Stanford Hospital & Clinics Doctor Receives Community Star Award from Asian Americans for Community Involvement Organization

For Release: May 23, 2007
Media Contact: Jonnie Banks
(650) 723-6753

PALO ALTO, Calif.--Dr. Samuel So was awarded the Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Community Star award last week for his excellence in the field of medicine. Each year, AACI presents Community Star Awards to exceptional heroes who embody leadership through community service and advocacy. Dr. So was one of three Community Star honorees.

Dr. Samuel So is a Professor of General and Oncologic Surgery, director of the Liver Cancer Program and is the inaugural holder of the Lui Hac Minh endowed professorship in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. So is also the founder of the renowned Stanford University Asian Liver Center. The Asian Liver Center was founded in 1996 to address the disproportionately high prevalence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in the Asian and Pacific Islander American population. Over the years, the Asian Liver Center has sponsored research to find novel approaches to treatment and prevention; has established a multidisciplinary liver tumor clinic; and has spearheaded efforts in disease prevention, health education and advocacy.

AACI was founded in 1973 when a group of Asian American community leaders committed to the powerful belief that with a single voice they could advocate for the betterment and well-being of all Asian Americans. The mission of AACI includes working to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of Asian Americans in Santa Clara County.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for advanced patient care provided by its physicians and staff, particularly for the treatment of rare, complex disorders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Hospitals" and currently ranks 13th in the nation.


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