Mickie Cheng, MD


Dr. Mickie Cheng is an endocrinologist with an interest in endocrine autoimmune diseases. Cheng practices in the UCSF Diabetes Clinic, where she treats patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

As a member of the UCSF Diabetes Center, Cheng is involved in basic reasearch on a wide range of endocrine autoimmune disorders. Her work focuses on mechanisms of loss of immune tolerance, with emphasis on a translational approach that includes human studies. With a background in reproductive biology, she also has a particular interest in the study of ovarian autoimmune disease.

Cheng completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University. She received her medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine. She then came to UCSF for a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.


Diabetes Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

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Academic Title

Associate Professor

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University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine 2002


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Endocrinology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bluestone JA, Bour-Jordan H, Cheng M, Anderson M. T cells in the control of organ-specific autoimmunity. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jun; 125(6):2250-60.
  2. Watkin LB, Jessen B, Wiszniewski W, Vece TJ, Jan M, Sha Y, Thamsen M, Santos-Cortez RL, Lee K, Gambin T, Forbes LR, Law CS, Stray-Pedersen A, Cheng MH, Mace EM, Anderson MS, Liu D, Tang LF, Nicholas SK, Nahmod K, Makedonas G, Canter DL, Kwok PY, Hicks J, Jones KD, Penney S, Jhangiani SN, Rosenblum MD, Dell SD, Waterfield MR, Papa FR, Muzny DM, Zaitlen N, Leal SM, Gonzaga-Jauregui C. COPA mutations impair ER-Golgi transport and cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease and arthritis. Nat Genet. 2015 Jun; 47(6):654-60.
  3. Price JV, Haddon DJ, Kemmer D, Delepine G, Mandelbaum G, Jarrell JA, Gupta R, Balboni I, Chakravarty EF, Sokolove J, Shum AK, Anderson MS, Cheng MH, Robinson WH, Browne SK, Holland SM, Baechler EC, Utz PJ. Protein microarray analysis reveals BAFF-binding autoantibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Clin Invest. 2013 Dec; 123(12):5135-45.

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