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Monika Sarkar, M.D., MAS

Monika Sarkar, M.D., MAS

Assistant Professor 
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Contact Information

Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
(415) 476-6422 - Phone
(415) 476-0659 - Fax
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Vassar College, BA, French & Biology, 1998-2002

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, MD, 2002-2006

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Intern, Internal Medicine, 2006-2007
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Resident, Internal Medicine, 2007-2009
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Gastroenterology, 2009-2012
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Hepatology, 2012-2013
  • University of California, San Francisco, Masters in Clinical Research, 2011-2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Transplant Hepatology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Gender differences in liver transplant outcomes
  • Non invasive measures of liver fibrosis
  • Women with chronic liver disease
  • Spanish

Dr. Monika Sarkar is a transplant hepatologist and focuses on viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as liver disease in pregnancy. She has a particular research interest in women's health, including the role of sex hormones in the progression of liver disease. Dr. Sarkar supervises the training of medicine residents and both gastroenterology and liver transplant fellows. She earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology, as well as her Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF.

  Award  
  Confired By    
  Date    
  • R03
  • NIDDK
  • 2022 - 2024
  • K23
  • NIDDK
  • 2017 - 2023
  • K23
  • NIDDK
  • 2017 - 2022
  • K Scholars Team Science Award
  • UCSF
  • 2017 - 2018
  • UCSF Hellman Research Award
  • UCSF
  • 2016 - 2018
  • RAP Pilot Award for Junior Investigators
  • UCSF
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Liver Center Flex Funds
  • UCSF
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Liver Center Pilot/Feasibility Research Award
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Sheila Sherlock Career Development Research Award
  • AASLD
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award
  • AASLD
  • 2012 - 2013
  • My research program is focused on the role of sex hormones on liver injury in women, including the effects of reproductive aging, pregnancy, and androgens. I have a specific interest in young women with the hyperandrogenic condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as these women are at high risk for developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and early onset liver scarring. Within the transplant setting I also study sex differences in waitlist and post transplant outcomes.

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    ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4233-1062 Additional info
    • Influence of Androgens on Tissue-Specific Lipid Metabolites and Liver Injury in Young Women with NAFLD
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      Mar 2022
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      Mar 2024
      Principle Investigator
    • Androgens and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: The Role of Male Sex Hormones in Women with NASH
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      Jul 2017
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      Jun 2022
      Principal Investigator
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    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 70
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    1. Gadgil MD, Sarkar M, Sands C, Lewis MR, Herrington DM, Kanaya AM. Associations of NAFLD with circulating ceramides and impaired glycemia. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2022 Mar 12; 186:109829. View in PubMed
    2. Huang AC, Grab J, Flemming JA, Dodge JL, Irani RA, Sarkar M. Pregnancies With Cirrhosis Are Rising and Associated With Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022 Mar 01; 117(3):445-452. View in PubMed
    3. Sarkar M, Cedars MI. Untangling the Influence of Sex Hormones on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Women. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Sep 10. View in PubMed
    4. Wang CW, Grab J, Tana MM, Irani RA, Sarkar M. Outcomes of pregnancy in autoimmune hepatitis: A population-based study. Hepatology. 2022 01; 75(1):5-12. View in PubMed
    5. Sonnenberg EM, Lee-Riddle GS, Walls DO, Caicedo JC, Jackson WE, Hughes L, Ladner DP, Liapakis A, Pomfret EA, Sarkar M, Selzner N, Torres AM, Abt PL, Olthoff KM. Pregnancy Outcomes After Living Liver Donation: A Multi-Institutional Study. Liver Transpl. 2021 09; 27(9):1262-1272. View in PubMed
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