I am a founding member of the Stanford Urolithiasis Project, where we have studied population health datasets to examine surgical outcomes and environmental risk factors in urinary stone disease. Our current focus includes socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in kidney stone disease, water quality and stone disease, pregnancy in kidney stone disease and geographical variations in kidney stones incidence and metabolic kidney stone work up.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Internship: Stanford University Dept of Surgery (2010) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Urology, Urology (2018)
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of Urology (2015) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University - General Surgery (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Francisco (2009) CA

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Stanford University Department of Urology (2015 - 2021)
  • Director, Stanford Kidney Stones Program (2015 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Endourology Fellowship (2019 - Present)
  • Urology Residency Program Director, Stanford Hospital (2021 - Present)


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Urology Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Garden Level

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-3391

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Center for Female Urology and Neuro Urology Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-3391

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Thank you, Dr Conti.
Dr. Conti was very attentive and thorough explaining all my options.
Keep on the good work
I am grateful to have his clarity and experience on my side.
It was an excellent visit and he came up with a plan for treatment which was clearly explained to me
Love Dr. Conti. Great surgeon and great guy. Wish he wasn't booked out so far ahead, but that goes with being great.
Dr. Simon Conti was professional and caring and personal. He explained clearly what was happening regarding my medical condition. I felt confident and well informed. I feel confident in having a surgical procedure preformed by him. Excellent physician
It was my first visit with Dr Conti and I really liked him very well. He was very informative and explained what my problems were and what we can di about it. Very happy with him.
Just a great doc to work with. Straight shooter.
He is excellent.
I'm very fond of Dr Conti...he is easy to talk to and answers any questions you may have
Takes his time with you and explains everything and is very empathetic
I am grateful for his knowledge and his ability to communicate clearly. He is approachable and non judgmental. I have been confused and frustrated trying to figure out what to do. Now I feel relaxed knowing that there is someone who can guide and help me. I don't feel alone making decisions.
He explains clear and honest about the options. It was a very good appointment.
Took plenty of time to explain things and was very clear
Dr. Conti is excellent, personable, and attentive. I have enjoyed working with him.
I’m a new patient and he puts you at ease right away. Discusses your case in depth
A very engaging and informative Dr. Well prepared and thorough. I had questions prepared, but most were answered as we went along in the visit.
Although I haven’t seen Dr. Conti face to face for over a year, he remembers me and my medical Issues and personality well each time we connect remotely. He responds quickly to my changing medical needs.
Great Doctor
Like his demeanor. I'm comfortable with him.
He listened well and understood my objectives for the discussion and follow-up care.
They are extremely knowledgeable.
Timely and thorough appointment.
Dr. Conti is terrific. As is Dr. Sun,
he is a fine clinician and good urologist.
Doctor Conti was out standing in his knowledge, explaining my condition, providing options for treatment, and providing a path for follow-up care. He instilled in me a sense of confidence and assurance that he was there to provide exceptional health care for me and was focused on providing the best outcome possible for me.
He was fantastic. Could not have asked for a better visit.
Very pleased with Dr. Simon Conti He is thorough in explaining benefits Vs risk and plan of action. made me comfortable and in particular NOT rushed, Thank you Dr. Conti.
Dr Conti was competent and professional
Very knowledgeable, professional and understanding doctor. Dr. Conti took extra time to ensure that all of my questions were answered and that I completely understood his diagnosis and recommended treatment plan. I would have absolutely no reservations about recommending Dr. Conti to anyone with similar urological conditions.
Dr Conti and Dr Sun are a pleasure to work with and provide excellent knowledge to help educate me. I'm hoping we can resolve the issues I have as we continue forward.
Dr Conti is an excellent doctor in whom we have complete confidence
There's nothing for me to comment on or to take no survey I mean coming to you guys for two years and I think you guys are all great I have nothing bad to say about any of the help that I've always had kids are very good nurses a great they're very intelligent smart the whole operation was fine from my point of you thank you bye Jim Scotto
Dr Conti is an amazing doctor.
He is a great doctor. I've been seeing him for years now. I really like him.
all good
Dr. Conti is a GREAT doctor. He keep right on track with me, and has made great strides in making my life so much better with the watch on my Kidney stones. He knows his stuff!!! I have had many Urologists in my lifetime, and he is one of the best ones I have had. He deserves a raise! He is kind, caring, and very easy to understand. I hope to keep him for many years to come.
Simon Conti is super friendly, He makes my zoom visit go smoothly. He is a doctor I can trust. He give me all the information that I need to know about my condition. I'm so glad that my Doctor sent me to Simon Conti.
He is very competent ,and detailed in his questions ,and answers to me . I have also learned much from him , and look forward to my next visit ..
Dr. Simon Conti is very caring and kind. He's easy to talk and answered all my questions. Even after time was up and I knew he had to move on to his next patient, he still asked if I had any additional questions. He did not make me feel rushed at all during the visit, and took time to clearly explain things. In addition, he assured me that I could message him any time with additional questions, clarification, or concerns.
I would recommend him to anyone who needed a urologist. His practice is reminiscent of how doctors used to practice medicine. He takes the time to explain the situation and get input from the patient. He is friendly and really seems to genuinely care about his patient and he gets the job done in a reasonable time frame. I was impressed with him from the first visit and continue to be.
It went very well
He is very approachable kind of Doctor and he takes time to listen on your concerns
Humorous, welcoming, informative, knowledgeable, great table side manners, understanding of needs, listens to concerns, on top of what needs to get done.
I was very satisfied with Dr Conti's answers today ,and with his concern for my condition. I look forward to working closely with him ,towards my future kidney health .
Great Dr. Love 'em.
Dr. Conti is one of my favorite doctors, if not the most favorite doctor. He always gets straight to the point without wasting time talking about anything else. I always liked his format of comparing the past problem with the current situation, and plan for the future.
Dr. Conti was both informative and gracious. I enjoyed my visit with him.
Great doctor. He explained me all the required details about my test reports as well as the procedures to be done. He is a good listener and answered all my questions.
Very professional, competent and friendly. I was pleased with our visit.
Great doctor, always prepared for the call and knows my case.
Very responsive and helpful video visit.
Excellent, professional personalized care
Dr. Conti, as usual, was thoroughly prepared and very thorough and personal kind. I am most fortunate to have Dr. Conti as my urologist.
Great communication!
Very thorough. Excellent communication.
Great Doctor. Completely thorough
Dr Conti is great. I heard Dr Conti saved a baby from a burning building and then after he did that he helped an orphanage stay afloat when they were in financial trouble. There's even rumors that he's Batman 👀. I don't know of any of those things are true but Dr Conti was pretty darn awesome helping me with my kidney stone when the doctors here in Merced absolutely failed. I was in so much pain and the urologist here believed I didn't have a kidney stone it was unreal thank God for you guys.
It was very good discussion with the specialist of kidney
Dr. Simon Conti was very knowledgable, easy to understand, and provided helpful information, which I appreciated.
He’s always thorough and pleasant.
He is a very caring physician and a good listener
All my questions were answered, Very friendly and professional staff.d pr
He was excellent at everything- very well prepared, had looked at all,my records, answered all,questions, showed graphics, listened to me. Thank you
Very good doctor.Lets U talk and listen well
He really was the doctor, the provider, that cares, extending a helping hand to his patients.
Dr. Conti is personable, and he strikes me as someone who pays attention to details. I'm quite happy to have him on my medical care team.
Very understanding. I felt comfortable doing the video appointment with dr Simon
He is fantastic! He looked at my situation from all angles and I appreciated the time he spent with me.
Professional, prepared, informative and car ing.
Terrific ,....very pleased
Felt that this was a helpful and informative visit. Dr. Conti seemed to be aware of my medical history and we were able to have an efficient conversation. I felt confident in his understanding of my presenting problem and he provided a couple of different approaches we could take. Ultimately we chose to try to learn more about what was going on with me before embarking on a more invasive path. I was satisfied with our decision and look forward to finding some answers with an understanding of what other things can be done if needed.
Professional, compassionate, empathetic, quite the listener - the ideal doctor!
Very empathetic — Dr Conti
Very thorough Answers all questions
Dr. Conti was very positive and responsive. I felt like he listened and was generally concerned for my welfare.
I am happy to have him as my doctor. He was pleasant, knowledgeable, clear and complete in his explanation. He answered all my questions thoughtfully. He gave me my options and a conservative way to resolve my concerns. It was obvious he did his homework before meeting with me, and looked at my overall wellbeing, … not just my stone. I am sure he was very tired from the sheer volume of his work, but that did not get in the way of his demeanor, attitude and medical advice. I am very appreciative!
Super smart and clear in his explanations and reasoning.
very engaging and helpful..just great!
A great team at Stanford Medical!
Very thorough. Answered questions clearly.
Calm. Very helpful in talking me through best options for resolving my issue.
Dr. Conti provided very thorough explanations, and went overtime to answer all of my questions.
Very effective managing the time and key tasks, follow up action plan, prescription and lab analysis needed, next visit timeline. Also showed his caring for the patient.
Very patience and explain well.
Dr. Conti was patient and understanding. He explained everything to me.. I was confident I was getting the best care.
Very understanding and courteous. Understood my situation and concerns. I did not feel rushed.
He has provided me with excellent service for years. He always remembers me and the concerns I have had. I appreciate his ability and inclination to patiently address these issues over a span of multiple years, instead of expecting to solve the issues with a couple of visits. I count Mr. Conti as one of several outstanding SMC doctors I have been fortunate enough to work with. He is very personable and connects with me as a human (not simply a case or a body) which may be why he recently remembered me well even though he hadn't seen me for a year or more.
Outstanding personal touch
Thank you the doctor was very friendly and he was explaining really good and answering all my questions
Wonderful doctor
Timely, Patient Centric and helpful. Doctor was very nice.
Personable, clear advice and diagnosis
Dr. Conti directly and clearly described my test results and thoroughly discussed all my questions.
Dr. Conti was cordial, professional, and engaged well in our limited time. I appreciated his sending me the pdf of results after we met, so I could further digest our discussion.
Excellent experience with this appointment and the doctor
Dr Conti is great! He listens and explains everything in an interesting and knowledgeable way.
Dr. Conti is a wonderful Urologist. He's kind, professional, helpful, takes questions and/or concerns into consideration, and is highly recommended by other physicians and patients. I appreciate his calm demeanor, kind energy, and professionalism. I am happy to have him on my medical team.
Dr. Conti was kind, took time to go over everything and very quickly set in motion a treatment plan. I’m grateful for his knowledge and moving so quickly.
Dr. Conti is a great doc……knowledgeable, nice……the office seems very efficient
The night before my appointment I was extremely anxious and could not sleep. Dr. Conti put me at ease immediately, with his calm manner, compassionate, and caring spirit. He did not talk down to me and explained everything in terms that I understood. He came with a plan and explained it to me and asked my opinion. I could tell from Dr. Conti's conversation that he had read all of my records and had my best interest in mind. Dr. Conti is an excellent, professional, outstanding Doctor. Thank you, Dr. Conti. I am ready for "The Plan!" I feel happy and at ease!
Thank you
He is very attentive and explained everything simple and clear.
Very kind and understanding
Very personable
Personable, pleasant, and calm.
Amazing! Thank you so much
I'm growing very fond of Dr. Conti and believe he has my best health interests at heart. I look forward to working with him as we collaborate to resolve my health issues.
Dr. Conti answered all of my questions and was kind and helpful.
Very informative and nice
He's not a roady. Other than that he is excellent. Very friendly, caring, knowledgeable and informative. Best of the best!
Very happy with dr Simon and staff!
Dr Conti is very nice and gives very help suggestions. Highly recommend
Very good man and down to earth. He is clear and to the point. I look forward to each visit.
Thank you for building confidence in the procedures coming up. I am thankful that you gave all options, and are going to get this done as soon as can be done.
Dr. Conti is an amazing Dr. and wonderful human being that truly cares about his patients. I can't beging to thank Dr. Conti enough for giving me a better quality of life. Thank you Dr. Conti and thank you Stanford.
Excellent, evidently very knowledgeable, focused, thorough, empathetic, confidence inspiring, well prepared for this first visit
Dr. Conti is very responsive and sensitive to my needs. Even though I had not consulted with him for two years, he was clearly aware of my medical history in our conversation and was eager to provide the assistance and medical advice I need.
He is so professional and so kind, patiently answered all my questions. I just cannot thank him enough for his outstanding service.
An excellent clinician who genuinely cared about his patient.
outstanding care, depth of staff, facilities........
He is kind and answered all the questions I had satisfactorily.
Dr. Conti is a professional, caring doc, whose knowledge and expertise in his field saved my life!
Dr Conti was a delight to speak with. He was very informative with regards to my lifelong kidney problems and explained my ct scan in detail and in layman’s terms where I finally have a solid understanding of what is really going on.
Great communicator, friendly, thorough, and a great listener.
excellent MD, thorough, listens well, follows up, personable
I had a great visit with Dr Conti
Dr. Conti was excellent - Easy to work with. Was able to make me relax.
Thank you for the excellent care.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment here about Dr. Simon Conti. I'm very comfortable with Dr. Conti. He is kind, engaging, thorough and allows me to feel that my healthcare is important to him. It is my privilege to have Dr. Conti directing my healthcare at this time. D. A. Christoffersen
Dr. Conti is absolutely the most caring doctor. he never makes me feel like he is in a rush. He has done above and beyond in helping me. He is the best!!!
Very good experience was taken care of as expected. Excellent doctor. Thank you.
I have great confidence in Dr. Conti.
Very knowledgeable, descriptive, and attentive doctor.
Excellent service.
Dr. Conti is a very nice, courteous dr. Easy to talk to without feeling stupid like some drs. make you feel.
Dr. Conti is very good and always involves me in decisions about the next step as there seems to always be a next step.
Informative, friendly, respectful.
A fine doctor - one of the best in every way! I could not have asked for more!
Can't say enough good stuff about doctor and assistant.
I really liked that they spent time with me. They did not try & push me out.
Took time to explain what was going on.
Dr. Conti took excellent care of me through two surgeries and the in clinic procedure was very easy. He is a very smart and kind physician. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with kidney stones.
Charming, very competent. Very good bedside manner.
A very personnable, informative, thorough and interested doctor. It was a pleasure to deal with him.
Love this doctor! He should be promoted.
Could not have asked for a better experience.
Dr. Chang and Dr. Conti were simply amazing. Their was exemplary.
Dr. Conti is extremely personable. The staff all speak highly of him and, as one of his patients, I appreciated his willingness and ability to answer my questions and his caring nature.
V. good.
Dr. Conti clearly explained the next steps in my treatment plan, patiently answered all my questions and put me at ease regarding my diagnosis/treatment.
I have been to several doctors and I feel he is ready, willing and able to help me - I am very happy.
Dr. Conti is very knowledgeable and caring.
Dr. Conti was fabulous. He took time to answer my questions in a clear manner and explain things to me.
Dr. Conti is perhaps the best doctor I have ever worked with. He has more patience than most doctors and is very thoughtful in his approach.
i like Dr Conti, I know I'm a confusing and difficult case but he seems legitimately interested in helping me to find answers and a new normal
Dr. Conti was excellent in all aspects of the visit.
Great guy & knowledgeable & explained options.
Dr. Conti is the best! I have complete confidence in his care.
Doctor Conti takes his time to listen and talk about my condition and the care plan. Excellent care provider!
Dr. Conte is an excellent and accomplished urologist. I have great confidence in him and that he will follow me & counsel me in this trying time of bladder cancer.
Dr. Simon Conti is a wonderful urologist. He demonstrated the highest level of skills in all aspects of patient care.
Hopefully I can find follow-up info in MyHealth.
Dr. Conti is wonderful and so attentive to my needs.
Dr. Simon Conti is a great professional, had a great visit and I am happy he took care of my condition with competence and care.
I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed my experience with Dr. Conti. He is the first person, in 26 years, to acknowledge what I went through with my renal issues as a child. I appreciate that he shared his story about why he became a doctor and I truly appreciated the time he took to ensure I felt comfortable with my test results and my overall plan. Truly, as a nurse, I am a tough cookie with my practitioners, I would trust Dr. Conti with my care at any point in time. Very grateful to have interacted with him.
Dr. Conti is excellent. He invested enough time in our visit to answer questions, explain my situation, and lay out a course of treatment. I did not feel rushed -- he made sure he spent the time needed to fully address my situation.
Very intelligent and thorough and caring.
Dr. Conti is very thorough
We just love every one of you and are so glad we switched to Stanford!
Totally excellent! Great information and respectfully presented. I appreciated his expertise.
Dr. Conti is excellent!
Dr. Conti was very thorough. He was extremely knowledgeable about my history and gave me alot of feedback. I was very confident in his abilities.
Dr. Conti provided me with great health care service.
Dr. Conti is excellent with my illness. Please pass along my compliment.
After so many months in pain they made me feel such hope and immediately felt like there was light at the end of the tunnel. I've never felt so depressed and Stanford gave me hope.
I would recommend Dr. Conti without reservation. I have total confidence in his skill and knowledge. His comments are clear and direct. He's everything I expect in a doctor.
Very good.
dr. Conti and Dr. Aubra are excellent they spend a lot of time with the patient explained everything and made me feel very comfortable dealing with my kidney stones
Just starting but so far so good.
He explains things so well I feel confident in his care of my kidneys. I have referred individuals to him.
very thorough and knowledgeable. spent time explaining everything to me.
Dr. Conti was very caring and explained the course of treatment thoroughly. I would recommend him to anyone needing urology care.
Very good, thanks.
incredibly attuned to my needs and personalized challenges surrounding this procedure and area.
Dr Conti listened to my concerns and provided lots of possible outside the box options along with pros and cons of each.
Dr. Conti is very good.
Dr. Conti has delivered outstanding care to me at ever appointment or procedure.
Dr. Conti has a great bedside manner. And he explains all questions and care so you can understand it. He is simply the best.
Dr. Conti is an amazing doctor that spent a lot of time with me. He went above and beyond my expectations.
Never once did Dr. Conti seem rushed in his information with me. He discussed my options at length, giving me all pros and cons so I could make an informed decision myself.
Dr. Conti went above and beyond my expectations. I only wish he was my regular MD.
Very happy with all I came in contact with.
Explained procedures in detail very reassuring. Answered many questions eased my worries.
Very happy with this doctor. Explained everything I was asking thoroughly and was very easy to understand. Patient with all my questions.
Dr Conti is very good. He relates very well.

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