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Francis Y.K. Yao, M.D.

Francis Y.K. Yao, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery,
Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Medical Director, Liver Transplant Service
Director for Community Liaison, Liver Transplant Service

Contact Information

Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
Phone: (415) 514-0332
Fax: 415-476-0659
Francis.yao@ucsf.edu
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  • 1979-1980 University of San Francisco, Chemistry Major
  • 1980-1983 University of California, Berkeley B.S. Chemistry with High Honors
  • 1983-1987 Albert Einstein College of Medicine. M.D. Medicine
  • 1987-1988 Stanford University Hospital, Intern, Internal Medicine
  • 1988-1990 Stanford University Hospital, Resident, Internal Medicine
  • 1990-1993 Stanford University Hospital, Fellow, Gastroenterology
  • 1995 American Board of Internal Medicine - ABIM 147033 (Re-certification 2008)
  • 1997 American Board of Gastroenterology - ABIM 147033
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Liver Transplant Program
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Cirrhosis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric (Stomach) Cancer
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Live Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Hepatitis in Asians
  • Liver Injury and Repair
  • Liver transplantation outcomes including expanded criteria liver transplants
  • Loco-regional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma

Dr. Francis Yao is a gastroenterologist and medical director of the Liver Transplant Program at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Yao is a professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine. He also is director of UCSF's Liver Transplant Outreach and Community Liaison Program. In his research, he is interested in liver cancer treatment, particularly related to liver transplants, and has contributed to important publications in this area. His other research interests include hepatitis B infection and outcomes for liver transplantation.

Most recent publications from a total of 101
  1. Verna EC, Patel YA, Aggarwal A, Desai AP, Frenette C, Pillai AA, Salgia R, Seetharam A, Sharma P, Sherman C, Tsoulfas G, Yao FY. Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Management After the Transplant. Am J Transplant. 2019 Nov 11. View in PubMed
  2. Gutin L, Yao F, Dodge JL, Grab J, Mehta N. Comparison of Liver Transplant Wait-List Outcomes Among Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Public vs Private Medical Insurance. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 02; 2(8):e1910326. View in PubMed
  3. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Grab JD, Yao FY. National Experience on Down-Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Before Liver Transplant: Influence of Tumor Burden, Alpha-Fetoprotein, and Wait Time. Hepatology. 2019 Jul 25. View in PubMed
  4. Fidelman N, Johanson C, Kohi MP, Kolli KP, Kohlbrenner RM, Lehrman ED, Taylor AG, Kelley RK, Yao FY, Roberts JP, Kerlan RK. Prospective Phase II trial of drug-eluting bead chemoembolization for liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and marginal hepatic reserve. J Hepatocell Carcinoma. 2019; 6:93-103. View in PubMed
  5. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Yao FY. REPLY. Hepatology. 2019 Oct; 70(4):1491-1492. View in PubMed
  6. DesJardin JT, Manicardi M, Svetlichnaya Y, Kolaitis NA, Papolos AI, Selby VN, Zier LS, Klein L, Aras MA, Yao FY, Roberts JP, De Marco T. Noninvasive estimation of pulmonary vascular resistance improves portopulmonary hypertension screening in liver transplant candidates. Clin Transplant. 2019 Jul; 33(7):e13585. View in PubMed
  7. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Predictors of low risk for dropout from the liver transplant waiting list for hepatocellular carcinoma in long wait time regions: Implications for organ allocation. Am J Transplant. 2019 Aug; 19(8):2210-2218. View in PubMed
  8. Mehta N, Yao FY. What Are the Optimal Liver Transplantation Criteria for Hepatocellular Carcinoma? Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2019 Jan; 13(1):20-25. View in PubMed
  9. Sinha J, Mehta N, Dodge JL, Poltavskiy E, Roberts J, Yao F. Are There Upper Limits in Tumor Burden for Down-Staging of Hepatocellular Carcinoma to Liver Transplant? Analysis of the All-Comers Protocol. Hepatology. 2019 Oct; 70(4):1185-1196. View in PubMed
  10. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Alpha-Fetoprotein Decrease from > 1,000 to < 500 ng/mL in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Leads to Improved Posttransplant Outcomes. Hepatology. 2019 Mar; 69(3):1193-1205. View in PubMed
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