David A. Spain, MD

Trauma and critical care surgeon

Ned and Carol Spieker Endowed Professor
4.6 out of 5
101 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Trauma Service

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Room HG021
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-7570
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1993)
  • Board Certification: Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery (1996)
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville Hospital (1994) KY
  • Residency: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (1992) NJ
  • Medical Education: Wayne State University (1986) MI
  • MD, Wayne State University, Medicine (1986)
  • BS/Honors, Michigan State University, Biochemistry (1982)

Honors & Awards

  • General Surgery Chief Residents’ Award, Stanford (2009-2010)
  • Collins Teaching Award, General Surgery Residency Progran (2004-2005)
  • Teaching Award, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency (2003-04 and 2007-08)

Administrative Appointments

  • Program Director, Surgical Critical Care (2005 - Present)
  • Chief of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Stanford University (2001 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

all good

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

All good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Suggestion: Advise patients (open hernia surgery) that the pain medication may will cause constipation and that is the reason for the recommendation stool softener (some patients are not aware of the pain medication).

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Being pregnant and having an epigastric hernia I didn't have any professional diagnostic from this provider even after I told him I had and ultrasound (that says I have a hernia)

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Spain, his assistants, all of his staff have been respectful, quick in getting me to the exam room, where Dr. Spain is specific, and kind in my follow-up care. Everyone in this office is very professional, while they show their courtesy.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Spain is excellent and I truly appreciate his expertise & skill.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I had emergency surgery 400 miles from home this visit was a hand-off from one surgeon to the other. Dr. Spain was completely informed & ready for me.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I'm very optimistic about my upcoming surgery.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

He is either RUDE, arrogant or a great combo of both. I didn't follow through with him operating. I would never let him cut me open!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. did not acknowledge husband at all.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

He seemed a bit cavalier or aloof but obviously competent.

4.6 out of 5
101 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

all good

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

All good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Suggestion: Advise patients (open hernia surgery) that the pain medication may will cause constipation and that is the reason for the recommendation stool softener (some patients are not aware of the pain medication).

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Being pregnant and having an epigastric hernia I didn't have any professional diagnostic from this provider even after I told him I had and ultrasound (that says I have a hernia)

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Spain, his assistants, all of his staff have been respectful, quick in getting me to the exam room, where Dr. Spain is specific, and kind in my follow-up care. Everyone in this office is very professional, while they show their courtesy.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Spain is excellent and I truly appreciate his expertise & skill.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I had emergency surgery 400 miles from home this visit was a hand-off from one surgeon to the other. Dr. Spain was completely informed & ready for me.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I'm very optimistic about my upcoming surgery.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

He is either RUDE, arrogant or a great combo of both. I didn't follow through with him operating. I would never let him cut me open!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. did not acknowledge husband at all.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

He seemed a bit cavalier or aloof but obviously competent.