Samuel So

Surgical oncologist, Liver surgeon

Lui Hac Minh Professor in the School of Medicine
4.8 out of 5
37 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

Professional Education

  • Board certification, American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (1990)
  • Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Multi-organ Transplantation (1989)
  • Fellowship: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1989) MN
  • Residency: University of Minnesota (1988) MN
  • Internship: University of Minnesota (1981) MN
  • Medical Education: University of Hong Kong (1978) China
  • M.B., B.S., University of Hong Kong, Medicine and Surgery (1978)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Microbiology (1973)

Honors & Awards

  • Christopher NH Jenkins Cancer Control Award, Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (2015)
  • White House award in recognition of leadership in prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis, The White House, Washington (2014)
  • Ronald P Bangasser MD, Immunization Leadership Award, California Immunization Coalition (2014)
  • Outstanding Individual of the Year, Asian American Women Alliance, Santa Clara, California (2011)
  • Honor Award for Excellence in Partnering in Global Health, CDC and ATSDR (2010)
  • Excellence in Partnering Award-Domestic, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (2010)
  • Asian American Achievement Award, Organization of Chinese Americans, San Mateo, California (2010)
  • 12th Outstanding World Chinese Award, World Chinese Business Foundation, Hong Kong (2010)
  • Outstanding American by Choice Award, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (2010)
  • Asian and Pacific Heritage Award for Excellence in Science, California Asian Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus (2009)
  • Jade Ribbon HBV Outstanding Contribution Award, Second National Workshop of Chinese HBV Carriers' Community, China (2009)
  • Angel in Medicine, Angels in Medicine (2008)
  • 10th Annual Salute to Excellence Award, American Liver Foundation (2008)
  • Fervent Global Love of Lives Award, Chou-Ta Kuan Cultural and Education Foundation, Taiwan (2008)
  • 34th Annual Award, Chinese Hospital, San Francisco (2007)
  • Star Award for Community Service, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, San Jose (2007)
  • Best Doctors in America, Woodard/White Compendium (1998-present)
  • 2005 National Leadership Award, New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health (2005)
  • Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Marquis Who's Who LCC (2006-present)
  • Who’s Who in Science and Technology, Marquis Who’s Who LLC. (2005-present)
  • Local Hero of the Year Award, KQED Public Radio and Television, San Francisco (2004)
  • Santiago Ramon y Cajal Award for Outstanding Research in Minority Health, National Minority Health Month, Washington, DC (2003)
  • Profile of Excellence Award, ABC 7 Television, San Francisco (2004)
  • Community Hero Award, World Journal Chinese Newspaper (2004)
  • Stanford University Asian Faculty Award, Stanford University (2003)
  • Ally Award, Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, San Francisco (2003)
  • Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who's Who LLC. (2003-present)
  • Commendation for outreach and increasing awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer prevention, City and County of San Francisco (2002)
  • Commendation for Public Service, City of Milpitas, CA (2001)
  • Distinguished Asian Leadership Award, Asian Business League of San Francisco (2001)
  • Distinguished Physician Award, Chinese American Physicians Society (2000)
  • Best Doctors in San Francisco, San Francisco Magazine (1998-present)
  • Best Doctors in Silicon Valley (Surgery), San Jose Magazine (1998-present)

Administrative Appointments

  • Civil Society Reference Group on Hepatitis, World Health Organization, Geneva (2014 - Present)
  • Hepatitis Expert Resource Panel, World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (2013 - Present)
  • Special Adviser on Viral Hepatitis, World Health Organization Western Pacific Region (2011 - Present)
  • Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2006 - 2012)
  • Committee on the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis in the United States, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2008 - 2010)
  • Roundtable on Health Disparity, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2008 - 2012)
  • Conflict of Interest Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - Present)
  • Appointments and Promotion Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2010)
  • Appointments and Promotion Committee, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004 - 2007)
  • Lui Hac Minh Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003 - Present)
  • Founder and Director, Asian Liver Center, Stanford University (1996 - Present)
  • Founder and Director , Multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Program, Stanford University Medical Center (1998 - Present)
  • Chair, Cancer Site Team, American Cancer Society, California Division (2003 - 2005)
  • Member of the Board, American Cancer Society, California Division (2002 - 2006)
  • Member of the National Assembly, American Cancer Society (2003 - 2005)
  • Chair, National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian & Pacific Islander Americans (2004 - 2010)
  • Consultant, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA, DHHS (1999 - 2013)
  • Consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005 - Present)
  • Co-Chairman and co-founder, Scientific Advisory Board, Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (1995 - 2001)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (1995 - Present)
  • Scientific Studies Committee, American Society of Transplantation (1997 - 2000)
  • Informatics and Data Committee, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (1997 - 2000)
  • Liver and Intra-Abdominal Organs Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians (1995 - 1999)
  • Pediatric Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians (1993 - 1995)
  • Pediatric Committee, United Network of Organ Sharing (1989 - 1992)
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. So is one of the physicians who makes a difference in a patient's life and is truly a brilliant exceptional asset to Stanford's reputation.

4.8 out of 5
37 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. So is one of the physicians who makes a difference in a patient's life and is truly a brilliant exceptional asset to Stanford's reputation.