Insoo Suh


Endocrine surgeon
Surgical innovator, devoted family guy, amateur music critic

About me

Dr. Insoo Suh is an endocrine surgeon specializing in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. In patient care, his interests include applying minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotics, to endocrine surgeries.

Suh has a bachelor of science degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University. He earned his medical degree from UCSF, and also completed his surgical residency and a research fellowship in endocrine surgery at UCSF. He then completed a fellowship in surgical innovation with the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign before joining UCSF's faculty.

Suh has received several awards recognizing his outstanding patient care and research, including UCSF's Fred H. and Esther E. Nusz Achievement Award and a science research award from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is an active associate member of several national organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Suh has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters, and has served as an invited reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. An inventor of medical innovations, he has several patent applications to his name and has received multiple grants to research and develop new technologies.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Surgery

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Endocrine Surgery

    Stanford University Biodesign Program, Surgical Innovation, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

To have patients place trust in me as their surgeon is the most humbling privilege, and I strive to do right by this responsibility every day.

Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic

1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews


Overall Experience
80 Reviews
Dr. Suh and his team have cared for me beyond my expectations. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Suh.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
80 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
80 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
76 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
79 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
80 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
80 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

18F-Fluorocholine for the Detection of Parathyroid Adenomas

Sensitivity of imaging in comparison to pathology at surgery. Location of parathyroid adenoma at imaging as read by three blinded readers, will be correlated to the location at surgery. True positive will be defined as an adenoma ...


My work

Treating Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancers

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