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Sorbarikor Piawah


Gastrointestinal oncologist
Health disparities researcher and budding gardener

Dr. Sorbarikor Piawah is a gastrointestinal oncologist with a particular interest in colorectal cancer. She also treats patients with sarcoma, a group of rare cancers that affect the bones and connective tissues.

Piawah has a background in public health research, particularly in health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and low-income patients with cancer. Her current research is focused on understanding the roles that the gut microbiome (the population of microorganisms living in the intestinal tract), diet and lifestyle play in disparities among those with colorectal cancer and on designing therapies that target these factors.

Piawah earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a master of public health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, one of Harvard's teaching hospitals. She completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

Piawah belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She has received awards for her research from the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health and UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.

In her free time, Piawah enjoys painting and learning to garden.
  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, MD, 2014

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, 2014

  • Residencies

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hematology and Oncology, 2019

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    45 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 16, 2022
    My doctor addressed every Issue on which I had a question.
    Aug 12, 2022
    I had questions she did not expect but will get info to me through her nurse assistant.
    Dec 13, 2021
    Dr Piawah is highly respected.
    Nov 19, 2021
    The treatment options presented to me were all grim and I wasn't at all prepared by the oncology department up here in Fort Bragg (Adventist Health Mendocino Coast). So it was maybe the 2nd worst day of my life but that was no one's fault at your end.
    Nov 07, 2021
    Evanescent brilliancy wondrous excellent Dr. Sor is happy machine of efficacy & skill & precision concern & care & communicative engaging & proficient & knowledgeable: for I pray always reincarnates as this medical bodhisatva sublime radiance lotus magnificence for allbeings!
    Nov 03, 2021
    My Physician team is awesome
    Sep 18, 2021
    Great experience
    Aug 04, 2021
    Really appreciate how Dr. Piawah encouraged us to keep in touch for any questions or updates of my situation
    Jul 16, 2021
    This was a "2nd Opinion" appt. For me. Very impressed with how everyone involved handled my situation.
    May 10, 2021
    She was professional knowledgeable and caring about my cancer and open to my questions and comments.