Geoffrey Sonn

Urologic oncologist, Urologist, Genitourinary specialist, Urologic specialist

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.
4.8 out of 5
205 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

Urologic Cancer Program

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

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)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

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.

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4.8 out of 5
205 Patient Ratings
19 Patient Comments

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.