Irene Wapnir

Surgical oncologist, Breast surgeon

Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.8 out of 5
139 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Professional Education

  • Internship: Lincoln Med and Mental Hlth Ctr (1981) NY
  • Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (1988) NJ
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1986)
  • Residency: New York Medical College (1985) NY
  • Medical Education: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (1980) Mexico
  • MD, Universidad A. Metropolitana, Medicine (1980)
  • BA, Goucher College, Biological Sciences (1975)

Honors & Awards

  • Visiting Scholar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (2012)
  • Publications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons (2010-present)
  • Protocol Chair Breast Cancer Local Recurrence Trial, NSABP (2006)
  • Working Group Breast Committee, NSABP (2000)
  • Awards Committee, Assoc Women Surgeons (2004)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief of Breast Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology (2005 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Wapnir is fantastic!! She along with Dr. Carlson & the staff at Stanford saved my life. I am a 13 yr breast cancer survivor thanks to them!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I have already been praising my experience to anyone with health issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Already recommended Dr. Wapnir to all my sisters and friends. We love Dr. Wapnir. I donate to Stanford every year because of her excellent care -

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I'm pleased w/my dr. except I would like a phone call after my blood tests.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I have complete confidence in Dr. Wapnir. My experience with Stanford Breast Center has been outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I felt that Dr. Wapnir really listened to me and thoroughly explained potential next steps.

SHC Patient, May 2014

She seemed to genuinely care about me/her patients, but seemed to have an agenda around her preferred treatment/studies.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Irene Wapnir is an extraordinary doctor, highly professional caring, attentive, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Wapnir is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Response to all questions after the appt. was very prompt.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Excellent surgeon, but just "OK" bedside manner.

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4.8 out of 5
139 Patient Ratings
13 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Wapnir is fantastic!! She along with Dr. Carlson & the staff at Stanford saved my life. I am a 13 yr breast cancer survivor thanks to them!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I have already been praising my experience to anyone with health issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Already recommended Dr. Wapnir to all my sisters and friends. We love Dr. Wapnir. I donate to Stanford every year because of her excellent care -

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I'm pleased w/my dr. except I would like a phone call after my blood tests.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I have complete confidence in Dr. Wapnir. My experience with Stanford Breast Center has been outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I felt that Dr. Wapnir really listened to me and thoroughly explained potential next steps.

SHC Patient, May 2014

She seemed to genuinely care about me/her patients, but seemed to have an agenda around her preferred treatment/studies.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Irene Wapnir is an extraordinary doctor, highly professional caring, attentive, and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Wapnir is the BEST.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Response to all questions after the appt. was very prompt.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Excellent surgeon, but just "OK" bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

I love Dr. Wapnir. She is very nice to me.