George W. Sledge Jr., M.D.

Medical oncologist, Breast specialist

4.9 out of 5
107 Patient Ratings
59 Patient Comments

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1983)
  • Fellowship: The University of Texas at San Antonio (1983) TX
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)
  • Residency: St Louis University Hospital (1980) MO
  • Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine (1977) LA

Honors & Awards

  • APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of "Regular Departments & Columns", Oncology Times (2012)
  • Ballve-Lantero Chair (Endowed Chair), Ballve-Lantero (1996)
  • Chair, Breast Committee, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) (2002-2010)
  • Editor-In-Chief, Clinical Breast Cancer (1999-present)
  • Health Care Hero award, Indianapolis Business Journal (2011)
  • HOPE Funds for Cancer Research 2013 Award of Excellence for Medicine, HOPE Funds, Cancer Research (April 28, 2013)
  • Jill Rose Award, Breast Cancer Foundation (2007)
  • Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (2006)
  • Listed in "America's Top Doctors", Castle Connolly (2001-2012)
  • President, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (2010-2011)
  • William L. McGuire Award, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (2010)

Administrative Appointments

  • Professor, and Chief, Division of Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center (2013 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Sledge - excellent care - great doctor!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

The doctor always tries to speak slower to make it easier for me to understand him, as English is not my native. Thanks to him for that.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Sledge is a fantastic doctor, communicator & human being. He is at the top of his field & I was honored & blessed to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Sledge's depth of knowledge about my condition coupled with his genuine concern for me as a person made our meeting very productive and reassuring. I am grateful to have had his wise counsel.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

MD George Willard Sledge Jr., most kind, knowledgeable, patient, intelligent wonderful human being, cares for his patients.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Excellent. Very kind, caring, knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. George Sledge was the best possible physician I could have asked for.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sledge is a true professional!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Sledge is a wonderful dr. & a wonderful human being. Talking with him is very comforting & reassuring.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Sledge is an outstanding doctor. I really appreciate the excellent care he gives me! I would refer all of my friends and family to him.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Caring, I was happy and safe that the team MD Sledge will care for me. Very kind, honest, I felt a lot of love from them.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Very professional, concerning, nice. Provided good information & what to expect.

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4.9 out of 5
107 Patient Ratings
59 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Sledge - excellent care - great doctor!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

The doctor always tries to speak slower to make it easier for me to understand him, as English is not my native. Thanks to him for that.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Sledge is a fantastic doctor, communicator & human being. He is at the top of his field & I was honored & blessed to have him as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Sledge's depth of knowledge about my condition coupled with his genuine concern for me as a person made our meeting very productive and reassuring. I am grateful to have had his wise counsel.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

MD George Willard Sledge Jr., most kind, knowledgeable, patient, intelligent wonderful human being, cares for his patients.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Excellent. Very kind, caring, knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. George Sledge was the best possible physician I could have asked for.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Sledge is a true professional!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Sledge is a wonderful dr. & a wonderful human being. Talking with him is very comforting & reassuring.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Sledge is an outstanding doctor. I really appreciate the excellent care he gives me! I would refer all of my friends and family to him.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Caring, I was happy and safe that the team MD Sledge will care for me. Very kind, honest, I felt a lot of love from them.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Very professional, concerning, nice. Provided good information & what to expect.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Sledge is kind empathetic, amazing. I trust him 100%.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

First time meeting here, not sure if was an RN, NP, or PA. Do not like not understanding these new staff categories.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Sledge was amazingly kind, empathetic and informative. He had a wonderful bedside manner and was able to affirm all of my concerns without making me feel like I shouldn't feel that way. (His empathy brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Dr. Sledge! You are not, as you said, "just a teacher".

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Sledge & Kathy Daugherty-Smith go beyond to explain & care for me. I have called, by mistake, Dr. Sledge and he is always there to help & calm me down. What an asset they are to Stanford. Thank you!

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Sledge is great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Sledge is amazing!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

I love my Dr. Sledge.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr.Sledge was very knowledgeable and took his time explaining my options. I trust his judgement explicitly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Sledge is the best!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Amazing doctor!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Good experience!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Sledge is one of the best doctors on the planet & I feel blessed to be his patient. His NP was also A+.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. George Sledge is really GREAT!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

A very humble, down to earth doctor who makes the patient feel cared and comfortable through empathetic conversation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I love the way they care to help me understand about my condition & meds. The time and care they made for me meant everything.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Kathy Doherty Smith NP, MS - EXCELLENT!! Don't lose her - give her a BIG raise!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I have full confidence in my care provider and they were very friendly.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Amazing physician.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. George Sledge and Dr. Joshua Gruber are 2 of the best physicians ever - knowledgeable, thorough, kind.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Sledge is an excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Sledge is my favorite doctor. He is so smart, competent & knowledgeable. He has the best bedside manner of any doctors I've had. He is warm, funny, caring & compassionate. I needed reassurance about continuing to take ________. He did a perfect job of explaining the medication & comforting me. He gets an A++++.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I feel safe & confident about myself & my condition. Everyone is wonderful & very caring.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

We saw the doctor and nurse practitioner and both took the time to explain everything.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Love Dr. Sledge!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Sledge is great!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I would give higher marks if available. Dr. Sledge and his team are wonderful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Have already recommended Dr. Sledge to others.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. SLedge was very kind and professional. He gave me a lot of good information.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Thank you for being so attentive.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Again, everything was just "routine" to them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Sledge is an outstanding physician. Kind, caring, & thorough.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Excellent in all areas.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Sledge is extremely knowledgeable, kind, sensitive & overall AMAZING.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

One of the most knowledgeable doctors I have ever seen.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I'm an alumni of Stanford and a professor for 37 years. I retired only because I had to heal. Dr. Sledge had provided me with a series of medications that has allowed me with a high quality of daily life while receiving health care that is outstanding, this has contributed to my continuous wellness and I'm grateful to him for continuing this excellent care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Sledge is a very caring and wonderful doctor. I came to Stanford for a 2nd opinion.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Sledge and Kathy work very hard to make me feel at ease.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

He was excellent!

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Always perfect.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. George Sledge is the best! He is a very compassionate & caring doctor - -- He has a BIG heart & cares for his patient - - -

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Professional, not aloof, personable.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Alternatives to "standard of care" were not allowed discussion.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Sledge is the best oncologist on the planet; he is so smart, explains things so articulately I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.