Lynn Marie Westphal, M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinologist, Fertility specialist, Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility) at Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Lynn Marie Westphal, M.D., FACOG, graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University, earned her M.D. degree at Stanford University, and did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA and Stanford University. She did a fellowship in molecular biology at Stanford University and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at UCSF.

Dr. Westphal joined the full-time faculty at Stanford University in 1998 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Director of the Fertility Preservation Program, Director of the Third Party Reproduction Program, and Director of the REI Fellowship. Her interest in fertility preservation for cancer survivors led her to set up one of the first oocyte cryopreservation programs in the country. She has held numerous national leadership positions and was the President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine from 2008-2009. She was the Director of Women’s Health at Stanford from 2005-2012. In 2012, she co-founded the Stanford Center for Health Research on Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) and served as co-director of the program for two years.
4.5 out of 5
57 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

Fertility Preservation Program

Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1991) CA
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center (1989) CA
  • Internship: UCLA Medical Center (1988) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1987) CA
  • Board Certification: Reprod. Endocrinology and Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1997)
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1993)
  • Fellowship, UCSF, REI (1995)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Endocrinology - Molecular Bio. (1993)
  • Doctoral, Stanford University, Medicine (1987)

Honors & Awards

  • Preserving Fertility in Cancer Patients, Telly Award (2005)

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellowship Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2005 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Women's Health and Sex Differences Scholarly Application (2006 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2006 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center (2007 - Present)
  • Director, Women's Health - Stanford (2005 - 2012)
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Health Research on Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (2012 - 2014)

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Friendliness

4.5

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.5

Listens

4.5

Includes you in decisions

4.6

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Felt like I was a box to check rather than a person to this doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

She answered all my questions and explained further info and made me feel comfortable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Love the fact she is always available when needed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Westphal spent a lot of time with us on a consultation and explained things well. She was extremely informative and I would highly recommend her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I felt like Dr. Westphal was always in a rush to get to the next appointment; I rarely spent more than 10-15 min. w/her. Felt very rushed.

4.5 out of 5
57 Patient Ratings
6 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Felt like I was a box to check rather than a person to this doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

She answered all my questions and explained further info and made me feel comfortable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Love the fact she is always available when needed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Westphal spent a lot of time with us on a consultation and explained things well. She was extremely informative and I would highly recommend her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I felt like Dr. Westphal was always in a rush to get to the next appointment; I rarely spent more than 10-15 min. w/her. Felt very rushed.