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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

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@ucsf.edu
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. Randolph GW, Sosa JA, Hao Y, Angell TE, Shonka DC, LiVolsi VA, Ladenson PW, Blevins TC, Duh QY, Ghossein R, Harrell M, Patel KN, Shanik MH, Traweek ST, Walsh PS, Yeh MW, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Ho AS, Wong RJ, Klopper JP, Huang J, Kennedy GC, Kloos RT, Sadow PM. Preoperative Identification of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC): Clinical Validation of the Afirma MTC RNA-Sequencing Classifier. Thyroid. 2022 Sep; 32(9):1069-1076. View in PubMed
  2. Merrill AL, Sims SS, Dedhia PH, Rossfeld K, Lott Limbach A, Duh QY, Phay JE. Near-infrared Autofluorescence Features of Parathyroid Carcinoma. J Endocr Soc. 2022 Aug 01; 6(8):bvac090. View in PubMed
  3. Wang TS, Kim ES, Duh QY, Gosain A, Kao LS, Kothari AN, Tsai S, Tseng JF, Tsung A, Wang KS, Wexner SD. Proceedings From the Advances in Surgery Channel Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series: Lessons Learned From Asian Academic Surgeons. J Surg Res. 2022 Oct; 278:14-30. View in PubMed
  4. Kelly YM, Ward C, Zhang R, Syed S, Stock PG, Duh QY, Sosa JA, Koh J. Effects of Multi-stage Procurement on the Viability and Function of Human Donor Parathyroid Glands. J Surg Res. 2022 08; 276:404-415. View in PubMed
  5. Duh QY, Davis SN. Autofluorescence and Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Parathyroid Surgery? Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Apr 13. View in PubMed
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