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Samuel L. Washington III


Urologic cancer surgeon
Health care disparities researcher and movie enthusiast

Dr. Samuel L. Washington III is a urologic surgeon who specializes in oncology. He cares for patients with cancers of the genital and urinary organs, including prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.

In his research, Washington studies patient outcomes after cancer treatment, looking particularly at how differences in treatment impact survival outcomes for individuals with genital and urinary cancers.

Washington earned his medical degree, completed a residency in urology and completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at UCSF. He also has a master of advanced study degree in clinical research from UCSF.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 2012

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Urology, 2018

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Urologic Oncology, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Guidelines give us a road map to cancer treatment, but understanding where a patient is coming from personally lets us tailor care to the individual.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    354 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr Washington is an excellent doctor!
    Jul 01, 2023
    Dr. Washington went above and beyond with great patient care.
    Jul 01, 2023
    Excellent doctor!
    Jun 26, 2023
    No problem.
    Jun 24, 2023
    I don't recall hearing about risks.
    Jun 24, 2023
    My Dr was awesome
    Jun 04, 2023
    Dr. Samuel explained me very well and answered the questions I asked him about my illness
    May 30, 2023
    Waiting for results from biopsy before we discuss care and treatment options. Preliminary discussion has been very good.
    May 22, 2023
    They are the Best!
    May 21, 2023
    Very very good
    Apr 17, 2023
    Doctors should review the extensive question patients completed during the e-checkin PRIOR to appointment to review with patient.
    Apr 16, 2023
    This Dr Washington was as good a doctor as you could find anywhere! I give him my highest recommendation.
    Apr 08, 2023
    All staff and dr Washington we're very kind comforting and caring gave me peace of mind so I could complete the procedure
    Apr 03, 2023
    I was pleased with the care provider's service.
    Apr 01, 2023
    The Dr explained everything I needed to know and made me feel assured that he would help me
    Apr 01, 2023
    He was professional kind and helpful. Felt fortunate to have him on my team
    Apr 01, 2023
    Dr. Washington is the kindest gentlest attentive Dr. I've ever had.
    Mar 27, 2023
    Dr. Washington is a pleasure to meet with. He was great!
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr. Washington is an exceptional physician. Kind courteous compassionate and extremely knowledgable!! I am so blessed to be his patient!!
    Mar 11, 2023
    Dr. Washington is an excellent practitioner.
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr Washington exceeded all my expectations.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Excellent of Dr Washington made it easier to get over my self bought and agree to the procedure upcoming
    Feb 24, 2023
    First time in many years that the care provider contact me following up on a difficult or crisis situation. He provides an excellent level of care.
    Feb 20, 2023
    Dr. Washington + the entire clinic are absolutely ace.
    Feb 20, 2023
    Dr. Washington displays confidence and expertise in the most open and neighborly way.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Since I am so ignorant of the problem the care provider now the 2nd visit after 1st one some 2 years ago took me further into details of MRI then done and furthered my comprehension of what is happening and what so far seems to be the best way to go to deal with an ongoing test problem that seems to indicate a very serious problem. But now a week later I have new questions that was not delt with 3 of great importance to me to be able to continue with plans care giver recommended.
    Jan 23, 2023
    I have the highest confidence and trust in Dr. Washington!
    Jan 21, 2023
    Overall good experience.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Couldn't be more complementary about Dr. Washington and his staff
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Washington explained and described my health issue and recommendation.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Dr Sam Washington was excellent in the way he handled our meeting. He was friendly allowed me to ask all the many questions me and my wife had and provided valuable Information. He was very knowledgeable and we had a really good interchange. He exceeded our expectations for this first meeting.
    Sep 26, 2022
    Dr. Washington made me feel very comfortable and was professional.
    Sep 13, 2022
    Dr. Washington was Excellent! He is my new Urologist.
    Aug 27, 2022
    I like Dr. Washington. He's very nice. But sometimes I feel mildly frustrated that he doesn't provide direct answers to questions whose answers are probably not what I want to hear but are answers that feel like avoidance of saying an answer I wouldn't like. I.E.: Can I pay extra to be knocked out for the biopsy? Instead of just a straight up "No you can not." (Apparently) he says things I already know from our conversation: "I will deaden the prostate with lidocaine..." when from everything I hear the biopsy is still incredibly "uncomfortable." It's a very minor irksome bedside manner strategy I'm sure is taught to all physicians but I just personally prefer very direct to-the-point answers.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Jul 28, 2022
    Dr. Washington is a fabulous medical professional. He is kind thoughtful and extremely helpful.
    Jul 25, 2022
    Dr Samuel Washington could not have been better!
    Jul 23, 2022
    Outstanding physician in every way. So lucky and pleased I have him as my care giver
    Jul 17, 2022
    Dr. Washington is always the ideal!I am always very pleased by his manner and consultation.
    Jul 08, 2022
    Dr. Washington is an excellent doctor however it would give me pause to recommend him because of the poor ness of the facility he works for
    Jul 04, 2022
    Dr. Washington is so very thoughtful and caring. He speaks in terms patients can understand and takes his time. Always asking if there are any questions.
    May 28, 2022
    Again worried that if I miss the initial call to setup the MRI appointment setting that up may become a similar problem to getting the first urology appointment.
    May 01, 2022
    Doctor good after long wait to see him.
    Mar 07, 2022
    Dr Washington is easy to work with. Very patient and explained my problem in layman's terms.
    Feb 26, 2022
    Great first meeting on my second opinion on my cancer diagnosis. Great guy and will continue to see him
    Feb 12, 2022
    Dr. Washington is a first rate physician with the highest potential.
    Feb 05, 2022
    I'm very pleased with them
    Jan 18, 2022
    He thoroughly answered my questions about my issue.
    Jan 08, 2022
    Excellent & Punctual & Caring
    Nov 04, 2021
    Dr & also assistant replied fast to my questions on my chart. Great!
    Oct 03, 2021
    Dr. Washington seems to be highly knowledgeable. He seems accommodating -- not intimidating. He seems to know very well his field of endeavor and very smart.
    Sep 17, 2021
    I am extremely pleased with Dr. Washington and his staff.