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Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Endocrine surgeon

Dr. Quan-Yang Duh specializes in surgery to treat tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as other endocrine and gastrointestinal malignancies. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive endocrine surgery.

Duh earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed his residency training in surgery and a fellowship in endocrine surgery. He is the past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the San Francisco Surgical Society, as well as president of the American College of Surgeons (Northern California chapter). Duh has been a professor at UCSF since 1988 and is listed in the publication Best Doctors in America. He is board certified in surgery.


Endocrine Surgery and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7687
Fax: (415) 353-7781

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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UCSF School of Medicine 1981


UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 1988


UCSF Medical Center, Endocrine Surgery 1986

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Haddad RI, Lydiatt WM, Ball DW, Busaidy NL, Byrd D, Callender G, Dickson P, Duh QY, Ehya H, Haymart M, Hoh C, Hunt JP, Iagaru A, Kandeel F, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, McCaffrey JC, Moley JF, Parks L, Raeburn CD, Ridge JA, Ringel MD, Scheri RP, Shah JP, Smallridge RC, Sturgeon C, Wang TN, Wirth LJ, Hoffmann KG, Hughes M. Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Sep; 13(9):1140-50.
  2. Lai CW, Duh QY, Chen CW, Chuang FJ, Chang YJ, Lin MT, Wu MH. VEGF-D and A Preoperative Serum Levels Predict Nodal and Distant Metastases in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Patients. World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1742-9.
  3. Campbell MJ, Seib CD, Candell L, Gosnell JE, Duh QY, Clark OH, Shen WT. The underestimated risk of cancer in patients with multinodular goiters after a benign fine needle aspiration. World J Surg. 2015 Mar; 39(3):695-700.
  4. Tuttle RM, Haddad RI, Ball DW, Byrd D, Dickson P, Duh QY, Ehya H, Haymart M, Hoh C, Hunt JP, Iagaru A, Kandeel F, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, Lydiatt WM, McCaffrey J, Moley JF, Parks L, Raeburn CD, Ridge JA, Ringel MD, Scheri RP, Shah JP, Sherman SI, Sturgeon C, Waguespack SG, Wang TN, Wirth LJ, Hoffmann KG, Hughes M. Thyroid carcinoma, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Dec; 12(12):1671-80.
  5. Wu MH, Shen WT, Gosnell J, Duh QY. Prognostic significance of extranodal extension of regional lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid cancer. Head Neck. 2015 Sep; 37(9):1336-43.
  6. Campbell MJ, Candell L, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Duh QY, Clark OH, Shen WT. Unanticipated thyroid cancer in patients with substernal goiters: are we underestimating the risk? Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Apr; 22(4):1214-8.
  7. Sung SY, Shen HY, Hsieh CB, Duh QY, Su TF, Chan DC, Shih ML. Hyalinizing trabecular tumor of thyroid: Does frozen section prevent unnecessarily aggressive operation? Six new cases and a literature review. J Chin Med Assoc. 2014 Nov; 77(11):573-7.
  8. Udelsman R, Åkerström G, Biagini C, Duh QY, Miccoli P, Niederle B, Tonelli F. The surgical management of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism: proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct; 99(10):3595-606.
  9. Seib CD, Harari A, Conte FA, Duh QY, Clark OH, Gosnell JE. Utility of serum thyroglobulin measurements after prophylactic thyroidectomy in patients with hereditary medullary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2014 Aug; 156(2):394-8.
  10. Lenders JW, Duh QY, Eisenhofer G, Gimenez-Roqueplo AP, Grebe SK, Murad MH, Naruse M, Pacak K, Young WF. Pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: an endocrine society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jun; 99(6):1915-42.
  11. Seib CD, Greenblatt DY, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Clark OH, Duh QY. Adrenalectomy outcomes are superior with the participation of residents and fellows. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jul; 219(1):53-60.
  12. Candell L, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Clark OH, Duh QY. Ultrasound-guided methylene blue dye injection for parathyroid localization in the reoperative neck. World J Surg. 2014 Jan; 38(1):88-91.
  13. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Shen WT, Duh QY. Variant adrenal venous anatomy in 546 laparoscopic adrenalectomies. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr; 148(4):378-83.
  14. D'Agostino J, Wall J, Soler L, Vix M, Duh QY, Marescaux J. Virtual neck exploration for parathyroid adenomas: a first step toward minimally invasive image-guided surgery. JAMA Surg. 2013 Mar; 148(3):232-8; discussion 238.
  15. Park-Sigal J, Don BR, Porzig A, Recker R, Griswold V, Sebastian A, Duh QY, Portale AA, Shoback D, Schambelan M. Severe hypercalcemic hyperparathyroidism developing in a patient with hyperaldosteronism and renal resistance to parathyroid hormone. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Mar; 28(3):700-8.
  16. Cohen JK, Cisco RM, Scholten A, Mitmaker E, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma crisis resulting in acute heart failure and cardioembolic stroke in a 37-year-old man. Surgery. 2014 Apr; 155(4):726-7.
  17. Scholten A, Cisco RM, Vriens MR, Cohen JK, Mitmaker EJ, Liu C, Tyrrell JB, Shen WT, Duh QY. Pheochromocytoma crisis is not a surgical emergency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb; 98(2):581-91.
  18. Cisco RM, Kuo JH, Ogawa L, Scholten A, Tsinberg M, Duh QY, Clark OH, Gosnell JE, Shen WT. Impact of race on intraoperative parathyroid hormone kinetics: an analysis of 910 patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Arch Surg. 2012 Nov; 147(11):1036-40.
  19. Tsinberg M, Duh QY, Cisco RM, Gosnell JE, Scholten A, Clark OH, Shen WT. Practice patterns and job satisfaction in fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons. Surgery. 2012 Dec; 152(6):953-6.
  20. Randolph GW, Duh QY, Heller KS, LiVolsi VA, Mandel SJ, Steward DL, Tufano RP, Tuttle RM. The prognostic significance of nodal metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma can be stratified based on the size and number of metastatic lymph nodes, as well as the presence of extranodal extension. Thyroid. 2012 Nov; 22(11):1144-52.

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