A. Dimitrios Colevas

Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist, Cutaneous oncology specialist

4.9 out of 5
246 Patient Ratings
93 Patient Comments

Head and Neck Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Cancer Immunotherapy Program

Professional Education

  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992) MD
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1990) MD
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989) MD
  • Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1995)
  • Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Hematology Oncology Fellowship (1995) MA
  • B. A., Columbia, Chemistry (1985)
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins, Medicine (1989)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I tell people how pleased I am to be treated by this care provider but I do not feel it my place to make recommendations to others for their care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Colevas demonstrates expertise, candor, compassion, & humor. He took extra time with me on this date to explain complex medical issue sin understandable fashion & to address my every concern. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Colevas or of Jesse Coly, his NP.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I cannot say enough good - great things Dr. Colevas & staff.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Colevas - why I came to Stanford for my condition!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I credit your team and doctors Colevas and Kaplan with saving my life. What more can I say?

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Colevas is a great doctor and always cares for his patients.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Great experience for such a large institution.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Colevas seemed rude and condescending NOT to me but to the intern/resident who preceded him in interviewing me. That person was very pleasant and nice to me. Dr. Colevas did seem to go out of his way to talk with my CPMC oncologist, Dr. Kim, about interrupting use of my melanoma medicine in preparation for surgery at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Colevas always explains test results very good and answers any questions I have about any of them.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Colevas was very thorough, can't believe how much time he spent explaining my situation. Much appreciated!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Very GOOD.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

The doctor very clearly explained conditions and options. He suspected a complication, referred to hearing specialist, and made medication adjustments, after hours.

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4.9 out of 5
246 Patient Ratings
93 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I tell people how pleased I am to be treated by this care provider but I do not feel it my place to make recommendations to others for their care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Colevas demonstrates expertise, candor, compassion, & humor. He took extra time with me on this date to explain complex medical issue sin understandable fashion & to address my every concern. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Colevas or of Jesse Coly, his NP.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I cannot say enough good - great things Dr. Colevas & staff.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Colevas - why I came to Stanford for my condition!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I credit your team and doctors Colevas and Kaplan with saving my life. What more can I say?

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Colevas is a great doctor and always cares for his patients.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Great experience for such a large institution.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Colevas seemed rude and condescending NOT to me but to the intern/resident who preceded him in interviewing me. That person was very pleasant and nice to me. Dr. Colevas did seem to go out of his way to talk with my CPMC oncologist, Dr. Kim, about interrupting use of my melanoma medicine in preparation for surgery at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Colevas always explains test results very good and answers any questions I have about any of them.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Colevas was very thorough, can't believe how much time he spent explaining my situation. Much appreciated!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Very GOOD.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

The doctor very clearly explained conditions and options. He suspected a complication, referred to hearing specialist, and made medication adjustments, after hours.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

I feel I am really good hands.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. doesn't rush - takes his time.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Colevas is always fabulous: caring, funny, expert, thorough - everything we could want in a doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Initial experience were very good. As cancer progresses he seems to lose interest.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Colevas always gave me choices in my treatment!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Colevas is the best!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Colevas is the best doctor. He is very thorough.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Colevas always has the time and patience to answer my questions. He is also straight up and gives his honest opinion -

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

My doctor and his staff are wonderful. Very caring and compassionate.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I call Dr. Colevas "God". His expertise, compassion, big hearted.... He is complete. Perfect human doctor. Thank you.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I have full confidence in Dr. Colevas. He is the best doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Colevas was wonderful. I always felt fully informed every step of the way. Jessie is super amazing and caring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Colevas is highly professional, yet way down to earth and caring. He is excellent. Stanford is lucky to have him.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Colevas, Shelley Stratford & the rest of the team are always so professional, caring and respectful!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I would highly recommend Dr. Colevas and his team!!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

GOOD.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Colevas and his staff are always professional, empathetic and informative.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I thought Dr. Colevas & his staff were extraordinarily helpful and provided all the time needed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Care provider is great. Exceptional interpersonal skills and knowledge

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Colevas is excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Colevas is great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Colevas is the best!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Loved that he wasn't in a hurry.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Colevas and Jesse Cody are both wonderful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Colevas in the best and very helpful in all explanations.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Like that never in a hurry takes his time...

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Consultation was explained to me without difficulty in understanding of problem. Feel very confident of care that will be given me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Courtesy very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Thorough - provides feedback, follow-up excellent. Feel special.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Awesome staff.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Colevas is very thorough.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Excellent care & personal empathy. Dr. Colevas and Jessie Cody are terrific!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very compassionate care!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very impressive team of medical professionals including interns.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I appreciate the fact that Dr. Colevas didn't "sugar coat" the highly disturbing and discomforting side effects of my upcoming immunotherapy drug that will be administered to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Colevas is the best care provider (fro head and neck) for me. He is gentle and kind. His expertise is excellent! Thank you, Dr. Colevas.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My team team is very impressive. I value Dr. Colevas & the way he runs his team.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Excellent service all around

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

very thorough examination

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Wonderful - did not rush through (see why I waited almost an hour) takes time with patients.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Overall-excellent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good dr. He spents time to express yourself to him - Answer questions clearly. Knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very smart, and willing to discuss medicine, issues and the overall truth!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I feel I am in good hands @ Stanford. It helps make me be less anxious.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

We met with a surgeon, oncologist & pain management doctor. Everyone seemed to show genuine concern for my daughter well being.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Both Dr. Colevas & resident Shyam Patel paid full attention to me - listened to me, answered my questions & were pleasant & funny too.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

My doctor is nice, good & approachable & he explain good about my result of my scan.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

All great.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I felt like the appointment/exam was rushed by Dr. Colevas, did not feel like he remembered me/my case, talked more to his Nurse Practitioner than to me, and little interest in whether I had any questions or concerns. On the other hand, I LOVE Dr. Orloff, Dr. Kizner and Dr. Hancock! and their teams.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I know this look good, but it doesn't convey how caring Dr. Colevas is. They are the best.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Only good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Everybody who treat me is great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Doctors are very friendly & approachable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I have supreme confidence in the care, competence and compassion that my team gives me: Drs Holsinger, Colevas,Akatsu and Heather Starmer "the mircale worker"

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

very professional staff

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Always takes lots of time with me as his patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Colevas is an outstanding doctor. He always takes, the time to make sure we have all the information we need to make decisions. I would highly recommend him!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Amazing/awesome love this office!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Colevas explains things very good and always speaks to me with genuine concern and doesn't hold back, he tells it like it as and I respect that. He is one of my favorites.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Colevas is awesome. He explains everything in the right amount of detail!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Everyone friendly. Very happy all good thank you.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I have to travel 4 1/2 hours one way for this office visits yet I still do it cause I TRUST YOU WITH MY LIFE.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I have been experiencing Dr. Colevas's compassion and care for my health which means a lot to me!! Thanks.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

All is good -

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Overall experience was excellent. I was treated with compassion & sympathy. Everybody was friendly & accommodating. Thanks to all of them -

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Colevas was a very friendly & knowledgeable provider, & I feel very confident in him as a doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I feel like I owe my life to my care providers - and to Dr. Colevas in particular.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I give Dr Colevas 5 Stars he is a great Dr.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Colevas is very down to Earth & informative. Very caring & compassionate.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very good; side-effects of Rx not made clear - those effects caused me to discontinue taking.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Colevas & staff are all extraordinary.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Does not rush takes as much time as you need to answer questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I have complete faith in Dr. Colevas and all that I've worked with.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

There was no follow-up care needed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Colevas great & Dr. Chris Holsinger great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very well informed.