Geoffrey Sonn

Urologic oncologist, Urologist, Genitourinary specialist, Urologic specialist

Assistant Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   I was born in Washington State and lived there until I left for college at Georgetown in Washington DC. After graduating magna cum laude at Georgetown I returned to the West Coast for medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Following medical school, I completed a 6-year urology residency at Stanford where I developed particular interests in the clinical care of patients with urologic cancers and research in cancer imaging. I then spent two years at UCLA as a urologic oncology fellow where I devoted all my time to gaining additional skills and experience in clinical care and research in urologic malignancies. Since then I have been at Stanford as an assistant professor in urology where I am applying the skills I gained in residency and fellowship to provide high-quality clinical care to patients with urologic cancers, in particular prostate and kidney cancer. I also continue to work to develop new methods to better diagnose and treat urologic cancers through research.
4.7 out of 5
85 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

Urologic Cancer Program

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

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

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4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

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.

4.7 out of 5
85 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

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.