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Dr. Ross Okimoto is a medical oncologist who specializes in caring for adult patients with soft tissue and bone sarcomas (a type of malignant tumor). He works with a team of surgeons, radiation oncologists and pathologists to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients.

A physician-scientist, Okimoto conducts research in addition to providing care. The overarching goal of his laboratory-based investigations is to improve outcomes for cancer patients. His current research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that promote tumor cell metastasis (the spread of cancer to other parts of the body).

Okimoto attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center and a fellowship in medical oncology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Creighton University School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    Tufts Medical Center, Internal Medicine , 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Medical Oncology , 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    40 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 29, 2023
    I have two providers one at UCSF and at APIC and this is the first time their recommendations are different.
    Jun 25, 2023
    Dr. Okimoto is an outstanding Sarcoma Oncologist. I have met many across the country and he is among the best. His depth of knowledge and analytical skills combined with compassion for the patient makes him special.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr Okimoto is a wonderful caring and skilled professional. I am grateful to him as I would literally not be alive if he had not treated me for my cancer.
    Dec 30, 2022
    Outstanding sarcoma oncologist. I have met sarcoma oncologists all over the country and Dr. Okimoto stands with the best.
    Sep 09, 2022
    Wonderful visit. Great discussions
    Mar 05, 2022
    He prescribed a chemo pill and only mentioned one side effect. I asked about my cancer he originally told me rhabdomyosarcoma last year; during our call he said that's not what you have; I said wow then what do I have? He said something to the effect it's complicated don't worry about it. Seriously!!!