Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1984) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery (1986)
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1979) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Michigan School of Medicine (1978) MI
  • B.A., University of Michigan, Biomedical Sciences (1975)
  • M.D., University of Michigan, Medicine (1978)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Neurosurgery (2004 - Present)
  • Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Stanford School of Medicine (1996 - 2011)
  • Chief of Staff, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (1996 - 2008)

Publications

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Practice Locations


Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 497-7777

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Skull Base Surgery at the Neuroscience Health Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 497-7777

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Facial Pain Program at the Neuroscience Health Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 497-7777

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Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Neurosurgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Pituitary Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Patient Ratings

(133 Ratings)

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4.9/5

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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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Patient Reviews

(202 reviews)

Dr. Shuer and ?Candice allowed me,Rayfield Roundtree, listened to the concerns.
Wonderful doctor, incredibly talented and smart and at the same time down to earth and humble.
Candace and Dr Shuer are all amazing there
Couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect
Dr. Shuer is an excellent Dr. and his NPs who we have spoken with Candice Lin and Elizabeth Lee were also simply excellent practitioners.
He appears to be a genuine, sincere and caring physician
Dr. Shuer, his assistant and staff were professional, knowledgeable, and most helpful explaining issues.
I have a Lotta confidence in him. Always come back for his opinion.
Dr. Shuer is the best. He did a fantastic job on my disastrous spine and is very quick to answer emails. His staff of Candice Lin and Thu Tran are professional and delightful, both get an 11 on a scale from 1 to 10.
Helpful and seemed understanding
Very professional and pleasant.
I felt the visit was complete and answered my questions. I was glad that Dr. Shuer was willing to stay on my case and asked to be sent my next set of imaging so we can further discuss how to proceed.
Looking forward to talking with Dr Shuer and his staff soon
Dr. Shuer is a world class Neurosurgeon who performed an excellent surgery and rates an A+in returning messages and answering questions.
He is a caring and thoughtful doctor.
Professional, timely and warm
He is an excellent Doctor! Would highly recommend him and his staff!
he is an excellent and lk a knowledgeable doctor
My experience with the Stanford health team has been excellent.
I love Stanford health. Dr Shure gave me my life back. I’m not in agony anymore. Thank You God Bless You Merry Christmas!
Dr Schuer is the best
I was very impressed with staff, doctors, the timeliness and thoroughness was exceptional- thank you!
Excellent listener and problem solver. Respectful.
Stanford is the best Health Care Provider I have experienced...from my initial phone inquiry for an appointment, including follow-up fast and concise communications through phone, email and MyHealth. The Reception and check-in at the Neurosciences Center for my first appointment was state of the art efficient with hardly any waiting time. Meeting and having a preliminary interview and overview of my condition by NP Candice Lin was very reassuring that uplifted my spirit. Dr. Lawrence Shuer was so accommodating and exuded confidence, expertise and compassion that filled me with trust and hope!
Clear and concise. He, and Dr. Jensen, explained my MRI results clearly and diagnosed my condition.
Awesome team
I am very happy with the care I received there
It was excellent!
Excellent
Dr Shuer has been a great doctor over many years in being my caregiver.
I enjoy Dr.Shuer and appreciate his approach to my continuing treatment. I wish also to praise the excellence of the lady nurse practitioner who interviewed me thoroughly and efficiently before Dr. Shuer entered the scheduled appointment. Alas, I forget the lady's name. Memory is my ultimate issue.
I waited a long time for this appt only to b told he was the wrong foctor
Excellent and outstanding!
Doctor's an staff answered all of my questions and explained everything thoroughly.
Dr. Shuer has been my doctor for many years, and has done a great job with my health
Very good care
I KNOW WE DISAGREE DR SHUER, ME BUT HE IS GREAT DOCTOR, SURGEON, I LOVE HIM, PROUD OF HIM.
very professional
Excellent medical treatment!
Always a great experience. Team is outstanding. Thank you!
The doctor was going to confer with his associates and get back to me with respect to any additional information he felt prudent. I have not yet heard from the doctor but do Hope that he will respond about my concerns and hismeeting with associates.
Dr. Shuer is amazing, he is personable and cares, and great at what he does.
Always impressed with Stanford
Excellent care and service
Very helpful in explaining going on with my health
Very easy to discuss health issues with staff. Extremely prompt.
Dr. Shuer did an extent job of surgery and covered all needed information.
Always VERY VERY NICE! I love this place.
Dr.Shuer is an excellent neurosurgeon with exceptional judgement.
I was given enough time, things were explained very well. All my questions were answered.
Excellent listeners. Kind attention to detail. Ready to find answers as needed. Available for questions.
Dr. Shure, You were very informative. I appreciate you seeing me and for your professional opinion.
He is very capable, professional and a pleasure to work with.
Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.
I have been a Patient of Dr.Shuer for over 40 plus years, and I believe there are none better.
Dr. Shuer has been my treating doctor for many years, initially for the cervical stenosis and just recently for a lumbar microdisectomy on a herniated disc. He and his care team, including but not limited to Candice, are exceptional both as to their kindness and expertise. Dr. Shuer is also a master class in communicating healthy goals without shaming patient’s autonomy to be unfortunately contrarian. Example: I’m an avid, hills and urban street runner despite over the years of continuing spine issues. In each visit, Dr. Shuer always discussed negative impact and alternative activities without embarrassing/shaming me. As Maya Angelou said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.†Thank you team for making me feel respected, cared for and hopeful.
very professional, answered all my question
It was an informative, professional, enlightening, and encouraging. My husband and I were very appreciative of the quality, professionalism, and clarity they provided.
Explaining me all my questions and my concerns. He was listening to us and make us comfortable with our decision.
He is awesome!!!
Dr. Shuer listened to my questions and provided thoughtful feedback.
He is a wonderful doctor and I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Scheur and team are wonderful! Knowledgeable, caring, and talented
Dr Shuer is a wonderful doctor. Thorough, takes the time to explain things, allows time for questions, an excellent surgeon. He and his NP Candace treat their patients with much respect. They are always available if you need them and they remind you of that. Excellent Dr and team. Highly recommend them.
Excellent visit with Dr Shuer. He answered all my questions.
they're the best
Standard level of organization on all levels is unmatched & unlike any other. I've had 3 surgeries different places & Stanford is exceptional.
Any & all questions asked by both NP & neurosurgeon were answered w/0 rush. Ended up being 1.5 hr. appointment w/no boxes unchecked - If any came up I as given direct contact to them both.
He helped with my decision.
Very sure & good experience, was very confident with provider's abilities after initial meeting!
An excellent experience.
I felt truly cared for and understood within regards to my condition!
Dr. Shuer was very nice, easy to talk to and answered questions regarding procedure. Will recommend him to others.
He is an awesome doctor!
I can't say enough about the positive interaction with Dr. Shuer! His valuable insight has allowed me to make a more informed decision about the direction of my care.
First rate care !
I wish Dr. Shuer could be my doctor for everything (internist, orthopedics). NOT cardiologist - I love (love) him too! Stanford is great! Dr. Shuer is so caring.
Dr. Shuer is professional and courteous.
Lots of unknowns w/the brain in general, but doc & nurse pract. made me feel very comfortable about reaching out w/questions.
Dr. Shuer has performed a number of surgeries on me over the years with good results.
The Best !
The entire office, from physician to PAs to nurse's assistants are tremendously helpful. Everyone is terrific.
Always excellent care and all concerns and questions were answered. Dr. Shuer followed up on a future treatment for my meningioma and I fully trust his opinion. He is an exemplary neurosurgeon and so fortunate to be under his care.
I always appreciate Dr. Schuer's willingness to discuss my concerns and alternative s.
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Shuer and his staff to friends and anyone needing his services. He is the BEST!
Dr. Shuer was very good he was outstanding. He was one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He was very helpful in dealing with my health issues.
Excellent experience in talking with this doctor -
Dr. Shuer is amazing.
Very good.
Dr Shuer has been fantastic. It's been a difficult three months since symptoms started to having surgery to post-op.
Dr. Shuer is the best! Give him a RAISE!
Dr. Shier and his team are excellent and I have total confidence in his whole group.
Dr. Shuer explained in detail my options for care/surgery. Additionally, he contacted me a few days after my visit with updates on his findings and a new "plan" for my surgical procedure.
No issues.
Both the Dr. and Intern worked well together, for my health benefit. I still need my appointment for one of my recommended test, i hope it will be on the same day as my CT.
Dr. Shuer is wonderful- I have recommended him to friends with back issues.Could not ask for better care.
very satisfied
Very impressed with Dr. Shuer expertise
Dr. Shuer is an exemplary neurosurgeon.
I feel very fortunate to have had 2 surgeries done by Dr. Shuer.He is the gold standard for doctors. I have found him and his staff to be very caring and informative.
I was supposed to have an x-ray taken at Stanford prior to my appointment, but my drive from Redding, CA took 5 1/2 hours for what should have been a 4-hour drive. I was very disappointed because I felt the x-ray would be the most important part of my discussion with Dr. Shuer. After having my scheduled appointment with Dr. Shuer, he sent me for the x-ray and had me return to discuss it with him. I wasn't kept waiting either for the x-ray, or the second discussion. I have never had a doctor, or facility, be so accommodating. Thank you!
Dr. Shuer has given me my life back. I suppose that is why we sought him out! However, from the very beginning he took the time to simply explain to me my circumstance to included me in my care. From before surgery, through surgery and recovery (which includes through today) Dr. Shuer has been there to carefully listen, advise, and CARE for me. The level at which he cared for me has exceeded any expectation my husband and I could have had. He sets the standard for exemplary care.
Never addressed symptoms!
Dr Lawerence Shuer is the best surgeon!
Dr. Shuer was great.
Dr. Shuer was very professional and explained my options thoroughly.
I had the best a person could ask for. They did the very best they could because we didn't know what was wrong.
I was most impressed that I was shown the image of my own brain and the relative position of my meningioma. I am relieved moving forward. Thank you very much.
Dr Shuer and the "fellow" with him (Michael) were both very good. Explained things and gave me good advise.
Dr. Shuer has been a great doctor over many years, with my health care.
Dr. Shuer is gentle, professional, caring, and of course extremely talented. And on time! A model physician.
Have always been very impressed with Dr. Shuer, as has my daughter who usually accompanies me.
Dr. Shuer & staff are wonderful. I brag about how amazing he is - They are.
Dr. Shuer is an excellent doctor. Among the best!
Very kind and explained everything
Dr. Shuer & P/A nurse assistant always spend a great deal of time & are VERY through & compassionate.
Dr. Shuer as always been very helpful.
Perfect experience.
Dr. Shuer is excellent. Kind, considerate, and sensitive to patients needs. His resident that I saw will make a very good neurosurgeon.
Dr. Shuer is very thorough, caring an amazing clinician and surgeon.
I think that Dr. Lawrence Shuer is a wonderful surgeon and a very nice fellow.
Dr Shuer and Candace were very patient with me. This has been causing a lot of stress in my life and I know it shows in my demeanor. I'm so very grateful to have found this doctor who can help me and direct me to others who can help me.
Dr.Shuer & his team saved my life!
The nurse was very caring but I felt the doctor brushed my concerns aside & minimized my experience. I also did not feel confident in his expertise of my condition after we spoke.
good
Our experience in this place & with the doctors & all the personnel has been the maximum very professional.
Very pleasant & was very comfortable with staff & doctor.
Dr. Shuer and Nurse Practitioner Lin were both wonderful.
Both Dr. Shuer & NP Sheryly. Always spend a great deal of time with me. Very pleased with the quality of care I receive.
The doctor & assistant spend a fair amount of time to tell the diagnose and give some suggestion for treatment.
I was very scared, very nervous everyone was so re assuring and really truly listened to me I did not feel as if I were being rushed as if the clinician only had 15 minutes. So very caring.
I have great faith in Dr. Shuer and his nurse practitioners' abilities.
The doctor and the nurse practitioner were very thorough.
MD was patient, good listener. Gave thorough explanations.
Both Dr. Shuer and Candice Osuga made my visit educational, but calming. It makes a difference when you know they care about you as a person and want what's best.
Dr. Shuer and his team combine the highest medical expertise with wonderful kindness and patience. I trust his medical judgment and recommendations.
I have recommended Dr. Shuer to several friends who have complained about back problems.
Both dr. & NP have never been in a hurry, always spend enough time explaining & on treatment.
Very good.
Excellent visit with an outstanding physician. Dr. Shuer provided me with expert care and compassion. I am much improved due to the thorough examination and treatment recommendations
Excellent care all around. Best medical care by far.
Dr. Shuer is the absolute best in every way.
I felt everyone truly cared about my condition and Shelley was exceptionally compassionate.
Dr. Shuer is excellent. He took my case even one step further to confer with the team there and they agreed with his diagnosis and course of action.
Dr. Shuer has been an excellent doctor and my experience w/how and his staff have been extremely positive. He removed a spinal tumor from my neck in 2012 and he ALWAYS. Thoroughly explains my MRI results explicitly.
The best!!!
Helped me re: overall health evaluation ? Thank you!
I am very fortunate to have the care of Dr. Shuer and his team.
Dr. Shuer and Shelley (NP) were both very attentive and patient with answering my questions and concerns. Both Shelley and Candice respond to my messages via MyHealth Online promptly and thoroughly, which I really appreciate.
Excellent experience, with plenty of opportunity for questions.
I had a nice expreance
Dr. Shuer is a great dr. and as a person a good friend he showed much interest he did good things for me the surgery went well I now lead a normal life. After surgery he kept me informed what to expect very friendly, and skilled. Very good experiences.
Dr. Shuer is my "medical rock star"! Love Candace!
Confidence in your health care provides contributes to healing and overall success -
The reason I came from Utah to Stanford. Dr. Shuer & his team.
Dr. Shuer is very knowledgeable & thorough. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a neurosurgeon.
Best doctor.
Elizabeth and Dr. Shuer were awesome this visit as they always are.
It was clear I was in very good hands. I knew I was going get better.
Dr. Shuer & his staff are the BEST team we've encountered @ Stanford and we have interfaced with MANY.
I have recommended Dr. Shuer to two friends already.
I had mixed feeling about what Dr. Shuer was going to do, but he explained what he would be doing, and laid any fears to rest.
In may own experience is so good I have the best doctor for my surgery. he is the best.
Dr Shuer was dismissive, callous, indifferent towards my concerns. Dr. Shuer.
Happy with care.
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Shuer as my physician-he is the best!!
Never rushed during appt.
Dr. Shuer was very patient and knowledgeable in describing the problem. I felt confident in his plans to remedy the situation. Candice explained thing so well and made me feel that this was the place to be to have surgery. She helped to make appts. lab work and surgery date.
I felt very comfortable when he explained everything to me.
I have already recommended Dr. Shuer to several people.
The Dr Shuer, really impressed me when he informed me that surgery would be very painful. He made sure to repeat it, so I would believe him. Very Very nice and helpful Doctorand his staff.
Dr. Shuer is the best at communicating clear concise details of the diagnosis and surgery
It was another excellent experience with both Dr. Shuer and Candice Lin -
Dr. Shyer is obviously a highly skilled and extremely intelligent doctor I have the utmost confidence in him.
Informative and professional
Dr Shuer is an incredibly talented surgeon. He also has a fantastic bedside manner. His NP Shelley Stratford is also very knowledgable snd shows her real concern for Patients. They both treated me with the utmost attention and care.
My condition was not resolved. (However the purpose of the visit was to ascertain whether or not surgery was a likely path. That was carefully considered. What's next is a bit foggy.)
Dr. Shuerr and all of his assistants are fabulous.
Could not ask for more - exceptional.
Dr. Shuer and his nurse practitioner Candice Sugalin are the best!!
Dr. Shuer answered my questions and explained his assessment.
Staff very caring & friendly.
All very good.
This is a first class provider!
Have the highest regard and confidence in Dr. Shuer's conservative approach to my condition.
I think Dr. Shuer is the best.
Dr. Shuer is wonderful.
First time I saw this doctor!
Excellent communicator.
Dr. maybe intelligent, but was dismissive, didn't take the time to explain his conclusions, seemed to busy to care.
No medications discussed.
Great to be able to access providers via email; very good resource to handle questions and concerns in a timely way.
Interesting to be able to get exam/service from same doctor over 15 year period.
I just saw Dr. Shuer and his assistant.
Very positive experience.
Very satisfied - courteous and professional health care provider.
My overall experience is one of supreme gratitude and thanks to a great dr. & neurosurgery team.
No medication necessary - referred to Stanford pain mgt.
More explanation needed to my condition in detail.
Great.
Dr. Shuer always makes me feel comfortable.
Dr. Shuer explained in easy to understand terms why I need surgery and what to expect. He showed sympathy for my problem.

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