Biography


Dr. Electron Kebebew is an internationally recognized expert in Endocrine Oncology and Surgery. He has performed more than four thousand operations on the adrenal, parathyroid, and thyroid glands, and for neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. He has given over 200 invited lectures and visiting professorships. His clinical and translational studies on endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors have been awarded more than $30 million in research funding. Dr. Kebebew has authored and coauthored over 400 scientific articles, 40 book chapters, and edited or co-edited four textbooks. His scientific contributions include the use of molecular markers in thyroid nodule to refine diagnosis and prognostication, identification of novel target for endocrine cancer therapy, implementation of genetic testing and advanced imaging modality to optimize the management of patients with endocrine neoplasm and to allow the practice of precision surgery, and the identification and characterization of inherited endocrine and neuroendocrine syndromes, and their susceptibility genes.

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2003)
  • Residency: UCSF General Surgery Residency (2002) CA
  • Postdoctoral training, NCI T32 fellowship, Cancer Biology (1998)
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (1995) CA

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Practice Locations


Endocrine Tumor Program - 875 Blake Wilbur Drive Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Endocrine Tumor Program in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

5800 Hollis Street

Emeryville , CA 94608

+1 (833) 444-7622

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Neurogenetic Cancer Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

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(109 reviews)

Dr Electron Kebebew Is Excellent, I thank Dr Cominos for Refer me with Him.
Very helpful
Dr. Kebebew, thank you for seeing me regarding the mass on my neck. You showed compassion and understanding. It made me feel comfortable.
Excellent provider.
To repeat what I said, I would recommend Dr. Kebebew with flying colors in a heart beat. I am so grateful to him for the success of my surgery.
Dr. E. Kebebew came highly recommended by my local (Monterey County D.O. Physician, Kearnan Welch. After my telephone conversation(s) with Dr. Kebekew's medical staff who patiently asked and listened to my responses, I feel most comfortable with entrusting my care to these professionals. Was very impressed with the thoroughness of their questions and their efforts to make sure I understood my responsibilities. Thank you-
Dr Kebebew is a very competent, caring doctor.
Dr. Kebebew like always was thorough explaining everything and recommended options and the next course of action for my treatment. I am very happy and have trust in him and his decisions. A caring and responsible professional.
Electron Kebebew is both knowledgeable and friendly, and I've enjoyed our interactions. My surgery went extremely well. He was highly recommended to me and I, in turn, would highly recommend him to everyone.
Absolutely would !!!
Excellent care thank you
I appreciate his frankness and knowledgeability concerning my specific cancer. I am thankful he is my doctor.
It is obvious to me that Dr. Kebebew is attentive to his patients, and a very talented surgeon. His ability to quote statistics in answer to my concerns about possible surgical complications was very meaningful. I appreciate his candor, and his overall professional attention to my case. I logically assume his workload is heavy, yet he still radiates a very pleasant demeanor. The world needs more physicians like Dr. Kebebew.
Felt that I was in very good hands
The team of Dr. Kebebew is amazingly supportive, and I am always feeling comfortable under the care of Dr. Kebebew
Dr. Kebebew explained things better to me than any other doctor ever has.
Dr. Kebebew allowed me to feel confortable and safe in his care. He was very detailed explaining the pros and cons of my treatment.
Dr. Kebebew and his ream are so amazing. They are extremely professional and take such great care in helping their patients. I can’t thank them enough.
He is amazing
He’s obviously an excellent doctor and I’m very grateful for his surgical expertise. But he does seem rushed all the time. I guess that’s how it is at Stanford.
He was thorough and answered all of my questions clearly. I appreciated the opportunity for a video visit vs making the 4.5 hour trip to Stanford and paying over $100 for the round trip gas for my car.
I feel very lucky I was referred to him.
Dr. Kebebew is an extremely talented surgeon and a caring, compassionate provider who takes the time to answer all my questions.
Dr. Kebebew was amazing asked to see the surgical sight gave recommendations as to what I can do to continue to treat the wound. Dr. Kebebew was patient let me ask any questions I had. He also gave pathology results. I felt all my questions were answered, Dr. Kebebew also asked if there were any questions I had before ending the video visit.
He’s the best
He is the best, obviously
Thank you so much for everything. Happy Holidays!
great experience that the surgeon was present in meeting along with other care team professionals
I’m so pleased to have him as my doctor
Wonderful care!
Was very patient when couldn’t get voice connected. Answered all questions and very thorough
I immediately felt quite comfortable with Dr. Benebew and his staff. He was very professional, kind, and explained the procedure in layman's terms.
Deep gratitude for Dr Kebebew and his team. I could not have been in better hands.
Excellent and caring dr.
He explains expected goals and outcomes very clearly and concisely.
Thank you for taking the time to answer all of my questions and for the excellent care that I received from you and all of your staff!
I was able to see him in a timely manner, he and his team were kind, thoughtful and efficient with all my needs and questions. They made the process simple and easy for me. Great communication and follow through. Very pleased with my whole experience.
Visit was smooth, well coordinated.
Dr. Kebebew is an excellent, caring, kind physician.
Thank you for your expertise in solving my medical issue!
Fantastic depth of care and consideration taken with all the many questions.
Thanks to Dr. Kebebew for reassuring me about my surgery experience for Hyperparathyroidism. I was confident I was in excellent hands. Dr. Kebebew explains things clearly and has a reassuring manner. Thank you, Dr. Kebebew!
Great doctor!
Thorough
Dr. Kebebew is very thorough. He explained my diagnosis, procedure and hospital stay.
Dr. Kebebew and his team were welcoming, attentive to the medical problem, and invited questions from me, which were listened to!
Personal, professional and extremely competent.....outstanding physician...so glad to be his patient
He is competent and explains the procedure well.
Dr. Kebebew and his team were so professional, caring, efficiant and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.
Exceptional clinician. Very thorough is his discussions with me. I feel very comfortable with his skill and decision making.
He is excellent with strong professional skills
He seems to be an excellent physician, kind, well spoken
He seems to be competent and a caring doctor.
I was impressed by the clarity he gave in explaining the surgical procedure.
From the front desk staff, medical assistant, nurse and nurse practitioner everyone was professional and friendly. Dr. Kebebew is amazing and instills confidence. Wonderful team.
Dr. Kebebew and his staff are the absolute best medical team to have provided my healthcare. There are no words to express my gratitude for Dr. Kebebew and his staff's professionalism, kindness, and compassion.
I have never met him in person, but he seems to be a decent guy,
The visit went great I have no comments at this time
Dr. Kebebew explained my Fluocholine PETMR and provided optional treatments.
Excellent surgeon!
and helpful and generously offer most pertinent information.Dr. Kebebew and staff are most cordial
Everyone on the team is very kind and professional.
Dr Kebebew was easy to understand and explained everything perfectly, answered all questions on had
Dr. Kebebew was very informative and answered all of my questions.
I thought the video session allowed me to gather information and ask questions. Dr Kebebew was very thorough. I look forward to meeting him in person.
Dr. Kebebew and his staff are so caring and professional. I feel confident in the health care they are providing to me.
Absolutely wonderful with a professional staff
I HAVE THE BEST. HE TALKS TO ME & LISTENS TO ME. HE EXPLAINS THOROUGHLY AND THEN ANSWERS MY QUESTIONS. ANDREA & HIS TEAM HAVE GONE ABOVE EXPECTATIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE WHAT I NEED. TEAM IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD I HAVE COMPLETE TRUST KNOW THAT I AM SUPPORTED & SAFE
Dr Wong and Dr Kebebew were very thorough and answered every question in a forthright manner. I instantly put at ease. Making the decision to have surgery was not difficult, as I knew I had the best possible team with me.
Thank you Dr. K! I very much enjoyed meeting you and look forward to continuing under your care and that of Dr. Annes. I have a rare condition -- as you know -- and it is reassuring to feel like I am being cared for by world-class experts who have seen other patients with my particular type of tumor and genetic mutation. Wishing you all the best in 2022!
Superior team of professionals.
He is wonderful. Thank you so much.
Thank you for seeing me and making me feel conformable.
Dr. Kebebew was very reassuring about the results of my recent blood work and biopsy.
I think he is thorough and clear in his explanations. The entire staff are very good with follow up.
Knowledgeable, articulate, kind, explained things in detail, did not move on until we understood point.
He was knowledgable and personable. He asked pointed questions and listened to my responses. He laid out a good first course of action.
I am pleased with Dr. Electron Kebebew's care & expertise and would not hesitate to recommend him to someone requiring this procedure (parathyroidectomy).
Nice Doctor..
Dr Kebebew is an incredible and brilliant doctor! Stanford is extremely lucky to have him.
Dr. Electron Kebebew is an incredibly kind and knowledgeable physician as well as a gifted surgeon. I appreciate that he always considers the whole patient and not just the disease. I am grateful for his insight in my ongoing care. He provides an opportunity for me to ask questions and voice my concerns. I am so happy that he is at Stanford!
I appreciate his clarity and detailed explanations about the process.
I felt very fortunate to have been referred to Dr Kebebew. My care through Stanford and also to his skill was outstanding.
Very professional. Made me feel comfortable and seemed genuinely concerned about my health and the procedure I had done.
Excellent doctor.
I trust what he says and grateful for Dr Kebebew.
This provider is awesome, he is very detailed in explaining everything, he answers all my questions and the best part I dnt feel rushed in my appointments
Very thorough on everything. Very efficient doctor
GAVE EXCELLENT DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PATH FORWARD TO FURTHER DIAGNOSE MY CONDITION. FOUND WAYS TO DO MORE SPECIFIC TESTS LOCALLY WHERE I LIVE SO THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE TO TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA. SET FOLLOW-UP APPT RIGHT AWAY IN ORDER TO REVIEW UPCOMING TEST RESULTS WHICH HELPS REDUCE TIME WAITING TO DISCUSS WITH DOCTOR.
Most highly reccomended (by all local physicians)of any other I've encountered
Very knowledgeable, made me feel comfortable. Very pleased with my care and plan from here.
Dr K seems to remember me and understand that I like to know the details and not just the conclusion.
DrK is caring and thorough and skilled and funny and reassuring
First, I'm honored to have access to such an accomplished doctor. Today the doctor did not mention a newly found mass, which was one of two reasons I was referred to him. When I asked him if it was a reason to worry, he said we'll know after it's imaged. I had hoped for more information.
Very professional, took time to answer questions, made sure I understood the procedure, and even called the day after I was discharged.
Compassionate Professional Knowledgeable Friendly Thorough Outstanding patient care Demonstrates patience Great listener Respectful
Amazing confidents, great interpreter of medicine.
Very much appreciated working with him on this surgery - I liked that prior to the procedure he stopped by to see me, didn't send a resident instead. He came by in the hospital. Answered questions and concerns clearly. Recovery is going very well, and as he had explained it likely would.
He was very forthcoming in explaining the pros and cons of the operation without my asking. As well, he did answer the few questions that I had.
Excellent exchange of medical advice & information.
All very good!
Excellent doctor and thank you for calling on Sunday with the results! (The nurse called).
He took time to explain everything.
Dr. Kebebew is very friendly and excellent in communications.
I was totally confident of Dr. Kebebew's diagnosis.
Dr. Kebebew is an amazing surgeon. He is so competent, kind & caring. He takes time to.
Dr. Kebebew. Confidence that he passes on to the patient. I trust him with my life and one him my current well being.
Everything was perfect.
Dr. Kebebew is amazing! Well spoken easy to talk to, concern for patients A++.

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