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Hueylan Chern, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-885-3621
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    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyM.D.2002School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Hueylan Chern is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her M.D. from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School and completed her general surgery training at Brown University. After her residency, she then finished a colorectal surgery fellowship at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by additional oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She is interested in developing a curriuclum to teach laparoscopic surgery. She is also interested in assessment of technical skills in the operating room and transfer of skills from the lab to the operating room.

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    1. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2019 Dec; 50(4):769-779. PMID: 30058032.
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    2. Green CA, Chu SN, Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P. Teaching in the robotic environment: Use of alternative approaches to guide operative instruction. Am J Surg. 2020 01; 219(1):191-196. PMID: 31208624.
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    3. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. A robotic teaching session: separating tool from technique to emphasize a cognitive focused teaching environment. J Robot Surg. 2019 Dec; 13(6):735-739. PMID: 30627940.
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    4. Green CA, Abrahamson D, Chern H, O'Sullivan PS. Is Robotic Surgery Highlighting Critical Gaps in Resident Training? J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct; 10(5):491-493. PMID: 30377478.
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    5. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Sarin A, Chern H. Microanalysis of video from a robotic surgical procedure: implications for observational learning in the robotic environment. J Robot Surg. 2019 Jun; 13(3):449-454. PMID: 30173348.
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    6. Green CA, Kim EH, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. Using Technological Advances to Improve Surgery Curriculum: Experience With a Mobile Application. J Surg Educ. 2018 Jul - Aug; 75(4):1087-1095. PMID: 29397357.
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    7. Green CA, Chern H, O'Sullivan PS. Current robotic curricula for surgery residents: A need for additional cognitive and psychomotor focus. Am J Surg. 2018 Feb; 215(2):277-281. PMID: 29137721.
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    8. Green CA, Huang E, Zhao NW, O'Sullivan PS, Kim E, Chern H. Technical skill improvement with surgical preparatory courses: What advantages are reflected in residency? Am J Surg. 2018 07; 216(1):155-159. PMID: 29117916.
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    9. Courtney A. Green, Hueylan Chern, Ankit Sarin, Patricia O'Sullivan. A Microanalysis of Intracorporeal Video from a Robotic Surgery: Investigation into a Surgeon's Professional Vision. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017 Oct 1; 225(4):e149-e150.
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    10. Courtney A. Green, Patricia O’Sullivan, Edward Kim, Hueylan Chern. Role of Video Documentation and Video Portfolios for Surgical Trainees. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017 Oct 1; 225(4):s180-s181.
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    11. Emily S. Huang, Hueylan Chern, Patricia O'Sullivan. Evidence Supporting Use of a Novel Descriptive Tool for Intraoperative Feedback. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2017 Oct 1; 225(4):e43.
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    12. Marissa Barbara Savoie, Alan T Paciorek, Li Zhang, Nili Sommovilla, Chloe Evelyn Atreya, Hueylan Chern, Robin Kate Kelley, Andrew H. Ko, Ankit Sarin, Madhulika G. Varma, Donald I. Abrams, Alan P. Venook, Katherine Van Loon. Vitamin D levels among patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) from the San Francisco Bay area. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2017 Feb 1; 35(4_suppl):793-793.
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    13. Green CA, Vaughn CJ, Wyles SM, O'Sullivan PS, Kim EH, Chern H. Evaluation of a Surgery-Based Adjunct Course for Senior Medical Students Entering Surgical Residencies. J Surg Educ. 2016 Jul-Aug; 73(4):631-8. PMID: 27168383.
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    14. Vaughn CJ, Kim E, O'Sullivan P, Huang E, Lin MY, Wyles S, Palmer BJ, Pierce JL, Chern H. Peer video review and feedback improve performance in basic surgical skills. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):355-60. PMID: 26691925.
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    15. Huang E, Wyles SM, Chern H, Kim E, O'Sullivan P. From novice to master surgeon: improving feedback with a descriptive approach to intraoperative assessment. Am J Surg. 2016 Jul; 212(1):180-7. PMID: 26611717.
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    16. Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4. PMID: 24317239.
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    17. P O'Connell, Robert Madoff, Michael Solomon, Hueylan Chern, Madhulika Varma. Martius flap. Operative Surgery of the Colon, Rectum and Anus, Sixth Edition. 2015 May 28; 683-687.
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    18. Huang E, Vaughn CJ, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Kim E. An objective assessment tool for basic surgical knot-tying skills. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jul-Aug; 72(4):572-6. PMID: 25697509.
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    19. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal flap reconstruction following oncologic anorectal extirpation: an outcomes assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e. PMID: 25539325.
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    20. Eric D. Wang, Nicole Conkling, Xiaoti Xu, Hueylan Chern, Emily Finlayson, Madhulika G. Varma, Scott L. Hansen, Robert D. Foster, William Y. Hoffman, Hani Sbitany. Perineal Reconstruction Following Anorectal Tumor Resection. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2014 Oct 1; 134(4S-1):136-137.
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    21. Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Cook B, McDonald E, Palmer B, Liu T, Kim E. A better way to teach knot tying: a randomized controlled trial comparing the kinesthetic and traditional methods. Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):690-4. PMID: 25241957.
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    22. Hueylan Chern, Leslie Sheu, Patricia O'Sullivan, Edward Kim. Home Video Curriculum for Basic Surgical Skills. MedEdPORTAL. 2014 Jan 1.
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    23. Hueylan Chern, Edward Kim, Patricia O'Sullivan. PIGS (Porcine Integrated General Surgery Simulation) Curriculum. MedEdPORTAL. 2014 Jan 1.
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    24. Edward Kim, Hueylan Chern, Emily Huang, Barnard Palmer. How To Teach Knot Tying: A Kinesthetic Approach. MedEdPORTAL. 2013 Jan 1.
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    25. Ng T, Ryder BA, Chern H, Sellke FW, Machan JT, Harrington DT, Cioffi WG. Leukocyte-depleted blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in resected early-stage lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):815-9. PMID: 22325327.
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    26. Hueylan Chern, Madhulika G. Varma. Rectovaginal and Rectourethral Fistulas. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. 2011 Mar 1; 22(1):39-44.
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    27. Hueylan Chern, Joanne Chou, C. Donkor, Jinru Shia, José G. Guillem, Garrett M. Nash, Philip B. Paty, Larissa K. Temple, W. Douglas Wong, Martin R. Weiser. Reply. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2011 Jan 1; 212(1):130-131.
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    28. Hueylan Chern, W. Douglas Wong. Clinical Staging: Endoscopic Techniques. Rectal Cancer. 2010 Jan 1; 1-19.
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    29. Yu YB, Gau JP, You JY, Chern HH, Chau WK, Tzeng CH, Ho CH, Hsu HC. Cost-effectiveness of postremission intensive therapy in patients with acute leukemia. Ann Oncol. 2007 Mar; 18(3):529-34. PMID: 17164232.
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    30. Hsieh FI, Pu YS, Chern HD, Hsu LI, Chiou HY, Chen CJ. Genetic polymorphisms of N-acetyltransferase 1 and 2 and risk of cigarette smoking-related bladder cancer. Br J Cancer. 1999 Oct; 81(3):537-41. PMID: 10507782.
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    31. Yu MW, Chiu YH, Chiang YC, Chen CH, Lee TH, Santella RM, Chern HD, Liaw YF, Chen CJ. Plasma carotenoids, glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 genetic polymorphisms, and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: independent and interactive effects. Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Apr 01; 149(7):621-9. PMID: 10192309.
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