Robert Huang


Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

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I am a gastroenterologist who seeks to use both science and clinical practice to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of digestive malignancies. My clinical practice is focused on the use of advanced endoscopic imaging procedures (such as endoscopic ultrasound, chromoendoscopy, and confocal endomicroscopy) to improve cancer detection, and therapeutic endoscopic procedures to remove or destroy cancer and precancerous lesions.

My research is aimed at improving digestive cancer outcomes and reducing cancer disparities through data science, cohort building, and biomarker development. My research is currently supported by an NIH Mentored Career Development Award (K08CA252635). I have formal pre-doctoral (NIH-Clinical Research Training Program) and post-doctoral (T32DK007056) training in epidemiology and clinical research.

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Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Gastroenterology Fellowship (2017) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2014) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2018)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Residency, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Medical Education: Duke University School of Medicine (2011) NC
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine (2011)
  • A.B., Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences, magna cum laude (2007)

Honors & Awards
  • Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Stanford University (2016-2017)
  • Diversity Investigator Award, Stanford Department of Medicine (2021)
  • Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) (2024)
  • Harvard College Scholar, Harvard College (2003-2005)
  • Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, NIMHD (2021)
  • K08 Mentored Career Development Award (CA252635), National Cancer Institute (2021)
  • NIH-Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP), National Institutes of Health (2009-2010)
  • North American International Training Grant, American College of Gastroenterology (2019)
  • Resource Center for Minority Aging Career Development Grant, National Institutes of Aging (P30AG0059304) / Rutgers University (2021)
  • T32 Institutional Research Training Grant (DK007056), National Institutes of Health (2015-2017)
  • Top Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine (2018)
  • William G. Anlyan Scholarship, Duke University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Young Physician Leadership Scholar, American College of Gastroenterology (2020)


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Practice Locations

GI Cancer Prevention Program in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 498-1764

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(37 reviews)

Very personable and comfortable to talk to. Answered all my questions with understanding and compassion. Very thorough.
He is very thorough and willing to follow up to ensure my condition is appropriately treated & my questions are answered.
I liked that he was listening, , informed and straightforward in the answers. His mannerisms were caring and it made me feel I was important as a patient.
Professional, kind and very informative!
Dr Huang was very informative. He explained the situation and steps to take very well. He listened to and responded to our comments and questions.
I appreciated that he took the time to answer all of our questions.
My favorite Dr at Stanford. Altho he is very busy, he always took time with me to be very human and warm. He also was straightforward with information that other doctors might be uncomfortable to share which I need and respect him for. He gets many gold stars from me, and I feel lucky that I got him as my doctor. What a peach!
Smart, encouraging and straightforward. He doesn't mince words and (for me) was able to make a diagnosis from reviewing my records.
Very through, easy to communicate with. Polite. Answers all questions.
Appreciate the time and attention given to me
Very good doctor. Listens to patients and addresses their concerns patiently and non-judgementally. Explains things very clearly.
Dr. Huang is very good about reviewing prior labs and tests as well as if there are any labs or tests that are indicated for the future. Dr. Huang is also good about reaching out to Kaiser pain physician, Dr. Esteves.
The doctor did not review my recent analyses.
Knowledgeable, conscientious, and good communicator. Nice assistant.
I consider Dr Huang an excellent doctor. He explained everything in a very clear and concise manner so that I understood. I appreciated his comment at the end where he opened it up for any questions I might have. I also appreciated that he did not make me feel as though we had a specific amount of time so I did not feel as if I had a limited amount of time.
Dr. Huang was very attentive. He listened to what I said and answered my questions. He made suggestions and recommendations for my health care and seemed truly interested in my input. I appreciated his knowledge and effort in trying to resolve my ongoing health issue. I feel confident that he will continue to do all he can to help me feel better again.
Very good Dr. Personable and thorough
Amazing physician. Got us through a really difficult diagnosis and has continued to be a valued care provider a year out from that experience. So grateful to have his care. We deeply appreciate all he's done for me and our family.
He confidence and competence certainly reduced my anxieties.
.Dr. Huang and all his staff were extremely courteous. We ca’t ask for anything better.
Great visit thank you.
Dr. Huang was thorough and thoughtful in answering my questions.
He is an excellent doctor.polite,thorough,listened to my concerns&able to provide information regarding them.Asked if i had any more concerns or questions&I feel safe&secure being under his care&would refer him to others as an excellent GI DR!!
He's been truly an exceptional care provider for me and someone we'd strongly endorse.
Dr Huang is very courteous, through and takes time to answer all of my questions. Also very knowledgeable, and made clear the alternatives in treatment!
Dr. Robert Huang is a wonderful doctor .
Thorough. Listens to my concerns.
Very good doctor and a very nice person!
Be more forthcoming, I feel I had to drag out his recomendation.
Dr. Huang is a great doctor. He took the time to answer all my questions and made sure that I understood his answers.
He explained everything about my condition and treatment in full detail and spent a great deal of time making sure I understood what was involved.
Dr Huang answered all of my questions and took the time to listen to my concerns.
Very clear and concise in explaining my condition, as well as the type of treatment I would be having in the future. He answered my questions in a way that I was able to understand my condition and what my options were going forward in terms of treatment. I could not have been more pleased with his manner and obvious expertise in my particular condition. Many thanks to Dr. Verma for referring me to Dr Huang. I am completely satisfied that Dr. Huang will be providing me with the medical care I required.
Dr. Robert J. Huang is impressive in his knowledge, attention to detail, care, and he articulates medical issues in a way I can grasp. I have complete trust in him.
I like and respect Robert Huang as a doctor.
Dr.Huang was great in going over my case, and not just providing his recommendation, but clearly explaining why he was making such recommendation. He patiently answered my additional questions as well.
Great doctor, he explained things so that I was able to understand.

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