Deborah Sellmeyer

Deborah Sellmeyer

Endocrinologist

Bio:   Dr. Sellmeyer is an internationally recognized expert in Metabolic Bone Disease. She is a renowned clinician who joined the Stanford faculty in 2018 as a Professor of Medicine. She has been recognized for her clinical excellence with induction into the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence while she was at Johns Hopkins. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Sellmeyer maintains a research program that centers on the effect of nutrition and environmental factors on skeletal metabolism which she has investigated through both smaller CRC-based trials and large multi-center trials. Studies she has conducted have investigated the role of dietary sodium chloride, source of dietary protein (animal, vegetable, dairy, soy), role of dietary potassium and alkaline potassium salts, targeted thoracic exercises on kyphosis, whether structured exercise can prevent bone loss in premenopausal women treated for breast cancer, and studies validating nutritional assessment questionnaires. Her expertise as a clinical researcher has enabled development of a multi-disciplinary translational research team including basic scientists in the orthopedic department, junior faculty members with K grant funding, and basic scientists in the endocrine division to develop translational projects studying the effects of osteoporosis medications on basic elements of skeletal biology utilizing bone biopsies from treated individuals as well as clinical trials of novel therapies for rare bone disorders. Dr. Sellmeyer also is a esteemed educator, having received multiple teaching awards.
4.9 out of 5
85 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Endocrinology Clinic at Hoover Pavilion

  • 211 Quarry Road
  • 2nd Floor, Suite 205
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-721-1300
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (1998)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Endocrinology Fellowship (1998) CA
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1994) MD
  • Medical Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991) MD
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

5.0

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is absolutely the best! She is friendly, caring, easy to talk to, and makes the patient feel that they are her top priority. Could Stanford please clone Dr. Sellmeyer? She is amazing! Stanford is very lucky to have Dr. Sellmeyer on staff.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Doctor spoke too fast for me to full grasp explanations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Outstanding.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I wish the information on medication was written down - it was A LOT to absorb - she wasn't rushed, caring, giving options.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is an outstanding Doctor. I am confident she will discover if there are problems with my bones that led to my two most recent bone shattering and crack.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and really gave me personalized advice. Terrific doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Wonderfully thorough.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was awesome! She is a great communicator/explainer of the issues you are having.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was very thorough. I have complete confidence in her abilities.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Was very impressed with Dr. Deborah Sellmeyer -

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is outstanding. The nurse, whose name I have forgotten, was also excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was very easy to talk to and she answered all of my questions. she provided multiple options for treat and explained each one thoroughly which made my decision much easier.

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4.9 out of 5
85 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is absolutely the best! She is friendly, caring, easy to talk to, and makes the patient feel that they are her top priority. Could Stanford please clone Dr. Sellmeyer? She is amazing! Stanford is very lucky to have Dr. Sellmeyer on staff.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Doctor spoke too fast for me to full grasp explanations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Outstanding.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I wish the information on medication was written down - it was A LOT to absorb - she wasn't rushed, caring, giving options.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is an outstanding Doctor. I am confident she will discover if there are problems with my bones that led to my two most recent bone shattering and crack.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and really gave me personalized advice. Terrific doctor!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Wonderfully thorough.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was awesome! She is a great communicator/explainer of the issues you are having.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was very thorough. I have complete confidence in her abilities.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Was very impressed with Dr. Deborah Sellmeyer -

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is outstanding. The nurse, whose name I have forgotten, was also excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer was very easy to talk to and she answered all of my questions. she provided multiple options for treat and explained each one thoroughly which made my decision much easier.

SHC Patient, May 2018

excellent care provider

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer is wonderful. Professional, friendly and genuine.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

She was very good on accounts.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer has been very helpful, she's good in explaining and interpreting the results of all my lab.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

This is the first time I met this dr. She was excellent - very nice - Stanford is exc. as always!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Sellmeyer shows outstand bed side manners, intent on listening, responding with care and professionalism.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

excellent

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Sellmeyer for the first time. I had a very good impression on the way she explained things to me, and this very knowledgeable on her field. Always putting a "smile" when talking.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I felt very confident with Dr. Sellmeyer's analysis and plan of action.