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 Medicine 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

Clinics I work with

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Pancreas Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

See both of our San Francisco locations.

Selected research

Decorative Caduceus

Diet Education Program for Stage I-IV Colorectal Cancer Survivors

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