Walter Park

Walter Park

Gastroenterologist, Pancreas specialist, Gastrointestinal specialist

Bio:   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.
4.7 out of 5
90 Patient Ratings
51 Patient Comments

Digestive Health Center in Redwood City

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Advanced Endoscopy in Palo Alto

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Ground Floor
  • Stanford , CA 94305
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Palo Alto

Gastrointestinal (GI) Pain Clinic

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Digestive Health Center in Palo Alto (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Ground Floor
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 420 Broadway Street
  • 3rd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Benign Pancreas Program

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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GI Cancer Prevention Program

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2006) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2009) CA
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • 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)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2019

Everyone treated me with courtesy.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Awesome doc. I felt like he tried to put himself in my shoes when explaining things.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Excellent experience - he was very informative & complete with care -

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

All good!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

All nice.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

The provider was caring, courteous and explained to me about my medical condition in an appropriate manner.

SHC Patient, May 2018

My dr. was so kind, he listened asked questions. Took time to really make sure we understood everything. Never felt rushed!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Park is funny and helped me feel comfortable! He's pretty awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

He was exceptional when it came to patient communication.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Excellent job.

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4.7 out of 5
90 Patient Ratings
51 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2019

Everyone treated me with courtesy.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Awesome doc. I felt like he tried to put himself in my shoes when explaining things.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Excellent experience - he was very informative & complete with care -

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

All good!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

All nice.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

The provider was caring, courteous and explained to me about my medical condition in an appropriate manner.

SHC Patient, May 2018

My dr. was so kind, he listened asked questions. Took time to really make sure we understood everything. Never felt rushed!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Park is funny and helped me feel comfortable! He's pretty awesome!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

He was exceptional when it came to patient communication.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Excellent job.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Park provided me with a thorough explanation of my condition - he is the first doctor to do this. He was wonderful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Didn't discuss medications.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

He was an excellent listener & explained the situation to my understanding. I would see him again if necessary for my health issues.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Would very highly recommend Dr. Park! He is clear & compassionate & obviously very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Park wanted to see me in a timely manner so he gave up his lunch break for my consult appointment.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Park is personable, detail oriented, caring & thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Quite short time he spent with me --

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Park was attentive and kind - an excellent listener with a very good bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

100%.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I expected something more definitive. I feel they were just speculating on their response!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was so disappointed

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He's a very good listener & spent a lot of time with me & inspired a great deal in his competence & skills.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Feeling less confident about diagnosing my problem.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Park is smart, knowledgeable, caring and concerned. I would recommend him highly.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Thank you and God bless all - you care!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

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 -

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

He seems like he will be able to diagnose me.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Made me feel very comfortable and quite thorough.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

No problem.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Park is a outstanding doctor. He found my colon cancer, got me a surgery quickly. He saved my life.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Felt a little bit that care provider was talking down to me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Left the office having a sense of hope for the first time in 8 years.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Both Dr. Park and his Nurse Practitioner were very competent, caring and professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I was very happy with the attention & care received.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

"Robot" like in presentation - Could have been more receptive by smiling - walking with patient and not (always) in front of.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Walter Park is the best medical doctor and goes out of his way to help.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

We like him very much. Seemed to really care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Both the N/P and the doctor took very good care of me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

The care provider explained very clearly regarding the present condition.