Dr. Khan is a fellowship-trained cancer specialist with board certification in oncology and hematology. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology.

Dr. Khan focuses on the treatment of head and neck cancers, advanced thyroid cancers, and neuroendocrine tumors. He recognizes the broad effects of these conditions on daily living and aims to develop personalized, comprehensive treatment plans that optimize health and quality of life.

Dr. Khan’s research interests include therapeutic clinical trials as well as ways to reduce toxicities that some patients may experience when receiving cancer treatment. His research activities include ongoing clinical trials of targeted and immune therapy for aggressive thyroid cancer.

He has published numerous articles on his research discoveries in peer-reviewed journals such as the JAMA Oncology, Investigational New Drugs, and others. Topics include new drug treatments for small cell lung cancer and for cancers of the head and neck, racial and gender disparities in certain types of cancer, and management of the potentially toxic effects of cancer therapies.

Dr. Khan is a member of the NRG Head and Neck Committee. NRG brings together internationally recognized groups (the first words in their names form the acronym “NRG”) to conduct cancer clinical research and share study results. The objective is to inform clinical decision making and healthcare policy worldwide.

Dr. Khan is a member of the ECOG Head and Neck Core and Thoracic Committees. ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group) is part of one of the five groups of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Program.

He also is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Central IRB for Early Phase Clinical Trials.

When not providing patient care or conducting research, Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and relaxing at the beach.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Fellowship, Temple University Cancer Center, Hematology and Oncology
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Temple University, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Residency, University of Massachusetts, Internal Medicine
  • Medical Degree, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Practice Locations

Head and Neck Cancer Program at 900 Blake Wilbur Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Endocrine Tumor Program - 900 Blake Wilbur Drive Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Dr Khan was very good at explaining the treatment options
For once i felt this appointment was all about me, i loved how when i left this appointment i didnt feel confused all my questions and concerns were answered
Dr. Kahn is PRO !
Thanks for getting me in so soon.
Dr Khan is extremely considerate and caring about patient care and well being. I feel very comfortable with his decisions.
Thank you for your help with my health issues.
Dr. Khan is very compassionate and thorough with my health condition.
Very informative, answered all of my questions
The care that I have received from all the people at Stanford has been second to none. I will always recommend people go there for their care.
He's a good doctor and all-around good guy.
The care providers that I have been with at Stanford have ALL been special and excellent people, however the car parking situation is atrocious.
I am currently receiving chemotherapy under Dr. Kahns care. I know that I'm receiving the best care possible.
No wait, good discussion with MD.
Seemed caring and friendly
Thanks for your patience fine tuning answers for me when we're dealing with a certain amount of nuance about my "developing" status.
Excellent thorough doctor.
Dr. Khan is always very upbeat and I enjoy working with him and his team with my care.
Great upbeat attitude
Dr Khan is fantastic. He listens, answers all my questions, and treats a ne with kindness and respect. He’s smart, knowledgeable and current on my chart.
Dr. Khan and his team are great!
Dr Kahn listens and his support team are amazing!
DrKahn and his team are very professional, courteous and confidence inspiring. I agree with everything we talked about but am still unconvinced that all aspects of my future treatment need to be moved from the very competent and supportive local team which have so far solved my problems and been locally available and supportive to Stanford 2 hours hard travel away. In the past 3 days I have received numerous contacts attempting to establish future appointments while I have not yet discussed this with my existing oncologist. Feels a little pushy for a patient in remission
I have been very satisfied with my visits with Dr. Khan.
ALL staff from radiology to Dr Kahn was A one!
Very good
Excellent communicator as well structuring cancer care that worked out well for me
excellent care and information
I find him to be considerate, compassionate and very knowledgeable. He is willing to listen to the patient's concerns and answer questions in a dialogue of "give and take."
He is good.
I appreciate Dr. Kahn’s, “down to earth†approach to discussing my concerns and listening to my view during our meetings.
The Dr Kahn was very informative and answered all the questions we had. His information was very helpful and easy to understand. I wish my Oncologist at Kaiser was better at communication.
All was good
Dr Khan is knowledgeable, empathtic, and really listened to my concerns.
The best
Dr Kahn explained things very clearly and completely. He answered all questions. I'm very happy with Dr. Khan.
A good consultation
I appreciate Dr. Khan’s manner of communication and his way of explaining the situation that we are dealing with. He is definitely willing to listen to me and hear my point of view.
Dr. Khan is the best. He truly cares about his patients. He is straightforward and give you factual information.
I really enjoyed meeting with Dr. Khan. Unfortunately I will not be able to remain under his care for my treatment but he has assured me that’s the South Bay center will provide good care.
he is the best
Very well spoken, courteous, informative, gave time for my questions. Really appreciated him.
Friendly, personable, relaxed and confident, just what I need in a doctor!
Dr. Khan is knowledgeable, sensitive, personable, clear-spoken doc. We talked easily and well and to good effect.
This was my first visit with Dr Khan. He is fantastic. I’m thrilled he’ll be overseeing my care. I feel like I am in excellent hands. It’s a huge relief. He listened to and answered all of my questions and concerns.

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