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Andrew Posselt

MD PhD

Bariatric and transplant surgeon

Dr. Andrew Posselt, a bariatric and transplant surgeon, is co-director of the Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Program at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in adult and pediatric kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation, as well as laparoscopic and open (traditional) bariatric surgery.

In addition to caring for patients, Posselt conducts research on pancreatic islet cell transplantation, a procedure that can allow people with type 1 diabetes to discontinue insulin therapy. He also investigates mechanisms by which a transplant recipient's body rejects or tolerates tissue from a donor who isn't genetically identical, and he studies the metabolic and biochemical consequences of bariatric surgery.

Posselt earned his medical degree and a doctorate in immunology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed residencies in internal medicine and general surgery as well as a transplant fellowship at UCSF, before joining the staff in 2003.

Posselt is a member of several professional and honorary societies, and has given presentations on transplant issues related to patient care and research. At UCSF, he supervises residents and fellows in transplant services and general surgery.

  • Education

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1996

    UCSF Medical Center, Surgery, 2000

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    Czechoslovakian

    French

    German

    Spanish

I consciously take my time with patients. If they have questions, I’ll listen. It makes a huge difference.

Bariatric Surgery Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Kidney Transplant Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Liver Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pancreas Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

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

Pancreas Transplant Services

400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Total Pancreatectomy – Islet Auto-Transplant (TP-IAT) Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0780

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
100 Reviews
He is wonderful! He's very friendly and explains things in a way that is totally understandable. He took the time to listen to me and answered all my questions. He took my fears and concerns away. I feel totally confident with him being my surgeon!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
99 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
100 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
96 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
100 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
99 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
100 Reviews

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