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Shoko Emily Abe


Breast cancer surgeon

Dr. Shoko Emily Abe is a surgeon who cares for patients with breast cancer and other breast diseases. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment. Specializing in breast-conserving surgery, she uses plastic surgery techniques to reshape the breast and scar-hiding techniques, and she performs nipple- and skin-sparing mastectomies.

Abe's research interests include improvement in surgical techniques and new treatments for breast cancer.

Abe earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College. She completed a residency in general surgery at Drexel University and a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Levine Cancer Institute.

Abe has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations that focus on cancer care, including the Bay Area Tumor Institute and Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology.

  • Education

    Albany Medical College, 2006

  • Residencies

    Drexel University, General Surgery, 2011

  • Fellowships

    Levine Cancer Institute, Breast Surgical Oncology, 2014

Breast cancer treatment is a quickly evolving field, and I am honored to be able to provide the most cutting-edge treatments to my patients.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    198 Ratings
    About our process
    Apr 02, 2022
    Dr. Abe was wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Mar 28, 2022
    Dr. Abe is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I feel like I'm in the best hands with her.
    Mar 17, 2022
    Dr Abe is an outstanding surgeon.
    Mar 13, 2022
    I love Dr. Abe. She is wonderful and got me through a very tough time.
    Feb 26, 2022
    Feb 25, 2022
    Overall I am very fortunate to have the high caliber and standard of health care and service from this provider as well as feeling confident in continuing with the UCSF Health Care team.
    Jan 27, 2022
    I'm brand new to UCSF system. Well since 2011. So I don't know how to navigate or how or who to call. But whatever. I take the buckshot approach
    Jan 03, 2022
    Dec 04, 2021
    Dr. Abe is wonderful.
    Nov 11, 2021
    Dr. Abe is awesome. So glad I found her!
    Nov 09, 2021
    Already have made numerous recc to medical team in Breast Cancer at UCSF
    Oct 20, 2021
    Dr. Abe and her team are the best I've ever had.
    Sep 23, 2021
    One of the best doctors I've seen
    Sep 20, 2021
    Dr Abe is a very good doctor. I would recommend her to anyone needing her care.
    Jul 13, 2021
    Dr. Abe is an outstanding provider. I have recommended her to others.
    Jul 11, 2021
    Very attentive very knowledgeable humble and so compassionate.
    Jun 24, 2021
    This was my first time at this Cancer Center at Berkeley California .I followed Dr Abe from Epic Care of Pleasanton California. As a Breast cancer survivor my medical team are vital to me.Doctor Abe is an outstanding provider she has referred me to other departments for further follow ups and testing.
    Jun 11, 2021
    Dr. Abe is the best of the best!
    Jun 09, 2021
    Provider was awesome. Before leaving my visit I felt I had known her awhile.
    May 20, 2021
    I wish I would have been under the care of my provider 10 years ago.
    Apr 26, 2021
    I really like Dr. Abe ever since I first met her she has made me feel very comfortable and relaxed even when I was a little nervous about my surgery I still feel good with her being my doctor
    Apr 13, 2021
    I was so impressed and felt comfortable during my visit.
    Mar 13, 2021
    Dr Abe was a good listener and provided useful insight and advice. If I had any further need for a surgeon I would happily return to her.
    Mar 13, 2021
    Dr Abe was one of the most informed compassionate and knowledgeable doctors I've ever seen. She sets a super high bar for the medical community!
    Mar 04, 2021
    Feb 20, 2021
    Dr. Abe in addition to being very knowledgeable was compassionate and showed a concern for the fact that I had just had a scare that I might have had a breast lump that was cancerous. She did a thorough exam and asked me all relevant questions about my own health status and my family's health status. She included having a follow-up in 6 months and discussed the test for BRCa.
    Jan 02, 2021
    the audio (mic) was very hard to hear on the call
    Dec 29, 2020
    No problems
    Dec 23, 2020
    she is not my primary provider for overall health but my primary cancer doctor during my cancer and she is the best
    Dec 22, 2020
    she is very nice she explained everything to me
    Dec 13, 2020
    I haven't had a bad experience with my provider
    Nov 05, 2020
    Dr Abe is a very caring and listens to what you have to say and takes the time to explain everything to you and makes sure you understand. she is a great doctor and I will come back if needed.
    Oct 25, 2020
    I have a lot of confidence in Dr Abe
    Aug 20, 2020
    Great as much as seeing a doctor after discovering a lump in your breast can be.
    Aug 09, 2020
    It didn't cross my mind to ask about what to do while waiting for results until after I left and then came back to talk to the provider more. Would've been great if that discussion was initiated by the provider during the appointment.
    Jul 23, 2020
    She was outstanding in every way.
    Jul 17, 2020
    I am a big fan of Dr. Abe. She is so knowledgeable and generous with her time. I am very confident in the care I'm receiving!
    Jun 18, 2020
    visit was great. I enjoyed every moment only waiting was a little to long
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