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Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

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

Contact Information

Endocrine Surgical and Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7687
Fax: (415) 353-7781
quan-yang.duh@ucsf.edu
VAMC Surgical Services
Voice:(415) 750-2131
FAX: (415) 514-1133
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  • 1973-77, Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • 1977-81, University of California, San Francisco, M.D., Medicine
  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General  
  • American Board of Surgery, 1989
  • Endocrine Surgical Oncology Program
  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate-Director, Videoscopic Training Program

Dr. Quan-Yang Duh is Professor and Chief of Endocrine Surgery and Associate Director of Advanced Videoscopic Surgery Center at UCSF. He is an attending Surgeon at both UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is also fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Dr. Duh specializes in surgery to treat tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine and gastrointestinal malignancies. He is nationally and internationally recognized  for his expertise in complex minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopic adrenalectomy, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy and hernia repair.

Dr. Duh graduated from Yale University, New Haven, CT with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He completed his surgical internship, residency and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, in San Francisco. He is the past president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the San Francisco Surgical Society, as well as president of the American College of Surgeons' Northern California Chapter. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Duh was named to the list of U.S. News "America's Top Doctors," a distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians in the nation for a given specialty.

Dr. Duh's research in endocrine cancer involved oncogenesis, genetic alteration and redifferentiation treatment of thyroid cancer and adrenal tumors.  His clinical research involved patients with adrenal diseases (aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma, Cushing, incidentaloma and adrenal metastasis), and minimally invasive parathyroid and thyroid operations.

Dr. Duh has developed and actively teaches several new techniques for advance laparoscopic surgery. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 articles and textbook chapters on topics of endocrine surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Duh was the Site Principal Investigator for a multi-center Veterans Affairs Medical Center prospective randomized trail of open mesh versus laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, the results of which was published in New England Journal of Medicine. He has started the program in robot-assisted laparoscopic general surgery at the VA Medical Center, currently focused on inguinal hernias.

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  1. Greenberg AL, Sullins VF, Donahue TR, Sundaram VM, Saldinger PF, Divino CM, Anton NE, Stefanidis D, Reilly LM, Egan RJ, Beals CKJ, Riall TS, Duh QY, Mukhtar RA, Hirose K, Lebares CC. Emotional Regulation in Surgery: Fostering Well-Being, Performance, and Leadership. J Surg Res. 2022 Mar 17. View in PubMed
  2. Ward CJ, Kelly YM, Syed SM, Meier RPH, Ando T, Wisel SA, Gardner JM, Stock PG, Duh QY. Procurement of Deceased Donor Parathyroid Glands With the Aid of Near-infrared Autofluorescence Imaging. Transplant Direct. 2022 Apr; 8(4):e1306. View in PubMed
  3. Duh QY. Invited Commentary: Intraoperative Percutaneous Ultrasound Examination of the Larynx: A New Adjunct to Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Mar 01; 234(3):366-367. View in PubMed
  4. Graves CE, Goyal N, Levin A, Nuño MA, Kim J, Campbell MJ, Shen WT, Gosnell JE, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Duh QY, Suh I. Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Web-Based Survey of Thyroid Cancer Survivors. Endocr Pract. 2022 Jan 12. View in PubMed
  5. Kuo TC, Duh QY, Wang YC, Lai CW, Chen KY, Lin MT, Wu MH. Practice Patterns and Learning Curve in Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach With Neuromonitoring. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2021; 12:744359. View in PubMed
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