Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine

Director, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
Senior Advisor, Stanford Cancer Institute

Executive Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative
Director, MedArts Films
Stanford Center for Health Education
Stanford University

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowships (1981) CA
  • Residency: Harvard Medical School (1979) MA
  • Internship: Harvard Medical School (1976) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology (1983)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1982)
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1973) MD
  • Biomedical Sciences, Brown University, MMS (1973)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine (2005 - 2017)
  • Director, Stanford Women's Cancer Center, Stanford Cancer Institute (2008 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Health Care Communication Program (2015 - 2018)
  • Executive Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative, Stanford Center for Health Education, Stanford University (2018 - Present)
  • Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Senior Advisor, Stanford Cancer Institute (2016 - Present)


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Gynecologic Cancer Program in Palo Alto ,


Gynecologic Cancer Program ,

(DEACTIVATED) Gynecology Clinic in Santa Clara ,

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Dr. Berek is a wonderful doctor.
I recommend Stanford very highly to everyone who many need medical care. God lead me to Stanford and they saved my life!
His recommendations were accepted by my primary care team so he helped changed the course of my treatment & I'm grateful.
Dr. Berek is tops in all ways.
I have talked to so many women who are so grateful for and respectful of Dr. Berek that I think we should start a fan club. I leave my appointments with him feeling hopeful.
Dr. Berek is absolutely amazing. He is kind, gentle and makes you feel very cared for. I would highly recommend him!
Wonderful doctor!
I love seeing Dr. Berek. He is wonderful.
Dr. Berek is a kind, caring person and the very finest of doctors.
My confidence in Dr. Berek goes beyond "very good."
My problem is not with Dr. Berek's care for me during the consultation but rather the complete lack of communication from his asst. on the follow up and of providing me any written information as requested.

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