Kimberly Stone, MD

Breast surgeon, General surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

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Kimberly Stone, MD is a board certified General Surgeon who specializes in breast surgical oncology and melanoma surgery. She treats all conditions related to breast health including: breast cancer, high risk prevention and screening, benign breast disease, and conditions related to lactation.

Dr. Stone completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at UCSF, where she trained in all aspects of breast surgical oncology, and melanoma surgery. Dr Stone performs all types of breast surgery including total skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, wireless lumpectomy, benign breast disease excisions and axillary surgery. She works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to offer women the best possible cosmetic options and results following treatment. Dr Stone performs melanoma surgery including wide local excision, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and lymph node dissections for melanoma.

Dr. Stone strives to deliver compassionate, patient-centered surgical care that is expert and evidence-based while at the same time customized to the unique needs of each patient. She believes that patient empowerment and education are at the heart of an excellent care team.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of General Surgery (2016) CA
  • Fellowship: Univ of California San Francisco (2018) CA
  • Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, Breast Surgical Oncology (2018)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2017)
  • Residency, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, General Surgery (2016)
  • Medical Education (MD), University of California, Irvine, Medicine (2009)

  • Member, American College of Surgeons (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (2016 - Present)
  • Member, American Society or Breast Surgery (2017 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director, South Bay Operating Room (2018 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Network Breast Oncology Program (2021 - 2022)


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Practice Locations

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Breast Cancer Program in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(650) 498-6000

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Cancer Center in South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

+1 (833) 444-7622

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Stanford Women's Cancer Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(162 Ratings)

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(104 reviews)

Dr Stone explained complicated subject to me clearly and gave me understanding what long term plan will be like. N
Better than the rest in my experience
I am incredibly grateful for Dr. Stone and her staff. She is a good empathic leader and her team is a great reflection of her.
very effiencient, knowledgable, & personable
Very informative
Dr. Stone was very nice and explained everything to me in a way that was easy to understand. I really appreciated the time she spent with me during my appointment.
Dr stone was great. Takes her time to go over things and answer questions.
Extremely thorough. Very impressive and informative.
Everything is fine but sometimes I feel that she focus in the computer more than focusing on me but overall is good
Knowledgeable, compassionate, thoughtful in counseling management options. Actively listened and incorporated individual needs and preferences when offering recommendations.
Dr.Stone is superb … explains thoroughly … answered my questions … she is the best!
Dr Stone was a gem!! She put us at ease with the upcoming surgery.
pleasant, thorough and efficient
No better place for care when comes to our loved ones with cancer. Thank-you.
Dr. Stone is a compassionate, knowledgeable doctor who deeply cares about humans. I am so lucky to have care from her.
Alway pleasant and informative.
Dr. Kimberly Stone, M.D. is exceptional. She is professional and friendly. She is compassionate and gentle. Dr. Stone’s attentive concern for me as patient put me at ease. Her professional approach to my needs as a breast patient is valued and appreciated. I look forward to being a patient in her excellent care.
She's excellent and I feel confident under her care.
Stanford Health does a wonderful job. Thank-you to the entire team.
All the people working there they did a excellent job
Everyone was very nice and helpful
Highly recommended. Great experience.
I have always had a great experience with all providers and care team at Stanford. But I did not share the same experience with Dr. Stone. I was diagnosed with re occuring break cancer, in office skin biopsy of the nipple came back with Paget disease. Presence of Paget is an indication of invasive cancer. I asked her 3 times prior to my mastactomy to check my lymph nodes. She declined to do so which resulted in me going through another surgery due to finding invasive cancer under the nipple. During the visits, she never answered my question about my pathology results by saying "these just mean breast" you don't need to worry about knowing HER2 + / other markers.
Fast & on time..
I love my doctor and her assistants
Staff was informative, attentive, caring and listened!
Dr. Stone has been amazing. Great bedside manners and has made me feel comfortable the whole way through the process. She always took the time to answer any questions I had. She is caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable.
Very good service
Although I had to wait over an hour for the appointment to begin, I felt Dr. stone explained everything well and cared about me.
Very likely
Dr Stone and Dr Laban and their entire teams (Gloria and Elham as well as the rest of the team) are just amazing. Dr Stone and Dr Laban are of course brilliant but they are also kind, caring, thorough, a real joy to meet them which says it all especially when dealing with cancer there is so much emotions and questions to deal with yet they make this process as easy as they can, and I feel they are right beside me every step of the way. I am forever grateful for Dr Stone and Dr Laban and their teams. Thank you and thank you!
Dr. Stone explained everything to my friend and me carefully. I feel calm and reassured that the Sutherland other possible treatments will be handled as best as possible.
I love the service I get from everyone at South Bay! The staff is alway so kind and personable! I love my doctors they are very caring and give me always their undivided attention and always answer my questions.
First class care from all staff I met as part of my appointment!
Dr stone is the best! Kind and compassionate
Dr. Stone was very warm and friendly. She explained everything well and answered all my questions. She made me feel very confident in her care.
Excellent, clear, thorough, pleasant!
she has a great bedside manner andexplains everything
This very first encounter with Stanford and all I can say is that I was blown away by the level of service, knowledge and genuine kindness that I received.
The doctor and people there were really good caretakers and nice
Dr. Stone was very nice. The wait time was 1 hour and 45 minutes. Apparently, there was some type of emergency that Dr. Stone had to tend to.
Very personable and caring.
Dr. Stone is an amazing doctor and surgeon.
Thank you for your patiently answering all my questions and your kind demeanor.
Dr. Stone and staff are informative, caring and supportive.
Dr. Stone was very warm and spent a substantial time explaining the various options to deal with my breast cancer. She provided an after visit summary which was very detailed, accurate, and helpful in making sure I understand all the information.
Dr Stone always takes the time to listen and answer all of my questions. She’s also brilliant.
I am so impressed by her thoughtful intelligence and her wonderful manner. I feel so strongly that I just could not be in better hands.
Dr Stone is wonderful. Warm and caring.
She took time to listen my issues
She’s just great! The staff throughout your facility is top notch! I’m receiving great cate at Stanford!
I appreciate the time the doctor spent with me going over scans and discussing options. She is very easy to talk to and explained things well.
She is the best
Dr Kimberly Stone is very sweet and very caring. She explains everything to me. I love the fact that she makes me feet comfortable and know she is giving me great care especially in this hard situation with cancer. Thank you.
Talking to Dr Stone gave me more confidence in my upcoming medical care.
Very impressive with everyone’s service. Thank you so very much for your service!!
I feel so fortunate and blessed to have Dr. Stone as my care provider.
Easy to talk to, great listener.
CCompetent and trustworthy excellent surgeon.skilled and caring.
Answered lots of questions, very informative.
Dr. Stone is a extremely competent, kind and compassionate physician.
Extremely professional and caring.
Wonderful Docter very knowledgeable
Kind, caring, knowledgeable, good listener and educator, good sense of humor
Excellent plus plus
I got lucky. She’s great!!
Very patient and answered questions.
I was referred by another breast cancer survivor and I will definitely recommend Dr Stone as well
I'm likely to recommend this care provider.
Kimberly Stone is very kind and listened and answered my concerns.
Very knowledgeable, thoughtful and explained things clearly.
Over the last two plus years every appt. visit has been a very good experience. Thank you!
Very comfortable talking to doctor.
The doctor was very professional and patient. Examined my issue very carefully. Well prepared and decisive. Told me exactly what should well be done next.
Dr. Stone she is very friendly always explain everything so clearly. To me, she is a very good care provider.
The surgeon is very nice they give me great confidence.
overall your great staff is great
Love Dr. Stone.
Very grateful to be a patient of Dr. Kimberly Stone. I was impressed by her competence, compassion and understanding. A truly great doctor!
Dr. Stone has a wonderful bedside manner.
The level of expertise made me feel well taken care of.
Very good.
Very attentive and kind.
Dr. Stone is awesome. She knew I was disappointed my surgery was canceled due to COVID-19. She communicated openly with me through the whole process - she is very knowledgeable and compassionate.
The best.
I like the humanity they have, I like that the doctors are kind, & they are interested in my health & that I be fine.
My experience has been very good.
Dr. Stone was great. I pointed out some issues/errors on my MRI report and she quickly realized they were concerning & worked to get my MRI reinterpreted and sorted out. I felt like I was heard and that she is very capable.
Dr. Stone is so passionate about her patients needs. She takes extra steps out of her realm to see that other physicians are doing all they can for me. I've had very good doctors, but Dr. Stone is incredible. I would rate her a 10 in all categories. I'm grateful to be under her care. She has made a big difference in my well-being.
Stanford is outstanding in all of these categories listed above.
In this visit I transitioned from Dr. Bertelsen, who retired, to Dr. Stone. It went so well, makes me feel both very comfortable, and confident in my care.
Dr. Stone is amazing and very caring.
Dr. Stone she's amazing.
Dr. Stone is very good, caring, efficient, wow! Fabulous!
A long time, care is excellent. He was gentle, kindly and informative.
Dr. Stone is an excellent, caring dr.
Dr. Stone is a caring, thorough and mindful of her patient's well-being. She went out of her way to show me how to get to the ambulatory surgery CTR. (in Palo Alto), unaware she was doing my lumpectomy later that day. What a swell lady!
Kimberly Stone is an excellent doctor. Very caring, and she comes up with the best health plan for your situation. She's very kind. I would recommend her to family and friends.
Dr. Stone went way over & beyond my expectations. She is really great.

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