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Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Philip Rosenthal, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Director of Pediatric Hepatology Research
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
 

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Room MU 415, Box 0136
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94143-0136
(415) 476-5892
(415) 476-1343 Fax
prosenth@peds.ucsf.edu
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  • 1967-71 State Univ. of N.Y. at Albany, Albany, NY, B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Biology
  • 1971-75 State Univ. of N.Y. Downstate Med. Ctr. Brooklyn, NY, M.D. Magna Cum Laude
  • 1975-76 Albert Einstein/Bronx Mun. Hosp., NY, Intern Pediatrics
  • 1976-78 Albert Einstein/Bronx Mun. Hosp., NY, Resident Pediatrics
  • 1978-81 University of California, San Francisco, Fellow Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subspeciality in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Certificate of Added Qualification in Transplant Hepatology
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
  • Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
  • Bioartificial liver devices
  • Genetics and immunology of biliary atresia
  • Idiopathic neonatal hepatitis
  • Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF)
  • Quality of life after liver transplants

Philip Rosenthal, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. and Director of Pediatric Hepatology at UCSF.  Rosenthal completed his medical training at Downstate Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1995 after serving as Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

A  pediatric hepatologist at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Rosenthal is internationally renowned for the care of children with liver disease, including liver cancer, and  those undergoing liver transplantation. In addition, Rosenthal has and currently serves as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials to improve the care of patients with pediatric liver disease.

Rosenthal has won numerous honors for his research including work on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary atresia and the quality of life after liver transplants in children. He is a consultant to organizations such as the American Liver Foundation, Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases, Alagille Syndrome Alliance, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also on editorial boards and a regular reviewer for leading professional journals.

  • Murray Davidson Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013
  • Chancellor's Award for Public Service, UCSF, 2002

Rosenthal is pursuing research on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary disease, use of bioartificial liver support utilizing porcine hepatocytes for patients with fulminant liver failure, as well as researching the quality of life following liver transplantation in children. 

Clinical Research

Rosenthal is principal investigator on numerous clinical trials including the following:

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Most recent publications from a total of 217
  1. Di Bisceglie AM, King WC, Lisker-Melman M, Khalili M, Belle SH, Feld JJ, Ghany MG, Janssen HLA, Lau D, Lee WM, Ling SC, Cooper S, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Sterling RK, Teckman JH, Terrault N. Age, race and viral genotype are associated with the prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen in children and adults with chronic hepatitis B. J Viral Hepat. 2019 Apr 11. View in PubMed
  2. Hilk K, Zerofsky M, Rhee S, Rosenthal P, Perito ER. Center variation in screening for and management of metabolic syndrome in pediatric liver transplant recipients: A survey of SPLIT centers. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 Jan 21; e13347. View in PubMed
  3. Berauer JP, Mezina AI, Okou DT, Sabo A, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Hegde MR, Chopra P, Cutler DJ, Perlmutter DH, Bull LN, Thompson RJ, Loomes KM, Spinner NB, Rajagopalan R, Guthery SL, Moore B, Yandell M, Harpavat S, Magee JC, Kamath BM, Molleston JP, Bezerra JA, Murray KF, Alonso EM, Rosenthal P, Squires RH, Wang KS, Finegold MJ, Russo P, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ, Karpen SJ. Identification of PKD1L1 Gene Variants in Children with the Biliary Atresia Splenic Malformation Syndrome. Hepatology. 2019 Jan 21. View in PubMed
  4. Arinaitwe E, Dorsey G, Nankabirwa JI, Kigozi SP, Katureebe A, Kakande E, Rek J, Rosenthal PJ, Drakeley C, Kamya MR, Staedke SG. Association Between Recent Overnight Travel and Risk of Malaria: A Prospective Cohort Study at 3 Sites in Uganda. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 07; 68(2):313-320. View in PubMed
  5. Chambers JH, Zerofsky M, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P, Perito ER. Diet and Exercise in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Behaviors and Association With Metabolic Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan; 68(1):81-88. View in PubMed
  6. Loomes KM, Spino C, Goodrich NP, Hangartner TN, Marker AE, Heubi JE, Kamath BM, Shneider BL, Rosenthal P, Hertel PM, Karpen SJ, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Schwarz KB, Squires RH, Teckman J, Turmelle YP, Alonso EM, Sherker AH, Magee JC, Sokol RJ. Bone Density in Children With Chronic Liver Disease Correlates With Growth and Cholestasis. Hepatology. 2019 Jan; 69(1):245-257. View in PubMed
  7. Rosenthal PJ. Artemisinin Resistance in Eastern India. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 09. View in PubMed
  8. Murray KF, Balistreri WF, Bansal S, Whitworth S, Evans HM, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Wen J, Massetto B, Kersey K, Shao J, Garrison KL, Parhy B, Brainard DM, Arnon R, Gillis LA, Jonas MM, Lin CH, Narkewicz MR, Schwarz K, Rosenthal P. Safety and Efficacy of Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir With or Without Ribavirin for Chronic Hepatitis C in Children Ages 6-11. Hepatology. 2018 Dec; 68(6):2158-2166. View in PubMed
  9. Rosenthal P. Advances in Pediatric Hepatology. Clin Liver Dis. 2018 Nov; 22(4):xi. View in PubMed
  10. Rosenthal P, Ling SC, Belle SH, Murray KF, Rodriguez-Baez N, Schwarzenberg SJ, Teckman J, Lin HS, Schwarz KB. Combination of entecavir/ peginterferon alfa-2a in children with HBeAg-positive immune tolerant chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatology. 2018 Oct 15. View in PubMed
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