Wen Shen, MD

Endocrine surgeon

Dr. Wen T. Shen is a surgeon specializing in procedures for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland surgery. He treats patients primarily at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research focuses on the molecular biology, genetics and treatment of thyroid cancer as well as the use of minimally invasive surgery. Shen also has an interest in medical history and has studied the development of hormonal therapies for benign and malignant conditions and the impact of the 1942 Coconut Grove Fire in Boston on the evolution of surface treatment for burns.

Shen graduated magna cum laude at Harvard College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and science. He earned a medical degree and completed a surgical residency and research fellowship in endocrine surgery at UCSF. He received the Esther Nusz Achievement Award from the UCSF Department of Surgery, Resident's Prize from the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, William Osler Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine and Rothschild Prize from the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.


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

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Wen Shen


UCSF 1999


UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2007


UCSF, Endocrine Surgery 2005