Division of Oncology Welcomes Three New Faculty

The Department of Medicine is excited to welcome three faulty members to its Division of Oncology: Curtis Chong, Fauzia Riaz and Shagufta Shaheen. Each of these individuals brings an impressive record of academic pursuits focused on advancing care for and treatment of this disease. Learn more about our new team members here:

Curtis Chong

Curtis Chong, MD,  PhD, is a new clinical assistant professor of oncology. He will work in the clinician educator line with the Phase I Group, and will also act as a general medical oncologist in the UHA Group in Redwood City. Prior to joining Stanford, Curtis worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where he was an active participant their Phase I Program. He completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2015.

Fauzia Riaz 

Fauzia Riaz, MD,  is a new clinical assistant professor specializing in breast oncology. With a strong interest in palliative care, Riaz will work in the Women’s Cancer Center in both patient care and clinical research. She joins Stanford from Yale, where she trained as a Hematology/Oncology fellow this past year. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown, and also served as chief resident of the program.


Shagufta Shaheen

Shagufta Shaheen, MD, joins as a clinical assistant professor. Shaheen will split her outpatient clinic time between the GI group and neuroendocrine group, and will support the Department’s inpatient oncology work. She may be a familiar face having recently completed advanced fellowship training in Neuroendocrine Tumors on campus. She trained as a Hematology/Oncology fellow at Loma Linda, and also served as a hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital.