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Hueylan Chern, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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(415) 885-3625 Office
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hueylan.chern@ucsfmedctr.org
 
 
  • 1994-98 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - B.A., Biochemistry
  • 1998-2002 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ - M.D.
  • 2002-07 Brown University, Providence, RI- Resident, General Surgery
  • 2007-08 UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ - Fellow, Colorectal Surgery
  • 2008-09 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY - Fellow, Transrectal Ultrasound Clinical Fellowship
  • American Board of Surgery, 2007
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2009
  • UCSF Center for Pelvic Physiology

Dr. Hueylan Chern is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a colorectal surgery specialist, who received her M.D. from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School and completed her general surgery training at Brown University. After her residency, Dr. Chern finished a colorectal surgery fellowship at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by additional oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Chern specializes in laparoscopic procedures for both malignant and benign disease conditions, such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease. She is also trained in endorectal ultrasound, Transanal Endocscopic Microsurgery and sphincter preserving operations. Her research interests include endorectal ultrasound and colorectal cancer.

  1. Huang E, Vaughn CJ, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Kim E. An Objective Assessment Tool for Basic Surgical Knot-Tying Skills. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):572-6. View in PubMed
  2. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal Flap Reconstruction following Oncologic Anorectal Extirpation: An Outcomes Assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e. View in PubMed
  3. Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Cook B, McDonald E, Palmer B, Liu T, Kim E. A better way to teach knot tying: a randomized controlled trial comparing the kinesthetic and traditional methods. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):690-4. View in PubMed
  4. Ng T, Ryder BA, Chern H, Sellke FW, Machan JT, Harrington DT, Cioffi WG. Leukocyte-depleted blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in resected early-stage lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):815-9. View in PubMed
  5. Yu YB, Gau JP, You JY, Chern HH, Chau WK, Tzeng CH, Ho CH, Hsu HC. Cost-effectiveness of postremission intensive therapy in patients with acute leukemia. Ann Oncol. 2007 Mar; 18(3):529-34. View in PubMed
  6. Yu MW, Chiu YH, Chiang YC, Chen CH, Lee TH, Santella RM, Chern HD, Liaw YF, Chen CJ. Plasma carotenoids, glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 genetic polymorphisms, and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: independent and interactive effects. Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Apr 1; 149(7):621-9. View in PubMed
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