Dr. Amar Nijagal is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in caring for children with disorders of the liver and bile ducts.

Nijagal runs a research lab that investigates how the immune system affects the development of fetal organs. His research focuses on liver and bile duct development and how changes in the process contribute to congenital diseases.

Nijagal completed his medical degree and a residency in general surgery at UCSF, where he served as chief resident. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a fellowship in general and thoracic pediatric surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

Nijagal is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society and Association for Academic Surgery.

  • Education

    UCSF, MD, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF, General Surgery, 2014

  • Fellowships

    Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

I am grateful that I have a job in which I can help infants and children – and that it is one I love!

Clinics I work with

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Fetal Treatment Center

Fetal Treatment Center

1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158

Liver Tumor & Hepatoblastoma Clinic

Liver Tumor & Hepatoblastoma Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor, Pod B
San Francisco, CA 94158

Pancreas Program

Pancreas Program

1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Pediatric Liver Center

Pediatric Liver Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Greenbrae / San Ramon / Walnut Cre...

Selected research

Fetal surgery firsts

The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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