Alan C. Pao


Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

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Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (2003)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Dept of Nephrology (2006) CA
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2001) TX
  • M.D., Washington University, Medicine (1998)
  • B.S., Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1994)

Honors & Awards
  • Dr. Lee B. Harrison Scholarship, Washington University School of Medicine (1997)
  • Elected member, Research on Calculus Kinetics (ROCK) Society (kidney stone research society) (2022)
  • John S. Miller Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2001)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (1994)
  • SPARK Scholar, Stanford University (2010, 2021)


Specializing In

  • Kidney Stones

Practice Locations

Kidney Clinic (Nephrology) at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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(67 reviews)

Dr Pao is extremely intelligent, compassionate, humorous and has an extremely friendly and approachable nature. He and my rheumatologist (also at Stanford)are my favorite doctors by far.
He listens well. I did not feel rushed. He answered all of my questions. Gave good input and suggestions.
He is an excellent doctor
He is friendly and covers everything. I feel like he knows my kidneys well
He's ON IT! He has great ideas and referrals and always able to answer all my questions and he's just fantastic and thorough.
Excellent doctor He is leaving soon for sabbatical and will refer me to another doctor. I hope the replacement is as good.
Thank you doctor Alan
Dr. Pao was very thorough, very clear, extremely professional, personal, and kind. I really appreciate all the information that he reviewed with me, the questions he asked, and how he made connections with all of my medical history. I have great peace-of-mind now that I've seen him. This was a wonderful visit!
Dr Pao is an excellent physician, and had a very congenial manner. He was thorough in his preparation for this visit which resulted in a very productive session.
Dr. Pao is wonderful.
Great visit, very informative. I am very happy I was referred to Dr Pao.
Dr. Alan Pao is an excellent provider and he has helped me great deal in past and present . I thank Dr. Pao.
Great Communication we collaborated on a healthcare plan best for me
This was my first visit with Dr Pao and he had answers to my questions and new ways to treat my Kidney stones, Excellent bedside manor. I hope we will work together to take care of my problems. Thank you Dr Pao.
Very nice Doctor
I appreciate the time he took to answer all of my questions and concerns. I believe he has provided me with excellent care. Thank you.
Dr. Pao also exceeded my expectations and answered all questions and explained things very clearly. Lyalla
Excellent Physician
Dr. Pao is superb. One of the best doctors I've ever met. Smart, informed, articulate, honest.
I appreciate Dr. Pao's thoroughness and that he spends the right amount of time discussing my health.
Dr. Pao is a excellent doctor
De. Alan Pao is an excellent Physician. We go thru all of my test results and he answers all of my questions completely so that I can understand any changes I might have to make. He is a wonderful Doctor always pleasant and has a wonderful demeanor. I feel vey lucky to have him as my Nephrologist. I can’t recommend him highly enough!! 5 Stars â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸ â­ ï¸
I have a clear plan to monitor for problems following the visit and discussed current health. Good appointment.
Dr Pao is very intelligent, knowledgeable and kind. He gets to the bottom of things quickly and had read my somewhat complicated case history prior to our appointment. I was quite impressed.
Dr Pau is very thorough and comes across as caring and kind
Excellent doctor. He has changed my life, saving me from debilitating pain, prevented countless surgeries. I talked to dozens of doctors over decades before finding Dr. Pao. I am so grateful for what he has done for me.
Wonderful caring doctor. Dealing with complex issues and balancing multitude of medications. I feel very confident working together. He asks very good questions and listens to my input. Thank you.
He is perfect
Thank you doctor Alan
Dr Pao is super terrific. I am grateful for his help.
He is the very BEST in EVEry Way and Stanford is very LUCKY to have him!
Dr. Pao is outstanding! He is so knowledgeable, plus he is a caring doctor who communicates very well and makes sure that it is on a level that the patient understands.
I like him personally and feel confident that he know my issues and provides the best care.
I had a terrific experience/consultation with Dr Pao. He was very prompt and accommodating, and a good listener. I look forward to working with him on my problem.
Dr. Pao gave special attention to my health needs, and improved my overall health with his plan for me.
It was my first time meeting Dr Pao. He was very professional and easy to talk to. I really liked him.
Excellent doctor, explained things perfectly
Very helpful visit
Alan Pao is an excellent doctor and a very good communicator. We have a great working relationship and together are attempting to achieve my medical goals. I appreciate his help and professional guidance as we work through this process together.
Dr. Pao is always prepared and ready to discuss my health status. I have a great deal of confidence in his expertise and recommendations. I believe we are partnering on an effective plan to maintain my health and correct existing challenges.
Dr. Pao is an excellent doctor. He takes the time to understand and resolve all of my questions, and provides me with all the information I need. He is highly recommended and Stanford is very lucky to have him.
Very patient and knowledgeable
He is an excellent doctor,
Ive never talked to him yet when he hasn't been upbeat and positive. We go over any testing, we talk about any changes that are needed and agree on a plan. On my end Im taking notes of same. Our video visits are productive and seem to be the perfect platform to use if I don't have to have further testing. We decide on the next visit and after our video meeting ends, his nurse never fails to call with to set up the next appointment. I love the efficiency of Dr. Pai and his staff. They have a very good routine.
Thank you for meeting with me and I look forward to the future meetings to get these kidney stones under control.
He is very thoughtful and friendly. Feel very comfortable sharing health info with him. He is a very good communicator as well.
I appreciate his excellent care!
Dr. Pao is tremendous! I love having him as my doctor.
Dr Pao is very helpful and easy to talk to. Great doctor
Excellent Dr. He answers my questions very thorough and he is very friendly and re-assuring. He explains everything very well at the beginning middle and end of the visit.
Dr. Pao is an excellent doctor, with a vibrant and caring personality. he listens to what I say and takes my concerns into consideration and adjusts treatment if necessary.
Dr. Pao had read my chart (including what my urologist had faxed him) & reviewed my urine collection data prior to my entering his office, so he had only to explain the results to me, then tell me his recommended trmt. plan & why.
Very kind; very sharp, listened to me and explained fully to me. I liked him very much!
Dr. Pao was excellent and made me feel that he was taking the necessary time to diagnose/suggest treatment.
Dr. Pao saw my leg swelling problem, put me on a diuretic and referred me to a cardiologist.. leg swelling & pain gone in 2 days. He is fabulous and a v. caring physician. VERY.
Dr. Pao explained his opinion and treatment options well. He is friendly and answered my questions. Dr. Pao answered my follow up questions via email in a timely manner.
Dr. Pao was extremely attentive, knowledgeable & kind.
If there were a 6 or above, I would mark it, we love Dr. Pao. He's tremendous in all regards.
I am a physician at Stanford Children's Health Dr. Pao was outstanding!
Dr. Pao is engaging, caring, concerned, professional, highly regarded & an excellent diagnostician. He made me feel like I was important & wants to figure out how best to help me.
All is very good.
Dr. Pao provided the most thorough explanation of the source and causes of my condition and this most aggressive treatment.
The doctor seemed good.
Dr. Pao gave extensive information on ways including diet that could relieve my chronic and acute kidney stones and provided aggressive remedies.
Dr. Pao spent a lot of time with me and answered all my questions. He set up a care plan that met my needs and was considerate of my wishes and life choices.
Excellent doctor.

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