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Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Director of Pediatric Hepatology Research
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
 

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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 209
  1. Rosenthal P. Advances in Pediatric Hepatology. Clin Liver Dis. 2018 Nov; 22(4):xi. View in PubMed
  2. Shneider BL, Spino C, Kamath BM, Magee JC, Bass LM, Setchell KD, Miethke A, Molleston JP, Mack CL, Squires RH, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Rosenthal P, Karpen SJ, Leung DH, Guthery SL, Thomas D, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ. Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial of an Intestinal Bile Salt Transport Inhibitor for Pruritus in Alagille Syndrome. Hepatol Commun. 2018 Oct; 2(10):1184-1198. View in PubMed
  3. Alonso EM, Ye W, Hawthorne K, Venkat V, Loomes KM, Mack CL, Hertel PM, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Romero R, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Shneider BL, Suchy FJ, Turmelle YP, Wang KS, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ, Bezerra JA, Magee JC. Impact of Steroid Therapy on Early Growth in Infants with Biliary Atresia: The Multicenter Steroids in Biliary Atresia Randomized Trial. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep 21. View in PubMed
  4. Chambers JH, Zerofsky M, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P, Perito ER. Diet and Exercise in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Behaviors and Association with Metabolic Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Sep 18. View in PubMed
  5. Murray KF, Balistreri WF, Bansal S, Whitworth S, Evans HM, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Wen J, Massetto B, Kersey K, Shao J, Garrison KL, Parhy B, Brainard DM, Arnon R, Gillis LA, Jonas MM, Chuan-Hao L, Narkewicz MR, Schwarz K, Rosenthal P. Safety and Efficacy of Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir With or Without Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C in Children Ages 6-11. Hepatology. 2018 Aug 02. View in PubMed
  6. Loomes KM, Spino C, Goodrich NP, Hangartner TN, Marker AE, Heubi JE, Kamath BM, Shneider BL, Rosenthal P, Hertel PM, Karpen SJ, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Schwarz KB, Squires RH, Teckman J, Turmelle YP, Alonso EM, Sherker AH, Magee JC, Sokol RJ. Bone Density in Children with Chronic Liver Disease Correlates with Growth and Cholestasis. Hepatology. 2018 Jul 31. View in PubMed
  7. Arinaitwe E, Dorsey G, Nankabirwa JI, Kigozi SP, Katureebe A, Kakande E, Rek J, Rosenthal PJ, Drakeley C, Kamya MR, Staedke SG. Association between Recent Overnight Travel and Risk of Malaria: A Prospective Cohort Study at Three Sites in Uganda. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 04. View in PubMed
  8. Kortz T, Rosenthal PJ. Reconciling Conflicting Results From Pediatric Sepsis Studies: The Need for Context-Specific Sepsis Bundles. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun; 19(6):594-595. View in PubMed
  9. Schaub JR, Huppert KA, Kurial SNT, Hsu BY, Cast AE, Donnelly B, Karns RA, Chen F, Rezvani M, Luu HY, Mattis AN, Rougemont AL, Rosenthal P, Huppert SS, Willenbring H. De novo formation of the biliary system by TGFß-mediated hepatocyte transdifferentiation. Nature. 2018 May 02. View in PubMed
  10. Narkewicz MR, Horslen S, Hardison RM, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, Alonso EM, Ng VL, Leonis MA, Loomes KM, Rudnick DA, Rosenthal P, Romero R, Subbarao GC, Li R, Belle SH, Squires RH. A Learning Collaborative Approach Increases Specificity of Diagnosis of Acute Liver Failure in Pediatric Patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr 30. View in PubMed
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