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Ryutaro Hirose, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Surgery 
Division of Transplant Surgery
Associate Program Director,
UCSF General Surgery Residency Program

Contact Information

(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-8783 Academic
Ryutaro.Hirose@ucsfmedctr.org   
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  • Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., Mathematics, 1981-85
  • Columbia University College of Physicians And Surgeons, M.D., 1985-89
  • University of California, San Francisco, Intern and Resident, Surgery, 1989-92
  • University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Surgery, 1995-96
  • University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, Surgery, 1996-97 
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Surgery, 1997-99
  • University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Medicine, 1992-95
  • American Board of Surgery, 1998
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplants
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Surgical Shunts
  • Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Fatty Livers
  • Ischemia-reperfusion Injury in Kidneys and Hyperglycemia
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Patients
  • Outcomes in Renal Transplant Recipients
  • Pathogenesis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

Ryutaro Hirose is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at UCSF and performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. After graduating from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his clinical and research training at UCSF as a resident in general surgery as well as a fellow in molecular medicine and transplantation surgery. His research interests include renal and hepatic ischemia - reperfusion injury, immune monitoring and skin cancer in transplant recipients. He has received funding from the NIH, NKF, UCSF, ASTS, and private industry. He is also actively involved with teaching students and residents. Dr. Hirose is currently the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency at UCSF.

Dr. Hirose's research focus is ischemia-reperfusion injury and potential interventions to ameliorate renal and hepatic I-R injury. His group uses animal models, performs clinical and translational research as well as research on deceased donors. He collaborates with Dr. Claus Niemann, MD from the Dept. Anesthesia and they are co-Directors of the Ischemic Organ Injury Lab.

ResidentYearsGrant or Funding Source
Ryutaro Hirose, M.D. 7/2015 - 6/2017
 
Most recent publications from a total of 62
  1. Hart A, Schladt DP, Zeglin J, Pyke J, Kim WR, Lake JR, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Mulligan DC, Kasiske BL, Snyder JJ, Israni AK. Predicting Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List in the United States: Accounting for Large Regional Variation in Organ Availability and Priority Allocation Points. Transplantation. 2016 Oct; 100(10):2153-9. View in PubMed
  2. Gentry SE, Hirose R, Mulligan D. Resolving Misconceptions About Liver Allocation and Redistricting Methodology. JAMA Surg. 2016 Oct 1; 151(10):991-992. View in PubMed
  3. Kim SS, Nakakura EK, Wang ZJ, Kim GE, Corvera CU, Harris HW, Kirkwood KS, Hirose R, Tempero MA, Ko AH. Preoperative FOLFIRINOX for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Is radiation necessary in the modern era of chemotherapy? J Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct; 114(5):587-596. View in PubMed
  4. Parekh J, Roll GR, Wisel S, Rushakoff RJ, Hirose R. Effect of Moderately Intense Perioperative Glucose Control on Renal Allograft Function: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial in Renal Transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 Jul 16. View in PubMed
  5. Edwards EB, Harper AM, Hirose R, Mulligan DC. The impact of broader regional sharing of livers: 2-year results of "Share 35". Liver Transpl. 2016 Apr; 22(4):399-409. View in PubMed
  6. Mehta N, Heimbach J, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Minimal Transplant Survival Benefit for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Is it Real or an Overestimation of Waitlist Life Expectancy? Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb; 150(2):533-4. View in PubMed
  7. Olmos A, Feiner J, Hirose R, Swain S, Blasi A, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Impact of a quality improvement project on deceased organ donor management. Prog Transplant. 2015 Dec; 25(4):351-60. View in PubMed
  8. Gentry SE, Segev DL, Kasiske BL, Mulligan DC, Hirose R. Robust Models Support Redistricting Liver Allocation to Reduce Geographic Disparity. Transplantation. 2015 Sep; 99(9):e159-60. View in PubMed
  9. Niemann CU, Feiner J, Swain S, Bunting S, Friedman M, Crutchfield M, Broglio K, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Malinoski D. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors and Kidney-Graft Function. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 30; 373(5):405-14. View in PubMed
  10. Yao FY, Mehta N, Flemming J, Dodge J, Hameed B, Fix O, Hirose R, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Roberts JP. Downstaging of hepatocellular cancer before liver transplant: long-term outcome compared to tumors within Milan criteria. Hepatology. 2015 Jun; 61(6):1968-77. View in PubMed
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