Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1979) MN
  • Internship: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1978) MN
  • Medical Education: Columbia Presbyterian Pediatric Residency Program (1977) NY
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1984) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (1983)
  • Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital (1982) NY
  • M.D., Columbia College of P&S, Medicine (1977)


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Practice Locations

Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Neurogenetic Cancer Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

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(29 Ratings)

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(94 reviews)

Good doctor directors are very efficient direct listens and communicates well and we get along and he knows my case and is really involved in it
I always recommend Stanford and all their departments. All have been top notch.
Excellent provider, very knowledgeable, good at explaining, and listens well.
Great doctor! I am so grateful to have had a caring and knowledgeable neurologist throughout my Brain cancer journey.
He is extremely knowledgeable and shows real concern for the patient. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.
Great physician and communicator
Dr. Recht and NP Eleanor are excellent clinicians. I'm very grateful for the care they gave me today. I've been seeing Dr. Recht since my cancer diagnosis in 2005. Dr. Recht and his team are superb. I'm truly blessed to have Dr. Recht treat me all these years. He provided health care notes to help me obtain permanent disability from the SSA and annual updates regarding my current condition so that I continue to receive LTD benefits from my company's LTD benefit provider. Thank you Dr. Recht!!
Dr. Recht explained everything very clearly and was wonderful.
Dr. REcht and his office have gone above and beyond to be empathetic to our concern and urgency.
The doctor and his assistant took special care to explain things
Wonderful doctor, we feel blessed
Dr was very thorough asking and answering questions.
Dr.Recht made me feel comfortable and was easy to about what is happening to me..
He and his staff have ALWAYS been caring and informative. They invite us to talk and answer questions
communicates the important info
A caring doctor, he explains the reasons for and the results of any tests he calls. He makes sure any questions are answered and sets perimeters for future visits
Great doctor. Very understanding and responsive.
Always good
Kind and understanding and very informative
I would recommend him to anyone. I found him empathic and knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and it was a pleasure to see how he worked, meaning, I learned a great deal by paying attention to the kinds of questions he asked my husband and about my husband in order to form a coherent picture of what might be going on with him. In the after visit I also appreciated his direct approach, in the way he presented our situation in a way that was honest without being cruel. I found him deeply respectful of my husband and myself, something unusual these days, and for that we both are grateful.
Very helpful. Good clear communication and direction.
Fantastic physician
Everything is very well covered !
Dr. Recht is the best
I am fortunate to have Dr. Recht, a brilliant physician, managing my tumor. When he leaves the room, it is his smile and subtle humor that makes me feel I am going to be okay.
Very caring, thorough and helpful. Great doctor!
Dr. Recht is attentive, patient and caring.
Great doctor, always explains things clearly
Very efficient and effective. Had examined and compared tests well. Difficulty in deciding whether to continue or not the Avastin treatments was answered, but I was still not sure the problems that my husband might incur as a result of discontinuing them temporarily.
He’s a wonderful doctor and I feel lucky to be in his care
I love Dr Lawrence Recht. He genuinely cares for my overall well being.
Wonderful doctor!
Gave good advice for future treatment.
An excellent doctor who explains everything in a manner which is understandable to a patient. He is professional and caring.
Dr. Recht is a great doctor. He does tend to run late most of the time. This time he was an hour late, which is about the longest I have had to wait.
I like, respect and trust Dr. Recht and am grateful for his help.
Wonderful doctor who always explains things very throughly
Dr. Recht is great!
Doctor is superb.
Very caring & knowledgeable doctor - strength - explanations that the patient can understand.
Dr. Recht has been great every time!
Dr. Recht is the best!
You're the BEST!
Very good doctor and "residents." Very good nurses.
Overall good.
Extremely high confidence in Dr. Recht.
Best oncologist I could ask for and the reason I have stayed with Stanford despite travel demands. Very thankful Dr. Recht is my doctor.
Patients time is just as important as everyone else.
Dr. Recht provides excellent information in terms of interpreting test results (MRI) and expectations for going toward expectations. His medical insights give us confidence in understanding the current status and sometimes subtleties of the medical condition.
Dr. Recht & assistant Dr. Boah excellent.
Great experience.
Extraordinarily knowledgeable. Described treatment trade-offs more clearly & in-depth than any of our other second opinions.
Dr. Recht is awesome!
My first time at Stanford in which my husband and I didn't leave with unanswered questions. Dr. Recht was very thorough and matter of fact yet kind and compassionate to my unique circumstances.
Always good.
Dr. Tresa M. Granalan was exceptional!
Dr. Recht is very good.
Physician is very attentive and very helpful.
An all around positive experience during a rather stressful time.
I would recommend because the attention given & the confidence they make the patient & fam. feel.
I was very comfortable with Dr. Recht and his assistant or nurse, "Megan".
Dr. Recht has always treated me w/respect. His is my go to person when other doctors have changed my medicine therapy. He has kept me alive long after the disease should have taken me.
Saved my life.
Dr. Recht & Gwen are the best."
Can't expect a doctor to be too friendly when delivering bad news. He was very professional.
I have absolute confidence in these people.
Dr. Recht is a wonderful doctor; I feel very comfortable with him and confident about his abilities as a physician.
I am totally proud to have this hospital as my clinic I give thanks to God for that.
Saw the assistant much longer than doctor.
The best doctor I have ever had in the last 40 years.
The fellow I saw was great, but Recht barely stepped into the room & didn't seem to be all there mentally.
Sometimes physicians need to speak more straight forwardly.
Dr. Corbin is so helpful, listens to all concerns and very informative fellow working with Dr. Recht.
I had a great experience. It was overall good.
Dr. Recht is a wonderful physician. He is highly intelligent, yet he is able to speak to the patient's level of understanding.
I valued the time Dr. Recht spent with me. He listened to the patient and explained clearly about the problem.
Dr. Recht is one of the highest rated doctor's I deal with across the board. I wish I could get another department (example: Stanford Urology) to even come close to any of the Stanford neuro or Stanford E.N.T. doctors I'm taken care of under.
Dr. Recht is the "stud" of neuro's!
Dr. Recht is the BEST!
Both Gwen & Dr. Recht showed patience, care, encouragement & deep understanding & compassion on a day that was very hard & emotional for me.
Dr. Recht has an uncanny ability to converse with me. Thank you for your insight & thoughtfulness in my health care over the years.
The best medical care I could have expected. Dr. Recht also called, in a radiation oncologist to do a preliminary eval. which resulted in updated MRI needed ASAP.
Dr. Recht & his entire staff are terrific.
I am very happy with Dr. Recht and couldn't ask for a better oncologist.
Medication called in to pharmacy with incorrect instructions. Chemo cycle was stopped without telling me (I had asked if it could be temporarily stepped) with no further discussion (found out a week later).
When I go there I know every thing is going to be fine.
All experiences were good.
Dr. Recht is compassionate, kind, informative & reassuring I have the highest confidence in being his patient.
Very good.
Somewhat good.
Dr. Recht is very personable & relaxed. At same time professional & knowledgeable. Spends appropriate amt of time.

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