Walter Park

Gastroenterologist, Pancreas specialist, Gastrointestinal specialist, Pancreatologist


Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

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Biography


Dr Park’s career focus is on clinical investigation, teaching, and care of patients with pancreatic disorders. As a pancreatologist, Dr. Park focuses on the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, and the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. His research focuses on translational biomarker discovery for chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through development of bio-repositories with clinical databases. To complement this focus, Dr. Park performs endoscopic ultrasound as part of his clinical practice and to facilitate collection of various bio-specimens for biomarker discovery. Dr. Park is a Principal Investigator within an NIDDK/NCI Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreas Cancer (CPDPC), a Principal Investigator for the NCI Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (PCDC), a Site Principal Investigator for various NCI Early Detection Research Network projects on pancreatic cysts, and early detection of pancreatic cancer. He is Medical Director of the Benign Pancreas Program, and Director of the Human Tissue Bank with the Clinical and Translational Core of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2009)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pain Management Fellowship (2009) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003) MD

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director, Pancreas Clinic, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center (2018 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Gastrointestinal (GI) Pain Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite) Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, 3rd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Palo Alto (Endoscopy Suite) Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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GI Cancer Prevention Program in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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GI Cancer Prevention Program in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Patient Ratings

(13 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.7/5

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4.8/5
Friendliness
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.7/5
Explanations
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.7/5
Listens
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.7/5
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4.8/5
Recommended to others
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.6/5
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Patient Reviews

(58 reviews)

He was perfectly tuned in, completely professional and informative, and inspired confidence.
Excellent doctor!
Dr. Park is outstanding. He's warm, friendly, very knowledgeable, state of the art, down to earth, and excellent at listening and communicating. I am a physician. I plan to refer all my patients who develop pancreatic issues to him.
Dr. Park is great.... come on 2 hours!?
Dr. Park is caring, thorough & open to answering concerns and questions. He also supports patient self-care & daily living care areas for over-all health - diet, rest, exercise & weight control.
Great dr. Really helped me understand my situation.
Dr. Park is amazing very caring. He got back to me regarding results of a CT scan. Within hours. Very caring. He's the best!
Everyone treated me with courtesy.
Awesome doc. I felt like he tried to put himself in my shoes when explaining things.
Excellent experience - he was very informative & complete with care -
Good.
All good!
All nice.
The provider was caring, courteous and explained to me about my medical condition in an appropriate manner.
My dr. was so kind, he listened asked questions. Took time to really make sure we understood everything. Never felt rushed!
Dr. Park is funny and helped me feel comfortable! He's pretty awesome!
The doc was very up-front about my condition, but still very polite. He wanted a follow-up MRI done, but I wasn't immediately sure I could make the appointment. The doc actually gave me his cell phone number to confirm. Pretty awesome.
He was exceptional when it came to patient communication.
Excellent job.
Dr. Park provided me with a thorough explanation of my condition - he is the first doctor to do this. He was wonderful.
Didn't discuss medications.
He was an excellent listener & explained the situation to my understanding. I would see him again if necessary for my health issues.
Dr. Park had familiarized himself with my file before entering the room, made eye contact instead of typing, listened and did not make me feel rushed. Very rare these days.
Would very highly recommend Dr. Park! He is clear & compassionate & obviously very knowledgeable.
Dr. Park wanted to see me in a timely manner so he gave up his lunch break for my consult appointment.
I was very impressed with the degree of knowledge Dr. Park showed re: my medical history. I was a self referral and had put together about 20 pages of my history and Dr. Park had evidently read and understood my concerns.
Dr. Park is personable, detail oriented, caring & thorough.
Quite short time he spent with me --
Dr. Park was attentive and kind - an excellent listener with a very good bedside manner.
100%.
Dr. Park was well informed as to complicated health history & it's challenges. He took time to explain many proposed options & concerns. He was personable, kind, professional & thorough.
Excellent.
Dr. Park and his assistants have also been very clear and provide me with all the info I need. If I don't understand something they take the time to explain things to me in language I can understand.
I expected something more definitive. I feel they were just speculating on their response!
Very thorough.
I was so disappointed
He's a very good listener & spent a lot of time with me & inspired a great deal in his competence & skills.
Feeling less confident about diagnosing my problem.
Dr. Park is smart, knowledgeable, caring and concerned. I would recommend him highly.
Thank you and God bless all - you care!
Doctor was rude did not even shake your hand. He was rude and he looked at me like I was crazy. I have neck cancer and was concerned about a feeding tube did not get any correct answer from him. SO RUDE -
It feels like Dr Park does not care about my mom's health condition. He simply said it's nothing to do with his area. A big difference between him and my Mom's primary doctor Dr. Singh. Dr. Singh is so caring and patient and concerned about my mom's well being.
Excellent!
He seems like he will be able to diagnose me.
Made me feel very comfortable and quite thorough.
Good.
No problem.
Dr. Park is a outstanding doctor. He found my colon cancer, got me a surgery quickly. He saved my life.
Felt a little bit that care provider was talking down to me.
Left the office having a sense of hope for the first time in 8 years.
Both Dr. Park and his Nurse Practitioner were very competent, caring and professional.
Dr. Park was somewhat sarcastic and curt and made me feel very frustrated to have waited 2 months for an appointment thinking someone could help.
I was very happy with the attention & care received.
"Robot" like in presentation - Could have been more receptive by smiling - walking with patient and not (always) in front of.
Dr. Walter Park is the best medical doctor and goes out of his way to help.
We like him very much. Seemed to really care.
Both the N/P and the doctor took very good care of me.
The care provider explained very clearly regarding the present condition.

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