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Willieford Moses, M.D.

Willieford Moses, M.D.

Chief Resident (PGY-5)
General Surgery

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  • Duke University, B.S., Psychology, 2006
  • University of California, San Francisco, M.D., 2011
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Global Health
  • BioArtificial Kidney
  • BioArtificial Organs
  • Global Health Innovations
  • Medical Device Innovations

Willieford Moses, M.D., is a general surgery resident in the Department of Surgery and a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Shuvo Roy's BioDesign Lab at UCSF. Dr. Moses' research focuses on the surgical considerations for implantation of bioartificial organs, specifically working on the BioArtificial Kidney, BioArtificial Pancreas and membrane oxygenator projects. He is also a Surgical Innovations Fellow in the Innovations Pathway led by Dr. Hanmin Lee.

  • Roy Lab, Department of BioEngineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF
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  1. Padilla BE, Moses W. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding & Intussusception. Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 97(1):173-188. View in PubMed
  2. Jordan EJ, Feldstein VA, Moses W, Phelps AS. Radiologic assessment of fetal tracheal balloon occlusion. Clin Imaging. 2016 Dec 01; 42:113-118. View in PubMed
  3. Mathur A, Moses W, Rahbari R, Khanafshar E, Duh QY, Clark O, Kebebew E. Higher rate of BRAF mutation in papillary thyroid cancer over time: a single-institution study. Cancer. 2011 Oct 1; 117(19):4390-5. View in PubMed
  4. Moses W, Weng J, Kebebew E. Prevalence, clinicopathologic features, and somatic genetic mutation profile in familial versus sporadic nonmedullary thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2011 Apr; 21(4):367-71. View in PubMed
  5. Mathur A, Weng J, Moses W, Steinberg SM, Rahbari R, Rahabari R, Kitano M, Khanafshar E, Ljung BM, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. A prospective study evaluating the accuracy of using combined clinical factors and candidate diagnostic markers to refine the accuracy of thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Surgery. 2010 Dec; 148(6):1170-6; discussion 1176-7. View in PubMed
  6. Moses W, Weng J, Sansano I, Peng M, Khanafshar E, Ljung BM, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Molecular testing for somatic mutations improves the accuracy of thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy. World J Surg. 2010 Nov; 34(11):2589-94. View in PubMed
  7. Vriens MR, Moses W, Weng J, Peng M, Griffin A, Bleyer A, Pollock BH, Indelicato DJ, Hwang J, Kebebew E. Clinical and molecular features of papillary thyroid cancer in adolescents and young adults. Cancer. 2011 Jan 15; 117(2):259-67. View in PubMed
  8. Vriens MR, Suh I, Moses W, Kebebew E. Clinical features and genetic predisposition to hereditary nonmedullary thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2009 Dec; 19(12):1343-9. View in PubMed
  9. Moses W, Weng J, Khanafshar E, Duh QY, Clark OH, Kebebew E. Multiple genetic alterations in papillary thyroid cancer are associated with younger age at presentation. J Surg Res. 2010 May 15; 160(2):179-83. View in PubMed
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  1. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2015, Oral Presentation with Dr,  Shuvo Roy: "Artificial Kidneys: The Potential Role in Pediatrics"
  2. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2015, Poster Presentation: "Renal artery embolization for minimally invasive induction of renal failure"
  3. Fourth Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Fort Myers, FL,  Feb 2009, Quick-shot oral presentation "Younger age at diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer is associated with the presence of multiple somatic mutations"
  4. Harvard's Disparities in Surgical Care: Research to Practice Conference, Boston, MA,  Oct 2008, Poster Presentation: "Characterizing Thyroid Disease and Identifying Barriers to Care and Treatment in Uganda"
  5. UCSF's Second Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium, Oct 2008, Poster Presentation: "Barriers to Conducting Collaborative Projects in Resource-Constrained Settings: The Feasibility of Creating a Patient Database in Uganda"
  6. UCSF Dean's Research Fellowship Poster Session, Jan 2008, Poster Presentation "Does BRAF mutation testing in thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy improve diagnosis and predict extent of disease?
  1. Moses, W and Suh, I. "Surgical Approach to Primary Hyperthyroidism (unilateral approach)." Textbook of Endocrine Surgery, 3rd Edition. Ed. Orlo Clark. Philadelphia: JP Brothers Medical Publishers. In press.