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Monika Sarkar, M.D., MAS

Monika Sarkar, M.D., MAS

Assistant Professor 
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
(415) 476-6422 - Phone
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  • Vassar College, BA, French & Biology, 1998-2002
  • University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, MD, 2002-2006
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Intern, Internal Medicine, 2006-2007
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Resident, Internal Medicine, 2007-2009
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Gastroenterology, 2009-2012
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Hepatology, 2012-2013
  • University of California, San Francisco, Masters in Clinical Research, 2011-2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Transplant Hepatology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Drug-Induced Hepatitis
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Polycystic Liver Disease
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Gender differences in liver transplant outcomes
  • Non invasive measures of liver fibrosis
  • Women with chronic liver disease
  • Spanish

Dr. Monika Sarkar is a transplant hepatologist and focuses on viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as liver disease in pregnancy. She has a particular research interest in women's health, including the role of sex hormones in the progression of liver disease. Dr. Sarkar supervises the training of medicine residents and both gastroenterology and liver transplant fellows. She earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology, as well as her Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF.

  • K23, NIDDK, 2017-2022
  • K Scholars Team Science Award, UCSF, 2017-2018
  • UCSF Hellman Research Award, UCSF, 2016-2018
  • RAP Pilot Award for Junior Investigators, UCSF, 2016-2017
  • Liver Center Flex Funds, UCSF, 2015-2016
  • Liver Center Pilot/Feasibility Research Award, UCSF Liver Center, 2014-2015
  • Sheila Sherlock Career Development Research Award, AASLD, 2013-2015
  • Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award, AASLD, 2012-2013
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My research program is focused on the role of sex hormones on liver injury in women, including the effects of reproductive aging, pregnancy, and androgens. I have a specific interest in young women with the hyperandrogenic condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as these women are at high risk for developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and early onset liver scarring. Within the transplant setting I also study sex differences in waitlist and post transplant outcomes.

  • AASLD Sheila Sherlock Career Development Award, UCSF Liver Center Pilot Award
Most recent publications from a total of 47
  1. Sarkar M, Terrault N, Chan W, Cedars M, Huddleston H, Duwaerts CC, Balitzer D, Gill RM. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Is Associated With NASH Severity and Advanced Fibrosis. Liver Int. 2019 Oct 18. View in PubMed
  2. Lee E, Sarkar M, Dodge J, Kohi M, Mehta N. Shorter Height is Associated with Lower Probability of Liver Transplantation in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2019 Sep 30. View in PubMed
  3. Sarkar M, VanWagner LB, Terry JG, Carr JJ, Rinella M, Schreiner PJ, Lewis CE, Terrault N. Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin Levels in Young Men Are Associated With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Midlife. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 May; 114(5):758-763. View in PubMed
  4. Sarkar M. Testosterone Levels in Women: Implications for Fatty Liver and Beyond. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Aug; 28(8):1015-1016. View in PubMed
  5. Kushner T, Sarkar M, Tran T. Noninvasive Tests for Prognosticating Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Liver Disease in Pregnancy: Ready for Prime Time? Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb; 114(2):209-211. View in PubMed
  6. Ajmera VH, Terrault NA, VanWagner LB, Sarkar M, Lewis CE, Carr JJ, Gunderson EP. Longer lactation duration is associated with decreased prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in women. J Hepatol. 2019 Jan; 70(1):126-132. View in PubMed
  7. Sarkar M, Lai JC, Sawinski D, Zeigler TE, Cedars M, Forde KA. Sex hormone levels by presence and severity of cirrhosis in women with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. J Viral Hepat. 2019 Feb; 26(2):258-262. View in PubMed
  8. Kushner T, Sarkar M. Chronic Hepatitis B in Pregnancy. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2018 Jul; 12(1):24-28. View in PubMed
  9. Dave S, Dodge JL, Terrault NA, Sarkar M. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Graft Loss Among Female Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplant Proc. 2018 Jun; 50(5):1413-1423. View in PubMed
  10. Sarkar M, Bramham K, Moritz MJ, Coscia L. Reproductive health in women following abdominal organ transplant. Am J Transplant. 2018 05; 18(5):1068-1076. View in PubMed
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