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Dr. Peter Sayre specializes in adult bone marrow transplantation and other treatments for leukemia, multiple myeloma, lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease.

Sayre is a director of clinical research at UCSF. His research interests focus on allogeneic stem cell transplants (which use cells from a matching donor) and leukemia in older adults. His work on these subjects has been widely published in medical and other scientific journals.

Sayre earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Yale College, graduating magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and he earned a doctorate in immunology at Harvard University. He completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF before joining the faculty in 1996.

  • Education

    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1990

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego, Internal Medicine, 1993

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Oncology, 1996

    UCSF, Hematology, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • Languages



Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    77 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 18, 2023
    I have been under Dr. Sayre's care for over 16 years. Familiarity in this relationship makes for easy and comfortable discussions. I have confidence under his care.
    Jun 16, 2023
    I have been Dr. Sayre's patient for almost 16 years. We have established a good relationship.
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr. Sayre explains things very well and he answers my questions right away. He listens to everything I want or need to say to him.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Sayre has overseen my care for over 15 years. We are very accustomed to his ways. He knows my health conditions like his own.
    Jan 16, 2023
    I really am not knowledgeable of others conflicted with any type of cancer
    Oct 08, 2022
    I have much trouble communicating NOT with the doctor with his helpers. Left couple of voice mail requesting understanding for his IT treatment. My husband requires much help he has half body paralyzed. No response to address the handling of a new treatment
    Oct 07, 2022
    I am looking forward to a meeting that has not yet been scheduled.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr Sayre has always been responsive and supportive providing information that benefits my overall health.
    Jun 11, 2022
    My doctor explains things and lets me know what future medications will probably be and the amount of time I will probably be taking those medications.
    May 18, 2022
    Did not come to the call with information previously discussed. Therefore recollection was inaccurate. Drs. Responded didnt March with what he previously said. Leaving us dumbfounded as to why he previously led us in a different direction.