Shareef Syed, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue, #M884C
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of Leicester, Leicester, UKMBChB2008Medicine
    Royal College of SurgeonsMRCS2011Surgery
    University of Southampton, National Health Service Trust, Southampton, UK2010Internal Medicine and General Surgery
    University of Bristol, National Health Service Trust , Bristol, UK2011CardioThoracic Surgey
    Central Michigan University , Michigan, USA2014General Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, California, USA2016General Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, California, USA2018Abdominal Transplant Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Central Michigan University2014The Louis E. Zeile Outstanding Resident in Surgery
    University of California, San Francisco 2016Lawrence W. Way Critical Thinking Award
    University of California, San Francisco2019Faculty Teaching Award

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    Dr. Shareef Syed is an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Division of Transplant Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.

    He also serves as the division’s educational lead to general surgery residents, participates in enhancing the campus surgical education curriculum and was recently accepted in to the upcoming Teaching Scholars Program cohort. Dr. Syed was recently awarded the Faculty Teaching Award by UCSF’s PGY1 General Surgery Residents in recognition for the quality of his teaching and contributions to their education. In addition to his clinical and surgical responsibilities, his current research interests include studying renal allograft rejection, the preservation of donor livers and the intersection of global health and education vis-à-vis partnering with a Costa Rican transplant center.

    He is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons and The Transplantation Society.

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    1. Diabetes Insipidus in Deceased Donors and Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2023 Dec 30. Nunez M, Gardner J, Syed S, Webber A, Shoji J, Copeland TP, McCulloch CE, Ku E, Roll GR. PMID: 38160701.
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    2. Development of the Cognitive Load Inventory for Surgical Skills: preliminary validity evidence. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2023 Oct 28; 2(1):102. Edwards EA, O’Sullivan OP, Rapp RJ, Alseidi AA, Chern CH, Sewell SJ, Boscardin BC, Syed SS. .
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    3. Is participation enough? Impact of simulation curriculum structure on performance of basic surgical skills. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2023 Oct 21; 2(1):98. Zhou ZC, Edwards EA, Brian BR, O’Sullivan OP, Shui SA, Cortella CA, Alseidi AA, Rapp RJ, Chern CH, Syed SS. .
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    4. Confronting new challenges: Faculty perceptions of gaps in current laparoscopic curricula in a changing training landscape. Surg Open Sci. 2023 Dec; 16:1-7. Charondo LB, Brian R, Syed S, Chern H, Lager J, Alseidi A, O'Sullivan P, Bayne D. PMID: 37731731; PMCID: PMC10507640.
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    5. DCD liver transplant in patients with a MELD over 35. Front Immunol. 2023; 14:1246867. Meier RPH, Nunez M, Syed SM, Feng S, Tavakol M, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Hirose R, Roll GR. PMID: 37731493; PMCID: PMC10507358.
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    6. Remediation for Technical Skills. Remediation in Medical Education. 2023 Aug 23; 115-123. Syed SS, Brian BR, Roman RS. .
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    7. Real-world implementation of normothermic machine perfusion: A detailed analysis of intraoperative and early postoperative impact. Clin Transplant. 2023 10; 37(10):e15049. Dixon W, Sheetz K, Adelmann D, Bokoch M, Reddy M, Kothari R, Roberts JP, Syed S, Feng S, Roll G. PMID: 37329290.
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    8. A Multi-Modal Approach to Islet and Pancreas Transplantation With Calcineurin-Sparing Immunosuppression Maintains Long-Term Insulin Independence in Patients With Type I Diabetes. Transpl Int. 2023; 36:11367. Wisel SA, Posselt AM, Szot GL, Nunez M, Santos-Parker K, Gardner JM, Worner G, Roll GR, Syed S, Kelly Y, Ward C, Tavakol M, Johnson K, Masharani U, Stock PG. PMID: 37359825; PMCID: PMC10285771.
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    9. Steroid Avoidance After Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant: A Cohort Analysis. Transplant Direct. 2023 Jun; 9(6):e1488. Nunez M, Praglin CR, Torres AM, Agudelo EZ, Braun HJ, Huang CY, Syed S, Roberts JP, Roll GR. PMID: 37250489; PMCID: PMC10212610.
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    10. Resected Tumor Outcome and Recurrence (RESTORE) Index for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Resection. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Apr 24; 15(9). Hoffman D, Shui A, Gill R, Syed S, Mehta N. PMID: 37173900; PMCID: PMC10177244.
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    11. Difficult or high risk? Objective task assessment vs. faculty perceptions of surgical skills. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2023 Apr 19; 2(1):50. Greenberg GA, Barnes BK, Karimzada KM, Huang HC, Alseidi AA, Rapp RJ, O’Sullivan OP, Chern CH, Syed SS. .
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    12. Faculty entrustment of residents in the operating room: the role for surgical simulation. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2023 Apr 6; 2(1):48. Greenberg GA, Barnes BK, Syed SS, Rapp RJ, Alseidi AA, O’Sullivan OP, Chern CH. .
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    13. Number of Local Regional Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Peri-Operative Outcomes after Liver Transplantation. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Jan 19; 15(3). Brown AE, Shui AM, Adelmann D, Mehta N, Roll GR, Hirose R, Syed SM. PMID: 36765576; PMCID: PMC9913666.
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    14. Robotic training for medical students: feasibility of a pilot simulation curriculum. J Robot Surg. 2023 Jun; 17(3):1029-1038. Greenberg AL, Syed SM, Alseidi A, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. PMID: 36472723; PMCID: PMC10209258.
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    15. Communicating from a distance: medical student perspectives from a robotic bedside assist simulation. Global Surgical Education - Journal of the Association for Surgical Education. 2022 Oct 20; 1(1):53. Greenberg GA, Syed SS, Alseidi AA, O’Sullivan OP, Chern CH. .
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    16. 335.4: Use of Donation After Circulatory Death Donors for High Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Recipients. Transplantation. 2022 Sep 13; 106(9S):s294-s294. Meier MR, Nunez NM, Syed SS, Freise FC, Roberts RJ, Ascher AN, Hirose HR, Roll RG. .
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    17. 214.1: Strategies to Achieve Long-term Insulin Independence Using a Multimodal Approach to Beta-cell Replacement in Patients With Type I Diabetes. Transplantation. 2022 Sep 13; 106(9S):s34-s34. Wisel WS, Nunez NM, Gardner GJ, Worner WG, Roll RG, Syed SS, Szot SG, Tokhol TM, Johnson JK, Masharani MU, Posselt PA, Stock SP. .
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    18. Assessment of Surgeon Performance of Advanced Open Surgical Skills Using a Microskills-Based Novel Curriculum. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 09 01; 5(9):e2229787. Greenberg AL, Karimzada MM, Brian R, Yap A, Luu HY, Ahmed S, Huang CY, Waits SA, Hirose R, Alseidi A, Rapp JH, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H, Syed SM. PMID: 36053533; PMCID: PMC9440404.
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    19. Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia After Liver Transplant; It's All in the Presentation. Front Surg. 2022; 9:876818. Chen AK, Lunow-Luke T, Yamaguchi S, Praglin C, Agudelo E, Mehta N, Dirks R, Braun HJ, Gardner JM, Roberts JP, Syed SM, Roll GR. PMID: 35656084; PMCID: PMC9152168.
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    20. Internal hernia involving the transplant ureter after simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant - and the atypical management of a consequent transplant ureteral injury. Clin Transplant. 2022 07; 36(7):e14675. Gupta AR, Kelly YM, Syed SM, Gardner JM. PMID: 35430751.
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    21. Effects of Multi-stage Procurement on the Viability and Function of Human Donor Parathyroid Glands. J Surg Res. 2022 08; 276:404-415. Kelly YM, Ward C, Zhang R, Syed S, Stock PG, Duh QY, Sosa JA, Koh J. PMID: 35468367.
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    22. Procurement of Deceased Donor Parathyroid Glands With the Aid of Near-infrared Autofluorescence Imaging. Transplant Direct. 2022 Apr; 8(4):e1306. Ward CJ, Kelly YM, Syed SM, Meier RPH, Ando T, Wisel SA, Gardner JM, Stock PG, Duh QY. PMID: 35310601; PMCID: PMC8923582.
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    23. Impact of Portable Normothermic Blood-Based Machine Perfusion on Outcomes of Liver Transplant: The OCS Liver PROTECT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. 2022 03 01; 157(3):189-198. Markmann JF, Abouljoud MS, Ghobrial RM, Bhati CS, Pelletier SJ, Lu AD, Ottmann S, Klair T, Eymard C, Roll GR, Magliocca J, Pruett TL, Reyes J, Black SM, Marsh CL, Schnickel G, Kinkhabwala M, Florman SS, Merani S, Demetris AJ, Kimura S, Rizzari M, Saharia A, Levy M, Agarwal A, Cigarroa FG, Eason JD, Syed S, Washburn WK, Parekh J, Moon J, Maskin A, Yeh H, Vagefi PA, MacConmara MP. PMID: 34985503; PMCID: PMC8733869.
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    24. Therapeutic Reasoning: A Conceptual Challenge for Medical Students' Surgical Clerkship. Teach Learn Med. 2023 Jan-Mar; 35(1):95-100. Brian R, Syed S. PMID: 35034525.
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    25. Machine learning to predict waitlist dropout among liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Med. 2022 03; 11(6):1535-1541. Kwong A, Hameed B, Syed S, Ho R, Mard H, Arshad S, Ho I, Suleman T, Yao F, Mehta N. PMID: 35029055; PMCID: PMC8921896.
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    26. Advantages and Limitations of Clinical Scores for Donation After Circulatory Death Liver Transplantation. Front Surg. 2021; 8:808733. Meier RPH, Kelly Y, Yamaguchi S, Braun HJ, Lunow-Luke T, Adelmann D, Niemann C, Maluf DG, Dietch ZC, Stock PG, Kang SM, Feng S, Posselt AM, Gardner JM, Syed SM, Hirose R, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Roll GR. PMID: 35071316; PMCID: PMC8766343.
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    27. Advanced Open Surgical Skill Simulation: Practice, Performance Benchmarking, and Perceptions. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2021 Nov 1; 233(5):s220-s221. Brian BR, Freise FJ, Ahmed AS, Lin LJ, Chern CH, Syed SS. .
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    28. Motivations and outcomes of compatible living donor-recipient pairs in paired exchange. Am J Transplant. 2022 01; 22(1):266-273. Chipman V, Cooper M, Thomas AG, Ronin M, Lee B, Flechner S, Leeser D, Segev DL, Mandelbrot DA, Lunow-Luke T, Syed S, Hil G, Freise CE, Waterman AD, Roll GR. PMID: 34467618; PMCID: PMC10016327.
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    29. Training Experiences of American Society of Transplant Surgeons Fellows in Deceased Donor Organ Procurement. Transplantation. 2021 08 01; 105(8):e87-e88. Connelly CR, Quillin RC, Biesterveld BE, Highet A, Schenk AD, Syed S, Bongu A, Waits SA. PMID: 34291768.
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    30. Retransplantation After Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Data from the Adult to Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2021 06 01; 105(6):1297-1302. Braun HJ, Grab JD, Dodge JL, Syed SM, Roll GR, Schwab MP, Liu IH, Glencer AC, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Ascher NL. PMID: 33347261; PMCID: PMC7942712.
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    31. Deceased Liver Donors. . 2021 Mar 12; 190-202. Syed SS, Feng FS. .
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    32. Understanding the Final Disposition of Livers Declined After the Start of Procurement: A Nationwide Organ Procurement Organization Effort. Liver Transpl. 2021 02; 27(2):190-199. Neidlinger NA, Brown C, Wood P, Traseger J, Lebovitz D, Cauwels R, Syed S, Parekh JR, Roll GR. PMID: 32419266.
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    33. Setting rules for the sandbox: A response to "Successfully sharing the sandbox: A perspective on combined DCD liver and heart donor procurement". Am J Transplant. 2021 05; 21(5):1981-1982. Wisel SA, Thiessen C, Day R, Belin LJ, Syed SM, Hirose R, Ascher N, Roberts JP, Freise CE. PMID: 33277813.
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    34. CON: Portal Vein Thrombosis Does Not Impact Liver Transplantation Outcomes. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Oct; 16(4):132. Sherman C, Syed S, Gardner J, Yao FY. PMID: 33163163; PMCID: PMC7609708.
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    35. COVID-19 and Abdominal Transplant: A Stepwise Approach to Practice During Pandemic Conditions. Transplantation. 2020 11; 104(11):2215-2220. Syed SM, Gardner J, Roll G, Webber A, Mehta N, Shoji J, Adelmann D, Niemann C, Braun HJ, Mello A, Yao F, Posselt A, Kang SM, Hirose R, Roberts J, Feng S, Ascher N, Stock P, Freise C. PMID: 32639408; PMCID: PMC7363383.
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    36. How COVID-19 inspired surgical residents to rethink educational programs. Am J Surg. 2021 05; 221(5):923-924. Brian R, Stock P, Syed S, Hirose K, Reilly L, O'Sullivan P. PMID: 33109334; PMCID: PMC7577268.
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    37. PROPENSITY SCORE MATCHED RISK OF BILIARY COMPLICATIONS AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANT AND OUTCOME BY DONOR TYPE. Transplantation. 2020 Sep 1; 104(S3):s479-s479. Meier MR, Kelly KY, Yamagushi YS, Braun BH, Syed SS, Freise FC, Ascher AN, Roberts RJ, Roll RG. .
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    38. A Virtual Crossmatch-based Strategy Facilitates Sharing of Deceased Donor Kidneys for Highly Sensitized Recipients. Transplantation. 2020 06; 104(6):1239-1245. Roll GR, Webber AB, Gae DH, Laszik Z, Tavakol M, Mayen L, Cunniffe K, Syed S, Hirose R, Freise C, Feng S, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Stock PG, Rajalingam R. PMID: 31449187.
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    39. Long-term follow-up of beta cell replacement therapy in 10 HIV-infected patients with renal failure secondary to type 1 diabetes mellitus. Am J Transplant. 2020 08; 20(8):2091-2100. Roll GR, Posselt AM, Freise J, Baird J, Syed S, Mo Kang S, Hirose R, Szot GL, Zarinsefat A, Feng S, Worner G, Sarwal M, Stock PG. PMID: 31994295; PMCID: PMC7650842.
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    40. Living Donor Liver Transplant for Alcoholic Liver Disease: Data from the Adult-to-adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2020 02; 104(2):285-292. Braun HJ, Dodge JL, Grab JD, Syed SM, Roll GR, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Ascher NL. PMID: 31107823; PMCID: PMC7087460.
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    41. The Authors' Reply: Biliary Bicarbonate, pH, and Glucose Are Suitable Biomarkers of Biliary Viability During Ex Situ Normothermic Machine Perfusion of Human Donor Livers. Transplantation. 2020 01; 104(1):e40. Meier RPH, Syed S, Roberts JP. PMID: 31568215.
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    42. The Impact of Deceased Donor Liver Extraction Time on Early Allograft Function in Adult Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2018 Nov; 102(11):e466-e471. Adelmann D, Roll GR, Kothari R, Syed S, Burdine LJ, Tavakol M, Niemann CU. PMID: 30048397.
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    43. Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease. Transplantation Journal. 2018 Jul 1; 102(&NA;):s22-s23. Braun BH, Dodge DJ, Grab GJ, Syed SS, Roll RG, Freise FC, Roberts RJ, Ascher AN. .
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    44. Retransplantation after Living Donor Liver Transplantation. Transplantation Journal. 2018 Jul 1; 102(&NA;):s24. Roll RG, Braun BH, Grab GJ, Dodge DJ, Syed SS, Freise FC, Roberts RJ, Ascher AN. .
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    45. Outcomes of arterial bypass preceding resection of retroperitoneal masses involving major vessels. J Surg Res. 2018 10; 230:34-39. Luu HY, Wang ED, Syed SM, Xu X, Hansen SL, Eichler CM, Nakakura EK. PMID: 30100037.
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    46. Intraoperative Management of Liver Transplant Patients Without the Routine Use of Renal Replacement Therapy. Transplantation. 2018 05; 102(5):e229-e235. Adelmann D, Olmos A, Liu LL, Feiner JR, Roll GR, Burdine L, Tavakol M, Syed S, Orandi BJ, Niemann CU. PMID: 29470352.
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    47. A benign gastric ulcer eroding into a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as a massive upper gastrointestinal bleed. J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Nov 20; 2014(11). Syed SM, Moradian S, Ahmed M, Ahmed U, Shaheen S, Stalin V. PMID: 25413998; PMCID: PMC4239299.
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    48. Assessment of the financial implications for laparoscopic liver surgery: a single-centre UK cost analysis for minor and major hepatectomy. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jul; 27(7):2542-50. Abu Hilal M, Di Fabio F, Syed S, Wiltshire R, Dimovska E, Turner D, Primrose JN, Pearce NW. PMID: 23355170.
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    49. The relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and colorectal cancer: the future challenges and outcomes of the metabolic syndrome. J Obes. 2012; 2012:637538. Muhidin SO, Magan AA, Osman KA, Syed S, Ahmed MH. PMID: 23304464; PMCID: PMC3523590.
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    50. Laparoscopic right hepatectomy: a challenging, but feasible, safe and efficient procedure. Am J Surg. 2011 Nov; 202(5):e52-8. Pearce NW, Di Fabio F, Teng MJ, Syed S, Primrose JN, Abu Hilal M. PMID: 21861979.
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