Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, MD, FAAD

General dermatologist

Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

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Bio Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Attending and Residency Site Director at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center. Her interests include general medical dermatology, minor skin surgery, treatment of hyperhidrosis and the interface of EMR technology and medical practice.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (2002) CT
  • Residency: Columbia University Medical Center Dept of Dermatology (2006) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2006)
  • Internship: Hospital of Saint Raphael (2003) CT

Administrative Appointments
  • Residency Site Director, SHC outpatient center, Redwood City (2012 - Present)


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Specializing In

  • Hair and Nail problems
  • Hidradenitis
  • Pre-Skin Cancer
  • Warts

Practice Locations

General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion B, 4th Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6316

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(196 reviews)

DR. Pol-Rodriguez is very good.
Excellent services and great customer services
She was friendly, knowledgable, and supportive. A+
The waiting time was unreasonable (over 30 minutes). She was courteous but did not provide new information
My Dr is just wonderful
She is amazing. She listens to any concerns I have and comes up with a plan on the spot. I can not thank her enough on the care she provides me.
Dr. Marlyanne is knowledgeable and takes time to listen to your concerns
Thank you Dr. Pol-Rodruguez for taking the time to talk with me about by issue. I am looking forward to see again
the doctor is knowledgeable and knew what I needed so that was great. I just wish I could have seen her in person.
Dr. Maryanne Rodriguez was so helpful and kind. I really appreciate that Dr. Maryanne Rodriguez was able to see me right away the next morning at 7am !! Thank you, -Walter
Dr Pol-Rodriguez is incredible. I made an error this morning thinking our appointment was a video-visit when it was really in person and she still managed to make time to see me virtually just 1hr after our originally scheduled meeting. She is always thoughtful and supportive and kind and so knowledgeable and answers all of my questions. I'm very grateful to have her as my dermatologist!
I only wish that it were possible that every doctor I saw at PAMF and Stanford were like Dr. Pol-Rodriguez. She’s not merely focused on addressing symptoms but on the actual cause of your condition or illness. She asked the most probing questions and thinks outside the box consistently on every issue. This is not been my experience with 90% of the doctors I meet with. I only wish that she were my primary care doctor and I could see her for all issues. I hold her in the highest respect and wish you the very best.
As always completely comfortable with my doctor.
She always provides great care, provides explainations, and pleasant
She is easy to talk to. Her "bedside manner" is personal and she stays "tuned in" to me as a patient and my particular concerns. I'm very happy to have found Dr. Pol-Rodriguez to help me with a life-long problem. I highly recommend her!
Very good experience
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is very knowledgeable, attentive and detail oriented care provider, one of my best doctors
Appreciated the attentive care
The most helpful doctor I have ever met. Offered multiple treatment plans, gave her opinion with respect to what I wanted, and was overall very good with communication.
Dr Pol-Rodriguez is the best! Warm, knowledgeable, understanding, good humored, and an altogether great doctor
Great care provider, gives specific feedback, very patient, excellent communitcator
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is caring, knowledgable and she is EXCELLENT!
Vary good and helpful
Very thorough and attentive
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is kind, caring, compassionate, brilliant, and an exceptional physician.
Excellent doctor. Thank you for offering a video visit option and please continue to do so.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is extremely knowledgeable, caring and she an excellent physician!
She was great. Thank you.
The staff and Dr Pol Rodriguez are the best!
Dr. Pol Rodriguez had great bedside manner and took her time to explain everything to me thoroughly.
Dr. Pol-Rodrigues is wonderful, she listens to all concerns and explains everything so that one can understand what needs to be done to take care of your problems.
Pleasant, thorough & efficient Dr.
Thank You !
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez was well prepared for our video visit, she is extremely knowledgable and pleasant. And she was very articulate. I like her very much and I'm quite pleased to now have her as part of my Stanford Healthcare Team!
The Doctor was great
Simply the best
Could not be happier with Dr Pol-Rodriguez
She is a great doctor and very nice
Excellent skincare service at this clinic !
Dr. Pol Rodriguez is a fantastic care provider. She engaged with me in a very detailed and positive way and ensured all my questions were answered. The best experience I have had with a care provider. Thank you!
Dr Pol Rodriguez is the best
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is a very nice, careful physician. She always takes the time to answer my questions.
Dr. Marlyanne M Pol-Rodriguez is an outstanding doctor! She is so knowledgeable and thorough. Thank you so much for your help!
Excellent, caring, and understanding doctor
She was prepared with my concerns and covered all my questions and follow-up treatment.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is great. She covered all my concerns.
Dr. Pol Rodriguez and the Dermatology staff are simply the best
I have had a fabulous experience with Marlyanne, and I already have recommended to my close friends who share similar acne concerns. She really listens to your concerns, thoughts, and past experience. Our sessions always start with how the medications worked for me. She never forces any decision upon me; rather, with her amazing expertise, she provides guidance and knowledge on what each medication does and provides diagnoses, and upon mutual consensus, we begin or continue medications. I get a lot of courage and hope after each session, because it feels like a team effort, as opposed to something I need to figure out own my own. I have had acne-related concerns for a while, and never did I meet a dermatologist like Marlyanne who has so much experience and expertise who truly listens to and suggests evidence-based solutions to your concerns.
Also super nice and very helpful
Very kind, very helpful, suggested I see dermatologist in person to perform tests
She listened to all my concerns and was very thorough. Very pleased with the appt.
Excellent dermatologist-found cancer on my chin that other dermatologists missed.
Dr. Pol-Rodriquez is the best!
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is simply outstanding. I have never seen such an amazing dermatologist, and my brilliant cousin is one. Dr.P-R is smart, kind, compassionate, understanding, and truly, one-of-a-kind.
I want thank Maryanne for her time
Physician was very thorough. Explained carefully. She listened to my concerns carefully.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is very thorough and explains everything. I trust her.
Punctual, professional, friendly !
This was our first visit She was very nice and well prepared.
Dr Pol Rodriguez has been looking after me for more than 15 years. Knowlegeable, kind, caring and explains issues clearly
Dr Pol-Rodriguez is the best!!! She finds bad moles when they are so small and at the beginning…she is the best!!
She took the extra effort of takung biopsies from my skin for analysis. I was very impressed with her as well as the medical student who asked a number of very detailed questions about the history of my problem.
She is very knowledgeable, charismatic, and excellent. I am happy to have her as my doctor!
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is amazing , takes her time, answers all my questions and overall excellent provider !
Clinician is excellent, detailed, knowledgeable. I feel she cares about my health and wellbeing. Stanford is lucky to have her.
I can’t say enough positives about Dr. Pol-Rodriguez and her staff. She is very competent and professional, as is her staff. They are definitely an asset to the Stanford Health Care system.
Dr Marlyanne Pol-Rodrigues is very informative and explained everything well. I'm glad that I was able to see her as a patient!
Very good communicator.
She did an excellent job with the tele/video appointment.
Extremely smart and thoughtful doctor, attentive and answers all questions.
Excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable. Thank you for listening and giving me viable options that are geared towards my health. See you in September!
Dr. Pol-Rodriquez has deep knowledge in her field. She tries different treatments to find the one that helps her patients the best. She is attentive, caring and pleasant to talk with. She always answers all questions and very specific with details. I am so lucky to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is a nice, caring doctor. I will gladly see her again.
She is a good listener. She follows the science for treatment options. She is very personable and I appreciate her time spent with me.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is an amazing clinician! She is extremely knowledgeable and also goes out of her way to make me feel comfortable as a patient! She worked with my schedule to make sure I received the needed care. Her astute diagnostic skills are the reason I received the correct treatment!
I really like her - Very friendly, professional and knowledgable!
I think she is an excellent, knowledgeable and caring doctor.
Doctor Marlyanne is amazing and really helpful.
She is very detailed and great. Always asks if there’s anyway her or her staff can help. Great Provider!
She was outstanding on every possible dimension.
Always friendly & concerned very informative.
I was very pleased with being heard, acknowledged and a part of the discussion about my symptoms.
Dr. Pol Rodriguez was excellent very personable and engaging! Very good clinician.
Very caring and professional in her interaction with me.
incredibly confidence-inspiring, gracious, and communicative
Dr. Pol-R. is great.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is great. I feel very well taken-care of.
Dr. Pol Rodriguez was very friendly, thorough in her check of my skin, and very good at explaining things to me. She also asked permission to tape the visit, which I appreciated. She's excellent.
Great team!
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez continues to provide expert care to me. The change in medicine as a result of our latest virtual visit appears to work.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez was wonderful. Very kind. Attentive and takes her time to explain/answer questions. She made me feel heard/understood and I am confident that she is making the best treatment for my condition. Great "bed-side" manner.
We are always taken outstanding care.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is very courteous and through. She is the best dermatologist I have ever had!!
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is so professional and caring. I really appreciate her gentle approach and careful listening to my skin issues.
The doctor was very considerate and chew on communication. She helped my nerves go down by a great deal.
I enjoyed the interaction with Dr Pol- Rodriguez. She did not talk down to me.
Pol-Rodriguez, Marlyanne M. MD is an angel. She is very friendly & kid - good personality and good educated and in my opinion. The best in Stanford University.
Drs. were very helpful & had good info to give me.
I have recommended Dr. Pol Rod to others before!
she was great! listened to and cared about all my concerns and didn't make me feel rushed.
great doctor nice and helpful
We are very satisfied with the care we received.
I have been seeing Dr. Pol-Rodriguez for a couple of years. She certainly is knowledgeable and I like her as a person.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is patient and amazing. Thank you for your care!
The doctor was friendly but professional, tried to distract me while she was administering the painkiller to take a biopsy, answered all my questions and even anticipated some. She introduced the two people with her. I had a very warm experience and the biopsy results came back the next day with a detailed explanation (more detailed than I could understand actually about the growth removed, but the important part - benign and didn't need to do anything - was clear and reiterated what the doctor told me. I'd recommend Dr. Pol-Rodriguez enthusiastically!
I have recommended this provider to others
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is among the best, most caring and helpful doctors I have seen.
Dr Pol Rodriguez went above and beyond the call of duty, came in on the day she is usually not in the clinic even though she was feeling sick. I really appreciated her being there for me and getting the results to me very quickly after the fact. Thank you Dr. Pol Rodriguez
Dr. Poll-Rodr?guez is excellent and I guess worth the wait. She also got my insurance to cover a very expensive medicine very quickly, which I really appreciate.
Very Good
I would and have recommended Dr Pol-Rodriguez to anyone needing a dermatologist
Doctor Rodriguez always explaining & her assistant the same, always attentive & explains well.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez showed concerned about my health issue and gave me hope that she could treat my condition. Which I have had since childhood.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is an excellent, thorough and caring physician. She has taken excellent care of me since we first met her.
Good two way communication
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez and her staff were attentive, thorough and caring
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez was wonderful! Very easy to talk to and she made sure I had time to ask all my questions.
Dr. Polrodrigus is a very patient,, caring, and thorough dr.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is such a nice person! Given this visit was about a sudden change in my skin condition, Dr. Pol-Rodriguez and her staff went out of their way to get me into her office as soon as possible. As always, Dr. Pol-Rodriguez was extremely thorough in her examination of my skin: she looked at things on my skin that were not part of why I scheduled my visit to make sure everything was OK and, in fact, found things I didn't even notice (Dr. Pol-Rodriguez has eagle eyes!). Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is exceedingly good! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dermatologist!
Like I said earlier, I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pol-Rodriguez. Even though my concerns were not high priority, she made me feel like I was a priority as a patient, and that really touched me.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is the best dermatologist I have ever been to!
Dr Pol was incredibly kind, informative, and effective. She has clearly spent a lot of time and energy optimizing her workflow, as she was able to be 100% attentive to me while her nurse scribed in the background. She adapted to my medical background and effortlessly explained relevant concepts in pathophysiology and pharmacology while still communicating in a warm and personable manner. One of the best physicians I've had!
Doctor was great.
Dr. Pol-R. was awesome as usual!
a good & informative experience.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is very thorough and professional.
It turned out there was no issue with my skin but the care provider took enough time to address questions in a very friendly way - excellent job!
Could not be better.
Exemplary & freindly
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez was fabulous. I was very happy with the care I received.
The doctor Marlyanne and medical student Leandra were professional, patient, informative, fast and extremely polite. I felt confident I was in good hands and Stanford was the right choice.
Great doctor!!!
I know all 5's looks mindless and unthinking but Dr. Pol Rodrigus is truly worthy of high ratings in her work. She is knowledgeable, caring and thorough, she is the best.
Wonderful experience & very friendly
Dr Pol-Rodriguez is a great knowledgeable doctor.
Dr. Pol-R. is super, very thorough. I have complete confidence in her.
First time seeing this dr. but will request her in future.
Doctor could have listened more and talked less. Jumped into describing a treatment that I was not interested in pursuing at all (Accutane).
She was most concerned about her student. Not about patient.
I have the untomost confidence in Dr. Pol-Rodriguez' ability & judgement. She is thorough in everything she has done for me over the last 4-5 yrs.
I am always ever so grateful for the care and concern shown by Dr. James. Her assistant Doctor also are very professional and very helpful. Thank you very much for all the staff at the Stanford
Understood that I was in agony, didn't waste time on the unnecessary doddling, & sprung into action to remedy the problem immediately.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is extremely good! I really enjoy interacting with her!
Doctor was great.
Dr. Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez was extremely courteous, professional and caring. She made my first visit at Stanford very comfortable,satisfactory and won my confidence. I am very thankful to the doc for her exemplary patient care and expertise in diagnosing and providing treatment options with data driven explanation. Great job and thank you so much!
My only comment is that although my visits are short and timely, sometimes they do feel rushed. They feel as if they are trying to get through as many people as possible rather than slowing down and taking you into consideration when meeting with you.
very good
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez appears to have correctly and accurately diagnosed my medical condition, after I had consulted at least four other physicians to no avail. I had suffered from the condition for approximately 8 months before Dr. Pol-Rodriguez figured it out. I can't thank her enough. she is a great asset to Stanford Health Care.
dermatologist was INCREDIBLE! Kind, knowledgeable and assuring.
Very Good
excellent doctor.
Ive seen dr Pol-Rodriquez twice now and am very happy and confident in her expertise and suggestions for treatment with have helped me solve my health issue almost completely.
Dr Pol-Rodriguez is excellent--thorough and thoughtful
She was accompanied by an intern Dr. Wong. Both of them were great!
dr Pol-Rodriguez was phenomenal in her skill and her method and manner of patient interaction. Model bedside manner. Such excellence that any med student, Derm or otherwise would do well to learn from her and adopt her style. Astounding.
First visit with this provider. I usually see Dr. Badger - but, that is weeks out for an appointment with her.
I felt rushed since she was already late to my appointment that I didn't ask additional questions.
the providers/physicians are great always!
They were excellent loved them all.
I liked that the doctor referred me to the head of the department for a more difficult surgery.
I feel very confident in Dr. Pol-Rodriguez and her understanding of my case.
Everyone has been great, I feel very fortunate to have their help!
Thank you.
"I like Dr. Pol-Rodriguez very much." My grandmother said, "Thank you!"
Took time to answer some specific questions I had about sunscreen application.
I had been to so many other doctor's and clinics, and they did not give me the care that the fellows/doctors have given me. I have confidence that they will be able to correct my issues
The dr. & resident spent a good amount of time figuring out a workable solution.
I worked with both a resident, Dr. Shaub (I may have misspelled her name) and Dr. Pol-Rodriquez. Both were outstanding.
the appointment was very rushed and I received information from the doctor that I already knew. I was expecting to receive more information and recommended treatment options.
She is amazing. Stitches were perfect. Her availability for questions is impressive.
I visited Dr. Pol-Rodriguez for removal of skin lesions. I specifically pointed out almost all (except for one) of the lesions that I wanted removed. She forgot 3 of them, all of which were clearly visible right after my appointment. This has resulted in me having to schedule yet another appointment to get the rest removed when they could have been taken care of once if it was done thoroughly.
I am confidant that she is "right up" on my problems. I have been seeing her for several months now, and one problem has been improving. A new problem has presented itself, but she is treating that skin problem. No bad experience here.
Have already recommended doctor to friend. SHe is the 4th doctor I have before a satisfactory one.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is very thorough, professional & very friendly and kind.
Already recommended her to a friend. I appreciated that she took time to explain my options and HOW my medicine would work.
I have had a long history of skin problems and cancer. Dr. Rodriguez has made me feel that I am in the best hands possible for these issues. She is VERY thorough in her exams and when she gives me a "clean bill of health", I believe it and am tremendously relieved!
Dr. was very thorough and professional, and made me feel comfortable. It was a positive experience and I would go back to see her.
the best!
Dr Pol-Rodriguez is personable, includes me in care decisions, and demonstrates an excellent level of skill. I trust her completely and also enjoy my interactions with her.
Dr. Marlyann Pol Rodrigus is an excellent physician, personable, knowledgeable and understanding. We have recommended her to others.
We loved the idea that she spoke spanish since my husband is more fluent in spanish vs, english.
Have full faith that this provider is going to help me overcome this medical problem.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is an excellent over all doctor. Her knowledgeable, care, follow through explanations & personality are all excellent. I only wish more doctors were like her.
Single worst experience with a doctor I've ever had in my life. Will not ever return to Stanford for dermatology. Brusque, condescending, had an attitude that indicated she'd rather be anywhere than in the room. Reflects poorly on Stanford. Have not had this experience with other Stanford providers.
I definitely feel cared for.
Dr. Pol-Rodriguez is a wonderful dr. She's super nice and explains everything.
If I lived closer this would be the place I got my medical care.
Unfortunately, 2 spots on face were overlooked and it became necessary to come in again to complete treatment.
My first experience w/Dr. Pol-Rodriguez was excellent!
Provider intervened on my behalf with Medicare (D) after refusal to cover IMIQUIMOD prescription to get approval.

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