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Hueylan Chern, M.D.

Hueylan Chern, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Associate Director, Surgical Skills Center

Contact Information

(415) 885-3606 Patients & Clinic
hueylan.chern@ucsf.edu
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  • 1994-98 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ - B.A., Biochemistry
  • 1998-2002 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ - M.D.
  • 2002-07 Brown University, Providence, RI- Resident, General Surgery
  • 2007-08 UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ - Fellow, Colorectal Surgery
  • 2008-09 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY - Fellow, Transrectal Ultrasound Clinical Fellowship
  • American Board of Surgery, 2007
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2009
  • UCSF Center for Pelvic Physiology

Dr. Hueylan Chern is a colorectal surgeon who received her M.D. from UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School and completed her general surgery training at Brown University. After her residency, Dr. Chern finished a colorectal surgery fellowship at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, followed by additional oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Chern specializes in laparoscopic procedures for both malignant and benign disease conditions, such as colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease. She is also trained in endorectal ultrasound, Transanal Endocscopic Microsurgery and sphincter preserving operations. Her research interests include endorectal ultrasound and colorectal cancer.

Most recent publications from a total of 15
  1. Green CA, Abrahamson D, Chern H, O'Sullivan PS. Is Robotic Surgery Highlighting Critical Gaps in Resident Training? J Grad Med Educ. 2018 Oct; 10(5):491-493. View in PubMed
  2. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Sarin A, Chern H. Microanalysis of video from a robotic surgical procedure: implications for observational learning in the robotic environment. J Robot Surg. 2018 Sep 01. View in PubMed
  3. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Jul 30. View in PubMed
  4. Green CA, Kim EH, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. Using Technological Advances to Improve Surgery Curriculum: Experience With a Mobile Application. J Surg Educ. 2018 Jan 31. View in PubMed
  5. Green CA, Chern H, O'Sullivan PS. Current robotic curricula for surgery residents: A need for additional cognitive and psychomotor focus. Am J Surg. 2018 Feb; 215(2):277-281. View in PubMed
  6. Green CA, Huang E, Zhao NW, O'Sullivan PS, Kim E, Chern H. Technical skill improvement with surgical preparatory courses: What advantages are reflected in residency? Am J Surg. 2017 Nov 01. View in PubMed
  7. Green CA, Vaughn CJ, Wyles SM, O'Sullivan PS, Kim EH, Chern H. Evaluation of a Surgery-Based Adjunct Course for Senior Medical Students Entering Surgical Residencies. J Surg Educ. 2016 Jul-Aug; 73(4):631-8. View in PubMed
  8. Vaughn CJ, Kim E, O'Sullivan P, Huang E, Lin MY, Wyles S, Palmer BJ, Pierce JL, Chern H. Peer video review and feedback improve performance in basic surgical skills. Am J Surg. 2016 Feb; 211(2):355-60. View in PubMed
  9. Huang E, Wyles SM, Chern H, Kim E, O'Sullivan P. From novice to master surgeon: improving feedback with a descriptive approach to intraoperative assessment. Am J Surg. 2016 Jul; 212(1):180-7. View in PubMed
  10. Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4. View in PubMed
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  • Dan Martin

    Minimally Invasive Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) Rules Out Cancer

    Earlier today Dr. Hueylan Chern called me to let me know that I don’t have cancer and that the transanal endoscopic microsurgical (TEM) excision procedure was a success. I really don’t know how to say ‘Thank You’ in a way that relays my true emotions. Obviously, I’m ecstatic and my family is also. You were my first contact at UCSF, you made the recommendation to use this procedure and it will forever positively impact my life. I am also especially happy that we went with the TEM over the more invasive procedure. Along the way you helped reassure me that you thought this was the right[...]
    Story Categories: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

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