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John Roberts MD


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  • Surgical mgmt of Liver Cancer, Cancer Metastatic to Liver, Bile Duct Problems & Portal Hypertension

  • I have extensive experience with the [surgical] management of cancer of the liver and have written papers and book chapters on this topic.I have been managing both children and adults with portal hypertension who need surgery to relieve the pressure.

  • Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Portal Hypertension, Cancer Metastatic to Liver, Polycystic Kidney Disease

  • University of California, San Francisco Medical Center


  • I have written articles and book chapters on the management of liver cancer.

  • Most of my patients have cancer confined to the liver without evidence of spread outside of the liver. Patients with metastatic disease to the liver would not have disease metastatic to other sites. The patients with portal hypertension have had complications such as bleeding and need a surgical shunt.

  • Oncology, Hepatology, Abdominal Surgery, Transplant Surgery

  • Academic

  • My current practice includes the surgical management of patients with liver disease, liver cancer and portal hypertension

  • I am currently a professor of surgery at the University of California San Francisco and the director of the division of transplantation. I received the Exceptional Physician honor at the University. I have been the president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Education Details

  • University of California San Diego

  • My surgical residency was at the University of Washington.

  • I did my transplant fellowship at the University of Minnesota. I did a research fellowship at Cornell University in New York City.

Personal Details

  • I used to play water polo for the United States national team.

  • English


    • Liver cancer
    • Liver abnormalities
    • liver transplant
    • Kidney Transplant (Kidney Failure)
    • Primary Liver Cancer (Liver Cancer)
    • Polycystic Liver Disease
    • Liver Cirrhosis (Cirrhosis)
    • Liver Cancer
    • Hepatoma (Liver Cancer)
    • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC, Liver Cancer)
    • Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)
    • Fibrolamellar Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
    • Cancer of the Liver (Liver Cancer)
    • portal hypertension
    • LiverRelated Procedures and Tests
    • Liver Transplant
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Scan
    • Liver Resection
    • Computed Tomography Scan CT
    • Computed Tomography CT or CAT Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract