Sarah S. Donaldson, MD

Radiation oncologist

Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the School of Medicine
4.9 out of 5
45 Patient Ratings
5 Patient Comments

Radiation Oncology

Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic C
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Lymphoma Program

Sarcoma Program

Skin Cancer Program

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center (1971) TX
  • Internship: University of Washington School of Medicine (1969) WA
  • Board Certification: Therapeutic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (1974)
  • Fellowship: Institut Gustave-Roussy (1973) France
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (1972) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1968) MA
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School (1968)

Honors & Awards

  • Inaugural Lecture, Pediatric Radiation Oncology Society (2009)
  • Pediatric Oncology Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2007)
  • Gold Medal, American College of Radiology (2007)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell Award, American Medical Women's Association (2005)
  • Gold medal, American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (2000)
  • Janeway lecturer and Gold medal recipient, American Radium Society (1999)
  • Member, Institute of Medicine (1999)
  • Marie Curie Award, American Association for Women Radiologists (1998)
  • Radiation Oncology Orator, Radiological Society of North America (1995)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Radiation Oncology (2009 - Present)
  • Chief, Radiation Oncology Service, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (1991 - Present)
  • Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Radiation Oncology (1997 - 2011)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Donaldson is a caring & personable doctor. She is very thorough in her exams.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Donaldson spent a lot of time with me. She was concerned, caring & thorough.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I'm so grateful for Dr. Horst's referral to Dr. Donaldson. Dr. Donaldson is clearly the expert in the field and exactly whom I trust for my care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I received the BEST care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Donaldson always makes me feel that I have been heard and that she cares about me and my health. I trust her which gives me confidence in my ability in recovering from cancer.

4.9 out of 5
45 Patient Ratings
5 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Donaldson is a caring & personable doctor. She is very thorough in her exams.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Donaldson spent a lot of time with me. She was concerned, caring & thorough.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I'm so grateful for Dr. Horst's referral to Dr. Donaldson. Dr. Donaldson is clearly the expert in the field and exactly whom I trust for my care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I received the BEST care!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Donaldson always makes me feel that I have been heard and that she cares about me and my health. I trust her which gives me confidence in my ability in recovering from cancer.