Biography


Ranjana H. Advani, MD is the Saul Rosenberg Professor of Lymphoma and serves as the Physician Leader of the Lymphoma Clinical Care Program. She specializes in research and treatment of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and has developed a broad collaborative investigative program, encompassing clinical trials and translational correlates. She is the Principle Investigator on numerous clinical trials. She currently serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) non Hodgkin and Hodgkin Lymphoma (vice chair) guidelines panel, Lymphoma Core Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Steering Committee.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2009)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hematology and Oncology Fellowship (1996) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1990) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (1987) CA
  • Medical Education: Bombay University (1982) India

Administrative Appointments
  • Lymphoma DMG leader, Stanford Cancer Institute (2010 - Present)

Publications

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Practice Locations


Lymphoma Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Lymphoma Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(182 Ratings)

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(134 reviews)

She is very much an expert in the cancer I have and I trust her advice.
I've put complete faith in her treatment decisions for over five years. I've trusted her with my life completely. Her judgement and experience are very important. But more important is her honestly laying out possibilities and having the integrity to state we cannot know outcomes until they happen. She has an ability to emphathize which is very reassuring. But she does not deal in false hopes. I have come to understand my fate will occur but what will occur is unknowable. It is that spiritual insight that has helped me cope with an incurable disease.
Continue to believe Stanford is the BEST!
She focuses on me as a whole person. I appreciate that she will pursue all possibilities before jumping into treatment.
She is the most thourough, diligent, knowlegeable and focused doctor I have ever interacted with. She literally has saved my life so I am indebted to her
I have been provided excellent care and service by all of the staff at Stanford
Friendly staff, thorough exam, wonderful Nurse Practitioner and fantastic doctor!
I look forward to seeing her again soon!
Dr. Advani is a gem. She’s smart, kind, and listens. I am fortunate to be treated and cured by her and her team.
Excellent Service
Dr Advani and her staff are an excellent group….good listeners, caring. Kudos to May, Selma, and the medical staff who responds so quickly to emails.
She is the best of the best when it comes to Lymphoma. Very professional and thorough
Great doctor
Friendly and helpful
Stanford hospital staff is excellent, as always
I actually HAVE recommended Dr. Advani to a friend looking for treatment after lymphoma diagnosis. He saw Dr. Advani and became her patient. She's THE BEST!
I have already mentioned my experience at Stanford to all my friends
She is a wonderful caring physician.
She has been following my case and I came away feeling like I’ve been given good advice. She is not my primary oncologist but has been advising my doctor so it may be a little different than other cases. She did recommend a surgeon at Stanford and made the connection happen quickly it seems, as they called me later the same day. So, again happy.
The best in class for docs
Dr. Advani is the best!!!
She is great. I couldn’t feel better.
I have met with Dr. Advani twice (once in person and once over a video call) and I am very impressed with her concern for the patient. Going through a cancer diagnosis for the third time with all that entails, it is extremely important to me to have someone I feel is not only competent but also caring.
She is a wonderful doctor
Excellent MD
Dr. Advani is superb
Dr. Advani is simply the best, warm, relational and so knowledgeable.
Ihave told everyone who has ask what a great job you do
Very knowledgeable with good bedside manner as well. You don’t find THAT every day!
One of the finest doctors and person we have ever met. We will never forget her and feel so fortunate to be one of her patients
Dr. Advani is a dedicated, amazing physician.
She is excellent, obviously pays attention to concerns and puts thought into her diagnoses.
Excellent medical professional as is her staff
I can't hardly express the care, consideration, expertise & reassurance I received from the doctors & nurses! My husband & I felt I am getting THE BEST care.
The entire team was caring, informative and efficient.
Clearly an experienced doctor. she had taken time to study my case before the consult and gave thought to the best way to proceed with a somewhat puzzling case.
Exceptional doctor Dr. Advani.
I am totally full of gratitude and my heart is full of love for all the ladies and gentleman involved in my care. I am amazed of the care given to me from my arrival to saying goodbye!
Dr. Advani is caring, patient, knowledgeable and answered all my concerns.
I always have a very good experience. I have and always will recommend Dr. Advani and may to anyone needing cancer care.
Dr. Advani and I have been doctor/patient for a long time. She is very "tuned in" to my fears & concerns and always received them with kindness and sensitivity. I'm so lucky to have her!
I considered it a privilege to meet with Dr. Advani. Due to COVID-19, she was here.
No words to say 'thank you' to Dr. Advani. She saved my life and has checked on me.
Dr. Advani went above & beyond to speak to me both a physician & patient. She spent an incredible amount of time with me and made me feel at ease. She is incredibly knowledgeable about her field and I am so lucky to call her my oncologist. She is excellent, kind and caring!
Dr. Advani is a wonderful doctor! She cares about her patients.
Dr. Advani is terrific.
He was a fellow and working under Dr. Advani.
I work in biotechnology field and KNOW doctors. Dr. Advani is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. You are very lucky to have her on your staff.
If there were higher marks available to give to Advani & her team, I would give them to her.
Dr. Ranjana is excellent.
When describing the chemotherapy, we couldn't follow well w/the names. Perhaps our fault for not asking for notes after the visit.
Good.
Dr. Advani is excellent.
It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Advani (despite the circumstances). We also met Dr. Karimi this time and we were very impressed.
Dr. Advani is an excellent diagnostician and caring provider.
Excellent!!
Dr. Advani is singularly one of the hardest working, compassionate and intelligent physicians I have ever had take care of me. And May Cao is wonderful to see, also.
Words could not express my thanks to Dr. Advani for her incredible medical care & personal concern. The very best!
Dr. Advani (and her assistant) were clear, attentive and warm in addition to being professional.
Dr. Advani is excellent!
The doctors could have spent more time with me in comparison with the amount of time I spent waiting.
Excellent doctor.
Dr. Advani is a very kind, very knowledgeable and supportive member of my care team - She works well with my local oncologist - Great communication all around.
Dr. Advani is an excellent oncologist. She is caring, informative, on time & I believe she is superior in her care of her patients.
I have seen Dr. Advani for 17 years. I continue to see her because of her exceptional knowledge, judgment & compassion.
Dr. Advani and Dr. Shomali were both very professional. Great "bedside manner," compassionate and respectful.
Very good.
Very good.
Absolutely no complaints, complete confidence in this care provider.
Dr. Advani is amazing, she makes you feel like you're her only patient.
Very good.
It's beyond this survey. I left that day feeling like Dr. Advani & team can save my life. I cannot put that into words.
My wife and I were extremely pleased w/our visit with Dr. Advani and Dr. Skinner. They built immediate rapport and trust as they thoughtfully explained my condition.
Delighted with Dr. Advanti!
Was very informative and honest, straight forward. Laid treatment diagnosis and their plan all out no hidden pieces/parts. Really liked it.
Good.
Dr. Advani is incredible.
Dr. Advani is the ultimate physician: Great knowledge, great judgment, great care. Her staff professionals are excellent. I live today in great part because of her care -
I have only good things to describe. everyone was very helpful, caring, and really lovely.
Dr. Advani is excellent in keeping us aware of my condition & what I should expect going forward.
Both doctor and PA were exceptional in their care. I'm very fortunate to have be accepted by Dr. Advani for my care.
My providers see several patients. They don't waste time, but they don't rush me. I always get clear answers. They take the time that is necessary to answer my questions.
Keep up the excellent work.
I am grateful.
I couldn't be more pleased with the superb care.
Dr. Advani did a great job of explaining things and answering questions.
All good.
Dr. Advani & her nurse Kelly have been amazing at getting back to me via email & have done a great job answering my questions during this stressful time.
Dr. Advani is a brilliant physician/researcher in the field of lymphoma. It is a privilege to be seen by her.
Very good attention.
Dr. Advani and her staff - I find them to be exceptional!
Dr Advoni is amazing!
Concern showed by Dr. Advani helped deal with questions. Very helpful.
It is my opinion that Dr. Advani is the finest Oncologist and Scientist in the disciplne of Lymphoma Oncology, in the world. As a level 4 patient, since 2011, I am alive, feel wonderful... as we attack the Lymphoma as it pops up. Dr. Advani knows her patients well, is honest, and makes us part of her protocol for healing. I trust her with all of my heart.......She is truly the best. I must also add her love and appreciation for my family is endearing......adding, likewise her team.....Katie Pose has been part of my program from the beginning of my Lymphoma ( Mantle Cell) treatments.....She is like a member of my "get well and healing" family!
We recommend Stanford, our doctor and or nurse practitioner frequently.
Dr. Advanti is wonderful. She is very personable and very efficient and right to the point. We love her.
I appreciate Dr. Advani's warmth and caring nature. I trust her knowledge and concerns in treating my lymphoma. She makes me part of the team! I feel encouraged and helpful and move through my treatment. She is wonderful and surrounds herself with a positive support team. I am so pleased she is my oncologist - She is the best!
My care provider full of humility & heavenly touch in her hands.
Very busy operation!
I always feel I get as much time as I need.
Excellent in all regards.
Dr. Advani is well worth the trip to California to see.
Care provider was very knowledgeable regarding my condition.
I recommend everyone w/lymphoma to go to Advani.
Excellent.
The best!
Dr Advani is always exceptional and I count myself lucky to be in her care.
I hope no one needs this type of care provider.
Excellent care, knowledge, personality.
Keep-up the good work.
Never bad experience.
dr. Advani is an outstanding doctor & human being. She shows great compassion.
Very thorough & caring!
The medical team was very thorough and detailed about my health history.
So thankful for their help!
We have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Advani for care of our "orphan" cancer.
As I mentioned above, I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Advani and her team taking care of me. I have received outstanding care.
Nicest, most respectful, most informative high level expert I have ever talked with and I have met many.
I very thankful to have Dr. Advani as my doctor. She is the best.
No problem with provider. Big problem with Stanford access & coordination & communication.
Dr. Advani is amazing, she listens & acts. I am here because of her wise actions.
Dr. Advani is and has been an excellent oncologist for me. Bar none - the best!
Dr. took the time to have us admitted because of the urgency needed w/medical care.
Dr. Advani saved my life!
Very experienced - Highly professional salute her patience - Every time I visit her, it is the best one.
Dr. Advani is an outstanding oncologist as are the members of her team.
Dr. & her assistant represent the best in health care.
I feel so fortunate and thankful to have Dr. Advani.
Dr. Advani is excellent! She saved my life. Drs. and nurse practitioners are overworked.
Dr. Advani has been wonderful.
Dr. Advani dismissed my concerns completely, made me feel like I was a nuisance/hypochondriac. Dr. Advani has NO bedside manner.
I'm in total remission for 2 years Dr. Advani & I exchanged info about my remarkable recovery.
Dr. showed caring for the pt.
Everyone was FANTASTIC and we always had a great time!

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