Matthew A. Gubens


Lung cancer specialist

Dr. Matthew Gubens is a thoracic oncologist, or lung cancer specialist. He specializes particularly in treating non–small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, and mesothelioma. He sees patients in the UCSF Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In his research, Gubens studies lung cancer and new treatment strategies.

Gubens earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF Medical Center and a fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford. He also has a master of science degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Gubens is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group and American College of Physicians.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Public Health, Master of Science, 2000

    Stanford School of Medicine, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Medical Oncology, 2011

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Clinics I work with

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
226 Reviews
I feel extremely fortunate to have an expert of Dr. Gubens' stature as my oncologist! And he explains everything thoroughly and in an easy-to-understand manner and fully addresses all my questions. I'm deeply grateful to be in such excellent and caring hands!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
225 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
225 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
222 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
224 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
224 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
222 Reviews

Selected research

Decorative Caduceus

Pembrolizumab With or Without Chemotherapy Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Stage I-III...

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