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Dr. Bradley Ekstrand is a genitourinary oncologist who has particular interest and expertise in treating patients with lymphoma and genitourinary cancers. His background in the molecular biology of cancer gives him a unique perspective, combining a scientist's view of disease with a doctor's expertise, to bring the best care to patients with cancer.

Ekstrand earned his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, where he also completed a doctorate in cancer biology. During his doctoral studies, he worked in the lab of acclaimed cancer genetics researcher Dr. Eric Fearon, where he focused on tumor suppressor genes. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. During his fellowship, he worked extensively in lymphoma with Drs. Sandra Horning and Gilbert Chu.

Ekstrand is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Association of Northern California Oncologists, where he serves as vice president. Through his work with these organizations, he advocates for high-quality cancer care for all patients.

A native of Boulder, Colorado, Ekstrand enjoys outdoor recreation, particularly alpine skiing, swimming and long-distance running. Outside of work, he devotes most of his time to family activities with his wife and three children. An avid sports fan, he follows Stanford athletics, European soccer leagues and the Denver Broncos.

  • Education

    Yale School of Medicine, 1997

    Yale School of Medicine, PhD, Cancer Biology, 1997

  • Residencies

    Mount Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2000

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Medical Oncology, 2003

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    541 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 21, 2023
    Dr Ekstrand is an excellent doctor
    Feb 15, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrand is extraordinarily patient when it comes to questions and helpful. I felt understood and heard. He offered to reach out to a radiologist he knows which is above and beyond expectations. He took the time to listen and explain.
    Feb 15, 2023
    I am lucky to be a patient of Dr. Ekstrand.
    Feb 11, 2023
    Everything the doctor did and said was positive and inspired confidence in us that we had the right doctor and team.
    Jan 13, 2023
    Can't say enough good things about Dr. Ekstrand. He is the best and the whole reason for where I am today. His professionalism down to earth style and expertise is why I continue to want to be in his care.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr Ekstrand has strong listening skills and is thoughtful in his responses which is very helpful
    Jan 10, 2023
    Dr Ekstrand is excellent caring and thorough
    Dec 26, 2022
    Dr. Ekstrand is both very knowledgeable and sympathetic. A rare combination.
    Dec 24, 2022
    I've had Dr. Ekstrand twice for 2 different types of cancer. He is excellent.
    Dec 24, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand always takes time to listen to questions and provides clear answers.
    Dec 19, 2022
    Busy guy
    Dec 17, 2022
    Very pleased with Dr Ekstrand's treatment plan and follow-up.
    Dec 06, 2022
    Very thoughtful kind and took his time
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand was warm and engaging. He created a sense of calm. He spent a lot of time with me. Asking questions. Probing deeper to further understand my answers. He gave me clear next steps (blood work) talked about potential outcomes. All in an understandable and calming way. I was really happy with my visit and will recommend him.
    Nov 18, 2022
    Dr. Ekstrand is an excellent doctor
    Nov 12, 2022
    Nov 11, 2022
    Doctor was very helpful and friendly and he answered all my questions
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Bradley Ekstrand is excellent. He listens to all my questions and answers them. He gives me important information about my treatment and condition. He takes all of the time I need. He never rushes the appointment. He has a very caring manner. I feel very fortunate to have him for my doctor.
    Nov 08, 2022
    Very good
    Nov 07, 2022
    I am a retired dentist and appreciate the professionalism of the office.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Provider OK except for being tardyDon't know if he will inform internest or not
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr. Ekstrand is exceptional and cares about my health. I have recommended him to my friends and family for oncology needs.
    Oct 07, 2022
    The doctor was extremely professional informative and responsive to my questions. He asked excellent background questions and articulately explained the likely causes of my anemia. He described what could be done (very little until I finish my LupronEligard treatment) and laid out the cost/benefit analysis of stopping treatment early - low probability/high consequence risk so not worth taking.
    Sep 30, 2022
    I had a very good experience he's a wonderful doctor
    Sep 18, 2022
    The doctor is even better than a 5
    Sep 06, 2022
    Very thorough chart notes. Kind and intelligent doctorlistens to the patient
    Sep 06, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand has been my Oncologist since 2017. He is an amazing Dr and I am blessedTo be under his care.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand listened intently and compassionately to my medical concerns for recent lung lesions on CT scan. Gave me several treatment scenarios and alternatives.
    Aug 22, 2022
    Always consistently consistent
    Aug 21, 2022
    Prior to beginning my session on with Dr. Ekstrand asked if I had any objections to having a student from Duke University sit in on our session as a means for helping the student decide her career path forward as an oncologist.I had no objections to this request and found it extremely courteous that the doctor was astute enough to take such an approach.
    Aug 10, 2022
    I wish he was a GP and I would see him in a heartbeat
    Aug 01, 2022
    Highly satisfied
    Jul 29, 2022
    Dr. Ekstrand is very accommodating. He is a very good listener. I have faith in both his knowledge and ability.
    Jul 25, 2022
    Extremely happy with Doctor and the team.
    Jul 24, 2022
    The care concerns follow up has always been addressed- services provided have always been excellent.
    Jul 21, 2022
    Very impressed
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand is an amazing professional knowledgeable kind concerned caring doctor and I'm blessed he is my physician.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Jul 19, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand is consistently the best physician interactions I ever have I wish all were like him
    Jul 17, 2022
    Highly Recommend Best
    Jul 12, 2022
    He made everything very clear to us and answered all our questions
    Jun 09, 2022
    A truly outstanding oncologist
    Jun 03, 2022
    It was a very good visit I feel confident I will beat this
    Jun 02, 2022
    May 26, 2022
    Since my course of treatment is finished there was no discussion of further treatment. It's just a continued matter of checking to make sure there's no recurrence of my cancer.
    May 18, 2022
    All perfect
    May 13, 2022
    Apr 21, 2022
    I was very anxious prior to my scheduled app however once my app was under way I knew I was in "good hands"!
    Apr 21, 2022
    Great Doctor
    Apr 05, 2022
    I was very concerned about recent test results that landed me in this office. All of my questions were answered and I left feeling so well cared for.
    Apr 04, 2022
    Dr Ekstrand expressed much concern for my condition and was very patient with listening to my concerns and questions He took the time to explain my care and condition clearly and sympathetically. He was very respectful towards me as a person a female and a senior and not dismissive.
    Mar 31, 2022
    The doctor spent a lot of time with me; getting to understand my history my lifestyle and what may have led to my condition. He explained his thoughts on causes and also what I can do to get help with my condition going forward.
    Mar 24, 2022
    Dr. Ekstrand is a superb oncologist with sensitivity for his patients.
    Mar 08, 2022
    Always good !!!
    Mar 04, 2022
    Very good
    Mar 03, 2022
    Excellent doctor. Very kind patient and compassionate. He has stellar medical credentials and people skills which is a rare combination!
    Feb 03, 2022
    Very professional
    Jan 21, 2022
    Could not ask for a better doctor.
    Jan 14, 2022
    No treatment yet do still TBD.
    Nov 19, 2021
    Dr Ekstrand is quite a good and active listener -spends quality non rushed time with me!
    Oct 23, 2021
    Dr answered all question about my care and provided literature about any side affects that I may experience from the medication
    Oct 22, 2021
    Physian explained clearly of risks and seriousness.of my condition and promised resolving my treatments recent detrimental side effects pending CT Scan lab test
    Sep 26, 2021
    Very through and wrote things down for us. He did not seem in a hurry to get to the next patient
    Aug 26, 2021
    I have already described my most positive experience with Dr. Ekstrand in the previous segment (please read it there). He has been God-sent to me not just by my account but from my daughters who accompanied me on separate occasions.
    Aug 05, 2021
    Dr Ekstrand most caring and professional manner in his medical profession in my life dependent struggle
    Aug 04, 2021
    Very good
    Jul 27, 2021
    Information was presented with much care and compassion. Was also presented in a way I could understand and then make necessary decisions.
    Jul 20, 2021
    Dr ekstrand is a great doctor.
    Jul 06, 2021
    Every time I walked away from the visit feeling grateful that Dr. Ekstrand was my oncologist and I've been benefitted from his sincere recommendations for my best interest. Earnest and caring.
    Jun 24, 2021
    May 31, 2021
    good experience
    May 30, 2021
    Actually Dr. Ekstrand show much more Conner of my health than I myself in a positive and proactive way looking to improve my well being as well as personal comfort.
    May 06, 2021
    Dr. Ekstrand has demonstrated over and over again his sensitive caring nature expertise and attentive concern for my well-being. He is very perceptive and has provided me with thoughtful guidance. Brad Ekstrand is a true healer.
    May 02, 2021
    Dr. Ekstrand was kind thoughtful and so knowledgeable. Wonderful!!!