Bernice Kwong, MD

Dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Dermato-oncology specialist, Dermatopathologist

Clinical Professor, Dermatology

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Bernice Kwong, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Director of the Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program, and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consult Service. She has a special interest in the management of cutaneous complications that arise in hospitalized patients and cancer patients. She runs the Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program at the Stanford Cancer Center, where she manages skin side effects of cancer therapies including chemotherapy-related skin reactions, radiation dermatitis, and graft-versus-host disease. Dr. Kwong completed medical school at Yale University, and completed her dermatology residency at Stanford University in 2012.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Internship: Yale New Haven Dept of Internal Medicine (2008) CT
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (2007) CT
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of Dermatology (2012) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2012)
  • Chief Resident, Stanford Dermatology, Dermatology (2012)
  • BA, University of California at Berkeley, English; Molecular & Cell Biology (2001)

Awards & Memberships
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2020)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Dermatology (2016 - Present)
  • Director, Inpatient Dermatology Consultation Service, Stanford Dermatology (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Supportive Dermatology Oncology Program, Stanford Dermatology (2012 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Complex Medical Dermatology
  • Medical Dermatology Conditions

Practice Locations

Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Stanford Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Can't say enough about Dr. Kwong and her staff, both in person and on-line. An amazing group of people.
I am very fortunate to have Dr. Kwong as my physician. She answered all my questions and was most helpful.
Fabulous care. Empathetic team. Trouble shooters team players
Dr Kwong is amazing. Super caring and professional. She doesn't take chances, but also thinks very hard about doing anything that will have risk factors. She is super methodical, and every time checks me from head to toe, always focusing on every little thing. I feel in super good hands and feel very luck to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Kwong and her team are outstanding. I’ve been struggling lately with a variety of health issues and they did everything possible to encourage and support me.
Quick and efficient follow ups! Great care.
Dr. Kwong and her team are excellent, caring, and dedicated to my health and wellbeing.
Excellent follow up care.
She is a fantastic doctor, one of the best. Not only is she extremely good at her job, she relates to her patients in a very caring and humane way.
She is THE BEST!!!!!
Professional Dr and staff. Caring, concerned and supportive. Professional!!
Dr Kwong is one of the kindest doctors and her fellows seem to all be very seeet as well.
She is very helpful and eager to support her patients. She listens and follows up quickly!
Dr. Bernice Kwong is such an excellent doctor. She cares for her patients, very detail, friendly n explain my case very well
Dr. Kwong has been very helpful to me in the situation in which I find myself. She is competent, informative, caring and has a team that works with her and promotes her plan of care flawlessly.
Dr. Kwong is WONDERFUL and very caring.
Dr. Kwong and team worked my appointment into their busy schedule with only a few days notice of my worsening condition. They were great and able to help me feel better almost immediately. They are the best!
Dr. Kwong is a wonderful doctor. She never minimizes the issues I raise with her, though others may think them superficial. Her caring, goal-oriented approach has given me the confidence to raise issues with her I have been embarrassed to mention to others before, and helped me resolve some issues that were really troubling me. She is healing my skin and hair in excellent, measurable ways, but she is priceless for my mental health.
My concerns were properly addressed
She's very good. Dr. Kwong is professional, competent and compassionate.
She’s knowledgeable, may sympatico, and thorough.
Excellent physian, easy to talk to, willing to take my ideas into account. Very pleasant and very clear.
She is great! We tried several different treatments. The nurses and interns that work with her are also exceptional!
Dr. Kwong and her team are outstanding. They are attentive, caring, and knowledgeable. Dr. Kwong worked me into her schedule at very short notice to help me with a sudden worsening of my skin conditions. All around great care and visit.
Outstanding doctor!! Caring and understanding
Dr. Kwong and care team made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions
Dr. Kwong and her staff are EXCELLENT!!
Excellent rapport, easy to communicate with, shows genuine concern, answers all questions
Everyone was exceptional. Outstanding
It doesn’t get any better than Dr Kwong and her crew
Professional, reasonable and polite.
Great knowledgeable treatment recommendations.
Dr. Kwong is a rock star
Excellent visit and Dr. Kwong was on top of everything going on with my issue of concern.
Very professional visit.
Very knowledgeable and professional yet friendly.
Dr. Kwong is very professional and caring!
Attentive, thorough, knowledgeable, plan of care established
She made the best of the bad connection.. Worked with pictures I sent.
I am fortunate to have her on my Stanford team!
Dr. Kwong is thorough, very knowledgeable, very friendly, very patient and always responsive. She cares about my situation very much and provides comfort knowing that she has other patients in the same situation.
She has been fantastic to work with!!!
Dr. Kwong and her team are excellent. Dr. Kwong does a great job of including me in her thinking about the issues I face, and including me in formulating a care plan. She’s an awesome physician.
She is the best, she cares about her pacients. She listens to me and helps me with everything I need.
I think Dr. Kwong and her group are excellent, and I think I have had the most pleasant experiences with them of any of the several Stanford Health providers I have seen.
Wonderful Doctor
Wonderful Doctor!
Dr. Kwong is always warm and attentive. Dr. Kwong is also always enthusiastic and energetic and I love that she is always seeking new treatments to help me.
Very informative and explained everything very well.
Dr. Kwong and her assistance are professional and very caring
I am fortunate she is following my care.
Very kind and caring doctor
She is thorough about going through everything regarding her specialty and if it is not her specialty she is able to recommend who to talk to.
Fabulous experience. Dr. Kwong is most professional and efficient.
Dr. Kwong is an outstanding physician.
Always a pleasure to see Dr Kwong and her staff
Always great
She’s absolutely terrific. She has helped me more than any doctor there. She has significantly helped with all types side effects from chemo. I would not have had as good of results & I would have suffered so much more without her. She is also very kind & personable and so are her nurses that help with the checking in and her main nurse Katie.
Very nice and helpful
Dr Kwong is extremely knowledgeable and caring.
Dr. Kwong is excellent. Very caring and thorough.
Dr Kwong is an excellent clinician and physician
I love working with her.
Dr. Kwong is an outstanding physician. She is extremely knowledgeable and I feel that she truly cares about me.
Dr Kwong is very knowledgeable and stays informed.
She listened to all my problems and told me what to do next. I appreciate all her help.
The best!
Great doctor—top notch!
Dr. Kwong discussed to me in detail and understood it well about regarding my reason for the visit. She was so accomodating so with the office staffs. Thank you so much.
Dr. Kwong provided me with important information regarding my condition and a means to address my concerns.
Dr Kwong and her staffs were very helpful and made my visit pleasant. Thank you!
She is a very caring physician.
Dr. Kwong is wonderful. She is attentive and very warm, and her care comes through even in a video format.
Great doctor.
Dr. Kwong Very professional and to the point of why we are doing this video.
Everything went well. All questions were answered. Listened to all my concerns. Like all her comments and recommendations.
Dr. Kwong is an incredible provider. She is super responsive, knowledgable, and all-around excellent doctor. I feel so lucky to have her on my care team!
VERY caring and kind AND professional
Dr. Kwong is always so professional, helpful & friendly.
Dr Kwong. Is the best. She is always caring and wants to help me. She always does her best to answer my questions and help me the most she can. My quality of life has improved a lot since I am her patient.
an amazing team, each and every one
Please see my previous comments about the video visit. I love Dr. Kwong, she is so kind and has been very helpful to me.
Pleasant and easy to talk with !!
Appears very knowledgeable and she makes you feel as if she truly cares about your issues.
Bernice is 'awesome'! Very thorough. Her team is very supportive to her, and me. Tx!
Always excellent talking with Dr Kwong. She’s courteous and attentive, answers all my questions and digs deeper to find answers if needed. I’ll definitely recommend her to others.
I feel I am in great hands with Dr. Kwong. She is caring, encouraging and thorough.
Please see the last screen. But I'll say it again: she's the greatest! While I hope to steer clear of her area of specialization in the future, if I don't, I'd be thrilled to work with her again.
Dr Kwong and her office has always been great seeing me in person or talking on video. She’s very caring and on time. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know.
She is very thorough in handling patients in person and by video.
Dr Bernice Kwong is thorough and patient, answering all of my questions. I would highly recommend her to others.
Dr. Kwong is absolutely the very best
Very helpful, professional and personable.
Dr. Kwong, Thank you so much for promptly responding to my condition and providing nearly instant relief. My negative comments about the video interview have nothing at all for my appreciation of the attention and excellent care you have provided. You and your colleagues have been most responsive and helpful when I have reached out for assistance.
Dr. Kwang is excellent with great service.
Dr. Kwong is very thorough in providing her patients the information of what needs to be done.
I like her and would recommend her to anyone who needed services that she provides.
Dr. Kwong and her team did a great job. I feel well cared for.
Great doctor. Attentive, friendly, knowledgeable - thank you
I am very happy to be working with Bernice Kwong She is very knowledgeable and very helpful in my situation. I look forward to continue working with her during my chemo infusions.
No complaints - seeing them is a highlight of my week, I just wish that I didn't have any need to see them!
Very friendly & professional.
Very good very professional -
All very professional.
Dr. Kwong is very good and would recommend her anytime.
All very good & friendly & professional.
Everyone was very good and explained everything.
Very thorough evaluation of my medical issue and worked towards helping me w/my health goals.
Dr. Kwong is wonderful. Always friendly and good natured. Her nurse practitioner Jenna Sterlo is also wonderful.
Very thorough doctor.
Very good experience.
Bernice Kwong is amazing. She does an excellent job explaining the condition, the potential treatment & any follow up care required.
Dr. Kwong is the best!
Stanford is the best.
My cancer team is the most caring and professional team anyone could ask for. Dr. Kantha Ramchandran, MD is in top of the class. I trust her totally and Bernice Kwong. Dr. Kwong has followed up on all issues I have had with side effects, she is a blessing.
Always pleasant & professional. Wish my place of employment could take lessons from all of the Stanford staff.
I always recommend the Stanford courteous oncology with Bernice Kwong, MD.
Dr. Kwong and her team are "professionals!"
Dr. Kwong & her team were very thorough, attentive, & compassionate. Highly recommended!
I truly like and trust Dr. Kwong. She is a caring and compassionate doctor. She always seems to say the right thing!! Bottom line: I have complete trust and admiration for this particular medical provider.
Dr. Kwong is one of the best.
Dr. Kwong & her staff were excellent. They provided very professional advice. Very warm & friendly.
In addition to excellent appt. w/Dr. Kwong, she followed up w/an thorough My Health message detailing our treatment plan.
Always a good experience.
Excellent explanation very thorough. I would highly recommend this provider!
Seriously, top notch.
Very confident in the care I have received.
Bernice is a great physician.
Willingness to interface with other doctors in my hometown.
Stanford is the best.
Superior medical care & patient care.
Overwhelmed by their kindness and sensitivity.
The care I received from both the NPs & the MDs were always outstanding. I would never think of going any other place.
Dr. Kwong is the best.
Dr. Kwong is not only an excellent doctor she just great person who definitely cares.
Dr. Kwong is thorough.
I hold Dr. Kwong in high esteem and am so thankful to have been under her care. She works very hard on behalf of her patients.
Dr. Kwong is excellent and very accommodating.
Just a terrific team.
Dr. Kwong rocks it, in every way. ALWAYS.
Dr. Kwong really heard me as a patient -- not just my condition but my self.
Very good.
Dr. Kwong is AMAZING!
The care was excellent as usual. Everyone was courteous and they all laughed at my jokes.
Love Jenna & Dr. Kwong.
Dr. Kwong and her staff are very knowledgeable, friendly. The unit was exactly what I needed.
Dr. Kwong and her staff are excellent!
Helpful, caring and personal.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Kwong & Dr. Mever (BMT).
Very caring, informative as per usual with her assts.
Dr. Kwong is a FANTASTIC doctor! PERFECT.
Excellent care!
Dr. Kwong makes me feel 'safer' about future treatments.
Dr. Kwong is exceptional.
Dr. Kwong is brilliant. Also caring and warm. Very inclusive of team. I feel fortunate to be her patient.
It was an excellent experience & I would not hesitate to recommend this physician to anyone.
I appreciate that they are always so pleasant and helpful. It helps that they have a sense of humor too!
I feel an enormous confidence in my treatment and that has made me recommend the hospital to all the people that I know.
Very passionate dr. & nurses or asst.
Excellent all the way
Excellent provider.
Clear description on health issues and necessary treatments. Very friendly, personable and thorough.
Dr. Kueug and her team give me their individual attention during my visits. They always make me feel that I'm their #1 priority.
Dr. Kwong is the best. She is really nice and caring. Even if I have an incurable cancer makes me feel I have hope for all my skin issues.
Consistently one of the kindest, smartest, most efficient MD's I've ever seen.
Very caring. Always made sure you understood answers to your questions - She was the first doctor to perform biopsy to determine what was causing my skin itching problem -
Everyone very professional & caring.
Very good communication. Very clear explanation of possible causes and what to do next.
Dr. Kwong is amazing.
Words cannot describe my satisfaction with Dr. Kwong's care. She has been a great provider and a source of support during the course of an ongoing painful disease.
The doctor was very professional.
World class!
Dr Kwong has made an amazing difference to my situation, her care has really made such a positive impact to me.
Dr. Kwong is a wonderful doctor! She is very approachable, easy to understand & empathetic.
Dr.Kwong called me to follow up my condition that was very caring. I was touched by it. Thanks.
Extraordinary efforts by Dr. Bernice to accommodate my schedule by leaving her office & coming to see me during my infusion!
Excellent people.
I wish I lived closer to Stanford so I could see Dr. Kwong regularly. She has been an excellent help to me.
Wonderful doctor took time to actually listen to me. A+.
Dr. Kwong is an excellent provider. Smart, thoughtful, patient centered. Kind - I would recommend her without hesitation.
We love Dr.Kwong!
Dr. Kwong and her assistants are knowledgeable, professional and competent.
I found Dr. Kwong to be a very caring, compassionate doctor. I went in to have a spot checked on my hand, but she was kind enough to take the time to examine my whole body for any suspect areas that might lead to skin cancer.
I like Dr. Kwong & Lauren Cardiss. Both very sympathetic, empathetic & knowledgeable
Excellent all the way around!
I left my appointment fully understanding my condition, treatment and follow-up of care.
This was my first visit with Dr. Kwong and she was very knowledgeable and very thorough.
Love Dr. Kwong! Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Kwong shows she spends time caring for the health & well being of her patients. She goes the extra mile/above & beyond.
Dr Kwong is wonderful! Very fortunate to have her as my dermatologist care provider.
I like to visit Dr. Kwong but I don't like to have biopsy by resident dr.
Exceeded my expectations - on scale 1-10, Dr. K is a 12.

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