Eben Rosenthal

Otolaryngologist, Head and neck surgeon

Bio:   Eben Rosenthal is a surgeon-scientist and academic leader. He is currently serving as the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center, a position he has held since July 2015. He works collaboratively with the Stanford Cancer Institute and Stanford Health Care leaders to set the strategy for the clinical delivery of cancer care across Stanford Medicine and growing cancer networks.

Before coming to Stanford, he learned his surgical skills in otolaryngology from the University of Michigan and traveled west for further training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University. He joined the faculty at University of Alabama at Birmingham where he started as an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Division of Otolaryngology. In 2012, Dr. Rosenthal became Division Director of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the holder of the John S. Odess Endowed Chair at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He moved to Stanford in 2015 to become the Ann and John Doerr Medical Director of the Stanford Cancer Center.

Dr. Rosenthal is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in the treatment and reconstruction of head and neck cancer patients. He has a strong interest in development of new strategies to surgically repair complex head and neck defects to improve functional and cosmetic outcomes.

He has published over 160 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, authored many book chapters and published a book on optical imaging in cancer. He is on the editorial board of Head & Neck and The Laryngoscope and is also a charter member of the NIH Developmental Therapeutics Study Section. Dr. Rosenthal has performed preclinical and clinical research on the role of targeted therapies for use to treat cancer alone and in combination with conventional therapy. He has served as principal investigator on several early phase investigator-initiated and industry sponsored clinical trials in molecular oncology. He has received grant funding from the American Cancer Society, NIH/NCI and NIH/NIDCR to study the role of targeted therapy and novel imaging strategies in cancer.

Dr. Rosenthal has conducted bench to bedside development of optical contrast agents to identify cancer in the operating room. He led a multidisciplinary team of scientists through successful IND application to allow testing of fluorescently labeled antibodies in the clinic and operating room. These early phase clinical trials have demonstrated that this technique can visualize microscopic cancer in the operating room and may significantly improve clinical outcomes.
4.9 out of 5
19 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

Head and Neck Cancer Program

Head and Neck Cancer Program
  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Michigan
  • Internship: University of MichiganMI
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2001)
  • Medical Education: University of Michigan (1994) MI
  • Fellowship: Oregon Health and Sciences UniversityOR
  • BA, Haverford College (1988)
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • Ann and John Doerr Medical Director, Stanford Cancer Center (2015 - Present)
  • Associate Director of Clinical Care, Stanford Cancer Institute (2015 - Present)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.7

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

This is a fabulous medical team. The best I've ever worked with. if they want to be even better, it'd be great if they answered my questions. "I don't know" is an acceptable answer. And it'd be great if I don't have to play "guess the right doctor" to get my questions answered.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

The experience was very good, everyone was very helpful & courteous.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

This doctor & staff have no equals!! They are the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

He is the best, a rock star. We feel so fortunate.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Best experience in a hospital setting I have ever experienced.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Rosenthal is awesome. He is both friendly & efficient. I always feel like I am getting excellent care from him. His surgical skills helped save my life!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Very good treatment very pleased.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

All staff & doctors are outstanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Couldn't ask for better care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

There a wonderful team they do there job right.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Rosenthal always treats me with respect and is truly interested in providing me with any information and the best care he can provide. PA Deepa Shah goes out-of-way to take care of my needs and always makes sure that I have everything I need. She's great!

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4.9 out of 5
19 Patient Ratings
16 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

This is a fabulous medical team. The best I've ever worked with. if they want to be even better, it'd be great if they answered my questions. "I don't know" is an acceptable answer. And it'd be great if I don't have to play "guess the right doctor" to get my questions answered.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

The experience was very good, everyone was very helpful & courteous.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

This doctor & staff have no equals!! They are the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

He is the best, a rock star. We feel so fortunate.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Best experience in a hospital setting I have ever experienced.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Rosenthal is awesome. He is both friendly & efficient. I always feel like I am getting excellent care from him. His surgical skills helped save my life!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Very good treatment very pleased.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

All staff & doctors are outstanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Couldn't ask for better care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

There a wonderful team they do there job right.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Rosenthal always treats me with respect and is truly interested in providing me with any information and the best care he can provide. PA Deepa Shah goes out-of-way to take care of my needs and always makes sure that I have everything I need. She's great!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

The doctors and PA's are amazing! They care about what happens to me, listen to me, make me feel a part of the process.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Good all the time the care providers were there when I needed them.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

V. good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Rosenthal is an amazing physician. He was kind and under standing and put me at ease in all areas of my treatment! Love him!