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Francis Yao, M.D.

Medical director of Liver Transplant

Dr. Francis Yao is a gastroenterologist and medical director of the Liver Transplant Program at UCSF Medical Center. He also is director of UCSF's Liver Transplant Outreach and Community Liaison Program. In his research, he is interested in liver cancer treatment, particularly related to liver transplants, and has contributed to important publications in this area. His other research interests include hepatitis B infection and outcomes for liver transplantation. Yao is a professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

Liver Disease and Liver Transplant
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2318
Fax: (415) 353-2407

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Additional Languages

Cantonese
Mandarin

Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1987

Residencies

Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine 1990

Fellowships

Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Gastroenterology 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Yao FY, Hameed B, Mehta N, Roberts JP. Response to letter to the editors. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1285.
  2. Goel A, Mehta N, Guy J, Fidelman N, Yao F, Roberts J, Terrault N. Hepatic artery and biliary complications in liver transplant recipients undergoing pretransplant transarterial chemoembolization. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1221-8.
  3. Sharpton SR, Feng S, Hameed B, Yao F, Lai JC. Combined effects of recipient age and model for end-stage liver disease score on liver transplantation outcomes. Transplantation. 2014 Sep 15; 98(5):557-62.
  4. Flemming JA, Vagefi PA, Freise CE, Yao FY, Terrault NA. Restricting liver transplant recipients to younger donors does not increase the wait-list time or the dropout rate: The hepatitis C experience. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1202-10.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Yao FY. Conundrum of treatment for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma: Radiofrequency ablation instead of liver transplantation as the first-line treatment? Liver Transpl. 2014 Mar; 20(3):257-60.
  9. 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.
  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.
  11. Mehta N, Yao FY. Moving past "One size (and number) fits all" in the selection of candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma for liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Oct; 19(10):1055-8.
  12. Yao F, Mehta N. Reply. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Dec; 11(12):1674.
  13. Mehta N, Fidelman N, Sarkar M, Yao FY. Factors associated with outcomes and response to therapy in patients with infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 May; 11(5):572-8.
  14. Garwood ER, Fidelman N, Hoch SE, Kerlan RK, Yao FY. Morbidity and mortality following transarterial liver chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and synthetic hepatic dysfunction. Liver Transpl. 2013 Feb; 19(2):164-73.
  15. Park SJ, Freise CE, Hirose R, Kerlan RK, Yao FY, Roberts JP, Vagefi PA. Risk factors for liver transplant waitlist dropout in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Transplant. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):E359-64.
  16. Kwan SW, Fidelman N, Ma E, Kerlan RK, Yao FY. Imaging predictors of the response to transarterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a radiological-pathological correlation. Liver Transpl. 2012 Jun; 18(6):727-36.
  17. Guy J, Kelley RK, Roberts J, Kerlan R, Yao F, Terrault N. Multidisciplinary management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Apr; 10(4):354-62.
  18. Yao FY, Breitenstein S, Broelsch CE, Dufour JF, Sherman M. Does a patient qualify for liver transplantation after the down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma? Liver Transpl. 2011 Oct; 17 Suppl 2:S109-16.
  19. Sapisochin G, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Do preoperative inflammatory markers impact on outcome after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma? Ann Surg. 2011 Aug; 254(2):383; author reply 383-4.
  20. Sapisochin G, Fidelman N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Mixed hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in patients undergoing transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2011 Aug; 17(8):934-42.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.