Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

Melinda L. Telli, M.D.

Medical oncologist, Breast specialist

4.9 out of 5
227 Patient Ratings
67 Patient Comments

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Breast Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Biology, with Distinction (1996)
  • M.D., George Washington University, Medicine, with Distinction (2002)
  • Residency, Stanford University, Internal Medicine (2005)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Medical Oncology (2008)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)
  • Board Certification: Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2015)

Honors & Awards

  • Career Catalyst Research Award, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2012)
  • Champion Award, Triple Step Toward the Cure (2015)
  • Fellowship Award, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2008)
  • Komen Leadership Award, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2015)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • Nadia's Gift, Nadia's Gift Foundation (2015)
  • New Investigator Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2011)
  • Oncology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2009)

Administrative Appointments

  • Breast Cancer Guidelines Panel, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2014 - Present)
  • Breast Cancer Maintenance of Certification Working Group, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2013 - 2014)
  • Breast Oncology Protocol Review Committee Co-Chair, Stanford University (2015 - Present)
  • Komen Scholar, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (2015 - Present)
  • Medical Oncology SEP Committee, American Board of Internal Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Program Committee, ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium (2010 - 2013)
  • Scientific Program Committee, Triple Negative Breast Cancer/Cytotoxics/Local Therapy, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2010 - 2013)
  • Scientific Review Committee, Stanford Cancer Institute (2016 - Present)

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5.0

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

5.0

Recommended to others

3.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Telli was so thorough & professional. She took her time and answered all my questions. She was able to provide studies to reinforce her recommendations for my care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I love the dr.!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Excellent care in explaining options that were easy to understand and explaining details and status of my prognosis.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Telli is professional, warm, and caring - an IDEAL care provider!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Have always had good experiences/contacts at this facility.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Telli, Josh and Pei-ter are a great and compassionate team.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Telli provides reassurance and is very knowledgeable on treatment of breast cancer.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Telli is the best physician - she explained - everything thoroughly and was very patient.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Telli is the most compassionate and kind doctor I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Melinda Telli is a saint - no, really!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

They make me feel confident in asking about any concern I have.

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4.9 out of 5
227 Patient Ratings
67 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Telli was so thorough & professional. She took her time and answered all my questions. She was able to provide studies to reinforce her recommendations for my care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I love the dr.!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Excellent care in explaining options that were easy to understand and explaining details and status of my prognosis.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Telli is professional, warm, and caring - an IDEAL care provider!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Have always had good experiences/contacts at this facility.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Telli, Josh and Pei-ter are a great and compassionate team.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Telli provides reassurance and is very knowledgeable on treatment of breast cancer.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Telli is the best physician - she explained - everything thoroughly and was very patient.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Telli is the most compassionate and kind doctor I have ever met.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Melinda Telli is a saint - no, really!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

They make me feel confident in asking about any concern I have.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Telli is a fantastic doctor. She has a very good bedside manner and very caring.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Love Dr. Telli!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very caring, outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Thanks to these doctors, this place and their care I'm still alive. Thank you.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I needed to discuss doctor's recommendation in more detail and to ask several significant questions. The follow-up by doctor after the appt. was poor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Telli always provides a complete evaluation, not just related to the purpose of the visit. She is the perfect blend of the art and science of medicine.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Telli is great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Explained things very clearly. Drew diagrams to explain.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Telli is a truly wonderful physician. She has genuine care and concern and we are very grateful to be in her care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Telli is wonderful and her fellow is equally as talented.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Telli very compassionate & kind. Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Telli is excellent, as are Greg (her intern) Larissa & Kiran. All very good at explaining my diagnosis, medications & what to expect!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr Telli and staff are wonderful. Well worth the drive from Reno!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Exceptionally high level of compassion; provided a very clear rationale for next steps in my medical care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Telli is technically an excellent oncologist, but the human side of her approach puts her in a completely different class of other doctor's I've encountered. She is truly spectacular.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Telli and her associate spent a good deal of time w/ me in examination, analysis and preparation of a Tx. plan, and later in their explanations of this plan. I had a very good experience w/ Dr. Telli and her team.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Telli is professional, caring. Very happy to have her on my corner.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Telli and Larissa are the best. My husband felt so well informed & supported he said he wish that he had had a tape of the conversation.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Telli is by far the finest doc. I have ever dealt with as cared for by heaps of empathy and delightful person! I have considerable experience with Stanford across several disciplines - She is THE BEST.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I love Dr. Telli - she saved my life.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Telli is great. She also has a wonderful touch. We (my husband comes with) travel quite a ways to see her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I have much confidence in Doctor Telli, Melinda because she doesn't leave me without treatment.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

These "very good" are all true. Dr.Waprin & Dr.Telli & their staff were terrific.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Telli is fantastic care provider. I highly recommend her and thankful to have her as my Oncologist after a long search.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Extremely informative & pleasant -

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Telli excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Both Dr. Telli and Dr. Afghahi are helpful and willing to discuss any questions I have. I am in a clinic trial with them but wish I were able to transfer all of my care. However, distant makes that impossible.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Telli is an amazing doctor!! I can't say enough good about her.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Wonderful experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

This was the first time I had met Dr. Telli. I found her to be very knowledgeable, professional, caring, intelligent, clear and pleasant to deal with.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I feel comfortable and I have trust in Dr. Telli, which gives me peace of mind.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

My team take very good care of me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Extremely pleased with Dr. Telli & Stanford on the whole.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Telli is amazing. So professional, yet compassionate and encouraging.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Melinda Telli has just the right balance of intelligent, specific knowledge and the ability to convey it in terms we could understand. Great "bedside" manner. TOTALLY professional.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I always feel fully satisfied that I have been completely understood & given excellent treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent Dr. Telli is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Telli is what every Dr. should be. She is wonderful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Telli is an excellent care provider, very knowledgeable, up-to-date, caring, easy to understand.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

She is my life line to emotional and health care.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Telli is very kind, informative and empathetic. She has an excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Telli should be cloned - all drs. should be her. She is wonderful!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Telli was wonderful. I came to her for a second opinion and she was much more helpful than my regular doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Melinda Telli is exceptional. I would never go back to my previous oncologist. I totally trust her & think she's an outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Telli is an amazing listener, a warm & engaging person, & solution-focused.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Telli made decision for treatment & explained why.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Telli spent quality time with me and covered all my concerns. I felt very comforted by her manner and knowledge.

SHC Patient, May 2014

My provider is great!! Always makes me feel I am HER main concern - And my total well being - Not just the cancer.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Telli is everything we hoped for & more.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I love Melinda Telli and all of her staff -- She is a very compassionate doctor & spends a great deal of time w/me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Both the PA & Dr. Telli were very clean & helpful in explaining options to me.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Telli and her staff are the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very good.