Laurence Katznelson, MD

Neuroendocrinologist, Pituitary tumors neurosurgeon

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Bio:   Laurence Katznelson, MD received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He then performed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Katznelson is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. At Stanford University, he is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the Chair of the GME Committee. Dr. Katznelson is currently the Medical Director of the Pituitary Center at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. In the Endocrine Society, Dr. Katznelson has served as Chair of the Special Programs Committee and member of the Scientific and Educational Programs Core Committee and Publications Committee. He has served as Chair of the Task Forces for writing clinical guidelines for the approach to acromegaly for both The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Katznelson has also served as Chair of the Clinical Investigator Workshop for the Endocrine Society. He is a member of the Editorial Boards for Frontiers in Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Katznelson has a long standing clinical and research interest in the pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary disease.
4.8 out of 5
157 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Brain Tumor Center

Pituitary Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Room A301
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6469
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

Brain Tumor Center at the Advanced Medicine Center, Clinic D

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

  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1987) PA
  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certification, Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism (1991)
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1992) MA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1988)
  • Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1986) PA
  • Medical Education: UCLA School of Medicine (1985) CA
  • Endocrinology, Mass. General Hosp, Boston, Endocrinology and Metabolism (1992)
  • BS, U.C., Berkeley, Genetics (1981)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2005-)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education', Stanford School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Chair, Special Programs Committee, Endocrine Society (2008 - 2011)
  • Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program, Stanford (2005 - 2014)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Pituitary Center (2004 - Present)
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Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Katznelson epitomizes why Stanford is so highly regarded.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The PA or resident on the case was very thorough and spent a lot of time w/me. Good experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. K makes me feel special and he's like family & we've gone through so much together. I am alive because of him!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Best doc - spent 45 minutes. Great bedside manner. Dream doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Katz and Olivia his PA are an excellent caring team.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Katznelson has the greatest patient-doctor rapport that I know of.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very friendly love them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Katznelson is an amazing, empathetic physician!!! We need to clone him.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Katz is an awesome dr. He is very caring -

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Fellow was great to deal with listened very carefully. Physician was well informed by fellow - also caring.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I found this care provider awesome. He was able to point out things from an old MRI not told before.

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4.8 out of 5
157 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Katznelson epitomizes why Stanford is so highly regarded.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The PA or resident on the case was very thorough and spent a lot of time w/me. Good experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. K makes me feel special and he's like family & we've gone through so much together. I am alive because of him!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Best doc - spent 45 minutes. Great bedside manner. Dream doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Katz and Olivia his PA are an excellent caring team.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Katznelson has the greatest patient-doctor rapport that I know of.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very friendly love them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Katznelson is an amazing, empathetic physician!!! We need to clone him.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Katz is an awesome dr. He is very caring -

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Fellow was great to deal with listened very carefully. Physician was well informed by fellow - also caring.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I found this care provider awesome. He was able to point out things from an old MRI not told before.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Katznelson & Olivia Chu are great. Enjoy talking with him & her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I was sent to Dr. K. by referral. A very stressful time due to my diagnosis, and all the staff was great!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Katz-Nelson is exemplary in every way!! Extraordinary.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

How rare to find a dr. who admits "I'm not sure" and explains steps to be taken together to find an answer. Refreshing and inspiring.