Samuel Kai Sum So

Title:  Professor of Surgery

Company:  Stanford University

Location:  Stanford, CA United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Honoree, Local Hero of Year, KQED Pub. Radio and TV, San Francisco (2004)
  • Honoree, Best Doctors in America, Woodard/White Compendium (1998-Present)
  • Honoree, Best Doctors in Silicon Valley, San Jose Magazine (1998-Present)
  • Recipient, Annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Award, California Legislature (2009)
  • Recipient, Salute to Excellence Award, American Liver Foundation (2008)
  • Recipient, Fervent Global Love of Lives Award, Chou-Ta Kuan Cultural and Education Foundation (2008)
  • Recipient, Annual Award, Chinese Hospital, San Francisco (2007)
  • Recipient, Community Service Star Award (2007)
  • Recipient, National Leadership Award, New York University Center for Asian American Health (2005)
  • Recipient, Community Hero Award, World Journal Newspaper (2004)
  • Recipient, Profile of Excellence Award, ABC 7 TV, San Francisco (2004)
  • Recipient, Ally Award, San Francisco
  • Recipient, Santiago Ramon y Cajal Award for Outstanding Research in Minority Health, National Minority Health Month, Washington (2003)
  • Recipient, Commendation, City and County of San Francisco (2002)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Asian Leadership Award, San Francisco Asian Business League (2001)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Physician award, Chinese American Physicians’ Society (2000)
  • Grantee, National Institute Health (2007)
  • Grantee, Office of Minority Health, Department Health & Human Services (2007)
  • Grantee, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (2007)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2004, 2010)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (2005-2009)


  • MBBS, University of Hong Kong
  • BA, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, Summa Cum Laude

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