Kate Shaw, MD MS

Kate Shaw, MD MS

Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN), Family planning specialist

Bio:   Dr. Shaw specializes in family planning, contraception, early pregnancy management and general gynecology. She is involved with medical education and serves as the Residency Program Director and Associate Chair of Education for Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her clinical research is aimed at improving patient experiences and access to comprehensive reproductive health care. Dr. Shaw is an advocate for her patients and women's health both locally and abroad and partners with each patient to best provide the individualized care that suits their life and goals.
4.7 out of 5
66 Patient Ratings
56 Patient Comments

Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building

Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building
  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Family Planning

Family Planning
  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Gynecology Clinic in Redwood City

Gynecology Clinic in Redwood City
  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2015)
  • Fellowship: Stanford School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • MS, Stanford School of Medicine, Epidemiology and Clinical Research (2013)
  • Residency: Oregon Health Science University (2011) OR
  • Medical Education: Albany Medical Center (2007) NY

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching by a Clinical Fellow, Stanford University Department of Ob|Gyn, Awarded by Ob|Gyn Residents (2013)
  • Intern Teaching Award, OHSU Department of Ob|Gyn, Second year resident elected by intern class for excellence in teaching (2009)
  • Mentor of the Year, District IX, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2020)
  • Outstanding Faculty Professor in Gynecology, Stanford University Department of Ob|Gyn, Awarded by Ob|Gyn Residents (2015)
  • Outstanding Stanford Faculty Professor in Ob|Gyn, Stanford University Department of Ob|Gyn, Awarded by Ob|Gyn Residents (2018)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Director for Ambulatory Care for Gynecology, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013 - 2015)
  • Associate Chair of Education, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2019 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Division of Family Planning Services and Research, Stanford University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Division of Gynecology, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2017 - 2019)
  • Associate Residency Director, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013 - 2016)
  • Director for Ambulatory Care for Gynecology, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2015 - 2017)
  • Director of Fellowship in Family Planning, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2020 - Present)
  • Residency Program Director, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016 - Present)

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Listens

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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Very considerate provider. Great bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Shaw was very kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent doctor - Very gentle with procedure performed; extremely pleasant!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I believe much of my time was spent with an intern who was excellent. I think it saved my gynecologist time when she did come, which was good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Shaw was excellent! Efficient, thorough, explained everything clearly. Made me feel very comfortable. Great provider!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Shaw has been an amazing provider. I truly felt like she listened, cared, understood, and supported my decisions fully and without hesitation. I always have a wonderful experience with her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

very good doctor, very good experience

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

She's great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I've already rec'd Dr. Shaw to my friend.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Shaw was definitely worth the two and half hour trip I made. One of the best decisions I have made this year, has been to get a second opinion with her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I really liked Dr. Shaw. She showed genuine concern and was extremely helpful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

I did not feel like I was listened to and notes from my previous appointments seemed to be ignored.

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4.7 out of 5
66 Patient Ratings
56 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Very considerate provider. Great bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Shaw was very kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent doctor - Very gentle with procedure performed; extremely pleasant!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I believe much of my time was spent with an intern who was excellent. I think it saved my gynecologist time when she did come, which was good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Shaw was excellent! Efficient, thorough, explained everything clearly. Made me feel very comfortable. Great provider!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Shaw has been an amazing provider. I truly felt like she listened, cared, understood, and supported my decisions fully and without hesitation. I always have a wonderful experience with her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

very good doctor, very good experience

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

She's great.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I've already rec'd Dr. Shaw to my friend.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Shaw was definitely worth the two and half hour trip I made. One of the best decisions I have made this year, has been to get a second opinion with her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I really liked Dr. Shaw. She showed genuine concern and was extremely helpful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

I did not feel like I was listened to and notes from my previous appointments seemed to be ignored.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Shaw was excellent! She made me feel comfortable and demonstrated empathy in her bedside manner which helped put me at ease after experiencing a pregnancy loss. I would highly recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Shaw is the best doctor I have ever interacted with. Smart, kind, helpful and informative.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Just need the suggested improvements, thank you, so much for the receptiveness & consideration & friendliness of my concerns!! Thank you so much!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr Shaw gave me a choice for my treatment. I felt I was offered the best of care. I appreciate her proactive approach.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Shaw was very compassionate and I am grateful for her care. I was pleased how quickly I recovered after her care. Thank you Dr. Shaw.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I was very favorably impressed with the amount of time that Dr. Shaw spent with me discussing surgery, my options & possible outcomes of each option - I was provided information on the surgery & questions were answered with complete information. After surgery my spouse informed me that Dr. Shaw spent time with him to explain the outcome of the surgery & to answer all his questions -

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Shaw is amazing. She is honestly the best doctor I have ever had. She is extremely caring, knowledgeable, & sincere. She made a horrible experience more bearable because of her understanding & grace.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Excellent compassionate care provider. Easy to talk to. Efficient. Would refer any of my family or friends to see her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Shaw has been amazing. I feel highly confident in her care

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Shaw was excellent. Very friendly and put me at ease. Would definitely recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Shaw and Dr. Little were both wonderful! Very happy with my experience with them.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Kate Shaw was incredibly patient and helpful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I've never felt more secured with the care that Dr. Kate Shaw has given me and my husband. I would really love to see her again for my succeeding prenatal visits, but I was saddened that I have to be transferred to another doctor's care. I'm praying that my next doctor will be as kind, caring and understanding as Dr. Shaw.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Shaw is absolutely amazing. I would refer everyone to her. She is kind, compassionate, and she provides expert care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Shaw showed exceptional friendliness, compassion & understanding. She did her best to reduce the cost of the procedure. I was deeply impressed with her efficiency & skillfulness.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Shaw was so great. She was clear, gentle, yet completely inspired my confidence. She was helpful and available when my visit was a bit difficult.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Shaw put me at ease. My visit with her was to obtain a second opinion and she really helped me sort out a plan of treatment, specifically one that was appropriate for my issue and also tailored to my specific situation and other medical conditions. I was very impressed.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Shaw is excellent doctor who really cares about patients.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Kate Shaw as always was amazing, caring and supportive.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Shaw is incredible. She is the most kind, compassionate, and competent doctor I've ever met.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Was very good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

The Dr. was fabulous.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Was very happy I had picked Dr. Shaw.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Loved Dr. Shaw so much! Thank you.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Shaw is an incredible physician! She is thorough, caring, empathetic and extremely informative. Would recommend to anyone and everyone

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

dr Shaw did a great job easing my concerns and coming up with a plan!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Shaw was so personable, professional, and kind. She made the visit the best case scenario for what it was.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent physicians!

SHC Patient, May 2016

I got a lot of time w/resident but she Dr. Shaw did seem rushed - I had some minor questions I didn't get to ask.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Shaw is incredible. So great, can't say enough good things.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Shaw has fantastic bedside manner. It is truly evident she cares for her pts. Highly recommend this provider.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Shaw was fantastic! She explained that she liked challenging biopsies, then offered to do the endometrial biopsy in the office, and was successful! She did what 2 other specialists weren't able to do in the operating room! (I'd been to OR 2 X in 2015, with 2 different OB/GYN's, both unsuccessful).

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Shaw was FANTASTIC!! Very patient and really took the time to converse with me about my medical concerns.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr Shaw was wonderful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

She took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns, and made me feel at ease. She stayed with me after the procedure and was incredibly warm and friendly. Really great experience!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Have been seeing Dr. Kate Shaw for over three years - she is fantastic. I trust her very much and even though I moved to San Francisco, I'll continue to come down to Stanford to see her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Shaw is great! Quick, respectful, and interested.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Kate Shaw is great and I am so glad I found her and established care w/her!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I usually see Dr. Daniels. This visit I met with Dr. Shaw. Dr. Shaw is such a nice, professional person that treated me with respect and answered any questions I had. I am glad I had the chance to meet with her.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

There was some confusion on my 2nd visit as to what procedure I was having done.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Great experience overall. Only complaint is that I was not advised beforehand to arrange for a drive back home after the procedure.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Shaw is a wonderful dr. - I look forward to visiting her in the future.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

1st visit. She was rushed but took time to answer questions. Felt like I was holding her up from next patient.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Shaw seemed inexperienced. Did not answer questions or provide guidance.