Insoo Suh, MD

Endocrine surgeon

Dr. Insoo Suh is an endocrine surgeon specializing in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. His clinical interests include the application of minimally-invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotics, to endocrine surgery. He is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery.

Suh received a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and obtained his M.D. from UCSF. He also completed his surgical residency and endocrine surgery research fellowship at UCSF. He then completed an additional fellowship in surgical innovation from the Stanford University Biodesign Program before joining UCSF's faculty.

Suh has received several awards in recognition of his clinical and research achievements, including the Fred H. and Esther E. Nusz Achievement Award from UCSF, as well as the Basic Science Research Award from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is an active associate member of several national organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Suh has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters, and has served as an invited reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is also an inventor of novel medical innovations, with several patent applications to his name and multiple grants to research and develop new technologies.

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Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7687
Fax: (415) 353-7781

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Insoo Suh


UCSF School of Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Surgery


UCSF Medical Center, Endocrine Surgery
Stanford University Biodesign Program, Surgical Innovation 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chen Y, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Hidden in Plain Sight: Transoral and Submental Thyroidectomy as a Compelling Alternative to "Scarless" Thyroidectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2018 May 07.
  2. Seib CD, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY, Finlayson E. Patient Frailty Should Be Used to Individualize Treatment Decisions in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. World J Surg. 2018 Apr 25.
  3. Duh QY, Suh I. It's Complicated: How Often are Patients with Primary Aldosteronism Cured After Adrenalectomy? World J Surg. 2018 02; 42(2):464-465.

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