Steven Coutre

Steven Coutre

Hematologist, Leukemia specialist

4.8 out of 5
212 Patient Ratings
90 Patient Comments

Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic F
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Cancer Immunotherapy Program

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1994)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA
  • Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1989) CT
  • Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1987) CT
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1986) CA
  • BS, Northwestern University, Biochemistry (1981)
  • MD, Stanford University, Medicine (1986)
  • Internship/Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internal Medicine (1989)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Hematology (1992)

Honors & Awards

  • Bernard Cohen Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University (1991)
  • Division Teaching Award, Stanford University (2002)
  • Timothy F. Beckett, Jr. Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University (1990)

Administrative Appointments

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2012 - Present)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (1998 - Present)
  • Cancer Care Program Leader-Hematology, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010 - Present)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2017 - Present)
  • Director of Hematology Clinic, Stanford University (1996 - Present)
  • Vice Chair, Leukemia Committee, Southwest Oncology Group (1996 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Coutre is tops! I really appreciate his thoughtful consideration of my concerns & questions. Dam so thankful for his good medical care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Ratings the same for the fellow and Dr. Coutre.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I am so thankful to be under Dr. Coutre's care and for Stanford Medical Center.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

While the care provider seemed to be knowledgeable, I did not find him to be courteous.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Great listener, compassionate, excellent explanations & expertise.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Coutre was very sensitive to my needs & responded w/saying the perfect things to me. I feel better every time I see him - He's great!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Coutre is a compassionate & highly knowledgeable physician.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Coutre - very knowledgeable, intelligent, ethical!!!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Coutre is great. Respect his expert opinion on CLL & SLL.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Doesn't answer email, no follow up - no treatment plan instruction or advice, had to ask for test results, etc. Care provider was very tired and kept yawning - lack of interest.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Coutre is a very well informed practitioner. I very much appreciate his sensitivity to a patient's particular circumstances.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Coutre is just excellent straight forward, clear, open and easy to converse with.

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4.8 out of 5
212 Patient Ratings
90 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Coutre is tops! I really appreciate his thoughtful consideration of my concerns & questions. Dam so thankful for his good medical care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Ratings the same for the fellow and Dr. Coutre.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I am so thankful to be under Dr. Coutre's care and for Stanford Medical Center.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

While the care provider seemed to be knowledgeable, I did not find him to be courteous.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Great listener, compassionate, excellent explanations & expertise.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Coutre was very sensitive to my needs & responded w/saying the perfect things to me. I feel better every time I see him - He's great!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Coutre is a compassionate & highly knowledgeable physician.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Coutre - very knowledgeable, intelligent, ethical!!!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Coutre is great. Respect his expert opinion on CLL & SLL.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Doesn't answer email, no follow up - no treatment plan instruction or advice, had to ask for test results, etc. Care provider was very tired and kept yawning - lack of interest.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Coutre is a very well informed practitioner. I very much appreciate his sensitivity to a patient's particular circumstances.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Coutre is just excellent straight forward, clear, open and easy to converse with.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Coutre was very pleasant & explained the treatment options very clearly.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Coutre is outstanding!! Great job doc!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Coutre & his nurses are always caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Coutre was worth waiting for & scary smart!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I feel fortunate to receive care from Dr. Coutre. He is caring, supportive and extremely knowledgeable. Jillian Settlemire, Dr. Coutre assistant has been extremely helpful to me. She has offered assistance and clarification.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

It is amazing how we are not rushed - as if the doctor has nothing else to do but consult with us for as long as it takes to assure that we are fully informed and any questions answered.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I get best care from Dr. Coutre.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Both Coutre and intern were great.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

We were extremely pleased w/Dr. Coutre's concern, explanations, thoroughness & the amount of time he spent with is explaining the treatment he felt was best for me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

I feel very fortunate to receive care from Dr. Courtre and his team. The doctor is very knowledgeable and sensitive to my needs.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Coutre was everything I imagined, and more. He thoughtful explained my diagnosis, prognosis, and situation. I was greatly relieved to meet with him, to move forward.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Coutre, as always, is wonderful. Careful & caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I had some skin cancer issues. The doctor proactively sought out my skin care doctor to be sure my cancer treatment was properly targeted.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Always very good, since 2013.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Coutre always discusses my condition in depth if necessary.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

I am very glad I have Dr. Coutre as my oncologist.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Courte is a prince.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Coutre is terrific!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Can't say enough good things about Dr. Courte and his staff. Excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Coutre acted like I was his only patient that day - Took as much time as I needed w/questions. Didn't rush me. Very professional & competent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I did not eel rushed. I was actually surprised @ the time allowed me, and most grateful. I felt I would be in good hands that are dedicated to healing...

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very clear education on my situation from the hematology fellow.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Good experience I had.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr, always seems rushed.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Even though Dr. Coutre was not my regular doctor, he was so knowledgeable and committed to my blood disorder concerns -

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Good service.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Coutre is the best! He managed a team that saved my life.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Coutre is a true leader in his expertise area.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Coutre and his staff. His help in keeping me alive and well to fight my cancer problem.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Latest information on drug study are given regularly. Any possible side effects discussed and other possibilities considered.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Both Dr. Coutre & the young fellow with him were very good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent, gave me hope & confidence.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Coutre is world class. He understands my problem and he is providing a solution. Bravo!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Good

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Was very Pleased with Dr Coulter with the time he took to explain condition, possible treatment and expectations of my condition. Would recommend him without hesitation.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I'm his patient for 20 years.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

It's remarkable that a doctor of the top of his field & busy always explains things thoroughly and takes all the time I need for questions, explanations and alternative treatments.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Very much appreciate Dr. Coutre's expertise & excellent care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

My doctor is recognized as one of the top experts on my illness.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Care providers were all wonderful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. made us feel secure!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Maron is excellent caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Coutre is a very capable Doctor whom I have great confidence in.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Coutre was friendly and professional, clearly explaining the details of my condition and several options for the future.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent MD!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Coutre is a good listener and careful examiner. I have confidence in him and his expertise in my problem area.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Both doctors were excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Thanks, for saving my life!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Both Dr. Coutre and his MD fellow were both professional, demonstrated the expert knowledge I was looking for, and were kind, compassionate & courteous.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Care equal to my expectations.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

It was obvious that my chart was reviewed by physicians in advance, and they were VERY professional in their explanations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I credit Dr. Coutre's efforts for keeping me alive the past 5 years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

My provider has never dumbed things down for me, which I appreciate. I've done a lot of research into what I have and him speaking to me like a child would have been insulting.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Seemed more rushed than usual.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Great doctors!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Coutre could not have been better. Answered questions, explained things and showed compassion and caring.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Very nice person.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Since I'm in a clinical trial, I'm not sure the care provider could give me the answers to my questions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Clinical trial is not a situation that I could recommend this provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

We saw Dr. Coutre 7 yrs. ago. He is amazing. My disease is no longer in remission & it is incredible to see the same doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Coutre revealed a complete misunderstanding of the most often reported symptom of my cancer, which is fatigue. when I asked if he had any suggestions about my fatigue, he said, "Not really. Fatigue is not connected to or part of Polycythemia Vera.". I was stunned as I had just attended a Mayo Clinic conference where fatigue was discussed openly as the primary patient experience. The physicians present from all over the world confirmed this finding.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Coutre is great.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The best doctor!!! Excellence care!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Was seen more by MD fellow, saw MD Coutre last & less time.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

My husband & I appreciated both Dr. Coutre and the woman doctor who spoke to us before he came in. It is unfortunate that I cannot locate her name in my notes.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Courtre is always knowledgeable and helpful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I am new to and would have liked more answers that I didn't know the question.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Coutre is very knowledgeable & explains well, extremely experienced & educated.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Coutre was excellent as a provider and an expert on my cancer.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Coutre, the best.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Absolutely would recommend Dr. Coutre - He & SCC are the best thing about my disorders I feel very blessed to be able to receive care here.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Coutre is a strong, friendly and professional HC provider.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Coutre has been a great provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Resident not informed about my situation, was not prepared.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Courte was very thorough in his explanation of my illness.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Coutre & the fellow were very compassionate, very clear in their explanations!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Best doctor, best care, best facility.