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Adnan Alseidi


Gastrointestinal surgeon
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery
Home chef, scuba diver and global health educator

Dr. Adnan Alseidi is a gastrointestinal surgeon who specializes in surgical care for conditions involving the liver, bile duct, pancreas and endocrine system. He has particular interests in minimally invasive surgical techniques, spleen preservation techniques, immunology studies and surgery for patients with locally advanced pancreas cancer. He serves as vice chair for education in UCSF's surgery department.

Alseidi's research focuses on surgical education, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and methods to improve outcomes for patients with liver, pancreas and biliary cancers. He has received grants to create registries for minimally invasive pancreas and liver surgeries as part of an international collaboration, with studies focused on improving patient outcomes. He also studies the use of deep learning networks and other types of artificial intelligence to enhance patient care during surgery and minimize postoperative complications.

Alseidi earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a fellowship in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and advanced gastrointestinal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He has a master's degree in surgical education from Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Alseidi served as a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and as co-director of the surgery department at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. During his time in the Navy, he learned the importance of showing principles through his work. He believes in respecting others unconditionally and that giving oneself over to others' service is the ultimate honor.

Before coming to UCSF, Alseidi was a hepatobiliary and endocrine surgeon at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He also directed surgical simulation training and the hepatobiliary clinical fellowship and served as associate director of the general surgery residency program.

Alseidi serves as president of the Association for Surgical Education, president-elect for the Fellowship Council, chair for hepatobiliary surgery in the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and chair of education and training for both the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the International Laparoscopic Livery Society. He is an active committee member within the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and American College of Surgeons.

  • Education

    Penn State College of Medicine, MD, 2000

  • Residencies

    University of Illinois at Chicago, General Surgery, 2005

  • Fellowships

    Washington University in St. Louis, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2011

  • Academic Title


My most incredible thrill comes from educating and connecting with my patients and sharing their journey. That is a truly humbling honor.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    49 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 31, 2023
    Urology I am very dissatisfied.
    May 15, 2023
    Dr. Alseidi is the best doctor.
    Feb 24, 2023
    I would recommend him highly to anyone that needs the care he is a gentleman with great care and his staffs are excellent good explanation friendly he is just a great Doctor that I have met
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr. Alseidi immediately put my mind at ease. He understood my concerns and explained my CT scan and the possible reasons for what is going on.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Aug 05, 2022
    He was very good. Polite calm respectful did not mind my interruptions due to my anxiety. I feel very confident in this provider going forward.
    Aug 05, 2022
    From being a second opinion of how to handle this major health issue Dr. Alseidi and his team provided an excellence experience in being able to communicate in bails terms my condition and options (pros and cons) answering all my small to large questions able to fulfill all my requests (ie. Private room extreme pain med sensitivity etc.) smooth operation very supportive recovery assistance from everyone. From this experience I plan to transfer my care to UCSF.
    May 19, 2022
    I'm truly best to have Dr. Alseidi as my care provider he's so knowledgeable and caring about my concern. Yes of course I highly recommended him!
    Apr 11, 2022
    Dr. Alseidi is one of the most highly knowledgeable and professional doctor in regarding to my concerns and health issues. I'm so grateful to have an amazing doctor to know way he became a doctor
    Mar 08, 2022
    All my remarks is positive