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Meet the Team

Division Chief

Chris E. Freise, M.D.

Professor & Division Chief
Division of Transplant Surgery

Transplant Surgeons

Nancy L. Ascher, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Isis Distinguished Professor in Transplantation

Sandy Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Vice Chair for Research

Chris E. Freise, M.D.

Professor & Division Chief
Division of Transplant Surgery

James M. Gardner, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.

Professor of Surgery 
Division of Transplant Surgery
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Value
Associate Program Director,
UCSF General Surgery Residency Program
Surgical Medical Director, Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

Sang-Mo Kang, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
UCSF-Benioff Children’s Hospital

Andrew M. Posselt, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Pancreatic Islet Transplant Program

John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation

Garrett R. Roll, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

Peter G. Stock, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Surgical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplant Program
Co-Director, Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program
Program, Director, T32 Training Program in Transplant Surgery

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Associate Director, UCSF Surgical Skills Center
Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program

Basic Scientists

Rajalingam Raja, Ph.D., D(ABHI)

Clinical Professor of Surgery
Director, Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory

Minnie M. Sarwal M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics
Professor (Adj), Stanford University, UC Berkeley
Director, Precision Transplant Medicine, UCSF
Co-Director, T32 Training Grant, Transplant Surgery, UCSF
Tara Sigdel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery

Qizhi Tang, Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Transplantation Research Laboratory

Holger Willenbring, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Member, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Associate Director, Liver Center

Anesthesiology

Helge Eilers, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

John R. Feiner, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Claus Niemann, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesia and Surgery
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Care
Department of Surgery
Co-Director, Ischemic Organ Injury Lab

Bioengineering

Shuvo Roy, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences and Surgery
UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine
Engineering Lead, Surgical Innovations Program
Director, Biodesign Laboratory
UCSF Faculty Director, UC Berkeley-UCSF Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) Program
Technical Director, The Kidney Project

 

Diagnostic Radiology

Zhen Jane Wang, M.D.

Assistant Professor in Residence
Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Antonio Westphalen, M.D.

Associate Professor in Residence
Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Benjamin M. Yeh, M.D.

Professor of Radiology
Abdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Dietitians

Mary Ellen DiPaola, R.D., C.D.E.

UCSF Outpatient Dietitian

Endocrinology

Umesh Masharani, M.B., M.D.

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology
Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Sun-Chuan Dai, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Abdul Kouanda, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Jonathan P. Terdiman, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Chief, Clinical Gastroenterology
Associate Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center
Director, Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program

Hepatology

Giuseppe Cullaro M.D., M.A.S.

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Hepatologist

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Bilal Hameed, MBBS

Professor of Medicine
Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Department of Medicine

Jennifer C. Lai, M.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Medicine
General Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Department of Medicine

Neil Mehta, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

General Hepatology and Liver Transplantation

Department of Medicine

Jennifer C. Price, M.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Hepatology and Liver Transplantation

Department of Medicine

Jessica B. Rubin M.D., M.P.H

Assistant Professor, Medicine

School of Medicine

Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist

Monika Sarkar, M.D., MAS

Associate Professor 
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Francis Y.K. Yao, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery,
Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Service
Director for Community Liaison, Liver Transplant Service

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Interventional Radiology

Nicholas Fidelman, M.D.
Professor
Director of Interventional Oncology
Roy L. Gordon, M.D.

Professor in Residence
Department of Radiology

Robert K. Kerlan, Jr. M.D.

Robert K. Kerlan Jr., M.D.
Professor of Clinical Radiology,
Department of Radiology
Chief of Interventional Radiology,
UCSF Medical Center

Maureen Kohi, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

K. Pallav Kolli, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Jeanne LaBerge, M.D.

Professor in Residence
Chief of Interventional Radiology at UCSF Mount Zion
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Andrew Taylor, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Medical Oncology

R. Kate Kelley, M.D.

Health Sciences Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Division of Hematology Oncology
Department of Medicine

Andrew H. Ko, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine

W. Michael Korn, M.D.

W. Michael Korn, M.D.
Associate Professor in Residence
Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology
Co-Director, Center for Molecular Oncology
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Margaret A. Tempero, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Doris and Donald Fisher Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Cancer Research, UCSF

Alan P. Venook, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Division of Hematology Oncology
Department of Medicine
Chairman, UCSF Committee on Human Research

Nephrology

Deborah Adey, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine

Amarpali Brar, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine

Sindhu Chandran, MBBS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine

Shiang-Cheng Kung, MBBCh, FASN

Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine

Jun Shoji, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine

Flavio Vincenti, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Endowed Chair in Kidney Transplantation

Allison B. Webber, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Interim Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
UCSF Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center

 

Adrian Whelan, MD, MAS

HS Assistant Clinical Professor

Nurse Practitioners

Kathleen Marie Balizan, ACNP

Nurse Practitioner
UCSF Medical Center Kidney Transplant Service

Jennifer L. Cademartori, R.N., M.S.N., FNP

Nurse Practitioner Liver Transplant, Inpatient Service

Kerry Decker, RN, MS, ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
Co-Director, UCSF Surgical and Critical Care NP Fellowship Program

Valerie McBride, RN, BSN

Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Joyce Trompeta, Ph.D., PNP

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program
UCSF International/Pacific Rim Liaison

Pathology

Sanjay Kakar, M.D.

Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Pathology, UCSF
Chief of Pathology, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Grace E. Kim, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Pathology
Co-Director of Surgical Pathology
Director of Pediatric Surgical Pathology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Melvin B. Heyman, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Pediatrics

Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Department of Pediatrics

Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program 

Prita Mohanty, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition

Ucsf Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland

Sue J. Rhee, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
Co-Director, Pediatric Pancreas Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Pediatric Hepatology

Emily Perito, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant
Co-director, Pediatric Pancreas Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Sue J. Rhee, M.D.

Professor, Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
Co-Director, Pediatric Pancreas Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery

Director of Pediatric Hepatology Research

Director, Pediatric Hepatology

S. Kathryn Smith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI), Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Nephrology

Paul R. Brakeman, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis Unit
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics

Marsha May Lee, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics

Farzana Perwad, M.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics

Anthony A. Portale, M.D.

Professor in Residence
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of  Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Dialysis Program

Emeritus Faculty

David Avrin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Radiology
Department of Radiology

Linda Ferrell, M.D.

Emeritus Professor
Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 

James W. Ostroff, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics and Radiology

Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology Director, Endoscopy Unit and Gastrointestinal Consultative
Service

Stephen J. Tomlanovich, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Service

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