Deirdre A Lum

Deirdre A Lum

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon

4.8 out of 5
178 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014)
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2013) PA
  • BA, Dartmouth College, NH (2002)

Honors & Awards

  • AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (June 2010)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of California, San Francisco (May 2007)
  • Best Video in the Category of Education, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (November 2012)
  • Carlo Romanini Award for the Best Video in the Category of Endometriosis, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (November 2013)
  • First prize in Bay Area Resident Research, San Francisco Gynecological Society (June 2011)
  • First Prize Video Award at ACOG 2013 Annual Clinical Meeting Film Festival, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) (May 2013)
  • Kurt Semm award for the Best Video in the Category of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgeries, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) (November 2013)
  • Medical Residents Excellence Award, North American Menopause Society (October 2009)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Dartmouth College (June 2002)
  • Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College (June 2002)
  • Winner of UCSF Creative Writing Contest, University of California, San Francisco, Academic Diversity Program (June 2010)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Stanford University (2015 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

She is friendly, caring & concerned, that I can relate to her about what's bothering me concerning my health issues. Her advice about my medications helps me a lot. Scheduled a follow up care & check up as soon as needed. I absolutely trust her & will recommend her to others. She's very good, yet very accommodating.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Lum was great! She is obviously very knowledgeable and caring, and did a great job of explaining what was going on and providing scientific evidence.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

First visit to Dr. Lum. Very impressed with her!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Lum is awesome! Her resident (who is leaving) is outstanding as well.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

DR. LUM was AMAZING! I was blown away with the care of DR. Lum. She truly listened to my concerns. I was stunned at the time she spent with me. I have absolute confidence in her and will only go to her at Stanford in the future. She made me a patient for life. It's worth the 3 1/2 hr. drive!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My experience is good understand. Thanks.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have all my trust and confidence with my present care providers. She is very understanding, and take time to explain and answer all my questions. A very compassionate, and focused on me every time she is with me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Lum is spectacular.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Lum was amazing, caring and took the time to listen to my problems. I'll continue going back to Stanford Health Care because of her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Lum is absolutely fabulous and I would gladly recommend her to anyone. I could not speak more highly about the experience that I have had with her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

like I said before Dr. Lum is an amazing doctor and am very happy to have het

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

She listened to me and gave me thought out answers to my questions. Didn't rush to send me away

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4.8 out of 5
178 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

She is friendly, caring & concerned, that I can relate to her about what's bothering me concerning my health issues. Her advice about my medications helps me a lot. Scheduled a follow up care & check up as soon as needed. I absolutely trust her & will recommend her to others. She's very good, yet very accommodating.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Lum was great! She is obviously very knowledgeable and caring, and did a great job of explaining what was going on and providing scientific evidence.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

First visit to Dr. Lum. Very impressed with her!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Lum is awesome! Her resident (who is leaving) is outstanding as well.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

DR. LUM was AMAZING! I was blown away with the care of DR. Lum. She truly listened to my concerns. I was stunned at the time she spent with me. I have absolute confidence in her and will only go to her at Stanford in the future. She made me a patient for life. It's worth the 3 1/2 hr. drive!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My experience is good understand. Thanks.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have all my trust and confidence with my present care providers. She is very understanding, and take time to explain and answer all my questions. A very compassionate, and focused on me every time she is with me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Lum is spectacular.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Lum was amazing, caring and took the time to listen to my problems. I'll continue going back to Stanford Health Care because of her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Lum is absolutely fabulous and I would gladly recommend her to anyone. I could not speak more highly about the experience that I have had with her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

like I said before Dr. Lum is an amazing doctor and am very happy to have het

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

She listened to me and gave me thought out answers to my questions. Didn't rush to send me away

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Deidre Lum is a Care Provider who truly cares.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Lum is excellent. Very knowledgeable, very caring. She also takes the time to write up detailed notes, which I appreciate, though didn't get a chance to get the printout b/c I had to run off to my late mammogram.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr Lum is an outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Lum is an outstanding doctor/surgeon. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't even consider having a surgery and be as healthy as I am today. She is smart, knowledgeable, kind and caring; she is the best!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Lum was very knowledgeable, kind, and provided very good information on my situation.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Lum is a very gifted individual. She knows how to trouble shoot the circumstances - for example she takes an active approach - ruling out and researching the best methods and mostly she is a compassionate person. I have been seen by many physicians and I can truly say that she demonstrates that she cares and values the patient. She sees me as a person who is in need of medical attention. She is a gift from God.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Lum is the best of the best. Professional, personable, super smart, committed to my health and healing, and never patronizing. Really a class act!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I was impressed with Dr. Lum and how thorough she was and her willingness to take the time to explain everything and answer my questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

md was great-personal, professional, kind. I only wish I had post procedure care information. maybe she told me-but I missed it...I saw her typing and thought she typed after care instructions, but I didn't get anything.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

She is excellent! Very nice, friendly, listens very well to my concern. Thank you so much Dr. Lum! God bless you!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

The thing that I appreciate most about Dr. Lum is that she speaks at your level so that you can completely understand what is happening with your medical situation. She is also very informative in terms of providing information about the process that I wouldn't think to ask.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

dr lum was the best doctor I've ever seen

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Deidre Lum was exceptional helpful, kind and understanding. She took the time to understand the concern I have regarding my problem and possible surgery.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Lum was positively incredible. She spent a great deal of time with me, helping me to understand things about my situation that I might never have investigated on my own, and empowered me to make the best decision for me. She's obviously incredibly smart, but she's also kind, patient, and balanced. Best of the best.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr Lum is outstanding.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Lum was the only doctor who took the step to get me a hematology referral.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Lum is an excellent caregiver. She took time to answer all my questions. She is very thorough and had a wonderful rapport with her patients. She is a great asset for your organization.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I think Stanford out-patient care is wonderful!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I think Stanford is the top of the line including their doctors. You can't receive this type of awesome care in Fresno.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Lum is very caring and effective doctor. My highest grades to her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Deirdre (as I call her) is an outstanding physician. She gave me ample time, which included a thorough examination. I feel that with her help I will come to the end of a three plus year medical nightmare.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Yes I do recommend the service is very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Lum is very professional, knowledgeable and gentle. She made me feel comfortable during my biopsy and answered all of my questions. Dr. Lum is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Lum, is a wonderful doctor, very kind and understood all my concerns and fears. My operation went wonderful. She put me at ease and I trusted her 100%. I thank her for making my experience an easy one.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Lum is the best. she needs to be broadcast to the gen'l public for the work she is doing. She is invaluable. I have such a better quality of life with the healing she's done with me. She's priceless. I'll testify to this anytime. I'm so lucky!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

First time with Dr. Lum, felt very good with her and calm. I really liked Dr. Lum.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Lum is an excellent physician.

SHC Patient, May 2015

loved Dr. Lum!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I had a great experience with the senior resident who was working with Dr Lum.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Lum is simply an excellent physician who is caring, considerate, and highly respectful. She explains everything thoroughly and takes time to listen to me. I completely trust the excellent care I get from her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Doctor Lum is the best OB/GYN doctor I've EVER had. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, respectful, and very easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Lum is great! She's thoughtful, considerate, and really know her stuff!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I would highly recommend Dr. Lum to my friends. She gave me various options & provided detailed information.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I was very impressed with Dr. Lum and and her open, relaxed communication. She answered my questions and explained her recommendations very clearly

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Lum went above & beyond to get my surgery scheduled before the new year.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I always felt somewhat uncomfortable with my OB/GYN doctors previously. Dr. Lum makes me feel comfortable to discuss issues I'm thinking to switch my regular visits to Dr. Lum.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Lum is very compassionate and genuinely cares for her patients. This attentive level of care is evident through her excellent bedside manner in ensuring patients are as comfortable as possible. She takes the time to thoroughly explain medical conditions complete with hand drawn diagrams. Each time she sees me, she is able to accurately and concisely summarize my medical history. She listens to my concerns and understands where I am coming from and she doesn't ever judge. She took the time to personally call me just to see how I was doing. Overall, I couldn't be more impressed with her patient care and I trust her completely.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

New patient - needed appt for mammogram and was given one for that same day.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

She was great!

SHC Patient, May 2014

I can see how passionate the physician is and I will keep seeing her in the future.