Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1986) CA
  • Residency: Yale University Internal Medicine Residency (1989) CT
  • Internship: Yale University Internal Medicine Residency (1987) CT
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hematology and Oncology Fellowship (1992) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (1994)
  • 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)


Clinical Trials

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Practice Locations

Hematologic Cancer Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(108 reviews)

Dr. Coutre is the best - so glad he is taking/watching over my care -
Allowed my questions and tolerated my dry humor LOL.
I get the best care.
Dr. Coutre is the best!
Both Dr. Frost and Dr. Coutre were professional and knowledgeable about my condition. My wife and I left feeling reassured and better informed about my prognosis.
Both doctors were extremely detailed and gave us (my husband and I) great confidence in them going tomorrow.
I am grateful to have Dr. Coutre & be in the trial. I am always excited to see him. I tell everyone about my doctor and he is excellent plus.
Respectful and professional.
I look forward to seeing Dr. Coutre again. His follow-up on my cancer problem is great over the years that he's seen me.
Dr. Coutre is excellent. An expert in his field. Attending fellow was good.
Dr. Coutre was most helpful in explaining my condition and related symptoms.
I really appreciated Dr. Coutre and his articulation of my options, and especially and I mean really especially the notes in the follow up in the patient portal. I can't tell you how important it is to have such detail from the doctor and the patient portal after visit to refer to! Much appreciation
Felt received and especially cared for.
Excellent care.
Dr. Coutre is the best!
Dr. Coutre is the best professional in this kind of terrible diseases!!
Through my treatment and visits, I have had friendly experience.
Dr. Coutre is tops! I really appreciate his thoughtful consideration of my concerns & questions. Dam so thankful for his good medical care.
Ratings the same for the fellow and Dr. Coutre.
I am so thankful to be under Dr. Coutre's care and for Stanford Medical Center.
While the care provider seemed to be knowledgeable, I did not find him to be courteous.
Great listener, compassionate, excellent explanations & expertise.
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!
Dr. Coutre is a compassionate & highly knowledgeable physician.
Dr. Coutre - very knowledgeable, intelligent, ethical!!!
Dr. Coutre is great. Respect his expert opinion on CLL & SLL.
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.
Dr. Coutre is a very well informed practitioner. I very much appreciate his sensitivity to a patient's particular circumstances.
Dr. Coutre is just excellent straight forward, clear, open and easy to converse with.
Dr. Coutre was very pleasant & explained the treatment options very clearly.
Dr. Coutre is outstanding!! Great job doc!!
Dr. Coutre & his nurses are always caring.
Dr. Coutre was worth waiting for & scary smart!
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.
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.
I get best care from Dr. Coutre.
Both Coutre and intern were great.
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.
I feel very fortunate to receive care from Dr. Courtre and his team. The doctor is very knowledgeable and sensitive to my needs.
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.
Dr. Coutre, as always, is wonderful. Careful & caring.
I had some skin cancer issues. The doctor proactively sought out my skin care doctor to be sure my cancer treatment was properly targeted.
Always very good, since 2013.
Dr. Coutre always discusses my condition in depth if necessary.
I am very glad I have Dr. Coutre as my oncologist.
Dr. Courte is a prince.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Courte and his staff. Excellent!
Dr. Coutre is terrific!
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.
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...
Good experience I had.
Very clear education on my situation from the hematology fellow.
Dr, always seems rushed.
Even though Dr. Coutre was not my regular doctor, he was so knowledgeable and committed to my blood disorder concerns -
Good service.
Dr. Coutre is a true leader in his expertise area.
Dr. Coutre is the best! He managed a team that saved my life.
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.
Latest information on drug study are given regularly. Any possible side effects discussed and other possibilities considered.
Both Dr. Coutre & the young fellow with him were very good.
Excellent, gave me hope & confidence.
Dr. Coutre is world class. He understands my problem and he is providing a solution. Bravo!
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.
I'm his patient for 20 years.
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.
Very much appreciate Dr. Coutre's expertise & excellent care.
My doctor is recognized as one of the top experts on my illness.
Care providers were all wonderful.
Dr. made us feel secure!
Dr. Maron is excellent caring doctor.
Dr. Coutre is a very capable Doctor whom I have great confidence in.
Dr. Coutre was friendly and professional, clearly explaining the details of my condition and several options for the future.
Excellent MD!
Dr. Coutre is a good listener and careful examiner. I have confidence in him and his expertise in my problem area.
Both doctors were excellent.
Thanks, for saving my life!
Both Dr. Coutre and his MD fellow were both professional, demonstrated the expert knowledge I was looking for, and were kind, compassionate & courteous.
Care equal to my expectations.
It was obvious that my chart was reviewed by physicians in advance, and they were VERY professional in their explanations.
I credit Dr. Coutre's efforts for keeping me alive the past 5 years.
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.
Great doctors!
Seemed more rushed than usual.
Dr. Coutre could not have been better. Answered questions, explained things and showed compassion and caring.
Very nice person.
Since I'm in a clinical trial, I'm not sure the care provider could give me the answers to my questions.
Clinical trial is not a situation that I could recommend this provider.
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.
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.
Dr. Coutre is great.
The best doctor!!! Excellence care!!!
Was seen more by MD fellow, saw MD Coutre last & less time.
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.
Dr. Courtre is always knowledgeable and helpful.
I am new to and would have liked more answers that I didn't know the question.
Dr. Coutre is very knowledgeable & explains well, extremely experienced & educated.
Dr. Coutre was excellent as a provider and an expert on my cancer.
Dr. Coutre, the best.
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.
Dr. Coutre is a strong, friendly and professional HC provider.
Dr. Coutre has been a great provider.
Resident not informed about my situation, was not prepared.
Dr. Courte was very thorough in his explanation of my illness.
Dr. Coutre & the fellow were very compassionate, very clear in their explanations!
Best doctor, best care, best facility.

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