George A. Poultsides, MD

Surgical oncologist

Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.7 out of 5
134 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Sarcoma Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • 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)
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2009) MD
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2008)
  • Medical Education: University of Athens Medical School (2000) Greece

Honors & Awards

  • 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)
  • Ludwig J. Pyrtek, MD Prize for Clinical and Scientific Capabilities, Department of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2007)
  • Henry Mannix, Jr, MD Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, 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

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

3.7

Wait times

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.

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4.7 out of 5
134 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

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.