About Dr. Stein

Dr. Harise SteinDr. Stein is very happy to be an ob/gyn.  It has been her privilege to be involved in the lives of the many women she has met during her career.


BS – Stanford University
MD – Dartmouth Medical School
Ob/Gyn Residency  – Stanford Medical Center
California State License G-38790
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Present Academic Position – Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Ob/Gyn Dept.

Areas of Interest

  • Partnering with Patients
    Dr. Stein has always believed in creating a partnership with her patients, respecting their insights and intuition about what is going on with them.  She enjoys working with them to understand more about and to improve their health.
  • Mind-Body Medicine
    From seeing how life events impacted her patients’ health and well-being, Dr. Stein educated herself about mind-body medicine and trained in a variety of techniques.  She then expanded that awareness into the areas of burnout/resilience/care for caregivers in the helping professions, speaking to and training a variety of medical and community groups about self-care.
  • Effects of Abuse and Violence Against Women
    From her education in mind-body medicine, Dr. Stein realized the profound effects of abuse and violence on the health of women.  She has been a leader at Stanford Medical Center in raising awareness and training medical providers on this issue, served for 7 years on the Santa Clara Valley Domestic Violence Council, and writes a monthly newsletter updating providers, advocates and policy makers on the research health effects of abuse throughout the life cycle.


Dr. Stein is married and has two grown children, a computer software engineer and a veterinarian.  She enjoys classic movies, Sudoku, reading, and walking her very energetic dog.

Why does Dr. Stein have such an unusual practice?

Dr. Stein is a traditionally trained doctor who believes in the scientific method, healthy skepticism, and conservative prudence. However, she also believes that modern medicine can at times value science at the expense of humanity, and that certain things relating to the heart and soul of medicine–perhaps even the most important things–cannot be easily measured.  She has pioneered this unique practice because she believes so strongly that we have the power to influence our health for the better, through simple life changes in awareness, attitude, perspective and self-care.