University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
John P. Roberts, MD, FACS

John P. Roberts, MD, FACS

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

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Non-aligned

Education

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. Held PJ, Bragg-Gresham JL, Peters T, Chertow GM, McCormick F, Roberts JP. The cost of procuring deceased donor kidneys: Evidence from OPO cost reports 2013-2017. Am J Transplant. 2019 Oct 30.
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  2. Meier RPH, Syed S, Roberts JP. Re: Biliary Bicarbonate, pH, and Glucose Are Suitable Biomarkers of Biliary Viability During Ex Situ Normothermic Machine Perfusion of Human Donor Livers. Transplantation. 2019 Sep 13.
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  3. Roll GR, Webber AB, Gae DH, Laszik Z, Tavakol M, Mayen L, Cunniffe K, Syed S, Hirose R, Freise C, Feng S, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Stock PG, Rajalingam R. A virtual crossmatch based strategy facilitates sharing of deceased donor kidneys for highly sensitized recipients. Transplantation. 2019 Aug 19.
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  4. Swenson SM, Roberts JP, Rhee S, Perito ER. Impact of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) growth failure thresholds on mortality among pediatric liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2019 Aug 01.
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  5. McCormick F, Held PJ, Chertow GM, Peters TG, Roberts JP. Removing Disincentives to Kidney Donation: A Quantitative Analysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug; 30(8):1349-1357.
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  6. Fidelman N, Johanson C, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Kohlbrenner RM, Lehrman ED, Taylor AG, Kelley RK, Yao FY, Roberts JP, Kerlan RK. Prospective Phase II trial of drug-eluting bead chemoembolization for liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and marginal hepatic reserve. J Hepatocell Carcinoma. 2019; 6:93-103.
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  7. DesJardin JT, Manicardi M, Svetlichnaya Y, Kolaitis NA, Papolos AI, Selby VN, Zier LS, Klein L, Aras MA, Yao FY, Roberts JP, De Marco T. Noninvasive estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance improves portopulmonary hypertension screening in liver transplant candidates. Clin Transplant. 2019 Jul; 33(7):e13585.
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  8. Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Grab JD, Syed SM, Roll GR, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Ascher NL. Living Donor Liver Transplant for Alcoholic Liver Disease: Data from the Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study (A2ALL). Transplantation. 2019 May 15.
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  9. Torres AM, Wong F, Pearson S, Weinberg S, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Freise CE, Lee BK. Bi-organ paired exchange-Sentinel case of a liver-kidney swap. Am J Transplant. 2019 Sep; 19(9):2646-2649.
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  10. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Predictors of low risk for dropout from the liver transplant waiting list for hepatocellular carcinoma in long wait time regions: Implications for organ allocation. Am J Transplant. 2019 Aug; 19(8):2210-2218.
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  11. Perito ER, Roll G, Dodge JL, Rhee S, Roberts JP. Split Liver Transplantation and Pediatric Waitlist Mortality in the United States: Potential for Improvement. Transplantation. 2019 03; 103(3):552-557.
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  12. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Alpha-Fetoprotein Decrease from > 1,000 to < 500 ng/mL in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Leads to Improved Posttransplant Outcomes. Hepatology. 2019 Mar; 69(3):1193-1205.
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  13. Sherman CB, Behr S, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Mehta N. Distinguishing Tumor From Bland Portal Vein Thrombus in Liver Transplant Candidates With Hepatocellular Carcinoma: the A-VENA Criteria. Liver Transpl. 2019 02; 25(2):207-216.
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  14. Manuel SP, Roberts JP, Bakhtary S. Preoperative Autologous Blood Collection in Adult Living Liver Donors: Are We Wasting Donor Blood and Increasing Exposure to Risk? Transplantation. 2019 02; 103(2):387-391.
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  15. Lee DD, Samoylova M, Mehta N, Musto KR, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Harnois DM. The mRECIST Classification Provides Insight into Tumor Biology for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Awaiting Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2019 02; 25(2):228-241.
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  16. Reig M, Gambato M, Man NK, Roberts JP, Victor D, Orci LA, Toso C. Should Patients With NAFLD/NASH Be Surveyed for HCC? Transplantation. 2019 01; 103(1):39-44.
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  17. Held PJ, McCormick F, Chertow GM, Peters TG, Roberts JP. Would government compensation of living kidney donors exploit the poor? An empirical analysis. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0205655.
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  18. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Increasing Liver Transplantation Wait-List Dropout for Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Widening Geographical Disparities: Implications for Organ Allocation. Liver Transpl. 2018 10; 24(10):1346-1356.
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  19. Samoylova ML, Mehta N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Predictors of Ultrasound Failure to Detect Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2018 09; 24(9):1171-1177.
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  20. Giard JM, Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Alpha-Fetoprotein Slope >7.5 ng/mL per Month Predicts Microvascular Invasion and Tumor Recurrence After Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2018 05; 102(5):816-822.
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