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John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation

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Academic Office
(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-9321 Academic
john.roberts@ucsf.edu
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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
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Choledochal Cyst Disease
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Infections Post-Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant
  • 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 a transplant surgeon and professor of surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery. He also hold the Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation. Dr. Roberts is a former interim chair of the Department of Surgery and served in that role from October 2016 through March 2018.

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.

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. 

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    Jan 1993
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    Dec 1997
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 234
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  1. Emamaullee J, Heimbach JK, Olthoff KM, Pomfret EA, Roberts JP, Selzner N, NALLDIG Consortium*. Assessment of long-term outcomes post living liver donation highlights the importance of scientific integrity when presenting transplant registry data. Am J Transplant. 2022 Mar 30. View in PubMed
  2. Kelly YM, Zarinsefat A, Tavakol M, Shui AM, Huang CY, Roberts JP. Consent to organ offers from public health service "Increased Risk" donors decreases time to transplant and waitlist mortality. BMC Med Ethics. 2022 Mar 05; 23(1):20. View in PubMed
  3. Cheng XS, Han J, Braggs-Gresham JL, Held PJ, Busque S, Roberts JP, Tan JC, Scandling JD, Chertow GM, Dor A. Trends in Cost Attributable to Kidney Transplantation Evaluation and Waiting List Management in the United States, 2012-2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Mar 01; 5(3):e221847. View in PubMed
  4. Meier RPH, Kelly Y, Yamaguchi S, Braun HJ, Lunow-Luke T, Adelmann D, Niemann C, Maluf DG, Dietch ZC, Stock PG, Kang SM, Feng S, Posselt AM, Gardner JM, Syed SM, Hirose R, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Roll GR. Advantages and Limitations of Clinical Scores for Donation After Circulatory Death Liver Transplantation. Front Surg. 2021; 8:808733. View in PubMed
  5. Fox AN, Liapakis A, Batra R, Bittermann T, Emamaullee J, Emre S, Genyk Y, Han H, Jackson W, Pomfret E, Raza M, Rodriguez-Davalos M, Rubman Gold S, Samstein B, Shenoy A, Taner T, Roberts JP, North American Living Liver Donor Innovations Group (NALLDIG). The use of nondirected donor organs in living donor liver transplantation: Perspectives and guidance. Hepatology. 2021 Dec 03. View in PubMed
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