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Dr. Monika Sarkar is a transplant hepatologist, a specialist who cares for patients before and after a liver transplant. She runs the Women’s Liver Clinic, treating patients who have liver disease or who have had a liver transplant and need care related to contraception or pregnancy. She also specializes in caring for young women who are at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

In both patient care and research, Sarkar's interests are at the intersection of women's health and liver disease, including liver disease in pregnancy, reproductive health in transplant recipients and the effects of reproductive aging on disease progression. She has funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of sex hormones in the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in women.

Sarkar completed her medical degree at UCSF, followed by a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at UCSF, as well as a master of advanced study degree in clinical research.

Sarkar supervises the training of UCSF medical residents as well as physicians completing fellowships in gastroenterology or liver transplant medicine.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2006

    UCSF, M.A.S., Clinical Research, 2013

  • Residencies

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF , Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    55 Ratings
    About our process
    Aug 27, 2023
    I've had a very positive experience with Dr. Monika Sarkar. Although she was not present at this test she provided all the necessary information regarding the test and my condition.
    Aug 26, 2023
    I am very happy with the entire team
    Jul 28, 2023
    I went in feeling worried about my ailments and left very relieved with her advice and kindness
    Jun 29, 2023
    Dr. Sarkar is extremely sensitive to my feelings
    Jun 25, 2023
    I like that they are interested in patient care and well-being.
    May 07, 2023
    Excellent experience overall professional and friendly!
    Jan 13, 2023
    I will recomen others
    Aug 28, 2022
    Good experience
    Aug 26, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Doctor Sarkar is a wonderful doctor. She genuinely cares about her patients and is very easy to talk too. I am very appreciative of having her as my doctor.

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Bicalutamide Therapy in Young Women With NAFLD and PCOS

    The investigators will assess for change in the MRE quantified liver stiffness in kilopascals (kPA)


    Decorative Caduceus

    Saroglitazar Magnesium 4 mg in the Treatment of NAFLD in Women With PCOS (EVIDENCES VII)

    Change in hepatic fat content from baseline following 24 weeks of treatment as measured by MRI-PDFF