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 Redwood City

2900 Whipple Ave., Suite 115
Redwood City, CA 94062

Cancer Center San Mateo

218 DeAnza Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402

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