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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
    40 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Dec 10, 2021
    There was a lot of information that were given to us at the time and it was a good visit in all
    Nov 10, 2021
    Getting a good personal explanation of the results of the requested test (first avail appointment was over a month away so plenty of lead time) is critical to me. It is completely unacceptable to order a test and not set up a follow up to discuss the results.
    Jul 16, 2021
    Very professional !
    Jun 03, 2021
    was not routed to getting the next appointment.
    Decorative Caduceus

    Global Linerixibat Itch Study of Efficacy and Safety in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) (GLIS...

    Monthly Itch Score will be assessed using an NRS, ranging from 0 to 10, where 0 represents no itching and 10 the worst imaginable itching.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Spironolactone Therapy In Young Women With NASH

    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