Alan Venook, MD

Gastrointestinal oncologist

Dr. Alan Venook is a nationally renowned expert in colorectal and liver cancers at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center where he leads the Gastrointestinal Oncology program. In his research, he focuses on treating liver tumors with directed approaches, including infusional chemotherapy and biological agents.

Venook earned a medical degree at UCSF in 1980. He spent two years in the Public Health Service following an internship in internal medicine at UCSF. He completed a residence in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF. Venook, who has been on the medical staff at UCSF since 1988, is a professor of medicine in hematology and oncology.


Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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

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UCSF School of Medicine 1980


UC Davis Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1985


UCSF Medical Center, Medical Oncology 1987
UCSF Medical Center, Hematology 1988

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Li M, Mulkey F, Jiang C, O'Neill BH, Schneider BP, Shen F, Friedman PN, Momozawa Y, Kubo M, Niedzwiecki D, Hochster HS, Lenz HJ, Atkins JN, Rugo HS, Halabi S, Kelly WK, McLeod HL, Innocenti F, Ratain MJ, Venook A, Owzar K, Kroetz D. Identification of a Genomic Region Between SLC29A1 and HSP90AB1 Associated with Risk of Bevacizumab-Induced Hypertension: CALGB 80405 (Alliance). Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jun 05.
  2. Brown JC, Zhang S, Niedzwiecki D, Saltz LB, Mayer RJ, Mowat RB, Whittom R, Hantel A, Benson A, Atienza D, Messino M, Kindler H, Venook A, Ogino S, Li Y, Zhang X, Ng K, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA. Grain Intake and Clinical Outcome in Stage III Colon Cancer: Results From CALGB 89803 (Alliance). JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2018 Feb; 2(2):pky017.
  3. Snyder RA, Hu CY, Cuddy A, Francescatti AB, Schumacher JR, Van Loon K, You YN, Kozower BD, Greenberg CC, Schrag D, Venook A, McKellar D, Winchester DP, Chang GJ. Association Between Intensity of Posttreatment Surveillance Testing and Detection of Recurrence in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. JAMA. 2018 May 22; 319(20):2104-2115.

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