Research Summary

Hueylan Chern is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her M.D. from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School and completed her general surgery training at Brown University. After her residency, she then finished a colorectal surgery fellowship at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by additional oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is interested in developing a curriuclum to teach laparoscopic surgery. She is also interested in assessment of technical skills in the operating room and transfer of skills from the lab to the operating room.


2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
M.D., 2002 - School of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Selected Publications

  1. Schwab ME, Hernandez S, Watanaskul S, Chern H, Varma M, Sarin A. Comparison of advanced techniques for local excision of rectal lesions: a case series. BMC Surg. 2022 Mar 27; 22(1):117.  View on PubMed
  2. Riley Brian, Jon Freise, Saira Ahmed, Joseph Lin, Hueylan Chern, Shareef M. Syed. Advanced Open Surgical Skill Simulation: Practice, Performance Benchmarking, and Perceptions. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2021 Nov 1; 233(5):s220-s221.  View on PubMed
  3. Courtney A. Green, Hueylan Chern, Stanley J. Rogers, Linda M. Reilly, Patricia O’Sullivan. Transforming Surgical Education through a Resident Robotic Curriculum. . 2021 Jul 6; 2(3):e076.  View on PubMed
  4. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2019 Dec; 50(4):769-779.  View on PubMed
  5. Green CA, Chu SN, Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P. Teaching in the robotic environment: Use of alternative approaches to guide operative instruction. Am J Surg. 2020 01; 219(1):191-196.  View on PubMed
  6. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. A robotic teaching session: separating tool from technique to emphasize a cognitive focused teaching environment. J Robot Surg. 2019 Dec; 13(6):735-739.  View on PubMed
  7. Green CA, Abrahamson D, Chern H, O'Sullivan PS. Is Robotic Surgery Highlighting Critical Gaps in Resident Training? J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct; 10(5):491-493.  View on PubMed
  8. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Sarin A, Chern H. Microanalysis of video from a robotic surgical procedure: implications for observational learning in the robotic environment. J Robot Surg. 2019 Jun; 13(3):449-454.  View on PubMed
  9. Green CA, Kim EH, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. Using Technological Advances to Improve Surgery Curriculum: Experience With a Mobile Application. J Surg Educ. 2018 Jul - Aug; 75(4):1087-1095.  View on PubMed
  10. Green CA, Chern H, O'Sullivan PS. Current robotic curricula for surgery residents: A need for additional cognitive and psychomotor focus. Am J Surg. 2018 Feb; 215(2):277-281.  View on PubMed
  11. Green CA, Huang E, Zhao NW, O'Sullivan PS, Kim E, Chern H. Technical skill improvement with surgical preparatory courses: What advantages are reflected in residency? Am J Surg. 2018 07; 216(1):155-159.  View on PubMed
  12. Courtney A. Green, Hueylan Chern, Ankit Sarin, Patricia O'Sullivan. A Microanalysis of Intracorporeal Video from a Robotic Surgery: Investigation into a Surgeon's Professional Vision. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017 Oct 1; 225(4):e149-e150.  View on PubMed
  13. Emily S. Huang, Hueylan Chern, Patricia O'Sullivan. Evidence Supporting Use of a Novel Descriptive Tool for Intraoperative Feedback. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017 Oct 1; 225(4):e43.  View on PubMed
  14. Courtney A. Green, Patricia O’Sullivan, Edward Kim, Hueylan Chern. Role of Video Documentation and Video Portfolios for Surgical Trainees. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017 Oct 1; 225(4):s180-s181.  View on PubMed
  15. Marissa Barbara Savoie, Alan T Paciorek, Li Zhang, Nili Sommovilla, Chloe Evelyn Atreya, Hueylan Chern, Robin Kate Kelley, Andrew H. Ko, Ankit Sarin, Madhulika G. Varma, Donald I. Abrams, Alan P. Venook, Katherine Van Loon. Vitamin D levels among patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) from the San Francisco Bay area. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2017 Feb 1; 35(4_suppl):793-793.  View on PubMed
  16. Green CA, Vaughn CJ, Wyles SM, O'Sullivan PS, Kim EH, Chern H. Evaluation of a Surgery-Based Adjunct Course for Senior Medical Students Entering Surgical Residencies. J Surg Educ. 2016 Jul-Aug; 73(4):631-8.  View on PubMed
  17. Vaughn CJ, Kim E, O'Sullivan P, Huang E, Lin MY, Wyles S, Palmer BJ, Pierce JL, Chern H. Peer video review and feedback improve performance in basic surgical skills. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):355-60.  View on PubMed
  18. Huang E, Wyles SM, Chern H, Kim E, O'Sullivan P. From novice to master surgeon: improving feedback with a descriptive approach to intraoperative assessment. Am J Surg. 2016 Jul; 212(1):180-7.  View on PubMed
  19. Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4.  View on PubMed
  20. P O'Connell, Robert Madoff, Michael Solomon, Hueylan Chern, Madhulika Varma. Martius flap. Operative Surgery of the Colon, Rectum and Anus, Sixth Edition. 2015 May 28; 683-687.  View on PubMed

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