Frank E. Stockdale, MD, PhD

Frank E. Stockdale, MD, PhD

Medical oncologist, Breast specialist

4.9 out of 5
67 Patient Ratings
31 Patient Comments

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1967) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Pennsylvania (1963) PA
  • Internship: University Hospitals of Cleveland (1964) OH
  • Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (1966)
  • A.B., Yale University, Zoology (1958)
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Anatomy (1963)
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Medicine (1963)

Honors & Awards

  • Elected, Best Doctors in America (2006-2016)
  • ASCI, American Society for Clinic Investigation (1974)
  • AAP, American Association of Physicians (1976)
  • Fellow, AAAS Fellow (1999)
  • Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation (1983)

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4.9

Friendliness

5.0

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

5.0

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Stockdale is the best doctor. I was so lucky to have him as my doctor for long time. I come from NC to see him. He takes his time & explain everything. I always able to see him when I come to CA. Even his is so busy I had no problem to see him. I like Stanford & Dr. Stockdale.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I am so pleased with the outstanding care I receive from Dr. Frank Stockdale. He is a rock star in the Breast Oncology community; a world-renowned expert who is respected, admired and beloved. I am doing well because of his expert care, thoroughness, and deep compassion. In Sunday school, as a child, I learned the song: "Every little cell in my body is happy. Every little cell in my body is well." Years after cancer treatment, I find myself singing it again, because Dr. Stockdale's care truly makes every little cell in my body feel happy, healthy, and well. He is a very important part of my success. Thank you, Dr. Stockdale for always providing excellent care!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Stockdale & his assistants have been exceptional. Very thorough & follow-up responses are prompt. I feel that I am in excellent hands.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I would definitely recommend this care provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Stockdale is a very caring doctor and always treated me kindly, explaining very well my illness and treatments.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My care provider is very careful and he always willing to help me, when I have a problem. I also feel very comfortable while talking to him.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Frank Stockdale is loved beyond measure by his patients. We appreciate his expert care, thoroughness, and deep compassion. We are in awe of his devotion, loyalty, and career longevity. His more than 40 years as a breast oncologist -> at Stanford provides a continuity of care that I unsurpassed and ensures every opportunity for our success. Dr. Stockdale is irreplaceable and we look forward to continuing to grow older along with him. Thank you, Dr. Stockdale for excellent care!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Stockdale great, knowledgeable, caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Exactly what I needed at the time Dr. Stockdale is a gifted physical!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Stockdale is absolutely dedicated to the care of his patients. He has my deepest gratitude.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Stockdale is best oncologist. I come from NC to see him every yr. - since 2008. He provide best care & explain everything. I can even e-mail & he answer any question I have I am blessed that he is there.

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4.9 out of 5
67 Patient Ratings
31 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Stockdale is the best doctor. I was so lucky to have him as my doctor for long time. I come from NC to see him. He takes his time & explain everything. I always able to see him when I come to CA. Even his is so busy I had no problem to see him. I like Stanford & Dr. Stockdale.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I am so pleased with the outstanding care I receive from Dr. Frank Stockdale. He is a rock star in the Breast Oncology community; a world-renowned expert who is respected, admired and beloved. I am doing well because of his expert care, thoroughness, and deep compassion. In Sunday school, as a child, I learned the song: "Every little cell in my body is happy. Every little cell in my body is well." Years after cancer treatment, I find myself singing it again, because Dr. Stockdale's care truly makes every little cell in my body feel happy, healthy, and well. He is a very important part of my success. Thank you, Dr. Stockdale for always providing excellent care!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Stockdale & his assistants have been exceptional. Very thorough & follow-up responses are prompt. I feel that I am in excellent hands.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I would definitely recommend this care provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Stockdale is a very caring doctor and always treated me kindly, explaining very well my illness and treatments.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My care provider is very careful and he always willing to help me, when I have a problem. I also feel very comfortable while talking to him.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Frank Stockdale is loved beyond measure by his patients. We appreciate his expert care, thoroughness, and deep compassion. We are in awe of his devotion, loyalty, and career longevity. His more than 40 years as a breast oncologist -> at Stanford provides a continuity of care that I unsurpassed and ensures every opportunity for our success. Dr. Stockdale is irreplaceable and we look forward to continuing to grow older along with him. Thank you, Dr. Stockdale for excellent care!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Stockdale great, knowledgeable, caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Exactly what I needed at the time Dr. Stockdale is a gifted physical!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Stockdale is absolutely dedicated to the care of his patients. He has my deepest gratitude.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Stockdale is best oncologist. I come from NC to see him every yr. - since 2008. He provide best care & explain everything. I can even e-mail & he answer any question I have I am blessed that he is there.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Excellent in every respect!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I trust and feel that Dr. Stockdale is a very good doctor, he listens and shares his expertise to make me feel comfortable. I am cancer free for almost 19 years now.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Stockdale very knowledgeable, careful, caring, respectful, great physician!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I would be quick to recommend.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Stockdale is an incredible physician! He is the reason why I'm home. I really appreciate his direct respectful communication and "caring."

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Experience and care very good.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Very professional & caring of patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I am very impressed with Dr. Frank Stockdale and so pleased to have him for my breast oncologist at Stanford. He is a gifted physician and teacher who is deeply respectful, compassionate, thorough and efficient. He has been instrumental in my healing, is a joy to interact with, and inspires me with his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to both his research interests and patient care. In the last three years, Dr. Stockdale has helped bring me back to life. In fact, he is such a vital member of my overall health care team that I consider him to be the king in my health care hierarchy. Dr. Stockdale truly represents the very best of Stanford Health Care - always providing the highest level of expert care with compassion and caring. Thank you Dr. Stockdale for excellent care!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Stockdale is one of the main reasons I come to Stanford. His knowledge of my history, the care I get by all concerned is excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Stockdale is never rushing, professional & personable. Always takes time to answer your questions. The NP Janis Petree is the same way too!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Only superlatives for Dr. Stockdale!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Provider made special effort to fit me in w/appt. ASAP & the amt. of time spent & detail given was exceptional - very grateful for this.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Stockdale was amazing. He was very personable, extremely knowledgeable and generous. I would like to thank him -

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Stockdale is excellent, very knowledgeable, informative, attentive to detail.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Always caring, thorough, knowledgeable. Great doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

People would be more interested in doing your surveys if questions were only asked once.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very good doctor & humble too.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

When I count my blessings, I count Dr. Frank Stockdale, twice. He quickly has become one of the most important doctors on my medical care team. I appreciated his vast experience and knowledge value his insight, treasure his honesty, and find his caring presence deeply healing. He is not only a brilliant breast oncologist, his is my good luck charm. I am so grateful that Dr. Stockdale continues to practice medicine; he is an exceptional doctor, who truly makes Stanford, heaven on earth.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I really appreciate Dr. Stockdale's thoughtful explanations re: my concerns and clinical condition I always leave my visit feeling "cared for" and "cared about."