Dr. Takudzwa Shumba is a family medicine clinician-educator with particular interests in global health equity, preventative medicine, women's health, pediatrics and integrative medicine. 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. After several years as a continuity primary care provider at Stanford Family Medicine, she transitioned to providing quality same day access for acute patient needs.

She is currently Co-director of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) program, Associate Director of the Clinical Summer Internship (CSI), Course Director of the undergraduate seminar “Decolonizing Global Health,” and Co-Director of the "Social and Environmental Determinants of Health" elective. She is a California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Fellow (2020-2022) and Presidential Leadership Scholar (2022). She previously served as the Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Division Global Health faculty lead and PCPH DEI faculty lead.

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-director, Stanford Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) (2021 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Stanford Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) (2023 - Present)
  • Council Member, Stanford DOM CE Advisory Council (2023 - Present)
  • Global Health Faculty Lead, Stanford Primary Care and Population Health Division (2019 - 2023)
  • DEI Faculty Lead, Stanford Primary Care and Population Health Division (2020 - 2023)

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Rathmann Family Foundation Fellowship in Patient-Centered Care (2023-2024)
  • Honors Scholar, Stanford Health Professions Education and Scholarship Program (formerly CTSS) (2022-2023)
  • Scholar, Presidential Leadership Scholars (2022)
  • New Faculty Scholar Award, Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (2021)
  • Fellow, California Health Care Foundation (2020-2022)
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, Stanford (Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription) Scribe Fellowship (2020)
  • Fellow, UCSF Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Scholar, STFM Medical Student Educators Development Institute (2018-2019)

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)

2023-24 Courses