John P. Roberts, MD, FACS


Professor, Department of Surgery, and Chief, Division of Transplantation, UCSF

Phone: (415) 353-1888 (appts)
Box 0780, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0780

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Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, BS, 1976, Biology
University of California, San Diego, CA, MD, 1980, Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle, Surgery Resident, 1980-83
Cornell University, New York, Research Fellow, 1983-85
University of Washington, Seattle, Surgery Resident, 1985-86
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Transplant Fellow, 1986-87

Professional Experience

  • 1988-1993
    University of California San Francisco, Assistant Professor
  • 1993-1997
    University of California San Francisco, Associate Professor
  • 1995-present
    California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Surgical Director, Liver Transplant Department
  • 1997-present
    University of California San Francisco, Professor
  • 1999-present
    University of California San Francisco, Chief, Transplant Service

Honors & Awards

  • 1991
    Chief Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, UCSF
  • 1992
    Chief Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Roberts JP. Does center-specific reporting limit innovation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Nov; 20 Suppl 2:S42-4.
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  2. Feng K, Gupta V, Terrazas E, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports T, Gregoratos G, Tavakol M, Roberts JP, Boyle A. Trans-radial versus trans-femoral access in patients with end-stage liver disease undergoing cardiac catheterization. Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2014; 4(3):133-9.
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  3. Yao FY, Hameed B, Mehta N, Roberts JP. Response to letter to the editors. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1285.
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  4. Hameed B, Mehta N, Sapisochin G, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Alpha-fetoprotein level?>?1000 ng/mL as an exclusion criterion for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting the Milan criteria. Liver Transpl. 2014 Aug; 20(8):945-51.
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  5. Samoylova ML, Dodge JL, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Time to transplantation as a predictor of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Aug; 20(8):937-44.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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.
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  9. Neidich E, Neidich AB, Axelrod DA, Roberts JP. Consumerist responses to scarcity of organs for transplant. Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15(11):966-72.
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  10. 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.
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
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  13. 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.
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  14. 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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  15. Roberts JP. Impact of outcomes monitoring on innovation and risk in liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2012 Nov; 18 Suppl 2:S59-63.
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  16. Rothbaum Perito E, Lau A, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Posttransplant metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents after liver transplantation: a systematic review. Liver Transpl. 2012 Sep; 18(9):1009-28.
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  17. Perito ER, Rhee S, Glidden D, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Impact of the donor body mass index on the survival of pediatric liver transplant recipients and post-transplant obesity. Liver Transpl. 2012 Aug; 18(8):930-9.
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  18. 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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  19. Vagefi PA, Ascher NL, Freise CE, Dodge JL, Roberts JP. Use of living donor liver transplantation varies with the availability of deceased donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2012 Feb; 18(2):160-5.
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  20. 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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