Edward J. Damrose, MD, FACS

Edward J. Damrose, MD, FACS

Otolaryngologist, Head and neck surgical oncologist, Surgical oncologist, Head and neck surgeon, Laryngologist

4.9 out of 5
527 Patient Ratings
154 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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Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Voice and Swallowing Center

General ENT Clinic

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: UCLA School Of Medicine Registrar (1995) CA
  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (2003) CA
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2002)
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center (2001) CA
  • MD, UCLA, Medicine (1995)
  • BS, Yale University, Biology (1991)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Stanford University (2015)
  • Award of Appreciation, International Association of Laryngectomees (2014)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. Boston, MA (2008)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. Boston, MA (2009)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals.com (2011-2013)
  • Cum Laude, Yale University (1991)
  • Dale E. Wilson Scholarship, UCLA (1994)
  • Denise M. O'Leary Award for Excellence, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors (2012)
  • Forest and Rachel Linden Scholarship, UCLA (1994)
  • Francis G. Fabian, Jr. Scholarship, Yale University (1987 - 1991)
  • Honor Award for Distinguished Service, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2015)
  • Medical Thesis Recognition Award, UCLA (1995)
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award, Vitals.com (2012)
  • Patients' Choice Award, Vitals.com (2008-2014)
  • Physician of the Year - Nominee, UCLA (1996)
  • Stanford Biodesign Teaching Recognition Award, Stanford University (2004)
  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area Greater San Jose, CA, Vitals.com (2014)
  • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly (2014)
  • Top Ten Doctors, Vitals.com (2012)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (2003 - Present)
  • Chief, Division of Laryngology (2003 - Present)
  • Clinic Chief, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (2004 - 2014)
  • Consultant, Stanford Sports Medicine Program (2003 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders (2003 - Present)
  • Director, Fellowship in Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology (2006 - Present)
  • Member, Professional Practice Evaluation Committee (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Quality, Patient Safety & Effectiveness Commitee (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Credentials and Privileges Committee (2013 - 2016)
  • Senator at Large, Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate (2012 - 2015)
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Stanford Health Care (2014 - 2016)

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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SHC Patient, Dec 2016

He's the best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Their patience for my questions.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I really like Dr. Damrose.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Damrose is special.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I have recommended Stanford to several friends.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I am lucky to have Dr. Damrose as my care provider. He is outstanding surgeon.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Damrose listen to my wife and daughter questions and he was very patient with us.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Damrose is excellent. It takes me over an hour to drive to Stanford for a five-minute appointment, then an hour plus back home - but it's worth it.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Damrose is EXCELLENT in all aspects.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I know the reputation that Dr. Damrose has in his field ofOtolaryngology and feel both blessed and honored that he would help me regain my speach.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Everything went well. Dr. Damrose makes the patient feel very comfortable and is east to speak with.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Damrose is excellent.

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4.9 out of 5
527 Patient Ratings
154 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

He's the best!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Their patience for my questions.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I really like Dr. Damrose.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Damrose is special.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I have recommended Stanford to several friends.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I am lucky to have Dr. Damrose as my care provider. He is outstanding surgeon.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Damrose listen to my wife and daughter questions and he was very patient with us.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Damrose is excellent. It takes me over an hour to drive to Stanford for a five-minute appointment, then an hour plus back home - but it's worth it.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Damrose is EXCELLENT in all aspects.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I know the reputation that Dr. Damrose has in his field ofOtolaryngology and feel both blessed and honored that he would help me regain my speach.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Everything went well. Dr. Damrose makes the patient feel very comfortable and is east to speak with.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Damrose is excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

The PA and Nurse were both excellent and Dr was most helpful and informative and I liked him immediately

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Best team of providers ever met.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Edward Damrose is the finest doctor I have ever worked with. He is a special person who provides the best experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Like I said in comment before this, thsi provider Dr. Damrose explains in detail what is happening and what to expect in future, he totally explained what my new surgery and what they plan to do and how my recovery will work. he explains so good, that I can explain to my older sisters (which is necessary cause they ask lot of questions), niece etc what he is going to do, NO SURPRISES. NO STRESS FOR ME.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

dr Damrose is excellent in explaining issues which I can understand. he is prompt in responding to my questions/concerns

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Ed damrose is superb!!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Damrose is the kindest practitioner and most competent surgeon that I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Damrose is the best. Great presence, exhibits a level of knowledge and experience that inspires trust and confidence. Always spends time to make sure I am clear on treatment, condition, etc.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Damrose exhibits all of the above beyond "Very Good." He is an exemplary doctor. What stands out most to me about Dr. Damrose is his genuine and true concern for me and my health. He always takes the time to answer all my questions. I never feel rushed through the appointment and he makes me feel comfortable with decisions made for my health by being extremely knowledgeable about his field and and communicating it in a way that I can understand so I can make informed decisions. I don't feel alone with my health problem. He's the best and I would recommend him highly to others.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My doctors are amazing ! I drive 253 miles to reach facilities at Stanford. Each visit is better than last. The hospitals employees are team players.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Damrose is a super humanistic Doctor, he does take a good care of me, i am thankful

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr Damrose is very patient and informative, despite his busy schedule! He always takes the time to explain my condition to me and the options I have to remedy it :)

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very reassuring, concerned, empathetic.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I would highly recommend this provider for the kind of treatment I need.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Damrose was really wonderful and caring about my issues and was extremely clear and reassuring that he could help me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

The doctor did not have enough time to spend w/patient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

dr damrose is simply the BEST

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Extremely good experience with Dr. Demrose.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

We love your hospital and Dr Damrose and his staff are the best. Our mom (patient) is very glad that we brought her to Stanford. We can tell you that the care our mom recived from all the staff has been top notch.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Damrose has performed several throat surgeries for me. In my opinion he is an outstanding surgeon.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Awesome staff & doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Would recommend Dr. Damrose to anyone who needed his expertise.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr Damrose was very friendly and caring. He took time to explain to me regarding my conditions/treatment. He also prepared me for my upcoming biopsy. I have total confidence in him knowing that he is the best doctor to treat me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Damrose is an exceptional person.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

great

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Damrose clinical skills are among the best I have ever encountered. He is a handsome and a skilled physician.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

dtr damrose is wonderful! he's caring and he listens to you. I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful doctor

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. E. Damrose - skilled surgeon, compassionate, thorough, and above all, listens very carefully to patient. He was assisted by Dr. C. Jeffrey - Another fine doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The visit amounted to a routine checkup, but the doctor took care to recommend medicines he felt might help alleviate my throat pains.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Damrose is one of the best Dr.'s I have ever encountered. He is caring, intelligent, knowledgeable and has a truly wonderful bedside manner. I hold him in very high regard!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

If anyone I knew needed care in the field of studies Dr. Damrose works in I would recommend him with no problem. He is the most understanding, kind and really listens to me and tells me just whats happening or go to happen in the up coming months. I not only really like him I also totally trust him. When I got him as my doctor it was one of the luckiest days of my life.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I very much appreciate the thoughtfulness and knowledge Dr. Damrose applies to my dysphonia to produce a successful outcome for me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Damrose, Excellant Doctor, and assistant Jane, also Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Damrose is exceptional.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I drive far to see Dr. Damrose because he is excellent in all ways I need concerning my condition.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Damrose is the best.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Damrose is an amazing doctor and I'm very happy that I was referred to him and confident in his skills, knowledge and expertise. He has a really good bedside manner.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Damrose did a great job answering my questions!

SHC Patient, May 2016

I felt I was in the best of hands and I would be taken care.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Damrose is an exceptionally good, caring Doctor whom I would highly recommend!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Damrose listened very well and took time to explain

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

love my doctor and his assistants

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I have been going to Dr. Damrose for the past 3 years post op from my surgery that was originally done at UCLA. I was looking for a world class ENT doctor, and found him in Dr. Damrose. He is truly the best of the best from a clinical perspective, and is an incredibly compassionate individual. Dr. Damrose is truly a world class laryngologist that incorporates his clinical skills with his complete caring for his patients.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr.Damrose is an amazing Doctor and an asset to Stanford Medical !! I travel 3000 miles just to make an appointment with him, that's how much I trust him!!!! He is AWESOME!!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Love Dr. Damrose and his assistant.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Damrose is the best Doctor in the Valley.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Top expert and also very friendly

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Damrose is excellent. Professional courteous and very informative. Would not think of changing to another hospital or physician! He is "Fantabulous.!!!"

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Damrose is exceptionally, competent, caring, patient, and gracious. He engenders complete trust.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Damrose is wonderful. I highly recommend him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Damroe was awesome and fixed my voice.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Damrose is one of the best doctors I have met in 72 years!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Felt very well taken care of once I was there. was sent immediately for test and was impressed how quickly I was treated. I am a little concerned now - expected to hear back from doctor after tests to set new appointment. Worried I will get caught up again in a waiting cycle...

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very impressed!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

The dr. was very kind and soft spoken. He directed some of his comments to my daughter-in-law. I would prefer he speak to me only & my daughter-in-law would also hear what was said.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose has a well deserved reputation for excellent care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose was patient, caring, kind, knowledgeable,and thorough. He gave me all the time I needed to ask questions. I would love to have him as my primary care doctor :-)

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose is the gold standard in his specialty and he is also an outstanding person and communicator.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Thorough and professional, always pleasant and spends a good amount of time with the patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose is excellent. He spent time with me answering all of my questions. His explanation of my issue was very concise and I was able to understand everything he said. Great doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose and his team are the best!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have full confidence in this provider

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Demrose is the very best. I am fortunate to be in his care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose is great!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Damrose is extremely professional, courteous and friendly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Both the Fellow and Dr. Damrose were excellent. The Fellow did an invasive procedure which did not cause me any pain at all. She was superb, and when Dr. Damrose came in, he was excellent as well.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Damrose mode of communication and the concern he showed for me as a person were outstanding. He certainly is a tremendous asset to Staford heath care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Damrose is an excellent listener and is always open to my questions & suggestions.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Damrose has a wonderful demeanor and it is very easy to talk to him

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Doc was up to speed on my record, spent a lot of time with me, knows his biz and had great bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very good

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Damrose is the "BOMB!" And Steve is great too!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

exceptional physician

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I'm very very lucky to have found Dr Damrose. He's a fantastic doctor.He's kind,patient,listens to you.I just wish he wasn't so far away

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

dr, Damrose very professional, compassionate and talented.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

The best interaction I ever had with a Dr.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Reception staff told me Dr. Damrose will be Chief of Staff in 2017 - he will be the best! Amazing doctor to his patients. So kind and a skilled doctor for all of us with spasmodic dysphonia and he won't be leaving LS/Stanford.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Damrose is an excellent care provider. I am feeling much better as my voice quality had definitely improved a lot. Thanks! Very much appreciate it.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

dr Damrose is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

In addition to his wonderful attitude, Dr Damrose was one of the most thorough MD's I've seen in years who spent time answering my questions with patience and complete clarity. My confidence in him is extremely high.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Damrose is an exceptional man. He is highly competent, extremely gracious, most considerate and has the best "bedside manner" of any medical person with whom i have ever dealt.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I believe Dr. Damrose has something that many physicians over look,the value of just listening to the patient. Everyone needs someone to discuss their concerns. And to have the other party express and concern. The ability to answer a patients question with interest and reply with in a way that shows the patients questions are important. Once again showing concern. How often in a day do we actually run in to a person who takes the time to really care?

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Above & beyond the fact Dr. Damrose saved my life, I feel there is no better dr at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Damrose always spend as much time I need to check the surgery, tell me how it is going, what I shoud expect in the next weeks to come, he never rushes me and always answers any question I have at the visit, and I always have a few questions. I really like him and he always give me hope.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Damrose is like an old friend and I have complete confidence in him. He includes me and my wife in all discussions including those with his assistants and residents.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

You should clone Dr. Damrose. Dr. Damrose is the epitome of what a physician should be.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

The care provider was very patient with me and under stranding. I felt very good about the visit when I left and looking forward to my return appointment.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Damrose is the best doctor I have ever worked with and his staff is most helpful. He is wonderful Thanks

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

All quite friendly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Damrose & staff excellent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Damrose is awesome - kind, good listener, explains clearly, never acts like he is in a hurry or rushed.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Doctor Edward J. Damrose is an excellent doctor. I trust him with my health care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Domrose and staff area exceptional!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Damrose is the best physician I have ever had. I trust him 100%.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

EXELLENT

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Damrose is amazing smart professional & gifted.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Professional.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

IF i HAD TO REFERRAL A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO YOUR ENT DEPARTMENT I WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM REFERRING THEM TO SEE dR.AMROSE.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

If Dr. Damrose was my primary care physician, I would be thrilled beyond belief. He acted as though he had all the time in the world for me and explained everything thoroughly and didn't doubt my explanations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

This experience was very good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Damrose's manner always exudes competence, confidence, concern, and congeniality.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr Damrose is a great doctor. HeListens,caring,kind and takes time to explain everything. I was very lucky to HV him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Professional.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Superior doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Ed Damrose was great, as always. Extremely thoughtful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Professional.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr Damrose was awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Damrose - best doctor I've ever seen and amazingly caring and considerate

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Damrose is an excellent physician and I should know since I've seen about a zillion of them lately. ;)

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Damrose is the most friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and wonderful physician I have ever experienced. Clone Him!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I have complete and total faith and trust in the care of Dr Damrose.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I hold high confidence/expectations for Stanford. My expectations were exceeded & I'm very pleased with the results of this level of dedication/passion.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Damrose & Dr. Wang are exceptional doctors very caring. And an asset to Stanford Hospital. Wish all doctors were this good!!! Dr. Damrose saved my life!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Always - recommend Edward Damrose, MD - a classic, well trained physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Ed Damrose was excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Best manner of any surgeon I've ever met with.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Damrose is the best at what he does and is extremely patient and informative.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Great doctor,! Would recommend to friends recommended to parents. Helps patients & family members understand easily what is going on & what options we have.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Damrose was so patient in explaining my health problem.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I am so blessed to have Dr. Damrose as my doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Damrose is excellent, kind & a good listener. I intend to return in 2 yrs!! Kudos to him!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very patient & considerate.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Since we are quite well informed Dr. Damrose spoke with us on a more technical level, which we appreciated. I think he adjusts his explanations to the knowledge of the patient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Provider had technical issues during performance of procedure.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Damrose is the best in my treatment that I have encountered in my 25 year experience with botox for dystonia.

SHC Patient, May 2014

The doctor was excellent as well as intern - Very professional.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Damrose is such a caring, considerate individual. I am blessed to have him as my doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Damrose did an excellent job in attending to the needs of this very challenging patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

The best I have ever known.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Both MD & PA were friendly, courteous and extremely knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Will refer & do refer my family & patients to this hospital.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Have already recommended.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. E. Damrose - "Outstanding!" Bar-none! The best physician that I have experienced. Should be a template to mold future healthcare providers.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

They all had a very high bedside manor and explained the exam in detail with language I could understand.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Damrose is excellent in all areas.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Damrose is excellent. Professional, knowledgeable, personable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Outstanding efficiency and mastery of knowledge in the field of ENT was displayed by Dr. Damrose. Although I learn that I have a very bad problem yet the doctor's expert opinion helped me deal with it. Hats off to Dr. Damrose.