Douglas W. Blayney, MD, FACP

Douglas W. Blayney, MD, FACP

Medical oncologist, Breast specialist

Bio:   Douglas W. Blayney, MD is a Professor of Medicine (Oncology) Stanford, former Medical Director of Stanford Cancer Center, and specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. He has a special interest in the quality and value of cancer care. Dr. Blayney is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a founder of the ASCO Quality Symposium, and co-author of the ASCO value framework descriptions. He received the inagural Ellen Stovall Award for Leadership in Patient Centered Care from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship in 2016. He was previously a Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan, and prior to that practiced and led Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, Inc. a physician owned multidisciplinary oncology practice in southern California. He has expertise on clinical trial development, use of oncology drugs in clinical practice, reimbursement and marketing strategies and information technology use.

Dr. Blayney's research interests include breast cancer, febrile neutropenia mitigation, the use of electronic technology to enhance medical practice, and he has over 70 scientific publications. He has served on the Food and Drug Administration's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee, and is Founding Editor-in-Chief and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of ASCO's Journal of Oncology Practice. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Stanford, is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and received post graduate training at UCSD and at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

He is married, and has three grown daughters, one of whom is also a physician.
4.6 out of 5
136 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

Breast Cancer Program in San Jose

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Residency: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (1980) CA
  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute - Center Cancer Research (1983) MD
  • Medical Education: UC San Diego School of Medicine (1977) CA
  • Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1983)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)
  • Fellowship, Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (1983)
  • Fellowship, Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (1983)
  • Resident, University of California Hospitals, San Diego (1980)
  • M.D., University of California, San Diego (1977)
  • B.S.E.E., Stanford University (1972)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, . (2007 - current)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (1991)
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2007)
  • President, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2009-10)
  • The Ellen Stovall Award for Leadership in Patient-Centered Care, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (October 13, 2016)

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (2003 - 2010)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Cancer Center (2010 - 2015)
  • Medical Director for Quality and Outreach, Stanford Cancer Institute (2015 - Present)
  • President, Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, Inc. (1996 - 2003)

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4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.5

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Recommended to others

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Blayney always talks through decision-making with me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

He didn't spend much time with me to explain in depth, when and how I was suppose to start treatment. Made me feel he really didn't about my concerns or myself. Sorry!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I appreciate Dr. Blayney's evident compassion & he conveys he is "in my corner."

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Blayney is too busy & doesn't seem to have enough time for his patients.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very grateful for the excellent care I have received from everyone at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Blayney is the best - He has shown concern, attentiveness friendly, quick and decisive action. I feel confident in his care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Blayney, Douglas Wilkins MD is excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Spent 90% of time looking at computer; NO attention or interest in patient concerns; NO response to care/help about patient problem & remedy (shrugged shoulders).

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Blayney and his assistant RN provided great service to me. They gave me a lot of information about I have been concerned.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent to recommend!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctor eating during appt., assistant helped within limit but doctor stuck attn to computer.

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4.6 out of 5
136 Patient Ratings
32 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Blayney always talks through decision-making with me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

He didn't spend much time with me to explain in depth, when and how I was suppose to start treatment. Made me feel he really didn't about my concerns or myself. Sorry!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I appreciate Dr. Blayney's evident compassion & he conveys he is "in my corner."

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Blayney is too busy & doesn't seem to have enough time for his patients.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very grateful for the excellent care I have received from everyone at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Blayney is the best - He has shown concern, attentiveness friendly, quick and decisive action. I feel confident in his care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Blayney, Douglas Wilkins MD is excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Spent 90% of time looking at computer; NO attention or interest in patient concerns; NO response to care/help about patient problem & remedy (shrugged shoulders).

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Blayney and his assistant RN provided great service to me. They gave me a lot of information about I have been concerned.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent to recommend!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doctor eating during appt., assistant helped within limit but doctor stuck attn to computer.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Blayney is well worth the wait.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Blayney is an incredibly compassionate doctor who is also very calming.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

The doctor was my sole care provider. His care was excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Blayney is an exceptional oncologist. I have complete confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Doctors & staff are nice, esp. doctors they are very good, friendly & approachable.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Jan Petri & Dr. Blayney are a great team & always listen to our concerns. We never feel rushed.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

An excellent oncologist!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I like the team approach to care and dr. was prepared with recommendations without my having to give background again.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

I love my doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Doctor & physician both understood quality of care was the most important to me than...

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

It was all good!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Blayney very carefully went over my concerns with me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very understanding, with my problems.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Blayney is all I could wish for in a physician.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Blayney was very generous w/his time and explained things well (very professional approach).

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I thought Dr. Blayney was great. I wanted him to treat me but while deciding on this, he took days to return my calls.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

After my visit, I called 2 times to get new results. This was frustrating, 9 days after visit I finally got slide results.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Just saw Dr. Blayney one time but I was impressed I do not qualify for a trial.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

He left the exam room twice for at least 15-20 minutes each time after saying he'll be right back. I was only changing my clothes. Also, he seemed disinterested in me & my health. He did not know my medical history. Some of my info wasn't scanned into the computer.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Caring, thoughtful, friendly.