Amanda Wheeler

Amanda Wheeler

Surgical oncologist, Breast surgeon

Bio:   Dr. Amanda J. Wheeler is a board certified surgeon who specializes in the surgical management of breast disease.

She completed her general surgical residency at Stanford University. To further her career in the treatment of breast cancer she was awarded a Surgical Society of Oncology accredited fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at the Harvard affiliated hospitals; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is actively involved in clinical research and serves on the Education Committee for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Her published research includes; the impact of screening mammography on the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer, utilization of breast MRI, the link between obesity and breast cancer and risk factors among the African American population for breast cancer. She has also written multiple chapters in leading textbooks and collaborated with other nationally recognized experts at MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Stanford University and Harvard University.

Dr. Wheeler previously was the Medical Director of the Meridian Park Legacy Breast Cancer Program and was in private practice in Portland, Oregon for five years before returning to Stanford. She enjoys playing golf, painting and yoga.
4.8 out of 5
288 Patient Ratings
60 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 in Palo Alto

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

Professional Education

  • Fellowship, Harvard Cancer Institute: MGH, BWH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Breast Surgical Oncology (2009)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2008)
  • Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Dept of Surgery (2008) CA
  • Internship: Maricopa Medical Center (2003) AZ
  • Medical Education: Oregon Health Science University (2002) OR

Administrative Appointments

  • Education Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons (2009 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I think that Dr. Wheeler is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Mrs. Wheeler is a wonderful person: I would have enjoyed having her for my surgeon if may medical insurance allowed it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Wheeler is an excellent physician. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she is very engaged during our visits.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My husband & I are so impressed with Dr. Amanda Wheeler. She is everything "good" we could ask for in a doctor - Kind, friendly, informative and caring. There is no other surgeon I would want to operate on me and I would recommend her and Stanford to everyone I know.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Wheeler is amazing. She is kind, caring, and very informative. I felt very comfortable.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Provider had a kind and caring personality. I felt comfortable with provider.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I was impressed by Dr. Wheeler, she gave me confidence and helped me relax - I choose her recommendation because she is so good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Helped alleviate concerns related to my medical problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

When the Dr. did the first needle biopsy it was very painful. she stopped and administered more numbing meds. The other two needle biopsy passes were not painful. I was told to ice the area and take Motrin. I did both but still had pain and bruising.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Wheeler is outstanding ? brilliant and compassionate. I felt extremely comfortable being in her care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Wheeler did an excellent job on my breast. It did not even hurt that much and the wound is healing really nicely. I cannot appreciate enough for her work. I feel extremely lucky to have her as my surgeon.

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4.8 out of 5
288 Patient Ratings
60 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I think that Dr. Wheeler is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Mrs. Wheeler is a wonderful person: I would have enjoyed having her for my surgeon if may medical insurance allowed it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Wheeler is an excellent physician. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she is very engaged during our visits.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My husband & I are so impressed with Dr. Amanda Wheeler. She is everything "good" we could ask for in a doctor - Kind, friendly, informative and caring. There is no other surgeon I would want to operate on me and I would recommend her and Stanford to everyone I know.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Wheeler is amazing. She is kind, caring, and very informative. I felt very comfortable.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Provider had a kind and caring personality. I felt comfortable with provider.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I was impressed by Dr. Wheeler, she gave me confidence and helped me relax - I choose her recommendation because she is so good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Helped alleviate concerns related to my medical problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

When the Dr. did the first needle biopsy it was very painful. she stopped and administered more numbing meds. The other two needle biopsy passes were not painful. I was told to ice the area and take Motrin. I did both but still had pain and bruising.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Wheeler is outstanding ? brilliant and compassionate. I felt extremely comfortable being in her care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Wheeler did an excellent job on my breast. It did not even hurt that much and the wound is healing really nicely. I cannot appreciate enough for her work. I feel extremely lucky to have her as my surgeon.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have good experience seeing Dr. Wheeler. She is very professional, care, and give enough time to answer question. She is a doctor that I would recommend. Thank you Dr. Wheeler and her team.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I think my doctor has been providing decent treatment over years but I can't help but feeling that the way she treats my health problem is somewhat superficial. The time we spend at a meeting is generally short, and most importantly, even after I got bad test results, I have never had a follow up call from her. Her nurse usually calls me notifying the news and that's it. I always want to hear more details of my health condition and discuss with her what potential I have for future treatments.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

She should teach other health care personnels/or others should learn from Dr. Wheeler how to communicate with patients. Amazing doctor w/ expertise and his compassion.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Wheeler has terrible bed side manner. Was so rude just before my surgery. Did not want to even answer my questions. Too big of a hurry! Dr. Wheeler.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Made decisions easy by putting process & procedure in terms that I could understand. Answered all questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Wheeler is efficient, caring, concerned, informative and systematic. I am fortunate to have her as my surgeon.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Answered all questions, never felt rushed, aware of my condition and concerns.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent customer service by staff. Dr. Wheeler made me feel comfortable answered all of my questions. I will recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Compassionate, informative, professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

The BEST doctor: attentive, caring, compassionate, great listener, easy to talk to, and above all an amazing human being. Thank you for having her as part your team.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Wheeler saved my life and she is a great surgeon. However she lacks compassion and people skills. Several times rude.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Wheelor was/is an absolute pleasure to have as my provider. She is an amazing surgeon and an even better human being. I am truly indebited to her for he help!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Excellent care in all areas.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Wheeler gave a excellent detailed description of tumor and the best way to treat it from surgery to follow on.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I have searched for a provider who resonated with me. Amanda Wheeler does that.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Very good surgeon! Could explain better with more detail & length & slow down.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Highly sophisticated assessment of my health issue

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

A doctor with a "heart." Amazing, compassionate, smart and kind. Deeply touched by her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Great experienced very positive, reassuring & comprehensive descriptions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Wheeler made me feel very confident that I am in the best place to take care of my medical issue.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

On the morning of surgery, I asked the dr about an ultra sound that she ordered because of another area of concern in my breast. She said that I had received the results (which I had not) and that it was a lump that I felt, she never felt it. That contradicts what she told me in the office when I went in for her to check it. At that time, she said "yes, I do feel something different than what I felt the first time". As I was being prepped to go in to surgery this made me feel a little uncomfortable. I'm sure she is a very busy person and doesn't remember every patient and every problem, but still didn't make me feel reassured.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Entire staff wonderful. NP Jenny from plastic surgery department. And Amanda Wheeler.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Wheeler is excellent specialist and a very nice person.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The best care I've ever experienced!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

They're good, friendly & approachable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very good experience. I love Dr. Wheeler. Truly the BEST.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Amanda was great and used vocabulary that I could understand.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

The most impressive part of Dr. Wheeler is her ability to explain & ease my condition.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Very impressed by physician's competence and care for patients, very friendly, too. Would highly recommend.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

My care provider is nice, good and approachable & she explain it to me good & clear.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Wheeler was very pleasant and thorough. Made me feel safe - everything would be OK.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

We were VERY impressed w/Dr. Wheeler's oncology experience and level of interest in my health & family history. Loved her! She saved me from having an un-necessary mastectomy. Thank God for her!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Wheeler is a wonderful doctor. I will recommend her to my friends and relatives.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. was very caring & professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Wheeler is a very caring person. After she performed my biopsy. She gave me her time to look at the stitches and how they were healing a couple of days later. She also went over my results personally.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Wheeler is an excellent doctor. She is caring and slows a great deal of interest in her patients needs.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I feel very confident with care & concern of Dr. Wheeler.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very good condition experience.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Felt very reassured and in good hands.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very kind, showed much concern.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I saw several providers that day. All were excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Wheeler impressed me with her ability to explain my options completely with compassion, patience and even humor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Wheeler was genuinely concerned and supportive. She handled my timely and desperate position with calm, commitment, confidence, resourcefulness, time-sensitive urgency, and action.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

The care I received was top notch.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Wheeler is knowledgeable, caring and simply awesome.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very nice. Wonderful bedside manner. Very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Wheeler was professional, comes across as competent AND caring. She has good energy.