The UCSF Pancreas Center diagnoses and treats patients with a wide range of pancreatic disorders, from benign tumors to pancreatitis and cancer. Our team includes specialists in anesthesia, gastroenterology, neurology, nursing, psychology and surgery. Patients may have the opportunity to participate in studies – called clinical trials – of the latest experimental therapies.
The Pancreas Center was founded in 2012 by Dr. Margaret Tempero. Our mission is to advance the care of patients with pancreatic diseases through prevention, early detection, individual treatment and research. Our patient care practice is located in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic at Mission Bay. Our specialists also treat patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Clinic at Parnassus.
Doctor referral required
Ardene Ceguerra Ballonado
PA-C, MPH, MSPhysician assistant
MD, FACSGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
Hobart W. Harris
MD, MPH, FACSGastrointestinal surgeon
MDGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
Yoke Wah Khoo
MDPancreatic and gastrointestinal surgeon
Andrew H. Ko
MDColorectal and gastrointestinal cancer specialist
NP, MSNNurse practitioner
MD, PhDGastrointestinal cancer surgeon
Emily R. Perito
MD, MASGastroenterologist and liver and pancreas specialist
MD, MPHGastrointestinal oncologist
MD, PhDBariatric and transplant surgeon
MDGastroenterologist and liver specialist
NP, MSNNurse practitioner
NP, MSN, MSWNurse practitioner
A Multi-center Trial to Evaluate Multiple Regimens in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Overall survival (OS) is defined from the time of initiation of treatment until death due to any cause. Subjects still alive at the time of an analysis will be considered censored at their date of last contact.
Improving Medication Adherence in Adolescents Who Had a Liver Transplant
The incidence of biopsy-proven acute cellular rejection (number of patients experiencing at least one episode of rejection) at any time during the 2 years of follow up.Biopsy-confirmed late acute rejection, as determined by the ma...
APX005M With Concurrent Chemoradiation for Resectable Esophageal and Gastroesophageal Junction ...
Adverse events will be summarized by presenting, at each dose level, the number and percentage of patients having any adverse event, having an adverse event in each body system and having each individual adverse event. If no patie...
Diet Education Program for Stage I-IV Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Feasibility of measurement tools will be assessed by reporting the percentage of participants whom did not complete the questionnaires
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Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic
Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Pancreas Transplant Services
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Total Pancreatectomy – Islet Auto-Transplant (TP-IAT) Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0780
Cancer Center San Mateo
218 DeAnza Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402