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Adil I. Daud


Oncologist and melanoma specialist
Immunotherapy researcher, history and literature buff

Dr. Adil Daud, an oncologist, specializes in melanoma and other skin cancers. He is co-director of the Melanoma Center. In addition to caring for patients, he directs research to better understand the biology of melanoma and to develop new treatments. He has developed and led many clinical trials that have expanded the use of gene therapy for melanoma.

Daud earned a medical degree at the Government Medical College, Nagpur. He completed both an internship and a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in hematology-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to joining UCSF Medical Center, he was a researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, for seven years.

Daud has won numerous awards, including a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and selection as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

  • Education

    Government Medical College, Nagpur, 1986

  • Residencies

    Indiana University School of Medicine, 1997

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2000

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


The future of cancer therapy is here, and it is immunotherapy. And it arrived a lot sooner than expected!

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    360 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 25, 2023
    An excellent caregiver in all respects. Very grateful.
    Nov 23, 2023
    Dr Daud and his teams are excellent with the health care they provide. God Bless them all
    Oct 15, 2023
    Dr. Daud is one of the BEST physicians I have ever had treatment from. He makes it seem like he has all day for just me. He answers all my questions patiently and involves me in my treatments. I really feel I am part of the team to cure my cancer and not just a patient/ victim of it.
    Oct 06, 2023
    I've never met a doctor like Adil Daud. He inspires me to think bigger and more ambitiously about about medicine and my own health.
    Sep 29, 2023
    The absolute best!
    Sep 23, 2023
    Dr Daud is excellent. Love him and already have recommended!
    Aug 19, 2023
    Technology worked fine. Physician was responsive understanding and helpful (as usual).
    Aug 17, 2023
    I enjoy very much working with Dr. Daud.
    Aug 10, 2023
    Dr Daud was incredibly attentive helpful and compassionate to my situation. He followed through quickly to help find a resolution to my issue. I appreciate the wonderful doctor and person he is!
    Aug 04, 2023
    Dr Daud is kind empathetic and professional. He listened and gave me options to choose. He reassured me and promised to make decision after he spoke with other physicians who are taking care of me. He said he would present my case at the tumor board for more suggestions.
    Aug 03, 2023
    Outstanding in every respect.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Wouldn't change a thing
    Jun 23, 2023
    Dr. Daud is the best!!
    Jun 22, 2023
    The doctor and his Fellow MD are great. I like an appreciate their treatment and concern for me. I am concerned that my communications to my doctor will be lost overlooked or just not read. Somehow the communication system needs to be improved.
    Jun 09, 2023
    All doctors I've dealt with from UCSF have been very good polite and extremely professional
    Jun 02, 2023
    Dr. Daud has been consistent in his care and concern for my health as has the whole team. My thanks and appreciation to them all.
    May 25, 2023
    Felt that doctor really heard what I was saying and gave clear answer
    Apr 27, 2023
    I enjoy working with Dr. Daud very much.
    Apr 20, 2023
    All good
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr. Daud is excellent and I highly recommend him to anyone who has melanoma
    Mar 28, 2023
    I adore my Doctor! Saved my life!
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr. Adil is excellent- good listener explains well and very easy to talk to.
    Mar 10, 2023
    Moderately hard of hearing. Wearing masks made understanding slightly more difficult.
    Mar 09, 2023
    I'm in year three with Dr. Daud. He's a friendly professional knowledgeable doctor who goes beyond just creating the melanoma follow up conditions of the moment to considering other health conditions of mine.
    Feb 20, 2023
    Dr. Daud is the bestI'm blessed to be his patient.
    Feb 17, 2023
    We are continually impressed with the expertise and fine customer service that we receive from Dr. Daud and his team.
    Feb 17, 2023
    I had some concerns to some new pumps in my chest and he referred me immediatly to the appropriate MD to help me. Fantastic
    Feb 12, 2023
    Dr. Daud has really improved his bedside manner compared to how he was initially. It is an amazing improvement!
    Feb 11, 2023
    Feb 10, 2023
    Dr. Daud listens shares his amazing knowledge with me respectfully and includes me and my husband in the conversation about my treatment.
    Feb 01, 2023
    Experience was extremely good.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Exelent expierece.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Dr. Daud had given thought to my case and my previous questions regarding melanoma trials before our meetings. During the meeting he included me in the decision process.
    Oct 21, 2022
    Dr. Daud is the BEST!
    Oct 08, 2022
    Dr. Daud is extremely knowledgeable yet easy to talk to and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. I appreciate his positivity and humility.
    Sep 25, 2022
    Dr. Daud is smart astute kind and caring. I have been seeing him for 6 years and have always had complete confidence in him.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr Daud is amazing!
    Aug 27, 2022
    I have met with the provider approximately 4 times since diagnosis. I was dreading this visit because of the distance (2 hour drive) and the fact that he usually seems preoccupied and his responses to questions leave me confused. At this appointment he seemed engaged explained and was quite helpful. It was quite refreshing!
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr. Daub is very thorough in reviewing my health and informative about what future treatment will be. I always look forward to our visits.
    May 19, 2022
    Dr Daud is pleasant and inspires confidence In his knowledge. He Is VERY thorough.
    May 19, 2022
    Had more questions about my diagnosis so sent a message through My Chart but never heard a response.
    May 07, 2022
    Dr. Daud was extremely helpful and aware of my needs and condition.
    May 07, 2022
    I was so agitated over the delay that I was unable to be relaxed enough to have a comfortable conversation at this appointment. I have always had an excellent relationship with my provider who I have been seeing routinely for over ten years.
    Apr 22, 2022
    I can't say enough about Dr. Daud. Although he is world famous and rightly so you never feel like he is the most important person in the room. That person is always you. He is down to earth caring compassionate and genuinely likable. But most of all he is The Best at what he does - saving lives. I will never be able to thank him enough for that.
    Apr 01, 2022
    Dr. Daud and the staff are always kind and encouraging.
    Mar 26, 2022
    Good experience.
    Mar 18, 2022
    Daud is the best!
    Mar 15, 2022
    He's amazing!
    Feb 11, 2022
    I always come away encouraged about the treatment I'm receiving
    Decorative Caduceus

    A Study of SGN-BB228 in Advanced Melanoma and Other Solid Tumors

    Any untoward medical occurrence in a clinical investigational participant administered a medicinal product and which does not necessarily have a causal relationship with this treatment.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Peripheral T Cell Determinants of Response and Resistance to Pembrolizumab in Melanoma

    The investigators will identify the genes predictive of response to anti-PD-1 therapy by testing for significant associations across expression rates of each gene and response/resistance, within a hurdle-Gaussian mixed-effect fram...