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Dr. Alan M. Kramer graduated from the University of Maryland. He received his MD degree with honors in 1979 from the University of Siena Medical School, Italy. He completed his residency at the City Hospital at Elmhurst and his hematology fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital, both in New York City. He went on to complete a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, followed by three years on staff in the Department of Head, Neck and Thoracic Oncology. Since 1992, Dr. Kramer has been in private practice in San Francisco and as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Active in clinical cancer research, Dr. Kramer is on research subcommittees for the RTOG, SWOG, and Sutter Health. His clinical interests are in cancers of head and neck, lung, breast and sarcoma. He has a close working relationship with Stanford, UCSF, and MD Anderson and can help to arrange for second opinion consultations. Dr. Kramer has an interest in documentary film making and has created the Living with Cancer series with three award-winning documentaries to his credit: "Living with Breast Cancer: The Children's Story" in 2002; "Living with Lung Cancer: The Wells Whitney Story" in 2004, and "Living with Breast Cancer: The Spouse's Story" in 2015. To view these documentaries, please visit


Medical School

  • University Of Siena, 1979


  • City Hospital at Elmhurst NYC, 1981

Residency Training

  • Mount Sinai Services NYC, 1983


  • Mount Sinai Hospital NYC, 1984

  • University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1986

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Medical Oncology, 1987

Hospital Affiliation

  • California Pacific Medical Center

  • University of California San Francisco

  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Society Affiliation

  • San Francisco Medical Society

  • Association of Northern California Oncologists

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology


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