Course Directors


Lidia Schapira, MD

Lidia serves as Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Stanford and is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology). She is a medical oncologist with a practice dedicated to treating breast cancer and has had the privilege of guiding her patients through all the phases of the cancer experience. Through her clinical work, she realized that many patients needed to understand that life and health after cancer would likely be different, and this led her to become actively involved in research and advocacy for people living with cancer and their family caregivers. In addition to her clinical work and research, Lidia serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s website for the public, and is committed to bringing expert vetted quality information to the community of cancer survivors and their clinicians.

Stephanie Smith, MD MPH

Stephanie is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is currently a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellow at Stanford. She has a long-standing interest in the care of cancer survivors throughout the life course, and this was a key factor in her decision to pursue joint training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Through their own experiences with cancer, numerous family members and friends have taught her that the impact of a cancer diagnosis does not end with the end of cancer treatment. The cancer experience has lasting effects on individuals, their families, and their communities. She passionately believes that as health care providers, we owe it to our patients and their families to learn more about all of the ways that cancer has impacted their lives, so that we can give them the best care possible.

Jennifer Kim, MD

Dr. Kim is a primary care doctor who completed her Internal Medicine training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Kim started the Primary Care Cancer Survivorship clinic at Stanford with Dr. Lidia Schapira in February 2018. Dr. Kim became interested in Cancer Survivorship as a way to enhance her care of her primary care patients who are cancer survivors. One year after starting her Primary Care Survivorship clinic, Dr. Kim feels strongly that this experience has made her a better primary care doctor and has meaningfully expanded both her knowledge and perspective on Survivorship. Dr. Kim has presented posters at multiple national and regional conferences about her experiences in the Primary Care Survivorship clinic as well as giving local talks to other primary care doctors and specialists. She is dedicated to creating resident and faculty education about Survivorship to encourage the awareness and comfort of other providers in caring for our many cancer survivors.