A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD

Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist, Cutaneous oncology specialist

Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

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Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • 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: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (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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Practice Locations

Head and Neck Cancer Program at 900 Blake Wilbur Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(88 Ratings)

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(147 reviews)

Excellent MD, sound advice.
He is an excellent physician and outstanding human being. His humor and storytelling are valuable to provide information and a human touch in difficult conversations.
He is absolutely wonderful
He was very warm and informative. Both my wife and I walked out of the visit saying he was great.
Excellent head and neck oncologist enabling a thoughtful discussion about treatment options moving forward. I totally trust his opinion.
Switching my care to Stanford from Sutter based on this visit.
Dr Colevas very thorough, knowledgeable
The tesm is doing outstanding.
Listened very carefully
Phenomenal team!
Dr. Colevas is an outstanding Oncologist.
He answered most of my concerns but had not viewed the film from my recent MRI so was at a disadvantage.
Dr.Colevas is the best Doctor I ever had. After visiting with him I feel like a brand man weather my visit way bad news. I.always look forward to my appointment. I have been seeing him for over 10 years
Dr. Colevas and Stanford continue to an amazing team of medical professionals. He is direct but not rude. He gives excellent analogies and takes a complex medical issue and can convey into understandable terms.
Dr Colevas seems to be very involved with my treatments and well-being. On a personal note Dr C has helped me feel better about my illness and given me someone to talk to about things.
Exceptional doctor in expertise, resource, and compassion.
I thought Dr Colevas was a very good doctor.
He is an outstanding doctor.
Dr Colevas was excellent. He covered all my issues and seemed comfortable with the technology. I never felt hurried along. In all, I was very pleased with the video visit and appreciated not having to drive to Palo Alto, which is a 3-4 hour round trip.
Very knowledgeable, caring, easy to talk to
Dr. Colevas has always been great. Could never have a problem with him. Very smart person, and makes you feel that all your concerns were answered.
Excellent Hospital
I am always treated well at Stanford
Dr. Colevas is a extremely competent and considerate individual who truly cares about his patients.
It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Colevas. He listened, engaged with me, and showed me scans and explained the images. I left the appointment confident that my cancer will be well managed.
Excellent oncologist - trust his judgement.
The best doctor and care team!
The doctor is excellent
very good!
Dr Colevas is excellent by any standard. Engaging, knowledgeable, and effective.
Dr. Colevas is always very helpful to me and I would recommend him to everyone.
Dr Colevas is a wonderful doctor and I like him very much. But he’s so busy and seldom can be on time for the appointment. That’s why I won’t recommenced him to any one.
I am always telling people how wonderful it is to go to Stanford
Dr. Colevas always takes time to explain test results to me until I understand them.
Have a wonderful Sabbatical. I’ll miss seeing you this time. Thank you for everything !
Dr, Colevas saved my life from cancer. He is an expert in the field. He treated my condition with care and passion. I am so blessed to be his patient.
Good experience.
Outstanding doctor. Is personable and a pleasure to work with. Communicates and follows up very well. Answers any questions or concerns I may have in easy to understand terms. I have complete faith in Dr. Colevas capabilities and judgement.
Strongly recommended to others.
Dr. Colevas is awesome!
The doctor & PA were very informative.
Dr. Colevas, has always cared for my health he answered all my concerns and explained my health condition to where I could understand everything.
Extremely attentive.
Everything was very precise and well organized.
Very good.
Highly recommend great doctor.
Very good.
Best dr.!!
100% likely.
Dr. Colevas complete & informative, as ALWAYS.
Knowledgeable. Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Dr. Colevas & NP Jessie Coty are a great team who are on OUR team. We rely on them for honesty, directness & guidance which they give us.
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.
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.
I cannot say enough good - great things Dr. Colevas & staff.
Dr. Colevas - why I came to Stanford for my condition!
I credit your team and doctors Colevas and Kaplan with saving my life. What more can I say?
Dr. Colevas is a great doctor and always cares for his patients.
Great experience for such a large institution.
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.
Dr. Colevas always explains test results very good and answers any questions I have about any of them.
Dr. Colevas was very thorough, can't believe how much time he spent explaining my situation. Much appreciated!!
Very GOOD.
The doctor very clearly explained conditions and options. He suspected a complication, referred to hearing specialist, and made medication adjustments, after hours.
Dr. Colevas is always fabulous: caring, funny, expert, thorough - everything we could want in a doctor.
Dr. doesn't rush - takes his time.
I feel I am really good hands.
Initial experience were very good. As cancer progresses he seems to lose interest.
Dr. Colevas always gave me choices in my treatment!
Dr. Colevas is the best!
Dr. Colevas is the best doctor. He is very thorough.
Dr. Colevas always has the time and patience to answer my questions. He is also straight up and gives his honest opinion -
My doctor and his staff are wonderful. Very caring and compassionate.
I call Dr. Colevas "God". His expertise, compassion, big hearted.... He is complete. Perfect human doctor. Thank you.
I have full confidence in Dr. Colevas. He is the best doctor.
Dr. Colevas was wonderful. I always felt fully informed every step of the way. Jessie is super amazing and caring.
Dr. Colevas is highly professional, yet way down to earth and caring. He is excellent. Stanford is lucky to have him.
Dr. Colevas, Shelley Stratford & the rest of the team are always so professional, caring and respectful!
I would highly recommend Dr. Colevas and his team!!!
Dr. Colevas and his staff are always professional, empathetic and informative.
I thought Dr. Colevas & his staff were extraordinarily helpful and provided all the time needed.
Care provider is great. Exceptional interpersonal skills and knowledge
Dr. Colevas is excellent.
Dr. Colevas is great.
Dr. Colevas is the best!
Loved that he wasn't in a hurry.
Dr. Colevas and Jesse Cody are both wonderful.
Dr. Colevas in the best and very helpful in all explanations.
Like that never in a hurry takes his time...
Consultation was explained to me without difficulty in understanding of problem. Feel very confident of care that will be given me.
Courtesy very good.
Thorough - provides feedback, follow-up excellent. Feel special.
Awesome staff.
Dr. Colevas is very thorough.
Excellent care & personal empathy. Dr. Colevas and Jessie Cody are terrific!
Very compassionate care!
Very impressive team of medical professionals including interns.
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.
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.
My team team is very impressive. I value Dr. Colevas & the way he runs his team.
Excellent service all around
very thorough examination
Wonderful - did not rush through (see why I waited almost an hour) takes time with patients.
Very good dr. He spents time to express yourself to him - Answer questions clearly. Knowledgeable.
Very smart, and willing to discuss medicine, issues and the overall truth!
I feel I am in good hands @ Stanford. It helps make me be less anxious.
We met with a surgeon, oncologist & pain management doctor. Everyone seemed to show genuine concern for my daughter well being.
Both Dr. Colevas & resident Shyam Patel paid full attention to me - listened to me, answered my questions & were pleasant & funny too.
Very good.
My doctor is nice, good & approachable & he explain good about my result of my scan.
All great.
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.
I know this look good, but it doesn't convey how caring Dr. Colevas is. They are the best.
Only good experience.
Everybody who treat me is great.
Doctors are very friendly & approachable.
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"
very professional staff
Always takes lots of time with me as his patient.
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!
Amazing/awesome love this office!
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.
Dr. Colevas is awesome. He explains everything in the right amount of detail!
Everyone friendly. Very happy all good thank you.
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.
I have been experiencing Dr. Colevas's compassion and care for my health which means a lot to me!! Thanks.
All is good -
Overall experience was excellent. I was treated with compassion & sympathy. Everybody was friendly & accommodating. Thanks to all of them -
Dr. Colevas was a very friendly & knowledgeable provider, & I feel very confident in him as a doctor.
I feel like I owe my life to my care providers - and to Dr. Colevas in particular.
Very good.
I give Dr Colevas 5 Stars he is a great Dr.
Dr. Colevas is very down to Earth & informative. Very caring & compassionate.
Very good; side-effects of Rx not made clear - those effects caused me to discontinue taking.
Dr. Colevas & staff are all extraordinary.
Does not rush takes as much time as you need to answer questions.
I have complete faith in Dr. Colevas and all that I've worked with.
There was no follow-up care needed.
Dr. Colevas great & Dr. Chris Holsinger great.
Very well informed.

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