Dr. Pelin Cinar is a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology with a particular interest in pancreatic cancer. As director of quality improvement for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, she is committed to developing projects to ensure that each oncology patient at UCSF receives superior care.
Cinar earned her medical degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. She received her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at UCSF, where she was appointed chief fellow. During her fellowship, she became passionate about quality improvement in health care and participated in efforts to improve care for oncology patients.
In 2014, Cinar joined the faculty of the Stanford Department of Medicine as a gastrointestinal oncologist. She was also assistant medical director for cancer care quality and associate director for quality and curriculum for Stanford's oncology fellowship program. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Training Program.