Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowships (2005) CA
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (1999) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Heidelberg (1989) Germany
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2006)
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Molecular Biology (2003)
  • Residency: Ludwig Maximillians University (1992) Germany

Honors & Awards
  • American Association of Cancer Research Outstanding Poster Award, Toronto, Canada, American Association of Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada (1995)
  • OB/GYN Resident Teaching Award, University of California, Los Angeles (2008)
  • Outstanding Podium Presentation Award, National Gynecologic Oncology Fellow’s Forum (2004)
  • STOP Cancer Career Development Award, STOP Cancer (2008)
  • Teaching Award, National Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007)

  • Member, Society of Pelvic Surgeons (2016 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Cancer Research (1996 - Present)
  • Member, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Gynecologic Investigations (2000 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Gene Therapy (2000 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Gynecologic Oncology (2005 - Present)
  • Member, Gynecologic Oncology Group (2005 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Mary Lake Polan Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory (2013 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Care Program (2013 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology (2013 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Clinical Research Group for Gynecologic Cancer Trials (2014 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship (2016 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Gynecologic Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Stanford Women's Cancer Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(196 reviews)

Dr. Dorigo did not make me feel rushed and patiently answered all my questions thoroughly. I was glad that he showed me a picture from surgery and explained what I was seeing.
He is very easy to talk to, he made me feel comfortable, he was professional, and personable. He's a great doctor. I had complete faith in him. I wish all doctors were like him. He also informed me about everything.
Dr. Oliver Dorigo is an excellent surgeon, doctor and he cares about his patients.
Do Dorigo is friendly, a good listener, a great researcher, thorough, professional and open. I am grateful to be in such good hands!
Oliver Dorigo is an outstanding physician. He always takes the time to answer all questions, and never makes you feel rushed. He is very thorough and leaves me feeling confident that I am indeed receiving the best health care at Stanford.
Dr. Dorigo is a very kind and considerate Surgeon/Oncologist. He speaks slowly and explains things thoroughly. He asks if I have questions and always answers them completely. I trust him completely with my health issues.
Dr. Dorigo is extremely helpful and communicative. He is excellent at what he does and he is caring.
He comes across has knowledgable, and a compassionate doctor. He is a good listener.
I think I just did that on the last memo. However, while Dr D has been my doctor and he recommended my prognosis medicine to take, he is not a magician and can’t make magic happen for cancer patients, ,but he is always a student learning about these new drugs and helping people that want to live almost gives you a God complex. I would feel like that if I can help someone have more life. He has done that for me. For my family. For my future. I appreciate him and his team for all their help when I needed it. Dr D is amazing and to me he is my God. I wish and hope he always can help people forever. Today is a good day. Thank you Dr D for helping me! I think he has told me he does a lot of advicacy for the cancer drugs so he does know what he is talking about. I’m rambling on…. Sorry. Thank you again!!
Dr. Dorigo answered all my questions and was positive about my recovery and test results. It has been a great experience having him as my doctor for this issue.
Dr Dorigo is an excellent doctor whom I have entrusted my care with him for multiple abdominal procedures for many years. Our conversations have been very comfortable knowing he has his best interest in helping me resolve or cope with the issues st hand. I admire him fir his professionalism in extending the expertise of other doctors should it become necessary. Despite his long hours at the hospital, I am very grateful that he extends his time to contact family/friends "outside" of his normal hours. We are very grateful for his dedication to help the patient and family members know what has transpired or the future plans of what may entail. Thank you Dr Dorigo and staff for your utmost care you have provided to us throughout these years. Our deepest gratitude and Aloha....
Dr. Dorigo is one of the best physicians I have ever had.
He’s very nice to work with, and I trust his judgment.
Dr Dorigo answered all of my questions and was very personable and professional.
I would highly recommend Dr. Dorigo to anyone needing his specialized care. He was and is outstanding. Many thanks to him and his team for taking such good care of me and relieving my husband’s concerns throughout this procedure.
I am very thankful for the care and expertise provided by Dr. Oliver Dorigo. I talked to many doctors from other hospitals before my Stanford visit. Dr. Dorigo was the first doctor that was able to answer my questions and was willing to complete my complex surgery. My surgery results are better than what I expected. I can't thank him enough.
Dr. Dorigo is great. He took time to explain my options. Genuinely cared about my well being.
He explained everything very clearly and answered all my questions and offered more time if I had other questions. Overall an excellent visit.
Excellent sensitive brilliant doctor whom I deeply respect.
Dr Dorigo is an amazing doctor. I feel very lucky to have his help and expertise. I have all the confidence in his care.
Dr Dorigo gives me good support, and hope, about moving forward with treatment because of the good results I had experienced.from my first treatment. I felt seen, heard and confident with his treatment knowledge and direction. He is direct and clear in his communication. I really appreciate Dr Dorigo and being his patient.
I really like him as a doctor and trust his advice.
Dr. Dorigo is an amazing and wonderful doctor!
I was referred to him by my gynecologist and he trated me like I was one of his long time patients. Everybody in Stanford make me feel welcome and explained all the process from every step of the way to my surgery. He has alot of experience and he gives you and answers all the questions takes his time.
Dr. Dorigo is one of the best doctors I've ever encountered.
He is excellent! Listens and has a plan.
Kind, patient, knowledgeable and explains things well.
Truly am so grateful for Dr. Dorigo and his staff. I wish that all of my medical needs could mirror Dr. Dorigo’s empathy and care.
Dr. Oliver Dorigo is an amazing, caring doctor who takes the time to listen to you. Grateful for Dr. Dorigo!
The staff was professional and warm and attentive. Dr. Dorigo is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with. This is what world class healthcare feels like!
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent physician that is extremely knowledge. He listens to my questions and provides thorough responses. He includes me in the discussion and decision process. I have a complex medical issues/status and he is aware of the issues and is apprised/aware of my other Stanford providers.
Wonderful doctor - thorough, listens carefully, explains options
He is a wonderful dr and answered all my questions thoughtfully.
Dr. Dorigo is excellent doctor. He listens and takes time to explain everything to you. I appreciate Dr. Dorigo!
I highly recommend Dr. Dorigo. Very knowledgeable, compassionate and a.great communicator.
Dr Dorigo is a fabulous doctor. He is the tops in his field but is able to explain things carefully for a patient. Dr Dorigo has literally saved my life.
Dr. Dorigo takes time to ecplain everything. He is very kind caring doctor, and excellent surgeon. My surgery went well and I am grateful and thankful to Dr. Dorigo. He is very thorough and has asked pathology to recheck prior leep samples to determine tumor size which will then determine if radiation treatment will be necessary. I appteciate his due diligence.
He was quick thinking, very pleasant and patient. He spoke to me the entire time himself, as opposed to an assistant. Explained the procedure and answered all questions I had. I feel as though I'll be in very competent hands when I have this procedure done by him.
Susan Lang and Dr Oliver Dorigo were amazing and gave me peace and calmness by talking to me explanibg my cancer and next step process. Amazing! Grateful and thankful to have them taking care of me!
Such compassionate….. Dr Dorigo is the best! Compassionate, Knowledgeable, Respectful and just a very nice person. Thank you Stanford for enabling him to care for your patients.
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent doctor! I am very happy to have been treated by Dr. Dorigo. He is an excellent listener and cares about the patient.
Excellent doctor.
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent clinician: patient, kind, great bedside manner, never rushed me, great listening skills, humble, had clear explanations. I would definitely return, if needed, or recommend him.
Dr Dorigo is an excellent doctor and top in his field. The issues are complex and sometimes I needed explanations. I think I person would have been better
Very helpful video visit. Following our conversation, I realized we didn't talk about the fact that I do not have the BRCA mutation, and I wonder if that would limit my ability use Zejula. Thanks Cheri
Dr. Dorigo was incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel extremely grateful to have such good care.
Knowledgeable, accomplished, excellent provider. Provides thorough responses and analysis. Listens and allows for patient questions and input.
Profoundly amazing Physician in every respect!!!
Very Nice
He listened to my concerns and reviewed notes from another doctor I am seeing that referenced a possible solution to the medical condition they are treating me for. I thank him for that.
I feel very fortunate to have been in the care of Dr. Dorigo and his entire team. My experience has been superlative.
Dr Dorigo had a very detailed explanation about my condition now. He is terrific !
Dr. Dorigo is outstanding. Expert care, empathic and educates the patient.
Very happy with Dr Dorigo’s care. I feel he has my best interest in my care. I feel fortunate to have him as my care provider.
Personable, thorough, did not rush, answered questions well.
He is very professional and Knowledgeable with Nice Heart and Kindness Attitude. There is no words can Express my GRATEFULNESS. God bless him .
Dr Dorigo is so personable, professional, and reassuring. I feel so fortunate to have found him for my treatment. His assistant, Becky, and his staff are all attentive, professional, and all around great!
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent surgeon, and I feel so blessed that he is the one who did my surgery.
Dr. Dorigo and staff are empathic, informative and factual.
Dr Dorigo is spectacular. Incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic.
Team is great love them
Best Dr. in the world!
Dr Dorigo is awesome. He’s an excellent doctor. And very caring and patient. Did not rush through the appointment.
Explains thoroughly, answers questions, shows images and results.
He is the very best…..especially since he saved my life!
Dr Dorigo was extremely informative and thorough., eager to answer questions, and arrange for follow-up.. Staff very professional.
Dr. Dorigo and staff are outstanding.
Dr. Dorigo is extremely caring, kind, patient, compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. He and his team make me feel that I am in good hands. They seem to be on top of everything and I truly appreciate the professionalism.
Dr. Dorigo is an exceptional care provider
Dr. Dorigo stands out in how he answers questions completely and provided me more detailed information and assurances that I’ve ever had from a physician during a difficult time. If he is your doctor, you won’t be disappointed. Knowledgeable and thorough. The best!
We love Dr Dorigo and the efficiency of Stanford
He was very friendly and professional. He and Ashley Wood answered all my questions.
excellent doctor, not rushed & explained things well
He is superb. I have already recommended him to two fellow ovarian cancer friends.
He is an excellent surgeon & oncologist.I trust him explicitly.
Dr. Dorigo is the very best.
Lucky to have you in charge of my care
Dr. Dorigo and all the staffs are wonderful! They really care about their patients and support me in every way they can. I really appreciate them!
I appreciate the care and concern shown to me by Dr. Dorigo! His team was present and so helpful in obtaining recent diagnostics done outside of Stanford that helped guide the treatment plan for me.
Absolutely. Dr. Dorigo is excellent!
I believe he is a wonderful, caring Doctor & surgeon & has a great staff.
I am so blessed that I have been referred to Dr Oliver Dorigo. Though today was only the 1st meeting which I had with him, however, I could already feel his precision in his recommendations and judgements. A cancer patient like me needs a doctor like him who can give me accurate direction for my cancer journey.
It is obvious that he is working very hard and has brought inother to help make a plan for treatment
Yes…he is a Saint.
Doctor Doritos is a caring and excellent doctor. I drive 4 hours to have him as my doctor/surgeon.
He listened and was honest about what he could answer and what he couldn't. Made time for my questions and was patient.
He is a very knowledgable and compassionate doctor. I trust his opinion very much and highly recommend him.
Dr. Dorigo and his team are the best. I can't be happier with the care I received from him and his team. Thank you again!
I like Dr. Dorigo and appreciate his knowledge and professional excellence on my behalf. My scheduled appt. was about 45 minutes late, with me being unsure I’d done everything right to connect, so that was unsettling, but I’m sure that was out of his control. It would have been easier for me if he had removed the face mask so I could better understand him. And then knowing his part regarding the needed referral could be better understood so I can know how I proceed.
He is an excellent doctor
Thank you for making my journey so comfortable, I did feel like i was important and that you care.
I can’t remember ever meeting a nicer doctor. Very professional, yet very warm. I feel very blessed to have such a knowledgeable doctor in charge of my care.
Dr Dorigo is a truly exceptional clinician. He listens, he considers options, he’s highly knowledgeable and he’s encouraging. He always makes me feel like I matter and that my stage IV ovarian cancer is being treated appropriately and with consideration for my quality of life. I appreciate him immensely.
Dr. Dorigo and the staffs are amazing! Thank you!
Dr. Dorigo has been supported me since day one until present. He understands the seriousness of my disease. He explained treatments to me that I understood very clear. He gives detailed informations of options about my treatments. I would like Dr. Dorigo to continue helped in my treatments. He’s a very good Oncologist that I want to keep treating me. Thank you
Dr. Dorigo is a wonderful doctor. He very helpful, experienced, kind, explained my condition very well, answered my questions, gave me options, etc. I’m very grateful for his help.
Very thorough and articulate. I felt heard and valued in the process
Amazing Doctor! Knows how to connect and build relationships. Good listener.
Dr Dorigo is very warm, extremely well prepared and helpful about any questions about any aspect of my medical care — meaning he treats the entire person not just a body part He’s accessible and completely transparent respecting his patient’s intelligence and time
Extremely easy to talk to, thorough, reassuring.
Dr. Dorigo was very kind and clear. I felt he really listened to me and his explanations were easy to follow.
Outstanding individual. Grateful that he is my surgeon.
I trust him and know he has my best interest at heart and will take care of me.
Sent a letter to David Entwistle conveying my sincere gratitude for the care received from Dr. Oliver Dorigo and his staff.
Dr. Dorigo & his staff (especially Becky) are amazing.
Dr. Dorigo was informative positive and knowledgeable. I enjoyed his enthusiasm about the outcome of my surgery.
Dr. Dorigo spent plenty of time explaining and describing where we were in treatment. He listened to me and addressed all questions. He is the best doctor and I am thrilled he is handling my care.
Follow ups to cancer surgery & chemo - excellent, caring but still professional care. 5 star in all ways!!
The care provider advisor explained possible after side effects after the surgery and explained what could and advised me who and what to do afterward. He also told me how to take care of area around incision.
Excellent, detailed.
Excellent care.
Dr. Dorigo is amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable, he explains everything very clearly. I feel I have the best care possible. He is kind, compassionate & has a good sense of humor.
I have trusted Dr. Dorigo with my life I came in very, very sick and he has help me a lot.
It was important that I get in to see Dr. Dorigo to discuss some current issues with my health. He was able to see me on short notice and spent a good deal of time having a discussion with me regarding the clinical trial I am currently on and a plan moving forward. He was very thorough in explaining everything to me.
Dr. Dorigo is highly recommended!
Dr. Dorigo is absolutely awesome! He was very thorough in explaining everything. Answered most of my questions before I even asked them, then patiently answered the rest.
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent physician with an extensive clinical & research interest in the rare cancer I've had. I self referred myself after extensive research to find and expert in the field & was glad I did so.
I like Dr. Dorigo very much.
Dr. Dorigo was superb! I will be switching my care over to him and Stanford after July!
Very good experience w/Dr. Dorigo. Like his bedside manner, does help translate in more understandable words. Most of the ONC Gync. is very complicated, and he was great!
I like & trust Dr. Dorigo.
Dr. Dorigo is thoroughly brilliant, focused on my condition, asks questions & listens.
Amazing! Dr. Dorigo is SO caring & extremely bright and dedicated. His calm, confident demeanor always put me at ease.
Dr. Dorigo & the assistant (who collected my info & Q's before doctor came in) were both courteous & thorough answering my Q's. I was there for a 2nd opinion & left confident that I had info I needed to decide on treatment course.
Dr. Dorigo was very thorough a very accommodating. He wasn't rush & was very receptive & encouraging. He was excellent. Dr. Torino - was very good as well.
A wonderful doctor, very happy with him!
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent surgeon & physician.
Expected 10 minutes so 20 minutes exceeded expectations. He was kind to show me my CT images. Dr. Dorigo speaks fast with an accent, is sometimes hard to understand.
I have had bad experiences with doctors & hospital staff before. However, I don't have 1 bad thing to say about Stanford.
Exceptional in every way!
This was one of the best dr. experiences I have ever had in a really terrible situation. He gave me hope again.
Very professional doctor, nurse practitioner, and nurse.
Excellent explanation of problem & care of it.
The doctor made me feel relaxed and not as stressed.
I couldn't ask for a better or more skilled doctor!
I have full confidence that Dr. Dorigo is exceptionally knowledge re: My condition while conducting the appointment in a very caring, attentive manner.
I have been a cancer patient under the care of Dr. Dorigo for four years and have received excellent care.
Dr. Dorigo was excellent - he explained things thoroughly & patiently; took time answering my questions & respond to my concerns; and he had an all-around friendly & confidence-instilling manner.
I feel blessed because God put on my path a doctor like Dr. Dorigo. Finally someone answered my questions. Dr. Dorigo is such an amazing doctor may he be blessed with many years of practicing medicine. This world needs doctors like him.
Dr. Dorigo was very nice and informative.
Has a hard time staying focused! Never pertinent information to issue.
Dr. Dorigo was incredible! He's very knowledgeable, very good at explaining things he spent plenty of time with me and listened carefully to my question.
Dr. Oliver Dorigo is the most wonderful doctor in this world. He saved MY LIFE!! Thank you Dr. Dorigo.
This was a referral consultation for a second opinion. Dr. Dorigo was familiar with my file from Kaiser and was prepared with a number of suggestions and next steps. The team was respectful and helpful.
Dr. Dorigo and Arthie (NP) were both very cordial spent sufficient time with me, and answered my questions.
This care team is highly knowledgeable and responsive. I was extremely impressed. Received answers to health questions my internist in Monterey did not accurately answer.
Dr. Dorigo spent ample time with me, & answered all questions & concerns.
I feel blessed & be under Dr. Dorigo's care.
Dr. Dorigo's (his) MA & NP were present during the appointment to take notes and collaborate.
Dr. Dorigo - excellent!
I am sure he is a qualified dr. but for me - he has no bedside manner. He seeing rushed, always in a hurry. Not a favorite of mine.
Dr. Dorigo did an excellent job of explaining my options. I will be getting chemo @ St. Mary's in SF, but overall treatment will be directed by Dr. Dorigo.
Excellent service.
If I have waited some time, I should understand, that my specialist doctor can be very busy attending an urgency & serious delicacy of a patient.
Dr. Dorigo has a wonderful manner about him. He also explained everything in details we fully understood. Answered all our questions. Everyone was very helpful.
He is rushed. No bedside manner. I drive 35 miles one way to go to Stanford. He spends about one minute with me. Sometime I think it is a waste of time.
I highly recommend Dr. Dorigo. He is highly skilled, compassionate & caring.
My specialist Dr. Dorigo is eminent, respectful, friendly, comprehensive and courteous.
The doctor was very gentle-thanks!
I saw Dr. Dorigo for a 2nd opinion. Very compassionate; explained to well & answered all my questions. I would highly recommend this gynecologist.
Excellence service.
Women's Cancer Center, and Dr. Dorigo's entire team, are doing a commendable job.
The fellow Dr. Swanson & Dr. Dorigo make a good team. Dr. Swanson spent a lot of time with me & had a lot of good explanations about things. Dr. Dorigo is short & to the point & also had helpful input.
Dr. Dorigo and his resident were very kind. I appreciate the gentleness with which he performed my pelvic exam and his willingness to discuss.
He is by far the best doc I have ever seen. Brilliant, humble, kind, loving & compassionate.
The staff is fast in answering a question and with good treatment.
Dr. Dorigo was GREAT! His front office staff are a poor reflection on how amazing him and his nursing staff are.
Dr. Dorigo is the best!
I have full confidence in Dr. Dorigo.
To me the doctor attended me well despite that he would explain in Spanish.
Have total confidence in Dr. Dorigo.
May God bless the hospital of Stanford & all its personnel, for the good humanity.
Dr. Dorigo explained things well & didn't make us feel rushed. He instilled much confidence.
Very interested doctor in my health and so that my treatment be efficient.
From a pt.'s perspective Dr. Dorigo is one of the most outstanding physicians I've been treated by (and I'm a nurse). I was afraid I was going to be given a devastating diagnosis, and he was not only clinically stellar, but kindly and professionally demonstrated that he understood the stress I was feeling, and really moved the treatment along quickly! I was most grateful!!!
Very happy with Dr. Dorigo. He seems like he really cares about you as a person.
Dr. Dorigo is excellent. Very happy to be his patient.
This was a second opinion, the entire staff was very helpful and considerate. I was VERY pleased with the visit.
Everything was perfect.
Lab results where not given to me until I e-mailed thru "Myhealth". So my concern level was heightened.
Dr. Dorigo is the most caring and intelligent doctor I have ever had! Thank you Dr. Dorigo.
Dr. Dorigo is an amazing doctor, very caring, knowledgeable and friendly!
Follow through post appt. has been disappointing. No one has done what they said other than order tests but leaving coordination to me when told otherwise.
Dr. Dorigo is an excellent doctor. I like the way he treats me as a patient.
I love him.
I liked that both Dr. Dorigo and his nurse called the next day after surgery to check on my well-being.
Dr. Dorigo is the most caring and intelligent doctor I encountered throughout my cancer journey. He is the biggest blessing to me throughout this journey!
Dr. Oliver Dorigo went above and beyond with patience and understanding with me as I completely emotionally, fell apart after my diagnosis. He took more time than he should have.
Good experience.
I did my "homework" on Dr. Dorigo before my appointment and was impressed but once I met him - I knew I was in excellent "hands".
He is always attentive and willing to listen & help.
Utmost respect for Dr. Dorigo! Knowledgeable, caring, shows concern, genuine & thorough.

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