Deirdre Lum, MD

Deirdre Lum, MD

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon

4.8 out of 5
171 Patient Ratings
26 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 » Insurance Coverage » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

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Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

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

Administrative Appointments

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

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

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 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

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

Yes I do recommend the service is very good.

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.

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4.8 out of 5
171 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

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 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

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

Yes I do recommend the service is very good.

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.