Jacqueline Tsai, MD, FACS

Breast surgeon, General surgeon

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery

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Dr Jacqueline Tsai is a board certified general surgeon who completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Stanford and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all breast diseases and cancer. She is a breast surgical oncologist at Stanford Women's Cancer Center and has experience and interest in all types of breast surgery, including breast conservation, oncoplastic surgery and nipple sparing procedures to provide optimal cosmetic outcomes for all patients. Prior to joining the team at Stanford, she practiced in New York City at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens in the field of breast surgery.

Dr Tsai strives to provide compassionate, expert, evidence-based care for all patients. She works closely with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to help patients achieve both the optimal oncologic surgery as well as the desired cosmetic outcomes that patients desire. She is also involved in clinical trials that aim to improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients with breast cancer.

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Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2019)
  • Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Dept of Surgery (2016) CA
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center (2015) NY
  • Medical Education: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Office of the Registrar (2008) NJ


Clinical Trials

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Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Practice Locations

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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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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(50 reviews)

Dr Tsai is such an understanding and considerate surgeon.
I’ve already said she’s an excellent doctor. I respect her very much.
I really appreciated Dr. Tsai's clear explanations of the imagining and biopsy results, and her input was important for me to decide whether or not to have surgery. Dr. Tsai also allowed me to ask many questions regarding my medical history to see if they would influence any decisions.
I am greatful to have Dr Tsai on my Team during this breast cancer journey she is kind knowledgeable considers all aspects of treatment
I think Dr. Tsai is an excellent doctor.
She’s thorough and easy to speak with and understand
Wonderful staff, very caring, very clear and ghotough
Doctors were very helpful and kind.
Dr Tsai takes the time to explain procedures. She is very warm and compassionate
Dr.Tsai showed so much care to me. She is very thoughtful that her office tried to arrange my ultrasound visit on the same day! I really appreciate!
She is excellent. Listened carefully, explained things well, and was very respectful of all my questions.
Very little wait time to see the surgeon. Both doctors were knowledgeable and very professional. I felt comfortable and very well cared for.
Dr Tsai is very thorough and compassionate. I highly recommend her
Amazingly compassionate, caring, professional, timely and knowledgeable.
Very accomplished and not dismissive
Dr Tsai is very knowledgeable!
I’m always very comfortable and reassured with visits with Dr. Tsai
Easy to understand. She was also relaxed which made me relax.
I have always recommended Stanford
Everyone was very caring and professional
Dr. Tsai too time to carefully review my images and explain options to me. She even answered questions my support person asked.
Dr. Tsai and the entire Stanford team are top notch in caring for me during my mastectomy. Originally, I was planning to have my procedure done at Sutter in San Mateo. I came to Stanford originally to only get a second opinion. Upon meeting with Dr. Tsai, I decided to switch right away and I am glad I did. I know now i would not have gotten the kind of care I did at Stanford if I went with Sutter. I am very grateful for the Stanford team, Dr Tsai amd Dr. Zena Knight.
We love Dr. Tsai. She did a great job on my breast cancer surgery and has also helped us get in touch with a liver oncologist.
Dr. Jackie Tsai has impeccable communication skills. She can explain complex concepts and medical conditions with clarity and answer all questions with solid knowledge. She has good listening skills and shows empathy while respecting a patient being capable of handling meaningful and intelligent discussion and put things into perspective including life of quality, treatment options, and risk management, etc.
Dr Tsai is kind and considerate and so is her staff
This was my 2nd visit with Dr Tsai in a span of 2 mos. I requested a face to face appt because a video chat is not a realistic one with a surgeon. I was happy that Dr Tsai took time to accommodate my request
Comfortable talking with doctors , staffs
Dr. Tsai is a great doctor who listens carefully and explains things very well. She's a great doctor!
She's the best! That's why I drive three hours each way to see her!
She’s a great doctor. She calls and answers messages and is attentive and caring. And obviously knows her craft
Dr Tsai is a caring person
She is a excellent doctor!
Dr.Tsai was very professional and clear.
I really enjoy her as a physician. She takes the time to listen to me and that is important.
Will definitely recommend it to my friends
Already stated. She's wonderful!
This appt. was our first visit. I was very impressed with the doctor and staff.
She was very professional, welcoming and through.
Dr. Tsai and her staff were very caring. They took the time to explain things well. I felt like I was in very good hands.
Can’t get any better
We thank Dr. Tsai for her competence and good care.
Was put at ease with answers provided by provider well worth my drive.
We live far away 2.5 hours on a good day. I had scheduled my mammogram & Dr. Tsai @ 2 p.m. Luckily she was able to see me earlier and get me in and out ahead of traffic home!!
The doctor is very friendly and at the same time very professional. I felt so comfortable and relieved because of Dr. Tsai.
Dr. Tsai is an excellent communicator, exceptionally thorough.
Dr. Tsai is a great doctor. I love how she takes the time to answer my questions.
Excellent, thorough, really helped me make an educated decision.
Excellent care.
Dr. Tsai was great.
Dr. Tsai was wonderful. She explained my condition & my options. She also shared my image as well as diagrams to help me understand. I came for second opinion & am staying w/Dr. Tsai for my care.

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