Sandy Feng, MD, PhD


Professor in Residence, Department of Surgery, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-8725 Academic
Box 0780, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0780

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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. 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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  2. Lai JC, Covinsky K, Feng S. The octogenarian donor: can the liver be "younger than stated age"? Am J Transplant. 2014 Sep; 14(9):1962-3.
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  3. Feng S, Lai JC. Expanded criteria donors. Clin Liver Dis. 2014 Aug; 18(3):633-49.
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  4. Lai JC, Feng S, Terrault NA, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Covinsky K. Frailty predicts waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2014 Aug; 14(8):1870-9.
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  5. Parekh J, Roll GR, Feng S, Niemann CU, Hirose R. Peri-operative hyperglycemia is associated with delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):E424-30.
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  6. Lai JC, Feng S, Vittinghoff E, Roberts JP. Offer patterns of nationally placed livers by donation service area. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):404-10.
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  7. Lai JC, Feng S, Roberts JP. An examination of liver offers to candidates on the liver transplant wait-list. Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov; 143(5):1261-5.
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  8. Parekh J, Corley DA, Feng S. Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia: prevalence over time and impact on long-term survival after liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug; 12(8):2181-7.
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  9. Lai JC, Roberts JP, Vittinghoff E, Terrault NA, Feng S. Patient, center and geographic characteristics of nationally placed livers. Am J Transplant. 2012 Apr; 12(4):947-53.
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  10. Feng S, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Demetris AJ, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Philogene MC, Ikle D, Poole KM, Bridges ND, Turka LA, Tchao NK. Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants. JAMA. 2012 Jan 18; 307(3):283-93.
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  11. Nijagal A, Fleck S, Hills NK, Feng S, Tang Q, Kang SM, Rosenthal P, MacKenzie TC. Decreased risk of graft failure with maternal liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia. Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb; 12(2):409-19.
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  12. Singh KM, Phung YT, Kohla MS, Lan BY, Chan S, Suen DL, Murad S, Rheault S, Davidson P, Evans J, Singh M, Dohil S, Osorio RW, Wakil AE, Page K, Feng S, Cooper SL. KIR genotypic diversity can track ancestries in heterogeneous populations: a potential confounder for disease association studies. Immunogenetics. 2012 Feb; 64(2):97-109.
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  13. Lai JC, Feng S, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. Gender differences in liver donor quality are predictive of graft loss. Am J Transplant. 2011 Feb; 11(2):296-302.
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  14. Feng S. Donor intervention and organ preservation: where is the science and what are the obstacles? Am J Transplant. 2010 May; 10(5):1155-62.
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  15. Parekh J, Bostrom A, Feng S. Diabetes mellitus: a risk factor for delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2010 Feb; 10(2):298-303.
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  16. Gelb B, Feng S. Management of the liver transplant patient. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Dec; 3(6):631-47.
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  17. Feng S. Long-term management of immunosuppression after pediatric liver transplantation: is minimization or withdrawal desirable or possible or both? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Oct; 13(5):506-12.
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  18. Yao FY, Kerlan RK, Hirose R, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Feng S, Peters M, Terrault N, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Excellent outcome following down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation: an intention-to-treat analysis. Hepatology. 2008 Sep; 48(3):819-27.
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  19. Feng S. Steatotic livers for liver transplantation--life-saving but at a cost. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Jul; 5(7):360-1.
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  20. Lan BY, Landry GM, Tan VO, Bostrom A, Feng S. Ascites in hepatitis C liver transplant recipients frequently occurs in the absence of advanced fibrosis. Am J Transplant. 2008 Feb; 8(2):366-76.
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