Julia E. Noel, MD

Head and neck surgeon, Thyroid and parathyroid surgeon, Endocrine surgeon, Head and neck surgical oncologist, Otolaryngologist


Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)

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Biography


Dr. Noel is a head and neck surgeon with fellowship training in endocrine surgery and board certification in otolaryngology. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

She specializes in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and lymph nodes. She has additional expertise and training in minimally invasive treatment approaches and ultrasound-guided techniques performed in the office, such as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and alcohol ablation.

Among the many conditions she treats are thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, Grave’s disease, and goiter.

For every patient, Dr. Noel prepares a personalized care plan that is comprehensive and compassionate. Her goal is to educate and empower each patient to achieve the best possible health and quality of life. Patient reviews praise her clinical expertise as well as her skills as a listener and communicator.

Dr. Noel conducts a robust research program to advance patient care. She has published extensively on the diagnosis, appropriate management, and optimization of outcomes for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Her articles have appeared in JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Nature Communications, Endocrine Practice, and many more peer-reviewed journals. She has co-authored numerous guideline and consensus statements, including an international statement on the use of RFA in benign and malignant thyroid nodules.

She serves as associate editor of the endocrine section for the journal Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. She is additionally an editorial board member for VideoEndocrinology, a video journal covering leading-edge diagnostic and treatment techniques and technologies.

Dr. Noel has made presentations to her peers at national and international meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, American Thyroid Association, American Head & Neck Society, and the World Congress of Thyroid Cancer. She also has shared her insights into the future of thyroid surgery at the International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, American Thyroid Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American College of Surgeons.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Internship: Stanford University Dept of General Surgery (2014) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (2019)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Endocrine Surgery Fellowship (2019) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Otolaryngology Residency (2018) CA

Publications

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Specializing In

  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Goiter
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism-Pregnancy
  • Hypothyroidism Thyroiditis
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Parathyroid Abnormality
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Endocrine

Practice Locations


Cancer Center in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

5800 Hollis Street

Emeryville , CA 94608

(833) 444-7622

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Head and Neck Cancer Program in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

5800 Hollis Street

Emeryville , CA 94608

(833) 444-7622

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Head and Neck Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Head and Neck Cancer Program in South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(833) 444-7622

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Cancer Center in South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(833) 444-7622

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Patient Ratings

(95 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.9/5

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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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Patient Reviews

(23 reviews)

Julia Noel she did a great job I would use her again and again if needed any thing else done thanks for a great job.
She answered all my many questions about a possible upcoming surgery thoroughly.
Always a pleasure to meet with Dr Noel
Very professional staff
Very competent, capable, caring woman surgeon. I know she cares for me and will be available to me as she says we are now bonded! I am comfortable being with her and feel safe in her hands. I like her and am grateful for her guidance. She took out all of my cancer and shares my happiness in having the successful surgery behind me. I like her and am most pleased to have Dr. Noel as my doctor. Thank you.
She is excellent!
She's wonderful--very warm and interested in the whole person; very capable.
excellent provider and very easy to ask questions about my concerns
Excellent care from both doctor and team mates.
The nurse is very polite and caring, so did the doctores.
I am very thankful
Dr Noel was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, caring and informative. She is an amazing doctor and this was one of the best medical practitioner visits I have ever had.
Great job
Dr. Noel was a great listener and explained each thing as it was about to happen.
Stanford Healthcare is by far the best!
The best!
Quality doctors and assistants etc. feel very good about my experience and moving forward with these people.
Dr. Noel did a wonderful job of informing me about my condition. She is very good about addressing my concerns. I would recommend her to anyone needing surgery for thyroid issues. She is very compassionate and easy to talk to.
She was quite impressive - very knowledgable, understandable, gracious, took her time to answer questions, explained everything…..good eye contact
Dr. Noel was very informative and pleasant. She took time to answer my questions and I appreciate the excellent care she provided.
Yes, the thyroid RFA procedure is ground-breaking and helps people. The cost will be daunting for those whose insurance will not pay.
Love her! So professional, so kind.
Very responsive to questions and explained everything well.

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