Dr. Shanafelt was appointed the first Chief Wellness Officer for Stanford Medicine, effective September 2017. He also serves as Director for the WellMD Center at Stanford Medicine and as Associate Dean for the Stanford School of Medicine.
Dr. Tait Shanafelt received his medical degree from the University of Colorado, where he received the Hippocrates Award as the “Physician’s physician,” the Golden Head Cane Award as the outstanding student in internal medicine, and the Robert E. Glazer Award for leadership and service. Tait later went on to a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, where he received both the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellow Award and the Summerskill award for outstanding scientific research.
Prior to his move to Stanford, Dr. Shanafelt joined the faculty of the Mayo Clinic Division of Hematology in 2005 and was a Professor of Medicine and Hematology. He completed a 3-year term as the President of the Mayo Clinic Voting Staff. Dr. Shanafelt spent 70% of his time developing new therapies for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was the principal investigator on two R01 grants from the National Cancer Institute and was also the PI on numerous clinical trials testing new treatments for patients with CLL.
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