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Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Contact Information

Endocrine Surgical and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7687
Fax: (415) 353-7781
quan-yang.duh@ucsfmedctr.org
VAMC Surgical Services
Voice:(415) 750-2131
FAX: (415) 514-1133

Education

  • 1973-77, Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • 1977-81, University of California, San Francisco, M.D., Medicine

Residencies

  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery

Fellowships

  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General  

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1989

Program Affiliations

  • Endocrine Surgical Oncology Program
  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate-Director, Videoscopic Training Program

Clinical Expertise

Biography

Dr. Quan-Yang Duh is Professor and Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Associate Director of Advanced Videoscopic Surgery Center at UCSF. He is an attending Surgeon at both UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is also fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Dr. Duh specializes in surgery to treat tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine and gastrointestinal malignancies. He is nationally and internationally recognized  for his expertise in complex minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopic adrenalectomy, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy and hernia repair.

Dr. Duh graduated from Yale University, New Haven, CT with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He completed his surgical internship, residency and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, in San Francisco. He is the past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the San Francisco Surgical Society, as well as president of the American College of Surgeons' Northern California Chapter. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Duh was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty.

Research Overview

Dr. Duh's research in endocrine cancer involved oncogenesis, genetic alteration and redifferentiation treatment of thyroid cancer and adrenal tumors.  His clinical research involved patients with adrenal diseases (aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma, Cushing, incidentaloma and adrenal metastasis), and minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid operations.

Dr. Duh has developed and actively teaches several new techniques for advance laparoscopic surgery. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 articles and textbook chapters on topics of endocrine surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Duh was the Site Principal Investigator for a multi-center Veterans Affairs Medical Center prospective randomized trail of open mesh versus laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, the results of which was published in New England Journal of Medicine. He has started the program in robot-assisted laparoscopic general surgery at the VA Medical Center, currently focused on inguinal hernias.

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 301
  1. Seib CD, Harari A, Conte FA, Duh QY, Clark OH, Gosnell JE. Utility of serum thyroglobulin measurements after prophylactic thyroidectomy in patients with hereditary medullary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2014 Aug; 156(2):394-8. View in PubMed
  2. Lenders JW, Duh QY, Eisenhofer G, Gimenez-Roqueplo AP, Grebe SK, Murad MH, Naruse M, Pacak K, Young WF. Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jun; 99(6):1915-42. View in PubMed
  3. Seib CD, Greenblatt DY, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Clark OH, Duh QY. Adrenalectomy outcomes are superior with the participation of residents and fellows. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jul; 219(1):53-60. View in PubMed
  4. Candell L, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Clark OH, Duh QY. Ultrasound-guided methylene blue dye injection for parathyroid localization in the reoperative neck. World J Surg. 2014 Jan; 38(1):88-91. View in PubMed
  5. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Shen WT, Duh QY. Variant adrenal venous anatomy in 546 laparoscopic adrenalectomies. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr; 148(4):378-83. View in PubMed
  6. D'Agostino J, Wall J, Soler L, Vix M, Duh QY, Marescaux J. Virtual neck exploration for parathyroid adenomas: a first step toward minimally invasive image-guided surgery. JAMA Surg. 2013 Mar; 148(3):232-8; discussion 238. View in PubMed
  7. Park-Sigal J, Don BR, Porzig A, Recker R, Griswold V, Sebastian A, Duh QY, Portale AA, Shoback D, Schambelan M. Severe hypercalcemic hyperparathyroidism developing in a patient with hyperaldosteronism and renal resistance to parathyroid hormone. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Mar; 28(3):700-8. View in PubMed
  8. Cohen JK, Cisco RM, Scholten A, Mitmaker E, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma crisis resulting in acute heart failure and cardioembolic stroke in a 37-year-old man. Surgery. 2014 Apr; 155(4):726-7. View in PubMed
  9. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Cohen JK, Mitmaker EJ, Liu C, Tyrrell JB, Shen WT, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma crisis is not a surgical emergency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):581-91. View in PubMed
  10. Cisco RM, Kuo JH, Ogawa L, Scholten A, Tsinberg M, Duh QY, Clark OH, Gosnell JE, Shen WT. Impact of race on intraoperative parathyroid hormone kinetics: an analysis of 910 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Arch Surg. 2012 Nov 1; 147(11):1036-40. View in PubMed
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