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Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
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@ucsfmedctr.org
VAMC Surgical Services
Voice:(415) 750-2131
FAX: (415) 514-1133

Education

  • 1973-77, Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • 1977-81, University of California, San Francisco, M.D., Medicine

Residencies

  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery

Fellowships

  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General  

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1989

Program Affiliations

  • Endocrine Surgical Oncology Program
  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate-Director, Videoscopic Training Program

Clinical Expertise

Biography

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.

Research Overview

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.

 

Featured Publications

  1. Shen WT, Sturgeon C, Clark OH, Duh QY, Kebebew E. Should pheochromocytoma size influence surgical approach? A comparison of 90 malignant and 60 benign pheochromocytomas. Surgery. 136: 1129-1137, 12/2004. Contribution: Conception of the study, critical analysis of the data, editing and revision of the paper, preparation of the presentation at AAES meeting where the paper was presented..
  2. Sturgeon C, Shen WT, Clark OH, Duh QY, Kebebew E. Risk assessment in 457 adrenal cortical carcinomas : how much does tumor adrenal cortical carcinomas : how much does tumor size predict the likelihood of malignancy?. J Am Coll Surg Mar. 202: 423-30, 01/18/ 2006.Contribution: Conception of the study, critical analysis of the data, editing and revision of the paper..
  3. Tan YY, Ogilvie JB, Triponez F, Caron NR, Kebebew EK, Clark OH, Duh QY. Selective Use of Adrenal Venous Sampling in the Lateralization of Aldosterone-producing Adenomas. World J Surg. 30: 879-885 , 04/ 17/2006. Contribution: Conception of the study, critical analysis of the data, editing and revision of the paper, preparation of the presentation at IAES meeting where the paper was presented, and defend the presentation as the senior author..
  4. Shen WT, Lee J, Kebebew E, Clark OH, Duh QY. Selective use of steroid replacement after adrenalectomy: lessons from 331 consecutive cases. Arch Surg. 141: 771-6, 08/2006.Contribution: Conception of the study, critical analysis of the data, editing and revision of the paper, preparation of the presentation at Pacific Coast Surgical Assoicatioin meeting where the paper was presented and defending the presentation as the senior author..
  5. Brunaud L, Kebebew E, Sebag F, Zarnegar R, Clark OH, Duh QY. Observation or laparoscopic adrenalectomy for adrenal incidentaloma? A surgical decision analysis. Med Sci Monit. 12: CR355-362 , 09/2006. Contribution: Conception of the study, critical analysis of the data and evaluation of the decision trees, editing and revision of the paper.

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