Bio


Dr. Takudzwa Shumba is a family medicine clinician-educator with particular interests in preventative medicine, women's health, pediatrics, integrative medicine and global health. She was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Prior to beginning medical school at Stanford, she completed a Master's in Public Health at Yale, with a focus in global health. She has been involved in public health projects in Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and mainland China and Kenya. She completed her residency at Stanford Health Care - O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine in San Jose, prior to joining faculty at Stanford Family Medicine. LGBTQQI friendly.

She is currently the Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Division Global Health faculty lead, PCPH DEI faculty lead, Co-director of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program and Course Director of the undergraduate seminar “Decolonizing Global Health.”

Clinical Focus


  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2014) CA
  • Residency: O'Connor Hospital (2017) CA
  • BS, Yale College, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (2007)
  • MPH, Yale School of Public Health, Global Health (2008)
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Concentration: Health Services and Policy Research (2014)
  • Residency, Stanford Health Care - O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Family Medicine (2017)
  • Integrative Medicine Certificate, Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine (2017)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2017)

2021-22 Courses