Samuel So

Surgical oncologist, Liver surgeon

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • 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)
  • Outstanding American by Choice Award, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)