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Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology
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@ucsf.edu
VAMC Surgical Services
Voice:(415) 750-2131
FAX: (415) 514-1133
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  • 1973-77, Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.S., Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • 1977-81, University of California, San Francisco, M.D., Medicine
  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Intern, General Surgery
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Resident, General Surgery
  • 1981-82, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General
  • 1982-88, University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, Surgery, General  
  • American Board of Surgery, 1989
  • Endocrine Surgical Oncology Program
  • UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Associate-Director, Videoscopic Training Program
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Parathyroidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Thyroidectomy
  • Multinodular Goiter
  • Neuroendocrine  (Islet Cell) Tumors
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules

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.

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.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 400
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  1. Duh QY. The Public may be Right: Should We Reconsider Minimum Surgeon Volumes? World J Surg. 2021 Apr 28. View in PubMed
  2. Agcaoglu O, Sezer A, Makay O, Erdogan MF, Bayram F, Guldiken S, Raffaelli M, Sonmez YA, Lee YS, Vamvakidis K, Mihai R, Duh QY, Akinci B, Alagol F, Almquist M, Barczynski M, Bayraktaroglu T, Berber E, Bukey Y, Cakmak GK, Canturk NZ, Canturk Z, Celik M, Celik O, Ceyhan BO, Cherenko S, Clerici T, Coombes DS, Demircan O, Deyneli O, Dionigi G, Emre AU, Erbil Y, Filiz AI, Gozu HI, Gurdal SO, Gurleyik G, Haciyanli M, Kebudi A, Kim S, Koutelidakis G, Kuru B, Mert M, Oruk GG, Ozbas S, Palazzo F, Pandev R, Riss P, Sabuncu T, Sahin I, Sakman G, Saygili F, Senyurek YG, Sleptsov I, Van Slycke S, Teksoz S, Terzioglu T, Tezelman S, Tunca F, Ugurlu MU, Uludag M, Villar-Del-Moral J, Vriens M, Yazici D. Management of endocrine surgical disorders during COVID-19 pandemic: expert opinion for non-surgical options. Updates Surg. 2021 Apr 11. View in PubMed
  3. Hope TA, Graves CE, Calais J, Ehman E, Johnson GB, Thompson D, Aslam M, Duh QY, Gosnell J, Shen W, Roman S, Sosa JA, Kluijfhout W, Seib CS, Villanueva-Meyer J, Pampaloni MH, Suh I. Accuracy of 18F-fluorocholine PET for the detection of parathyroid adenomas: prospective single center study. J Nucl Med. 2021 Mar 05. View in PubMed
  4. Baechle JJ, Marincola Smith P, Solórzano CC, Tran TB, Postlewait LM, Maithel SK, Prescott J, Pawlik T, Wang TS, Glenn J, Hatzaras I, Shenoy R, Phay JE, Shirley LA, Fields RC, Jin L, Abbott DE, Ronnekleiv-Kelly S, Sicklick JK, Yopp A, Mansour J, Duh QY, Seiser N, Votanopoulos K, Levine EA, Poultsides G, Kiernan CM. Cumulative GRAS Score as a Predictor of Survival After Resection for Adrenocortical Carcinoma: Analysis From the U.S. Adrenocortical Carcinoma Database. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Feb 14. View in PubMed
  5. Doherty GM, Gartland RM, Duh QY. Choosing Wisely in the Workup of Primary Hyperaldosteronism. JAMA Surg. 2021 Feb 01; 156(2):171-172. View in PubMed
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