Tohru Sato, M.D.
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Acid reflux, Argon plasma coagulation, Barrett's esophagus, C difficile, Celiac disease, Colitis, Colon cancer, Colonoscopy, Colorectal cancer, Colorectal cancer screening, Colorectal neoplasia, Crohn's disease, Diverticular disease, Endoscopic mucosal resection, Eosinophilic esophagitis
- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
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Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Stanford University Medical Center
- Primary Language(s)
Role for CXCR6 in Recruitment of Activated CD8+ Lymphocytes to Inflamed Liver.
- The Journal of Immunology
Sato T, Thorlacius H, Johnston B, Staton TL, Xiang W, Littman DR, Butcher EC.
Short-term homing assay reveals a critical role for lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 in the hepatic recruitment of lymph
- Journal of Hepatology
Sato T, Habtezion A, Beilhack A, Schulz S, Butcher E, Thorlacius H.
Prevalence of nonpolypoid (flat and depressed) colorectal neoplasms in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults.
- The Journal of the American Medical Association
Soetikno RM, Kaltenbach T, Rouse RV, Park W, Maheshwari A, Sato T, Matsui S, Friedland S.
Dr. Sato enjoys spending time with family and going for a run whenever possible.
Philosophy of Care
I chose to practice at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in order to provide compassionate care to the local community.
Before joining PAMF, I had the opportunity to be a clinician and researcher at many local hospitals, including Stanford University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente at San Jose and Santa Clara. My earlier research was on liver inflammation but evolved to more clinical research in colon cancer screening and management of flat polyps.
I was born and raised in New York and did much of my education on the East Coast at Brown University and State University of New York. However, after coming to the West Coast to complete my fellowship and getting married, my wife and I decided to settle in the Bay Area.
My philosophy is to provide care in a collaborative manner. Rather than dictating a plan, I prefer to provide options, making decisions with patients and family to determine the best plan.
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