Lisa Zaba, MD, PhD

Dermatologic oncologist, Dermatologist, Dermato-oncology specialist, Dermatopathologist, Cutaneous oncology specialist


Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

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Biography


Lisa Zaba M.D. Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, and Director of the Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) multi-disciplinary clinic. She also has a special interest in managing skin side effects from various cancer treatments, including side effects from immune checkpoint inhibitors, targeted therapies, and chemotherapeutic agents. Dr. Zaba completed medical school at Cornell University, PhD in immunology at Rockefeller University, Residency and Post-Doc at Stanford University in 2013.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2013)
  • Residency: Stanford School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Transitional Year Training (2010) NY
  • Medical Education: Weill Cornell Medical College (2009) NY

Honors & Awards
  • Intern of the Year, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2010)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Weill Cornell Medical College (2003)
  • Recipient, Clinical Translational Science grant for Psoriasis research (2008)
  • Recipient, National Dermatology Foundation Award for Scleroderma research (2013)
  • Recipient, World Congress scholarship for Psoriasis research (2008)
  • Research Scholar, New York Academy of Science (2002)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Cutaneous Oncology at CCSB, Stanford (2018 - Present)
  • Director of MCC Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, Stanford (2021 - Present)

Publications

Practice Locations


Skin Cancer Program in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(408) 426-4900

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Supportive Dermato-Oncology Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Stanford Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at Stanford Cancer Center South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(408) 426-4900

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Stanford Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program at Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 3rd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(833) 444-7622

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Patient Ratings

(294 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.9/5

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4.9/5
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4.9/5
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CP explanations of prob/condition
4.9/5
Listens
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4.9/5
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.8/5
Clear Communication
CP spoke using clear language
4.9/5
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Patients' confidence in CP
4.9/5
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4.2/5
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Patient Reviews

(15 reviews)

Dr. Zaba is outstanding - Brilliant, caring, knowledgeable.
Both resident & derm. MD (Zaba) - very good.
Dr. Zaba = the best!!!
I think they spent the time needed to keep me informed.
I was impressed with the unhurried time the care team spent with me!
All the people PA's, Drs., were very knowledgeable thoughtful, caring, and did a great job of teaching us & sharing what would be done.
All good!
Dr. Lisa engaging, informative, "love her."
Dr. Zaba was wonderful.
conscientious and very informed of the recent developments in the cancer
Dr. Zaba is my favorite of all my doctors. She is the only one who I honestly believe understand how terrifying my diagnosis has been for me.
Loved her! Great energy and clearly love her job.
Dr. Zaba was able to make an "undignified body rash check" into something I was at ease with - WELL DONE!
I have a rare disease so collaboration is key.
Very knowledgeable about my prior medical history on paperwork she received which made for a quick & to the point visit.

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