Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Samuel So

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)
  • 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)

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