Division of Oncology

in the Department of Medicine

Welcome to the Division of Oncology, a center of excellence in patient care, medical education, and state-of-the-art research. Cancer is a major public health problem and it is also an exciting challenge for discovery and innovation. 

Message from the Chief

A welcome message from the the Division of Oncology's chief, Dr. George W. Sledge Jr.

Open Positions

The Division of Oncology is seeking qualified faculty for several open positions.  Successful applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified or board-eligible in Medical Oncology, and have a history of significant peer-reviewed funding. 

Our Mission

  • To engage in research to create the future of cancer care
  • To provide the best in care for cancer patients
  • To train physicians for careers in academic medicine and research



Manali Patel
Dr. Manali Patel is a new Assistant Professor (MCL) with a focus on Health Services Research. Manali received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, where she also received a Master’s degree in public health and her medical degree. She moved to Stanford in 2006, where she did both her residency as well as her Hematology-Oncology Fellowship. Subsequently she received a KL2 training award, pursued an Outcomes Research fellowship, and completed a Maste'rs in Health Services Research. She has been an Instructor in our division since 2013, and has served on the staff of the Palo Alto VA Hospital. We are delighted to have her join our ranks.

Tyler Johnson
Dr. Tyler Johnson has joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in the CE line, as a member of our Gastrointestinal Oncology group. Many of you know Tyler from his years here at Stanford, first as a resident (including his tenure as Chief Resident for the Department) and then subsequently as a fellow in our program.  A graduate (Magna Cum Laude) of Brigham Young University, Tyler received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Both prior to coming to Stanford, and during his training here, Tyler has been active as a teacher, and he will continue this in his new role.

Lidia Schapira

Join me in welcoming Dr. Lidia Schapira to the Division of Oncology. Dr. Schapira joins us from the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Schapira was recruited to head SHC’s Survivorship program, an area of interest for which she has gained a national reputation. She has an extensive publication record in the survivorship area, is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and has received ASCO’s Statesman Award for service to the society. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for ASCO’s Cancer.net (ASCO’s website for the public). In addition to leading the growing SHC Survivorship program, Dr. Schapira will also be a member of our Breast Cancer CCP. We are delighted to have such a talented physician as part of the Oncology division.

  • Faculty Spotlight - Sigurdis Haraldsdottir, MD

    Sigurdis Haraldsdottir, MD (assistant professor, Hematology/Oncology), is a recent (October 2015) newcomer to the Department of Medicine faculty. She is a native of Iceland, a fact that colors her professional interests as well as the ways she chooses to spend her free time.