Silvina Pugliese, MD

Dermatologist, General dermatologist, Dermatologic oncologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Dermato-oncology specialist, Dermatopathologist

Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

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Silvina Pugliese, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Attending Physician at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center and Stanford Cancer Institute. She attended medical school at Boston University and completed her residency at Loma Linda, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Pugliese practices Supportive Dermato-Oncology (SDO) at the Stanford main campus and also launched the South Bay Cancer Center's SDO Clinic in 2015. She is interested in the management of cutaneous complications associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, organ transplantation, and their impact on patient quality of life.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Loma Linda University (2014)
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine (2010) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2014)

Honors & Awards
  • Mentorship Award, Women’s Dermatologic Society (2013)
  • Peter E. Pochi Award for Excellent in Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine (2010)


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Practice Locations

Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Stanford Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Dr Pugliese is excellent. Extremely happy with her support in all areas
DrBrown is fantastic and knowledgeable
Dr. Pugliese is great. I come from 60 miles away and because of a freeway blockage I was a half hour late and she worked me into her schedule. Much appreciated.
excellent communication skills especially listening to me
Dr. Pugliese is wonderful! She is personable, knowledgeable and someone who has my complete trust.
She is very kind, patient, and thorough.
Very thorough...willing to answer all questions
Thank you thank you your very prompt response
Dr Pugliese was kind and courteous. She took her time understanding my issues and explaining a treatment plan. Great visit!
Great visit! Super helpful, did not feel rushed.
She seemed knowledgeable with wonderful people skills.
She is an excellent Dr. It is such a pleasure to communicate with her. She has been very helpful with my condition.
Kind and helpful doctor that cares about her patients!
I am so grateful for Dr. Pugliese's care. She is always so attentive and thoughtful, and I really appreciate both her expertise and her kind manner.
She is very knowledgeable.
I love my Wellness Team
Thanks for answering my extra questions and the info for peds derm
Dr. Pugliese is attentive, interacts well, is kind, and above all, extremely knowledgeable.
I love her as a friend and as a physician. She is informative and empathetic to her patient's as well as a great listener. She's a Keeper!
Wry personable and easy to talk to. Always willing to try something else if my problem isn’t getting better.
Dr. Silvina Pugliese is exceptional. Dr. Pugliese exudes confidence in her knowledge and skills.
Dr Pueglese was very thorough pleasant & helpful
Dr Pugliese was very attentive, actively listened and answered all my questions. Very productive visit!
She was kind and thorough when providing feedback and explained details very well. I enjoyed speaking with her today.
It was an excellent experience. Great communication.
I would like to follow up with her regularly.
She was fantastic and asked great questions and answered all my questions.
Dr. Pugliese is knowledgeable and approachable. She was very easy to talk to about sensitive problems, and quickly understood my concerns. She gave me some good choices for treatment, and let me know that I can continue communicating with her as I try them out.
Very comforting to hear she was a survivor as well.
Friendly and effective
Great visit
She is the sweetest woman and I would recommend her as a Doctor.
I felt she really took time with me and cared about what I was saying. This is so rare now.
Very approachable.
Excellent care.
Very educated and experienced clear patient friendly directive
I always enjoy seeing Dr. P, she has a great bedside manner, and she is very caring and knowledgeable.
Excellent experience, it was great!
have always found services professional and caring
She is fantastic
very warm and professional !
Thank you!
Excellent doctor!
She is very good and thorough.
friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, good listener, good treatment recommendations that really worked
She’s wonderful. Always.
She is so sweet!
She's really wonderful and so thorough!
Dr. Pugliese was attentive to my needs and gave me all the time I needed to explain my lengthy explanation of my hair loss experience.
Dr. Pugliese is amazing! Super nice and professional.
She was very professional, personable, thorough, answered all my questions, very happy with Dr.
Thank you very Much!
Dr. Pugliese was a good listener, friendly, explained condition and treatment options well and answered all questions I had at the time.
Love her,she is a great Doctor â £
The doctor explained everything very clearly.
It was a productive visit as always.
Keep it up
Good listener, caring, explained diagnosis and treatments well, I appreciated to be given several treatment options
I have already given her name to 3 people.
Great to be back with Dr Pugliese
I was late because of a traffic accident and she still made time for me. Much appreciated.
Each person from the desk, medical assistant to doctor was extremely pleasant.
Doctor Pugliese is very vibrant and caring. She explains throughly and takes time to listen. Her assistant is also very caring and through. Excellent care from the team!
I was treated very well by all of the staff. Everyone was very friendly and answered all my questions and concerns
Thank you for such outstanding care, as always
Seemed very knowledgeable and able to relate on a human level .
The doctor listened to my concerns and address them all. I felt very comfortable.
I like the doctor very much. She was thorough and knowledgeable. I am happy to drive to Redwood City to see her in person for the biopsy.
Excellent caregiver, very thoughtful and considerate and knowledgeable. She listened very attentively and was generous with her time.
So grateful for the time and attention I received from Dr. Puglese and her student.I I came away from our session with answers and a viable treatment plan.
Excellent MD.
This dr. Is personable, & thorough. I’m comfortable with her and trust her to her detailing & thoroughness
Outstanding care
Excellent physician. Very personable!
She is a "keeper". Very understanding, compassionate and knowledgeable of scleroderma.
Dr Pugliese is the best!
Extremely pleased with my first experience with the doctors. They answered all my concerns. They were patient and kind. Professional and caring.
Dr. Puligese is just the best; excellent communication, listens, provides explanations and advise, testing if necessary and workks with you toward the best positive outcome for your concerns/situation
The Doctor is very knowledgeable and has great passion and patience on us.
Excellent care and genuine concern for her patients.
She is good attentive respectful
She is absolutely amazing and follows up with me on any questions I have.
She is a wonderful physician. I should know. My father was a doctor. Compassionate and on top of all the treatments. I trust her immensely.
Excellent first visit and treatment from Dr. Pugliese
Very personable, knowledgeable
I love my Dermatologist! She is fantastic. Took the time with me to educate me and do a close examination.
Wonderful doctor! Thank you!
she was very informative and took her time explaining details that I did not understand.
Dr. Pugliese was very kind and patient in listening to my history and concerns.
Good listener
Dr Pugliese is a wonderful caring person and doctor. I sing her praises every chance I get. She has been very helpful with my condition.
I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Pugliese's care; she's a truly wonderful, caring doctor.
They are the best!
She has all the positives I can think of!
She treats me good asked question about any problems about my psoriases .
All fine.
Knowledgeable, very kind personality, spends good amount of time
Very helpful . Thanks for everything
Excellent care and bedside manner
on time and very professional
Excellent i every area
Dr. Pugliese has such a depth of medical knowledge and experience that she was immediately able to diagnose my condition over just a virtual appointment. She was incredibly detailed and patient in laying out my treatment plan and answering my questions. I really appreciated her attentiveness and care during our meeting.
Doctor Pugliese is very responsive and helpful. She always takes the time to answer all of my questions and make sure I understand her diagnosis fully.
I loved meeting Dr Pugliese. She was very helpful and nice.
Dr Pugliese is a wonderful kind doctor. All of my skin cancers have been treated and are gone, removed 6 months ago by her.
She was very professional, understanding, and informative with good ideas for treatment and a good plan if the first regimen doesn't show improvement.
Amazing doctor. Took time to explain the condition and medication.
Thorough and excellent. Will be back if needed.
Very pleasant doctor and nurses.
Very pleasant and personable.
Best doctor visit ever
Dr. was absolutely fantastic. Smart, kind, and knowledgeable.
I called Guest Services to express my satisfaction for this visit with Dr. Pugliese.
She is a great doctor!
Dr Pugliese is very thorough in her work/examinations and I have full confidence in her recommendations and findings.
She was excellent. The most thorough skin exam I have had and she was pleasant as well. I highly recommend her.
Dr Pugliese listened intently to my concerns, was thorough in her examination and truly made me know that she cared.
She was so nice and good
Competent with a very good bedside manner
I feel it’s very individualized and I feel heard.
Personable, knowledgeable, caring and on top of new treatments
A very good doctor abd caring
very personable and listens.
I would highly recommend Dr. Pugliese
She is a wonderful DR. She is so personable and complete. Wish all DR.s were like her
An outstanding doctor with a fantastic bed side manner. She did a follow-up call shortly after my actual visit with her at Stanford which I sincerely appreciated considering how busy she must be.
Dr. Pugliese is the best Dermatologist I have she’s a good doctor with very nice personality. She knows my medical needs, explains things that I can understand. I can asked questions and I get the best answers always. Dr. Pugliese knows her profession very well in terms of what are my medical issues and needed treatments. Dr. Pugliese is an assets to Stanford Hospital she’s a keeper.
Very informative, personable, limited use of medical jargon, very patient, attentive when listening to concerns, open to my personal choices and was very flexible with my preferences.
Dr. Pugliese explanting well regards to the skin condition I had.
Glad to have her as my dermatologist.
Very knowledgeable and easy to discuss the issues with.
Like I said she is knowledgeable and caring.
Excellent. Definitely good referral
Dr. Pugliese is a wonderful doctor. She is very attentive, compassionate and approachable. She made me feel very comfortable and put me at ease. Explains treatment options and procedures well and is an overall great communicator. Would highly recommend. Thank you!
Dr. Pugliese is an excellent physician. Why? It is obvious that she cares about the patient's health. She is resourceful, thorough, and attentive. I ask many questions and she answered ever question with sound medical advise.
Dr. Silvina Pugliese is a true professional, easy to talk to. She provides excellent care. Thank you Dr. Silvina Pugliese!
Very supportive on what i want for treating my eczema
She's very professional and friendly and makes you feel comfortable. Thank you Doctor.
Excellent doctor, who is very knowledgeable and caring.
dr pugliese is great. she answered all my questions
The doctor is very caring and shows that when we had the visit. Easy to talk to. She is able to communicate in Spanish which make it very comfortable. We value how she is able to explain and answer our questions
I liked that she listened, and did not force me to go through a list of standard questions that I have already answered for previous consultations.
Very good & positive experience.
Both Dr. Pugliese & resident Naomi So were informative, friendly and competent.
She appropriately spent the right amount of time for the issue, very efficient.
Dr. Pugliese is amazing! She answered all my questions, and she explained the biopsy procedure.
I believe Dr. Pugliese fit me in because my cancer doctor requested it. I have to depend on her knowledge of what's happening to my skin and her experience. I trust her judgment, I am not a new patient.
excellent care provided, very empathetic, thoughtful, did not feel rushed.
I have already recommended her to a friend
Dr. Pugliese is awesome!
always the best
Always great!
The doctor was very caring and competent.
Wonderful experience with doctor!
Dr. Pugliese is wonderful; I'm very grateful for her care.
Dr. Pugliese is GREAT!!
Had need to know of condition change before next appointment.
Dr. Pugliese is the best - very sweet, patient & thorough.
Highly professional.
Dr. Pugliese was very friendly, professional and easy to understand. Her explanations were excellent.
Thorough and kind and caring.
No comment at this time. She didn't pressure me like the assistant did.
Dr. Pugliese is so kind and caring. She takes time to explore all possible causes of symptoms. She is the greatest!
Spent very time examining the condition & provided no information for home-care.
This doctor is absolutely the tops for me. Best care available!!
Dr. Pugliese and her team are a real credit to Stanford Health Care. Always friendly, always caring, always spot-on and always professional.
Dr. Pugliese was warm and friendly. She was knowledgeable and addressed all of my concerns.
It is very obvious, that everyone working enjoys their job, it shows in how I am treated. It is a long drive to get to Stanford locations. I wouldn't trade the drive for someone 5 minutes away.
My experience was good.
Nice, easy to talk to explains if you don't understand.
Dr. Pugliese is very caring especially my medications. Very concern on my health issues and her medical staffs.
Very friendly and down to earth!
Good experience
I have now seen Dr. Pugliese three times. I only wish she could be my primary care provider. She is so caring, honest, and willing to spend the time necessary to explain her thought process in diagnosing a very difficult set of symptoms. Even without a clear diagnosis, she gave me confidence that I was being well cared for.
Dr. Pugliese combines professionalism and competence with warmth and compassion. She made me feel at ease while delivering the best possible care.
I'm very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Silvina Pugliese. I also appreciate her very thorough after visit summary which included a photo of a new discolored spot on my right upper lip. I feel very reassured by Dr. Pugliese's follow-up plan for the Lentigo vs pigmented AK.
My first experience was very satisfactory she spoke my same language and I could talk a lot better of my problem. She was always concerned and giving options.
She is very kind, competent & very friendly.
All of those involved were very professional, courteous, friendly, and engaging, including the doctor, resident, and assistant.
Dr. Pugliese is delightful. She is very knowledgeable and has a good sense of humor.
When my allergy in the skin was more serious each time, they recommended Stanford Hospital to me & I was excellently attended for the most part I can recommend it to all my family & friends even to the people that I don't even know.
Stanford is the best care
Dr. Pugliese was wonderful; very caring and sympathetic, and (together with her nurse) was able to suggest some possible causes for my problem along with some possible solutions.
I have already recommended her!
I feel welcome and feel confidence in all what they decided to do for me. Well done, excellent!
Dr P is fantastic and clinic is very well run
Dr. Pugliese was lovely & took the time to follow up with me afterward.
This staff far exceeded my expectations - care - concern - information.
I feel grateful I'm able to be a patient.
Dr. and her nurse are very good.
my experience was excellent.
She always spends the time necessary to discuss and answer all my questions. She really listens and isn't looking at the clock, and she always follows up with me. She makes me feel very good about the care I'm receiving.
Dr. Puglise (sp?) was kind, information, exceptionally knowledgeable. Could not recommend her more highly. Stanford is indeed fortunate to have such an excellent dermatologist on its staff. And, I am fortunate to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Pugliese went above & beyond spending time to answer all of my questions!
Dr Puglesi was thorough and pleasant. Left feeling my issue were resolved.
First time with this doctor. She was great. Listened to my concerns, treated me like I knew what I was talking about.
Dr. Pugliese is great!
all very good.
I have had appts with Dr Pugliese for the past two years. She is very thorough, takes the time to explain the issues at hand, and follows up directly via phone and email to discuss results as needed.
Dr. P is fantastic. I've recommended her to a number of people.
Good experience.
I have outstanding experience
Dr. Pugliese called me 2 days after my biopsy with results - Great service!
Very good experience ! She is excellent ! Keep her !
I am so happy with Dr.Pugliese. The office is far from where I live but worth the trip to see her
She was amazing, as usual. My treatment had kind of stagnated, and instead of just letting that continue, she talked through several options going forward, and definitely considered my opinion.
Primary care provider displayed superlative knowledge of her specialty while acting on her plans promptly & decisively.
Drs. Pugliese & Daneshjou both spend a great deal of time describing the treatment, explaining how things could progress, and most important, treating me like a person when answering my many questions.
i feel taken care of
Dr. Silvina Pugliese is an excellent physician and I am very pleased with the care I received.
Dr. Pugliese is a truly excellent, thorough, and friendly physician.
Good experience.
This doctor gives the best care.
I am happy with the service I received because for lots of traffic I arrived late & even like that arriving they attended me very good I recommend it.
Very friendly.
I was not prepared for her to care about other dermatology issues besides the one I came in for her to evaluate. She is a pleasant young woman. Easy to talk to.
Everyone was very friendly.
very good
Dr. Pugliese is excellent. I have complete confidence in her.
I'm grateful - I got wonderful care.
As usual with Stanford... excellent care providers!
Every visit to see this doctor is pleasant and leaves me confident that my dermatology needs are in capable hands. She has a wonderful bedside manner and gives me information regarding my skin conditions that are easy to understand. I ask a lot of questions and ask her to look at spots that seem weird or new to me (I have many moles), and she takes my concerns in stride and is happy to address my worries, even when I think they seem excessive. I am so happy to have found this doctor. All of my visits with her have been very comfortable, friendly, and not rushed. Every time I leave her office, I feel as though my concerns and issues were addressed. I would highly recommend her to others!
Dr Pugliese seems absolutely brilliant & very caring - I would come back to her in a minute if needed
Dr. Pugliese is very personable. Attentive to my issues. Instructive about my treatment.
The NPs have all been amazing as well as the doctors.
Very knowledgeable, competent professional. Would recommend her to anybody.
The doctor is very kind and caring and I really appreciate the outstanding care I have received.
Thoughtful explanations, very kind caring physician and staff!
Doctor P. is very patient & determined to help in my recovery!
Dr. Pugliese and her staff are JUST GREAT, very caring, efficient, and were willing to spend enough time to answer my questions.
Dr. Pugliese called me on a weekend with test results. She went above and beyond. I appreciate her!
The doctor is extremely kind, competent and caring. I am so grateful for all of her help.
excellent visit
Dr. Pugliese went above and beyond trying to reach my on the phone to explain the diagnosis. She persistently tried calling until I was able to pick up. Knowing how busy she must be, this was truly exceptional and made me feel very well cared for.
Pleasant and thorough experience.
The care provider was excellent! She was so kind and compassionate.
My provider was clearly very smart and capable. She provided good treatment, but care and concern seemed lacking - I felt like a cookie-cutter patient rather than a person with individual needs that deserved attention and explanation.
Very informative, trying hard to find out what is wrong with me.
I especially like appt. times - In other clinics the dr. is rushed. Not Dr. Pugliese she takes the time to thoroughly cover all issues.
All good.
Dr. Pugulsie was outstanding!

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