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Emily K. Bergsland


Director, Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors
Gastrointestinal oncologist

Dr. Emily Bergsland is a gastrointestinal oncologist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the director of the UCSF Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors. She specializes in the multidisciplinary care of patients with neuroendocrine cancers.

Bergsland's research is focused on better understanding why neuroendocrine tumors develop, identifying and testing new therapies, and improving outcomes in affected patients.

Bergsland earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota, then completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in medical oncology at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Minnesota, 1989

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1992

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Medical Oncology, 1995

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    199 Ratings
    About our process
    Jul 27, 2023
    As always Dr. Bergsland was outstanding. I feel safe and confident in her hands.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Doctors seem to be on tight schedules which limits conversations.
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr. Bergsland is very good with excellent rapport.
    Jul 19, 2023
    First appointment with Dr Bergsland and I could not be more impressed. Great communication made me feel so much better after the appointment. I have been with several doctors and never been treated with such respect and attention.
    Jun 28, 2023
    Dr Bergsland was great?and staff very professional
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr. Bergsland is very knowledgeable about my disease and is very good at communicating and discussing priorities options etc ..
    May 03, 2023
    Very compassionate remembered important events occurring in my life this year. Listened to my concerns & addressed them.
    Apr 27, 2023
    Dr. Bergsland is not only extremely knowledgeable but also able to communicate medical information in a way that's understandable and relatable. I highly recommend her especially to neuroendocrine cancer patients.
    Apr 14, 2023
    Knowledgeable and informative. Discussed alternatives due to my specific/unique setting
    Apr 05, 2023
    Good experience
    Mar 16, 2023
    Dr. Bergsland always makes me feel better no matter how serious my condition is.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr. Emily Bergsland is Awesome! Professional Knowledgeable Caring - one of the All Time Best.I'm so fortunate she is one of my Care Providers!!
    Dec 03, 2022
    Very pleasant
    Nov 12, 2022
    This provider was not prepared for this visit. She had an intern go over my history and then discussed with the doctor. I waited 20 minutes while he brought her up to speed.
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Bergsland was outstanding as always and she and her team have provided excellent support and taken very good care of me.
    Oct 30, 2022
    I am soooo grateful for Dr. Bergsland. She means soooo much to me in my journey with neuroendocrine cancer. She gives me sooo much in not only support of my journey but her knowledge she shares with me helps me stay focused on how best to navigate my journey. Her consultations with me are soooo wonderful and appreciated. Emotionally she inspires me sooo much as she encourages me on how well I am doing on my cancer journey. She truly is a blessing to me.
    Oct 29, 2022
    Dr. Bergsland is the best-professional knowledgeable collaborative with team of Doctors.Provides Excellent care!!
    Oct 20, 2022
    I know I am in great hands with the UCSF team!
    Oct 15, 2022
    She was thorough very methodical in her thinkingIt was very satisfying and reassuring to consult with her.
    Oct 14, 2022
    I was told that I could not be seen as a regular patient by this oncologist because I do not live in the San Francisco or the Bay Area. I have a very rare cancer that she is one of the leading experts in California in treating. I would refer to patients in the Bay Area for this type of cancer. I do not know many people in the Bay Area.
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr. Bergsland is one of the best Doctor's I've ever had.
    Sep 24, 2022
    All good.
    Sep 24, 2022
    Dr. Bergsland is an amazing skilled and compassionate physician.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr Bergsland has always provided me with straightforward honest and detailed medical care all the while being compassionate and professional. I'm blessed to have her on my team!
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr. Bergsland and her whole team are some of the most caring professional great communicators I've ever had and I just love all of them!!!
    Aug 31, 2022
    First meeting went very well.
    Aug 13, 2022
    Dr Bergsland was extremely thorough in explaining my problem and actually put me at ease.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Very professional kind and caring
    May 26, 2022
    May 06, 2022
    I was not advised of a referral to or for an Orthopaedic Oncologist until I received a call to set up an appointment.
    May 05, 2022
    Apr 28, 2022
    I am soooo grateful for Dr. Bergsland she is everything I want in an neuroendocrine cancer physician.
    Apr 20, 2022
    Mar 30, 2022
    I couldn't have been blessed with a better Doctor or care team!
    Jan 05, 2022
    Dr Bergsland has always communicated and treated me very well as a real human being not just a patient. She always answers all my questions and also answers questions my wife has about my condition. She is one of the most genuine doctors I have ever had!!
    Jan 05, 2022
    I think you can not find a better provider for my cancer. She explains it all in a way that put me at ease and for me to understand why my type of treatment was chosen and administered. The follow up on this disease involves surgeons/ ct and mri's / chemo therapy and involves numerous technicians all there to help me and all under her direction of treatment. I am so lucky Thank you
    Nov 02, 2021
    Excellent appoint with Dr. Bergsland which was my first appointment consultation with her. My local oncologist recommended meeting with Dr. Bergsland and inviting her to become a very very important physician member in my UCSF care team. I appreciated her time greatly and am most grateful she was most willing to join my UCSF care group and oversee my Neuroendocrine diagnosis. (I live about 300 miles distance from San Francisco in the Central Valley of California.)
    Oct 28, 2021
    Dr. Bergsland is the best person in caring for my specific disease.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Lenvatinib Plus Pembrolizumab in Well Differentiated G3 Neuroendocrine Tumors

    ORR is defined as a complete response (CR) or a partial response (PR) according to RECIST version 1.1 criteria. The All Subjects as Treated (ASaT, ITT) population will be used for analysis which consists of all participants who re...


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    Genetic Predisposition Testing Program for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms

    The overall percentage of participants with pathogenic, or likely pathogenic germline mutations will be reported with 95% confidence intervals


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    Testing Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate in Patients With Somatostatin Receptor Positive Advanced Bronc...

    Will be compared between patients with a bronchial neuroendocrine tumor (NET) receiving lutetium Lu 177 dotatate to those receiving everolimus. The distribution of PFS will be estimated using the Kaplan Meier method. Will be teste...