Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2005) IA
  • Medical Education: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2004) PA
  • Board Certification: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Neuro-Oncology (2015)
  • Residency: University of California School of Medicine (2009) CA
  • Internship: University of California School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University (2011) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2010)

Honors & Awards
  • Selected Participant, NINDs Clinical Trials Training Course (2011)
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis (2015)

  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2010 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Neuro-Oncology (2010 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology (2005 - Present)


Clinical Trials

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

Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Neurogenetic Cancer Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

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(41 Ratings)

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(104 reviews)

I’m very happy with Dr. Nagpal. All of my care has been excellent.
Dr Nagpal was a good listener and addressed my concerns clearly and so I could understand.
Dr Nagpal is wonderfully proficient & successful in treating my Brain cancer, stage IV. I highly regard her professional care and very much appreciate her beautiful "bedside" manner. She's fantastic!!!
She is absolutely wonderful and very considerate to us as I am sure she is with everyone one of her patients!
She is wonderful all around! We are so happy and pleased with all of the assistance her and her team have provided us thus far and are looking forward to working with them here in the future.
I have never experienced the quality of medical care that I have received from my oncologists at Stanford. Dr. Nagpal and team and Dr. Trakul have walked with me through a very rough year and from day one they have given me confidence that I was in capable hands. I am thankful every day for all of them.
She is a vibrant soul with a colorful personality. She makes medical visits appear as a pleasant experience for me. She is very attentive to my needs regarding my brain health, but she also understands that i am a student with disabilities. She encourages me to continue my journey to recover from my brain hemorrhage @stanfordmedicine & academically.
I'm new to her but so far she seems very knowledgeable, interested and calming.
Dr Nagpal and Nurse Practitioner Samantha were amazing, supportive and helpful. They went over my scans, quality of life and set realistic expectations. I am sincerely grateful for their support and care.
I feel extremely fortunate to be under the care of Dr Seema Nagpal.
Excellent physician knows her stuff and made good suggestions
She seems wonderful. Very knowledgeable. Kind. And caring.
I like her a lot. She answers all my questions. She encourages me to live my life and enjoy it!
On every visit the I have, I'm continually impressed with how things are run.
Dr. Nagpal is one of my all-time favorite physicians. She is so smart, kind, and caring. I feel very fortunate to have her on my healthcare team!
Really good doctor!!
Very friendly, took time to listen and then took time to explain conditions
The staff was friendly and very accommodating
It helps to summarize the current key issues and scenario and priorities of each treatment plan.
Dr Nagpal is an incredible doctor who I feel grateful to be able to receive care from. She is extremely knowledgeable and able to provide answers, explanations and solutions in a way that is easy to understand. Her compassion and understanding is incredible allowing me as a patient to feel comfortable in expressing my needs without hesitation.
Dr Nagpal is an excellent Oncologist and a wonderful human being! I trust her with all of my Neuro Oncology needs & care.
Gave detailed comments elsewhere.
She is an excellent, caring physician researcher. I am glad I found her
Dr. Nagpal is attentive and kind. She is knowledgeable, conveying and applying her expertise to my health situation in a way that helps me tremendously. I really appreciate her care! She is wonderful!
high confidence after meeting with Dr Nagpal
I was please to meet Dr Nagpal and the NP for the first time. They were thorough and very diligent in asking all the questions. Favor,’please do not share my comment to the public. Thank you!
I found her caring & concerned even though she released me she is still fallowing up to make sure I connect with a neurologist near where I live.
Dr Nagpal is very good at knowing what I need
She’s very thoughtful and thorough, very easy to speak to
Dr. Nag pal is very courteous and professional.
She is fantastic, as all my encounters with the various doctors with whom I have come in contact with at Stanford. Even though it is a long drive from home (especially with the traffic) it is well work the sacrifice in having the greatest confidence in the medical care which Stanford provides.
on time and specific, I an happy with the health care that Stanford professionals provide me.
She's very kind and explained clearly
She is excellent, in fact I Terminated my Oncologist and radiologist at PAMF and replaced them with her because I really felt that she was addressing my health concerns in a way that my other Dr’s were not.
Dr. Nagpal is always very professional, courteous, caring, and seems to be very knowledgeable in her field. I like and respect her very much.
We have found Seema Nagpal easy to communicate with, takes time to answer our question and leaves us feeling like she knows my husbands case and is working with us and for us on my husbands care
Dr Nagpal was prompt and pleasant in speaking to us. We were already scheduled for treatment in Reno and she reassured us that the plan was what she and local Chemo Oncologist had previously discussed as the best course of action.
She is a caring and knowledgeable doctor who has her patients’ best interest at heart.
Dr. Seema Nagpal and the entire staff at Stanford are beyond amazing. Dr. Nagpal has been really professional and has shown true commitment to solving my health issues. We are still addressing them, but she has made me feel I’m in good hands.
She was knowledgeable and answered questions until we had our questions answered She went over next steps which we were grateful for
Dr Nagpal was exceptional. Extremely knowledgeable and very kind. I had many questions and she took the time to carefully address them all.
She is extremely knowledgeable, patient & kind. She is an excellent communicator and is truly one of the best physicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Dr Nagpal is extremely thorough in her examinations. She has always been a pleasure to work with. I would not want to change.
Always a pleasure to see her
Dr. Nagpal is very competent and knowledgeable.
She is very empathetic and caring. I would highly recommend her
Very thorough review/explanation of my recent scan. Afterwards, she immediately releases the test results and visit notes. Very pleasant demeanor. Answered all my questions.
Very professional carring
Great doctor.
Dr. Nagpal was kind, professional and informative. We appreciate her referral to the neurosurgeons at Stanford to review the health file for possible treatment.
I want to say thanks to Dr. Nagpal and the excellent nurse(I do not remember her name).
Dr. Nagpal was kind and willing to listen and understand my full health situation and took the time to explain things in a way that I understood. I felt seen by her which isn't always the case.
Will like to hv been offered several more new treatment options.
Dr. Nagpal has always been kind & caring and seems very knowledgeable.
Am an MD - very happy with Dr. Nagpal.
Dr. Nagpal is very kind and even goes the extra mile to take an interest in our personal life.
Very good experience.
Both Dr. Nagpal and her assistant. Dr. Patel were generous with their time reviewing my history and options. It was reassuring to know they were knowledgeable about my health issues. It is clear I could not receive better care anywhere on this planet!
I am grateful to Dr. Nagpal and her staff! I am secure in knowing that I am receiving the best care!
Dr. Nagpal used terms that we understood! First time we felt we understood everything!
I always appreciate the detailed explanations of my progress provided by Dr. Steven Chang and Dr. Seema Nagpal.
They were both great doctor and her assistant they actually took the time to truly know how I felt.
Dr. Nagpal was very helpful in laying out our options and allowing us to reach our conclusion to not proceed with treatment.
I have been under the care and supervision of Dr. Nagpal and her team for just over seven years. All are complete professionals. It's like she is part of our family.
Both Dr. Nagpal & Dr. Chirag Patel took great care to explain all details of my current condition and the required follow-up in six (6) months.
All very excellent.
Very good provider.
Very good care.
I absolutely love Dr. Nagpal. She is great and makes me feel as if I am her only patient when I am with he at the time of my appt. She will go above and beyond to make sure I am OK. Love her!
All with kindness & attention.
I couldn't be happier with care from Dr. Nagpal & her team.
Good service from everyone.
MD & RN are always outstanding.
Dr. Nagpal has been treating me now for almost six years. She understands my needs and concerns. Truly professional and has a wonderful team that always... in the exam to say "hi."
Both caregivers were excellent.
I have been under the care of for just under five years. She has always has been professional and understanding of our situation.
I appreciate the time & care Dr. Nagpal takes with me. She is wise & encouraging.
Dr. Nagpal is amazing she is caring and treats me like a true partner in my care which is so important to me. She takes the time to address all of my concerns and while I hope I never have to refer anyone to her I would in a heart beat.
Explained my condition and outcome so I could understand.
Thank you Seema for everything you have do for us. We love you Bill & Annie McGuire.
Could not have asked for a better nurse or doctor considering my diagnosis I was very impressed with the staff and the care they gave me.
I have been under the care of Dr. Nagpal for almost 5 years. I have the upmost confidence in her decisions regarding my health treatments.
I have grown very fond of Dr. Recht over the years, and missed him during his sabbatical. Dr. Nagpal made his absence easier, with the same combination of knowledge and charm.
Both dr & nurse were totally on target with us and our questions & concerns.
Suma Nagpal is wonderful! She gives above & beyond to support me & consult re: my issues.
Dr. Nagpal's office is fantastic!
I have been/treated by Dr. Nagpal for over four years. She is a true professional in every sense of the word.
Always caring!!
Very very professional.
Love Stanford.
All my visits to Stanford have been positive.
Always a very comforting to visit and see Dr. Nagpal.
Dr. Nagpal always shows a lot of concerns and explain things well.
Dr. Nagpal is very knowledgeable in her profession as a neuro oncologist.
All my experiences with Dr. Nagpal have been outstanding. Very concerned about my treatment & well-being.
My concerns about possible neuropathy side effects were alleviated.
Dr. Nagpal is the best! She is smart, well-informed, keeps current on clinical trials & treatment, thoughtful, caring, an excellent communicator, & is passionate about her field of expertise. She gives me all the time I need to discuss & explain my disease & treatment options. I feel blessed to have her caring for me!
Provider explains easily about brain tumor.
I have seen Dr. Nagpal fir just over two year. Truly professional in all things she does.

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