Robert Steffner, MD

  • Robert John Steffner

No one plans on having cancer. With that in mind, I try to appreciate the anxiety that patients and their families may feel when they are referred to a cancer surgeon. It is my hope that I can provide good news and reassurance. If I cannot, my focus is to lead patients and their families through the treatment process, with an emphasis on providing clear, straightforward communication.

From my perspective, patients are the center of the medical universe. I want to help them through this difficult time, and I want to use all the unique resources available at Stanford to achieve the best outcome for them. Stanford is truly a special place where teams of physicians work together to overcome the most challenging problems in medicine and surgery.


Orthopaedic Surgery

Work and Education

Professional Education

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 6/14/2006


University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 6/23/2007


University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 6/30/2011


University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, 7/31/2012

University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 7/31/2013

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery



Conditions Treated

Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors