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Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.

Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.

Professor of Surgery 
Division of Transplant Surgery
Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Value
Associate Program Director,
UCSF General Surgery Residency Program
Surgical Medical Director, Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

Contact Information

(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-8783 Academic
Ryutaro.Hirose@ucsfmedctr.org   
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  • Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., Mathematics, 1981-85
  • Columbia University College of Physicians And Surgeons, M.D., 1985-89
  • University of California, San Francisco, Intern and Resident, Surgery, 1989-92
  • University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Surgery, 1995-96
  • University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, Surgery, 1996-97 
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Surgery, 1997-99
  • University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Medicine, 1992-95
  • American Board of Surgery, 1998
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplants
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Surgical Shunts
  • Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Fatty Livers
  • Ischemia-reperfusion Injury in Kidneys and Hyperglycemia
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients
  • Outcomes in Renal Transplant Recipients
  • Pathogenesis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

Ryutaro Hirose, M.D. is a professor of surgery and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Value. He is also Surgical Medical Director of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR).

Dr. Hirose performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. After graduating from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his clinical and research training at UCSF as a resident in general surgery as well as a fellow in molecular medicine and transplantation surgery. His research interests include renal and hepatic ischemia - reperfusion injury, immune monitoring and skin cancer in transplant recipients. He has received funding from the NIH, NKF, UCSF, ASTS, and private industry. He is also actively involved with teaching students and residents. 

Dr. Hirose's research focus is ischemia-reperfusion injury and potential interventions to ameliorate renal and hepatic I-R injury. His group uses animal models, performs clinical and translational research as well as research on deceased donors. He collaborates with Dr. Claus Niemann, MD from the Dept. Anesthesia and they are co-Directors of the Ischemic Organ Injury Lab.

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  1. Schwab ME, Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Hirose R. Implementing an opioid reduction protocol in renal transplant recipients. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul 01. View in PubMed
  2. Syed SM, Gardner J, Roll G, Webber A, Mehta N, Shoji J, Adelmann D, Niemann C, Braun HJ, Mello A, Yao F, Posselt A, Kang SM, Hirose R, Roberts J, Feng S, Ascher N, Stock P, Freise C. COVID-19 and Abdominal Transplant: A Stepwise Approach to Practice During Pandemic Conditions. Transplantation. 2020 Jun 29. View in PubMed
  3. Boyarsky BJ, Werbel WA, Durand CM, Avery RK, Jackson KR, Kernodle AB, Snyder J, Hirose R, Massie IM, Garonzik-Wang JM, Segev DL, Massie AB. Early national and center-level changes to kidney transplantation in the United States during the COVID-19 epidemic. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 28. View in PubMed
  4. Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Grab JD, Schwab ME, Liu IH, Glencer AC, Stock PG, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Ascher NL. Live Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States: Impact of Share 35 on Live Donor Utilization. Transplantation. 2020 May 18. View in PubMed
  5. Jain M, Duh QY, Hirose R, Sosa JA, Suh I. A model for the institutional adoption of innovative surgical techniques. Surgery. 2020 Aug; 168(2):238-243. View in PubMed
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