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Alan Venook


Gastrointestinal oncologist

About me

Dr. Alan Venook is a nationally renowned expert in colorectal and liver cancers. He leads the gastrointestinal oncology program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In his research, Venook focuses on treating liver tumors with targeted approaches, including infusional chemotherapy and biological agents.

Venook earned his medical degree at UCSF in 1980. Following an internship at UCSF, he spent two years in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UCSF.

Venook has been on the medical staff at UCSF since 1988.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1980

  • Residencies

    UC Davis Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology, 1988

    UCSF Medical Center, Medical Oncology, 1987

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine/Hematology

  • Academic Title


Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158