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John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor and Interim Chair
UCSF Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation
Chief, UCSF Medical Center Transplant Service

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  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., Biology, 1972-76
  • University of California, San Diego, CA, M.D., Medicine, 1976-80
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1980-83
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1985-86
  • Cornell University, New York, NY, Fellow, Research, 1983-85
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Fellow, Transplant, 1986-87
  • American Board of Surgery, 1988, renewed 2006
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)
  • Choledochal Cyst Disease
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Infections Post-Transplant
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Rex Shunt or Meso-portal Shunt
  • Surgical Shunts
  • Cost of Transplantation
  • Ethical Issues in Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Organ Allocation

John P. Roberts, M.D. is Professor and Interim Chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery Chief and Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery. After receiving his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Roberts completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Roberts supervises medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. He has received awards from the residents for his teaching efforts. He is active in health policy regarding transplantation and is a member of professional and public service organizations related to this field.

Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Roberts 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. Dr. Roberts serves on numerous national committees related to his expertise on organ distribution. He frequently delivers presentations on topics involving transplantation science and the management of surgical patients.Dr. Roberts is also an active clinician, treating patients on the UCSF Transplant Service.

Most recent publications from a total of 215
  1. Mehta N, Heimbach J, Harnois DM, Sapisochin G, Dodge JL, Lee D, Burns JM, Sanchez W, Greig PD, Grant DR, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Validation of a Risk Estimation of Tumor Recurrence After Transplant (RETREAT) Score for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplant. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 13. View in PubMed
  2. Hart A, Schladt DP, Zeglin J, Pyke J, Kim WR, Lake JR, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Mulligan DC, Kasiske BL, Snyder JJ, Israni AK. Predicting Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List in the United States: Accounting for Large Regional Variation in Organ Availability and Priority Allocation Points. Transplantation. 2016 Oct; 100(10):2153-9. View in PubMed
  3. Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Roll GR, Roberts JP. Biliary complications following living donor hepatectomy. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2016 Oct; 30(4):247-52. View in PubMed
  4. Pomposelli JJ, Goodrich NP, Emond JC, Humar A, Baker TB, Grant DR, Fisher RA, Roberts JP, Olthoff KM, Gillespie BW, Merion RM. Patterns of Early Allograft Dysfunction in Adult Live Donor Liver Transplantation: The A2ALL Experience. Transplantation. 2016 Jul; 100(7):1490-9. View in PubMed
  5. Sarkar M, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault N, Yao F, Mehta N.  Increased hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in women compared to men with high alpha fetoprotein at liver transplant. Ann Hepatol. 2016 Jul-Aug; 15(4):545-9. View in PubMed
  6. Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Roll GR, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Impact of Graft Selection on Donor and Recipient Outcomes After Living Donor Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016 Jun; 100(6):1244-50. View in PubMed
  7. Braun HJ, Perito ER, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP. Nonstandard Exception Requests Impact Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Candidates. Am J Transplant. 2016 May 23. View in PubMed
  8. Cai L, Yeh BM, Westphalen AC, Roberts JP, Wang ZJ. Adult living donor liver imaging. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):207-14. View in PubMed
  9. Mehta N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Lack of benefits of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor in patients transplanted for hepatocellular carcinoma: Is this the end of the story? Liver Transpl. 2016 May; 22(5):582-4. View in PubMed
  10. Lai JC, Roberts JP. ABO-Nonidentical Liver Transplantation in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2016 Aug; 16(8):2430-6. View in PubMed
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