Dr. Vasu Divi is a distinguished expert in the field of head and neck cancer treatment, renowned for his dual roles as a cancer surgeon and reconstructive surgeon. With a specialized focus on high-risk and advanced skin cancers, oral cavity cancers, and osteoradionecrosis of the head and neck, Dr. Divi stands at the forefront of medical innovation. As a national authority in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, Dr. Divi spearheads Stanford's clinical trial program dedicated to this condition. His trial portfolio encompasses both neoadjuvant and adjuvant applications of immunotherapy, reflecting his commitment to advancing treatment methodologies. Actively engaged in research, Dr. Divi endeavors to define the optimal treatment approach for this disease, integrating immunotherapy to enhance patient outcomes.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Dept of Otolaryngology (2010) MA
  • Internship: University of Michigan (2005) MI
  • M.S., Stanford University, Masters in Clinical Informatics Management (MCiM) (2022)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School / Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Microvascular Reconstruction, Skull Base Surgery (2010)
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (2009)
  • M.D., University of Michigan, Medical School (2004)
  • B.A., University of Michigan, Economics (1998)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chair, Quality, Patient Safety, and Effectiveness Committee, Stanford Health Care (2021 - 2023)
  • Director of Stanford Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship, American Head and Neck Society (2013 - Present)
  • Medical Director of Quality, Stanford Cancer Center (2021 - 2023)


Practice Locations

Head and Neck Cancer Program at 900 Blake Wilbur Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(162 reviews)

Professional, personalized examination. Comforted by the sense one is in the hands of top drawer medical staff.
Dr. Divi was very professional and gentle when I visited his office. I was comfortable and positive that he will take good care of me on my surgery day. His team were great. Thank you Dr. Divi and to all your team. Greatly appreciate all your service and assistance.
Lily Lam and Dr Divi took my situation very seriously, provided clear and thoughtful explanations, and answered all of my questions
He’s the greatest surgeon in the world!
Everybody was super nice and helpful. Was a good experience
THOROUGH AND KIND would be my adjectives for Dr Divi He gave me new and disturbing information and was
Very friendley people, i even got a hug from the lady at the information desk.
Very friendly people. Everything was completely explained
Dr. Divi is THE BEST that Stanford ever had. He has an awesome personality and very accommodating. He is very compassionate and knowledgeable and took care of me. Lily, his NP, is also awesome. I love them both!
Everyone was very warm and welcoming
Dr. Divi saved my life. I am internal grateful to have been referred to such a talented surgeon and a caring one.
Excellent Doctor
As always very polite, courteous and professional Dr and staff
Dr Divi does wonderful work, no more pain, Thank you Dr Divi
What can I say about the physician that alongside Dr. Benjamin Erickson saved my life? Amazing as always. His team would have to be up to Dr. Divi’s standards. As always they are above and beyond consistently for the last 3 years since I have been a patient. Thank you!
Excellent doctor and staff
Dr Divi is the best!
Exceptional care.
a very fine dOCTOR
everyone we encountered was extremely friendly and professional
I am very impressed by Dr Divi
Great Dr. Great staff. Great options and explanations!! Thank you Dr Divii
Dr.Divi & his staff were excellent I was very happy many thanks
Dr. Divi totally took his time and answered my questions very honestly and I really appreciate it not being rushed and being allowed to have my family members there
The care that I receive from everyone at Stanford has been great
Excellent service from the entire staff everyone seem to be very caring and patient I was very impressed
Very through exam and consideration.
The staff is very concerned about my conditions. I know I am in good professional hands
Wonderful, caring manner, explained the options clearly and he is very easy on the eyes.
Was very impressed with Dr Divi and his team
Very personable, informative, answered my questions
Patient friendly, great bedside manner, knowledgeable, caring, very skilled surgeon. I even drove from Tennessee annually for my check up as I trusted he and his office associates.
A wonderful Hospital.
Very amazed at the caring staff felt comfortable during my visit.
Great visit
The doctor and the team were very good at explaining what would probably happen, and they answered my questions well.
Dr divi is amazing
It is good for me .
very nice and professional, thanks a lot
All the Dr. and nurses are very nice feel the patient fearless thank you.
Dr Divi and his team are 11 on a scale of 10
Very caring professionals. Made a difficult time as easy as possible. Thank you
Everyone from the Imaging Center on Sherman street to Dr Divi and his team has been incredibly helpful. Our family deeply appreciate your time and help during this difficult time.
Always giving all the credit to Stanford for my recovery.
Dr. Divi was really wonderful. My dad loved coming in. He thought everyone was so nice.
Dr Divi is very knowledgeable, caring, takes time to explain his plan of care.
Though Dr. Divi's speciality is Head & Neck, is anyone has an issue such as mine, I would readily refer them to Dr. Divi.
Very helpful, everyone from his office has been extremely kind and helpful.
Very good and personable care from Lily Lam and Dr Divi
Dr. Divi was genuinely concerned and he made me feel reassured.
very highly recommend
Very good in all area's.
Dr. Vasu Divi and Lily Lam are the best.
I'm very pleased w/my provider. She is excellent. I have complete trust in her.
The doctor was very kind and explained very well the situation.
I am so happy with my care providers thank you so much for care for me.
Lily & Dr. Divi are wonderful - !
Excellent doctor.
Dr. Divi is fantastic! He is caring, informed, conscientious and an amazing surgeon.
Excellent care!!
Dr. Divi is excellent!
They have treated me very well.
Not a good experience.
Dr. Divi is an exceptionally brilliant, caring, patient, thorough doctor with amazing communication capabilities. He saved my life and I will forever be grateful to him. Lily Lam, his NP, is remarkably kind, informative and supportive. I can't express my respect for them enough.
Dr. spent as much time as I needed. Dr. Divi has saved my life.
Both Dr. Divi and Dr. Pepper explained procedure, friendly courteous answered all questions.
Treated with much courtesy.
It was my first time, and I felt comfortable with their professionalism and surely I recommend in the future after my surgery and recovery.
Both Dr. Divi and Lily Lam were very good.
The staff at Stanford is wonderful!
All good. Dr. Divi is "tops."
Willing to provide more information (explanation) than other providers I visited in other healthcare.
Always WELL attended!
We love Dr. Divi!
Dr. Divi is the BEST!
At this point in treatment Dr. Divi has extended my life by years.
Dr. Divi is the best Doctor I have ever met. He has the most excellent care and doesn't make you feel rushed. He is very caring and compassionate. Dr. Divi and Lily are the best and truly a "gem".
The best.
Dr. Divi and his assistants are always kind, helpful, very concerned about my needs. Excellent care and attention to details.
I love all you people you are wonderful to me.
Good, friendliness, very helpful.
Very good experience.
All the personnel treated me very well thanks.
Love my drs.
I would refer him as the best in his field.
Everyone was really great and kind to me. My age didn't matter to them. Wonderful place to be.
All very good.
Excellent doctor.
Dr. Divi and Lily Lam were both extremely helpful, supportive and informative! Dr. Divi is a REMARKABLE surgeon, and 1 credit him with saving my life.
Everyone at Stanford is awesome!
Lily, Andrew, Dr. Divi were exceptional!
He didn't provide good information on how to care for my wound after surgery. When I called for clarification, it took two days of phone calls to get a simple answer.
Very very good experience.
Excellent care; quick referrals to tests & professionals I needed.
So good.
Excellent & proactive physician.
I'm very satisfied with Dr. Divi.
Excellent experience - surgery was compressed & accomplished with in ten days from introduction to major surgery on my scalp!
Excellent experience. Impressed with physicians knowledge and ability to communicate complicated situation in compassionate steady way. Felt in excellent hands. Relieved to be in this physician & his nurses care. Felt confident of their capabilities.
All involved in my care demonstrated exceptional care and were easy to talk with. They provided superior care.
Nothing but good experience.
My visits w/Dr. Divi and Lily are always pleasant. They both explain everything to where I can understand. I have all the confidence in the world with Dr. Divi and Lily. I am in debt to both of them for all they have done for me.
Excellent experience as always! Thank you!
Dr. Divi always takes the time to listen and answer all my questions he cares about me as a person and is empathetic.
I put myself in good hands with Dr. Divi and Lily. I totally have faith on them and would recommend them to everyone.
Really outstanding experience.
I'm very lucky to have Dr. Divias my cancer doctor. He performed a miracle surgery on my tongue.
All information given is to where I understand Dr. Divi and Lily are very courteous. Professional yet friendly - he and Lily take time to answer my concerns. They treat me with respect and I would recommend them to ALL my family & friends.
Always great.
Dr. Divi is very professional & confident. He knows exactly what he should do & when might happen later. I am very comfortable before & after the surgery. #8. Can be longer, but I understand that Dr. Divi has many patients. #9, 10. Very.
Dr. Divi came into the clinic to see me on his non-clinic day.
I had more than fair amount of courtesy, I am greatly appreciative.
Very happy with outcome, treatment while under care - no issues at all.
Dr. Divi is amazing. Lily was also great - She is a fantastic "right hand" to Dr. Divi -
I like seeing Dr. Divi.
If Dr. Divi didn't do my surgery I would probably be dead right now. After a painful death. He did a miracle surgery with a skill & talent that saved my life.
Very good.
Dr. Divi is the best.
Overall, I was very happy and more than satisfied w/ Dr. Divi AND his assistants.
All of my experiences with Dr. Divi have been very good. He has always been friendly, courteous and attentive to my concerns.
This was just a consultation - the procedure has yet to be scheduled! Yikes!
Family member asked questions & was ignored!!
So far, so good.
Very professional and honest. Takes time and explains he gives options and advice. I would recommend him 100%
Dr. Divi is always very clear and shows great care when speaking with me. The NP's have also been extremely attentive and show good concern.
Very good experience with the doctor very kind & their personnel too.
Dr. Divi takes the extra time needed to answer all my questions. He is skilled, focused, thorough, and concerned for me as a person.
I feel better when greeted with a smile - they usually do smile.
Dr. Divi is very knowledgeable & professional.
They made each visit enjoyable as possible.
Very good.
V. good.
The dr. hasn't given up yet on me. He's trying to keep checking on my cancer problems.
Dr. Divi is simply - the BEST!
GOOD - they taught us how to take care of the patient after her discharge, we had lots of fun!
No bad experience - Everything was perfect! Dr. Divi is one of the best MD!!!
Very good feelings about Dr. Divi.
Dr. Divi Vasu was incredibly good on all sectors. He made the exact (and reassuring) diagnosis and instructed Lily Lau, RN for follow up.
V. good.
Excellent care.
Too much delay.
They did a terrific job.
Again surpassing my expectations!!!
I just don't know doctor well enough but he seemed to be very busy.
Dr. Divi is thorough, focused, skilled and caring.
Could not have been better. A true professional!
Only good experiences.
Dr. Divi is an excellent doctor!!!
I feel Dr. Divi stood between myself and this disaster called cancer. Dr. Divi is my knight in shining armor!
Dr. Divi is a wonderful doctor even if he does look like a kid!!

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