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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

    4.8

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    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    61 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    63 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    63 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    62 Ratings

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Spironolactone Therapy In Young Women With NASH

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

    Recruiting

    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.

    Recruiting

    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

    Recruiting

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