Eila C. Skinner

Urologic oncologist, Urologist

Bio:   Dr. Skinner received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford and MD from Keck USC Medical School. She completed a residency in Urology at LAC+USC Medical Center, and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology under Dr. Donald Skinner at the Norris Cancer Center at USC. She was on the faculty at USC from 1990 through 2012. She was recruited to Stanford University to become Chair of the Department of Urology in May 2012.
Dr. Skinner has received a number of awards including a Stop Cancer career development award, numerous teaching awards and listing in “Best Doctors” for over a decade. Her primary focus has been in the surgical treatment of locally advanced bladder cancer and is a nationally recognized expert in bladder reconstruction and continent urinary diversion. She has active ongoing clinical trials in the treatment of bladder cancer and other urologic malignancies.
4.9 out of 5
368 Patient Ratings
56 Patient Comments

Urologic Cancer Program

Urology Clinic

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (1992)
  • Medical Education: Keck School of Medicine University of Southern CA (1983) CA
  • Residency: USC/LAC Medical Center (1988) CA
  • Fellowship: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (1990) CA
  • Internship: USC/LAC Medical Center (1984) CA
  • Board Certification, American Board of Urology, Urology (1992)
  • Fellowship, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Urologic Oncology (1990)
  • Residency, LAC+USC Medical Center, Urology (1988)
  • Internship, LAC+USC Medical Center, General Surgery (1984)
  • Medical Education, Keck USC School of Medicine, Medicine (1983)
  • AB, Stanford Universtiy, Human Biology (1976)

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (1976)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, USC School of Medicine (1982)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Award for Academic Excellence, USC School of Medicine (1983)
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year, USC Department of Urology (1991, 1994, 1997, 2005)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Keck USC School of Medicine (1997, 98, 2000, 02, 03, 06, 11)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Urology (2012 - Present)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Skinner is excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

the best, the absolute best.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Skinner and the resident, Andrew, were OUTSTANDING with explaining all to me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Skinner provided my husband and I with the information we needed for my health issues as well as our expectations with comfortable explanations and diagrams that were easily understood. I would highly recommend her care for anyone else in my situation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I had the utmost faith in Dr Skinner and feel deeply grateful that I could work with her!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Great Doctor

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Skinner is great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Wow! Dr. Skinner is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Nothing but kindness and professionalism from the entire staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I saw two doctors & a PA & all were excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent doctor. Excellent nurses & excellent staff.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Skinner and her staff are the best!

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4.9 out of 5
368 Patient Ratings
56 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Skinner is excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

the best, the absolute best.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Skinner and the resident, Andrew, were OUTSTANDING with explaining all to me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Skinner provided my husband and I with the information we needed for my health issues as well as our expectations with comfortable explanations and diagrams that were easily understood. I would highly recommend her care for anyone else in my situation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I had the utmost faith in Dr Skinner and feel deeply grateful that I could work with her!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Great Doctor

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Skinner is great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Wow! Dr. Skinner is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Nothing but kindness and professionalism from the entire staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I saw two doctors & a PA & all were excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent doctor. Excellent nurses & excellent staff.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Skinner and her staff are the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

knowledge unsurpassable and kind and caring and truly listens to the patient given current situation actually felt a bit calmer after speaking to Dr. Skinner!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Responds back to me on test results promptly.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Skinner is fabulous!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Skinner is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I feel myself very lucky to a team of this caliber.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I cannot say enough about Dr. Eila Skinner - she is THE BEST!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

We are fortunate to have DR Skinner as treating physician. Have utmost confidence in her. Resident intern also excellent - made us feel comfortable and hopeful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

all staff was excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I thank Doctor Skinner for being very clear beside being very gentle and caring.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Eila Skinner is the BEST!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

My provider was very informative, knowledgeable - spent a lot of time with me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Skinner is the only doctor I really trust at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Skinner is skilled, kind and interested in her patients.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. S. Kinner is the best!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Skinner is an excellent communicator as well as a surgeon.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I love Dr. Eila Skinner - I've been her pt. since 1992 @ USC. I drove 7 hrs. just to have her do my cysts exam - SHE'S GREAT!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Care provider is super. Put my mind at ease. Felt very at ease when I left office.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Skinner. She is warm, caring, compassionate and highly competent.

SHC Patient, May 2015

The care, concern, explanation, etc., has always been excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Skinner is always concerned and listens if I have any questions. I am grateful for her skill, she is an excellent Dr.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Eila Skinner is OUTSTANDING. I trust her & appreciate her care, concern, professionalism & knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent doctor & staff.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Skinner & the resident were both extremely knowledgeable and competent. Highly recommend them!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I have received the best possible care any patient could receive.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I worked both with Dr. Skinner as well as her resident. Both were excellent -- and attentive to my questions/needs.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very impressed with everyone.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

good

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

The best Dr. Skinner.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Skinner is a great doctor!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I think Dr. Skinner is a very intelligent, exceptional doctor. She is always pleasant and takes the time to explain everything.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

DR. Skinner is awesome. She is so smart and kind and caring! I just love her & Stacey Cox her nurse. They are the BEST,

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

So fortunate to have Dr. Skinner as my physician/surgeon she is great!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Very professional, friendly I was impressed with her knowledge.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Best care provider I've had.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Skinner was able to resolve my medical problem when previous doctors at PAMF were unable to do. She is the best!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

100% super.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I was very fortunate to have Dr. Skinner as my surgeon - she is fantastic!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

GOOD.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

The entire Stanford experience has been great.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

All exceptional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Everybody is EXCELLENT! Eila Skinner is why I use Stanford!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Skinner outstanding skill & compassion.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Skinner was amazing. I trust her 100%.