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Samuel So

Academic Appointments

  • Lui Hac Minh Professor in the School of Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Surgical Oncology 875 Blake Wilbur Dr Clinic B Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6000 Fax (650) 736-1048
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 566-8861
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • GI Oncology
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cancer - Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers - Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

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)
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Honors and 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)
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Professional Education

Residency: University of Minnesota MN (1988)
Fellowship: University of Minnesota School of Medicine MN (1989)
Internship: University of Minnesota MN (1981)
Medical Education: University of Hong Kong, China (1978)
Fellowship: Univ. of Minnesota, Mpls., MN, Multi-organ Transplantation (1989)
M.B., B.S.: Univ. of Hong Kong, Medicine and Surgery (1978)
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Community and International Work

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  • Samuel So, Mei-Sze Chua, Hongbo Sun, Dan-Hui, Dorothy Yang, Anya Tsalenko, Brian Jon Peter. "United States Patent 8,357489 Methods for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma", Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University; Agilent Technologies Inc, Jan 22, 2013




Prior Year Coursescourses of Samuel So

Postdoctoral Advisees

Wenjing LuLi MaMehlika Toy

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Through a 4 pronged comprehensive program: translational and clinical research, early detection and treatment, promoting education, awareness and immunization and building partnership, we are working towards the development of new strategies that will lead to the elimination of hepatitis B worldwide and reduce the threat and incidence of liver cancer. Current research efforts focus on evaluating potential new diagnostic and treatment markers and novel targeted therapy for primary liver cancer.


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