Sorbarikor Piawah, MD

Sorbarikor Piawah, MD, MPH
+1 415 353-9888

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, the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities, and the V Foundation for Cancer Research.


Resident-Reported Impact of a Novel Oncology Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Tsai FD, Guercio B, Stuver S, Stern R, Peluso MJ, Winkler M, Piawah S, Vallurupalli M, Luskin MR, Braun D, Parent A, Glotzbecker B, Kilbridge KL

Investigating tumor molecular profiling as a possible contributor to racial/ethnic disparities in pancreatic cancer.

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Evan Justin Walker, Sorbarikor Piawah, Ann Griffin, Julia C. Carnevale, Pelin Cinar, Eric Andrew Collisson, Margaret A. Tempero, Andrew H. Ko

Cancer health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities in the United States.

British journal of cancer

Zavala VA, Bracci PM, Carethers JM, Carvajal-Carmona L, Coggins NB, Cruz-Correa MR, Davis M, de Smith AJ, Dutil J, Figueiredo JC, Fox R, Graves KD, Gomez SL, Llera A, Neuhausen SL, Newman L, Nguyen T, Palmer JR, Palmer NR, Pérez-Stable EJ, Piawah S, Rodriquez EJ, Sanabria-Salas MC, Schmit SL, Serrano-Gomez SJ, Stern MC, Weitzel J, Yang JJ, Zabaleta J, Ziv E, Fejerman L

Rural and urban disparities based on zip code of residence: Analyses of 834 and 2,159 patients in NCCTG N9741 and CALGB 80405 (Alliance) trials respectively.

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Midhun Malla, Lucas J. Huebner, Sorbarikor Piawah, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Charles David Blanke, Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, Eileen Mary O'Reilly, Qian Shi, Alan P. Venook, Richard M. Goldberg

A case report of vanishing bile duct syndrome after exposure to pexidartinib (PLX3397) and paclitaxel.

NPJ breast cancer

Piawah S, Hyland C, Umetsu SE, Esserman LJ, Rugo HS, Chien AJ

What is the Role of the Arts in Medical Education and Patient Care? A Survey-based Qualitative Study.

The Journal of medical humanities

Pories SE, Piawah S, Abel GA, Mullangi S, Doyle J, Katz JT

Tu1699 Obesity Increases the Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Men.


Lisa L. Strate, Amit D. Joshi, Prashant Singh, Sorbarikor Piawah, Matthew R. Boylan, Andrew T. Chan

783 Menopausal Hormone Therapy Is Associated With Increased Risk of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.


Matthew R. Boylan, Prashant Singh, Hamed Khalili, Sorbarikor Piawah, Kathleen O. Stewart, Lisa L. Strate, Andrew T. Chan

786 Alcohol Consumption Increases the Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Men.


Prashant Singh, Elaine Coughlan-Gifford, Matthew R. Boylan, Sorbarikor Piawah, Kathleen O. Stewart, Lisa L. Strate, Andrew T. Chan