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Philip Rosenthal


Pediatric hepatologist
Director, Pediatric Hepatology
Internationally renowned children's liver disease specialist

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.

  • Education

    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, MD, 1975

  • Residencies

    Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Pediatrics, 1978

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Gastroenterology, 1981

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title


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