Sandy Feng, MD, PhD

Organ transplant surgeon

Dr. Sandy Feng is a transplant surgeon who performs liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.

In her research, Feng studies transplantation tolerance, a transplant recipient's ability to maintain normal organ function with minimal or no use of immunosuppressive drugs. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, she has led several multicenter clinical trials to study tolerance in both adult and pediatric liver transplant recipients.

Feng is a graduate of Harvard College, where she received the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She completed a doctorate in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge and earned her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed a general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a transplant fellowship at UCSF.

Feng has held leadership positions in prominent professional societies and with the United Network for Organ Sharing. She has organized several national conferences on issues critical to the transplantation community. She is the incoming editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Transplantation and serves on the New England Journal of Medicine's editorial board.

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

Stanford University School of Medicine 1990

Residencies

Brigham and Women's Hospital, General Surgery 1995

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Transplant 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lai JC, Segev DL, McCulloch CE, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Feng S. Physical frailty after liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Jan 30.
  2. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Reply (to LTE HEP-17-2332). Hepatology. 2018 Jan 29.
  3. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, McCulloch CE, Feng S. The Liver Frailty Index Improves Mortality Prediction of the Subjective Clinician Assessment in Patients With Cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb; 113(2):235-242.
  4. Feng S, Bucuvalas J. Tolerance after liver transplantation: Where are we? Liver Transpl. 2017 Dec; 23(12):1601-1614.
  5. Feng S. Living donor liver transplantation in high Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score patients. Liver Transpl. 2017 10; 23(S1):S9-S21.
  6. McLin VA, Allen U, Boyer O, Bucuvalas J, Colledan M, Cuturi MC, d'Antiga L, Debray D, Dezsofi A, Goyet JV, Dhawan A, Durmaz O, Falk C, Feng S, Fischler B, Franchi-Abella S, Frauca E, Ganschow R, Gottschalk S, Hadzic N, Hierro L, Horslen S, Hubscher S, Karam V, Kelly D, Maecker-Kolhoff B, Mazariegos G, McKiernan P, Melk A, Nobili V, Ozgenç F, Reding R, Sciveres M, Sharif K, Socha P, Toso C, Vajro P, Verma A, Wildhaber BE, Baumann U. Early and Late Factors Impacting Patient and Graft Outcome in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Summary of an ESPGHAN Monothematic Conference. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Sep; 65(3):e53-e59.
  7. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Development of a novel frailty index to predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease. Hepatology. 2017 08; 66(2):564-574.
  8. Feng S. Optimizing Graft Survival by Pretreatment of the Donor. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 03 07; 12(3):388-390.
  9. Chandran S, Feng S. Current status of tolerance in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2016 11; 25(6):591-601.
  10. Wang CW, Feng S, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Zhou LQ, Yeh BM, Lai JC. A Comparison of Muscle Function, Mass, and Quality in Liver Transplant Candidates: Results From the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2016 Aug; 100(8):1692-8.
  11. Feng S, Demetris AJ, Spain KM, Kanaparthi S, Burrell BE, Ekong UD, Alonso EM, Rosenthal P, Turka LA, Ikle D, Tchao NK. Five-year histological and serological follow-up of operationally tolerant pediatric liver transplant recipients enrolled in WISP-R. Hepatology. 2017 02; 65(2):647-660.
  12. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge J, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Response to clinical assessments of health status as a potential marker to identify patients who are too sick to undergo transplantation. Liver Int. 2016 Apr; 36(4):611.
  13. Feng S. Spontaneous and induced tolerance for liver transplant recipients. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016 Feb; 21(1):53-8.
  14. Lai JC, Dodge JL, Sen S, Covinsky K, Feng S. Functional decline in patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation: Results from the functional assessment in liver transplantation (FrAILT) study. Hepatology. 2016 Feb; 63(2):574-80.
  15. Wang CW, Covinsky KE, Feng S, Hayssen H, Segev DL, Lai JC. Functional impairment in older liver transplantation candidates: From the functional assessment in liver transplantation study. Liver Transpl. 2015 Dec; 21(12):1465-70.
  16. Dumontet E, Danger R, Vagefi PA, Londoño MC, Pallier A, Lozano JJ, Giral M, Degauque N, Soulillou JP, Martínez-Llordella M, Lee H, Latournerie M, Boudjema K, Dulong J, Tarte K, Sanchez-Fueyo A, Feng S, Brouard S, Conchon S. Peripheral phenotype and gene expression profiles of combined liver-kidney transplant patients. Liver Int. 2016 Mar; 36(3):401-9.
  17. Dirchwolf M, Dodge JL, Gralla J, Bambha KM, Nydam T, Hung KW, Rosen HR, Feng S, Terrault NA, Biggins SW. The corrected donor age for hepatitis C virus-infected liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2015 Aug; 21(8):1022-30.
  18. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Clinician assessments of health status predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2015 Sep; 35(9):2167-73.
  19. Brennan TV, Lunsford KE, Vagefi PA, Bostrom A, Ma M, Feng S. Renal outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to liver transplant alone for candidates with renal dysfunction. Clin Transplant. 2015 Jan; 29(1):34-43.
  20. Sharpton SR, Feng S, Hameed B, Yao F, Lai JC. Combined effects of recipient age and model for end-stage liver disease score on liver transplantation outcomes. Transplantation. 2014 Sep 15; 98(5):557-62.

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