Linda. M. Dairiki Shortliffe is the Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor of Urology Emerita at Stanford University. She previously served as Department Chair of Urology at Stanford University, President and Trustee of the American Board of Urology, and was a Hewlett Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and a Stanford University Clayman Institute Faculty Fellow.
Dr. Shortliffe served as Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bladder Research Program Review Group that produced the HHS document that guided benign bladder research and funding for over a decade: Overcoming Bladder Disease: a Strategic Plan For Research, as Deputy Chair of the NIH Consensus Panel on Impotence, as a member of NIDDK Special Grants Chartered Review Committee, NIH Urology Strategic Planning Committee, and on other NIH, NIDDK committees.
She examines basic mechanisms in prostatitis, effects of pregnancy and sex hormones on the urinary tract, urinary tract infections, and genitourinary imaging and physiology, and publishes in these areas. She is interested in advancing scientific and medical education and in this capacity served as an examiner, Trustee and President of the American Board of Urology (ABU) and member of the ABU/American Urological Association (AUA) Joint Exam Committee, President of the Society of University Urologists, Chair of the Society of Urology Chairs and Program Directors, Chair Urology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Chair of American Urological Association (AUA)/European Association of Urology Academic Fellowship Program, as an Associate Editor AUA News, and member of the American College Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Urology Residency Review Committee, and American Urological Association Council on Education, Publications, and Core Curriculum Steering Committees.
Dr. Shortliffe was a featured physician in the National Library of Medicine exhibit, "Changing the Face of Medicine," recipient of the 2016 New York Academy of Medicine Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal, 2015 American Urological Association Distinguished Service Award, 2012 Distinguished Alumnae of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Urology, 2008 Stanford University Asian Faculty Award, and included in Forty Careers in Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine 2000.
She is on the Board of Directors of Avenidas (nonprofit to support programs for older adults and their families), and a member of Dornier Aries Medical Advisory Board. She was a past independent Director of Vivus Inc., (public biopharmaceutical company), past member of Medical Advisory Board (Urology) Bayer Pharmaceutical, and Western Council of MedShare (MedShare.org; nonprofit to improve healthcare and environment via recycling and redistributing medical supplies).
She received her AB cum laude in History and Science from Radcliffe/Harvard College, MD from Stanford University, and completed urologic residency and chief residency at Stanford University Medical Center, and pediatric urological training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Shortliffe was appointed to the Council in 2017.