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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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University of California, San Francisco
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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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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 337
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  1. Rosenthal PJ, Breman JG, Djimde AA, John CC, Kamya MR, Leke RGF, Moeti MR, Nkengasong J, Bausch DG. COVID-19: Shining the Light on Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 May 05. View in PubMed
  2. Verity R, Aydemir O, Brazeau NF, Watson OJ, Hathaway NJ, Mwandagalirwa MK, Marsh PW, Thwai K, Fulton T, Denton M, Morgan AP, Parr JB, Tumwebaze PK, Conrad M, Rosenthal PJ, Ishengoma DS, Ngondi J, Gutman J, Mulenga M, Norris DE, Moss WJ, Mensah BA, Myers-Hansen JL, Ghansah A, Tshefu AK, Ghani AC, Meshnick SR, Bailey JA, Juliano JJ. The impact of antimalarial resistance on the genetic structure of Plasmodium falciparum in the DRC. Nat Commun. 2020 Apr 30; 11(1):2107. View in PubMed
  3. Rodriguez-Baez N, Murray KF, Kleiner DE, Ling SC, Rosenthal P, Carlin K, Cooper K, Schwarz KB, Schwarzenberg SJ, Teckman JH, Ghany MG, Alawad A. Hepatic Histology in Treatment-naïve Children With Chronic Hepatitis B Infection Living in the United States and Canada. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Apr 03. View in PubMed
  4. Rosenthal PJ. The Importance of Diagnostic Testing during a Viral Pandemic: Early Lessons from Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Mar 31. View in PubMed
  5. Rosenthal PJ. Are three drugs for malaria better than two? Lancet. 2020 Mar 11. View in PubMed
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