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

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (2007) CT
  • Internship: Yale University Internal Medicine Residency (2008) 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)

Honors & Awards
  • 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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Patient Ratings

(17 Ratings)

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(98 reviews)

Dr. Kwang is excellent with great service.
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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