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

Medical oncologist, Breast specialist, Cancer geneticist

Bio:   Allison W. Kurian, M.D., M.Sc. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained as a 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. As Associate Director of the Stanford Program in Clinical Cancer Genetics, and physician leader of the Stanford Women’s Cancer Genetics Clinic, her clinical practice centers on women at high risk for developing breast and gynecologic cancers. Dr. Kurian’s research focuses on the identification of women with elevated breast and gynecologic cancer risk, and on the development and evaluation of novel techniques for early cancer detection and risk reduction. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Komen Foundation, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
4.9 out of 5
121 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

Cancer Center

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Cancer Genetics Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • M.Sc., Stanford University, Epidemiology (2006)
  • Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (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
  • B.A., Honors, Stanford University, Human Biology (1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Oncology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • 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)
  • New Clinical Investigator Award, Stanford University Cancer Institute (2011)
  • Translational Research Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2010)
  • Jan Weimer Faculty Chair for Breast Oncology, Stanford University Cancer Institute (2008)
  • Physician Faculty Scholars Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2008)
  • Cornelius L. Hopper Research Abstract Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2007)
  • BIRCWH K12 Scholar Award, National Institutes of Health (2006)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2005)
  • Fellowship Award, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (2005)
  • Fellowship Award, California Breast Cancer Research Program (2005)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2004)

Administrative Appointments

  • External Advisory Board Member, Cancer Genomics Program, Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Centre (2015 - Present)
  • Primary Medical Oncologist Investigator, Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT), University of Michigan School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Investigator, Prospective Registry of MultiPlex Testing (PROMPT) Study (2014 - Present)
  • Oncology Consultant, Breast Cancer Working Group, Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET), National Cancer Institute (2014 - Present)
  • Associate Member, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection (2014 - Present)
  • Track Leader, Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology, Scientific Program Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013 - 2014)
  • Director, Cancer Education Seminar, Stanford Division of Oncology (2013 - Present)
  • Panel on Clinical Guidelines Development for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2013 - Present)
  • Advisory Committee, California HealthCare Foundation (2012 - Present)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2011 - 2014)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Quality Care Symposium, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2012 - 2015)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, American Association for Cancer Research (2011 - 2012)
  • Board of Directors, Santa Clara County, American Cancer Society (2011 - Present)
  • Panel on Clinical Guidelines Development for Genetic/ Familial Risk: Breast and Ovarian Cancer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2009 - Present)
  • Program Committee, Professional Development, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008 - 2011)
  • Career Development Subcommittee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008 - 2011)
  • Associate Director, Stanford Clinical Cancer Genetics Program (2007 - Present)

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Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Very impressed.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent dr. & very caring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Kurian & Miranda Kramer, NP are excellent and give outstanding care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Excellent, empathetic & compassionate staff all around.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Kurian is wonderful!

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Kurian and the genetic counselor were excellent! VERY GOOD care. Thank YOU!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Another doctor accompanied Dr. Kurian, but she was not introduced.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Kurlan was thorough, cited research, explained details, answered myriad questions. Was credible & kind and awesome.

4.9 out of 5
121 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Very impressed.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent dr. & very caring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Kurian & Miranda Kramer, NP are excellent and give outstanding care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Excellent, empathetic & compassionate staff all around.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Kurian is wonderful!

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Kurian and the genetic counselor were excellent! VERY GOOD care. Thank YOU!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Another doctor accompanied Dr. Kurian, but she was not introduced.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Kurlan was thorough, cited research, explained details, answered myriad questions. Was credible & kind and awesome.