Bio


Dr. Harise Stein has multiple clinical, teaching and administrative roles at Stanford in addition to her private practice in Mountain View.

-- Stanford Physician PRN Support Director (wellmd.stanford.edu/get-help/prn-support.html), having served as an initial member of the peer support program, a peer support trainer, and author of the peer support manual. In addition, for 8 years, up until January 2019, she served as the WellMD Newsletter editor, and was the creator and webmaster for the WellMD website (wellmd.stanford.edu). She is a frequent speaker on topics of burnout and resilience for medical and community groups.

-- Founder and Co-Chair of Stanford Family Abuse Prevention Council, teaching medical and community members about the health effects, recognition and management of partner and family abuse. She has created Stanford websites for domestic abuse (domesticabuse.stanford.edu), child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking, as well as a monthly abuse research summary (abuseresearch.info) that goes out to a large national and international audience of clinicians, researchers, advocates and policy makers. In addition, she served for seven years as a Commissioner for on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and has been a member of the LPCH Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee since its formation.

-- Director of Stanford Ob/Gyn Preoperative Mind-Body Support program, preparing patients in ob and gyn clinics for upcoming surgery using various techniques including education, mindfulness, relaxation and positive psychology. She is a founding member of the Stanford Integrative Medicine Society and webmaster for the website integrativemedicine.stanford.edu.

Through her many years of caring for patients and fellow physicians, she has come to believe that the most important root factor in health and well-being is the power of relationships - how family members treat each other, the impact of an optimal patient-physician interaction, and the support of medical colleagues by and for each other and their relationship with their institution.

Administrative Appointments


  • Director, Physician PRN Support Program, Stanford Medicine (2019 - Present)
  • Director, Physician Peer Support Program, Stanford Medicine (2016 - 2019)
  • Webmaster and Newsletter Editor, WellMD Center (2011 - 2019)
  • Member, LPCH Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Co-Chair and Webmaster, Family Abuse Prevention Council, Stanford Medicine (2007 - Present)
  • Director, Patient Mind-Body Surgery Support Program, Stanford Ob/Gyn Dept. (2004 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency, Stanford Medical Center, Ob/Gyn (1981)
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School, Medicine (1977)
  • BS, Stanford University, Biology (1974)

All Publications


  • The Health of Women and Children After Surviving Intimate Partner Violence VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Ragavan, M., Bruce, J., Lucha, S., Jayaraman, T., Stein, H., Chamberlain, L. 2017; 23 (10): 1205–27
  • Abuse and Violence Against Women Precis: Primary and Preventive Care Stein, H., Blumenthal, P. ACOG. 2009; 4th
  • Abuse and Assault: A National Health Crisis for Women Stein, H. Stanford Women's Health. 2008
  • Patient Centered Imagery in Obstetrics International Journal of Childbirth Education Stein, H. 2007; 22: 13-15
  • Mindful Medicine Stein, H. Dartmouth Medicine. 2007 64
  • What is Mind-Body Medicine, and How Can it be used in Ob/Gyn? Stein, H. 2006: 168
  • Practicum: Quick, Simple and Effective Beginning Relaxation Techniques Stein, H. 2006: 169
  • What Can Patients Tell Us about Improving their Experience of Gynecologic Surgery? Stein, H. 2005: 71