John B. Sunwoo

Head and neck surgical oncologist, Head and neck surgeon, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Dermato-oncology specialist, Thyroid and parathyroid surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
4.8 out of 5
100 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Head and Neck Cancer Program

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Washington University School Of Medicine (2003) MO
  • Medical Education: Washington University School Of Medicine (1993) MO
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2004)
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (2000) MD
  • M.D., Washington University, Medicine (1993)
  • Sc.B., Brown University, Biochemistry (1989)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2013, 2014)
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Stanford University (2012)
  • K08 Award, National Institutes of Health (2004)
  • Chief Resident Teaching Award, Washington University (2003)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University (2003)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Head and Neck Society (2000)
  • Resident Research Award, Washington University (1997, 1999, 2000)
  • Louis and Dorothy Kovitz Prize in Surgery, Washington University (1993)
  • Sigma Xi, Brown University (1989)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director of Head and Neck Cancer Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Otolaryngology (2013 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumor Board, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Metastatic and Recurrent Head and Neck Disease Task Force, Head and Neck Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute, NIH (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Research Committee, American Head and Neck Society (2010 - 2013)
  • Member, CORE Grants Study Section, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Tumor Biology & Imaging Task Force, Head and Neck Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute, NIH (2010 - 2011)

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4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2015

My care under Dr. Sunwoo has been excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very concerned about follow-on care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Sunwoo is an all around FABULOUS dr.!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The PA took so much time with us and spoke so well of the doctor. PA also shared some info and encouragement that the doctor eventually shared.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Sunwoo was kind & positive about a scary medical condition one of the best drs. I've ever been to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Care provided was excellent! Thank you.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Sunwoo. He was so clear in his explanation of my health care & problem.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Long drive and limited available scheduling.

4.8 out of 5
100 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2015

My care under Dr. Sunwoo has been excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very concerned about follow-on care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Sunwoo is an all around FABULOUS dr.!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The PA took so much time with us and spoke so well of the doctor. PA also shared some info and encouragement that the doctor eventually shared.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Sunwoo was kind & positive about a scary medical condition one of the best drs. I've ever been to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Care provided was excellent! Thank you.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Sunwoo. He was so clear in his explanation of my health care & problem.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Long drive and limited available scheduling.