Geoffrey Sonn, MD

Geoffrey Sonn, MD

Urologic oncologist, Urologist, Urologic specialist, Genitourinary specialist

Bio:   Geoffrey Sonn, MD is a board certified urologist who specializes in treating patients with prostate, kidney, and testicular cancer. He has a particular interest in cancer imaging, MRI-Ultrasound fusion targeted prostate biopsy, prostate cancer focal therapy, and robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer. He is the principal investigator of the first clinical trial in Northern California to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat prostate cancer. The goal of this trial is to treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects than surgery or radiation.

Dr. Sonn was born in Washington State and lived there until leaving for college at Georgetown in Washington DC. After graduating magna cum laude at Georgetown he returned to the West Coast for medical school at UCLA. Following medical school, Dr. Sonn completed a 6-year urology residency at Stanford where he developed particular interests in the clinical care of patients with urologic cancers and research in cancer imaging. He then spent two years at UCLA as a urologic oncology fellow where he devoted all his time to gaining additional skills and experience in clinical care and research in urologic malignancies. Since finishing his fellowship, Dr. Sonn has been at Stanford as an assistant professor in urology where he applies the skills he gained in residency and fellowship to provide high-quality clinical care to patients with urologic cancers. Dr. Sonn also continues to work to develop new methods to better diagnose and treat urologic cancers through research.
4.8 out of 5
271 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

Urologic Cancer Program in Palo Alto

Urology Clinic

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Urologic Cancer Program in San Jose

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Urology, American Board of Urology (2015)
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Fellowship: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2013) CA
  • Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2005) CA

Honors & Awards

  • First Place in Prostate Cancer Detection & Screening Poster Session, American Urological Association (2013)
  • Research Award for Fluorescent Imaged Guided Surgery in Prostate Cancer, Longmire Surgical Society at UCLA (2013)
  • First Place in Localized Kidney Cancer Poster Session, American Urological Association (2010)
  • Third Place Resident Essay Contest in Clinical Research, American Urological Association (2009)
  • CaPSURE Scholars Program, UCSF Department of Urology (2008)
  • First Place Resident essay contest, Western Section AUA (2008)
  • Richard K. Lo Resident Publication Award, Stanford Urology (2010)
  • Mahoney Medal (Outstanding pre med with a liberal arts major), Georgetown University (2001)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Visit primarily handled by assistant student, which was ok but not expected.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sonn is excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Very impressed. One of the best experiences I have had with a dr.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sonn provided medical information in a manner in which I was able to feel comfortable in dealing with my condition.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Great bedside manner : cut to the chase, felt like I was in good hands.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A junior colleague of Dr. Sonn (he may have been an intern or resident) met with me for about 20 minutes in advance of Dr. Sonn's arrival. I don't remember his name but he was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent service with doctor and PA. The NP doesn' t know how to smile, sorry to tell about this

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Great

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Couldn't be better -

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4.8 out of 5
271 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Visit primarily handled by assistant student, which was ok but not expected.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sonn is excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Very impressed. One of the best experiences I have had with a dr.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sonn provided medical information in a manner in which I was able to feel comfortable in dealing with my condition.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Great bedside manner : cut to the chase, felt like I was in good hands.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A junior colleague of Dr. Sonn (he may have been an intern or resident) met with me for about 20 minutes in advance of Dr. Sonn's arrival. I don't remember his name but he was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Excellent service with doctor and PA. The NP doesn' t know how to smile, sorry to tell about this

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Great

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Couldn't be better -

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Intelligent, caring, compassionate, clear information, did not rush to move us along. Doctor Sonn has our highest degree of respect and gratitude. He is a gem.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Doctor sonn is very friendly person his knowledge about my case is excellent & the way he Handel my case is up to date method he answer all of my question Spend time with me to explain what I need to do until Next visit any time I can contact him if I have question I am very confident with him & I have felling that I am in good hand.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sonn is excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Sonn is very communicative, explains clearly, easy to talk to, proficient and conveys both competency and confidence. A great doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Sonn seems very capable. However, this biopsy (out of 3) was, by far, the most painful.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Sonn is one of the best doctors I have - intelligent, caring, clear, skilled.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

We were very impressed.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Sonn was excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I'm extremely happy with the service given, also very grateful.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Sonn is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. He explained clearly, I felt very confident in the best robotic biopsy by him.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I would recommend anyone who is in need for this care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

This was a referral for an MRI - guided prostate biopsy and Dr. Sonn is a highly trained specialist.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

MDs should communicate and not be aloof. Dr. Sonn is impersonal.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Sonn was highly educated, informative kind & included me in the process - Love him.