Frederick M. Dirbas

Surgical oncologist, Breast surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.9 out of 5
164 Patient Ratings
24 Patient Comments

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Professional Education

  • Internship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics (1986) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1994) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1988) CA
  • Medical Education: Columbia University (1985) NY
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (1989) MD
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1994)
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1985)
  • BS with Honors, Stanford University, Chemistry (1981)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2014)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2013)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc (2012)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2011)
  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America (2010)
  • America's Top Oncologists, Consumers' Research Council of America (2009)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2010)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2009)
  • Star Caregiver Award, Silicon Valley Wellness Foundation (November 12, 2008)
  • IORT for Breast Cancer (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6503963/ns/nightly_news/), NBC (2004)
  • Grant Recipient, Vadasz Foundation (2004)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Leader, Breast Cancer Clinical Research Group, Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital (2011 - Present)
  • Physician Leader, Breast Cancer Clinical Care Program (CCP), Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital (2010 - Present)
  • Director, Clinical Care Sub-team, Breast Disease Management Group, Stanford Cancer Center (2006 - 2010)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

3.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Wonderful surgeon - caring & very skilled.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

All highest excellence.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Fabulous & very confidence - inspiring experience w/Dr. Dirbas at all levels.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Dirbas is the finest physician I have ever visited!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The best dr. ever.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Dirbas & his office personnel are excellent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. and his staff are friendly and very efficient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

EXCELLENT.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Absolutely excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

My husband and I travel 4 hours one way, and stay overnight in the area to be able to have Dr. Dirbus as my doctor. I appreciate having him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Dirbas is exceptional! He listens with a kind heart, provides thorough information and takes his time even if it's longer than needed - it just shows he truly cares!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Dirbas is off the charts. There's no words to describe how awesome & great he is!!!

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4.9 out of 5
164 Patient Ratings
24 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Wonderful surgeon - caring & very skilled.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

All highest excellence.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Fabulous & very confidence - inspiring experience w/Dr. Dirbas at all levels.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Dirbas is the finest physician I have ever visited!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The best dr. ever.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Dirbas & his office personnel are excellent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. and his staff are friendly and very efficient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

EXCELLENT.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Absolutely excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

My husband and I travel 4 hours one way, and stay overnight in the area to be able to have Dr. Dirbus as my doctor. I appreciate having him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Dirbas is exceptional! He listens with a kind heart, provides thorough information and takes his time even if it's longer than needed - it just shows he truly cares!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Dirbas is off the charts. There's no words to describe how awesome & great he is!!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Dirbas is one of the most caring & smart people I ever met. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Very warm, friendly, concerned about my feelings & care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I just had a fine needle aspiration (FNA) done on my left breast 4 months before my last appointment. It turned out negative. Previous ultrasound also detected nothing of concern. Yet he wanted me to undergo another FNA!

SHC Patient, May 2014

Even though Dr. Dirbas was late due to the emergency surgery, he was courteous & attentive. He was clearly frustrated with lack of communication about why he was late & that he had no backup.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Excellent, attentive & very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Dirbas and all his staff have consistently been the most caring, respectful and helpful providers I've EVER seen.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

He's the best. Seems to be over booked though because he is very attentive to each pt.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I was very fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Dirbas. He is extremely caring and professional. A wonderful doctor and person!!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Dirbas is the best dr. I have ever seen.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I recommend Stanford & Dr. Dirbas any time cancer comes up in conversations. Dr. Dirbas is an outstanding & excellent surgeon and health care provider. Stanford is lucky to have him, as was I.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

The doctor is excellent!