Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Hair loss specialist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Skin stem cell specialist

Bio:   Anthony E. Oro, M.D., Ph.D., is the Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, Associate Director of the Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, and the co-director of the Child Health Research Institute. He is co-founder of the Program in Epithelial Biology, and an active member of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Children’s Health Research Institute, Bio-X, and the Program in Cancer Biology.  His research interests encompass cancer genomics and tumor evolution, stem cell biology and hair/skin development and regeneration, and definitive molecular and cellular therapeutics.  His clinical interests include hair biology, non-melanoma skin cancer, and stem cell-based therapies for genetic skin diseases.
4.7 out of 5
135 Patient Ratings
64 Patient Comments

High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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Hair Loss Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Dermatology Residency (1997) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (1994) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine Registrar (1993) CA
  • Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (1998)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assoc Director, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (2016 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Child Health Research Institute (2017 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Recommended to others

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2019

I felt that I learned a lot about my condition and was given some good advice.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr ORO is excellent, on time and very patient

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Oro is the best doctor I have ever been to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr Oro is friendly, engaging and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I give Dr. Oro himself high marks. He's very personable and I didn't realize how scalp dermatology works. Systems of the body don't all work in the same way. I especially liked that he prescribed several things this second appointment including an antibiotic for the scalp to be sure no "bad germs" (my words) aren't addressed. So now I have the full arsenal! I'm still slightly skeptical of a full "cure" but time will tell.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

very friendly and open. able to ask all questions. skin check too quick but resident was thorough

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Exceptionally clear explanations.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Impersonal, few questions asked about history of problem discussion regarding care or treatment was non existent, seemed hurried and not involved or caring, at all.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I was seen by two doctors, and they were both excellent!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Oro is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Doctor and resident doctor seemed very good. I am hard of hearing, however, and while resident adjusted her speaking so I could understand her well, doctor had a hard time doing that, speaking exceedingly fast at times.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

excellent explanations, recommendations and speaking to me as medically informed consumer (physician)--appropriate level of discussion/recommendations (not too basic or too advanced).

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4.7 out of 5
135 Patient Ratings
64 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2019

I felt that I learned a lot about my condition and was given some good advice.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr ORO is excellent, on time and very patient

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Oro is the best doctor I have ever been to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr Oro is friendly, engaging and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I give Dr. Oro himself high marks. He's very personable and I didn't realize how scalp dermatology works. Systems of the body don't all work in the same way. I especially liked that he prescribed several things this second appointment including an antibiotic for the scalp to be sure no "bad germs" (my words) aren't addressed. So now I have the full arsenal! I'm still slightly skeptical of a full "cure" but time will tell.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

very friendly and open. able to ask all questions. skin check too quick but resident was thorough

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Exceptionally clear explanations.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Impersonal, few questions asked about history of problem discussion regarding care or treatment was non existent, seemed hurried and not involved or caring, at all.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I was seen by two doctors, and they were both excellent!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Oro is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Doctor and resident doctor seemed very good. I am hard of hearing, however, and while resident adjusted her speaking so I could understand her well, doctor had a hard time doing that, speaking exceedingly fast at times.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

excellent explanations, recommendations and speaking to me as medically informed consumer (physician)--appropriate level of discussion/recommendations (not too basic or too advanced).

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Oro is the most fun doctor!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I would have liked Dr. Oro to sit across from me instead of by my side. It's easier for conversation & I would have remembered questions I forgot.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Oro was great! I appreciated his calming demeanor, and his patience with my chief complaint, very friendly & immediately gained my trust.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I waited 5 months to see Dr. Oro! He was horrible, didn't talk to me, check my labs, or examine me. Had his 2nd year resident do everything including the biopsy. Didn't answer any questions. Didn't answer my phone calls or emails. Never follow up with me post biopsy. He is an awful doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Thanks for answering my questions on the app! I sent photos and you confirmed which products were good and bad.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Great doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Oro has been my family care provider for many years. He is very competent and attentive to our needs. We have a very high regard for him!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

dr Anthony Oro is one of the best doctors I have seen. highly recommend him. he was extremely nice , knowledgeable and took his time explaining things to me. very caring and empathetic. A PLUS!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

good

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Very nice and considerate to patients.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

dr oro is great!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Oro is an outstanding. I am very fortunate to be under his care. My condition has improved dramatically with his expert care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr Oro is a splendid doctor and has great people skills as part of his practice.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Oro showed extreme concern for my situation an was very clear on how I was to proceed.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Care provider not only best in terms if medical care but listens, cares. Remembers past care history. reassuring.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Oro is amazing. He has the best bed side manner and seems knowledgeable. I feel comfortable with him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

So kind & attentive.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Love Dr. Ko & Dr. Oro - great care!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. was excellent she was very attentive in my case and she helped me a lot professional and patient excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I recommend Dr Oro and his residents all the time. I'm not even sure if he accepts new patients but I still recommend him. One of the best M.D.'s I ever encountered. One of my favorite people on the planet. :)

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I really like my visit with doctor Oro. he is a great asset to your organization.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Have had nothing but positive interactions with doctor as well as the residents.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Oro cares about his patients and responds extremely well to their needs. He is outstanding!!! He is kind!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

The best of any other.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Oro is amazing thank you. Will recommend to friends or family.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Oro is THE BEST!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Doctor very busy, did not have time for long term prognosis or current research question. I felt 'dismissed', not taken seriously.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Was in a hurry!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Oro is an excellent MD.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Typically, very happy with Dr. Oro. on this particular day, he was rushing very behind (no problem) but it was the end of the day and I wasn't given a full, thorough skin check like in the past - concerning.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Oro also answered an email question I sent via my health. Very helpful in managing my medications.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Thoughtful, concerned, and caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Both primary & resident were outstanding in all areas.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Oro is excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

The appointment felt VERY rushed, as did the visual body exam.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Oro is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He is always caring and makes me eel I am important.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Oro is an outstanding physician. I have complete confidence in his expertise. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to see such a highly qualified physician. He is the model of what a physician should be.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very happy with Dr. Oro.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Wonderful physician too harried, rushed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Experience with this dr. and his staff was very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Oro always is excellent, answers all questions.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Excellent doctor, compassionate, good communication skills, state of the art knowledge.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Oro is a wonderfully caring physician. Although my derm. issue isn't serious Dr. Oro (& the residents) treat my concerns seriously & are supportive in trying to treat my chronic problem. Love Dr. Oro!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Doctor and PA very kind and helpful. Excellent experience!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Oro is an outstanding physician. It is a privilege to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Oro is wonderful - Excellent bedside manner and treated me with respect and compassion.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Oro was very directive and understanding. I would recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Like I said before Dr. Oro is the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Oro was great - took time to listen and really cared about my problem and spent QUALITY time with me!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Doctor and assistant very professional and caring.