Eric R. Sokol, MD

Urogynecologist, Pelvic surgeon, Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, Pelvic reconstructive surgeon, Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB-GYN)

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Gynecology-Urogynecology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

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My research and clinical work focuses on medical and surgical innovation, including the development and testing of novel surgical and clinical devices and methods. I am a Faculty Fellow in the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program, and I work with and advise early stage startups in the medical and mobile health spaces.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University (2005) RI
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2013)
  • Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2002) IL
  • Internship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1999) IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005)
  • Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (1998) MI
  • Urogynecology, Brown University, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (2005)

Honors & Awards
  • See curriculum vitae, Stanford University (2007)


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Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic ,

Gynecology Clinic ,

(DEACTIVATED) Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building ,

Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building ,


Pelvic Health Center ,

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(198 reviews)

I felt very comfortable during a very uncomfortable (type) appointment
Everyone if my friends with Pelvic pain needs him!!
Dr Sokol is a physician of the highest caliber. First impressions are of a kind, personsble doctor , immediately followef by the comoetence and knowledge and experience of a dedicated healer. He put me at ease, listened, educated me as to my concerns, and gave me opportunity to ask questions. He offerrd all options for care. Grateful thanks to Dr. Sokol.
Smart, kind, upbeat, good listener, appears to like his clients.
Amazing, Dr Sokol is a wonderful provider
Dr. Sokol didn't need to examine me after the resident did but he came in and we chatted. He was very disarming and friendly.
So far, I'm very impressed with Dr. Sokol. He's outgoing, kind and attentive. He explains things very well and listens to my concerns, making me feel that I don't have to rush during the visit.
Excellent establishment of confidence with him. He has an outstanding online personality. I look forward to meeting him in the future.
The level of thoroughness Dr. Sokol provided was so comforting and enlightening! I finally feel hopeful and am no longer confused about my issues. He was very personable, so I was able to share everything I was and am experiencing and how I feel about it. He answered all of my questions. I hung up feeling very satisfied that a plan was in place!
Dr. Sokol was fantastic! Easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable!
I have recommended Stanford ob-gyn to others in my East Bay area
My only complaint is that Dr. Sokol talks too fast - it was hard for me to fully understand what all he was saying - too much info said too fast. I felt as if he was in a hurry. He is very knowledgeable but talks too fast.
he is most caring, professional, and friendly
Excellent doctor. Extremely smart and very compassionate. A great listener.
Very friendly and easy to understand and talk to. Thank you!
Awesome thorough Dr. Actual visit with follow up questions via video.
Dr was most pleasant and congenial. I found talking about a sensitive issue to be easier with his accommodating demeaner. He provided a professional and confident environment that gave me the space to frankly discuss my issues without feeling embarrassed and I feel hopeful and confident about a positive solution or at least an attempt to achieve the best outcome.
Just the best.
I have recommended Dr Sokol to two friends since yesterday.
Absolutely I will recommend Stanford
Dr. Sokol was very professional, super easy to talk to, and I was very confortable talking to him. He gave me hope to deal with my health issues.
Dr. Sokol was very pleasant and very informative. He repeated our discussion points and explained my options/next steps. Very thorough.
Good bedside manner, he provided me with further information about my diagnosis. I felt comfortable during the appointment session.
Dr. Sokol style is terrific, informative, logical and reassuring . Helped me understand my medications and gave me a better understanding of what I can expect in terms of progress.
without hesitation
Again, I believe he is a good surgeon, but would definitely advise my friends about my experience with little/no information or guidance for pre or post op care
Very friendly and easy to talk to.
Very personable. Answered my questions and was easy to talk to.
Dr. Sokol was super well prepared (had read my medical history), patient, attentive, thorough, and made sure I understood my condition well, was able to put it into perspective, all kindly walked me through all of the options I had for treatment. Outstanding experience.
Dr. Sokol was very courteous and had a kindly manner. I felt very comfortable with him.
Dr Sokol carried himself in a professional manner. Dr Sokol was clear with explaning in detail information related to my condition. Dr Sokol was an active listener and provided specific details in regards to my plan of care.
Dr. Sokol was a very cool, professional, caring doctor. He made me feel very comfortable. Great bedside manner and answered my concerns. Awesome and resolved.
Very good service.
I could not ask for any better care.
I think Dr. Sokol is one of my all time favorite doctors. And I have known many.
Overall fantastic experience. I learned a lot about my condition & was given several options to address/fix issues.
One of the best physicians I have ever encountered! Dr. Sokol !
From my 1st visit, my surg. and follow up I have never felt more compassion and concern by any dr. or nurse's until now - The day of surg. was amazing and the pre appt. & the post as well.
Dr. Sokol is awesome! He is friendly/kind/supportive. Was teaching a med student and provided nice detail. Addressed my concerns in a wonderful way...
Very good at explaining everything/answering my questions.
Dr. Sokol is bright, compassionate, and experienced.
excellent Dr.
All good - appreciated my visit - all was explained in detail.
Helpful with offering options
Dr. Sokol was the nicest doctor, very personable and easy to talk to! I would recommend him to anybody that needs his type of care. It turned out I don't need him to do surgery but if I did I would feel very comfortable in his care.
Awesome doctor/kind and compassionate listened and helped diminish anxiety! I have never had a better experience with a doctor.
My wife felt Dr. Sokol was too quick with information. I thought he was fine.
Dr. Sokol was very friendly and explained everything so that I understood!
I consider Dr. Eric Sokol to be an excellent urogynecologist. He has performed two gynecological surgeries for me. I would certainly give him a five star rating.
Went well - no specific things to mention. They were organized.
Very good.
He used pictures to explain what was happening, internally. He gave my husb & myself plenty of time to ask questions.
Dr. Sokol has the ability to put the patient at ease and to calm any fears and trepidations. He has a very upbeat, positive approach to his practice, and it makes a world of difference. I have complete confidence in him.
Dr. Sokol is superb. For a surgeon, especially, he has great patient centered interactions & very communicative!
Dr. Sokol is an excellent, competent provider, his skill is greatly appreciated!
a positive experience
Dr Sokol is excellent!
Dr. Sokel is very professional & knowledgeable.
My doctor was AWESOME and I have already recommended him to someone who's having a similar problem.
Physician, and employees were so nice and helpful.
Dr. Sokol is an example of excellence that a doctor should be - amazing! It is no wonder that Stanford is one of the best hospitals in US with physicians like Dr. Sokol.
Was not my first choice MD, but Dr. Sokol was easy to work with and was friendly & professional.
Dr Sokol was excellent. he explained things clearly and calmly. I appreciated his honesty and expertise. His confidence have me confidence.
Happy experience.
Dr. Sokol was patient and took the time to understand my history and carefully explain details, etc. So much insight and knowledge.
Dr. Sokol is the BEST.
Dr. Sokol was absolutely excellent. His knowledge & patient focus were outstanding. He made an appointment I was dreading into a positive experience & provided me with solid information & his thoughtful opinion.
the best
Dr. Sokol was excellent. He explained everything face to face. Answered any and all questions asked.
Dr. Eric Sokol was very friendly, explained himself to what he was doing and about the treatment I needed. Very courteous & kind.
Dr. Sokol is fantastic...
Loved him? The best! I have referred 3 women to him.
My doctor provided me great confidence he explained all the steps to follow.
I have struggled with my gyn problems for 17 years. I finally got a genuine exam and an accurate diagnosis. I received top notch care!
Dr. Sokol & his staff were very helpful & professional. I will recommend Dr. Sokol, & his staff & the Stanford Health Care.
Dr. Sokol was very professional, polite & compassionate. His expertise in his field is very impressive.
Dr. Sokol was a pleasant surprise. He suggested follow-up visit for definite diagnosis. I will arrange for such an appointment at a date commensurate with another appointment.
Kudos to Dr. Sokol. He was able to identify the area of pain and order a CT scan which found an acute diverticulitis. He referred me to a GI specialist at Stanford. His knowledge and quick response enabled me to avoid hospitalization and to be treated quickly. He is smart and also kind. Many thanks.
The best doctor visit I've ever had! Dr. Sokol listened and offered excellent appropriate options.
I wish he could of spent more time explaining step by step 7 steps to recovery of incontinence, I felt overwhelmed and cried after diagnosis.
Dr. Sokol's care is excellent. I rate him 'very good' on 10/10 criteria. I left the exam with his recommendation that I followup every 6 months. This is very reassuring because I know that my condition will be controlled. I consider Dr. Sokol and Laura (R.N.?) the best care-providing team for my condition.
Felt that Dr. Sokol took the time with me, as did Laura (nurse) and then met with my husband & daughter after examining me.
Everyone worked in an excellent way, they assured me and were interested in my health problem.
After having this third surgery for the same issue I am very optimistic that Dr. Sokol can finally resolve this issue.
loved doctor sokol!
Dr. Sokol is the best EVER.
Dr. Sokol is an excellent physician. He knew what procedure I needed and the outcome was excellent.
Dr. Erik Sokol a great person he inspires much confidence in me.
Inspired confidence in me truly much care for me.
A little over three years ago, I sought out a physician in a specialty clinic at Stanford to provide a second opinion for my issue. I was referred to Dr. Eric R. Sokol. How very fortunate for find such an incredible resource, a doctor whose kindness, expertise, patience and warmth guided me through successful surgery and beyond. I was so fearful, but the care I received was a game changer. I will be grateful FOREVER.
Dr. Sokal is the best.
It felt rushed and I left not knowing more than when I arrived. I also felt that the provider wasn't understanding that my symptoms had gotten better but they were still negatively impacting my life. My first visit was excellent - he took the time for me and I left feeling very confident in him.
Dr. Sokol is fabulous. I would recommend him without hesitation.
I have recommended Dr. Sokol to several people. He is an outstanding surgeon, and a caring, compassionate doctor. Stamford is fortunate to have such a superb doctor.
My Golden State insurance HMO as I would love to be covered for surgery. So I have to found a doctor near Danville-San Ramon area or Walnut Creek, Concord.
I highly recommend Dr. Sokol for her thoroughness in examining & explaining to me what's going on.
As I stated earlier in this survey... I wish Dr Sokol could be my primary care physician! He's one of those special Kinz of doctors!
My experience with the Doctor was very good.
Dr. Sokol is a professional, attentive and excellent physician. I have been impressed with his clinical abilities and his skills as a surgeon.
Dr. Sokol was great! He wasn't rushed, and he made eye contact with me. I felt I was the only pt. he had that day! He also involved me in thoroughly understanding my condition.
LOVE Dr. Sokol.
Dr. Eric Sokol is a superb urogynecologist and surgeon. He is highly skilled, and I think every patient benefits from his surgical skills. He has improved my situation 100%. He is also a very caring and kind physician.
Dr. Sokol, intern a nurse were excellent very impressed.
This was a very positive experience for me. Dr Sokol, his Np , Laura and other staff were very professional, showed great empathy, good humored; I felt very relaxed- given that the discussion was about incontinence this was very much appreciated
Very professional and reassuring.
Dr. Eric Sokol is top of the mark! In kindness, knowledgeable, surgical skill, empathy, clarity of medical procedures, listening, research.
Dr. Sokol & Dr. Young alleviated my concerns. They were thorough & pleasant.
thank you
He is amazing !!!!!!!!!
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Sokol! I was referred to him to repair complications from a previous procedure by another surgeon. Dr. Sokol is extremely competent and caring. He takes time to address any concerns and questions. I am extremely grateful to him for fixing a painful condition that had been bothering me for 1.5 years.
I have already spread the word of the wonderful care, knowledge and thoroughness of Dr. Eric Sokol.
Dr. Sokol is wonderful! he makes a very uncomfortable situation for me, as comfortable as it could be! He and Laura are a fantastic team !
Dr. Eric Sokol is the gold standard. He is AWESOME.
Dr. Sokol is great!!
Dr. Sokol always takes time to listen to issues I have and to clearly explain the problem and what could be done to remedy it.
Dr. Sokol was just an excellent physician! He was kind,concerned,smart, and willing to take the time needed to make serious decisions about surgery. His superior judgement in how to handle my case has made me so grateful!
I believe providers should have more time to be with their pts. Dr. Eric Sokol spent a lot of time with me. However I know there were other patients waiting so I missed asking about the follow-up care & meds. He did explain that I would be in the hospital for the night. I forgot to mention about previous surgeries & my reactions to them.
Dr. Sokol saw me at the end of his very busy day, yet he spent a long time with me and my husband.
Very professional doctors excellent care super good experience.
Dr. Sokol was top notch in all respects. When trying a new doctor completely unknown to me (recommended by the appointment scheduler for my problem), I couldn't have landed a better one! He was professional, wonderfully communicative and complete, & extremely reassuring.
Dr. Sokol was excellent and explained everything.
He is amazing doctor. He takes my worry away. He is funny makes you laugh. (Wonderful) I am thankful to have him.
I would recommend Stanford and my doctors to everyone I know
Dr. Sokol is a very professional and a very friendly doctor. He cares about the patient and made me feel very comfortable. He addressed my concern and explained everything in a very clear way. Outstanding doctor!
Very good experience all around. Dr. Sokol is warm, friendly, a good listener, and very helpful. These same qualities characterize the rest of the staff. The medical student "sitting in" was gracious and friendly, too.
Awesome dr.!
Dr. Sokol has strong communications skills. Approachable, easy to talk to and transmits information in a manner that's easy to understand without sounding condescending. I've never felt rushed for any of my appts. with him.
My opinion, Dr. Sokol is an excellent MD.
a very excellent doctor. He made me feel very relaxed and understanding of my problem. Excellent to all of the above questions. Probably the best doctor I have ever had and I have had many!
Dr. Sokol truly went above and beyond with my concerns and subsequent advice regarding treatment. He, like many other physicians at Stanford, is exactly why I fly from NM to CA for all of my medical needs. His professionalism and beside manner are extremely appreciated and his valuable time that he contributed to my concerns went above and beyond - something that is rare in the medical field today. Thank you so much, Dr. Sokol. You are a gem!
I have told everyone what a great place this is everyone is wonderful.
Discussed diagnosis clearly and recommended how to proceed.
Even though it does not appear that I will require additional care from Dr. Sokol, I found him to be an excellent provider. He was able to digest the information and my medical history quickly and was able to guide my future care. I was very confident in him and his assessment of my condition.
Dr. Sokol and his nurse Laura are both very competent and very compassionate. We live in Santa Cruz area and originally came to Dr. Sokol because of concerns about surgery recommended by our local gynecologist. Dr. Sokol recommended and implemented effective medical treatment not requiring surgery, for which we are very grateful.
Excellent care.
Dr Erik Sokel was very kind, understanding and obviously an expert in his field.
I was fortunate is meet Dr. Sokol. he was a breath of fresh air to have him take care of me. Always sensitive to my feelings and concerns. I am very happy with the outcome of my procedure.
Dr. Sokol is VERY informative, I don't feel rushed - its a nice pace, not too slow, but efficient.
I've already recommended Dr. Sokol. I have complete faith him as a doctor and person.
Dr. Sokol spend very reasonable time with me explain my condition and plan to follow I completely trust him and his decisions for my care will definitely recommend him to my friend and family.
He had reviewed the records from my gyn so he understood the issue. The 'testing' for degree of issue was done in a professional manner.
Dr. Sokol is wonderful and knowledgeable!
Extremely happy with the office visit
Dr. Sokol is worth the hassle of navigating Stanford Med Center.
Dr. Sokol made me feel at ease and comfortable.
Excellent doctor, excellent care by all staff members I came in contact with. Excellent anesthesiologist during surgery! I have already referred a friend to the clinic.
I would like to keep Dr. Sekol as my Physician.
I was very impressed with this doctor.
Talk less, listen more.
All is good I don't have anything to say.
My sister was referred to the office because of the excellent care and capabilities of Dr. Sokol.
A positive, encouraging experience.
Dr. Sokol is very personable, informative, I felt like I was part of the decision making process.
Dr Sokol is amazing! He is my lifesaver!
I was impressed by the attention I was given by Dr. Sakol. He was very helpful and informative at all times.
Dr. Sokol and staff are wonderful.
Dr Sokel is an excellent physician and I would recommend him to friends and other personnel, also his staff is great
Dr. Sokol was very, very informative, friendly yet professional.
Dr. Sokol made me feel like I was their only patient - their only concern & I felt that they gave me all the time I needed.
I was very happy with Dr. Sokol. I could have asked him many more questions, but he already went over time with me. Was only left a bit uncertain about what to do next to get better, since surgery was not really recommended.
Outstanding MD & nurse.
Dr. Sokol explained more detail about a surgery I had 12 yrs. ago and why it impacts me now. Very helpful to understand.
Dr. Sokol was knowledgeable and caring - encouraged discussion - Gave good information.
I was impressed with the concern shown
Excellent doctor, really knows how to connect to his patients
After my surgery almost every body asking my needs.
Probably best physician experience ever.
Dr. Sokol is very competent and personable as well.
I was happy to be at this appointment and very relaxed.
Dr. Sokol explained the procedure and follow up treatment.
I was given written options for my treatment. Excellent informed consent process.
Dr. Sokol has been exceptionally helpful as there are a lot of questions with mesh complications.
Dr. Eric Sokol is very competent & personable.
Did not listen to me.
We are so pleased to be able to have Dr. Sokol's care.
Dr. Sokol was amazing. Would recommend him and will seek his help again if needed.
Would HIGHLY recommend Dr. E. Sokol very impressed by his bedside manners and knowledge.
One of the best MDs I have found. Would recommend highly! Professional, competent, empathetic - and asked for my goals/values to guide his recommendations.
She took her time when I didn't feel I was being rushed out the door.
Dr. Sokol is a very good dr. and makes you feel so comfortable.
Dr. Sokol is excellent with a nice bedside manner.
Superior service & knowledge -
The very best ever.
He was patient and explained all he was doing.
Dr Sokol spent an hour explaining all options to both my husband and me. He did not press for decision immediately.
My confidence in Dr. Sokol has saved both my physical & mental life.
Doctor actively listened, elevated my comfort, level about my medical concerns, and skillfully carried out exam while clearly informing me about findings.
Dr. Sokol & his staff were very professional & yet down to earth explaining all procedures thoroughly.
Dr. Sokol is an angel in my life. He did everything possible to correct my problem but was very honest about the possibility that I may not be 100% better, but I am already 85% better & I'm still healing.

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