Sarita Khemani

Sarita Khemani, MD
Head, Lifestyle Medicine Stress Neuroscience
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Sarita Khemani is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurosurgery Hospital Medicine physician. Her clinical focus is preventing and treating medical complications in hospitalized neurosurgical patients in the postoperative setting. Her interests include the intersection of health and technology to optimize a healthy lifespan, innovations in neuroscience, and women’s health.


Dr. Khemani has served as Director of perioperative medicine rotations for Stanford medicine residents, medical students, and physician assistant students. She is the recipient of Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Khemani is also the founder and co-director of Stanford Medicine Clinical Summer Internship, a globally recognized program for premed students. The program provides numerous scholarships to minority/underrepresented students to empower future leaders in medicine.


Dr. Khemani has been an invited speaker at various medical conferences and meetings. In addition, she was invited to speak at the Stanford Neurosurgery Grand Rounds and give the keynote speech at the Stanford Physician Assistant student graduation ceremony. She has appeared as a guest on various media outlets in the US and as a medical expert on international television. Dr. Khemani is a member of the American College of Physicians and currently serves on the Stanford Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Hospital Medicine Wellness Committee.