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Danielle Brandman, M.D., M.A.S.

Danielle Brandman, M.D., M.A.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Department of Medicine

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Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
(415) 514-1094 - Phone
(415) 476-0659 - Fax
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  • Boston University, B.A., Biology and Psychology, 1995-1999
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, M.D., 2001-2005
  • University of California, San Francisco, M.A.S., Clinical Research, 2009-2011
  • University of California, San Francisco, Intern, Medicine, 2005-2006
  • University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Medicine, 2006-2008
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Gastroenterology, 2008-2011
  • University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Transplant Hepatology, 2011-2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Liver injury and repair (Liver transplantation)
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)

Dr. Danielle Brandman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and hepatologist, specializing in treating patients needing liver transplants. Her research interests include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and post-transplant metabolic syndrome.  She engages in outcomes-based research with a special interest in NAFLD and liver transplantation: the post-transplant outcomes of patients with NAFLD, selection of patients with NAFLD for transplant, recurrence of NAFLD following transplant, and new-onset NAFLD after liver transplantation for other causes of liver disease

Dr. Brandman received her medical degree at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School in 2005. She continued her medical training at University of California, San Francisco, where she completed her residency, gastroenterology fellowship, transplant hepatology fellowship, and master's degree in clinical research. Dr. Brandman is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and gastroenterology.  She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

  • Resident Mentor of the Year, CTSI Resident Research Program, 2016
  • Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF, 2015
Most recent publications from a total of 12
  1. Siddiqui MS, Yamada G, Vuppalanchi R, Van Natta M, Loomba R, Guy C, Brandman D, Tonanscia J, Chalasani N, Neuschander-Tetri B, Sanyal AJ. Diagnostic Accuracy of Non-Invasive Fibrosis Models to Detect Change in Fibrosis Stage. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jan 04. View in PubMed
  2. Siddiqui MS, Vuppalanchi R, Van Natta ML, Hallinan E, Kowdley KV, Abdelmalek M, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Loomba R, Dasarathy S, Brandman D, Doo E, Tonascia JA, Kleiner DE, Chalasani N, Sanyal AJ. Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography to Assess Fibrosis and Steatosis in Patients With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jan; 17(1):156-163.e2. View in PubMed
  3. Kushner T, Shinkai K, Fox L, Ying D, Gross A, Balitzer D, Gill R, Brandman D. New presentation of autoimmune hepatitis with erythema multiforme. Hepatology. 2018 04; 67(4):1628-1630. View in PubMed
  4. Vuppalanchi R, Siddiqui MS, Van Natta ML, Hallinan E, Brandman D, Kowdley K, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Loomba R, Dasarathy S, Abdelmalek M, Doo E, Tonascia JA, Kleiner DE, Sanyal AJ, Chalasani N. Performance characteristics of vibration-controlled transient elastography for evaluation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Hepatology. 2018 01; 67(1):134-144. View in PubMed
  5. Kardashian AA, Dodge JL, Roberts J, Brandman D. Weighing the risks: Morbid obesity and diabetes are associated with increased risk of death on the liver transplant waiting list. Liver Int. 2018 03; 38(3):553-563. View in PubMed
  6. Lewin SM, Mehta N, Kelley RK, Roberts JP, Yao FY, Brandman D. Liver transplantation recipients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis have lower risk hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2017 08; 23(8):1015-1022. View in PubMed
  7. Dakson A, Brandman D, Thibault-Halman G, Christie SD. Optimization of the mean arterial pressure and timing of surgical decompression in traumatic spinal cord injury: a retrospective study. Spinal Cord. 2017 Nov; 55(11):1033-1038. View in PubMed
  8. Brandman D. Editorial: are earlier referrals to transplant centres responsible for improved outcomes in patients with acute liver failure? Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 05; 45(9):1272-1273. View in PubMed
  9. Brandman D, Bacchetti P, Ayala CE, Maher JJ, Khalili M. Impact of insulin resistance on HCV treatment response and impact of HCV treatment on insulin sensitivity using direct measurements of insulin action. Diabetes Care. 2012 May; 35(5):1090-4. View in PubMed
  10. Brandman D, Pingitore A, Lai JC, Roberts JP, Ferrell L, Bass NM, Terrault NA. Hepatic steatosis at 1 year is an additional predictor of subsequent fibrosis severity in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C virus. Liver Transpl. 2011 Dec; 17(12):1380-6. View in PubMed
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