Sandy Srinivas

Medical oncologist, Urologic specialist, Genitourinary specialist


Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Tamil

Biography


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


Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2009)
  • Fellowship: UCSF Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship (1994) CA
  • Residency: Rochester Regional Health at Unity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1991) NY
  • 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)

Publications

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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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Neurogenetic Cancer Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Patient Ratings

(46 Ratings)

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4.8/5

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(264 reviews)

Dr Srinivasan is easy to understand and answered my question so I could understand.
Dr. Srinivas is professional in her dealings and pleasant to talk to. She is clear in her report and explanations and clearly discusses the treatments that she recommends.
Excellent physician
Very understanding and thorough on health items.
She is a very caring doctor. I feel fortunate to have her looking after my care.
Very efficient and prepared.
She is a nice doctor.
Excellent Doctor
Excellent oncologist
She is a great clinician.
She was informative, concerned, and professional. She answered all of my questions, and explained what next steps are.
I very much appreciate both the thoroughness of her questions and that I felt listened to. I look forward to her care.
Dr. Srinivas explains things thoroughly, is kind, and seems to care about my well-being.
She's quick and efficient.
Sandhya was very kind and knowledgeable. She made me feel valued and cared for.
She's clear, articulate with losts of knowledge
Love her!!!!! She is the best.
Very informative and clearly presented
Excellent physician. Easy to communicate. Listens to patient’s viewpoint carefully.
She and her number 2 seemed clear, responsive, and thoughtful. I appreciated it.
Dr. Sandhya is very good.
She seemed extremely knowledgeable about my condition. And explained my upcoming procedures very clearly.
She’s fantastic
Excellent physician who guides me very well.
She is fantastic!
She continues to provide good service and her office made sure I had my lab work orders sent to me on a rush basis. This allowed me to get the lab work done and the results available within 48 hours.
Thank you for your excellent care
Excellent and caring.
Direct informative answered every question. Appreciated her time
It was a positive experience with her.
Dr. Srinivas seems to really care about me as her patient and takes the time to listen and understand my concerns
She is very nice, caring and helpful.
Thank you. I am very grateful for your assistance.
I liked her professional approach and glad that she had previously spoken to other key Dr. players and was awared of the latest technologies available.
good doctor
Excellent oncologist
dr sirnivas excellant
I am pleased with the medical care I am receiving
Professional, concerned, answered by questions
She is fantastic! ðŸ™
Dr. Sandhya has been treating me well for over 12 years now with very good therapy. My cancer is controlled.
Dr. Srinivas was thorough and very clear with layman-level conversation. She mapped out the probable clear and understandable roadmap for my treatment. This clear path gives me stronger coping and confidence feelings.
She is a an excellent Doctor, kind and professional.
Well done!
I appreciate the kindness she showed me during our visit. Thank you.
Thank you
DR. Srinivas is an outstanding physician who provides all relevant information to a patient, and she listens to the patient attentively and responds helpfully.
Great Doctor!
Thank you for the willingness to accommodate me in using Sutter Health in cooperation with Stanford. It felt so good and a relief to know I could be supported by both in this process.
competent
Sandhya was a great provider, she and her team kept me informed and let me know the next steps in the process
She is doing a good job of helping me through my illness and trying to do what is best, despite what seems like she has very busy schedules. Overall, I am glad she is taking care and interest in my treatment.
i like sandy
I believe that Dr. Srinivas is caring and compassionate towards her patients. I am very appreciative of her, and of her care & guidance.
Very concise and easily understood.
Very caring and thorough.
Dr. Srinivas provides invaluable solution to my prostate cancer treatment, Without visiting Dr. Srinivas, I will never have the chance of getting this new treatment, which will be the effective way to fight my cancer. Dr. Srinivas give me impressions of decisive communication skill and immense knowledge on prostate cancer treatment solutions. I feel very lucky to visit Dr. Srinivas and hopefully my prostate cancer will have the best treatments in the futre. Thank you.
The meeting was good, but there was a few times where I could only see half of her face on the video
Very thorough and to the point.
Very knowledgeable and decisive
She has earned my trust and respect. I feel she has my best interest in mind and always gives good advice.
Dr. Srinivas was very helpful. She explained all options thoroughly. Dr. Bergstrom was also very helpful and explained well.
Excellent bedside manner… came across as highly knowledgeable, competent , firm and caring…
Very knowledgeable and made clear her thoughts on a potential treatment plan, thank you!
Very knowledgable and helpful.
She is an acknowledged expert in this field and her recommendations were clearly stated and very reasonable.
Dr. Srinivas was extremely thorough with clear priorities for my treatment plan, which all made sense to my wife and me.
Dr. Sandy Srinivas has been a well wisher, philosopher, friend, guide besides being my oncologist for five years. I trust her and her team immensely and I am confident Dr. Srinivas has nothing but my health's best interests in mind at all times. Thank you Dr. Srinivas.
She is a great doctor. She communicates very well and is very empathetic to you needs.
A great doctor. Provides good explanations and a rational thought process for her evaluations and recommended plan for future care.
Her service has improved.
Dr. Srinivas is intelligent, matter of fact, and precise in determining the best treatment plan. She explains clearly and thoroughly and answers all questions .
All good.
I am happy with Dr. Srinivas.
Very nice and helpful
She is competent and well-informed. Answers questions clearly.
Very informative, knowledgable and a good listener
Very organized presentation. Together her team and I established a followup plan.
Very helpful,very caring
Very professional, clear, and helpful.
I felt it was very productive first visit. She explained my situation, answered my questions and offered a plan for the necessary next step in order to form a treatment plan.
Great Dr ! I like that she is caring and explain in detail everything.
She is always very kind and clear an her comments, also if I have questions she releo. I am very happy with Dr Srinivas services.
She is communicates very well and is very professional. One of the best Dr's that I have had the priviledge of seeing.
She's the best.
Dr. Srinivas was friendly and informative as usual.
Outstanding Doctor.
A great doctor. Does her homework and always definitively answers my questions.
She was very interested in how I was feeling and listened to what I had to say. Very good appointment visit.
Great Dr . ! Amazing
I look forward to having Dr. Srinivas as a care provider.
Dr Srinivas is an intelligent, compassionate doctor who is always prepared for our meetings. I’m very happy and lucky to be under her care.
She’s a wonderful oncologist always trying to keep me cancer free offering different treatments. I’m lucky to have her.
Very knowledgeable to the point of what I need to do.
excellent
Knowledgeable professional and caring Doctor
Most excellent doctor
Very good doctor
Very professional and truly concerned for my health and well-being. A great doctor..
A very caring and brilliant Doctor.
Thank you for your advise and guidance.
Explained things well.
Very thorough and explained options well
always very helpful
She was very knowledgeable and direct ,
I appreciate that she is going to follow up on some lab results for me.
Knowledgeable and caring
Great doctor
Professional and answered all my questions and concerns!
She is excellent and care about patients.
When Dr. Srinivas came on the video, I was able to hear her speak quite clearly. Thank you for asking.
Very knowledgeable
Dr Srinivas has been my oncologist for two years and I've been very happy and impressed with her.
I am glad she is hangin in there with me. Been over three years.
She is a superstar.
Very straight forward and explained what my future treatments will be
caring and professional
Very nice Doctor.
Very nice ,Dr.explained CT scan and what the treatment plan would be everything I needed to know excellent Dr.
Dr. Srinivas is kind, skilled, knowledgeable and professional. I am blessed to have her as my doctor.
Have really enjoyed having her treat me. She is always up to date on my labs. and condition and is always well prepared for the visit.
Dr Srinivas is very thorough and compassionate in her approach.
Excellent Dr. Have known her more than 20 year's
Dr. Srinivas is an excellent doctor with a great video manner. We couldn't ask for more.
Excellent service and expertise; would highly recommend
I was very pleased with my experience with Dr Srinivasan
Every one very nice and helpful many thanks to all
I felt she listed and was concerned about my medical conditions.
Pleasant and professional
this was my first visit, with Dr. Srinivas. ask me this question after my follow up, but my first impression was a good one.
She is terrific.
She is good.
very knowledgeable, good attitude
Very personable and professional. Seems to always be well prepared for the meetings. Achieves good clarity with her answers. I feel that I have made the right choice with both her and her team!
Terrific oncologist
I don’t have problem with Doctor Srinivas at all. She is a wonderful doctor.
Personable
Highly pleased
Fantastic Doctor.
Dr Srinivas is awesome Dr. Pure and simple.
Dr. Srinivas in all my interactions with her has always been very helpful and clear about the healthcare treatment plan she has prescribed for me.
I respect all of her information
Excellent oncologist!!!!
Thank you for your time this morning!
Everything went well.
Too short a doctor appointment to get any opinion.
Great doctor who provides a reassuring feeling to her patient. Is very accommodating and both Dr. Srinivas and her tam are well informed about my chart and relevant information. Her team has so far responded quickly to my online questions, which has been impressive.
She is very good on video and as a doctor.
She and her assistant were easy to talk to and they directly answered my questions. They did not rush me.
Excellent doctor
Visit was very informative for me and it was easy to establish a rapport with Dr Srinivas. The video format was very comfortable for both of us. She made excellent recommendations for my ongoing care.
It was a great visit! It was great to see Dr Sirinivas. I appreciate Dr Sirinivas and Dr Jay Shah about the care and recommendation they have provided me. Sincerely
She is very personable and competent. I am lucky to have her as my doctor.
I appreciate it Chris Stoehr and us and willingness to answer all my questions. I’m sorry I ran beyond one hour but it might’ve helped to I’ve known that I was going to be ask my medical history again 10 minutes before appointment time . Not buy her a bit by an intake nurse.
She is very good about discussing the plan of care, discussing the outcomes,and test results. She discusses future treatment and care. She and her team are excellent.
I loved her communication style. She was direct and clear - even about bad news. But she still was able to leave me feeling hopeful. A wonderful skill.
She is excellent! Her counsel was great and well explained.
She’s great!
Pleasant and knowledgeable
Completely satisfied
She is very concise and up to date on the latest therapies. I am very confident being in her care.
Dr. Sandhya is excellent
Thank you for explaining everything with great detail. Thank you for your kindness.
She is excellent.
Just an excellent physician. In command of every aspects of my treatment.
She is good and answers are questions.
Overall very happy. Thank you.
She is amazing, not only physically but mentally as well! I would recommend her to everyone 😊
Very professional
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.
I made the decision to travel 3 hours each way to utilize your service when I could have good service within twenty minutes.
Love the care provider wonderful dr.
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.
EXCELLENT.
"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.
good
Good.
Follows my cancer care very carefully.
Excellent consultation.
GOOD
Extremely impressed with thoroughness, preparation before appt. & amount of time spent with me.
dr. Srinivas has been very responsive to me.
Excellent.
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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