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Exceptional Patient Care, Innovative Research, Surgical Excellence
Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.  Professor & Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery

Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Professor of Surgery  
Division of Surgical Oncology 
Chief, Section of Endocrine Surgery

The UCSF Endocrine Surgery and Oncology program delivers state-of-the-art surgical care, complemented by a strong clinical research enterprise geared towards discovering effective therapies to treat thyroid and other endocrine cancers. This approach is particularly important for patients who have exhausted conventional therapies. Our lab research is focused on gaining a better understanding of thyroid cancer biology, developing and improving diagnostic and predictive tests, and finding novel and innovative treatments.

Endocrine cancers, those affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland and endocrine pancreas, are diagnosed in more than 35,000 people in the U.S. annually. The vast majority of these are thyroid cancers, a disease that strikes three times as many women as men, and is now the fastest growing cancer diagnosis in the U.S. 

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Endocrine Neoplasia Destination Center of Excellence
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Image depicts a region from a human parathyroid tumor where individual cells were captured separately for molecular analysis using digital spatial profiling, a method for quantitating gene expression in individual cells that we can select specifically.

Research & Innovations

UCSF wants to increase the number of survivors and to ensure that each of these survivors is completely free of disease. That is why the Endocrine Surgical Oncology Research Program was established in 1990. The Program focuses on surgical training combined with basic, clinical and translational laboratory research (using new basic science discoveries to improve patient care). Through this Program, UCSF is improving treatment, while at the same time training tomorrow's leaders in the care of patients with thyroid cancer and other endocrine tumors.

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Meet the Team

Our faculty are experienced surgeons who are world-renowned leaders in endocrine surgery. They have been on the cutting edge of novel surgical techniques, setting the standard of care and writing national treatment guidelines for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disease.  Our faculty work collaboratively with our transdisciplinary colleagues to provide the best and most equitable care possible for all patients.

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Our mission is to develop the next generation of leaders in academic surgery.
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, FSSO Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery
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