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Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Director of Pediatric Hepatology Research
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
 

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Academic Office
Room MU 415, Box 0136
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0136
(415) 476-5892
(415) 476-1343 Fax
prosenth@peds.ucsf.edu
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1967-71 State Univ. of N.Y. at Albany, Albany, NY, B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Biology
1971-75 State Univ. of N.Y. Downstate Med. Ctr. Brooklyn, NY, M.D. Magna Cum Laude

  • 1975-76 Albert Einstein/Bronx Mun. Hosp., NY, Intern Pediatrics
  • 1976-78 Albert Einstein/Bronx Mun. Hosp., NY, Resident Pediatrics
  • 1978-81 University of California, San Francisco, Fellow Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspeciality in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
  • Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
  • Bioartificial liver devices
  • Genetics and immunology of biliary atresia
  • Idiopathic neonatal hepatitis
  • Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF)
  • Quality of life after liver transplants

Philip Rosenthal, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. and Director of Pediatric Hepatology at UCSF.  Rosenthal completed his medical training at Downstate Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1995 after serving as Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

A  pediatric hepatologist at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Rosenthal is internationally renowned for the care of children with liver disease, including liver cancer, and  those undergoing liver transplantation. In addition, Rosenthal has and currently serves as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials to improve the care of patients with pediatric liver disease.

Rosenthal has won numerous honors for his research including work on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary atresia and the quality of life after liver transplants in children. He is a consultant to organizations such as the American Liver Foundation, Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases, Alagille Syndrome Alliance, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also on editorial boards and a regular reviewer for leading professional journals.

Murray Davidson Award
American Academy of Pediatrics
2013
Chancellor's Award for Public Service
UCSF
2002

Rosenthal is pursuing research on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary disease, use of bioartificial liver support utilizing porcine hepatocytes for patients with fulminant liver failure, as well as researching the quality of life following liver transplantation in children. 

Clinical Research

Rosenthal is principal investigator on numerous clinical trials including the following:

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  • Optimal chemopreventive regimens to prevent malaria and improve birth outcomes in Uganda
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    Mar 2025
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  • Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) - UCSF (CC)
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    Sep 2002
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    May 2024
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  • Mechanisms of varied sensitivity of P. falciparum field isolates to the antimalarial drug pipeline
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    May 2023
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 345
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  1. Xanthakos SA, Lavine JE, Yates KP, Schwimmer JB, Molleston JP, Rosenthal P, Murray KF, Vos MB, Jain AK, Scheimann AO, Miloh T, Fishbein M, Behling CA, Brunt EM, Sanyal AJ, Tonascia J. Progression of Fatty Liver Disease in Children Receiving Standard of Care Lifestyle Advice. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jul 23. View in PubMed
  2. Teckman J, Rosenthal P, Hawthorne K, Spino C, Bass LM, Murray KF, Kerkar N, Magee JC, Karpen S, Heubi JE, Molleston JP, Squires RH, Kamath BM, Guthery SL, Loomes KM, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ. Longitudinal Outcomes in Young Patients with Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency with Native Liver Reveal that Neonatal Cholestasis is a Poor Predictor of Future Portal Hypertension. J Pediatr. 2020 Jul 11. View in PubMed
  3. Kamath BM, Spino C, McLain R, Magee JC, Fredericks EM, Setchell KD, Miethke A, Molleston JP, Mack CL, Squires RH, Alonso EM, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Kyle Jensen M, Karpen SJ, Rosenthal P, Thomas D, Sokol RJ, Shneider BL. Unraveling the Relationship Between Itching, Scratch Scales, and Biomarkers in Children With Alagille Syndrome. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Jul; 4(7):1012-1018. View in PubMed
  4. Rosenthal P, Narkewicz MR, Yao BB, Jolley CD, Lobritto SJ, Wen J, Molleston JP, Hsu EK, Jonas MM, Zha J, Liu L, Leung DH. Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir, Ritonavir, and Dasabuvir Mini-Tabs Plus Ribavirin for Children Aged 3-11 Years with Hepatitis C Genotype 1a. Adv Ther. 2020 Jul; 37(7):3299-3310. View in PubMed
  5. Kamya MR, Kakuru A, Muhindo M, Arinaitwe E, Nankabirwa JI, Rek J, Bigira V, Kapisi J, Wanzira H, Achan J, Natureeba P, Gasasira A, Havlir D, Jagannathan P, Rosenthal PJ, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Dorsey G. The Impact of Control Interventions on Malaria Burden in Young Children in a Historically High-Transmission District of Uganda: A Pooled Analysis of Cohort Studies from 2007 to 2018. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 May 18. View in PubMed
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