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Hueylan Chern, M.D.

Colorectal surgeon

Dr. Hueylan Chern is a colorectal surgeon at UCSF Medical Center. She specializes in laparoscopic procedures for conditions such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease. She has expertise in endorectal ultrasound, transanal endocscopic microsurgery and sphincter preserving operations. In her research, her interests include endorectal ultrasound and colorectal cancer.

Chern earned a medical degree at the medical school of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey(UMDNJ) in Newark. She completed general surgery training at Brown University and a colorectal surgery fellowship at UMDNJ, followed by additional oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is an assistant professor of surgery at UCSF.


Center for Colorectal Surgery
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885-3606
Fax: (415) 885-7678

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

Center for Pelvic Physiology
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Urinary Incontinence and Urodynamics Testing: (415) 885-7788
All Other Appointments: (415) 885-7673
Fax: (415) 885-7678

Hours: Office open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Appointment hours vary

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Medicine 2002


Warren Alpert School of Medicine-Borwn University, Surgery 2007


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey , Colon and Rectal Surgery 2008
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Transrectal Ultrasound 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Huang E, Vaughn CJ, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Kim E. An Objective Assessment Tool for Basic Surgical Knot-Tying Skills. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):572-6.
  3. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal Flap Reconstruction following Oncologic Anorectal Extirpation: An Outcomes Assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e.
  4. Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Cook B, McDonald E, Palmer B, Liu T, Kim E. A better way to teach knot tying: a randomized controlled trial comparing the kinesthetic and traditional methods. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):690-4.
  5. Ng T, Ryder BA, Chern H, Sellke FW, Machan JT, Harrington DT, Cioffi WG. Leukocyte-depleted blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in resected early-stage lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):815-9.
  6. Yu YB, Gau JP, You JY, Chern HH, Chau WK, Tzeng CH, Ho CH, Hsu HC. Cost-effectiveness of postremission intensive therapy in patients with acute leukemia. Ann Oncol. 2007 Mar; 18(3):529-34.
  7. Yu MW, Chiu YH, Chiang YC, Chen CH, Lee TH, Santella RM, Chern HD, Liaw YF, Chen CJ. Plasma carotenoids, glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 genetic polymorphisms, and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: independent and interactive effects. Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Apr 1; 149(7):621-9.

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