Walter Park

Gastroenterologist, Pancreas specialist, GI specialist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Digestive Health Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Digestive Health Center - Endoscopy Suite at Stanford

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Digestive Health Center at Blake Wilbur Building

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2009) CA

Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Internal Medicine Residency Training Program (2006) CA

Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)

Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003) MD

Administrative Appointments

Medical Director, Pancreas Clinic, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2012 - Present)

Getting the dead out: modern treatment strategies for necrotizing pancreatitis.
Dua, M. M., Worhunsky, D. J., Amin, S., Louie, J. D., Park, W. G., & Visser, B. C. (2014). Getting the dead out: modern treatment strategies for necrotizing pancreatitis. Digestive diseases and sciences, 59(9), 2069-2075.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Wong, R. J., Longacre, T. A., Poultsides, G., Park, W., & Rothenberg, M. E. (2013). Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 58(11), 3112-3116.

Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine
Park, W. G., Wu, M., Bowen, R., Zheng, M., Fitch, W. L., & Peltz, G. (2013). Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 78(2), 295-?.

Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine.
Park, W. G., Wu, M., Bowen, R., Zheng, M., Fitch, W. L., & Peltz, G. (2013). Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 78(2), 295-302 e2.

The Epidemiology of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis, Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample From 1998 to 2007
Chen, Y., Zak, Y., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Park, W., & Visser, B. C. (2013). The Epidemiology of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis, Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample From 1998 to 2007. PANCREAS, 42(1), 1-5.

How to value technological innovation: a proposal for determining relative clinical value.
Ladabaum, U., Brill, J. V., Sonnenberg, A., Shaheen, N. J., Inadomi, J., & Pasricha, P. J. (2013). How to value technological innovation: a proposal for determining relative clinical value. Gastroenterology, 144(1), 5-8.

Diagnostic Utility of Metabolomic-Derived Biomarkers for Pancreatic Cysts
Park, W. G., Wu, M., Bowen, R., Zheng, M., Fitch, W. L., & Peltz, G. (2012). Diagnostic Utility of Metabolomic-Derived Biomarkers for Pancreatic Cysts. PANCREAS, 41(8), 1394-1394.

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Radiographic Calcifications Correlate with Grade and Metastasis
Poultsides, G. A., Huang, L. C., Chen, Y., Visser, B. C., Pai, R. K., & Norton, J. A. (2012). Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Radiographic Calcifications Correlate with Grade and Metastasis. ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 19(7), 2295-2303.

Endoscopic mucosal resection with an over-the-counter hyaluronate preparation
Friedland, S., Kothari, S., Chen, A., Park, W., & Banerjee, S. (2012). Endoscopic mucosal resection with an over-the-counter hyaluronate preparation. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 75(5), 1040-1044.

Diagnostic accuracy of cyst fluid amphiregulin in pancreatic cysts
Tun, M. T., Pai, R. K., Kwok, S., Dong, A., Gupta, A., & Park, W. G. (2012). Diagnostic accuracy of cyst fluid amphiregulin in pancreatic cysts. BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY, 12.

Adult Intestinal Malrotation: When Things Turn the Wrong Way
Palmer, O. P., Rhee, H. H., Park, W. G., & Visser, B. C. (2012). Adult Intestinal Malrotation: When Things Turn the Wrong Way. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 57(2), 284-287.

Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas
Plerhoples, T. A., Ahdoot, M., DiMaio, M. A., Pai, R. K., Park, W. G., & Poultsides, G. A. (2011). Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 56(5), 1295-1298.

Screening for pancreatic cancer: what can cyst fluid analysis tell us?
Park, W. G. (2011). Screening for pancreatic cancer: what can cyst fluid analysis tell us?. F1000 medicine reports, 3, 3-?.

Diagnostic Performance of Cyst Fluid Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Amylase in Histologically Confirmed Pancreatic Cysts
Park, W. G.-U., Mascarenhas, R., Palaez-Luna, M., Smyrk, T. C., O'Kane, D., & Chari, S. T. (2011). Diagnostic Performance of Cyst Fluid Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Amylase in Histologically Confirmed Pancreatic Cysts. PANCREAS, 40(1), 42-45.

EUS-guided gold fiducial insertion for image-guided radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer: 50 successful cases without fluoroscopy
Park, W. G., Yan, B. M., Schellenberg, D., Kim, J., Chang, D. T., & Van Dam, J. (2010). EUS-guided gold fiducial insertion for image-guided radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer: 50 successful cases without fluoroscopy. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 71(3), 513-518.

Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: Decision-Making with Limited Information
Park, W. G., & Chari, S. T. (2010). Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: Decision-Making with Limited Information. PANCREATOLOGY, 10(2-3), 142-143.

Election year fever? Voting on EUS criteria for chronic pancreatitis
Park, W. G., & Van Dam, J. (2009). Election year fever? Voting on EUS criteria for chronic pancreatitis. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 69(7), 1262-1263.

Painless Jaundice and Bilaterally Enlarged Sub-mandibular Glands in an Elderly Man
Park, W. G., Pai, R., Ro, K., & Lowe, A. W. (2009). Painless Jaundice and Bilaterally Enlarged Sub-mandibular Glands in an Elderly Man. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 54(3), 488-490.

Prevalence of nonpolypoid (flat and depressed) colorectal neoplasms in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults
Soetikno, R. M., Kaltenbach, T., Rouse, R. V., Park, W., Maheshwari, A., & Friedland, S. (2008). Prevalence of nonpolypoid (flat and depressed) colorectal neoplasms in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 299(9), 1027-1035.

Injection therapies for variceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract
Park, W. G., Yeh, R. W., & Triadafilopoulos, G. (2008). Injection therapies for variceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 67(2), 313-323.

Injection therapies for nonvariceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract
Park, W. G., Neh, R. W., & Triadafilopoulos, G. (2007). Injection therapies for nonvariceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 66(2), 343-354.

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B: an update.
Morgan, M., Park, W., & Keeffe, E. B. (2007). Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B: an update. Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica, 53(1), 25-41.

Giant gastric ulcers in chronic spinal cord injury patients
Park, W. G., Rouse, R. V., Kahng, L. S., Bastidas, J. A., Meinke, L., & Soetikno, R. M. (2007). Giant gastric ulcers in chronic spinal cord injury patients. DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, 19(1), 36-39.

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B.
Park, W., & Keeffe, E. B. (2004). Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica, 50(4), 289-303.