Dr. Patrika M. Tsai is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology, nutrition and obesity. She has a research interest in hormonal changes that occur in childhood obesity and their effects on appetite.

Tsai earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee and completed a residency in pediatrics at Emory University. She completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliates of Harvard Medical School. She also earned a master of public health degree at Harvard University.

  • Education

    University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, MD, 2000

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, 2006

  • Residencies

    Emory University, Pediatrics, 2003

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics

Clinics I work with



Aerodigestive Clinic

Aerodigestive Clinic

Oakland / San Francisco

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Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Greenbrae / Santa Rosa / Walnut Creek


Fatty Liver & Weight Assessment Clinic

Fatty Liver & Weight Assessment Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Greenbrae / Walnut Creek


Gastroenterology Clinic

Gastroenterology Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Fremont / Greenbrae / Los Gatos / ...


Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Clinic

Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health Clinic

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

Selected research

Saving future lives

500+ UCSF investigators are researching cures for hundreds of childhood and adult diseases.