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Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS

Assistant Professor
Division of Transplant Surgery

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(415) 353-8725
shareef.syed@ucsf.edu
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  • University Of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2008
  • Royal College Of Surgeons, United Kingdom, 2011
  • University of California, San Francisco, General Surgery Residency Program, Completed June, 2016
  • University of California, San Francisco, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2016-2018
  • American Board of Surgery

Shareef Syed, MBChB, MRCS Syed is a general surgeon specializing in abdominal transplantation is an and assistant professor in the Division of Transplant Surgery. After completing his medical degree at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, he completed 3 years of medical and surgical residency in the National Health Service. During this period, he qualified for and was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons, UK.  

Dr. Syed completed his general surgery residency at Central Michigan University (junior years) and University of California San Francisco (senior years) where he graduated.  He then completed his American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited abdominal transplant fellowship at UCSF.  His specialized training included the performance of adult and pediatric kidney and liver and transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and hepatobiliary and dialysis access procedures.  He holds membership in numerous professional organizations including: American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, American Society of transplantation and The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association.  

Dr. Syed's research is focused on outcomes of liver and kidney transplant patients with special emphasis on hepatocellular carcinoma. He is currently studying the impact of long waitlist times and local regional therapies on liver transplant outcomes for patients with liver cancer. He is also investigating novel noninvasive tests to detect kidney rejection.

Dr. Syed also dedicated to the education and mentorship of medical students, general surgery residents and abdominal transplant fellows.

  • Lawrence W. Way Critical Thinking Award, University of California San Francisco, 2016
  • The Louis E. Zeile, Outstanding Resident in Surgery, Central Michigan University, 2014
  1. Adelmann D, Roll GR, Kothari R, Syed S, Burdine LJ, Tavakol M, Niemann CU. The Impact of Deceased Donor Liver Extraction Time on Early Allograft Function in Adult Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2018 Jul 25. View in PubMed
  2. Adelmann D, Olmos A, Liu LL, Feiner JR, Roll GR, Burdine L, Tavakol M, Syed S, Orandi BJ, Niemann CU. Intraoperative management of liver transplant patients without the routine use of renal replacement therapy. Transplantation. 2018 Feb 20. View in PubMed
  3. Syed SM, Moradian S, Ahmed M, Ahmed U, Shaheen S, Stalin V. A benign gastric ulcer eroding into a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as a massive upper gastrointestinal bleed. J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Nov 20; 2014(11). View in PubMed
  4. Abu Hilal M, Di Fabio F, Syed S, Wiltshire R, Dimovska E, Turner D, Primrose JN, Pearce NW. Assessment of the financial implications for laparoscopic liver surgery: a single-centre UK cost analysis for minor and major hepatectomy. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jul; 27(7):2542-50. View in PubMed
  5. Muhidin SO, Magan AA, Osman KA, Syed S, Ahmed MH. The relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and colorectal cancer: the future challenges and outcomes of the metabolic syndrome. J Obes. 2012; 2012:637538. View in PubMed
  6. Pearce NW, Di Fabio F, Teng MJ, Syed S, Primrose JN, Abu Hilal M. Laparoscopic right hepatectomy: a challenging, but feasible, safe and efficient procedure. Am J Surg. 2011 Nov; 202(5):e52-8. View in PubMed
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