Biography


John Montgomery Yost, MD, MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology at Stanford Health Care and the Director of the Nail Disorders Clinic. After attending medical school at the University of Michigan, he completed his residency at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include nail disorders, tumors of the nail apparatus, nail surgery, longitudinal melanonychia, brittle nail disease, and inflammatory nail disorders.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Residency: New York University Dermatology Residency NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2014)
  • Medical Education: University of Michigan Medical School (2010) MI
  • Internship: Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center MI
  • Masters in Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Epidemiology
  • BA, Bowdoin College, Summa cum laude

Honors & Awards
  • Fulbright Scholar - Hamburg, Germany, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
  • Morris Leider Award for Excellence in Dermatology, New York University Langone Medical Center The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology (2014)
  • National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha (2009-Present)

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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City ,
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General Dermatology Clinic ,
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Alliance Medical Group ,
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Skin Cancer Program ,
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(DEACTIVATED) Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto ,
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Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto ,
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Stanford Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program ,
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Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center ,
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(DEACTIVATED) General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City ,
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(123 reviews)

I will definitely recommend Dr. Yost.
Only because Dr. Yost is there once a month. It is inconvenient and I was told that he is always behind on his appointment times. I did not experience this with anyone in your breast cancer floor. Having to wait over two hours to see the doctor is reason enough to not recommend Dr. Yost.
Dr Yost and his intern were very nice and concerned for my well being
Dr. Yost was terrific - knowledgeable, caring, thorough, friendly, professional.
Dr Yost was both compassionate as well as competent - a rare combination.
I was glad I went. Dr. Yost knew more about psoriasis than my primary care or the dermatologist. I felt relieved.
Dr. Yost is an excellent physician! Truly one of the best!
Very charming doctor with a new theory about what's going on. I should have asked him to show me the x-ray so I could see what he thinks the issue is. (He described it briefly.) I had mentioned a couple of things to the nurse practitioner and the resident that I forgot to ask him - that's my bad, but also indicates that either they didn't enter those notes or he didn't read them before coming in.
care provider stayed with me during the POT process and talked with me which made the time go by faster than if I had been left by myself during the treatment.
I am very pleased with the experience. Dr. Yost and his team demonstrated excellent care, warm interaction and clear instruction.
Dr. Yost is an amazing doctor. took excellent care of my thumb when no one else could figure out how to fix it
Dr. Yost is amazing, i only wish he had more available appointments.
MD was wonderful
Dr. Yost is a premier example of professional care. I always feel at ease with him during injections even when he delegates the task to the resident nurse. I like how he follows up with 'how are you's' with meaningful questions and concerns. I believe this is called bedside manner, yes that's it, he is like the pillow!
Dr. Jost and Sierra were fantastic. I am sorry to see him go.
Dr. Yoest has been an exceptional part of my overall health advocate team. He is friendly, highly professional, and an excellent communicator. I am extremely glad to have him as part of my medical team.
Dr. Yost is the best! I wish he were staying in the practice.
Dr. Yost is a great doctor. He does a thorough exam of my skin. He patiently listens and answers any of my concerns.
Very professional, knowledgable and personable
Dr. Yost is wonderful. In addition to being very personable, he really listens to his patients and make every effort to answer all questions and to follow up on any concerns. I am really going to miss him.
Dr. Yost is excellent, the most thorough Dermatologist that I have ever gone to. He has found cancers of mine that other Doctors were unable to uncover.
Dr. Yost fab in all respects!
I love doctor Yost!!
Dr. Yost is very professional and caring. His knowledge of the condition, procedure and outcome was great.
dr Yost was excellent. so was dr wang
Great communicator; friendly, put patient at ease about procedure; trusting
Dr. Yost is wonderful!
Dr. Yost is outstanding - Both as a clinician & as a communicator. Highly recommend.
Dr Yost is kind and easy to talk to.
im always happy with my visit with Dr. Yost. hes brilliant !
Dr Yost was very professional and caring and spent time explaining the condition and treatment and caring for the condition when I went home. He answered all our questions and performed the procedure expertly. The procedure was painless and I have had no pain at all.
I think the world of Dr. Yost as my dermatologist.
Dr. Yost does not declare - he discusses.
Dr. Montgomery is the most thorough dermatologist I have ever had.
Both Dr. Yost and Sierra, NP are both very professional and friendly. They both listen attentively to any questions or comments and thoroughly answer and explain things.
Dr. Yost is great - extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful and kind
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Dr. Yost is kind, polite, caring and well-informed. I feel he gave me excellent care!
I was very pleasantly surprised at how I was cared for by Dr. Yost. He was friendly, patient, and professional. He spent lots of time answering my (many) questions, and didn't seem distracted or annoyed that I continued to have more questions. I really appreciated that Dr. Yost didn't have a computer screen between us (the nurse was taking notes, but Dr. Yost looked me in the eye, which I really appreciated!). He gave me a thorough exam, explained all of my options, and made me feel comfortable.
The nurse & physician are excellent in warm sensitive care with patient listening. Both provide complete information & instruction.
Dr. Yost is wonderful. He is funny and caring, and he listens to my questions before answering.
Excellent
Dr. Yost is wonderfully attentive. He takes the time to listen and offers thoughtful interventions.
On this first visit, Dr informed that I would have to schedule another appointment to do the actual minor surgery since he did not have necessary team to assist him on this date. This was done with next app't scheduled shortly thereafter. Some effort was involved with this so I appreciated it.
John Yoest is fantastic, I very much appreciate his approach and genuine concern for my well being.
he is fabulous! who knew that a dr who specializes in 'nails' even existed! keep him around!
As someone who has had melanoma, I have seen many dermatologists. Dr. Yost outshines them all. I am particularly happy that he takes my melanoma history seriously and asks to see me every six months rather than once a year. He gets rid of the pre-cancerous lesions and always explains the nature of the various other skin issues I have, unlike many other dermatologists who simply say, "That's nothing to worry about." I feel that I am in very good hands with Dr. Yost.
Dr. Yost is considerate and really intelligent.
In my life time I have seen many doctors, Dr. Yost is in the top three best doctors I have ever seen.
Dr. Yost gave me a thorough body exam. He took his time and listened & explained any concerns - I never felt rushed and he was professional & friendly -
Dr Yost and his assistant are very good.
Dr. Yost and R.N. Sierra (I missed her last name) are a great team. Efficient, friendly and professional. This was one of my most pleasant healthcare experiences.
Dr. Yost is wonderful! He is very caring, friendly, professional and and amazing doctor. He has taken care of my medical problems with great interest and concern. I have full confidence in him and will definitely recommend him to others. He is an incredible human being and one of my favorite doctors at Stanford!
Dr. Yost is extremely personable, knowledgeable and skilled.
Dr. Yost cannot be described in a mere few words. I am very glad I was placed in his care.
Dr Yost is great! Very friendly yet professional. Explains things well. Remembers details from visit to visit. Very personable
It was a quick appointment. I agreed with the course of action, and the doctor is friendly but maybe too casual.
My examination by Dr Yost was on of my best medical examination experiences. His personal skills, sincerely and arrention to details are exceptional!
He's the 'best'.
Dr. Yost is a very caring doctor. I consider him excellent.
Dr Yost is one of the best doctors I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He not only takes care of issues that I'm having but he makes great suggestions as to other things I may want to be doing based on his examination. For instance, he put on me on callous medicine and spoke to me about going on rogaine for hair loss when I hadn't thought of bringing either up to him. He is an very conciencious and thoughtful doctor.
Dr. Yost terrific in all respects.
Dr. Yost is awesome, super personable. Actually looking forward to the next appointment. Feeling confident in the treatment plan and hoping for the best too.
Doctor gave me excellent care. very nice. very knowledgeable.
I cannot speak too highly of Dr. Talia Gracer. She is not only one of the warmest, most engaged and compassionate doctors I have ever had, she is highly intelligent and able to communicate her expertise on the best level. As a professor myself, I know a bit about communication, and she is truly a role model for others. I always enjoy (strange to say this!) coming to see her, whether for a routine physical or a specific problem. Moreover, she responds to email questions and request quickly and thoroughly. I feel extremely privileged to have her as my care provider. She is both personally involved and intellectually engaged in my well being.
Dr. Yost was wonderful!
Dr. Yost was great throughout. I really appreciated that he took time to ask me detailed questions to understand the cause of my visit and then explain his assessment. He was actively engaged and cared about my problem.
physician is definitely an expert in his field
You are lucky that Dr. Yost works here!
Doctor took extra time to be sure medications covered by my health plan. Very much appreciated.
Dr Yost was friendly but a little condescending at times.
outstanding care!
Dr. Yost is one of the best docs I've every had. That's why he's #3 in the country. He cured my thumb problem, when nobody couldn't. He's the greatest!
Terrific doctor. I trust Dr. Yost and his staff. Dr. Yost takes great care of me.
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Excellent experience with both PA and Doctor.
Dr. Yost went above and beyond during my appointment -- spending over 30 minutes with me for a skin check! He reviewed each image of my mole mapping and was just outstanding. He is smart, patient, personable, and takes all my concerns seriously. I routinely recommend him to any friend or colleague looking for a dermatologist.
Dr. Yost was attentive, looked at my injured thumb and said it was progressing very well. We also discussed a procedure I'll be having later in November.
Dr. Yost is outstanding! I have already recommended him to a friend and chose to travel for a return visit rather than be seen closer to home. Best Dr. experience I've had. He is friendly, shows concern, listens, and takes his time with his patient.
Felt a bit rushed.
I am very happy with Dr. Yost. He is attentive and cheerful.
Dr Yost is extremely well trained and has high communication skills
Fabulous experience with the care & communication of Dr. Yost.
One of the best doctors I've had.
Both Dr Yost and the Resident, Dr. Rogers were very informative and provided great care and took the time for my questions and comments. I did not feel rushed during my appointment.
Dr Yost is exemplary. He is well trained, skillful and patient centric
loved Dr Yost. He did a great job and I felt very satisfied with his abilities to knowledgeably address my concerns.
Both PA and doctor made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Answered my questions and both were very sincere and empathetic.
Dr. Yost has been very nice and accommodating, yet very professional and showed care and concern.
I have had two appointments with Dr. Yost in Dermatology. Each time, I came away impressed with him as a diagnostician and caregiver. He is not only exceedingly bright, but also personable and kind. He has an excellent sense of humor. He is exemplary in every way.
Excellent 10/10
Dr Yost is one of the best doctors that I have ever had.
Dr. Yost and his residents were very friendly and professional. I didn't feel rushed and they listened to me in a patient manner.
I loved him, wish he was my all around health provider. Great dr.
I have great confidence in Dr. Yost. His bedside manner is excellent. He treats me like a person and not just something he needs to fix.
Explained medical issue clearly.
The staff was very co-operative in all ways, explaining how to use the medications prescribed and also in renewing certain medication & as always have been very friendly in their ways of dealing with the med. situation.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Yost. Fantastic doctor!
Dr. Yost is excellent, knowledgeable, good people skills, incorporates the teaching in a non-Intrusive manner.
Good job!
Could not be better
Stanford is lucky to have Dr. Yost on its team. I've seen many dermatologist for various problems with my skin, and he is far and away the best. He took the time to discuss my problem(s), and he asked questions. He then clearly explained the problem with my skin and how to treat it. Most importantly, he prescribed medication that worked well. I think he really cares about his patients' well-being. He is also friendly and cheerful.
Dr. Yost was very professional and extremely thorough. He spent time explaining everything he found so that I could understand it.
Dr. Yost's "bedside" manner is great: he is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, concerned, and explains things very well.
Dr. Yost is incredible. This course of treatment for my psoriasis has changed my life. I don't usually get overly effusive about things, but this was a big deal to me and it's about 90 percent gone. I couldn't be more appreciative.
Dr. Yost excelled in every area. From the moment he walked in, to the exam, explanations, surgery and follow up. He is one of the best doctors I've seen at Stanford. I really like him.
I felt my opinion did not matter. I felt rushed.
Dr Yost has restored my faith in doctors. A consummate professional and one who shows concern for his patients.
Overall very good. Visit was a bit brief and felt a little rushed.
Dr. Yost is very friendly and he made it me at ease when performing biopsy. He did not rush me during my appt.
Excellent doctors & staff
Seems like dr was in a rush to get to next appt.
Always good!
Great Doctor in every respect!
Dr. Yost was amazing. Very courteous, respectful, helpful, and informative. Not in a hurry to get through the appointment. My dermatologist of 30+ years recently retired, and I don't think I could have found a better replacement.
he was friendly, respectful, listened attentively, efficient, very personable. i felt like i was in very good hands.
Dr Yost is always very tentative whenever I see him. He makes me feel like the most important person in the room everytime.
very thorough and spent a lot of time addressing all my questions and concerns
Dr. Yost was so kind, personable, and thorough all while being extremely efficient, I will certainly be seeing him again in the future.
Dr. Yost has restored my faith in doctors.
One of the best overall medical visit experiences I've had. He is outstanding.
Great bedside manner.
Dr. Yost was very warm and friendly - great bedside manner.

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