Norman Rizk

Norman Rizk

Pulmonary critical care specialist

4.9 out of 5
65 Patient Ratings
55 Patient Comments

Chest Clinic in Palo Alto

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Room A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Professional Education

  • Internship: San Francisco General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1977) CA
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine Office of Student Affairs (1976) CT
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1980) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1983) CA
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1987)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1979)
  • Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)
  • M.D., Yale University, Medicine (1976)
  • B.A., Harvard College, cum laude in general studies (1972)

Honors & Awards

  • Arthur Bloomfield Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center (1994)
  • David A. Rytand Award for Clinical Teaching, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center (1993)
  • Denise O'Leary Award for Clinical Excellence, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center (2007)
  • Division Award for Exceptional Contributions to Education in the Division of PCCM, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
  • Kaiser Award for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University Medical Center (1989)
  • Russel V. Lee Award for Clinical Teaching, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center (1985, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91)
  • The Authur Bloomfield Award for Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief Medical Officer, Stanford Health Care (2011 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Intensive Care Units, Stanford University Medical Center (1997 - Present)
  • Program Director, Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center (1995 - Present)
  • Sr. Assoc. Dean for Clinical Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2001 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.7

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SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Provider gave excellent care, concern and explanation regarding my health condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

It was a pleasure to see Dr. Rizk. He is friendly, very knowledgeable, and takes care to cover all the information and explain it to the patient. I highly recommend him to anyone with pulmonary problems.

SHC Patient, May 2019

The very best.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Rizk is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Rizk is outstanding. He's an expert plus very personable. I always learn from him & know he cares about my welfare (and health).

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

As usual, my visit with Dr. Rizk was very informative, he takes great care of his patients.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Rizk is an exceptional provider. He took his time and has helped sort out the medical mystery of my life.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Rizk is always excellent in providing care, information and interest.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Lucky to have a "the best" care provider with top service.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Excellent explanation of my lung problems.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I have been a patient of this provider for 20 years. He is exceptional in all respects.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Rizk is patient, kind, beyond knowledgable!

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4.9 out of 5
65 Patient Ratings
55 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Provider gave excellent care, concern and explanation regarding my health condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

It was a pleasure to see Dr. Rizk. He is friendly, very knowledgeable, and takes care to cover all the information and explain it to the patient. I highly recommend him to anyone with pulmonary problems.

SHC Patient, May 2019

The very best.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Rizk is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Rizk is outstanding. He's an expert plus very personable. I always learn from him & know he cares about my welfare (and health).

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

As usual, my visit with Dr. Rizk was very informative, he takes great care of his patients.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Rizk is an exceptional provider. He took his time and has helped sort out the medical mystery of my life.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Rizk is always excellent in providing care, information and interest.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Lucky to have a "the best" care provider with top service.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Excellent explanation of my lung problems.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

I have been a patient of this provider for 20 years. He is exceptional in all respects.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Rizk is patient, kind, beyond knowledgable!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Rizk was awesome!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Outstanding! He's knowledgeable & personable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Rizk is the "BEST!"

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I love Dr. Rizk!

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Rizk is EXCELLENT. I only wish I had come to see him in 2002 when I first had the problem. He would have saved me a lot of anguish.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Very professional & concerned.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Rizk is an OUTSTANDING doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Rizk is outstanding.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very pleased w/Dr. Rizk & staff!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Rizkis amazing - explained in detail and clear language put me at ease about my prognosis. Great doctor!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

There is no better health care provider than Dr. Rizk. He is a model for clinical expertise & caring & concern.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Rizk is an excellent provider and I trust him very much. He is always uplifting and gives me very clear explanations about my condition.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

One of the most knowledgeable and amazing people I have met!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rizk is fabulous! He takes his time & really listens to concerns.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Best doctor I have ever had. Always has a clear explanation of any issue I have. Couldn't be more thoughtful and caring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Rizk is a rock star. Even in his capacity he made me feel as if I was the most important person of his day. 6 Drs. in other practices failed. Dr. Rizk could help me with one test!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Rizk is an excellent provider, who took care to explain my illness in a way that I completely understand.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Norman Rizh is outstanding! I have been w/him for almost 20 years! I have recommended him to several friends.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Exceptional understanding, support & care. Very helpful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Rizk and his nurse Sara give excellent care and concern.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Rizk is an excellent professional. He dedicated a lot of time to me, experiencing my health problem in detail and providing solutions. I was very well impressed with his care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rizk as my pulmonologist. He has treated my rather serious problems with great expertise and despite his busy schedule, has always given generously of his time.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Rizk is thorough, friendly & knowledgeable. He times the time to listen.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Norman Rizk could not be better!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Rizk is the BEST!!! Thank you!!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

All doctors should be like Dr. Rizk.

SHC Patient, May 2015

This was my first visit. I was VERY pleased.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Quite frankly, Dr. Rizk is the best clinician I have ever met. He is a model or role-model for ALL health care providers.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Rizk is excellent. He is able to explain well medical problems and demonstrates caring and understanding of my health.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Norm Rizk is not an extraordinary physician, he is humanist of the highest order.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent care with Dr. Rizk.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have sent family members to Dr. Rizk & they were v. v. grateful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Rizk is by far the best pulmonary dr. I've seen (and I've seen about 4). I think he is an excellent doctor and cares about me. Unfortunately, I still suffer from (unknown cause) chest pain which no one can figure out. Sometimes it is debilitating.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent MD.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Rick. He was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and spent over an hour listening & answering my questions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Rizk is the best pulmonary doctor/doctor I see. Unfortunately - I have a problem that cannot be resolved/cured - I just have to live the best I can with it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Most thorough dr. ever.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very thought full approachable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Rizk is just the best! I am very grateful that I got to see him.