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Jonathan P. Terdiman, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Chief, Clinical Gastroenterology
Associate Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center
Director, Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program

Contact Information

Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
2330 Post Street, Suite 610
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7906
Fax: 415-502-2249
Jonathan.Terdiman@ucsf.edu
Gastroenterology at Mount Zion
2330 Post St., Suite 610
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 502-4444
Fax: (415) 502-2249
Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
2330 Post St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 502-4444
Fax: (415) 502-2249

Cancer Risk Program
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
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  • 1981-85 College, Princeton University, A.B., cum laude
  • 1985-89 Medical School, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, M.D
  • 1989-1990 Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1990-1992 Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1992-1993 Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1993-1996 Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of California, San Francisc
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Gastroenterology
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program
  • Colitis and Crohn's Disease Center
  • Colorectal cancer prevention and risk identification
  • Prognostic and predictive biomarkers in IBD

Jonathan Terdiman, M.D. is co-director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program at UCSF Medical Center. His research interests include colorectal cancer prevention, hereditary gastrointestinal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He frequently lectures in the community, at the university and for various professional organizations on these subjects.

Terdiman earned a medical degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He went on to complete a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in critical care medicine and gastroenterology at UCSF where he is a professor of clinical medicine and surgery.

Dr. Terdiman's research interests are related to clinical and translational research in the areas of colorectal cancer prevention, especially among individuals at high risk for cancer, such as those with hereditary cancer syndromes or those with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease. Particular areas of interest include the optimal provision of genetic counseling and testing, cancer risk factor
identification and risk mitigation by interventions such as drugs (chemoprevention) and colonoscopy. 

Dr. Terdiman also studies the use of genetic and genomic markers to determine cancer risk and prognosis and prediction of response to therapy among those already diagnosed with cancer. He also is interested in projects related to biomarkers of prognosis and prediction of response to therapies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Most recent publications from a total of 94
  1. Azofra AS, Kidambi TD, Jeremy RJ, Conrad P, Blanco A, Myers M, Barkovich J, Terdiman JP. Differences in neuropsychological and behavioral parameters and brain structure in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: a sibling-paired study. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2016; 14:20. View in PubMed
  2. Kidambi TD, Lee R, Terdiman JP, Day L. Successful implementation of Lynch syndrome screening in a safety net institution. J Community Genet. 2016 Jul 2. View in PubMed
  3. Kidambi TD, Blanco A, Van Ziffle J, Terdiman JP. Constitutional MLH1 methylation presenting with colonic polyposis syndrome and not Lynch syndrome. Fam Cancer. 2016 Apr; 15(2):275-80. View in PubMed
  4. Guindalini RS, Win AK, Gulden C, Lindor NM, Newcomb PA, Haile RW, Raymond V, Stoffel E, Hall M, Llor X, Ukaegbu CI, Solomon I, Weitzel J, Kalady M, Blanco A, Terdiman J, Shuttlesworth GA, Lynch PM, Hampel H, Lynch HT, Jenkins MA, Olopade OI, Kupfer SS. Mutation Spectrum and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in African American Families with Lynch Syndrome. Gastroenterology. 2015 Nov; 149(6):1446-53. View in PubMed
  5. Ho CK, Boscardin CK, Gleason N, Collado D, Terdiman J, Terrault NA, Gonzales R. Optimizing the pre-referral workup for gastroenterology and hepatology specialty care: consensus using the Delphi method. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Jul 30. View in PubMed
  6. Goodenberger ML, Thomas BC, Riegert-Johnson D, Boland CR, Plon SE, Clendenning M, Win AK, Senter L, Lipkin SM, Stadler ZK, Macrae FA, Lynch HT, Weitzel JN, de la Chapelle A, Syngal S, Lynch P, Parry S, Jenkins MA, Gallinger S, Holter S, Aronson M, Newcomb PA, Burnett T, Le Marchand L, Pichurin P, Hampel H, Terdiman JP, Lu KH, Thibodeau S, Lindor NM. PMS2 monoallelic mutation carriers: the known unknown. Genet Med. 2016 Jan; 18(1):13-9. View in PubMed
  7. Kidambi TD, Terdiman JP. Screening for Lynch syndrome: it is time to shift the focus. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Feb; 60(2):586-7. View in PubMed
  8. Lee JK, Terdiman JP, Corley DA. Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 10; 371(2):186. View in PubMed
  9. Kidambi TD, Blanco A, Myers M, Conrad P, Loranger K, Terdiman JP. Selective Versus Universal Screening for Lynch Syndrome: A Six-Year Clinical Experience. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Aug; 60(8):2463-9. View in PubMed
  10. Walsh JM, Potter MB, Arora M, Gildegorin G, Terdiman J. A workplace colorectal cancer screening program in firefighters: lessons learned. Occup Med (Lond). 2014 Jun; 64(4):255-8. View in PubMed
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