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Insoo Suh, M.D.

Insoo Suh, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery, Endocrine Surgery Section

Contact Information

Academic Office
UCSF Medical Center. Mt. Zion
Campus Box 1674
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 885-7616 (Phone)
(415) 885-7617 (Fax)
insoo.suh@ucsf.edu
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  • 1995-99, Yale University, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • 1999-2004, University of California, San Francisco, M.D.
  • 2004-05 University of California, San Francisco Department of Surgery, Intern
  • 2005-10 University of California, San Francisco Department of Surgery, Resident
  • 2010-11 University of California, San Francisco Department of Surgery, Chief Resident
  • 2007-09 University of California, San Francisco, Endocrine Surgery Research Fellow
  • 2011-12 Stanford University, Biodesign Surgical Innovation Fellow
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgical Oncology Program
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery
  • Multinodular Goiter
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Syndromes
  • Neuroendocrine (Islet Cell) Tumors
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Scarless Thyroid- and Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Improved localization methods for functional adrenal tumors
  • Novel approaches to minimally invasive endocrine surgery
  • Novel therapeutic approaches to metastatic thyroid cancer
  • Surgical innovation, development of novel surgical devices
  • The effects of primary hyperparathyroidism on long-term patient outcomes

Insoo Suh, M.D. specializes in endocrine surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Dr. Suh's clinical interests include the application of minimally-invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and robotics to endocrine surgery. His UCSF practice is based at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mt. Zion. He also serves as an attending staff surgeon in endocrine surgery at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Dr. Suh received a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale University, and obtained his M.D. from UCSF. He also completed his surgical residency and endocrine surgery research fellowship at UCSF. He then completed an additional fellowship in surgical innovation from the Stanford University Biodesign Program prior to joining UCSF's faculty.

Dr. Suh has received several awards in recognition of his clinical and research achievements, including the Fred H. and Esther E. Nusz Achievement Award from UCSF, as well as the Basic Science Research Award from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is an active associate member of several national organizations including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Dr. Suh has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and has served as an invited reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is the first surgeon on the West Coast to perform a new technique of "scarless" thyroidectomy, and has an active clinical program for this procedure. He is also an inventor of novel medical innovations, with several patent applications to his name and multiple grants to research and develop new technologies.

Most recent publications from a total of 65
  1. Suh I, Viscardi C, Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Sukpanich R, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Seib CD, Duh QY. Technical Innovation in Transoral Endoscopic Endocrine Surgery: A Modified "Scarless" Technique. J Surg Res. 2019 Jun 04; 243:123-129. View in PubMed
  2. Sukpanich R, Khanafshar E, Suh I, Gosnell J. Case report of a neuroendocrine tumor of the thyroid gland with limited calcitonin expression: a diagnostic challenge. AME Case Rep. 2019; 3:12. View in PubMed
  3. Grogan RH, Suh I, Chomsky-Higgins K, Alsafran S, Vasiliou E, Razavi CR, Chen LW, Tufano RP, Duh QY, Angelos P, Russell JO. Patient Eligibility for Transoral Endocrine Surgery Procedures in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 03; 2(5):e194829. View in PubMed
  4. Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Postoperative Pain and Opioid Use After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery-A Pilot, Prospective SMS-Based Survey. J Surg Res. 2019 Aug; 240:236-240. View in PubMed
  5. Lee SJ, Park SH, Lee BH, Lee JW, Noh JW, Suh IS, Jeong HS. Microsurgical approach for hemodialysis access: A pilot study of Brescia-Cimino fistulas constructed under microscopic guidance. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Jan; 98(4):e14202. View in PubMed
  6. Drake FT, Beninato T, Xiong MX, Shah NV, Kluijfhout WP, Feeney T, Suh I, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Duh QY. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for metastatic disease: Retrospective cohort with long-term, comprehensive follow-up. Surgery. 2019 May; 165(5):958-964. View in PubMed
  7. Chen Y, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY. Trends in Adrenal Surgery-The Changing Nature of Tumors and Patients. J Surg Res. 2019 Apr; 236:129-133. View in PubMed
  8. Wang E, Chomsky-Higgins K, Chen Y, Nwaogu I, Seib CD, Shen WT, Duh QY, Suh I. Treatment of Primary Aldosteronism Reduces the Probability of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Surg Res. 2019 Apr; 236:37-43. View in PubMed
  9. Chen Y, Scholten A, Chomsky-Higgins K, Nwaogu I, Gosnell JE, Seib C, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY. Risk Factors Associated With Perioperative Complications and Prolonged Length of Stay After Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy. JAMA Surg. 2018 Nov 01; 153(11):1036-1041. View in PubMed
  10. Seib CD, Chomsky-Higgins K, Gosnell JE, Shen WT, Suh I, Duh QY, Finlayson E. Patient Frailty Should Be Used to Individualize Treatment Decisions in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. World J Surg. 2018 10; 42(10):3215-3222. View in PubMed
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