Dr. Linda Shortliffe, MD

Dr. Linda Shortliffe, MD

Pediatric Urology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Linda Shortliffe, MD is a pediatric urology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from Stanford University in 1975 and specializes in pediatric urology.

725 Welch Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact Information

(650) 723-9779

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 43% of peers
Undescended Testicles
more than 16% of peers
more than 16% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shortliffe "As a pediatric urologist, I try to give care to children that optimizes current knowledge of their medical problems and individualizes their management while considering their long-term health safety. These goals are part of my practice with children and my interests in advancing knowledge that will improve medical care. As a result of these interests, my studies focus on improving imaging by decreasing radiation and on better understanding of urologic conditions to minimize surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Urology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

19  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Uroflowmetry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard University ( and Radcliffe College)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Stanford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Chief Resident Urology, Stanford University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • General Surgery Internship, Stanford University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • General Surgery, Tufts-New England Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Urology Residency, Stanford University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Children'S Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Fellow, Clayman Institute, Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard University)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shortliffe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shortliffe to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shortliffe's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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