Lisa A. Orloff

Otolaryngologist, Head and neck oncologist, Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Lisa A. Orloff, MD, is Director of the Endocrine Head and Neck Surgery Program and Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid tumors.
Dr. Orloff's contributions to the field of endocrine head and neck surgery have been significant. Her work understanding and expanding the role of ultrasound within the multidisciplinary management in endocrine head and neck disease has transformed the manner in which thyroid and parathyroid patients are evaluated. Dr. Orloff specializes in ultrasound applications within otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, with an emphasis on thyroid cancer. Dr. Orloff also studies the regeneration of tissue that has been lost as a result of cancer therapies.

Dr. Orloff received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Washington and her fellowship in Microvascular & Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Prior to her arrival at Stanford, she was the Robert K. Werbe Distinguished Professor in Head and Neck Cancer, and Chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF.)

Dr. Orloff has served three consecutive terms as the Chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Endocrine Surgery committee. She holds leadership roles within the American Head and Neck Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Thyroid Association. She is a former Fulbright scholar, and she is a voting member of the FDA’s Panel to evaluate medical devices for Otolaryngology.

If you would like to refer a patient to Dr. Orloff, or have any questions, she can be contacted at: by phone 650.498-6000; fax: 650.724.1433
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71 Patient Ratings
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Head and Neck Cancer Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of WashingtonWA
  • Internship: University of WashingtonWA
  • Medical Education: UCLA - School of Medicine (1986) CA
  • Fellowship: Mt Sinai Medical CenterOH
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (1993)
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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

First rate.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Orloff is highly skilled but also a very nice person. Zoya, her assistant is also very good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Lisa Orloff is the greatest!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Lisa Orloff is the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Lisa Orloff is caring, efficient and emanates confidence. Truly professional and yet personal in her manner.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent visit - truly appreciate her and the time she spent with my husband and I.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

It took 4 months to see Dr. Orloff but well worth wait.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Lisa Orloff is fantastic. Unique qualifications and complete dedication.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr Orloff has been top notch, the very best. Her team has been excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Orloff is FANTASTIC! She communicates perfectly, and is a wonderfully warm person. She exudes professionalism.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I am very happy w/Dr. Orloff!

5.0 out of 5
71 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

First rate.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Orloff is highly skilled but also a very nice person. Zoya, her assistant is also very good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Lisa Orloff is the greatest!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Lisa Orloff is the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Lisa Orloff is caring, efficient and emanates confidence. Truly professional and yet personal in her manner.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent visit - truly appreciate her and the time she spent with my husband and I.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

It took 4 months to see Dr. Orloff but well worth wait.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Lisa Orloff is fantastic. Unique qualifications and complete dedication.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr Orloff has been top notch, the very best. Her team has been excellent.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Orloff is FANTASTIC! She communicates perfectly, and is a wonderfully warm person. She exudes professionalism.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I am very happy w/Dr. Orloff!