Quan-Yang Duh, MD

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.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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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. Marincola Smith P, Kiernan CM, Tran TB, Postlewait LM, Maithel SK, Prescott J, Pawlik T, Wang TS, Glenn J, Hatzaras I, Shenoy R, Phay J, Shirley LA, Fields RC, Jin L, Weber S, Salem A, Sicklick J, Gad S, Yopp A, Mansour J, Duh QY, Seiser N, Votanopoulos K, Levine EA, Poultsides G, Solórzano CC. Role of Additional Organ Resection in Adrenocortical Carcinoma: Analysis of 167 Patients from the U.S. Adrenocortical Carcinoma Database. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun 04.
  2. Patel KN, Angell TE, Babiarz J, Barth NM, Blevins T, Duh QY, Ghossein RA, Harrell RM, Huang J, Kennedy GC, Kim SY, Kloos RT, LiVolsi VA, Randolph GW, Sadow PM, Shanik MH, Sosa JA, Traweek ST, Walsh PS, Whitney D, Yeh MW, Ladenson PW. Performance of a Genomic Sequencing Classifier for the Preoperative Diagnosis of Cytologically Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. JAMA Surg. 2018 May 23.
  3. Chen Y, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Seib CD, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Hidden in Plain Sight: Transoral and Submental Thyroidectomy as a Compelling Alternative to "Scarless" Thyroidectomy. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2018 May 07.

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