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Adnan Alseidi


Gastrointestinal surgeon
Vice Chair for Education in the 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.

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