Francis Yao, MD

Medical director of Liver Transplant

Dr. Francis Yao is a gastroenterologist and medical director of the Liver Transplant Program at UCSF Medical Center. He also is director of UCSF's Liver Transplant Outreach and Community Liaison Program. In his research, he is interested in liver cancer treatment, particularly related to liver transplants, and has contributed to important publications in this area. His other research interests include hepatitis B infection and outcomes for liver transplantation. Yao is a professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

Liver Disease and Liver Transplant
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2318
Fax: (415) 353-2407

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

Liver Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1888
Fax: (415) 353-8917

Hours: Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – noon, and Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

More about Francis Yao

Additional Languages

Cantonese
Mandarin

Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1987

Residencies

Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine 1990

Fellowships

Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Gastroenterology 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Samoylova ML, Mehta N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Predictors of ultrasound failure to detect hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2018 May 21.
  2. Mehta N, Yao FY. Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: To expand (beyond Milan) or downstage (to Milan)? Liver Transpl. 2018 Mar; 24(3):327-329.
  3. Huang AC, Mehta N, Dodge JL, Yao FY, Terrault NA. Direct-acting Antivirals Do Not Increase the Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Local-Regional Therapy or Liver Transplant Waitlist Dropout. Hepatology. 2018 Feb 24.

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