Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1991)
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (1983) CT
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1986) MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1984) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1986)


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Practice Locations

Head and Neck Cancer Program at 900 Blake Wilbur Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(51 reviews)

He has been a superb professional for my care— all I could have asked for .. Thank you
Dr Harlan Pinto is an excellent and compassionate oncologist. I feel honored to be in his care. I first received his outstanding care in 1994 for terminal cancer.
Dr Pinto is very thorough and pleasant to work with.
Dr. Pinto is always very caring and knows all the current medical discoveries and new drugs for the patients.
Worlds best
It was a pleasant experience!
Dr. Pinto is a knowledgeable and caring doctor. He clearly explains the treatment plan and encourages patients to contact him at any time with concerns or changes in health. He has a positive attitude and always gives the patient as much time as they need.
I couldn't ever imagine how wonderful my Standford team is.
Always appreciate Dr. Pinto's expertise, honest opinions and recommendations relative to my cancer treatment.
Dr Pinto always listens to my inquiries regarding my treatments.He is very caring and is an excellent doctor.
Thanks for Dr. Pinto!
excellent staff and very caring Doctor. We like Dr. Pinto's knowledge and like his positive and encouraging behaviour.Always very caring and supportive.
He is a fine doctor and I was happy to connect with him in this way.
Harlan was good. No complaints about his visit with me. I do not know what was the connection issues on his end. As a Dr I am totally satisfied with him.
Harlan Pinto is one of the most kindest and respectful doctors l have worked with.
He is always on top of my case.
De. Pinto did an excellent job explaining the aspects of what his role would be plus additional information that was important to me!
Overall my dr. was really good.
Dr. Pinto is excellent. He is very concerned about making sure he takes care of you. His PA (Brian) is also excellent.)
Dr. Pinto is very knowledgeable & has provided me info that I do not believe other doctors have. I now have an idea what to look out for a plan for the next few years exp. results of dry mouth on teeth, tightening of jaw opening if not exercised & more.
I am SO FORTUNATE to have Dr. Pinto as my doctor. He is always kind, always listens to me, always encouraging.
Dr. Pinto is the ultimate.
Dr. Pinto & staff are amazing.
Dr. Pinto is one of the finest, most caring doctors I have worked with.
Dr. Pinto has always been friendly, caring & thorough in all my visits for the past 12 yrs! We enjoy visiting w/him on my follow-up care appts.
Dr. Pinto and his PA Ruth are very helpful and welcoming. I feel I'm in very good hands with their care.
Very caring and sorrowful.
I have always considered Dr. Pinto to be an excellent doctor. He is always on top of things, straight forward and thorough. This has always been true with my PAs and NPs.
Dr. Pinto is knowledgeable and I feel confidence with him. He is the best doctor that I have ever met.
Top notch.
Dr. Pinto is knowledgeable. He is nice, experienced and explained every conditions in detail. I feel confidence in him.
Dr. Pinto is admirable in his ability to attend completely to my questions and to answer thoroughly.
Have always felt I was given the best care.
My multi disciplinary appointment was outstanding.
Dr. Kaplan is EXCELLENT.
Ultimate confidence in his knowledge and abilities.
Dr. Pinto has given me an extra year to live already. I'll be looking forward to more years, thanks to Dr. Pinto.
All good.
Dr. Pinto keeps me alive. I believe in him. Some day the cancer may get me, but Dr. Pinto has given me 18 years I did not have in North Dakota.
Have had same provider for 16 yrs. Very comfortable with his opinions and suggestions.
Dr. Pinto is one of the best. The NP who assisted was very good as well.
As always.
Dr. Pinto has a very professional but friendly demeanor, and I like that.
All good.
Excellent - Could not have had a better doctor/Doctors.
Liked Dr. Pinto not his PA.
Dr. Pinto took a long time explaining what needed to be done (Monday) I will have a biopsy on my chest (lungs) & after DNA he can see what will work for my 7 yrs of cancer.
Dr. Pinto is the BEST.
Dr. Pinto is GREAT.
A better representative of Stanford Medical you could not find -

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