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John P. Roberts, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation

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Academic Office
(415) 353-1888 Clinical, Liver
(415) 353-1551 Clinical, Kidney and Pancreas
(415) 353-9321 Academic
john.roberts@ucsf.edu
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  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.S., Biology, 1972-76
  • University of California, San Diego, CA, M.D., Medicine, 1976-80
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1980-83
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA., Resident, Surgery, 1985-86
  • Cornell University, New York, NY, Fellow, Research, 1983-85
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Fellow, Transplant, 1986-87
  • American Board of Surgery, 1988, renewed 2006
  • Cost of Transplantation
  • Ethical Issues in Transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Organ Allocation

John P. Roberts, M.D. is a transplant surgeon and professor of surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery. He also hold the Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation. Dr. Roberts is a former interim chair of the Department of Surgery and served in that role from October 2016 through March 2018.

After receiving his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Roberts completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Washington, Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Roberts supervises medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. He has received awards from the residents for his teaching efforts. He is active in health policy regarding transplantation and is a member of professional and public service organizations related to this field.

Dr. Roberts serves on numerous national committees related to his expertise on organ distribution. He frequently delivers presentations on topics involving transplantation science and the management of surgical patients. 

  1. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Reply (to LTE HEP-17-2332). Hepatology. 2018 Jan 29. View in PubMed
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