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John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor and Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Chief, UCSF Medical Center Transplant Service
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation 

Contact Information

(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-9321 Academic
john.roberts@ucsfmedctr.org

Education

  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., Biology, 1972-76
  • University of California, San Diego, CA, M.D., Medicine, 1976-80

Residencies

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1980-83
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1985-86

Fellowships

  • Cornell University, New York, NY, Fellow, Research, 1983-85
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Fellow, Transplant, 1986-87

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1988, renewed 2006

Clinical Expertise

  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)
  • Choledochal Cyst Disease
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Infections Post-Transplant
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Rex Shunt or Meso-portal Shunt
  • Surgical Shunts

Research Interests

  • Cost of Transplantation
  • Ethical Issues in Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Organ Allocation

Biography

John Roberts is a professor of surgery at UCSF and Chief of the Division of Transplantation. After receiving his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Roberts completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Roberts supervises medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. He has received awards from the residents for his teaching efforts. He is active in health policy regarding transplantation and is a member of professional and public service organizations related to this field.

Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Roberts 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. Roberts serves on numerous national committees related to his expertise on organ distribution. He frequently delivers presentations on topics involving transplantation science and the management of surgical patients.Dr. Roberts is also an active clinician, treating patients on the UCSF Transplant Service.

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 192
  1. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Outcomes after liver transplantation for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and a low risk of dropout from the transplant waiting list. Liver Transpl. 2014 May; 20(5):627-8. View in PubMed
  2. Roll GR, Roberts JP. Left versus right lobe liver donation. Am J Transplant. 2014 Feb; 14(2):251-2. View in PubMed
  3. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Goel A, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Identification of liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and a very low dropout risk: Implications for the current organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2013 Dec; 19(12):1343-53. View in PubMed
  4. Perito ER, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Pediatric liver transplantation for urea cycle disorders and organic acidemias: United Network for Organ Sharing data for 2002-2012. Liver Transpl. 2014 Jan; 20(1):89-99. View in PubMed
  5. Neidich E, Neidich AB, Axelrod DA, Roberts JP. Consumerist responses to scarcity of organs for transplant. Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15(11):966-72. View in PubMed
  6. Samoylova ML, Dodge JL, Vittinghoff E, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Validating posttransplant hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence data in the united network for organ sharing database. Liver Transpl. 2013 Dec; 19(12):1318-23. View in PubMed
  7. Keedy AW, Breiman RS, Webb EM, Roberts JP, Coakley FV, Yeh BM. Determinants of second-order bile duct visualization at CT cholangiography in potential living liver donors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May; 200(5):1028-33. View in PubMed
  8. Vagefi PA, Parekh J, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Freise CE. Ex vivo split-liver transplantation: the true right/left split. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Mar; 16(3):267-74. View in PubMed
  9. Roll GR, Parekh JR, Parker WF, Siegler M, Pomfret EA, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Left hepatectomy versus right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation: shifting the risk from the donor to the recipient. Liver Transpl. 2013 May; 19(5):472-81. View in PubMed
  10. Hickey MD, Quan DJ, Chin-Hong PV, Roberts JP. Use of rifabutin for the treatment of a latent tuberculosis infection in a patient after solid organ transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):457-61. View in PubMed
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