcomes for people living with cancer and their caregivers. She is a co-investigator in a longitudinal study of young women with breast cancer based at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Schapira has pioneered research and training in communication skills for cancer clinicians and is currently designing novel programs to equip cancer patients to meet the challenges of living with a life-altering illness. Through mentoring, teaching and writing, Dr. Schapira has contributed to training oncologists to recognize the importance of attending to the social and emotional dimensions of care.

Dr. Schapira is a former member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School and a Consultant editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and is a Fellow of ASCO (FASCO).

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Last reviewed: August 2018