Yuen So, MD, PhD

Yuen So, MD, PhD

Neuromuscular neurologist, Neurophysiologist

4.8 out of 5
168 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Neuromuscular Program

General Neurology Clinic

Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine Office of Student Affairs (1982) CT
  • Board Certification: Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2011)
  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1984) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1988) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1987) CA
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1989)
  • BS, Northwestern University
  • PhD, Rockefeller University
  • MD, Yale University

Honors & Awards

  • AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, Association of American Medical Colleges (2005)
  • America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America (2004)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. (2003-present)
  • Elected member, American Neurological Association (1997)
  • L. Forno Award for Teaching Excellence, Stanford Department of Neurology (1999)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Neurology Clinics, Department of Neurology (1999 - Present)
  • Director, Residency Program, Department of Neurology (1999 - 2010)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. So has always treated me with respect and has been extremely friendly with me and my family.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. So seems to be an excellent doctor and human being

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. So in his material, I won't change it for anything. Has helped me to put my life forward.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I am a physician. Standford has the best attitude of ANY hospital I have been or worked in no or so Calif.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I respect Dr. So greatly and have recommended him to others.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

He addressed all of my issues & then some. I wish we had doctors like Dr. So in the Central Valley. Closer to home.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Everything went well everyone we talked to was very informative and nice.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Provider had difficulty telling me that he could not help me further. It was unclear whether I should schedule another appointment with him. The resident accompanying him later explained it to me concisely.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. So and staff THE BEST.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. So is wonderful. Explains everything. Take time with you and let me know that if I need anything call. Nurses are great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I used to be in great physical shape in my 40s. I am out of shape but working on it. the doctor reminded me how fit I used to be. His comments motivated me to exercise more but it was not an uplifting appointment.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. So is excellent in all matters. Extremely nice person. Very professional, etc.

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4.8 out of 5
168 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. So has always treated me with respect and has been extremely friendly with me and my family.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. So seems to be an excellent doctor and human being

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. So in his material, I won't change it for anything. Has helped me to put my life forward.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I am a physician. Standford has the best attitude of ANY hospital I have been or worked in no or so Calif.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I respect Dr. So greatly and have recommended him to others.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

He addressed all of my issues & then some. I wish we had doctors like Dr. So in the Central Valley. Closer to home.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Everything went well everyone we talked to was very informative and nice.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Provider had difficulty telling me that he could not help me further. It was unclear whether I should schedule another appointment with him. The resident accompanying him later explained it to me concisely.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. So and staff THE BEST.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. So is wonderful. Explains everything. Take time with you and let me know that if I need anything call. Nurses are great!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I used to be in great physical shape in my 40s. I am out of shape but working on it. the doctor reminded me how fit I used to be. His comments motivated me to exercise more but it was not an uplifting appointment.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. So is excellent in all matters. Extremely nice person. Very professional, etc.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I would like to have physician to do little be more research about each patients unique symptoms not to look at it as general and be more "empathetic".

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Stanford Care is the BEST care I have ever experienced. I feel so fortunate to be able to be under the care of Dr So his assistants

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Very satisfied.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

There is NO treatment for Ataxia - still had questions to ask when time was up.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Best possible experience throughout.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. So also coordinated with my other doctors.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I am very grateful with all the staff that they gave me in the Stanford Hospital.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. So was very thorough & kind. He's the best!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Yeun So is very patient, answers all my questions, explains very well all the possible treatments, side effects,etc.. He is a wonderful doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2015

My doctor & care providers knew my medical history treated me personable & are at the top of their field with knowledge.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Everything about Dr. So was excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Both the Resident and the Doctor were excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. So only stopped in for 5-10 minutes. Another doctor did the lumbar puncture. Dr. So seemed to be very concerned about my dysarthria.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Doctor Yuen So was very professional and explained my health situation in a clear and understandable way.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Have seen Dr. So for nine years, occasionally. Re-assuring & plain language discussions.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Everyone was great/very caring.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Stanford is trying hard to provide the best of care. It is working.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Excellent humanistic care!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. So is an excellent dr. Very kind, explains everything that you can understand.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I have full confidence in Dr. So - through examinations very patient with me and wife.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Y. So is exceptional - He literally saved my life!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2014

We really liked Dr. Hammond best over 2 other docs previously seen. Dr. So, if consulted only comes in @ end of visit. He's good too, but we really liked Dr. Hammond.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very friendly & showing excellent knowledge.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

As mentioned above Dr. So & Ms. Wolford were excellent, supportive, thorough & friendly! Thank you.