Colorectal surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)

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Languages Spoken:
Mandarin , Spanish

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship (2012) OH
  • Board Certification, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine (2020)
  • Residency: Stanford University General Surgery Residency (2011) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2011)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, OH, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Residency, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, General Surgery
  • MD, Columbia University, Medicine
  • BA, Harvard University, Government


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Practice Locations

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(72 Ratings)

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Patient Reviews

(78 reviews)

Dr. Kin was fantastic. Very honest and friendly. Wonderful communication.
Dr. Kin explained options in case I needed surgery.
Dr. Kin was troubled by the left colorectal sugar in the U.S. she is by far the best colorectal surgeon at Stanford and I highly recommend her.
Dr. Kin and her assistant spent extra time helping me sort out my complicated update, while I was in pain and emotional. They were extremely knowledgeable and genuinely kind. I left with a detailed plan in place and my mood was a lot better.
Dr. Kin is an amazing doctor! I did not have to sacrifice any element. She was everything I'd hoped...
During recovery I felt my concerns we not taken seriously. I am now facing a second surgery of the same. The surgery procedure was not explained to me prior as to what was going to be done.
Wonderful staff!
Cindy treated me very well despite the fact I was having bowel problems!
Dr. Kin is an incredible surgeon and should be lead of the colorectal department.
Dr. Cindy Kin is outstanding. She's very friendly and caring. She took time to listen and answered my concerns and questions. Thank you Dr. Kin!
Dr. Kin is an excellent physician. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and caring. She is an asset to Stanford.
I feel satisfied.
Dr. Kim was amazing!
Dr. Cindy Kin and her team are just super!
I was greeted in a friendly manner and treated with care and concern for my problem.
An excellent doctor. Very smart and to the point.
Dr. Lin listened attentively to my issues & concerns & addressed them all. She was very patient & I didn't feel rushed. She is an amazing dr.
Dr. Kin is an excellent communicator.
Outstanding physician in every sense of the word.
Dr.Kin and assistant were wonderful.
Dr. Kin was fantastic. She explained the procedure, answered all questions and set my mind at ease re: the surgery. She allowed me time to contemplate the quickness of the surgery.
My doctor I had a very good appointment with she made me feel like family even though I only meant her once.
Dr. Kin is very personable, courteous, and compassionate. She provided thorough examinations of my situation and offered a clear explanation of the treatment suggested.
Explained everything very well. Treated me like a human being and not a number. Can't wait for her to do my surgery.
I am so pleased to have Dr. Kin as my surgeon. She is brilliant and talent but beyond that she is kind positive and attentive. Great bedside manner and the ability to make you feel at ease in this difficult situation. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Lucky to work with her.
Dr. Kin is great, easy to talk to about my health issue.
Dr. Kin was very attentive to my issue and clear in communicating next steps to understand more.
I'm confident in Dr Kin.
Dr. Kin and all of her assistant were wonderful!
Dr. Kin is excellent.
Dr. Kin is the key to my journey to full recovery. She is very knowledgeable in her area of expertise. I am very proud and lucky to be cared under her team. I feel comfortable in asking any questions. She's the best.
I will be so glad to recommend my care giver to anyone.
Dr. Kin is an excellent doctor I drive almost 3 hrs. to see her.
Dr. Kiri is amazing. Made me feel that I could get this. AND I DID.
Dr. Kim was one at the most competent, kind, thorough, sweet, funny & professional professionals I have ever met. Both appts. left me feeling as though she was a friend.
When you enter the people are very good.
Dr. Kin, her PA and even the nurse/assistant who took my vitals, were ALL very nice and professional... as well as personable.
Again GREAT staff!
Dr. Kin is amazing. She truly cares about her patients and does a fantastic job all around.
Excellent care.
Dr. Kin is the best! Competent, kind, caring - the best there could be.
Great answered question.
Dr. Cindy Kin is an excellent example of high quality care!
Very friendly and easy to talk to and discuss issues w/. You can tell that she cares and wants to help. Out of 3 Stanford colorectal surgeries I have seen she is the best.
Very good service.
She's thorough and kind.
Dr. Kin is the best! Caring, knowledgeable, wonderful, compassionate. I am so grateful to her -
Very pleased to have Dr. Kin and her PA on my medical team. They were both wonderful. Very approachable, kind, well-informed and thoughtful. Truly, the best you can ask for in a medical professional. I am very happy with their care of and attention to my needs.
Dr. Kin is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. No one has ever so clearly explained what the treatment options are. I felt her genuine concern for the medical nightmare I have been experiencing and I have the upmost confidence in her.
Spent extra time explaining/teaching very much appreciated.
I was very pleased with Dr. Kin & the assistant MD. The care & service I received was excellent!
Lovely bedside manner. Upbeat. Takes her time.
Dr. Kin is the best! Excellence, kindness, compassion, caring - THE BEST EVER dr. - she is wonderful!
Dr. kin is the most amazing, compassionate, kind, knowledgeable , .caring and best Dr I have had. She is the best. I recommend her very highly
Both Dr Kin and the NP Elizabeth were entirely respectful and kind, and gave me a high degee of confidence in their knowledge. I feel I am in great hands with both of them.
She's brilliant, caring, confident and made me feel completely at ease with her suggestions regarding my condition -- I'm so lucky to have her as my surgeon!!!
Dr. Kin has been excellent thru this fairly stressful experience. Very knowledgeable but also kind and approachable.
Dr. Kin is truly OUTSTANDING - an excellent surgeon who takes the time to listen, responds quickly to email - she's one in a million!
Dr. Kin is the best and most personable doctor I've ever had.
All good.
Dr. Kin is the best. She is most knowledgable, compassionate, kind and caring.
Excellent provider.
Dr. Kin is the BEST knowledgeable & compassionate, GREAT.
Dr. Kin was great!
Good. Very caring attentive - Pleasant.
A very positive experience.
Dr. Cindy Kin is a wonderful, highly knowledgeable and very caring and compassionate dr.
Dr. Kin is top notch!
My experience was by far the best hospital I have ever used. Thank dr.'s and nurse's for my surgery.
Excellent communication skills of provider - very comforting!
Dr. Kin was above and beyond what I expected and I am extremely grateful for her both professional and thoughtful demeanor.
Impressed with Dr. Kin's confidence.
Best dr./surgeon I've ever been with.
All good with all persons.
Dr. Cindy Kin is one of the best doctors I've seen. Made me feel comfortable, not embarrassed. Very nice, took her time w/me.
Cindy Kin was awesome in emergency.
Cindy Kin is my most excellent care giver!

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