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Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-514-8749
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    Title(s)Chair, Surgery


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    LIVER TRANSPLANTATION CENTERS
    NIH/NIDDK N01DK002252Jan 1, 1990 - Dec 31, 1997
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ALLOGRAFT RESPONSE TO LIVER TISSUE
    NIH/NIAID R01AI028284Sep 30, 1988 - Sep 29, 1995
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: ANALYSIS OF MIGRATING LYMPHOCYTES
    NIH/NIAID R23AI021560Jul 1, 1984 - Jun 30, 1987
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Krishnan N, Biggerstaff D, Szczepura A, Dolton M, Livingston S, Hattersley J, Eris J, Ascher N, Higgins R, Braun HJ, Wood K, Raymond N. Glass Slippers and Glass Cliffs: Fitting in and Falling Off. Transplantation. 2019 Feb 18. PMID: 30801508.
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    2. Ascher NL, Delmonico FL. Societal and Professional Obligation in the Care of the Living Organ Donor. Transplantation. 2018 Nov 16. PMID: 30451740.
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    3. Lebares CC, Hershberger AO, Guvva EV, Desai A, Mitchell J, Shen W, Reilly LM, Delucchi KL, O'Sullivan PS, Ascher NL, Harris HW. Feasibility of Formal Mindfulness-Based Stress-Resilience Training Among Surgery Interns: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2018 Oct 01; 153(10):e182734. PMID: 30167655.
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    4. Braun HJ, Ascher NL. The Impact of Renal Insufficiency After Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2018 Jul; 102(7):1033-1034. PMID: 29557908.
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    5. Delmonico FL, Gunderson S, Iyer KR, Danovitch GM, Pruett TL, Reyes JD, Ascher NL. Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation Performed in the United States for Noncitizens and Nonresidents. Transplantation. 2018 Jul; 102(7):1124-1131. PMID: 29329187.
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    6. Braun HJ, Ascher NL. Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease. Alcohol Alcohol. 2018 Mar 01; 53(2):178-183. PMID: 29370340.
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    7. Shaw BI, Burdine LJ, Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. A Formula to Calculate Standard Liver Volume Using Thoracoabdominal Circumference. Transplant Direct. 2017 Dec; 3(12):e225. PMID: 29536026.
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    8. Lebares CC, Guvva EV, Ascher NL, O'Sullivan PS, Harris HW, Epel ES. Burnout and Stress Among US Surgery Residents: Psychological Distress and Resilience. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan; 226(1):80-90. PMID: 29107117.
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    9. Delmonico FL, Ascher NL. Opposition to irresponsible global kidney exchange. Am J Transplant. 2017 Oct; 17(10):2745-2746. PMID: 28834177.
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    10. O'Connell PJ, Kuypers DR, Mannon RB, Abecassis M, Chadban SJ, Gill JS, Murphy B, Nickerson PW, Schold JD, Stock PG, Seron D, Alloway RR, Bromberg JS, Budde K, Jordan SC, Legendre C, Lefaucheur C, Sarwall M, Segev DL, Stegall MD, Tullius SG, Wong G, Woodle ES, Ascher N, Morris RE. Clinical Trials for Immunosuppression in Transplantation: The Case for Reform and Change in Direction. Transplantation. 2017 07; 101(7):1527-1534. PMID: 28207630.
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    11. Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Roll GR, Roberts JP. Biliary complications following living donor hepatectomy. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2016 10; 30(4):247-52. PMID: 27531698.
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    12. Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Roll GR, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Impact of Graft Selection on Donor and Recipient Outcomes After Living Donor Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016 06; 100(6):1244-50. PMID: 27123878; PMCID: PMC4874840 [Available on 06/01/17].
    13. Braun HJ, Dusch MN, Park SH, O'Sullivan PS, Harari A, Harleman E, Ascher NL. Medical Students' Perceptions of Surgeons: Implications for Teaching and Recruitment. J Surg Educ. 2015 Nov-Dec; 72(6):1195-9. PMID: 26188741.
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    14. Ascher NL. Nancy L. Ascher, MD, PhD: Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, UCSF; Past-President, ASTS; President-elect, The Transplantation Society. Transplantation. 2015 Jun; 99(6):1106. PMID: 26035272.
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    15. Braun HJ, O'Sullivan PS, Dusch MN, Antrum S, Ascher NL. Improving interprofessional collaboration: evaluation of implicit attitudes in the surgeon-nurse relationship. Int J Surg. 2015 Jan; 13:175-9. PMID: 25497005.
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    16. Dusch MN, Braun HJ, O'Sullivan PS, Ascher NL. Perceptions of surgeons: what characteristics do women surgeons prefer in a colleague? Am J Surg. 2014 Oct; 208(4):601-4. PMID: 25152251.
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    17. Dusch MN, O'Sullivan PS, Ascher NL. Patient perceptions of female surgeons: how surgeon demeanor and type of surgery affect patient preference. J Surg Res. 2014 Mar; 187(1):59-64. PMID: 24300130.
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    18. Vagefi PA, Parekh J, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Freise CE. Ex vivo split-liver transplantation: the true right/left split. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Mar; 16(3):267-74. PMID: 23601002; PMCID: PMC3945853.
    19. Roll GR, Parekh JR, Parker WF, Siegler M, Pomfret EA, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Left hepatectomy versus right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation: shifting the risk from the donor to the recipient. Liver Transpl. 2013 May; 19(5):472-81. PMID: 23447523.
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    20. Trompeta JA, Cooper BA, Ascher NL, Kools SM, Kennedy CM, Chen JL. Asian American adolescents' willingness to donate organs and engage in family discussion about organ donation and transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2012 Mar; 22(1):33-40, 70. PMID: 22489441.
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    21. Vagefi PA, Ascher NL, Freise CE, Dodge JL, Roberts JP. Use of living donor liver transplantation varies with the availability of deceased donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2012 Feb; 18(2):160-5. PMID: 22006378.
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    22. Vagefi PA, Parekh J, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Freise CE. Outcomes with split liver transplantation in 106 recipients: the University of California, San Francisco, experience from 1993 to 2010. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1052-9. PMID: 21931003.
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    23. Melcher ML, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Outcomes of surgical repair of bile leaks and strictures after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant. Clin Transplant. 2010 Nov-Dec; 24(6):E230-5. PMID: 20529098.
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    24. Melcher ML, Pomposelli JJ, Verbesey JE, McTaggart RA, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Pomfret EA. Comparison of biliary complications in adult living-donor liver transplants performed at two busy transplant centers. Clin Transplant. 2010 Sep-Oct; 24(5):E137-44. PMID: 20047615.
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    25. Vagefi PA, Klein I, Gelb B, Hameed B, Moff SL, Simko JP, Fix OK, Eilers H, Feiner JR, Ascher NL, Freise CE, Bass NM. Emergent orthotopic liver transplantation for hemorrhage from a giant cavernous hepatic hemangioma: case report and review. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Jan; 15(1):209-14. PMID: 20549381; PMCID: PMC3023038.
    26. Botha JF, Langnas AN, Campos BD, Grant WJ, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Mercer DF, Roberts JP. Left lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: small grafts and hemiportocaval shunts in the prevention of small-for-size syndrome. Liver Transpl. 2010 May; 16(5):649-57. PMID: 20440774.
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    27. Yao FY, Kerlan RK, Hirose R, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Feng S, Peters M, Terrault N, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Excellent outcome following down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation: an intention-to-treat analysis. Hepatology. 2008 Sep; 48(3):819-27. PMID: 18688876; PMCID: PMC4142499.
    28. Cloyd J, Holtzman D, O'Sullivan P, Sammann A, Tendick F, Ascher N. Operating room assist: surgical mentorship and operating room experience for preclerkship medical students. J Surg Educ. 2008 Jul-Aug; 65(4):275-82. PMID: 18707660.
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    29. Takata MC, Campos GM, Ciovica R, Rabl C, Rogers SJ, Cello JP, Ascher NL, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery improves candidacy in morbidly obese patients awaiting transplantation. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2008 Mar-Apr; 4(2):159-64; discussion 164-5. PMID: 18294923.
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    30. Hirose R, Yao F, Stock P, Roberts J, Ascher N. Liver transplantation at UCSF--a 20-year experience. Clin Transpl. 2008; 119-25. PMID: 19708450.
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    31. Sammann A, Tendick F, Ward D, Zaid H, O'Sullivan P, Ascher N. A surgical skills elective to expose preclinical medical students to surgery. J Surg Res. 2007 Oct; 142(2):287-94. PMID: 17640670.
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    32. Derish PA, Maa J, Ascher NL, Harris HW. Enhancing the mission of academic surgery by promoting scientific writing skills. J Surg Res. 2007 Jun 15; 140(2):177-83. PMID: 17509262.
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    33. Niemann CU, Feiner J, Behrends M, Eilers H, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Central venous pressure monitoring during living right donor hepatectomy. Liver Transpl. 2007 Feb; 13(2):266-71. PMID: 17256757.
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    34. Yao FY, Hirose R, LaBerge JM, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Kerlan RK, Merriman R, Feng S, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. A prospective study on downstaging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2005 Dec; 11(12):1505-14. PMID: 16315294.
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    35. Derish P, Ascher NL. The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco. Arch Surg. 2005 Dec; 140(12):1143-8. PMID: 16365233.
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    36. Cruz E, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Bass NM, Yao FY. High incidence of recurrence and hematologic events following liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome. Clin Transplant. 2005 Aug; 19(4):501-6. PMID: 16008595.
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    37. Kusano T, Randall HB, Roberts JP, Ascher NL. The use of stents for duct-to-duct anastomoses of biliary reconstruction in orthotopic liver transplantation. Hepatogastroenterology. 2005 May-Jun; 52(63):695-9. PMID: 15966185.
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    38. Yao FY, Kinkhabwala M, LaBerge JM, Bass NM, Brown R, Kerlan R, Venook A, Ascher NL, Emond JC, Roberts JP. The impact of pre-operative loco-regional therapy on outcome after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Am J Transplant. 2005 Apr; 5(4 Pt 1):795-804. PMID: 15760404.
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    39. Krasnoff JB, Vintro AQ, Ascher NL, Bass NM, Dodd MJ, Painter PL. Objective measures of health-related quality of life over 24 months post-liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2005 Feb; 19(1):1-9. PMID: 15659126.
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    40. Yao FY, Bass NM, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: lessons from the first year under the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2004 May; 10(5):621-30. PMID: 15108253.
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    41. Khalili M, Lim JW, Bass N, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. New onset diabetes mellitus after liver transplantation: the critical role of hepatitis C infection. Liver Transpl. 2004 Mar; 10(3):349-55. PMID: 15004760.
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    42. Renz JF, Emond JC, Yersiz H, Ascher NL, Busuttil RW. Split-liver transplantation in the United States: outcomes of a national survey. Ann Surg. 2004 Feb; 239(2):172-81. PMID: 14745324; PMCID: PMC1356209.
    43. Yao FY, Saab S, Bass NM, Hirose R, Ly D, Terrault N, Lazar AA, Bacchetti P, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Prediction of survival after liver retransplantation for late graft failure based on preoperative prognostic scores. Hepatology. 2004 Jan; 39(1):230-8. PMID: 14752842.
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    44. Lipshutz GS, Baxter-Lowe LA, Nguyen T, Jones KD, Ascher NL, Feng S. Death from donor-transmitted malignancy despite emergency liver retransplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct; 9(10):1102-7. PMID: 14526407.
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    45. Chang GJ, Mahanty HD, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Expanding the donor pool: can the Spanish model work in the United States? Am J Transplant. 2003 Oct; 3(10):1259-63. PMID: 14510699.
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    46. Painter PL, Hector L, Ray K, Lynes L, Paul SM, Dodd M, Tomlanovich SL, Ascher NL. Effects of exercise training on coronary heart disease risk factors in renal transplant recipients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Aug; 42(2):362-9. PMID: 12900820.
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    47. Stock PG, Roland ME, Carlson L, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Terrault NA, Frassetto LA, Palefsky JM, Tomlanovich SJ, Ascher NL. Kidney and liver transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: a pilot safety and efficacy study. Transplantation. 2003 Jul 27; 76(2):370-5. PMID: 12883195.
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    48. Yao FY, Bass NM, Nikolai B, Merriman R, Davern TJ, Kerlan R, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. A follow-up analysis of the pattern and predictors of dropout from the waiting list for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: implications for the current organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2003 Jul; 9(7):684-92. PMID: 12827553.
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    49. Ascher NL. What's new in general surgery: transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 May; 196(5):778-83. PMID: 12742212.
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    50. Niemann CU, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Yost CS. Intraoperative hemodynamics and liver function in adult-to-adult living liver donors. Liver Transpl. 2002 Dec; 8(12):1126-32. PMID: 12474151.
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    51. Yao FY, Bass NM, Nikolai B, Davern TJ, Kerlan R, Wu V, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: analysis of survival according to the intention-to-treat principle and dropout from the waiting list. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct; 8(10):873-83. PMID: 12360427.
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    52. Yao FY, Ferrell L, Bass NM, Bacchetti P, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison of the proposed UCSF criteria with the Milan criteria and the Pittsburgh modified TNM criteria. Liver Transpl. 2002 Sep; 8(9):765-74. PMID: 12200775.
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    53. Toyoki Y, Renz JF, Mudge C, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Allograft rejection in pediatric liver transplantation: Comparison between cadaveric and living related donors. Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Aug; 6(4):301-7. PMID: 12234270.
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    54. Painter PL, Hector L, Ray K, Lynes L, Dibble S, Paul SM, Tomlanovich SL, Ascher NL. A randomized trial of exercise training after renal transplantation. Transplantation. 2002 Jul 15; 74(1):42-8. PMID: 12134097.
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    55. Diaz GC, Renz JF, Mudge C, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Emond JC, Rosenthal P. Donor health assessment after living-donor liver transplantation. Ann Surg. 2002 Jul; 236(1):120-6. PMID: 12131094; PMCID: PMC1422557.
    56. Renz JF, Ascher NL. Liver transplantation for nonviral, nonmalignant diseases:problem of recurrence. World J Surg. 2002 Feb; 26(2):247-56. PMID: 11865356.
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