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Hala Borno


Medical oncologist

Dr. Hala Borno is a medical oncologist who cares for patients who have cancers along the urinary tract, including kidney, bladder, testicular and prostate cancer. She specializes in treating prostate cancer.

Borno's research focuses on improving access to cancer clinical trials and digital health innovation.

Borno earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology at UCSF, where she was selected chief oncology fellow. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

  • Education

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Medical Oncology, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    122 Ratings
    About our process
    May 19, 2023
    Dr. Borno ordered a blood transfusion then an MRI when I mentioned my overall rising fatigue and difficulty raising my legs into my auto. The transfusion occurred promptly. I feel I have more energy and breath. Awaiting MRI following instructions to avoid burden on vertebrae and monitoring symptoms that may indicate a further vertebrae deformity
    May 03, 2023
    Dr. Borno is exceptional in all respects.
    Apr 16, 2023
    Dr Hala Borno is the best. I've been her patient for six years and she saved my life. Thankful!!!
    Apr 12, 2023
    Dr Borno is an all around outstanding practitioner!
    Mar 08, 2023
    Dr. H.Borno is a competent knowledgeable and caring medical oncologist. She is an excellent doctor. I am honored and privileged to have her as my doctor in the department of urological oncology in UCSF Medical Center.
    Feb 15, 2023
    She is the best of the best
    Jan 18, 2023
    Hala Borno is a very special person and doctor. I am lucky to have her taking care of me.
    Dec 28, 2022
    This doctor is exceptional! Very caring competent and gets the job done. Wonderful---people are always surprised when I say I look forward to meeting with my oncologist.
    Dec 05, 2022
    I was very impressed by the professionalism knowledge and thoroughness of Dr. Borno. I'm a physician and her approach represents what the practice of medicine should be.
    Nov 30, 2022
    Took a great interest in personal matter related to my condition very much appreciated.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr. Borno is a smart caring thoughtful and empathetic doctor. I couldn't be happier with my care.
    Nov 04, 2022
    I love Dr. Borno. She is a terrific doctor.
    May 19, 2022
    Dr Borno is excellent
    Apr 29, 2022
    All good experience
    Feb 16, 2022
    Dr. Borno is Exceptional in all respects!
    Dec 28, 2021
    I have enjoyed my care with Dr. Borno. She's consistently knowledgeable professional and friendly.
    Nov 18, 2021
    Dr Hala Borno is an exceptional doctor in all aspects. She took time out of her busy schedule to call me and console me when she found out about my son's unexpected death. I have complete confidence In her care for me. I don't believe I could find a better doctor for my disease.
    Nov 09, 2021
    Thank You UCSF for your care!
    Oct 07, 2021
    Details about who will do what by when are often vague. I have had to message the provider's team to get information in this or to get it done.
    Oct 01, 2021
    I usually send my provider a list of items that I want to discuss. This makes it easier for both of us to be on the same page during our encounter.
    Sep 28, 2021
    I found Dr. Borno very knowledgable patient and she listened well to my concerns and questions.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Dr. Borno has been excellent throughout my entire UCSF engagement.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Good experience.
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