Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc.

Medical oncologist, Breast specialist, Cancer geneticist


Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Epidemiology and Population Health

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Additional Languages Spoken:
French , Spanish

Biography


Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc. is a Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained as an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed her fellowship training in Medical Oncology along with a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Stanford University.

Dr. Kurian’s research focuses on cancer genetics, precision oncology and the quality of cancer care at the population level. One current area of investigation is the utility of next-generation sequencing technology for clinical decision-making. Dr. Kurian's research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the BRCA Foundation.

As Director of the Stanford Women’s Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, Dr. Kurian focuses her clinical practice on women at high risk for developing breast and gynecologic cancers. She is also a clinically active oncologist, treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2005)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2005) CA
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2002) MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2000) MA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1999) MA
  • Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2015)
  • M.Sc., Stanford University, Epidemiology (2006)
  • B.A., Honors, Stanford University, Human Biology (1995)

Honors & Awards
  • BIRCWH K12 Scholar Award, National Institutes of Health (2006)
  • Cornelius L. Hopper Research Abstract Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2007)
  • Elected Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation (2020)
  • Elizabeth Mayers Award for Outstanding Research, BRCA Foundation (2017)
  • Exceptional Woman in Medicine, Castle Connolly (2019-2023)
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO) (2024)
  • Fellowship Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2005)
  • Fellowship Award, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (2005)
  • Impact Award, National Consortium of Breast Centers (2021)
  • Invited Researcher, Breast Cancer Research Foundation (2022)
  • Jan Weimer Faculty Chair for Breast Oncology, Stanford University Cancer Institute (2008)
  • Komen Scholar, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2022)
  • Leadership Award, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2022)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2004)
  • New Clinical Investigator Award, Stanford University Cancer Institute (2011)
  • Oncology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Physician Faculty Scholars Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2008)
  • R01 CA225697, Principal Investigator, National Cancer Institute (2018)
  • Saul Rosenberg Faculty Teaching Award, Oncology Division, Stanford University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Suzanne Pride Bryan Award for Breast Cancer Research, Stanford University Cancer Institute (2013)
  • Top 12 publications funded by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, National Cancer Institute (2011)
  • Top Doctor, Castle Conolly (2019-2023)
  • Translational Research Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2010)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2005)

Administrative Appointments
  • Advisory Committee, California HealthCare Foundation (2012 - 2014)
  • Advisory Committee Member, California Cancer Registry (2019 - Present)
  • Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Oncology Division, Stanford University (2020 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Stanford Clinical Cancer Genomics Program (2007 - Present)
  • Board of Directors Member, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) (2015 - 2020)
  • Board of Directors, Santa Clara County, American Cancer Society (2011 - 2016)
  • Career Development Subcommittee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008 - 2011)
  • Chair, Germline Testing Measure Technical Expert Panel, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2024 - 2026)
  • Co-Investigator, Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry (2018 - Present)
  • Co-Leader, Population Sciences Program, Stanford Cancer Institute (2020 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Women's Clinical Cancer Genetics Program (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Cancer Education Seminar, Stanford Division of Oncology (2013 - 2020)
  • Editorial Board; Special Editor for Hereditary Breast Cancer Syndromes, Cancer.Net, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2015 - Present)
  • External Advisory Board Member, Basser Center for BRCA Research (2021 - Present)
  • External Advisory Board Member, Cancer Genomics Program, Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre (2015 - 2016)
  • Lead Medical Oncology Investigator, Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT), University of Michigan School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology Guidelines Advisory Panel, Breast Cancer (2024 - 2028)
  • Oncology Consultant, Breast Cancer Working Group, Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET), National Cancer Institute (2014 - Present)
  • Panel on Clinical Guidelines Development for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2013 - Present)
  • Panel on Clinical Guidelines Development for Genetic/ Familial Risk: Breast and Ovarian Cancer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2009 - Present)
  • Panel on Guidelines for Germline Mutation Testing In Breast Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2022 - Present)
  • Program Committee, Professional Development, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008 - 2011)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2011 - 2014)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, American Association for Cancer Research (2011 - 2012)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Quality Care Symposium, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2012 - 2015)
  • Specialty Editor, Breast Cancer Advisory Panel, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2016 - Present)
  • Steering Committee Member, CISNET Breast Cancer Working Group, National Cancer Institute (2020 - Present)
  • Track Leader, Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology, Scientific Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013 - 2014)
  • Working Group Member, ClinGen Hereditary Cancer Clinical Domain Working Group (2016 - Present)
  • Working Group Member, Clinical Trial Diversity Action Plan, FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (2023 - Present)

Publications

Clinical Trials

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Practice Locations


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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Cancer Genetics Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Cancer Genetics Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Breast 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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I felt heard and my questions were answered without feeling rushed. They made me feel less nervous and had a clear plan
Ms. Kurian was wonderful!! I especially appreciated when she was willing to share her own personal experience with genetic testing (similar to how I often ask a physician what would she/he do if it were their partner or them viz a recommended treatment plan).
I appreciated her knowledge, kindness and offer for future communication.
She was very helpful. She provided a lot of info and answered all of our questions. She ordered tests and will be providing referral info.
Dr. Kurian had such a calm professional demeanor. I enjoyed our conversation. She was very supportive and initiated the conversation with empathy, knowing that this could be a difficult time. Honestly, it has been an educational adventure, and I couldn’t ask for a better medical team and now I am in good hands with Stanford Medical Center. I feel confident that she will orchestrate my future steps with great care and consideration. She informed me of the type of specific inhibitors unlike general chemo that will be available if needed. She addressed my concern about future mammograms, and I felt like she listened and validated my feelings on the matter. I appreciate her rapport and expertise.
She was great, as was Misha!
Very good doctor attentive to what my needs were in terms of medication that I no longer plan to take. Supportive of my decision
Dr. Kurian is ALWAYS very informative, supportive and professional.
I felt very comfortable talking with Allison. She welcomed my questions and was very knowledgeable about my particular issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Friendly, professional, empathetic. Easy to talk to,
Thank you so much for all the new information about myself.
Very helpful and answered all my questions.
She is amazing and a blessing
She listens and she cares
She is very knowledgeable and answered my questions clearly. I felt she cared about me and wanted to make me feel comfortable and heard. Very friendly. I have been impressed with all the Stanford staff that I have met.
Dr. Kurian is the most caring, professional and excellent doctor.
Dr. Kurian is a joy to talk to. She is pleaant and kind and caring and I am so lucky to have found her. Her experience is invaluable and I do so appreciate her time.
Dr. Kurian is brilliant and thorough and kind. I appreciate her immensely.
Always professional and personable and very considerate of my individual circumstances and risks.
Dr. Kurian was patient in answering my questions.
Information received was very helpful.. sweet dr
Very professional and personable.
She is amazing and a gift. She gives me great comfort
Dr Kurian is so positive, so encouraging, that she makes seeing your oncologist a pleasure. I truly have decided to let her worry about my cancer coming back someday, and live my life and enjoy every moment now that my active treatment is finished!
Reliably kind, compassionate, prepared and knowledgeable. I’m in good hands and I am so grateful!
Dr. Kurian and her assistant Nelliann both provided excellent care during my visit. Dr. Kurian is very knowledgeable about the reason for my visit and I feel as if I am in very good hands.
professional and caring
I didn’t talk to her much but the few minutes I did were pleasant. Her assistant was very informative and helpful
Good visit.
Dr. Allison Kurian is a superb clinician. She is highly intelligent and extremely compassionate. She is the very best - in every way. I feel very fortunate to have her as my trusted physician.
She's fabulous
Very thorough. Very knowledgeable. Very direct. Very nice.
Dr. Kurian is extemely prepared and helpful. Thank you so much.
Wonderful
Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and encouraging. Very empathetic of my family’s current situation. After our visit, I felt reassured & confident of my treatment plan and future screening plan.
Dr Kurian was clear, concise, and easy to understand. Asked if I had any questions and answered all of them. Very professional!
She was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Thank you professional and explained everything
Dr kurian was great answered all my questions explained very well I want to thank her I appreciated her input
Dr Kurian is an amazing person and doctor. She is knowledgeable and personable. She makes me feel heard, valued and informed. Stanford lucky to have her.
Very helpful, knowledgeable and empathetic. Appreciated her providing information specific to me even though she is not my primary oncologist.
So respectful compassionate knowledgeable kind
Dr. Kurian and her team are always wonderful. The front desk staff are also excellent.
Dr Kurian and genetic counselor Aisha Furqan are compassionate, smart, and go-getters in finding ways to figure out why so many of my family members have cancer. They truly care and I can tell. I feel like the luckiest patient in the world to have the best cancer care in the universe thanks to them and Dr May Chen.
She was very nice and explained everything!
I just did that
I'm looking forward to my next steps and whatever procedures that I need to take.
Dr. Kurian is great! Super knowledgeable, compassionate, never seems rushed or harried and she is able to give her complete and undivided attention to me during our visits.
Dr. Kurian has been thorough, caring, and gracious. I know that I can rely on her to provide the most useful advice for ongoing screening.
I am thankful for the opportunity to talk to Dr. Kurian. She answered all my questions thoroughly.
I appreciated both Dr. Kurian and Dr. Hodan- the information they provided was extremely useful and they demonstrated that they understood my concerns and were very supportive with their recommendations for my pathway forward.
Allison Kurian was compassionate and very thorough. I felt that she genuinely cared about my health and taking all precautions to make sure I get the best possible preventative care.
Fantastic care—excellent communication - both professional and personable-
She was very knowledgable and open to questions.
Dr. Kurian is excellent!
Dr. Kurian was informative and reassuring. She made sure I understood my situation.
Very nice doctor
A kind and we’ll prepared physician who tells me the the facts and keeps me positive and hopeful. I am so lucky to be under her care.
Dr. Kurian is, as always, so wonderful. She’s clear and compassionate. I always appreciate my visits with her.
Lovely Dr. Listened to me and was very attentive.
Dr Kurian is a great physician! She is bright, engaged and present. Honest, aware of latest research!
So easy to talk to and validated my feelings.
Very pleasant experience. Thank you very much.
Dr. Kurian answered my questions and concerns thoroughly and provided advice, in a kind and caring manner.
Great !!!
Dr. Kurian is compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. She inspires my confidence in every way.
My doctor is very knowledgeable, patient and kind.
Extremely polite, informed, really nice. Answered my questions fully. She was enthusiastic about giving me information and discussing options. Not all my doctors are that conversational.
Dr. Kurian is knowledgable, clear and compassionate. Highly recommend!
Very personable and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable discussing all issues with her and felt that all my questions were welcomed. She went the extra mile in discussing my daughter's issues as well. I just hope my daughter will have the chance to to have a discussion about her particular case with Allison as well in the future, if all goes well with her referral.
Excellent doctor
Dr. Kurian seemed very compassionate and knowledgeable, two very important traits in a doctor.
Very compassionate and knowledgeable doctor.
I am excited to be working with A. Kurian in our near future as I think she has the knowledge necessary to eradicate my breast cancer, or at least keep it under control. As mentioned before, I find her articulate, knowledgeable, focused, and understanding. Her energy is effusive.
Thank you for the sensitive informative and caring discussion of my case.
It is always a pleasure to talk to Dr Allisson Kurian. Precise and good advisor. Feel confident and boosted. Thanks
Dr. Kuran and her staff listen to what I have to say. I feel safe in her hands and gives me the opportunity to make decisons in my treatment plan.
Dr Kurian and team consistently provide outstanding compassionate care.
Nice and knowledgeable
Dr. Kurian is a very pleasant doctor. Dr. Kurian is very highly regarded.
Dr. Kourian listened attentively to my concerns with compassion, and thoroughly answered all of my questions—she was outstanding!
She was a really kind and really nice person to talk about my procedure I’m really happy with her I will really recommend her
She was recommended to me and did not disappoint. Her assistant did most of the interview of my family history and explaining my genetic mutation. She was very pleasant and professional. Dr. Kurian was listening and available if I had questions and I felt comfortable with them both.
She was very through, compassionate and listen to my comments and concerns
Dr.Kurian is one of my favorite doctors. She is knowledgeable, inspires my confidence in choosing cancer treatments, and goes the extra mile to help me find the care that I need for my mental health as well. I’m stable and confident in my cancer care, because Dr. Kurian helps guide me thru decisions while taking into account my complex co-morbidities in addition to cancer.
She is excellent
She's great. I just didn't get to speak with her today
Dr. Kurian and her team are very caring and supportive. I appreciate her treatment very much.
Dr Kurian was professional, caring, concerned and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I appreciate the opportunity to meet her and have her on my team.
Dr. Kurian is what keeps bringing back to Stanford. She is an exceptional healthcare provider. Knowledgeable and empathetic- she puts patients first.
She was very professional.
Dr. Kurian is always kind and takes time to listen to me.
I appreciate Dr. Kurian's detailed answers supported with data to my questions. Her answers gave me the information I need to make my decisions about treatments. Thank you, Dr. Kurian.
Very professional and informative.
Allison Kurian did an excellent job in assisting me with my initial setup and connection. She was calm and provided enough information that I was able to navigate, download, and install the application and successfully connected using the application. She was able to utilize the time in parallel with providing the teaching and learning of how cancer is passed through genetics perspective. On the personal side, she is really good at performing the video appointments. Her voice is even toned and of course she is camera-genic. Knowledgeable, happy, smiles.
Dr. Kurian is the reason why I go to Stanford her level of knowledge and compassion is above and beyond. No better oncologist exists at Stanford.
She is very knowledgeable and made sure I understood. She was also very kind and pleasant to talk to.
Great doctor, and really straight forward.
Dr Kurian and team are just the ultimate professionals. They know how to blend clinical with empathy. Such a great asset to have this team at Stanford. The staff at ITA are just wonderful.
Dr. Kurian is a wonderfully insightful and personable doctor, and a tremendous leader in her field. I deeply appreciate her synthesis of the latest research and how it might impact my decision-making, as well as her clear recommendations.
Allison is thorough and very helpful. I called her before my visit more than once, and she was extremely patient with my questions.
Dr Kurian, staff & assistants are outstanding! Wonderful care, always.
Allison was very knowledgeable, warm and friendly, and a good communicator.
Seems very caring
I would refer all patients to Allison Kurian. She is excellent and very trusted as my doctor.
Very helpful and compassionate.
Excellent physician: communicative, thorough, knowledgeable, very pleasant.
Outstanding and empathetic clinician.
Dr. Kurian and Rachel Hodan are an amazing team. I would recommend them to everyone! They are truly the best.
Genuine, caring, agreed to contact another MD to firm up plan.
Allison Kurian and Rachel Hodan, individually and as a team, were wonderful in their bedside manner. They made it clear that any questions I might have were welcome. I also felt like I was fully respected as an authority on my own experience and history in a way that went above and beyond what I am used to. Remarkable and very much appreciated.
Genuinely cared about myself and my family members. Gave me good advice with an upbeat positive way to navigate my health
I was put at ease by her calm and helpful approach. I liked her very much!
She is very kkind &nice
I consider myself very lucky to have Dr. Kurian and Lisa Shaw as my health care providers.
I enjoyed talking with her. I felt she was genuinely caring and explained everything thoroughly. I liked her very much.
Dr. Kurian was great! Helpful and willing to listen to me.
She was really great. We deeply appreciated all her information, care and time.
Dr. Kurian is, in my opinion, the best doctor in the entire world! I am so lucky to be her patient!
Very nice and caring.
Allison made a lot of what was going on understandable and alleviated many concerns we had.
Excellent team and Dr. Kurian is wonderful.
Thank you !
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Answered my questions with patience.
A great doctor.
She was very personable and knowledgeable. I was comfortable with her
Allison and her colleague were extremely good communicators. Just enough lay terms mixed with medical terms. Allowed ample time to ask questions.
Dr Allison Kurian is a very nice and knowledgeable doctor
Dr. Kurian is the platinum standard for medical care. It's a privilege to be able to see her, whether in person or by video. I'm very grateful for her expertise, kindness and compassion.
It was really great experience to meet Dr Alison Walsh Kurian and her assistant. Thanks for their great jobs I really appreciate.
She was friendly and patiently answered all of my questions and concerns. She made me feel comfortable and cared for.
Dr Kurian was completely prepared for my appt!
It was helpful to clarify my genetic information.
I find Dr. Kurian extremely caring and forthright with the information I required to make an intelligent decision.
Thank you!!!
Dr. Kurian is a wonderful doctor and I would refer anybody to her.
She is awesome!
Dr. Kurian is the best. Didn't have to wait long.
I feel like Dr. Kurian always gives me the best medical choices. She explains everything about my care in a wonderful caring way. I am so lucky to have her on my medical team.
Dr Kurian was a great provider and I’m very happy with our visit.
Dr. Kurian was professional, well-versed, and compassionate. In the moments of speaking with her I gained a greater understanding about my diagnosis and left her office feeling relieved and optimistic.
Dr. Kurian and Misha are fantastic!!!! I couldn't have asked for a better cancer genetics / surveillance team. They were detailed, compassionate, allowed plenty of time to ensure all of my concerns were addressed, and equipped me with a solid plan for surveillance. I felt listened to, comfortable, and extremely happy with the care I received. I am considering a PPO plan just so that I can keep them in my care team. Amazing clinicians that I would highly recommend to anyone in my situation!!!
she is verynice lady
I feel very honored to talk to Dr. Kurian, the team was extremely nice and caring, I really appreciate their help.
She was very good help
She is hands down the most helpful, kind, thoughtful doctor I have worked with in a long time. I truly believe and trust she would go out of her way to make the absolute best decisions for her patients, and I trust her research and intelligence. In addition, she is the most personable and helpful doctors I've talked with and that is really saying something. Brilliant, well researched and prepared, thoughtful and kind in discussions, easy to talk with, extremely helpful and efficient all at the same time. Kind of a super human doctor.
Dr. Kurian is always nice - she takes time to talk to me and answers all my questions.
Dr. Kurian was amazing. She was informative and clear, while also being incredibly empathetic and reassuring. It was the first time in a while that I left a doctor’s visit feeling hopeful and uplifted.
Dr. Kurian is an excellent doctor. She is caring and helpful. What I have problem with is not about the doctor. What is concerning here is that it turned out I needed to do a blood test before this Friday Jan 7th. The order was issued during this Dr. Kurian’s visit on Dec 22. But I just learnt about it by pure accident yesterday Jan 4th when I was checking in for another medical test. This blood test was not mentioned to me by anyone. Nor can I find it on any document sent to me post visit. I would like to know why and how this blood test instruction was not communicated to me.
Very professional, caring and dedicated. She always go above and beyond, and is a compassionate listener,
As usual, very attentive and aware of my concerns
She is wonderful. Her assistants... are okay.
Allison Kurian was great. She listened to all my concerns and was very clear in explaining the suggested care plan.
She is excellent--compassionate, knowledgable and approachable.
I would like to sending Many Thanks to Dr. Kurian and Iva!!
She is a rock star!!!
She was informative, kind, compassionate, a great communicator and listener, and overall just wonderful.,
Dr. Kurian is one of my very favorite providers.
I have often recommended Stanford to any friend who has cancer
Dr. Kurian is a great Doctor, I love herâ ¤ï¸
Throughout this video visit I was presented with such useful information. It was not overwhelming at all. All of my questions were thoroughly answered. At the end I felt well supported and knew what my next steps with my care are.
Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Kurian is who I would to work with given her expertise. I appreciated her frankness about my situation. I’ll be grateful to continue to work with her.
She and her team are wonderful!
Present, prepared, sympathetic, knowledgeable.
She is very caring and helpful and excellent doctor
Very impressed with Dr. Kurian. She was personable, responsive, and competent. She spoke in terms that a non medical person could readily understand, and gave me every opportunity to ask questions.
I appreciate Dr. Kurian taking the time to see me since I know she was covering patients for another doctor. I was really impressed on how professional and respectful she was toward me. She explained my options to me in a clear concise manner. I walked away from the video appointment feeling like she actually cared. I've seen a lot of doctors in my five year cancer fight, and believe me, feeling like your physician cares about you and your well being isn't always the case. So to feel that over the computer with someone I just met is impressive. How can I get permanently assigned to Dr. Kurian?
Dr. Kurian is amazing. She is brilliant and she truly cares. What more could you ask for? She is medicine at its finest.
Dr. Kurian is tops!
Dr. Allison Kurian blew me away. In our short time together she was empathetic and incredibly informative, and I'm so grateful for her care.
My care with this provider has been nothing short of excellent. I would highly recommed her.
I was satisfied with both Melinda Graf, PA and Dr. Walsh Kumer on the video call. They were very helpful to understand the process for genetic testing and what to expect. I find this not only valuable for myself but for those who will benefit others from the research moving forward.
Amazing!!
She’s wonderful!
She is wonderful in every way. Considerate , patient , caring , informative , friendly , professional . I like Dr kurgan immensely and feel very comfortable and happy in her presence and with and with her care.
Dr. Kurian is the consummate professional physician--knowledgeable, sensitive, up to date with research in her field. She listens patiently and responds appropriately. She uses empathetic "bedside manner" without the "bedside". I always look forward to seeing her and discussing issues with her despite the fact that it might bring bad news. Her staff is always competent, pleasant, and responsive to a patient's needs or requests. They function as a highly coordinated team. I am very lucky to have found them.
Allison was very helpful as well as her assistant Megan answered all my questions
Dr. Kurian was kind and caring. I enjoyed meeting her.
Dr. Kurian & Dr. Lisa Shah reviewed my records & answered all questions & provided medical information. I was very pleased with the professionalism and the on going treatment going forward. Thankyou
Allison Kurian and her associate were very clear in their explanations, and answered all our questions well. They were very friendly, and easy to talk with during that hour.
Dr. Kuran explained everything very throughly.
Very helpful and informative
Dr. Kurian is so knowledgeable, practical, and caring!
Thank you for the information & advice.
Easy, friendly and competent manner. Just what is needed for good communication.
I love Dr. Kurian and her team! They mean the world to me and I always leave feeling better.
She is great I could listen to her all day she is very professional she left me and I had no questions I was pleased felt good to have someone like her...she cares 😊
Answered all my doubts and questions. Extremely helpful.
Got the reassurance I needed with information she provided.
I think she's very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. I look forward to working with her.
Excellent video conference. Thank you!
She was empathetic, kind, informative! I’m very thankful.
excellent thoughtful engaged
It was a pleasure speaking with her.
Dr. Kurian was amazing. She listened attentively while also providing helpful feedback and advice and information that, while technical, I was able to understand. I feel like she knew my medical situation really well and was prepared for the meeting and has given me the expert opinion that I need to make the best decisions moving forward. I really appreciate her level of expertise and kind demeanor. She is amazing.
She is very helpful and caring.
I am extremely lucky to have Allison Kurian as my oncologist. She cares about me, gives me straight answers, and is always happy to discuss my concerns. I feel like I am in good hands.
Charming, informative and compassionate
She’s fantastic!!
Good.
I've already recommended Dr. Kurian to another friend recently diagnosed w/breast cancer. Her knowledge is only surpassed by her compassion.
Allison Kurian is the BEST!!
Dr. Kurian and her staff are very caring.
Dr. Kurian is one of the most caring & empathetic doctors I have ever met. She listened carefully to all of my questions & she thoroughly answered & explained everything. I left Stanford feeling calm and hopeful about her plan to treat me & help me live a long life. Dr. Kurian has restored my faith in the healthcare field!
Dr. Kurian is what every doctor should be: Knowledgeable, patient, empathetic, warm, friendly.
Dr. Kurian is an excellent, professional & compassionate caregiver, very proactive & knowledgeable.
Amazing provider. I want her!! Want to.
She is the best, very helpful. Very concerned about my health. Have a BLIND FAITH on her decision about medication & treatment.
Dr. Kurian is the best!
Thanks Dr. Kurian!! 5 star though she was only there for a short period of time. Really hope you'll have experienced, knowledgeable, considerate/thoughtful NP's again on board in your team. For Dr. Kurian!
Dr. Kurian is outstanding. She gives you her full attention and does an excellent breast exam.
Dr. Kurian took time to listen and discuss my emotional concerns! I so appreciated the suggestions she offered and her understanding. Dr. was so helpful!
Dr. Kurian exceeds expectations!! Compassionate, caring & knowledgeable.
Dr. Kurian and her clinic persons are nice.
Dr. Kurian is outstanding! I will not see anyone but her. She listens and is very caring.
Excellent physician.
She is compassionate and knowledgeable about latest research on treatment options.
Dr. Kurian is fabulous! I feel so fortunate to be under her expert and compassionate care.
Also, I was very impressed by the genetics counselor, Meredith G., who went through lots of information very well.
Dr. Kurian exceeds any and all expectations of a care provider. Absolutely awesome.
Dr. Kurian is my favorite provider. She has been my oncologist for 18 months now. I wouldn't entrust my care to anyone else. She is extremely knowledgeable, (especially about my rare genetic mutation) compassionate and a joy to have on my team. Thank you Dr. Kurian for all of your kindness and advice and wonderful care.
Dr Kurian is simply an amazing doctor- not just smart but empathetic and kind. I trust her very much.
My experience at Stanford is always a good one. No complaints, no problems at all. I love it there.
Excellent MD.
Wonderful, wonderful doctor and PA!!
Contacted genetics counselor regarding follow up dr.'s gynecologist appt. no response after 5 days.
Dr. Kurian cleared up my misconceptions the resident created. Time with the resident was not well spent. Although the resident was kind and polite, he told me too many things that do not apply to me.
I appreciate Dr. Kurian's willingness to answer all my questions and spend a lot of time with me in the clinic. I appreciate how familiar she was with my case even before she saw me, by reading my previous medical record and speaking with the surgeon Dr. Jacqueline Tsai.
Honestly Dr. Kurian was one of the best doctors that I have ever interacted with because she gave me as much time as I wanted, thoughtfully answered all of my questions, even the tangentially related ones, was not condescending or dismissive as I feel MD's often area, and she spoke to me with the knowledge that I'm a scientist which was appreciated and made the answers she provided much more valuable and informative and helpful.
Dr. Kurian is very kind, empathetic and very thorough in reviewing and answering all our concerns, questions and follow up care.
My dr. is amazing. I honestly can say she's the best. She's caring, empathetic, & knowledgeable.
She is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions.
Dr. Kurian is excellent!
I was super happy with the knowledge and care from the genetics counselor/dr. was the best experience I ever had!
We are very impressed by Dr. Kurian and feel lucky to be seen by her.
I'm so happy for all the staff. Thanks.
Dr. Kurian is a superb physician in all responses.
Dr. Kurian and all her team are professionals excellent. I am very satisfied of all her procedures and decisions.
I am so blessed to have Dr. Kurian as my oncologist. Not only do I admire her for her extreme intelligence and competence, but I also highly value her for her compassion and kindness. I always feel more at ease after I have my check-up with her. She always makes time to address all of my questions and concerns and never makes me feel rushed to end my appointment. I have a rare genetic mutation, of which she is quite knowledgeable, and she always makes sure to discuss my upcoming surgery for it and address any of my concerns. Although no one wants to have an oncologist, I am truly fortunate that I have such an outstanding one that continues to look out for me. Thank you Dr. Kurian!
Dr. Kurian is always exceptionally kind and exceptionally smart. She sets a new standard for fine medical care.
Dr. Kurian is an outstanding physician who gives me confidence in my health. I would recommend her to anyone.
Outstanding experience.
Dr. Kurian is very caring and personable. She is a wonderful, experienced, sharing knowledgeable doctor.
Dr. Kurian is a wonderful & caring provider.
Alison Kurian inspires confidence and demonstrates compassion and good listening skills.
The amount of time the doctors spent with me was amazing. They would not leave until they knew all my questions had been answered!
Dr. Kurian is excellent. She always gives me outstanding care.
Dr. Kurian is wonderful and caring.
One of the best doctors. She is not only professional, but an amazing listener.
Dr. Kurian went above and beyond.
I truly love Dr. Kurian. She is patient, compassionate, spends plenty of time with me explaining carefully any issue.
Really appreciated how much time everyone took to answer my questions.
The doctor has always provided excellent care and I have full confidence in her. I don't say this lightly. Before coming to Stanford, I experienced poor care.
Dr. Kurian is an excellent oncologist - I feel very confident to be under her care.
They were all very smart, knowledgeable in their field & compassionate.
She is always supportive & compassionate & informative.
Very good experience.
Alison Kurian is a ROCK STAR!
Keep it up for the very good service.
I was treated with the highest degree of professionalism, humility and grace.
I am with Dr. Kurian from the past more than 12 yrs. She is like a best friend, to whom I can share each & everything, she is the best of best.
We love Dr. Kurian!
Dr. Kurian is kind, caring, compassionate and unambiguous in her recommendations. I feel armed with the BEST care and information after seeing her.
Very good!!
Dr. Kurian is extremely empathetic, respectful & compassionate. She is always open to answer any questions. She shows that she cares for her patients. She makes you feel like your opinion is very important & crucial for any tx. & care.
Dr. Kurian is amazing. Thanks for taking care of me! She is very quick & understood, and effective communicator. Her detailed and good advice is doable. She made "living" not just "alive" possible because herself and her staff so kinds to support every steps "the journey".
I am so fortunate to have Dr. Kurian as my oncologist. She is amazing! She's brilliant, kind, and sympathetic (empathetic).
Dr. Kurian is an outstanding physician. She always spends a lot of time with me and answers all of my questions.
Dr. Kurian is probably the best doctor I have ever had. She is both highly intelligent and extremely compassionate. I feel so lucky to have her as my doctor. Not only does she understand my cancer as an oncologist but she understands my rare genetic mutation and can advise me as a geneticist. And she does it all compassionately.
Both the resident Dr. Patel and Dr. Kurian were awesome!
My doctor is very compassionate and understanding. I genuinely feel she cares about my health.
Dr. Kurian has provided the best care I could ask for. If she runs late, it's because she gives her patients her complete attention when she's with them. She is wroth waiting for.
Dr. Kurian is the best! She is an asset to Stanford Hospital!
Dr. Kurian was sincere and I felt I was in good hands based on her experience.
Dr. Kurian is very "tuned in" to her patients and their concerns! I look forward to seeing her at my monthly or bi-monthly appointments.
Dr. Kurian is such an empathetic, caring and brilliant doctor, I am so very, very grateful to be one of her lucky patients.
I really appreciated Dr. Kurian's full attention. Very helpful to have her assistant take notes so she can concentrate on our interaction. I've been to quite a few other docs that interact more with their keyboards than their patients. This was a nice change.
She is empathetic & informative.
Very lucky to have Dr. Kurian's team to provide the care to me. Stanford has smart physicians! Dr. Kurian stands out because she also has the ability to decompose complex subject piece by piece, made my life easier! Communicate effectively!
Dr. Kurian is empathetic and knowledgeable. The best combination in a doctor. Stanford is lucky to have her.
Impressed with Dr. Porter's ability to relate and size up an issue Dr. Kurian has a calm manner and is knowledgeable in her area of expertise new experience with Dr. Walford and unpleased with her directness & guidance.
Dr. Kunan has an outstanding knowledge in the area and makes evidence based, decisive recommendations. She seems to be a very caring doctor.
Dr. Kurian can do no wrong! She's great in every way!
Dr. Kurian and Rachel were both caring, thorough, informative, and very helpful.
Dr. Kurian goes beyond her duty to help me with my health issues. I am grateful beyond words.
Dr. Kurian is outstanding. She always takes the time we need and I feel totally confident in her care.
Dr. Kurian is a very caring, knowledgeable, professional, concern MD. She shows empathy and educates me in a caring way about my medical condition. She is excellent, highly recommended.
First time with residence, the doctor, met the scribes (two) and my family members a bit overwhelming.
Dr. Kurian is amazing caring, incredibly supportive, and understanding. I love seeing her and trust her completely with my care through this difficult time.
I felt so well taken care of.
Dr. Kurian is excellent. I am very fortunate to be her patient!
Fantastic care! Just wait time excessive.
Once we were seen in -- everyone & everything was great!
Extremely good experience I have every confidence in Dr. Kurian to provide me with the best care and advise necessary.
Dr. Kurian is the best of the best.
Excellent experience. Providers spent a lot of time making sure I understood their analysis and testing alternatives.
She is excellent. See above - helped me with concerns about ultrasound results from different dept. - even checked the results current US & compared to prior. helped allay my immediate concerns. In over 5 yrs. w/Dr. Kurian she has been excellent.
Dr. Kurian is a very wonderful caring doctor. It is always a joy to see her. Her new nurse practitioner was also very lovely.
Dr. Kurian is kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable who has earned my infinite trust, confidence and respect continuously over the past 5 years.
Dr. Kurian is a master of communication. Get to the point quickly: kind but firm; is emotionally very stable medical oncology facility patient's ups and downs. I benefited greatly from her concise communication style, as well as her effectiveness managing her treatment team and extended Stanford care team.
Both Dr. Kurian and Rachel Koff were excellent.
Dr. Kurian is thoughtful, caring, and thorough. She is exceptional as a physician and very empathetic as well.
dr Kurian is just outstanding. I trust her implicitly. she is so brilliant kind and caring
All of my doctors, Dr. Dirbus, Dr. Houst, Dr. Kurian, have been absolutely excellent.
the explanation about my problem was very clear!
I really felt like I was part of the decision making when it came to my chemo regiment and I couldn't be happier with my care.
Dr. Kurian & her interns are amazing.
Dr. Kurian is outstanding & I wouldn't hesitate to refer her AND Stanford to anyone facing cancer.
Dr. Kurian is fantastic.
I think the world of Dr. Kurian. She is a kind, brilliant & compassionate trusted advisor.
The fellow, Jennifer, and Dr. Kurian were both incredibly knowledgeable and very compassionate. It was an excellent experience and I feel very comfortable in their care.
Dr. Kurian is great.
The physician assistant was exceptional caring & listened, Dr. Kurian is outstanding, understanding & listens to her patient.
Dr. Kurian is thorough, informative, friendly and an excellent doctor.
Caring provider & genetics counselor who took as much time as I needed to discuss issues. Both were well informed.
Dr. Kingham was extremely knowledgeable and great at making me feel comfortable. She is professional and kind.
Dr.Kurian was extremely thorough. I felt comfortable & confident during /after my appt.
Great doctor! I trust her completely.
I love Dr. Kurian and all the cancer patient staff. The cancer center definitely has better patient-sensitive in all areas as compared to other Stanford Medicine departments.
Very satisfied with, Cloe Roetter, Rachel Kott & Dr. Kurian. Very understanding to needs and concerns.
Dr. Kurian and her staff are always very thorough. They spend their time with me and always make sure to address any and all concerns I have.
Dr. Kurian is one of the smartest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I am one of her healthiest patients. I need to be scheduled before a new patient. I only need a few minutes of her time.
EXCELLENT INTERACTION
Both Dr Korian and Rachel Koff were very thorough in explaining the issues related to my health, the cancer genetics, and my family history. I never felt rushed, my questions were answered to my satisfaction, and I felt they were understanding and compassionate in their approach to explaining everything to me. It was a pleasure to have this appointment with them, and I would highly recommend them to anyone else needing their professional advice.
Because this medical condition is new to me everyone has taken time to explain my situation and treatment very thoroughly.
Dr. Kurian is a wonderful doctor and takes the time to explain your diagnosis to you & also takes time to answer your questions.
Dr. Kurian is the most exceptional doctor I have ever encountered.
Excellent.
I love Dr. Kurian.
The Best Provider
Amazing!
Dr. Allison Kurian and Ms. Nicolette Chun clearly, patiently, and thoroughly explained complicated issues to me.
Dr. Kurian and her staff are awesome! I have total confidence (while in her care) that I am receiving the best possible treatment.
This was a first time by herself checked for me. She was very nice but couldn't talk much.
Did not like the nurse at all, but dr. is excellent.
Very impressed.
Excellent dr. & very caring.
Dr. Kurian & Miranda Kramer, NP are excellent and give outstanding care.
Dr. Kurian is a brilliant, caring doctor - but her availability is limited. She also has a formal East Coast style that might not appeal to everyone. I value Dr. Kurian greatly - but for oncologists there must be a personality match.
Excellent, empathetic & compassionate staff all around.
Dr. Kurian is wonderful!
Dr. Kurian and the genetic counselor were excellent! VERY GOOD care. Thank YOU!
Another doctor accompanied Dr. Kurian, but she was not introduced.
Dr. Kurlan was thorough, cited research, explained details, answered myriad questions. Was credible & kind and awesome.

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