Pelin Cinar


Gastrointestinal cancer specialist
Mom and oncologist dedicated to quality and patient safety

Dr. Pelin Cinar is a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology with a particular interest in pancreatic cancer. As director of quality improvement for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, she is committed to developing projects to ensure that each oncology patient at UCSF receives superior care.

Cinar earned her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She received her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at UCSF, where she was appointed chief fellow. During her fellowship, she became passionate about quality improvement in health care and participated in efforts to improve care for oncology patients.

In 2014, Cinar joined the faculty of the Stanford Department of Medicine as a gastrointestinal oncologist. She was also assistant medical director for cancer care quality and associate director for quality and curriculum for Stanford's oncology fellowship program. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Training Program.

  • Education

    UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2007

  • Residencies

    UC Irvine Medical Center, 2010

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages



I am committed to finding ways we can improve and continue to deliver the best possible care.

Clinics I work with

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

Pancreas Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
62 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
62 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
60 Reviews

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