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Adnan Alseidi, M.D., Ed.M

Adnan Alseidi, M.D., Ed.M

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Vice Chair for Education,
Department of Surgery

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513 Parnassus Ave, S320
San Francisco, CA 94143

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1996 B.S. University of California,Santa Barbara: Biochemistry-Molecular Biology

1996 B.S. University of California, Santa Barbara: Pharmacology

2000 M.D. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine

2009 Ed.M University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Dept. of Human Resources Education)& Southern Illinois University (Dept. of Surgical Education)

  • 2005 Residency, General Surgery: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • 2011 Clinical Fellowship, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Advanced GI Surgery, Washington University at Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Complex minimally invasive surgery (MIS) training
  • Global assessment of psychomotor skills
  • Linkages between surgical education and patient outcomes
  • Surgical performance improvement

Adnan Alseidi, MD, EdM, is Professor of Clinical Surgery and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Alseidi has extensive experience with minimally invasive and open hepatobiliary, pancreatic and endocrine surgeries. Additionally, he is interested in expanding surgical therapies for patients with locally advanced pancreas cancer, splenic preservation techniques, and immunology studies.

A graduate of UC, Santa Barbara, and Pennsylvania State University Medical School,Dr. Alseidi completed his general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Following graduation from residency, he served as a surgeon in the US Navy and as a Co-director of the Surgery Department at the US Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Alseidi completed an HPB and advanced GI fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and earned a master's degree in surgical education at Southern Illinois University/University of Illinois-UC.

From 2011– March 2020, Dr. Alseidi was an attending HPB and endocrine surgeon at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA where he held the roles of Director of the HPB Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Simulation Training, and Associate Program Director of the general surgery residency.

Nationally, Dr. Alseidi holds multiple leadership positions, including serving as the Vice President of the Association of Surgical Education, 2nd Vice President for the Fellowship Council and is a member of multiple education and leadership committees within SAGES, AHPBA, and ACS.

Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
American College of Surgeons
The Joel Wilson Baker Award, Teacher of the Year Award
Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center
AHPBA North and South American Annual Traveling Fellowship
Host Institution: National Institute of Medical Science & Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City
AHPBA North and South American Annual Traveling Fellowship
Host Inst: National Institute of Medical Science & Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, Mexico City, Mexico
Award of Appreciation, 3rd highest fundraiser for PurpleStride-pancreas cancer awareness
Pancreas Cancer Network
Gregorio A. Sicard Fellow Teaching Award
Washington University, St. Louis
Commendation Medal & Award (2nd medal)
Navy Marine Corps
Commendation Medal & Award (1st medal)
Navy Marine Corps
Medical Officer of the Year
U.S. Naval Command, Japan
Best Teacher Award
U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
Best Teacher Award
U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan
Best Surgical Resident Teacher Award
York Hospital, York, PA
Best Surgical Resident Teacher Award
York Hospital, York, PA
Best Surgical Resident Teacher Award
York Hospital, York, PA
Most Valuable Teaching Assistant
PA State University–Hershey Medical Center
Commonwealth Research Scholarship
PA State University–Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Alseidi's research interests include global assessment of psychomotor skills, linkages between surgical education and patient outcomes, complex MIS training, and surgical performance improvement.

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  1. van Roessel S, van Veldhuisen E, Klompmaker S, Janssen QP, Abu Hilal M, Alseidi A, Balduzzi A, Balzano G, Bassi C, Berrevoet F, Bonds M, Busch OR, Butturini G, Del Chiaro M, Conlon KC, Falconi M, Frigerio I, Fusai GK, Gagnière J, Griffin O, Hackert T, Halimi A, Klaiber U, Labori KJ, Malleo G, Marino MV, Mortensen MB, Nikov A, Lesurtel M, Keck T, Kleeff J, Pandé R, Pfeiffer P, Pietrasz D, Roberts KJ, Sa Cunha A, Salvia R, Strobel O, Tarvainen T, Bossuyt PM, van Laarhoven HWM, Wilmink JW, Groot Koerkamp B, Besselink MG. Evaluation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Resected Pancreatic Cancer After Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX Treatment. JAMA Oncol. 2020 Sep 10. View in PubMed
  2. Tejos R, Crovari F, Achurra P, Avila R, Inzunza M, Jarry C, Martinez J, Riquelme A, Alseidi A, Varas J. Video-Based Guided Simulation without Peer or Expert Feedback is Not Enough: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Simulation-Based Training for Medical Students. World J Surg. 2020 Sep 05. View in PubMed
  3. Picozzi V, Alseidi A, Winter J, Pishvaian M, Mody K, Glaspy J, Larson T, Matrana M, Carney M, Porter S, Kouchakji E, Rocha F, Carrier E. Gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel with pamrevlumab: a novel drug combination and trial design for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. ESMO Open. 2020 Aug; 5(4). View in PubMed
  4. LaFemina J, Ahuja V, Alseidi A, Balters M, Brasel K, Clark C, Delman KA, Farley D, Lindeman B, Relles D, Shabahang M, Sohn V, Harrington D. APDS Consensus Statement: Ideal Senior Medical Student Experiences for Preparedness for General Surgery Internship. J Surg Educ. 2020 Jul 28. View in PubMed
  5. van der Heijde N, Balduzzi A, Alseidi A, Dokmak S, Polanco PM, Sandford D, Shrikhande SV, Vollmer C, Wang SE, Besselink MG, Asbun H, Abu Hilal M. The role of older age and obesity in minimally invasive and open pancreatic surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pancreatology. 2020 Jul 14. View in PubMed
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