Jeffrey Norton, MD

Surgical oncologist

The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery

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Jeffrey A. Norton, M.D. is the Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Norton is an expert on endocrine and upper gastrointestinal cancer. He has published numerous papers on these diseases especially on the surgical management of gastric cancer and pancreatic endocrine tumors. His laboratory effort is focused on improving the anti-tumor immune response through cellular immunotherapy with interleukin-12. He has several on going multi-department human clinical protocols for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and hereditary diffuse gastric cancer. He is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgery, and Cancer Research.

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Professional Education
  • Fellowship: National Cancer Institute NIH Surgical Oncology Fellowship (1979) MD
  • Residency: Duke University (1982) NC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (1983)
  • Medical Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University (1973) NY


Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Sarcoma Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 2nd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Great doctor and residents. The care team is excellent even though they did not answer all of my questions.
Dr. Norton is EXCELLENT! He listened and answered all of my questions.
I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Norton as an excellent surgeon AND for his BEDSIDE manner. He is warm, kind and HONEST.
All excellent! Everyone that saw me was was great, very caring and took the time to answer all of my questions, explain the surgery and tried to put me at ease. #1-6. Excellent!
Dr. Norton saved my life. He is always very friendly and explains things thoroughly.
dr. Norton is a very caring & kind doctor. Known him since 2007.
I want to especially recognize Dr. John Louie and NP Amy Macke also Dr. Norton and his fellow and Dr. Banerjee and his fellow Dr. Sharareh Moraveji.
Many thanks to Dr. Horton, wonderful experience.
Very impressive to everything & staff.
All very helpful & friendly.
I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Norton. I have recommended him. He is willing to do whatever it takes to make the medical system work to benefit the patient.
Excellent all around.
Excellent service. I trust Dr. Norton and her well-qualified, professional team.
Top notch staff.
Dr. Notton's entire team was excellent Dr. Norton was excellent and I trust him.
Dr. Norton has followed me for 3 1/2 years. I trust him completely and appreciate his skill & thoroughness.
Impressed by Dr. Norton & his PA.
Dr. Norton was very knowledgeable about my condition. He was not forthcoming with lots of info or his own re: my condition, but instead relied on my questions & his responses as his means for teaching me about my condition.
Doctor gave me hope!
Dr. Norton's manner with the patient was extraordinary. Warm & caring.
A information I had to absorb to make a treatment decision was somewhat overwhelming - thus I went with the doctor's recommendation.
Everything great.
Experience was above average.
Good as always.
Dr. Norton gave me all the info I needed plus asked several times if I had any questions -
I have an excellent doctor for my surgery - Very experienced.
Good experienced.
Really liked Dr. Jeffrey Norton. He was understanding & very thorough & gave me some hope.
Excellent service.
Dr. Norton was very knowledgeable & confident, but not to the point where he made me feel uncomfortable. He explained things in a way that I could understand him.
Dr. Norton provided my husband, second chance in life. Can't thank him and his staff enough!
Have seen Dr. Norton for 2 1/2 years. Have great faith in his care.
Dr. Norton - the best.
The doctor & the PA were both very good.
Again, excellent experience.
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Norton has saved my life from 2 types of pancreatic cancers and problems - I'm alive due to him knowing exactly what I need - he's a miracle worker - amen!
Very good explanations & Dr. Norton truly cares about patients and the outcomes. I feel that he cares about what is best for me. He explains the pros & cons.
All was very good.
I could not be more satisfied - Dr. Norton took time to answer my question thoroughly.
I appreciate Dr. Norton being so patient in giving me time to get out my questions. He gave me assurance that all would be well.
Dr. Jeff Norton and all his chief residents are always & forever the very BEST!
Dr. Norton listen well, and is very attentive and caring.
Dr. Norton walked us through all films in understandable terms. He gave me a simple diagram of procedure which I was able to use as shared my surgery with family/friends. World class!!
My doctor, assistants, or anyone else at Stanford are the best.
Dr. Norton, Dr. Hazad, our nurse Shannon & everyone on the 3rd floor "E" wing was excellent.
I wish the bad news could have followed with positive hope.
Dr. Norton truly cares about his patients! Excellent doctor. I would recommend him highly.
Dr. Norton is the best. he even communicates with me by email. He is outstanding!
Dr. Norton and his staff are exceptional.
Excellent. Dr. Norris & Dr. Johnson were great. This is all new to me.
Dr. Norton is an extra ordinary surgeon. He has conducted research on the rare condition I have.
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Norton is the "best".
Dr. Norton is the best!
Dr. Norton and Kristen (the PA) were excellent and answered all of my questions and concerns.
Dr. Norton is wonderful.
Dr. Jeffrey Norton saved my life & shows genuine concern for my recovery.
He comes across a bit aloof.
Dr. Norton & his team are the best you could ever have.
Dr. Norton was outstanding, we love him!
Dr. Allen is the best! Great office staff only problem hard to get a hold of.
Stanford is the best hospital in the US
Dr. was not jumping to a diagnosis. He is wanting tests and scans done to get all the information before he does.
The new intern (name) was very thorough and friendly, Dr. Norton was great.
Dr. Norton & his group of professionals were very kind and accommodating.
Dr. Norton is the best provider I've had. I have several specialists due to chronic problems. He has the best explanations, discussions, listens and is the best in his field.
Dr. Jeffrey Norton & his team saved my pancreas & life! Make me feel better every time we interact.
Dr. Jeffrey Norton and his team have saved pancreas! Feel blessed to be in their care.
I have told everyone I know about Stanford!! Good care great drs./nurses etc. I am alive because of them and Stanford.
I learned a lot about my medical condition that Vanderbilt did not inform me & I feel my time was well spent coming to Stanford.
Dr. Norton, his PA & nurse were very friendly and helpful.
Dr. Norton and his staff. Drs Chris and Jenifor were the best. They insured all my concerns were addressed in a timely manner. Each day I looked forward to their visits.
My condition is so rare - Dr. Norton was done excellent but my path report was difficult.
Dr. Norton went straight to the problem, gave his recommendations, explained everything very positive - He made me feel there was hope.
Dr. Norton was exceptional & so was Dr. Jennifer Erdrich!
I don't believe I could receive better care anywhere.
I have only good experience or care from doctors and staff.
Excellent care my provider is one of the best!!! I have great respect and trust in him the provider excellent surgery care. Very approvable and comforting.
Dr. Norton clearly provided the time and concern
No none nuncha bedside manner arrogant authoritarian did not attempt to explain anything.
Excellent care.
I am very pleased with the care Dr. Norton his staff and especially the nurses in the ice unit. My thanks to all.
Honored to be in Dr. J Norton's care & his team. He saved my husband's life! He makes you feel your care is most important and positive.
Dr. Norton and his staff were extremely professional - showed compassion & understanding and took as much time as I needed to reassure me and answer my questions.
Dr. Jeffrey Norton & his residents are so professional, caring & brilliant. He brought in Dr. Housepain who has made the difference in my care.
I am very impressed w/Dr. J. Norton and am confident that he and his team including Dr. M. Berry, are the best and most qualified for my procedure.
Jeff Norton MD is the best.
She was wonderful and detailed.
Lucky to be a patient of Dr. Norton's.
Dr. Jeffrey Norton eased my fear and made me feel confident to face the scary operation & recovery.
Dr. Norton and the staff provided me immaculate care.
Dr. Norton and his staff are top notch. It is comforting to have complete confidence in your healthcare team when you are facing a serious medical issue.
Dr. Norton is definitely a no nonsense kind of doctor straight to the point and give me a lot of confident about his competency. Dr. Bessoff was very detail also.
Dr. Norton is the nation's very best expert for...
I was treated well by all staff and very pleased with Dr. Norton's care and knowledge about my parathyroid condition.
Just please continue very good & pleasant all employees.
I feel I'm in the best hands I can possibly be in.
Dr. Norton is an amazing doctor. I was lucky to have him perform my Whipple procedure.
When he came into exam room the first thing he said was, "there's nothing I can do for you, sorry." He didn't listen to me or ask any questions.
Dr. Norton is outstanding and I'm fortunate to benefit from his expertise.
Just the BEST staff of any medical hospital.
Dr. Norton has been caring for me since 2010, and has not only helped keep me alive, but in a caring and compassionate way. As real and positive as a doctor can be - I'm truly blessed.
The physician assistant, Kristan and nurse, Sarah, were extremely helpful, knowledgeable & kind!
More interested in "selling" me than in answering my questions.
Dr. Norton is the grandest of human beings and extraordinary clinician.
Dr. Jeff Norton is the best GI surgeon in the area, and he is ALSO an unusually caring, kind and talented individual. He is absolutely beloved by his patients, and I count myself LUCKY to have him as my doctor! He is excellent in every way!
The doctor explained things very thoroughly.
Before I went to see my doctor, I had many opinions and I had serious concerns. After seeing Dr. Norton I had a clear direction and felt confident.
Just excellent service as always!
There is just never enough time - doctors have MANY patients.
These people are the, "Best of the Best!
Good experience.
Thank you for asking if I had more questions, several times.
Wonderful staff and hospital -
Best provider & very caring.
Dr. Jeffrey Norton is awesome.
Very good.
Very good 2 days stay.
Dr. Nortin is superb as a clinician AND as a human being.
I have been very fortunate to have the most knowledgeable doctor for my problem and his excellent staff. I am very grateful for Stanford.
I felt well cared for in every instance.
Dr. Norton is an outstanding surgeon - he saved my life in 2001 at UCSF & I'm glad he is still at Stanford -
Dr. Norton took time to explain why I needed surgery and told me why I should not wait too long before making a decision.
Sara Fry & Dr. Norton are always great and are really concerned.
Dr. Norton and his nurse Sara Fry are fantastic!

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