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Dr. Amar Nijagal is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in caring for children with disorders of the liver and bile ducts.

Nijagal runs a research lab that investigates how the immune system affects the development of fetal organs. His research focuses on liver and bile duct development and how changes in the process contribute to congenital diseases.

Nijagal completed his medical degree and a residency in general surgery at UCSF, where he served as chief resident. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a fellowship in general and thoracic pediatric surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

Nijagal is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society and Association for Academic Surgery.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    37 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 31, 2023
    He was kind and informative.
    Mar 30, 2023
    5 stars.
    Jan 03, 2023
    The attention from the doctor was amazing and all my questions were answered and clearly.
    Dec 13, 2022
    The doctor was kind, a great listener, and clearly understood my issue and what was the best possible solution for me
    Nov 22, 2022
    Care provider demonstrate professional behavior was listening and reassuring
    Sep 13, 2022
    Everything was good.
    Aug 16, 2022
    Everything was perfect. The only thing that was not so optimal is that I was told I could not schedule the follow up appointment in the front desk. I was provided with a number to call and schedule my daughter's next appointment.
    Mar 01, 2022
    We are very grateful for the attentiveness from start to finish of our visit. My son left feeling relieved and comfortable.
    Feb 15, 2022
    Very good