Kent Adler

MD

Oncologist
Family man and SF Giants fan

About me

Dr. Kent Adler is an oncologist experienced in treating a variety of cancers, with particular expertise in lung cancer. He believes three pillars form the strongest foundation to fight cancer: knowledge, communication and heart.

Adler’s research focuses on developing new therapies for lung cancer.

Adler earned his medical degree from UCSF. He completed a residency in internal medicine at New York – Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. A longtime advocate of multidisciplinary clinics for managing cancer, he co-founded one of the first multidisciplinary clinics for lung cancer on the West Coast while a faculty member at Stanford.

Throughout his career, Adler has served in leadership positions, including as a board member of the Mills Peninsula Medical Group and Association of Northern California Oncologists.

In his free time, Adler enjoys traveling, skiing and hiking with his wife, also a doctor, and their two adult children. A native of the Bay Area, he also loves the San Francisco Giants and almost anything related to baseball.

  • Education

    UCSF, School of Medicine, 1984

  • Residencies

    New York – Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Medical Oncology, 1991

Three pillars form a foundation to fight cancer: knowledge, communication and heart.

Cancer Center San Mateo

218 DeAnza Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
55 Reviews
Dr. Adler is awesome.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
54 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
54 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
51 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
54 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
55 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
55 Reviews

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