Francis Yao


Medical director, Liver Transplant Program

About me

Dr. Francis Yao is a gastroenterologist who serves as medical director of the UCSF Liver Transplant Program. He also directs the UCSF Liver Transplant Outreach and Community Liaison Program.

In his research, Yao is interested in liver cancer treatment, particularly as related to liver transplants. He has contributed to important publications in this area. His other research interests include hepatitis B infection and outcomes for patients undergoing liver transplantation.

  • Education

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1987

  • Residencies

    Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Internal Medicine, 1990

  • Fellowships

    Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Gastroenterology, 1993

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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

My reviews


Overall Experience
252 Reviews
Dr. Yao is extraordinary in his field of practice. A rare gem. It is an honor to be his patient. UCSF is very fortunate to have him on their team.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
250 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
251 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
241 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
251 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
249 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
250 Reviews

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