Dr. Sandy Feng

Abdominal transplant surgeon and clinical trials researcher at UCSF; advocate for research-based solutions to solve transplant problems

Dr. Sandy Feng is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship at UCSF. She was educated at Harvard College (BA degree) and received a Marshall Scholarship that took her to Cambridge University for a doctorate in Molecular Biology. Her medical training began at Stanford University School of Medicine (MD degree) followed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital for General Surgery residency and University of California San Francisco for Abdominal Transplant fellowship. Her research interests center on exploring mechanisms of and approaches to induce tolerance in liver transplantation and leads three NIH-funded, multi-center trials. Dr. Feng has held many leadership roles including Councilor and Chair of the Scientific Studies, Communication, and Vanguard Committees for ASTS; Chair of the Liver Transplantation Committee and the Liver Transplantation Special Interest Group for AASLD; Chair of the Kidney Pancreas Advisory Committee for AST; Co-Chair of the ATC Executive Planning Committee, and Chair of the Organ Availability Committee for UNOS. Recently, Dr. Feng has organized an Institute of Medicine study to start in 2016 that will examine the ethical and regulatory challenges that obstruct innovative research in deceased donors. Finally, in addition to reviewing for many high impact journals, Dr. Feng is one of eight worldwide Deputy Editors for AJT.