Philip Rosenthal, MD

Director of Pediatric Hepatology
Pediatric hepatologist

Dr. Philip Rosenthal directs pediatric hepatology at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. As a hepatologist (liver specialist), he is internationally renowned for the care of children with liver disease, including liver cancer, and the care of patients who undergo liver transplants. He sees patients up to age 21.

Rosenthal earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF.

Rosenthal has won many honors for his research, which includes work on the pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis B and C, genetics and immunology of biliary atresia (a liver condition affecting infants) and children's quality of life after liver transplantation. He is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, American Liver Foundation, Parents of Kids With Infectious Diseases, Alagille Syndrome Alliance and Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (a multicenter study tracking children receiving liver transplants). Before joining UCSF in 1995, Rosenthal practiced at UCLA Health.

Clinics

Gastroenterology and Liver
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2813
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (877) 762-6935

Liver Transplant Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-5892
Fax: (415) 476-1343

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine 1975

Residencies

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Pediatrics 1978

Fellowships

UCSF, Gastroenterology 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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, Chuan-Hao L, 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 Aug 02.
  2. 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. 2018 Jul 31.
  3. 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 Three Sites in Uganda. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 04.
  4. Kortz T, Rosenthal PJ. Reconciling Conflicting Results From Pediatric Sepsis Studies: The Need for Context-Specific Sepsis Bundles. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun; 19(6):594-595.
  5. Schaub JR, Huppert KA, Kurial SNT, Hsu BY, Cast AE, Donnelly B, Karns RA, Chen F, Rezvani M, Luu HY, Mattis AN, Rougemont AL, Rosenthal P, Huppert SS, Willenbring H. De novo formation of the biliary system by TGFß-mediated hepatocyte transdifferentiation. Nature. 2018 May 02.
  6. Narkewicz MR, Horslen S, Hardison RM, Shneider BL, Rodriguez-Baez N, Alonso EM, Ng VL, Leonis MA, Loomes KM, Rudnick DA, Rosenthal P, Romero R, Subbarao GC, Li R, Belle SH, Squires RH. A Learning Collaborative Approach Increases Specificity of Diagnosis of Acute Liver Failure in Pediatric Patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr 30.
  7. Harlow KE, Africa JA, Wells A, Belt PH, Behling CA, Jain AK, Molleston JP, Newton KP, Rosenthal P, Vos MB, Xanthakos SA, Lavine JE, Schwimmer JB. Clinically Actionable Hypercholesterolemia and Hypertriglyceridemia in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr 13.
  8. Bull LN, Pawlikowska L, Strautnieks S, Jankowska I, Czubkowski P, Dodge JL, Emerick K, Wanty C, Wali S, Blanchard S, Lacaille F, Byrne JA, van Eerde AM, Kolho KL, Houwen R, Lobritto S, Hupertz V, McClean P, Mieli-Vergani G, Sokal E, Rosenthal P, Whitington PF, Pawlowska J, Thompson RJ. Outcomes of surgical management of familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1 and bile salt export protein deficiencies. Hepatol Commun. 2018 May; 2(5):515-528.
  9. Publicover J, Gaggar A, Jespersen JM, Halac U, Johnson AJ, Goodsell A, Avanesyan L, Nishimura SL, Holdorf M, Mansfield KG, Judge JB, Koshti A, Croft M, Wakil AE, Rosenthal P, Pai E, Cooper S, Baron JL. An OX40/OX40L interaction directs successful immunity to hepatitis B virus. Sci Transl Med. 2018 Mar 21; 10(433).
  10. Savic RM, Jagannathan P, Kajubi R, Huang L, Zhang N, Were M, Kakuru A, Muhindo MK, Mwebaza N, Wallender E, Clark TD, Opira B, Kamya M, Havlir DV, Rosenthal PJ, Dorsey G, Aweeka FT. Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy: Optimization of Target Concentrations of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 14.
  11. Ng VL, Sorensen LG, Alonso EM, Fredericks EM, Ye W, Moore J, Karpen SJ, Shneider BL, Molleston JP, Bezerra JA, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Rosenthal P, Squires RH, Wang K, Arnon R, Schwarz KB, Turmelle YP, Haber BH, Sherker AH, Magee JC, Sokol RJ. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Young Children with Biliary Atresia and Native Liver: Results from the ChiLDReN Study. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 05.
  12. Verstraete SG, Wojcicki JM, Perito ER, Rosenthal P. Bisphenol a increases risk for presumed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in Hispanic adolescents in NHANES 2003-2010. Environ Health. 2018 Feb 01; 17(1):12.
  13. Younossi ZM, Stepanova M, Balistreri W, Schwarz K, Murray KF, Rosenthal P, Bansal S, Hunt S. Health-related Quality of Life in Adolescent Patients With Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Treated With Sofosbuvir and Ledipasvir. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Jan; 66(1):112-116.
  14. Perito ER, Phelps A, Vase T, Feldstein VA, Lustig RH, Rosenthal P. Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients: Carotid and Aorta Intima-Media Thickness and Their Predictors. J Pediatr. 2018 Feb; 193:119-127.e1.
  15. Wirth S, Rosenthal P, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Jonas MM, Balistreri WF, Lin CH, Hardikar W, Kersey K, Massetto B, Kanwar B, Brainard DM, Shao J, Svarovskaia E, Kirby B, Arnon R, Murray KF, Schwarz KB. Sofosbuvir and ribavirin in adolescents 12-17 years old with hepatitis C virus genotype 2 or 3 infection. Hepatology. 2017 10; 66(4):1102-1110.
  16. Smith SK, Rosenthal P. Pediatric liver failure: we came, we saw, but have we conquered? F1000Res. 2017; 6:1540.
  17. Ippolito MM, Johnson J, Mullin C, Mallow C, Morgan N, Wallender E, Li T, Rosenthal PJ. The Relative Effects of Artemether-lumefantrine and Non-artemisinin Antimalarials on Gametocyte Carriage and Transmission of Plasmodium falciparum: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 01; 65(3):486-494.
  18. Perito ER, Ajmera V, Bass NM, Rosenthal P, Lavine JE, Schwimmer JB, Yates KP, Diehl AM, Molleston JP, Murray KF, Scheimann A, Gill R, Glidden D, Aouizerat B. Association Between Cytokines and Liver Histology in Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Hepatol Commun. 2017 Sep; 1(7):609-622.
  19. Perito ER, Vase T, Ramachandran R, Phelps A, Jen KY, Lustig RH, Feldstein VA, Rosenthal P. Hepatic steatosis after pediatric liver transplant. Liver Transpl. 2017 07; 23(7):957-967.
  20. Wojcicki JM, Rehkopf D, Epel E, Rosenthal P. Shorter Leukocyte Telomere Length in Relation to Presumed Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Mexican-American Men in NHANES 1999-2002. Int J Hepatol. 2017; 2017:8435178.

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