George A. Poultsides, MD

Surgical oncologist

4.7 out of 5
261 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

Sarcoma Program

Benign Pancreas Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Digestive Health Center
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2009) MD
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2008) NY
  • Residency: University of Connecticut-School of Medicine (2007) CT
  • Internship: University of Connecticut-School of Medicine (2003) CT
  • MS, Stanford University, Epidemiology (2011)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2008)
  • Medical Education: University of Athens Medical School (2000) Greece

Honors & Awards

  • Translational Research Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2016)
  • John Austin Collins, MD Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching and Dedication to Resident Training, Department of Surgery, Stanford University (2013)
  • Cancer Innovation Fund Award, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2012)
  • Best Rotation Award, Stanford General Surgery Chief Residents (2011)
  • Henry Mannix, Jr, MD Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2007)
  • Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Prize for Clinical and Scientific Capabilities, Department of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2007)
  • Andrew Canzonetti, MD Award, Outstanding 4th Year Surgery Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2006)
  • Charles Polivy, MD Memorial Award, Department of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2005)

Administrative Appointments

  • Instructor in Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008 - 2009)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.6

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SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Cannot say enough. Dr. Poultsides was GOD sent! Awesome.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Poultsides was excellent, friendly doctor. He concerned all my problems and explained everything to me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I am so very appreciative for Stanford!!! Love my doctor

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. George Poultsides is a very brilliant surgeon. I have great confidence on his expertise being a surgeon. He is very concern on the safety of his patient, definitely I will recommend him to others. His PA, Dr. Wheeler is very friendly too... thanks a lot for your great services.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Poultsides is kind, sensitive & are of the BEST physicians I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Poultsides and Dr. Ganjoo very good at their jobs and take time to help this patient at each step in the process.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Poultsides has a wonderful bedside manner -

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Poultsides, aside from being an excellent physician, is the most caring, thoughtful person!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr Poultsides is wonderful. He quickly took ownership of my problem and very possibly saved my life. I love him!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

My experience with the entire hospital was a life changing. Keep it up.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Poultsides was an excellent doctor!! Very caring!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Poultsides is a gem. She should teach all other doctors how to interact with patients.

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4.7 out of 5
261 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Cannot say enough. Dr. Poultsides was GOD sent! Awesome.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Poultsides was excellent, friendly doctor. He concerned all my problems and explained everything to me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I am so very appreciative for Stanford!!! Love my doctor

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. George Poultsides is a very brilliant surgeon. I have great confidence on his expertise being a surgeon. He is very concern on the safety of his patient, definitely I will recommend him to others. His PA, Dr. Wheeler is very friendly too... thanks a lot for your great services.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Poultsides is kind, sensitive & are of the BEST physicians I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Poultsides and Dr. Ganjoo very good at their jobs and take time to help this patient at each step in the process.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Poultsides has a wonderful bedside manner -

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Poultsides, aside from being an excellent physician, is the most caring, thoughtful person!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr Poultsides is wonderful. He quickly took ownership of my problem and very possibly saved my life. I love him!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

My experience with the entire hospital was a life changing. Keep it up.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Poultsides was an excellent doctor!! Very caring!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Poultsides is a gem. She should teach all other doctors how to interact with patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellent doctor, would highly recommend.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Poultsides work as a surgeon is exceptional.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

The best.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Very good experience - Explained drugs very well -

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Poultsides & NP Kristen Wheeler both did exceptional work!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Everything was explained.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Poultsides is the BEST! "Very good" is not enough for him. You should add a "beyond excellent" category so that I can mark that!! Truly an amazing doctor and person.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

He is a great doctor!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I wish you worked as a team. The surgeon knew the other doctors & you were in one location.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I had a good experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

The very best of the best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Poultsides & his team were absolutely wonderful!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very grateful for all the care and attention from my doctors.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Brilliant doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I was very impressed w/Dr. Poultsides and his nurse, Sara. I would have had my surgery there, if my insurance company would have allowed it.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

He's a very busy person, recognized as the best gastroenterologist/cancer man - but maybe is overwhelmed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Excellent second opinion. The process was flawless.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Poultsides has gone above & beyond. He makes himself very available to his patients & that is truly fantastic. I know from first hand experience that not all doctors do this.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Drs. Fisher and Poultsides and their PA's are both excellent and caring drs.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Poultsides is the kindest doc. I've met.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Poultsides is the best, listens to concerns & is a very caring dr. - A++++ - Thank you.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Great doctor!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Poultsides was very caring & listened & answered all my concerns. Thank you so much, you are the best.