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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.


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


Stanford University School of Medicine 1990


Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery 1995


UCSF Medical Center, Transplant 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Dirchwolf M, Dodge JL, Gralla J, Bambha KM, Nydam T, Hung KW, Rosen HR, Feng S, Terrault NA, Biggins SW. The corrected donor age for hepatitis C virus-infected liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2015 Aug; 21(8):1022-30.
  2. Dumontet E, Danger R, Vagefi PA, Londoño MC, Pallier A, Lozano JJ, Giral M, Degauque N, Soulillou JP, Martínez-Llordella M, Lee H, Latournerie M, Boudjema K, Dulong J, Tarte K, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Feng S, Brouard S, Conchon S. Peripheral phenotype and gene expression profiles of combined liver-kidney transplant patients. Liver Int. 2015 Jul 20.
  3. Feng S, O'Grady J. Share 35: a liver in time saves lives? Am J Transplant. 2015 Mar; 15(3):581-2.
  4. Perito ER, Mohammad S, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Feng S. Posttransplant Metabolic Syndrome in the Withdrawal of Immunosuppression in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients (WISP-R) Pilot Trial. Am J Transplant. 2015 Mar; 15(3):779-85.
  5. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Clinician assessments of health status predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2015 Jan 28.
  6. Brennan TV, Lunsford KE, Vagefi PA, Bostrom A, Ma M, Feng S. Renal outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to liver transplant alone for candidates with renal dysfunction. Clin Transplant. 2015 Jan; 29(1):34-43.
  7. 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.
  8. Lai JC, Covinsky K, Feng S. The octogenarian donor: can the liver be "younger than stated age"? Am J Transplant. 2014 Sep; 14(9):1962-3.
  9. Feng S, Lai JC. Expanded criteria donors. Clin Liver Dis. 2014 Aug; 18(3):633-49.
  10. Lai JC, Feng S, Terrault NA, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Covinsky K. Frailty predicts waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2014 Aug; 14(8):1870-9.
  11. Vagefi PA, Feng S, Dodge JL, Markmann JF, Roberts JP. Multiple listings as a reflection of geographic disparity in liver transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Sep; 219(3):496-504.
  12. Shores NJ, Dodge JL, Feng S, Terrault NA. Donor Risk Index for African American liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus. Hepatology. 2013 Oct; 58(4):1263-9.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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.