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John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor & Interim Chair
UCSF Department of Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation


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  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., Biology, 1972-76
  • University of California, San Diego, CA, M.D., Medicine, 1976-80
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1980-83
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1985-86
  • Cornell University, New York, NY, Fellow, Research, 1983-85
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Fellow, Transplant, 1986-87
  • American Board of Surgery, 1988, renewed 2006
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer)
  • Choledochal Cyst Disease
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Infections Post-Transplant
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Rex Shunt or Meso-portal Shunt
  • Surgical Shunts
  • Cost of Transplantation
  • Ethical Issues in Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Organ Allocation

John P. Roberts, M.D. is Professor and Interim Chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery Chief and Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery. After receiving his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Roberts completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Roberts supervises medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. He has received awards from the residents for his teaching efforts. He is active in health policy regarding transplantation and is a member of professional and public service organizations related to this field.

Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Roberts was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty. Dr. Roberts serves on numerous national committees related to his expertise on organ distribution. He frequently delivers presentations on topics involving transplantation science and the management of surgical patients.Dr. Roberts is also an active clinician, treating patients on the UCSF Transplant Service.

Most recent publications from a total of 260
  1. Ge J, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Race/Ethnicity is Associated with ABO Non-Identical Liver Transplantation in the United States. Clin Transplant. 2017 May 18. View in PubMed
  2. Lewin SM, Mehta N, Kelley RK, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Brandman D. Liver Transplant (LT) recipients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Have Lower Risk Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). Liver Transpl. 2017 Mar 24. View in PubMed
  3. Choi WT, Jen KY, Wang D, Tavakol M, Roberts JP, Gill RM. Donor Liver Small Droplet Macrovesicular Steatosis is Associated With Increased Risk for Recipient Allograft Rejection. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan 04. View in PubMed
  4. Salazar J, Saxena V, Kahn JG, Roberts JP, Mehta N, Volk M, Lai JC. Cost-Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Anti-viral Treatment in Hepatitis C-infected Liver Transplant Candidates with Compensated Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2016 Dec 06. View in PubMed
  5. Samoylova ML, Covinsky KE, Haftek M, Kuo S, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Disability in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: Results from the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study. Liver Transpl. 2016 Nov 24. View in PubMed
  6. Mehta N, Heimbach J, Harnois DM, Sapisochin G, Dodge JL, Lee D, Burns JM, Sanchez W, Greig PD, Grant DR, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Validation of a Risk Estimation of Tumor Recurrence After Transplant (RETREAT) Score for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplant. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Nov 13. View in PubMed
  7. Cai L, Yeh BM, Westphalen AC, Roberts J, Wang ZJ. 3D T2-weighted and Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced 3D T1-weighted MR cholangiography for evaluation of biliary anatomy in living liver donors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Oct 7. View in PubMed
  8. Hart A, Schladt DP, Zeglin J, Pyke J, Kim WR, Lake JR, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Mulligan DC, Kasiske BL, Snyder JJ, Israni AK. Predicting Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List in the United States: Accounting for Large Regional Variation in Organ Availability and Priority Allocation Points. Transplantation. 2016 Oct; 100(10):2153-9. View in PubMed
  9. Melcher ML, Roberts JP, Leichtman AB, Roth AE, Rees MA. We Need to Take the Next Step. Am J Transplant. 2016 Aug 12. View in PubMed
  10. Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Roll GR, Roberts JP. Biliary complications following living donor hepatectomy. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2016 Oct; 30(4):247-52. View in PubMed
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