Walter Park, MD

Gastroenterologist, Pancreas specialist, GI specialist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.7 out of 5
92 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Digestive Health Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Cancer Center

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Digestive Health Center - Endoscopy Suite at Stanford

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Digestive Health Center at Blake Wilbur Building

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • 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)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)

Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003) MD

Administrative Appointments

Medical Director, Pancreas Clinic, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2012 - Present)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

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.

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Laparoscopic Transgastric Necrosectomy for the Management of Pancreatic Necrosis
Worhunsky, D. J., Qadan, M., Dua, M. M., Park, W. G., Poultsides, G. A., & Visser, B. C. (2014). Laparoscopic Transgastric Necrosectomy for the Management of Pancreatic Necrosis. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, 219(4), 735-743.

Getting the dead out: modern treatment strategies for necrotizing pancreatitis.
Dua, M. M., Worhunsky, D. J., Amin, S., Louie, J. D., Park, W. G., & Visser, B. C. (2014). Getting the dead out: modern treatment strategies for necrotizing pancreatitis. Digestive diseases and sciences, 59(9), 2069-2075.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Wong, R. J., Longacre, T. A., Poultsides, G., Park, W., & Rothenberg, M. E. (2013). Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 58(11), 3112-3116.

Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine.
Park, W. G., Wu, M., Bowen, R., Zheng, M., Fitch, W. L., & Peltz, G. (2013). Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 78(2), 295-302 e2.

Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine
Park, W. G., Wu, M., Bowen, R., Zheng, M., Fitch, W. L., & Peltz, G. (2013). Metabolomic-derived novel cyst fluid biomarkers for pancreatic cysts: glucose and kynurenine. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 78(2), 295-?.

The Epidemiology of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis, Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample From 1998 to 2007
Chen, Y., Zak, Y., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Park, W., & Visser, B. C. (2013). The Epidemiology of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis, Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample From 1998 to 2007. PANCREAS, 42(1), 1-5.

How to value technological innovation: a proposal for determining relative clinical value.
Ladabaum, U., Brill, J. V., Sonnenberg, A., Shaheen, N. J., Inadomi, J., & Pasricha, P. J. (2013). How to value technological innovation: a proposal for determining relative clinical value. Gastroenterology, 144(1), 5-8.

Diagnostic Utility of Metabolomic-Derived Biomarkers for Pancreatic Cysts
Park, W. G., Wu, M., Bowen, R., Zheng, M., Fitch, W. L., & Peltz, G. (2012). Diagnostic Utility of Metabolomic-Derived Biomarkers for Pancreatic Cysts. PANCREAS, 41(8), 1394-1394.

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Radiographic Calcifications Correlate with Grade and Metastasis
Poultsides, G. A., Huang, L. C., Chen, Y., Visser, B. C., Pai, R. K., & Norton, J. A. (2012). Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Radiographic Calcifications Correlate with Grade and Metastasis. ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 19(7), 2295-2303.

Endoscopic mucosal resection with an over-the-counter hyaluronate preparation
Friedland, S., Kothari, S., Chen, A., Park, W., & Banerjee, S. (2012). Endoscopic mucosal resection with an over-the-counter hyaluronate preparation. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 75(5), 1040-1044.

Diagnostic accuracy of cyst fluid amphiregulin in pancreatic cysts
Tun, M. T., Pai, R. K., Kwok, S., Dong, A., Gupta, A., & Park, W. G. (2012). Diagnostic accuracy of cyst fluid amphiregulin in pancreatic cysts. BMC GASTROENTEROLOGY, 12.

Adult Intestinal Malrotation: When Things Turn the Wrong Way
Palmer, O. P., Rhee, H. H., Park, W. G., & Visser, B. C. (2012). Adult Intestinal Malrotation: When Things Turn the Wrong Way. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 57(2), 284-287.

Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas
Plerhoples, T. A., Ahdoot, M., DiMaio, M. A., Pai, R. K., Park, W. G., & Poultsides, G. A. (2011). Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 56(5), 1295-1298.

Screening for pancreatic cancer: what can cyst fluid analysis tell us?
Park, W. G. (2011). Screening for pancreatic cancer: what can cyst fluid analysis tell us?. F1000 medicine reports, 3, 3-?.

Diagnostic Performance of Cyst Fluid Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Amylase in Histologically Confirmed Pancreatic Cysts
Park, W. G.-U., Mascarenhas, R., Palaez-Luna, M., Smyrk, T. C., O'Kane, D., & Chari, S. T. (2011). Diagnostic Performance of Cyst Fluid Carcinoembryonic Antigen and Amylase in Histologically Confirmed Pancreatic Cysts. PANCREAS, 40(1), 42-45.

EUS-guided gold fiducial insertion for image-guided radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer: 50 successful cases without fluoroscopy
Park, W. G., Yan, B. M., Schellenberg, D., Kim, J., Chang, D. T., & Van Dam, J. (2010). EUS-guided gold fiducial insertion for image-guided radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer: 50 successful cases without fluoroscopy. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 71(3), 513-518.

Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: Decision-Making with Limited Information
Park, W. G., & Chari, S. T. (2010). Management of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: Decision-Making with Limited Information. PANCREATOLOGY, 10(2-3), 142-143.

Election year fever? Voting on EUS criteria for chronic pancreatitis
Park, W. G., & Van Dam, J. (2009). Election year fever? Voting on EUS criteria for chronic pancreatitis. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 69(7), 1262-1263.

Painless Jaundice and Bilaterally Enlarged Sub-mandibular Glands in an Elderly Man
Park, W. G., Pai, R., Ro, K., & Lowe, A. W. (2009). Painless Jaundice and Bilaterally Enlarged Sub-mandibular Glands in an Elderly Man. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 54(3), 488-490.

Prevalence of nonpolypoid (flat and depressed) colorectal neoplasms in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults
Soetikno, R. M., Kaltenbach, T., Rouse, R. V., Park, W., Maheshwari, A., & Friedland, S. (2008). Prevalence of nonpolypoid (flat and depressed) colorectal neoplasms in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 299(9), 1027-1035.

Injection therapies for variceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract
Park, W. G., Yeh, R. W., & Triadafilopoulos, G. (2008). Injection therapies for variceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 67(2), 313-323.

Injection therapies for nonvariceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract
Park, W. G., Neh, R. W., & Triadafilopoulos, G. (2007). Injection therapies for nonvariceal bleeding disorders of the GI tract. GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, 66(2), 343-354.

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B: an update.
Morgan, M., Park, W., & Keeffe, E. B. (2007). Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B: an update. Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica, 53(1), 25-41.

Giant gastric ulcers in chronic spinal cord injury patients
Park, W. G., Rouse, R. V., Kahng, L. S., Bastidas, J. A., Meinke, L., & Soetikno, R. M. (2007). Giant gastric ulcers in chronic spinal cord injury patients. DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, 19(1), 36-39.

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B.
Park, W., & Keeffe, E. B. (2004). Diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica, 50(4), 289-303.

4.7 out of 5
92 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

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.