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Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

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

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University Of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2008
Royal College Of Surgeons, United Kingdom, 2011

  • University of California, San Francisco, General Surgery Residency Program, Completed June, 2016
  • University of California, San Francisco, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2016-2018
  • American Board of Surgery

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS Syed is a general surgeon specializing in abdominal transplantation. Dr. Syed is Associate Director of the UCSF Surgical Skills Center and Director of Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program.

After completing his medical degree at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, Dr. Syed completed 3 years of medical and surgical residency in the National Health Service. During this period, he qualified for and was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons, UK.  

Dr. Syed completed his general surgery residency at Central Michigan University (junior years) and University of California San Francisco (senior years) where he graduated.  He then completed his American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited abdominal transplant fellowship at UCSF.  His specialized training included the performance of adult and pediatric kidney and liver and transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and hepatobiliary and dialysis access procedures.  He holds membership in numerous professional organizations including: American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American Society of transplantation and The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association.  

Dr. Syed's research is focused on outcomes of liver and kidney transplant patients with special emphasis on hepatocellular carcinoma. He is currently studying the impact of long waitlist times and local regional therapies on liver transplant outcomes for patients with liver cancer. He is also investigating novel noninvasive tests to detect kidney rejection.

Dr. Syed also dedicated to the education and mentorship of medical students, general surgery residents and abdominal transplant fellows.

  Confired By    
  • Faculty Teaching Award
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • 2019
  • Lawrence W. Way Critical Thinking Award
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • 2016
  • Lawrence W. Way Critical Thinking Award
  • University of California San Francisco
  • 2016
  • The Louis E. Zeile, Outstanding Resident in Surgery
  • Central Michigan University
  • 2014
  • The Louis E. Zeile Outstanding Resident in Surgery
  • Central Michigan University
  • 2014
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    1. Hoffman D, Shui A, Gill R, Syed S, Mehta N. Resected Tumor Outcome and Recurrence (RESTORE) Index for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Resection. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Apr 24; 15(9). View in PubMed
    2. Brown AE, Shui AM, Adelmann D, Mehta N, Roll GR, Hirose R, Syed SM. Number of Local Regional Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Peri-Operative Outcomes after Liver Transplantation. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Jan 19; 15(3). View in PubMed
    3. Greenberg AL, Syed SM, Alseidi A, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. Robotic training for medical students: feasibility of a pilot simulation curriculum. J Robot Surg. 2022 Dec 06. View in PubMed
    4. Anya L. Greenberg, Shareef M. Syed, Adnan A. Alseidi, Patricia S. O’Sullivan, Hueylan Chern. Communicating from a distance: medical student perspectives from a robotic bedside assist simulation. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2022 Oct 20; 1(1):53. View in PubMed
    5. Steven Wisel, Miguel Nunez, James M Gardner, Giulia Worner, Garrett R Roll, Shareef M Syed, Gregory Szot, Medhi Tokhol, Kristina Johnson, Umesh Masharani, Andrew M Posselt, Peter G Stock. 214.1: Strategies to Achieve Long-term Insulin Independence Using a Multimodal Approach to Beta-cell Replacement in Patients With Type I Diabetes. Transplantation. 2022 Sep 13; 106(9S):s34-s34. View in PubMed
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