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. Charondo LB, Brian R, Syed S, Chern H, Lager J, Alseidi A, O'Sullivan P, Bayne D. Confronting new challenges: Faculty perceptions of gaps in current laparoscopic curricula in a changing training landscape. Surg Open Sci. 2023 Dec; 16:1-7.  View on PubMed
  2. Wile RK, Brian R, Rodriguez N, Chern H, Cruff J, O'Sullivan PS. Home practice for robotic surgery: a randomized controlled trial of a low-cost simulation model. J Robot Surg. 2023 Oct; 17(5):2527-2536.  View on PubMed
  3. Hamilton BC, Dairywala MI, Highet A, Nguyen TC, O'Sullivan P, Chern H, Soriano IS. Artificial intelligence based real-time video ergonomic assessment and training improves resident ergonomics. Am J Surg. 2023 Jul 20.  View on PubMed
  4. Brian R, Oh D, Ifuku KA, Sarin A, O'Sullivan P, Chern H. Experience matters for robotic assistance: an analysis of case data. J Robot Surg. 2023 Oct; 17(5):2421-2426.  View on PubMed
  5. Anya L. Greenberg, Katherine E. Barnes, Mohammad M. Karimzada, Chiung-Yu Huang, Adnan Alseidi, Joseph H. Rapp, Patricia S. O’Sullivan, Hueylan Chern, Shareef M. Syed. Difficult or high risk? Objective task assessment vs. faculty perceptions of surgical skills. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2023 Apr 19; 2(1):50.  View on PubMed
  6. Anya L. Greenberg, Katherine E. Barnes, Shareef M. Syed, Joseph H. Rapp, Adnan Alseidi, Patricia S. O’Sullivan, Hueylan Chern. Faculty entrustment of residents in the operating room: the role for surgical simulation. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2023 Apr 6; 2(1):48.  View on PubMed
  7. Barnes KE, Brian R, Greenberg AL, Watanaskul S, Kim EK, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. Beyond watching: Harnessing laparoscopy to increase medical students' engagement with robotic procedures. Am J Surg. 2023 07; 226(1):143-144.  View on PubMed
  8. Greenberg AL, Syed SM, Alseidi A, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. Robotic training for medical students: feasibility of a pilot simulation curriculum. J Robot Surg. 2023 Jun; 17(3):1029-1038.  View on PubMed
  9. Anya L. Greenberg, Shareef M. Syed, Adnan A. Alseidi, Patricia S. O’Sullivan, Hueylan Chern. Communicating from a distance: medical student perspectives from a robotic bedside assist simulation. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2022 Oct 20; 1(1):53.  View on PubMed
  10. Watanaskul S, Schwab ME, Chern H, Varma M, Sarin A. Robotic transanal excision of rectal lesions: expert perspective and literature review. J Robot Surg. 2023 Apr; 17(2):619-627.  View on PubMed
  11. Kim EK, Conroy PC, Johnson CL, Kelly Y, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H, Piper ML. Surgical Skills Coaches: Preparing for a peer-assisted learning model to train medical students in surgical skills. Am J Surg. 2022 Sep 06.  View on PubMed
  12. Greenberg AL, Karimzada MM, Brian R, Yap A, Luu HY, Ahmed S, Huang CY, Waits SA, Hirose R, Alseidi A, Rapp JH, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H, Syed SM. Assessment of Surgeon Performance of Advanced Open Surgical Skills Using a Microskills-Based Novel Curriculum. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 09 01; 5(9):e2229787.  View on PubMed
  13. Watanaskul S, Schwab ME, Colley A, Chern H, Varma MG, Hoffman WY, Sarin A. Robotic repair of perineal hernias: a video vignette and review of the literature. Surg Endosc. 2023 03; 37(3):2290-2294.  View on PubMed
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Green CA, Chern H, Rogers SJ, Reilly LM, O'Sullivan P. Transforming Surgical Education through a Resident Robotic Curriculum. Ann Surg Open. 2021 Sep; 2(3):e076.  View on PubMed
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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