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Sorbarikor Piawah


Gastrointestinal oncologist
Health disparities researcher and budding gardener

Dr. Sorbarikor Piawah is a gastrointestinal oncologist with a special interest in colorectal cancer as well as neuroendocrine tumors (cancer cells arising from the endocrine and nervous systems). 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 (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    35 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 07, 2023
    I very much appreciate her concern about an issue that she checked into for me and then followed up with advice and suggestions.
    Sep 22, 2023
    Aug 25, 2023
    Dr. Piawah is an expert. She is so understanding and provided questions that allow me to answer truthfully how I am doing post Whipple surgery. She actually ordered referrals to 3 UCSF providers in different specialties.
    Jul 31, 2023
    Initial visit was a review of diagnosis and future treatment.
    May 28, 2023
    Due to the fact that I had three positions with three different diagnoses says I am being told forget the other ones I am your doctor now to me that is medical abuse physicians take us not to hurt their patients and I went beyond that and how I was treated I told the position I am a patient that has been abused and you need to look at your patient besides just a diagnosis that was given which was incorrect.
    Mar 29, 2023
    New care provider never put notes in computer after one week so I'm not sure what is sad or any diagnosis or team playing has been follow through
    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.