Sandy Srinivas specializes in urologic oncology and takes care of patients with prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, penile and adrenal cancers. She has practiced in this field now for more than 20 years . She is the clinical research group leader for Urologic Program at Stanford and is a principal investigator on numerous trials in urologic Oncology and is the medical director for the in-patient hematology Oncology unit . She serves as the Vice chair on the National Comphrehensive Cancer Center (NCCN) panel for prostate cancer and has coauthored numerous publications and book chapters. She has received numerous teaching awards and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of Urologic Oncology.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: UCSF Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship (1994) CA
  • Residency: Rochester Regional Health at Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1991) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1997)
  • Medical Education: Madras University Medicine (1985) India

Honors & Awards
  • Denise O'Leary Clinical Excellence Award, Stanford Hospital Board of Directors (2018)
  • Medicine Chief residents teaching award, Stanford University (2003)
  • Oncology clinical fellows teaching award, Stanford University (2003)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows teaching award, Stanford University (2004)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows Teaching award, Stanford University (2005)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows Teaching award, Stanford University (2006)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows teaching award, Stanford University (2007)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows Teaching award, Stanford University (2008)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows Teaching award, Stanford University (2009)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows teaching award, Stanford University (2012)
  • Oncology Clinical Fellows Teaching award, Stanford University (2013)
  • Oncology Teaching award, Stanford University (2002)
  • Saul Rosenberg clinical fellows teaching award, Stanford University (2015)
  • Saul Rosenberg clinical Fellows teaching award, Stanford University (2016)

Administrative Appointments
  • DSMC Vice Chair, Stanford University (2002 - 2019)
  • Prostate Panel member, NCCN (2002 - Present)
  • Unit based Medical Director, Stanford Hospital (2012 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Urologic Cancer Program in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(95 reviews)

Always excellent.
ALWAYS good.
I worked in a hospital for 33 yrs (CHOMP) and my experience here just can't be beat.
Great caring people.
All very good!
Overall fine, but would have liked broader discussion of options, etc.
Very good experience. Thanks.
Very impressed by Dr. Srinivas & staff (N.P.).
She could care less. She offers only very basic treatment. Nothing state of the art. No new approaches or treatments. She did not even refer me to a study that was being conducted at Stanford that I am a PERFECT candidate for. I found it on my own.
Amazing experience with her (Dr. Srinivas) and the NP working with her. Spoke in terms we could understand, answered all our questions.
Very excellent care from Dr. Srinivas.
Very good.
Dr. Srinivas saved my life, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.
Very good+++.
Considering the circumstances, the doctor was exceedingly patient and accommodating.
Gave an accounting of my medical history and gave me a good amount of time to go over study & treatment.
Excellent Dr. Srinivas.
The only issue is a discussion of the possible side effects not that side effects exist. Must research on my own.
Dr. Srinivas is very good very informative.
We had a very good experience with the doctor. She listened and provided a new treatment to the kidney cancer that has metastasized. We felt that she had given the right treatment.
Great communication; quick response; great feedback & concern.
Dr. Srinivas and her team are excellent.
They are all waiting for recommendations.
Excellent information stream. Responsive to my questions & suggestions.
Dr. Srinivas gave me adequate time to discuss my questions.
It might be helpful to have a list of questions provided that help me focus on issue. I think I often don't think about when provided with so much life changing information. I often feel like "a deer in the headlights".
My oncologist saw me for no more than 5 minutes than took off. I can understand that she probably sees like 20 patients a day.
Very impressed with Dr. Srinivas! When she met me for the first time, she demonstrated a knowledge of my personal history, without looking at any notes! This gave me the feeling that she had taken the time to look at my medical history and understood where I was in my treatments up to that date. That gave me confidence in her.
Visit with Dr. Srinivas was very brief (less than 10 minutes). There was little opportunity for discussion or questions on my treatment options.
Great team. I sought this doctor & her team out from other patients.
Dr. Srinias comes on very strong are determine to do things HER way.
Dr. Srinivas- 2nd visit- very satisfied, very professional through!
Because he explains with much easiness and listen very attentive to the questions asked.
Sandy put me completely at ease. She was compassionate and laid out a plan going forward with my cancer. I felt I could trust her completely.
I am extremely pleased with Dr. Srinivas understanding of my medical condition and her excellent advise and her explanations.
Dr. Sandy Srinivas is truly wonderful. She's personable, and her care is the best!
Understood my problem and explained very well. Including options for treatment and trade-offs. Ordered diagnostic relevant and helpful for future treatment.
very good
Very responsive care team. Most of my contact is via MYHEALTH.
I have full trust in the care providers I have met at Stanford.
Dr. Srinivas talked a mile a minute and had already made up her mind on Rx. I had to push her to discuss alternatives.
I spent very limited time w/Dr. Sandhya and instead spent 90+ % with her NP. She came in and largely talked at me before leaving.
I would highly recommend Stanford. I feel like I am in good hands.
Very good.
Love the care provider wonderful dr.
I made the decision to travel 3 hours each way to utilize your service when I could have good service within twenty minutes.
Both Fellow and primary doctor were excellent!
Dr Srinivas is the best, very knowledgeable, personable & sensitive to whatever difficulties I am experiencing with chemo, pain meds, complications, etc.
Dr. Srinivas was very comforting.
"Very good" is an understatement. "Excellent" should be on the list of choices for me to select.
Excellent work.
I love Dr. Srinivas, and feel very confident in the care she is providing.
I am extremely pleased with the knowledge & friendliness of the nurse practitioner and especially Dr. Srinivas. She gave me confidence in the diagnosis and treatment plan of my local oncologist.
Dr. Srinivas is very - very good doctor.
We are very grateful with your care. Thank you.
spent time to explain until my husband really understood what treatments were recommended. answered all our questions
I'm fully satisfied with the provider. She is taking very good care.
feel very confident and have recommended to three of our friends with cancer
Sometimes she seems very rushed (which I'm sure she is!)
Only good experience.
Every thing was great.
I accompanied my husband to his appt. We both were very impressed with all the personnel. Everything was explained thoroughly and in a way that we both understood.
Very good!
very important to understand what is going to happen and they all did a excellent job. very precise and made my husband feel that he could think about his decisions on his illness.
Follows my cancer care very carefully.
Excellent consultation.
Extremely impressed with thoroughness, preparation before appt. & amount of time spent with me.
dr. Srinivas has been very responsive to me.
They were highly kind, I could tell I was in good hands.
A very cordial provider having very good experience in her field.
All good.
Both doctors that saw me were very professional and knowledgeable about my condition and medications.
Dr. Sandhya is the best!
Dr. & PA both made my appt. easy and comfortable.
Very professional and respectful.
Dr. Srinivas was one of the best MD's I have had the pleasure of dealing with.
Very pleasant experience.
Even the volunteer was very caring.
Care is provided by everybody perfectly.
I feel this dr. is very good knowledgeable her duty but she had too many patients under her cares for not spend enough times w/patients.
Everybody in a hurry to get through process - feel partial attention.
I got NO answer to my one remaining concern (symptom) or any suggestions of how to alleviate it.
Seems rushed all the time.
Dr. Srinivas & John (NP) are very caring!
Great experience.
Excellent care on both the professional and personal levels.
Came to hear about possibility of clinical trial. This was not discussed.
I had a life threatening experience and felt so optimistic the whole time!
Everything was GREAT.
Very please with the PA, NP, and dr.'s patience and understanding the fragile situation.

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