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Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Associate Director, UCSF Surgical Skills Center
Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program

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(415) 353-8725
shareef.syed@ucsf.edu
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University Of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2008
Royal College Of Surgeons, United Kingdom, 2011

  • University of California, San Francisco, General Surgery Residency Program, Completed June, 2016
  • University of California, San Francisco, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2016-2018
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Choledochal Cysts
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Primary Liver Cancer)
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cysts
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS Syed is a general surgeon specializing in abdominal transplantation. Dr. Syed is Associate Director of the UCSF Surgical Skills Center and Director of Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program.

After completing his medical degree at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, Dr. Syed completed 3 years of medical and surgical residency in the National Health Service. During this period, he qualified for and was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons, UK.  

Dr. Syed completed his general surgery residency at Central Michigan University (junior years) and University of California San Francisco (senior years) where he graduated.  He then completed his American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited abdominal transplant fellowship at UCSF.  His specialized training included the performance of adult and pediatric kidney and liver and transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and hepatobiliary and dialysis access procedures.  He holds membership in numerous professional organizations including: American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American Society of transplantation and The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association.  

Dr. Syed's research is focused on outcomes of liver and kidney transplant patients with special emphasis on hepatocellular carcinoma. He is currently studying the impact of long waitlist times and local regional therapies on liver transplant outcomes for patients with liver cancer. He is also investigating novel noninvasive tests to detect kidney rejection.

Dr. Syed also dedicated to the education and mentorship of medical students, general surgery residents and abdominal transplant fellows.

Faculty Teaching Award
University of California, San Francisco
2019
Lawrence W. Way Critical Thinking Award
University of California, San Francisco
2016
Lawrence W. Way Critical Thinking Award
University of California San Francisco
2016
The Louis E. Zeile, Outstanding Resident in Surgery
Central Michigan University
2014
The Louis E. Zeile Outstanding Resident in Surgery
Central Michigan University
2014
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 16
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  1. 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
  2. Roll GR, Posselt AM, Freise J, Baird J, Syed S, Mo Kang S, Hirose R, Szot GL, Zarinsefat A, Feng S, Worner G, Sarwal M, Stock PG. Long-term follow-up of beta cell replacement therapy in 10 HIV-infected patients with renal failure secondary to type 1 diabetes mellitus. Am J Transplant. 2020 Aug; 20(8):2091-2100. View in PubMed
  3. Meier RPH, Syed S, Roberts JP. The Authors' Reply: Biliary Bicarbonate, pH, and Glucose Are Suitable Biomarkers of Biliary Viability During Ex Situ Normothermic Machine Perfusion of Human Donor Livers. Transplantation. 2020 Jan; 104(1):e40. View in PubMed
  4. Roll GR, Webber AB, Gae DH, Laszik Z, Tavakol M, Mayen L, Cunniffe K, Syed S, Hirose R, Freise C, Feng S, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Stock PG, Rajalingam R. A Virtual Crossmatch-based Strategy Facilitates Sharing of Deceased Donor Kidneys for Highly Sensitized Recipients. Transplantation. 2020 Jun; 104(6):1239-1245. View in PubMed
  5. Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Grab JD, Syed SM, Roll GR, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Ascher NL. Living Donor Liver Transplant for Alcoholic Liver Disease: Data from the Adult-to-adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2020 Feb; 104(2):285-292. View in PubMed
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