Paul A. Fitzgerald, MD

Paul A. Fitzgerald, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (Endocrinology), UCSF

Phone: (415) 665-1136 (voice)
Box 1222, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1222

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Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, B.A., 1964-1968, Pre-medical
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, M.D., 1968-1972, Medicine
Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospitals of the University of Colorado, Medical Residency, 1972-1975 Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco Fellowship, 1976-1978, Endocrinology

Professional Experience

  • 1973-1984
    Emergency Medicine
  • 1978-1979
    Instructor in Medicine and Attending Physician, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1979-2004
    Endocrinology Clinical Practice, 350 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco
  • 1979-1987
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1980-1983
    Attending Physician, San Francisco Public Health Service Hospital
  • 1981-1983
    President, Marin County Chapter, American Diabetes Association and Member, Northern California Affiliate, American Diabetes Association
  • 1987-1998
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1991-1993
    Executive Medical Board, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1992-1995
    National Executive Council, The Endocrine Society
  • 1997-2004
    Clinical Professor of Medicine and Attending Physician, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 1976
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, in Internal Medicine
  • 1979
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, in Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • 1990
    Charlotte Baer Memorial Clinical Faculty Award for Outstanding Service to UCSF - University of California, San Francisco
  • 1996
    The Best Doctors in America. Pacific Region 1996-1997. Aiken, South Carolina: Woodward/White
  • 1998
    Areas Outstanding Physician Specialists, in Bay Area Consumer's Checkbook
  • 1999
    Top Docs, in San Francisco Magazine
  • 2001
    Top 500 Doctors, in San Francisco Magazine
  • 2001
    America's Top Doctors 2001. A Castle Connolly Guide. New York, NY: Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
  • 2003
    Best Doctors in the Bay Area. In San Francisco Magazine
  • 2003
    America's Top Doctors 2003. A Castle Connolly Guide. New York, NY: Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2004
    Americas Top Doctors 2004. A Castle Connolly Guide. New York, N.Y. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

Selected Publications

  1. Porzig A, Matthay KK, Dubois S, Pampaloni M, Damon L, Hawkins R, Goldsby R, Hollinger F, Fitzgerald P. Proteinuria in metastatic pheochromocytoma is associated with an increased risk of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, spontaneously or after therapy with 131I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG). Horm Metab Res. 2012 Jun; 44(7):539-42.
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  2. Plouin PF, Fitzgerald P, Rich T, Ayala-Ramirez M, Perrier ND, Baudin E, Jimenez C. Metastatic pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: focus on therapeutics. Horm Metab Res. 2012 May; 44(5):390-9.
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  3. Quach A, Ji L, Mishra V, Sznewajs A, Veatch J, Huberty J, Franc B, Sposto R, Groshen S, Wei D, Fitzgerald P, Maris JM, Yanik G, Hawkins RA, Villablanca JG, Matthay KK. Thyroid and hepatic function after high-dose 131 I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (131 I-MIBG) therapy for neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Feb; 56(2):191-201.
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  4. Fitzgerald PA, Goldsby RE, Huberty JP, Price DC, Hawkins RA, Veatch JJ, Dela Cruz F, Jahan TM, Linker CA, Damon L, Matthay KK. Malignant pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas: a phase II study of therapy with high-dose 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG). Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Aug; 1073:465-90.
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  5. Rose B, Matthay KK, Price D, Huberty J, Klencke B, Norton JA, Fitzgerald PA. High-dose 131I-metaiodobenzylguanidine therapy for 12 patients with malignant pheochromocytoma. Cancer. 2003 Jul 15; 98(2):239-48.
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  6. Li ML, Fitzgerald PA, Price DC, Norton JA. Iatrogenic pheochromocytomatosis: a previously unreported result of laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Surgery. 2001 Dec; 130(6):1072-7.
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  7. Lo JC, Schwitzgebel VM, Tyrrell JB, Fitzgerald PA, Kaplan SL, Conte FA, Grumbach MM. Normal female infants born of mothers with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Mar; 84(3):930-6.
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  8. Loh KC, Lo JC, Zaloudek CJ, Fitzgerald PA. Occult virilizing ovarian tumours in postmenopausal women: problems in evaluation with reference to a case. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1998 Sep; 27(5):712-6.
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  9. Loh KC, Fitzgerald PA, Miller TR, Tyrrell JB. Perils and pitfalls in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome. West J Med. 1998 Jul; 169(1):46-50.
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  10. Loh KC, Fitzgerald PA, Matthay KK, Yeo PP, Price DC. The treatment of malignant pheochromocytoma with iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (131I-MIBG): a comprehensive review of 116 reported patients. J Endocrinol Invest. 1997 Dec; 20(11):648-58.
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  11. Loh KC, Green A, Dillon WP, Fitzgerald PA, Weidner N, Tyrrell JB. Diabetes insipidus from sarcoidosis confined to the posterior pituitary. Eur J Endocrinol. 1997 Nov; 137(5):514-9.
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  12. Cheitlin RA, Westphal M, Cabrera CM, Fujii DK, Snyder J, Fitzgerald PA. Cushing's syndrome due to bilateral adrenal macronodular hyperplasia with undetectable ACTH: cell culture of adenoma cells on extracellular matrix. Horm Res. 1988; 29(4):162-7.
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  13. Kerlikowske K, Fitzgerald PA, Hammami M. Euthyroid sick or 'hyperthyroid sick'? Hosp Pract (Off Ed). 1987 Oct 30; 22(10A):113, 115-8.
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  14. Tyrrell JB, Findling JW, Aron DC, Fitzgerald PA, Forsham PH. An overnight high-dose dexamethasone suppression test for rapid differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1986 Feb; 104(2):180-6.
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  15. Fitzgerald PA, Aron DC, Findling JW, Brooks RM, Wilson CB, Forsham PH, Tyrrell JB. Cushing's disease: transient secondary adrenal insufficiency after selective removal of pituitary microadenomas; evidence for a pituitary origin. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1982 Feb; 54(2):413-22.
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  16. Aron DC, Findling JW, Fitzgerald PA, Forsham PH, Wilson CB, Tyrrell JB. Cushing's syndrome: problems in management. Endocr Rev. 1982; 3(3):229-44.
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  17. Findling JW, Tyrrell JB, Aron DC, Fitzgerald PA, Young CW, Sohnle PG. Fungal infections in Cushing's syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1981 Sep; 95(3):392.
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  18. Aron DC, Findling JW, Fitzgerald PA, Brooks RM, Fisher FE, Forsham PH, Tyrrell JB. Pituitary ACTH dependency of nodular adrenal hyperplasia in Cushing's syndrome. Report of two cases and review of the literature. Am J Med. 1981 Aug; 71(2):302-6.
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  19. Findling JW, Aron DC, Tyrrell JB, Shinsako JH, Fitzgerald PA, Norman D, Wilson CB, Forsham PH. Selective venous sampling for ACTH in Cushing's syndrome: differentiation between Cushing disease and the ectopic ACTH syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1981 May; 94(5):647-52.
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  20. Aron DC, Tyrrell JB, Fitzgerald PA, Findling JW, Forsham PH. Cushing's syndrome: problems in diagnosis. Medicine (Baltimore). 1981 Jan; 60(1):25-35.
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