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Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
 

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Room MU 415, Box 0136
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0136
(415) 476-5892
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prosenth@peds.ucsf.edu
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  • 1967-71 State Univ. of N.Y. at Albany, Albany, NY, B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Biology
  • 1971-75 State Univ. of N.Y. Downstate Med. Ctr. Brooklyn, NY, M.D. Magna Cum Laude
  • 1975-76 Albert Einstein/Bronx Mun. Hosp., NY, Intern Pediatrics
  • 1976-78 Albert Einstein/Bronx Mun. Hosp., NY, Resident Pediatrics
  • 1978-81 University of California, San Francisco, Fellow Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspeciality in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
  • Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
  • Bioartificial liver devices
  • Genetics and immunology of biliary atresia
  • Idiopathic neonatal hepatitis
  • Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF)
  • Quality of life after liver transplants

Philip Rosenthal, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. and Director of Pediatric Hepatology at UCSF.  Rosenthal completed his medical training at Downstate Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1995 after serving as Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

A  pediatric hepatologist at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Rosenthal is internationally renowned for the care of children with liver disease, including liver cancer, and  those undergoing liver transplantation. In addition, Rosenthal has and currently serves as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials to improve the care of patients with pediatric liver disease.

Rosenthal has won numerous honors for his research including work on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary atresia and the quality of life after liver transplants in children. He is a consultant to organizations such as the American Liver Foundation, Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases, Alagille Syndrome Alliance, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also on editorial boards and a regular reviewer for leading professional journals.

  • Murray Davidson Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013
  • Chancellor's Award for Public Service, UCSF, 2002

Rosenthal is pursuing research on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary disease, use of bioartificial liver support utilizing porcine hepatocytes for patients with fulminant liver failure, as well as researching the quality of life following liver transplantation in children. 

Clinical Research

Rosenthal is principal investigator on numerous clinical trials including the following:

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Most recent publications from a total of 192
  1. Publicover J, Gaggar A, Jespersen JM, Halac U, Johnson AJ, Goodsell A, Avanesyan L, Nishimura SL, Holdorf M, Mansfield KG, Judge JB, Koshti A, Croft M, Wakil AE, Rosenthal P, Pai E, Cooper S, Baron JL. An OX40/OX40L interaction directs successful immunity to hepatitis B virus. Sci Transl Med. 2018 Mar 21; 10(433). View in PubMed
  2. Savic RM, Jagannathan P, Kajubi R, Huang L, Zhang N, Were M, Kakuru A, Muhindo MK, Mwebaza N, Wallender E, Clark TD, Opira B, Kamya M, Havlir DV, Rosenthal PJ, Dorsey G, Aweeka FT. Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy: Optimization of Target Concentrations of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 14. View in PubMed
  3. Ng VL, Sorensen LG, Alonso EM, Fredericks EM, Ye W, Moore J, Karpen SJ, Shneider BL, Molleston JP, Bezerra JA, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Rosenthal P, Squires RH, Wang K, Arnon R, Schwarz KB, Turmelle YP, Haber BH, Sherker AH, Magee JC, Sokol RJ. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Young Children with Biliary Atresia and Native Liver: Results from the ChiLDReN Study. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 05. View in PubMed
  4. Verstraete SG, Wojcicki JM, Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Bisphenol a increases risk for presumed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Hispanic adolescents in NHANES 2003-2010. Environ Health. 2018 Feb 01; 17(1):12. View in PubMed
  5. Younossi ZM, Stepanova M, Balistreri W, Schwarz K, Murray KF, Rosenthal P, Bansal S, Hunt S. Health-related Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients With Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Treated With Sofosbuvir and Ledipasvir. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Jan; 66(1):112-116. View in PubMed
  6. Perito ER, Phelps A, Vase T, Feldstein VA, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Carotid and Aorta Intima-Media Thickness and Their Predictors. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb; 193:119-127.e1. View in PubMed
  7. Wirth S, Rosenthal P, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Jonas MM, Balistreri WF, Lin CH, Hardikar W, Kersey K, Massetto B, Kanwar B, Brainard DM, Shao J, Svarovskaia E, Kirby B, Arnon R, Murray KF, Schwarz KB. Sofosbuvir and ribavirin in adolescents 12-17 years old with hepatitis C virus genotype 2 or 3 infection. Hepatology. 2017 10; 66(4):1102-1110. View in PubMed
  8. Smith SK, Rosenthal P. Pediatric liver failure: we came, we saw, but have we conquered? F1000Res. 2017; 6:1540. View in PubMed
  9. Ippolito MM, Johnson J, Mullin C, Mallow C, Morgan N, Wallender E, Li T, Rosenthal PJ. The Relative Effects of Artemether-lumefantrine and Non-artemisinin Antimalarials on Gametocyte Carriage and Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 01; 65(3):486-494. View in PubMed
  10. Perito ER, Ajmera V, Bass NM, Rosenthal P, Lavine JE, Schwimmer JB, Yates KP, Diehl AM, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Scheimann A, Gill R, Glidden D, Aouizerat B. Association Between Cytokines and Liver Histology in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatol Commun. 2017 Sep; 1(7):609-622. View in PubMed
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