Mark C. Genovese, MD, is the James W. Raitt Professor of Medicine and Director of the Rheumatology Clinic in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University Medical Center. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an internship, residency, and chief residency in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. He remained at Stanford as a fellow in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology and subsequently joined the faculty in the same division and serving as the clinic chief. Dr. Genovese has established a clinical research program that is focused on bench-to-bedside translational medicine in autoimmune diseases. He has designed and led numerous investigator-initiated studies and international multi-center trials investigating novel therapies and therapeutic strategies for the treatment of autoimmune disease and arthritis. In addition, he actively collaborates with other investigators on studies of biomarkers, chemokines, cytokines, and cell surface markers associated with disease progression and response to therapy in various autoimmune diseases and arthritis.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (2013)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Immunology and Rheumatology Fellowship (1998) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1996) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1995) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1993) CA
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992) MD


Practice Locations

Immunology and Rheumatology Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 2nd Floor, Room W2081

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6961

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Psoriasis Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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Patient Reviews

(99 reviews)

Dr. Mark Genovese is a wonderful doctor and that is why I travel from my home in SF because he does a great job of treating a foot I broke in a auto accident way back in 1949.
Outstanding!! This isn't enough space to express my gratitude to Dr. Genovese and team. From being wheel-chaired in to my first appointment to being independently mobile with a cane or occasional walker, his care improved my life, (with minimal pain).
Dr. Genovese has been so patient and helpful during my/visits. I appreciate him and all of his knowledge for getting me through this journey.
If only all mds could be as excellent in all these categories. He really does excel.
Very good experience.
A superb & knowledgeable clinician.
Dr. Genovese is the best physician I have ever had render care to me. He is genuine and generous, smart, empathetic, and with a great sense of humor. I would never have imagined that I would have a chronic immunologic disease and have to take such complex and potentially toxic medications. So I consider myself extreme lucky to have such a talented, experienced physician.
Very good.
I have been a patient of Dr. Genovese's for many years and am so fortunate for that. I have every confidence in him and we have a great partnership. I have recommended others to him.
Dr. Genovese is an excellent doctor and he is the reason I go all the way from SF to be treated.
Need more doctors like Mark Genovese! He carefully explained what he was doing, the procedure, how it was progressing, what he expected to see vs what he saw. I was thoroughly impressed.
He is a total gem.
Dr. Genovese is a super star. He cares, he is very knowledgeable and he has a big heart.
Dr. Genovese performed a thorough exam, took a thorough history, explained everything clearly and GREATLY relieved my concern. He referred me for hand surgery.
As usual, he is very friendly and informative.
I feel very fortunate to be cared for by Dr. Genovese.
excellent experience
I feel very fortunate to be in Dr. Genovese's care.
I have already recommended my care provider to a colleague. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me.
NOTE: I consider the two physicians care providers Drs. Genovese & Aoromanski were outstanding.
Outstanding. Clearly had read the referral and was already knowledgeable about me.
Very excellent physician.
Never had a doctor spend so much time with me.
Dr. Genovese is an amazing caregiver!
Dr. Genovese is ALWAYS willing to spend whatever time is necessary to answer all my questions and provide answers and/or recommendations. I rate him the highest possible.
Excellent physician.
Care provider provided excellent information - Very patient/informative.
dr G is amazing. he takes his time with me and is t in a rush. explains everything so I understand and generally cares about what I need.
I've never before experienced such transparency. it was greatly appreciated.
Most astute doctor I have been to - VCSF was not effective/or listened to me. This man nailed everything and was completely descriptive of my issues.
Care provider always present to answer questions.
Excellent visit. Dr. Genovese was amazing.
Dr. M. Genovese and Dr. K. Sheth are the only doctors in 1 1/2 yrs. that have explained my illness and helped me understand how to care for myself. They are both awesome.
Comforting experiences.
I called Dr. Genovese with a concern and he was able to get me in the next week. I appreciate the promptness as well as the importance of addressing new symptoms.
Dr. Genovese was outstanding. One of the best physicians I've ever been cared for by.
Superb care provider!
Dr. Genovese was really terrific. Utmost confidence in his care.
Truly excellent experience and so glad he's an available colleague should I (or my man) need him again.
Dr. Genovese & Dr. Abe were both incredible physicians - caring, patient, good listeners, etc. Spent much time with me.
I always receive excellent care from my physicians at Stanford. They always are compassionate and show concern for the patient.
Outstanding doctor!!
Care provider was very personable & explained the process in detail - helping me to feel confident in him & the process.
Outstanding physician.
Dr. Genovese is wonderful. I choose to drive all the way from Monterey because I have so much confidence in his expertise and feel that he is truly my healthcare partner. Can't say enough good things.
Dr. has a great manner.
Excellent Dr.
I liked that my doctor brought in a 2nd MD.
I have not received any written follow-up care instructions given.
Dr. Genovese goes out of his way to make you feel like you have a say in the decision making process.
I feel very fortunate to be cared for by Dr. Genovese. I am a long time patient and have referred others to his practice. He takes excellent care of me.
Dr. Genovese was very informative and understanding what a great doctor!
Always top quality visits with Genovese and staff.
Provider Genovese - excellent in providing attention, care, suggestions, Understanding geriatric problems excellent.
Dr Genovese is very receptive to questions and concerns. Very caring provider.
Dr. Genovese. He cares about me as a patient and a person. He calls and check in to see how I am doing. Greatly appreciated.
Always is very good.
Loving, concerned, kind, helpful!
Dr. Genovese took 1 1/4 hrs. for our visit he was clear & VERY thorough.
I've seen Dr. Genovese at the rheumatology clinic for ten years and am so pleased with the excellent care he provides me. I've referred friends and colleagues to him.
Dr. Genovese was excellent!
Great doctor.
Fantastic! Dr. Genovese is by far the best doctor I've ever seen. I was very impressed with his ability to explain things, and his care for me as a patient. I've been to so many doctors and this was so refreshing.
Dr. Genorose was understanding, professional and thorough. He is very knowlegable.
I have known Dr. Genovese since he was a resident. I have participated in several clinical trials and have complete confidence in him.
Doctor Matthew Baker is very friendly and very professional!! He is one of the main reasons i' am still here at Stanford for my care!!
I am a long time patient of Dr. Genovese & could not be happier with the excellent care he provides. I am a big fan!!
Dr. Genovese is an excellent physician. His professionalism and kindness makes the medical appointments more tolerable. He seems to care about his patients with sincerity and takes him time to address any questions during the appointment. I feel very fortunate to have him as my physician.
No bad experience.
Bedside manners good, don't feel rush, spend some time explaining things
Very impressed by Dr. Genovese's expertise & honesty about my condition.
Dr. Genovese is a wonderful physician - incredibly knowledgable and has a wonderful rapport.
My provider is courtesy, friendly, make sure I understand and gives extra time if needed.
I've recommended several friends & colleagues to Dr. Genovese. They are uniformly delighted with him as am I.
If more doctors were as good as Dr. Genovese, I would have a LOT more trust for the medical field.
Mark Genovese is loving and caring. He effuses confidence and made me feel well-cared for. I very much enjoy having him as my physician.
Dr. Genovese was very supportive, responsive to questions and thorough with medical history and medications.
I would give 10/10 to this provider.
Dr. Genovese is wonderful physician, listens to his patients and offers clear information about your health and care. I can't say enough good words about him.
Dr. Genovese is outstanding!!
I have recommended several friends and colleagues to Dr. Genovese. He has provided me with excellent medical care over many years.
Dr. Genovese is awesome! And I'm so grateful he provided us this opportunity.
Genovese is great and I trust my care in his hands fully.
I am confident that I am receiving the best possible care from Dr. Genovese.
Basically, I was told to return to my local rheumatologist because she is a dr. who refers to them a lot. And they don't want to upset her. I was not heard.
The best!
Excellent provider.
Dr. Genovese makes me feel comfortable always.
One could not ask for better service from the doctor and his entire staff.
Dr. Genovese is top notch in every respect. I've sent several colleagues to him as patients.
You are very lucky to have this very special MD Genovese working at Stanford!
Dr. Genovese was wonderful - kind, respectful, thorough, compassionate and concerned that I understood all of the information & felt comfortable with it. I could not ask for more outstanding care.

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