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Sandy Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Vice Chair for Research
Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program

Contact Information

(415) 353-8725 Academic
sandy.feng@ucsf.edu 
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  • Harvard College, B.A., Chemistry, 1979-82
  • Cambridge University, England, Ph.D., Molecular Biology, 1982-85
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, M.D., 1985-90
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Intern, Surgery, 1990-91
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Resident, Surgery, 1991-94
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Chief Resident, Surgery, 1994-95
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Surgery, 1996-98
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, 1986-88
  • The Whitehead Institute, MIT, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, 1995-96
  • American Board of Surgery, 1996
  • Clinical Fellowship, Division of Transplantation
  • The Liver Center at UCSF
  • Director, Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplant Program, University of California, San Francisco
  • UCSF Hellen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression for Liver Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • MELD Allocation and Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Defining the Optimal Immunosuppression for Specific Transplant Settings
  • Expanded Criteria Donors
  • Immunosuppression Withdrawal and Identification of a Profile Predictive of Tolerance
  • Immunosuppression Withdrawal for Stable Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplant Recipients
  • Improving Long-term Outcomes for Liver Transplant Recipients
  • Novel Immunosuppression Strategies for Liver Transplantation
  • Strategies to Decrease Ischemia Reperfusion Injury to Improve Early Graft Function after Kidney Transplantation

As Professor of Surgery and Director of the Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program at UCSF, Dr. Sandy Feng performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants and teaches surgical fellows, residents, and medical students. She received a doctorate in molecular biology from Cambridge University with her Marshall Scholarship and earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She then completed general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a transplant fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Feng has numerous leadership roles, including Councilor for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, former Co-Chair of the Executive Planning Committee for the American Transplant Congress, and current Chair of the Kidney Pancreas Advisory Committee of the American Society of Transplantation. She has been an invited organizer or participant in several national consensus conferences addressing issues critical to the transplantation community.

Dr. Feng's research interest focuses on transplant immunology, with a particular focus on determinants of organ tolerance. She is also investigating novel immunosuppressive regimens and pursuing immunosuppression withdrawal in selected liver transplant recipients. By studying the immune profiles of transplant patients who are successfully weaned from immunosuppressants, she and her group hope to predict prospectively which patients may be good candidates for immunosuppression withdrawal.

Most recent publications from a total of 78
  1. Roll GR, Webber AB, Gae DH, Laszik Z, Tavakol M, Mayen L, Cunniffe K, Syed S, Hirose R, Freise C, Feng S, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Stock PG, Rajalingam R. A virtual crossmatch based strategy facilitates sharing of deceased donor kidneys for highly sensitized recipients. Transplantation. 2019 Aug 19. View in PubMed
  2. Perito ER, Martinez M, Turmelle YP, Mason K, Spain KM, Bucuvalas JC, Feng S. Posttransplant biopsy risk for stable long-term pediatric liver transplant recipients: 451 percutaneous biopsies from two multicenter immunosuppression withdrawal trials. Am J Transplant. 2019 Jan 07. View in PubMed
  3. Feng S, Bucuvalas J. Reply. Liver Transpl. 2018 09; 24(9):1305-1306. View in PubMed
  4. Feng S, Bucuvalas JC, Demetris AJ, Burrell BE, Spain KM, Kanaparthi S, Magee JC, Ikle D, Lesniak A, Lozano JJ, Alonso EM, Bray RA, Bridges NE, Doo E, Gebel HM, Gupta NA, Himes RW, Jackson AM, Lobritto SJ, Mazariegos GV, Ng VL, Rand EB, Sherker AH, Sundaram S, Turmelle YP, Sanchez-Fueyo A. Evidence of Chronic Allograft Injury in Liver Biopsies From Long-term Pediatric Recipients of Liver Transplants. Gastroenterology. 2018 12; 155(6):1838-1851.e7. View in PubMed
  5. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Reply. Hepatology. 2018 05; 67(5):2059-2060. View in PubMed
  6. Lai JC, Segev DL, McCulloch CE, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Feng S. Physical frailty after liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Aug; 18(8):1986-1994. View in PubMed
  7. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, McCulloch CE, Feng S. The Liver Frailty Index Improves Mortality Prediction of the Subjective Clinician Assessment in Patients With Cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb; 113(2):235-242. View in PubMed
  8. Feng S, Bucuvalas J. Tolerance after liver transplantation: Where are we? Liver Transpl. 2017 12; 23(12):1601-1614. View in PubMed
  9. Feng S. Living donor liver transplantation in high Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score patients. Liver Transpl. 2017 10; 23(S1):S9-S21. View in PubMed
  10. McLin VA, Allen U, Boyer O, Bucuvalas J, Colledan M, Cuturi MC, d'Antiga L, Debray D, Dezsofi A, Goyet JV, Dhawan A, Durmaz O, Falk C, Feng S, Fischler B, Franchi-Abella S, Frauca E, Ganschow R, Gottschalk S, Hadzic N, Hierro L, Horslen S, Hubscher S, Karam V, Kelly D, Maecker-Kolhoff B, Mazariegos G, McKiernan P, Melk A, Nobili V, Ozgenç F, Reding R, Sciveres M, Sharif K, Socha P, Toso C, Vajro P, Verma A, Wildhaber BE, Baumann U. Early and Late Factors Impacting Patient and Graft Outcome in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Summary of an ESPGHAN Monothematic Conference. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 09; 65(3):e53-e59. View in PubMed
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