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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

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Medical Oncology, 2003

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    668 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 12, 2023
    Caring MD
    Dec 08, 2023
    Very professional and demonstrated genuine care to my questions
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrand is very knowledgeable and kind. I have great confidence in his ability to fight my cancer.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Provided very clear explanations and instructions. Made sure I understood all.
    Oct 12, 2023
    Dr texted me his observations on low levels of iron in my blood , not related to my disease being treated , and suggested iron supplements , which I will pursue !
    Oct 11, 2023
    Highly recommended
    Sep 29, 2023
    I am a retired dentist and I appreciate the care provided by the staff.
    Sep 27, 2023
    Dr. Extrian has been very professional and supportive on each of my many visits
    Sep 12, 2023
    My doctor is excellent in his field of expertise!
    Sep 04, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrand took the time to know me, and explained in understandable terms the details of the proposed treatment regiment to be started on the same day of my 1st consultation.
    Aug 30, 2023
    Dr Ekstrand was excellent!!!
    Aug 29, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrandt is really my idea of ideal physician. He's knowledgeable, helpful and kind.
    Aug 29, 2023
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr. E is excellent and listened carefully to my questions and ensured that I understood his responses
    Aug 16, 2023
    Always very professional and taking time to listen and answering my questions
    Aug 15, 2023
    Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Ekstrand. Feels like visiting with a friend.
    Aug 12, 2023
    A very good doctor
    Jul 23, 2023
    Wonderful doctor
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr Brad is a healer-the best kind of physician. Engaged, patient, kind, knowledgeable and a leader.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr.Ekstrand is Really good Dr.
    Jul 16, 2023
    Dr Ekstrand very knowledgeable of my symptoms and sympathetic to my dilemna
    Jul 15, 2023
    It is just great to have someone listen, and to address any concerns.
    Jul 14, 2023
    I feel very grateful Dr Ekstrand and his care team have taken care of me the past few years. He's truly the best!
    Jul 05, 2023
    Awayls caring answering concerns
    Jul 02, 2023
    Dr. Bradley Ekstrand was excellent in how he explained my condition and how we would treat it. Took the extra time to answer my questions and make me feel that I was getting excellent treatment. He also took the time to "get to know me" as this was our first visit. He also made sure that I was getting the appropriate type of PET scan as well as setting up my medication.
    Jun 27, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrand takes time to answer questions and give full and complete explanations.
    Jun 24, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrand is great!
    Jun 23, 2023
    I've received treatment for two different cancers and had Dr. Ekstrand as my doctor both times. He is an excellent doctor.
    Jun 18, 2023
    Excellent interaction; listened carefully
    Jun 15, 2023
    dr ekstrand is a great doctor.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Excellent care
    May 23, 2023
    Dr E is very good at explaining and his listening skills are very good. Ii always feel his focus when we are with him
    May 19, 2023
    I Always feel listened to ,and Dr always explains ,and answers all my questions.
    May 11, 2023
    Very grateful for the high quality of medical care
    May 04, 2023
    Dr. Ekstrand is wonderful. He explains things very well and answers all my questions. He spends enough time and is so informative. I feel I could not have a better doctor. I feel I am getting the best care possible.
    May 02, 2023
    Excellent experience with my care provider and all other staff
    Apr 28, 2023
    Kudos all around ...
    Apr 23, 2023
    Very good provider Knowledgeable and professional.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Patient, thorough, informative, good communication
    Apr 06, 2023
    Very good. I'll follow Dr. Ekstrand In spite of the wall which the web portal puts up
    Apr 03, 2023
    This was my first appointment with Dr. Ekstrund and it was exceedingly positive. His knowledge, demeanor and care was first rate!
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr. Bradley Ekstrand is wonderful. He explains things well. He is very pleasant. He never hurries. I feel very fortunate to have him for my doctor. I trust him completely.
    Mar 09, 2023
    They were exceptionally kind
    Feb 21, 2023
    Dr Ekstrand is an excellent doctor
    Feb 15, 2023
    I am lucky to be a patient of Dr. Ekstrand.
    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 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
    Dr Ekstrand always takes time to listen to questions and provides clear answers.
    Dec 24, 2022
    I've had Dr. Ekstrand twice for 2 different types of cancer. He is excellent.
    Dec 19, 2022
    Busy guy
    Dec 17, 2022
    Very pleased with Dr Exstrand'a 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 doctor,listens 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 Eckstrand 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