Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hematology and Oncology Fellowship (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: Albany Medical College Office of the Registrar (1998) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Residency: Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University (2001) RI
  • Internship: Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University (1999) RI
  • A.B., Harvard College, Biophysics (1994)

Awards & Memberships
  • Career Development Award, ConquerCancer/ASCO (2016-2019)
  • Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence: leader of the Clinical Translational Core, NIH/NCI (2015-2020)
  • Dean's Fellowship, Stanford School of Medicine (April 2004- March 2005)
  • Developmental Cancer Research Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (September 2011-August 2012)
  • Early Detection of Hereditary Renal Cancer (RCC) Pilot Grant, International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (June 2020-May 2021)
  • Innovation Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2014-2016)
  • K23 Career Development Award, NIH/NCI (July 2010-June 2015)
  • R21: Analysis of CTCs for Early Prediction of Response to Treatment in RCC, NIH/NCI (2014-2016)
  • R21: Nanoscale proteomic profiles of hypoxia pathways to develop biomarkers of renal cell carcinoma, NIH/NCI (August 2012-July 2014)
  • Research Fellowship, Lymphoma Research Foundation (July 2004-June 2006)
  • Special Fellow in Clinical Research, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (July 2006-June 2009)
  • TRAM Renewal Grant: Development of blood biomarkers for diagnosis and monitoring of kidney cancer, Stanford Department of Medicine (October 2012-August 2013)
  • Translational Research and Applied Medicine Program (TRAM) Pilot Grant, Stanford Department of Medicine (October 2011-September 2012)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Member, Stanford Cancer Institute Translational Oncology Program (2008 - Present)
  • Clinical Mentor, Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars Program (2010 - Present)
  • Faculty Fellow, ChemH [Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health Institute] (2018 - Present)
  • Faculty Member, Cancer Center at Stanford for Early Cancer Detection (2017 - Present)
  • Founding Advisor, Stanford Association for Multidisciplinary Medicine and Science (2008 - 2013)
  • Inteviewer, Stanford School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Lymphoma Disease Management Group (2005 - 2013)
  • Member, Stanford Kidney Cancer Research Group (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford BioX Program (2016 - Present)
  • Research Mentor, NIH/NIDDK Short term education program for under-represented persons (2011 - 2011)
  • Research Mentor, Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST) Program (2019 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Urologic Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Neurogenetic Cancer Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

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(154 reviews)

Dr Fan is an outstanding researcher and physician.
Dr. Fan was great! She answered all my questions, explained upcoming procedures and what I can expect in the next few months.
She seems very good.
Doctor Fan is very professional, is always able to answer all my questions, she is very patient and always take her time to explain all my concerns. Thank you Doctor Fan.
Dr. Fan is very kind and listens very well. Very encouraging and sets aside plenty of time for questions. She explains all options and alternatives. I look forward to working with Dr. Fan and her Team.
Obviously brilliant, pleasant, reassuring - and actively seeks patient's input and concerns - not necessarily common with many doctors.
Very nice and detail.
Dr. Fan is very clear and concise, right on to the point of patient care with updated treatment information, options, and measures. which gave me more confidence in combating the disease. Way beyond my expectation.
Very thankful.
Dr. Fan seems very caring and eager to help me with my medical problems.
She's great! Give her a raise! (This also includes her team, especially Ms Mika Shann Ruiz...)
She is compassionate, bright, articulate, and very knowledgeable, and I am very lucky to have her as my physician. Her staff is excellent to.
She was informative and helpful in me understanding my initial diagnosis.
She is very professional and always is concerned about my health.
Superb communicator and extremely knowledgeable about all facets of her medical practice.
This was my first visit with her, and I liked her very much.
Very professional and kind.
Dr. Fan is a wonderful doctor who knows about the medical concerns that I have. She is a very caring person.
I am very pleased with and have always been with Dr Fan. She’s very personable and knowledgeable. I trust her. Which is very important to me.
She conducts her self in a very professional manner, and I appreciate the way she conveys her patient care.
Doctor Alice is very professional, she really listened and seemed concerned about my father’s needs. THANK you Doctor Fan
very detail discussed all my DNA testing results and using the results to give all possible methods to prevent my cancer to return.
I've been very pleased with her thoroughness and understanding of my current issue.
Very good doctor and gave me a good understanding on my situation and how to handle.
She is very profesional , thank you!
very good.
Dr. Alice Fan, has fully explained all options for my condition; she has controlled my illness with medication.
A gorgeous physician
She was wonderful, very patient and an excellent communicator.
She was fantastic.
She was very helpful and presented the information in a way that I could easily understand.
What an incredible doctor and human being. I am so lucky to have Dr. Fan as my oncologist. So is Stanford.
I like Dr Fan very much, she is caring and thorough in her treatment of this patient.
Very empathetic
Very good person and doctor very knowledgeable
Dr Fan was very clear and concise. It was easy to understand her. She listened to my concerns and dealt with them.
I am very pleased with Dr Fan's attention to my case and her working with my local physician to provide me with the best treatment options possible in my locale. Thank you Dr Fan.
The notes were extremely helpful especially for the drug spelling and reactions the patient might experience. We are walking down a new road without any knowledge of what to expect. I liked to have some information about what will happen during my treatment.
She is an extremely caring and knowledgeable physician. I trust her very much.
Very good visit I feel very confident with Dr. Alice Fan
The BEST!!!
Very knowledgeable, easy to understand and made me aware of things that were relevant to my decision making going forward.
She's great! Give her a raise :-)
Very thorough and very considerate to my needs.
Excellent doctor
receptive, highly professional,excellent provider
I loved her optimism.
I am very happy with Dr. Fan, I think she is a very caring person!
She genuinely cares about her patients and listens to my concerns.
We like Dr. Alice Fan. She is friendly and has an outstanding personality.
Excellent dr.
Dr. Fan has a very high professional level. She is very amiable to patients. She is very worthy of the patients' trust and respect.
Dr. Fan has been very helpful with my husband's understanding of his cancer situation. She provides support with my husband's decision making about his future treatment of his metastatic kidney cancer. We both feel confident in her care and support. She was very patient with us and our poor connections.
very nice
She is fabulous. She listens well to my concerns, and responds appropriately. Very easy to talk to. Seems to be extremely well-versed in her field. I feel extremely comfortable talking to her during the video visits. Would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
She is the best!
Outstanding Dr.!!!
She is a good Docter.
She is so knowledgeable, helpful, forward-thinking and caring.
Always appreciate her knowledge and her ability to explain complex treatments in an understandable way. Her knowledge and confidence are soothing in the confusing world of navigating cancer.
Dr Fan is absolutely great
I want to repeat that Dr Fan was excellent in every way, and so was the person who began the video visit and asked me important questions, then shared my answers with Dr Fan, while I waited. She was well prepared and listened to all my concerns and answered them effectively.
Dr. Alice Fan was quite familiar with my past health record, explained efficiently my present health condition, steps to remove any uncertainties. Quite pleased with my initial video visit with Dr. Fan !
She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. She seemed to care about my feelings.
Doc. Alice Fan Has always been very helpful and professional.
Dr. Fan is always prepared to discuss my case and answer any questions.
Very warm and friendly. Felt she listened very well to my concerns and questions. Offered and explained several treatment options thoroughly as well as offering referral possibilities.
Excellent, compassionate, professional
She is a genuinely caring and knowledgeable doctor. She has taken great care of me.
I have been very happy with Dr. Fans care
Dr. Fan is a wonderful caring doctor.
My video visit was delayed a bit, but I was told about it ahead of time by her assistant, so that was not a problem at all. Dr. Alice Fan was extremely pleasant to talk with and helpful in explaining my issues, and her plan was to help identify the source of my disease, which I thought was very novel, and hope would help take care of it for good.
Dr. Fan is a great oncologist and a very nice person.
She is a national asset. I trust her greatly with my care. Both my wife and myself very much cherish her advice and counsel. I am very grateful to have her on my team!
She was very thorough and listened to my concerns
Impressed and pleased with the visit.
She makes me feel comfortable when we talk about my situation. I am looking forward to talking to Dr. Fan again next week as we discuss our plan going forward.
Always great, very caring and understanding.
Dr. Fan has a high level of professionalism and is very nice to patients. I am very grateful to her.
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and explained everything very well.
Her sincere concern re; my situation.
Very friendly and concerned about my health.
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Fan as my Oncologist. I can't say enough good things about Dr.Fan.I trust her completely. Hope to have her forever.
She's been very supportive and has explained all areas of treatment for me to have a better understanding of my condition and treatment plan. I appreciate her honesty and caring nature.
Dr Fan is very good and knowledgeable in what she does and I have a lot of confidence in her and the decisions she makes.
Excellent visit. Excellent Doctor.
An exceptional doctor. I trust her with my life.
Dr Alice Fan is very caring and very knowledgeable. I felt very good after talking to her.
She is a wonderful oncologist. I’m very happy to be working with her.
Good person , great doctor.
She is always proffesional and well spoken
Very knowledgeable Dr.
They're great Dr's 👠Who listen very well . They are very well Informed and truly care about my condition.
She is wonderful! I feel like I am in good hands.
Absolutely excelllent in terms of professionalism, knowledge base and interpersonal relations.
Absolutely a top notch professional! Alice graciously took the time to answer all are questions. We are so thankful for her insight and guidance.
Dr Fan has done a great job making the patient feeling as ease with her manner.
She seems genuine and caring and knowledgeable about the cancer and treatment. I would have been nice to see her face to make it more humane. Masks are intimidating and impersonal.
I have great trust in Dr. Fan
She is very knowledgeable in her field and also very caring. I feel lucky to have her as my doctor.
she does the best she can from over 200 miles away .
No other comments. I am very pleased.
Dr. Fan is always concerned how I am feeling and always ends with wanting to know if I got all my questions answered.
She’s great
Wonderful doctor, willing and able to get referrals in and procedures going. Compassionate and professional
Dr. Fan has my trust.
Knowledgable, compassionate, and a clear communicator. I'm very pleased with her professionalism.
she is an excellent doctor in my opinion she take care of my medical needs and answer my questions
Dr. Fan has clearly prepared for our appointment and has all the relevant data at her fingertips. Even better, she is compassionate and responsive to all our questions and concerns. We have complete confidence in her.
Excellent. Only 2nd video visit but she is friendly, caring and very respectful answered any questions we had. So happy to be with her team. Her RN is excellent as well
She seems excellent; knowledgeable, thorough and professional. I felt confident about her expertise. Stanford is fortunate to have her.
Besides being a brilliant Doctor, her confidence is so important to us in reducing the fear of the unknown. Navigating cancer treatments are frightening and confusing but Dr. Fan is always so thorough in her explanations and gives us her reasons behind the suggestions.
Very likeable
I felt Dr. Fan was outstanding in her knowledge and willing to defer to more experienced doctors with questions she wasn’t comfortable answering. That’s important to me because nobody knows it all. She is very warm and sympathetic.
Very transparent, answers fully with an engaging style. Top doctor!!!
What a wonderful Doctor! She was kind, compassionate and able to convey important information in a very understandable manner. Obviously highly intelligent, her demeanor was friendly and pragmatic, and she filled in all the informational bits and pieces that were of concern for me as she spoke to my issue at hand, such as who would be in contact with me moving forward, urgency of specific procedures etc. I felt much more informed, and educated after our appointment. Thank you so very much Dr. Fan!
She’s outstanding
Excellent Dr
She explained everything. She's great
Her team has been wonderful thru this hard time.
She is an excellent uro oncologist. She explains everything and answers any questions you might have. She cares for her patients and her focus is to help them get better.
She’s great
She's a very good doctor.
Best medical experience of my life. I came away CALM and re-assured.
So far is --- "fantastic"!
Dr. Fan is tops. She really cares. I have all my trust in her.
Care provider is attentive to questions asked, and answer questions appropriately.
Great!! I am very glad I was able to meet, talk, review discuss my concern. Staff was very informative.
Dr. Alice Fan is awesome!
Excellent experience!
Dr. Fan is the best doctor I have ever seen. I trust her with my life.
Dr. Alice Chen-Fan has such a nice bed side manner. I feel totally comfortable with her treatment. She is good at following up on prior concerns/issues.
All providers seem well versed in care and needs.
All good.
Dr. Fan & her assistant made me feel safe. They explained everything and answered all my concerns. Their care is something that is sincere, and natural. I am so grateful for their care & knowledge.
Dr. Fan is a caring, friendly yet very professional doctor. Her demeanor instantly makes the patient feel comfortable and hopeful.
She (Dr. Fan) was honest, gentle & straight forward in her assessment & advice as to my husbands impending death.
Well informed staff.
Dr. Fan is amazing!
Very helpful, encouraging and informative.
This is my first visit with Dr. Fan and I was impressed with her effort to inform as well as to make me feel confident in her ability to help me get the best medical help.
Dr. Fan is wonderful in every way.
Very good.
I have an outstanding team and feel very fortunate.
Information helped me to decide to continue to seek treatment at facility.
Dr. Fan's care has been consistently wonderful. I'm very glad she's my doctor.
Dr. Fan is an amazing provider her compassion is beyond compare. She made you feel as if you were her only patient that day. Her physician assistant and RN were excellent also.
Dr. Fan was wonderful. Provided for me an excellent alternative treatment option. Will begin that treatment soon. Thank you Dr. Fan!
Very good.
We wouldn't be where we are today without the staff & Dr. Fan. Thank you!
Dr. Alice Fan is a very good care provider. I (100%) will refer my family and my friends for her good care -
I am very happy of the good care from Dr. Alice Fan and her staff. For sure, I will refer my family & friends to her -

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