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Shagun Arora


Dedicated to education and compassionate patient care

Dr. Shagun Arora is a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in caring for patients with malignant and classical (cancerous and noncancerous) blood disorders. She treats patients with diverse hematologic conditions in both categories. Her focus is monoclonal gammopathies, or conditions in which the blood contains abnormal proteins, including MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) and multiple myeloma, along with anemias. Arora's goal is to provide compassionate, supportive care that takes the whole person into consideration, while helping patients fight cancer. She considers it a privilege to be part of the lives of cancer patients and their families.

In addition to patient care, she is passionate about medical education, working closely with training physicians who are pursuing fellowships in hematology and oncology. Arora is the medical director of the Infusion Center at UCSF's Parnassus campus.

Arora completed her residency at Michigan State University, followed by a fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she served as chief fellow. She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Hematologic Oncology and International Myeloma Society.

In her free time, Arora enjoys international travel, yoga retreats and hiking to view the gorgeous vistas of San Francisco.

  • Education

    American University of the Caribbean, 2007

  • Residencies

    Michigan State University, 2011

  • Fellowships

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Hospital, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I feel privileged to play a role in treating and healing patients, establishing lasting relationships and supporting individuals in living their best lives.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    183 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 05, 2023
    Was treated like a person and not a patient
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dr. Arora is always so supportive. She explains treatment plans and expectations clearly. She's very patient with me and my family
    Oct 11, 2023
    I have always been very pleased with the care and professionalism I have received in my treatment.
    Oct 11, 2023
    Very best doctor I've encountered
    Aug 22, 2023
    She very very good
    Aug 09, 2023
    Always done a very professional job for me.Very satisfied.
    Aug 02, 2023
    There wasn't much to discuss. Just following progression. Tests MRI were all good. Short conversation but obvious that Dr Arora had reviewed all the tests and was not concerned with results.
    Jul 16, 2023
    She was very caring and helpful
    Jun 14, 2023
    She's wonderful. I am lucky to be her care
    Jun 08, 2023
    Provider was direct and clear . Gave us honest and direct answers.
    May 05, 2023
    Was very professional and treated us like a person not a patient
    May 04, 2023
    My doctor seems to come unprepared for our visits. Every time I've seen her she hasn't seen my labs. So this past time I wrote them out and messaged them to get that morning. She said she didn't get the message. But the message shows read. She said she wants me to keep an eye on my monthly labs and let her know if I see anything. And rely on my local oncologist. How can a person with myeloma being a ucsf myeloma specialist feel comfortable with this vague and unprepared approach to care? I don't.
    May 02, 2023
    Very good
    May 02, 2023
    Dr. Arora is very concerned very personable and very caring. I am very much in peace and comfortable during my visits with her.
    Apr 26, 2023
    Superb professional knowledgeable kind
    Apr 11, 2023
    Feb 10, 2023
    I really trust Dr. Arora and her medical judgment. I like that she tweaked my chemo program and has conferred frequently with my oncologist.
    Feb 10, 2023
    I need to review my notes to answer more accurately. My need is to assure care in SF before starting any treatment maybe unheard.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Excellent in all areas. Very pleased.
    Jan 12, 2023
    Dr Arora is wonderful.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Had not seen provider in six months. Appointment very rushed.
    Dec 13, 2022
    The doctor and her staff person were very present and concerned. They took time to listen to me and discuss my condition. They were great.
    Dec 05, 2022
    She's great!
    Dec 04, 2022
    Dr Arora shows that she really cares about her patients. She spends time and doesn't feel like she is rushing when talking with me explaining things regarding my treatment. She responds to my text messages swiftly .She's the Best. Couldn't be more grateful for having her as my Oncologist.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Very satisfied
    Oct 25, 2022
    Dr Arora gives clear explanations and always shows compassion for me as a person
    Oct 20, 2022
    Dr A is the best
    Sep 24, 2022
    Dr A always takes care of me and is there if I need anything
    Sep 23, 2022
    This time I was able to talk to Dr. Arora on the date and on time without any previous texts or preparation. Last time they sent me texts the day before and 10 or 15 minutes.....and we were not able to talk.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Because she is good . If so task me I can recommend. Thank you
    Aug 19, 2022
    Very satisfied
    Jul 27, 2022
    Good experience
    Jul 25, 2022
    Jul 21, 2022
    I feel good about having Dr.Arora overseeing my treatments.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr. Arora was very good at explaining my treatment options and was very caring and compassionate
    Jun 08, 2022
    Felt I received great care
    May 27, 2022
    One of the most caring doctors I've ever seen!
    Apr 27, 2022
    Apr 25, 2022
    I felt very well taken care of by Dr. Arora She definitely had my best interest in mind.
    Apr 13, 2022
    Emails before I got home from appointment & the following morning contained resources discussed at appointment for me to access. Yay!
    Mar 31, 2022
    Well she is the doctor giving me a second opinion. And the experience was good.