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Sandy Feng, Ph.D., M.D.

Organ transplant surgeon

Dr. Sandy Feng is a transplant surgeon who performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. In her research, she studies the potential for bone marrow derived cells to contribute to liver regeneration and has been the recipient of research grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, American College of Surgeons and American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Feng is a graduate of Harvard College, where she received the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She earned a doctorate in molecular biology at Cambridge University and a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, followed by a general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a transplant fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. Feng has been an organizer and participant in several national conferences addressing issues critical to the transplantation community. She is a professor in residence of surgery at UCSF.

Clinics

Connie Frank Transplant Center at UCSF
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1551
Pre-Kidney Fax: (415) 353-8708
Post-Kidney Fax: (415) 353-8381

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Liver Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1888
Fax: (415) 353-8917

Hours: Pre-Liver Transplant Clinic Monday, Tuesday 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hours: Post-Liver Transplant Clinic Tuesday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pancreas Transplant Services
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1551
Pre-Transplant Fax: (415) 353-8708
Post-Transplant Fax: (415) 353-4183

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Sandy Feng

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 1990

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery 1995

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Transplant 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lai JC, Feng S, Terrault NA, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Covinsky K. Frailty Predicts Waitlist Mortality in Liver Transplant Candidates. Am J Transplant. 2014 Jun 16.
  2. Parekh J, Roll GR, Feng S, Niemann CU, Hirose R. Peri-operative hyperglycemia is associated with delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):E424-30.
  3. Lai JC, Feng S, Vittinghoff E, Roberts JP. Offer patterns of nationally placed livers by donation service area. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):404-10.
  4. Lai JC, Feng S, Roberts JP. An examination of liver offers to candidates on the liver transplant wait-list. Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov; 143(5):1261-5.
  5. Parekh J, Corley DA, Feng S. Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia: prevalence over time and impact on long-term survival after liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Aug; 12(8):2181-7.
  6. Lai JC, Roberts JP, Vittinghoff E, Terrault NA, Feng S. Patient, center and geographic characteristics of nationally placed livers. Am J Transplant. 2012 Apr; 12(4):947-53.
  7. Feng S, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Demetris AJ, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Philogene MC, Ikle D, Poole KM, Bridges ND, Turka LA, Tchao NK. Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants. JAMA. 2012 Jan 18; 307(3):283-93.
  8. Nijagal A, Fleck S, Hills NK, Feng S, Tang Q, Kang SM, Rosenthal P, MacKenzie TC. Decreased risk of graft failure with maternal liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia. Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb; 12(2):409-19.
  9. Singh KM, Phung YT, Kohla MS, Lan BY, Chan S, Suen DL, Murad S, Rheault S, Davidson P, Evans J, Singh M, Dohil S, Osorio RW, Wakil AE, Page K, Feng S, Cooper SL. KIR genotypic diversity can track ancestries in heterogeneous populations: a potential confounder for disease association studies. Immunogenetics. 2012 Feb; 64(2):97-109.
  10. Lai JC, Feng S, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. Gender differences in liver donor quality are predictive of graft loss. Am J Transplant. 2011 Feb; 11(2):296-302.
  11. Feng S. Donor intervention and organ preservation: where is the science and what are the obstacles? Am J Transplant. 2010 May; 10(5):1155-62.
  12. Parekh J, Bostrom A, Feng S. Diabetes mellitus: a risk factor for delayed graft function after deceased donor kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2010 Feb; 10(2):298-303.
  13. Gelb B, Feng S. Management of the liver transplant patient. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Dec; 3(6):631-47.
  14. Feng S. Long-term management of immunosuppression after pediatric liver transplantation: is minimization or withdrawal desirable or possible or both? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Oct; 13(5):506-12.
  15. Yao FY, Kerlan RK, Hirose R, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Feng S, Peters M, Terrault N, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Excellent outcome following down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation: an intention-to-treat analysis. Hepatology. 2008 Sep; 48(3):819-27.
  16. Feng S. Steatotic livers for liver transplantation--life-saving but at a cost. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Jul; 5(7):360-1.
  17. Lan BY, Landry GM, Tan VO, Bostrom A, Feng S. Ascites in hepatitis C liver transplant recipients frequently occurs in the absence of advanced fibrosis. Am J Transplant. 2008 Feb; 8(2):366-76.
  18. Roayaie K, Feng S. Allocation policy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the MELD era: room for improvement? Liver Transpl. 2007 Nov; 13(11 Suppl 2):S36-43.
  19. Gilmore AS, Helderman JH, Ricci JF, Ryskina KL, Feng S, Kang N, Legorreta AP. Linking the US transplant registry to administrative claims data: expanding the potential of transplant research. Med Care. 2007 Jun; 45(6):529-36.
  20. Sekine S, Gutiérrez PJ, Lan BY, Feng S, Hebrok M. Liver-specific loss of beta-catenin results in delayed hepatocyte proliferation after partial hepatectomy. Hepatology. 2007 Feb; 45(2):361-8.

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