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John P. Roberts, M.D.

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Transplant Surgery
  • Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation

Contact Information

Academic Office
(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-9321 Academic
john.roberts@ucsf.edu
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  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., Biology, 1972-76
  • University of California, San Diego, CA, M.D., Medicine, 1976-80
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1980-83
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1985-86
  • Cornell University, New York, NY, Fellow, Research, 1983-85
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Fellow, Transplant, 1986-87
  • American Board of Surgery, 1988, renewed 2006
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Strictures
  • Choledochal Cyst Disease
  • Complex Cancer Resections
  • Expanded Criteria Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Fulminant Hepatic Failure
  • Infections Post-Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Rex Shunt or Meso-portal Shunt
  • Surgical Shunts
  • Cost of Transplantation
  • Ethical Issues in Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Organ Allocation

John P. Roberts, M.D. is a transplant surgeon and professor of surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery. He also hold the Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation. Dr. Roberts is a former interim chair of the Department of Surgery and served in that role from October 2016 through March 2018.

After receiving his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Roberts completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Roberts supervises medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. He has received awards from the residents for his teaching efforts. He is active in health policy regarding transplantation and is a member of professional and public service organizations related to this field.

Dr. Roberts serves on numerous national committees related to his expertise on organ distribution. He frequently delivers presentations on topics involving transplantation science and the management of surgical patients. 

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    Jan 1993
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    Dec 1997
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MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 244
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  1. Edwards AL, Tavakol MM, Mello A, Kerney J, Roberts JP. Pretransplantation coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination requirements: A matched case-control study of factors associated with waitlist inactivation. Am J Transplant. 2023 Sep 24. View in PubMed
  2. Meier RPH, Nunez M, Syed SM, Feng S, Tavakol M, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Hirose R, Roll GR. DCD liver transplant in patients with a MELD over 35. Front Immunol. 2023; 14:1246867. View in PubMed
  3. Dixon W, Sheetz K, Adelmann D, Bokoch M, Reddy M, Kothari R, Roberts JP, Syed S, Feng S, Roll G. Real-world implementation of normothermic machine perfusion: A detailed analysis of intraoperative and early postoperative impact. Clin Transplant. 2023 10; 37(10):e15049. View in PubMed
  4. Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Comments on Experience With Establishing a Robotic Donor Hepatectomy Program for Paediatric Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2023 Jun 09. View in PubMed
  5. Nunez M, Praglin CR, Torres AM, Agudelo EZ, Braun HJ, Huang CY, Syed S, Roberts JP, Roll GR. Steroid Avoidance After Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant: A Cohort Analysis. Transplant Direct. 2023 Jun; 9(6):e1488. View in PubMed
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