Ryutaro Hirose, MD

Organ transplant surgeon

Dr. Ryutaro Hirose is a transplant surgeon who performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.

Hirose's research interests include the induction of immunologic tolerance, immune monitoring and cancer in transplant patients. He has received research grants from the National Kidney Foundation and UCSF School of Medicine.

Hirose earned his medical degree from Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, the medical school of Columbia University. He completed clinical research training at UCSF as a resident in general surgery and a fellow in molecular medicine and transplantation surgery.

Hirose is involved in teaching medical students as well as residents and fellows in surgery. He serves as associate director of UCSF's general surgery residency program.

Clinics

Kidney Transplant Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-8377
Toll-free: (800) 482-7389

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

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons 1989

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery 1997

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Molecular Medicine/Transplantation Surgery

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Increasing Liver Transplant Waitlist Dropout for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Widening Geographical Disparities: Implications for Organ Allocation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Aug 01.
  2. Patel MS, Hirose R, Vagefi PA. How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation. Ann Surg. 2018 Mar; 267(3):426-427.
  3. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Misdiagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients receiving no local-regional therapy prior to liver transplant: An analysis of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network explant pathology form. Clin Transplant. 2017 Nov; 31(11).
  4. Hirose R, Heimbach J. Defining disparities in liver transplantation: The devil is in the details. Liver Transpl. 2017 04; 23(4):557-558.
  5. Deshpande R, Hirose R, Mulligan D. Liver allocation and distribution: time for a change. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Apr; 22(2):162-168.
  6. Hart A, Schladt DP, Zeglin J, Pyke J, Kim WR, Lake JR, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Mulligan DC, Kasiske BL, Snyder JJ, Israni AK. Predicting Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List in the United States: Accounting for Large Regional Variation in Organ Availability and Priority Allocation Points. Transplantation. 2016 10; 100(10):2153-9.
  7. Gentry SE, Hirose R, Mulligan D. Resolving Misconceptions About Liver Allocation and Redistricting Methodology. JAMA Surg. 2016 10 01; 151(10):991-992.
  8. Parekh J, Roll GR, Wisel S, Rushakoff RJ, Hirose R. Effect of moderately intense perioperative glucose control on renal allograft function: a pilot randomized controlled trial in renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 10; 30(10):1242-1249.
  9. Kim SS, Nakakura EK, Wang ZJ, Kim GE, Corvera CU, Harris HW, Kirkwood KS, Hirose R, Tempero MA, Ko AH. Preoperative FOLFIRINOX for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Is radiation necessary in the modern era of chemotherapy? J Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct; 114(5):587-596.
  10. Edwards EB, Harper AM, Hirose R, Mulligan DC. The impact of broader regional sharing of livers: 2-year results of "Share 35". Liver Transpl. 2016 Apr; 22(4):399-409.
  11. Mehta N, Heimbach J, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Minimal Transplant Survival Benefit for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Is it Real or an Overestimation of Waitlist Life Expectancy? Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb; 150(2):533-4.
  12. Olmos A, Feiner J, Hirose R, Swain S, Blasi A, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Impact of a quality improvement project on deceased organ donor management. Prog Transplant. 2015 Dec; 25(4):351-60.
  13. Gentry SE, Segev DL, Kasiske BL, Mulligan DC, Hirose R. Robust Models Support Redistricting Liver Allocation to Reduce Geographic Disparity. Transplantation. 2015 Sep; 99(9):e159-60.
  14. Niemann CU, Feiner J, Swain S, Bunting S, Friedman M, Crutchfield M, Broglio K, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Malinoski D. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors and Kidney-Graft Function. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 30; 373(5):405-14.
  15. Yao FY, Mehta N, Flemming J, Dodge J, Hameed B, Fix O, Hirose R, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Roberts JP. Downstaging of hepatocellular cancer before liver transplant: long-term outcome compared to tumors within Milan criteria. Hepatology. 2015 Jun; 61(6):1968-77.
  16. Heimbach JK, Hirose R, Stock PG, Schladt DP, Xiong H, Liu J, Olthoff KM, Harper A, Snyder JJ, Israni AK, Kasiske BL, Kim WR. Delayed hepatocellular carcinoma model for end-stage liver disease exception score improves disparity in access to liver transplant in the United States. Hepatology. 2015 May; 61(5):1643-50.
  17. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Outcomes after liver transplantation for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and a low risk of dropout from the transplant waiting list. Liver Transpl. 2014 May; 20(5):627-8.
  18. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Goel A, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Identification of liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and a very low dropout risk: implications for the current organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2013 Dec; 19(12):1343-53.
  19. Parekh J, Roll GR, Feng S, Niemann CU, Hirose R. Peri-operative hyperglycemia is associated with delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):E424-30.
  20. Vagefi PA, Hirose R. Sorafenib combined with locoregional therapy prior to liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: an update on a previous case report. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2013 Jun; 44(2):246-7.

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