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Sandy Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program

Contact Information

(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-8725 Academic
sandy.feng@ucsfmedctr.org  

Education

  • Harvard College, B.A., Chemistry, 1979-82
  • Cambridge University, England, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, 1982-85
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, M.D., 1985-90

Residencies

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Intern, Surgery, 1990-91
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Resident, Surgery, 1991-94
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Chief Resident, Surgery, 1994-95

Fellowships

  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Surgery, 1996-98

Postdoctoral Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, 1986-88
  • The Whitehead Institute, MIT, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, 1995-96

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1996

Program Affiliations

  • Clinical Fellowship, Division of Transplantation
  • The Liver Center at UCSF
  • Director, Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplant Program, University of California, San Francisco
  • UCSF Hellen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical Expertise

Research Interests

  • Defining the Optimal Immunosuppression for Specific Transplant Settings
  • Expanded Criteria Donors
  • Immunosuppression Withdrawal and Identification of a Profile Predictive of Tolerance
  • Immunosuppression Withdrawal for Stable Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients
  • Improving Long-term Outcomes for Liver Transplant Recipients
  • Novel Immunosuppression Strategies for Liver Transplantation
  • Strategies to Decrease Ischemia Reperfusion Injury to Improve Early Graft Function after Kidney Transplantation

Biography

As Professor of Surgery and Director of the Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program at UCSF, Dr. Sandy Feng performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants and teaches surgical fellows, residents, and medical students. She received a doctorate in molecular biology from Cambridge University with her Marshall Scholarship and earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She then completed general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a transplant fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Feng has numerous leadership roles, including Councilor for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, former Co-Chair of the Executive Planning Committee for the American Transplant Congress, and current Chair of the Kidney Pancreas Advisory Committee of the American Society of Transplantation. She has been an invited organizer or participant in several national consensus conferences addressing issues critical to the transplantation community.

Research Overview

Dr. Feng's research interest focuses on transplant immunology, with a particular focus on determinants of organ tolerance. She is also investigating novel immunosuppressive regimens and pursuing immunosuppression withdrawal in selected liver transplant recipients. By studying the immune profiles of transplant patients who are successfully weaned from immunosuppressants, she and her group hope to predict prospectively which patients may be good candidates for immunosuppression withdrawal.

Clinical Trials

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 67
  1. Sharpton SR, Feng S, Hameed B, Yao F, Lai JC. Combined effects of recipient age and model for end-stage liver disease score on liver transplantation outcomes. Transplantation. 2014 Sep 15; 98(5):557-62. View in PubMed
  2. Lai JC, Covinsky K, Feng S. The octogenarian donor: can the liver be "younger than stated age"? Am J Transplant. 2014 Sep; 14(9):1962-3. View in PubMed
  3. Feng S, Lai JC. Expanded criteria donors. Clin Liver Dis. 2014 Aug; 18(3):633-49. View in PubMed
  4. Lai JC, Feng S, Terrault NA, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Covinsky K. Frailty predicts waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2014 Aug; 14(8):1870-9. View in PubMed
  5. Parekh J, Roll GR, Feng S, Niemann CU, Hirose R. Peri-operative hyperglycemia is associated with delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):E424-30. View in PubMed
  6. Lai JC, Feng S, Vittinghoff E, Roberts JP. Offer patterns of nationally placed livers by donation service area. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):404-10. View in PubMed
  7. Lai JC, Feng S, Roberts JP. An examination of liver offers to candidates on the liver transplant wait-list. Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov; 143(5):1261-5. View in PubMed
  8. Parekh J, Corley DA, Feng S. Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia: prevalence over time and impact on long-term survival after liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug; 12(8):2181-7. View in PubMed
  9. Lai JC, Roberts JP, Vittinghoff E, Terrault NA, Feng S. Patient, center and geographic characteristics of nationally placed livers. Am J Transplant. 2012 Apr; 12(4):947-53. View in PubMed
  10. Feng S, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Demetris AJ, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Philogene MC, Ikle D, Poole KM, Bridges ND, Turka LA, Tchao NK. Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants. JAMA. 2012 Jan 18; 307(3):283-93. View in PubMed
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