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Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Contact Information

Mt. Zion Medical Center
1600 Divisadero St, Room B612 (Campus Box 1932)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-885-7616
Fax: 415-885-7617
[email protected]

VAMC Surgical Services
Voice: (415) 750-2131
Fax: (415) 514-1133
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  • 1973-77, Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • 1977-81, University of California, San Francisco, M.D., Medicine
  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General  
  • American Board of Surgery, 1989
  • Endocrine Surgical Oncology Program
  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate-Director, Videoscopic Training Program

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.

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.

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  1. Silver Karcioglu AL, Triponez F, Solórzano CC, Iwata AJ, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Almquist M, Angelos P, Benmiloud F, Berber E, Bergenfelz A, Cha J, Colaianni CA, Davies L, Duh QY, Hartl D, Kandil E, Kim WW, Kopp PA, Liddy W, Mahadevan-Jansen A, Lee KD, Mannstadt M, McMullen CP, Shonka DC, Shin JJ, Singer MC, Slough CM, Stack BC, Tearney G, Thomas G, Tolley N, Vidal-Fortuny J, Randolph GW. Emerging Imaging Technologies for Parathyroid Gland Identification and Vascular Assessment in Thyroid Surgery: A Review From the American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 03 01; 149(3):253-260. View in PubMed
  2. Mulder MB, Duh QY. Is Lobectomy as Effective as Total Thyroidectomy in Treating Patients With Intermediate-Risk Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma With Lateral Lymph Node Metastasis? JAMA Surg. 2023 01 01; 158(1):80. View in PubMed
  3. Lee WG, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I, Chen Y. Recovery After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: How Do Our Patients Really Feel? J Surg Res. 2022 Dec 02; 283:764-770. View in PubMed
  4. Sehnem L, Noureldine SI, Avci S, Isiktas G, Elshamy M, Saito Y, Ahmed AHA, Tierney HT, Trinh LN, Karcioglu AS, Cheung AY, Otremba M, Krishnamurthy V, Heiden K, Jin J, Shin J, Siperstein A, Zafereo M, Tufano RP, Randolph GW, Kebebew E, Milas M, Duh QY, Berber E. A multicenter evaluation of near-infrared autofluorescence imaging of parathyroid glands in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Surgery. 2023 01; 173(1):132-137. View in PubMed
  5. Perrier N, Lang BH, Farias LCB, Poch LL, Sywak M, Almquist M, Vriens MR, Yeh MW, Shariq O, Duh QY, Yeh R, Vu T, LiVolsi V, Sitges-Serra A. Surgical Aspects of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. J Bone Miner Res. 2022 Nov; 37(11):2373-2390. View in PubMed
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