Eric Nakakura, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal cancer surgeon

Dr. Eric Nakakura is a cancer surgeon who specializes in tumors of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gastrointestinal tract. He also treats soft tissue sarcomas, including tumors of the retroperitoneum, trunk and extremities. At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, he participates in the management of complex gastrointestinal tract cancers, soft tissue sarcomas and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, including carcinoid and islet cell tumors.

Nakakura earned a medical degree at Stanford University Medical School and a doctorate in cellular and molecular medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He completed a residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and was a specialist registrar in surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology with an emphasis on pancreatic, billiary and gastrointestinal surgery at Johns Hopkins. Nakakura studies endocrine differentiation in gut and gastrointestinal tumors.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0388
Phone: (415) 353-2161
Fax: (415) 353-2505

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 502-5577
Fax: (415) 502-2236

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

Pancreas Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Patient Information and Appointments: (415) 353-9888
Administrative Inquiries: (415) 476-3270
Fax: (415) 353-9931

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Eric Nakakura

Education

Stanford School of Medicine 1995

Residencies

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Surgery 2003

Fellowships

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Surgical Oncology 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nakakura EK. Progress in the March to Precision Cancer Medicine: Left, Right, Left. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 153(1):67-68.
  2. Nakakura EK. Challenges Staging Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas, Jejunum and Ileum, and Appendix. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Mar; 25(3):591-593.
  3. Tempero MA, Malafa MP, Al-Hawary M, Asbun H, Bain A, Behrman SW, Benson AB, Binder E, Cardin DB, Cha C, Chiorean EG, Chung V, Czito B, Dillhoff M, Dotan E, Ferrone CR, Hardacre J, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Ko AH, Komanduri S, Koong A, LoConte N, Lowy AM, Moravek C, Nakakura EK, O'Reilly EM, Obando J, Reddy S, Scaife C, Thayer S, Weekes CD, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Burns J, Darlow S. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Version 2.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017 Aug; 15(8):1028-1061.

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