Hope S. Rugo


Breast oncologist

Dr. Hope Rugo is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in breast cancer treatment. She joined the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center after a decade at UCSF Medical Center, where she worked in bone marrow transplantation for a variety of diseases, including breast cancer.

Rugo is co-director of UCSF's breast cancer clinical trials program. She is the principal investigator for several clinical trials of potential new therapies. She is also an investigator with the Bay Area's SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) on breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute established SPORE to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary cancer research.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1984

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1987

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology, 1990

    UCSF Medical Center, Oncology, 1995

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Clinics I work with

Breast Care Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
286 Reviews
I feel very lucky Dr. Rugo is my Oncologist. She is wise and compassionate I have total confidence in her.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
284 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
281 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
274 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
281 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
284 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
285 Reviews