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Danielle Brandman


Zumba instructor in the fight against fatty liver disease

About me

Dr. Danielle Brandman is a liver specialist with particular expertise in treating patients who have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or need liver transplants. She also treats conditions including cirrhosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, liver cancer, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis B and primary sclerosing cholangitis.

In her research, Brandman studies nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and post-transplant metabolic syndrome, a common condition following transplant surgery that is associated with poor outcomes.

Brandman earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. At UCSF, she completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. She also earned a master of advanced study degree in clinical research at UCSF.

Brandman is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

  • Education

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 2011

    UCSF Medical Center, Transplant Hepatology, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am rewarded by seeing my patients change, from small victories such as losing 5 pounds to undergoing a transplant to be cured of liver disease.

Treatments I provide

Liver Disease and Liver Transplant

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94143

Liver Transplant Program

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

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence

400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
189 Reviews
Dr Brandman is wonderful. I was seen immediately upon arrival and felt no sense of rush once she arrived. She explains everything and answers my questions patiently. I have great confidence in her knowledge and truly feel I am in the best of hands. I could not ask for a better physician.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
188 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
189 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
176 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
187 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
188 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
188 Reviews