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Francis Y.K. Yao, M.D.

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

Contact Information

Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
Phone: (415) 514-0332
Fax: 415-476-0659
Francis.yao@ucsf.edu
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1979-1980 University of San Francisco, Chemistry Major

1980-1983 University of California, Berkeley B.S. Chemistry with High Honors

1983-1987 Albert Einstein College of Medicine. M.D. Medicine

  • 1987-1988 Stanford University Hospital, Intern, Internal Medicine
  • 1988-1990 Stanford University Hospital, Resident, Internal Medicine
  • 1990-1993 Stanford University Hospital, Fellow, Gastroenterology
  • 1995 American Board of Internal Medicine - ABIM 147033 (Re-certification 2008)
  • 1997 American Board of Gastroenterology - ABIM 147033
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Liver Transplant Program
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Hepatitis in Asians
  • Liver Injury and Repair
  • Liver transplantation outcomes including expanded criteria liver transplants
  • Loco-regional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma

Dr. Francis Yao is a gastroenterologist and medical director of the Liver Transplant Program at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Yao is a professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine. He also is director of UCSF's Liver Transplant Outreach and Community Liaison Program. In his research, he is interested in liver cancer treatment, particularly related to liver transplants, and has contributed to important publications in this area. His other research interests include hepatitis B infection and outcomes for liver transplantation.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 113
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  1. Cullaro G, Rubin J, Mehta N, Yao F, Verna EC, Lai JC. Sex-Based Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2020 Dec 14. View in PubMed
  2. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Yao FY. A novel waitlist dropout score for hepatocellular carcinoma - identifying a threshold that predicts worse post-transplant survival. J Hepatol. 2020 Nov 11. View in PubMed
  3. Sherman C, Syed S, Gardner J, Yao FY. CON: Portal Vein Thrombosis Does Not Impact Liver Transplantation Outcomes. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Oct; 16(4):132. View in PubMed
  4. Weinfurtner K, Dodge JL, Yao FYK, Mehta N. Effect of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Metabolic Risk Factors on Waitlist Outcomes in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplant Direct. 2020 Oct; 6(10):e605. View in PubMed
  5. Syed SM, Gardner J, Roll G, Webber A, Mehta N, Shoji J, Adelmann D, Niemann C, Braun HJ, Mello A, Yao F, Posselt A, Kang SM, Hirose R, Roberts J, Feng S, Ascher N, Stock P, Freise C. COVID-19 and Abdominal Transplant: A Stepwise Approach to Practice During Pandemic Conditions. Transplantation. 2020 11; 104(11):2215-2220. View in PubMed
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