University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sandy Feng, MD, PhD

Sandy Feng, MD, PhD

Professor in Residence, Department of Surgery, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Affiliate Member

Education

Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Cambridge, MA, B.A., 1979-1982, Chemistry
Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, Ph.D., 1982-1985, Molecular Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, M.D., 1985-1990, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1978, 1979
    Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1982-1985
    Doctoral Candidate, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University
  • 1986-1988
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • 1995 - 1996
    Harvard Medical School, Instructor
  • 1995 - 1996
    The Whitehead Institute, MIT, Research Fellow, Molecular Biology
  • 1996 - 1998
    University of California, San Francisco, Clinical Fellow, Transplant Surgery
  • 1998 - 2000
    Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor
  • 2001 - 2006
    University of California, San Francisco, Assistant Professor of Surgery in Residence
  • 2006 - 2011
    University of California, San Francisco, Associate Professor of Surgery in Residence
  • 2011 - present
    University of California, San Francisco, Professor of Surgery in Residence

Honors & Awards

  • 1979
    National Merit Scholarship
  • 1979
    Harvard and Radcliffe National Scholarship
  • 1981
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1981
    Marshall Scholarship
  • 1982
    DeLancey Scholarship
  • 1986
    EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Fellowship
  • 1995
    Sandoz Transplant Research Fellowship, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 1997
    Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 1999
    American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Fellowship Award
  • 2004
    Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 2004
    Vanguard Prize, American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Selected Publications

  1. McLin VA, Allen U, Boyer O, Bucuvalas J, Colledan M, Cuturi MC, d'Antiga L, Debray D, Dezsofi A, Goyet JV, Dhawan A, Durmaz O, Falk C, Feng S, Fischler B, Franchi-Abella S, Frauca E, Ganschow R, Gottschalk S, Hadzic N, Hierro L, Horslen S, Hubscher S, Karam V, Kelly D, Maecker-Kolhoff B, Mazariegos G, McKiernan P, Melk A, Nobili V, Ozgenç F, Reding R, Sciveres M, Sharif K, Socha P, Toso C, Vajro P, Verma A, Wildhaber BE, Baumann U. Early and Late Factors Impacting Patient and Graft Outcome in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Summary of an ESPGHAN Monothematic Conference. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Sep; 65(3):e53-e59.
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  2. Feng S, Bucuvalas J. "Tolerance after liver transplantation: Where are we?" Liver Transpl. 2017 Aug 17.
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  3. Feng S. Living Donor Liver Transplantation (LDLT) in High MELD Score Patients. Liver Transpl. 2017 Jul 18.
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  4. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Development of a novel frailty index to predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease. Hepatology. 2017 Aug; 66(2):564-574.
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  5. Feng S. Optimizing Graft Survival by Pretreatment of the Donor. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Mar 07; 12(3):388-390.
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  6. Chandran S, Feng S. Current status of tolerance in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2016 Nov; 25(6):591-601.
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  7. Wang CW, Feng S, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Zhou LQ, Yeh BM, Lai JC. A Comparison of Muscle Function, Mass, and Quality in Liver Transplant Candidates: Results From the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2016 Aug; 100(8):1692-8.
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  8. Feng S, Demetris AJ, Spain KM, Kanaparthi S, Burrell BE, Ekong UD, Alonso EM, Rosenthal P, Turka LA, Ikle D, Tchao NK. Five-year histological and serological follow-up of operationally tolerant pediatric liver transplant recipients enrolled in WISP-R. Hepatology. 2017 Feb; 65(2):647-660.
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  9. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge J, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Response to clinical assessments of health status as a potential marker to identify patients who are too sick to undergo transplantation. Liver Int. 2016 Apr; 36(4):611.
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  10. Feng S. Spontaneous and induced tolerance for liver transplant recipients. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016 Feb; 21(1):53-8.
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  11. Lai JC, Dodge JL, Sen S, Covinsky K, Feng S. Functional decline in patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation: Results from the functional assessment in liver transplantation (FrAILT) study. Hepatology. 2016 Feb; 63(2):574-80.
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  12. Wang CW, Covinsky KE, Feng S, Hayssen H, Segev DL, Lai JC. Functional impairment in older liver transplantation candidates: From the functional assessment in liver transplantation study. Liver Transpl. 2015 Dec; 21(12):1465-70.
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  13. Dumontet E, Danger R, Vagefi PA, Londoño MC, Pallier A, Lozano JJ, Giral M, Degauque N, Soulillou JP, Martínez-Llordella M, Lee H, Latournerie M, Boudjema K, Dulong J, Tarte K, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Feng S, Brouard S, Conchon S. Peripheral phenotype and gene expression profiles of combined liver-kidney transplant patients. Liver Int. 2016 Mar; 36(3):401-9.
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  14. Dirchwolf M, Dodge JL, Gralla J, Bambha KM, Nydam T, Hung KW, Rosen HR, Feng S, Terrault NA, Biggins SW. The corrected donor age for hepatitis C virus-infected liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2015 Aug; 21(8):1022-30.
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  15. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Clinician assessments of health status predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2015 Sep; 35(9):2167-73.
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  16. Brennan TV, Lunsford KE, Vagefi PA, Bostrom A, Ma M, Feng S. Renal outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to liver transplant alone for candidates with renal dysfunction. Clin Transplant. 2015 Jan; 29(1):34-43.
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  17. Sharpton SR, Feng S, Hameed B, Yao F, Lai JC. Combined effects of recipient age and model for end-stage liver disease score on liver transplantation outcomes. Transplantation. 2014 Sep 15; 98(5):557-62.
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  18. Feng S, Lai JC. Expanded criteria donors. Clin Liver Dis. 2014 Aug; 18(3):633-49.
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  19. Vagefi PA, Feng S, Dodge JL, Markmann JF, Roberts JP. Multiple listings as a reflection of geographic disparity in liver transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Sep; 219(3):496-504.
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  20. Shores NJ, Dodge JL, Feng S, Terrault NA. Donor Risk Index for African American liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus. Hepatology. 2013 Oct; 58(4):1263-9.
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