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Lily S. Cheng, M.D.

Lily S. Cheng, M.D.

Resident (PGY-4)
General Surgery

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  • University of California San Diego, B.S. Bioengineering, Pharmacological Chemistry, 2007
  • University of California Davis, M.D., 2012

Lily S. Cheng, M.D. is a general surgery resident at UCSF. Dr. Cheng has a B.S. in bioengineering and pharmacological chemistry from UCSD and received her M.D. from UC Davis in 2012. Dr. Cheng is currently spending two years as research fellow in the Pediatric Surgery Research Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Society of University Surgeons Ethicon Surgical Research Fellowship Award, 2014-2015
  • Association of Academic Surgery Fall Courses Travel Award, 2014
  • Society of University Surgeons Ethicon Surgical Research Fellowship Award
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  1. Keswani SG, Moles CM, Morowitz M, Zeh H, Kuo JS, Levine MH, Cheng LS, Hackam DJ, Ahuja N, Goldstein AM. The Future of Basic Science in Academic Surgery: Identifying Barriers to Success for Surgeon-scientists. Ann Surg. 2017 Jun; 265(6):1053-1059. View in PubMed
  2. Cheng LS, Hotta R, Graham HK, Belkind-Gerson J, Nagy N, Goldstein AM. Postnatal human enteric neuronal progenitors can migrate, differentiate, and proliferate in embryonic and postnatal aganglionic gut environments. Pediatr Res. 2017 May; 81(5):838-846. View in PubMed
  3. Cheng LS, Graham HK, Pan WH, Nagy N, Carreon-Rodriguez A, Goldstein AM, Hotta R. Optimizing neurogenic potential of enteric neurospheres for treatment of neurointestinal diseases. J Surg Res. 2016 Dec; 206(2):451-459. View in PubMed
  4. Cheng LS, Schwartz DM, Hotta R, Graham HK, Goldstein AM. Bowel dysfunction following pullthrough surgery is associated with an overabundance of nitrergic neurons in Hirschsprung disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Nov; 51(11):1834-1838. View in PubMed
  5. Nagy N, Barad C, Graham HK, Hotta R, Cheng LS, Fejszak N, Goldstein AM. Sonic hedgehog controls enteric nervous system development by patterning the extracellular matrix. Development. 2016 Jan 15; 143(2):264-75. View in PubMed
  6. Derderian SC, Jayme CM, Cheng LS, Keller RL, Moon-Grady AJ, MacKenzie TC. Mass Effect Alone May Not Explain Pulmonary Vascular Pathology in Severe Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2016; 39(2):117-24. View in PubMed
  7. Cheng LS, Hotta R, Graham HK, Nagy N, Goldstein AM, Belkind-Gerson J. Endoscopic delivery of enteric neural stem cells to treat Hirschsprung disease. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015 Oct; 27(10):1509-14. View in PubMed
  8. Belkind-Gerson J, Hotta R, Nagy N, Thomas AR, Graham H, Cheng L, Solorzano J, Nguyen D, Kamionek M, Dietrich J, Cherayil BJ, Goldstein AM. Colitis induces enteric neurogenesis through a 5-HT4-dependent mechanism. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Apr; 21(4):870-8. View in PubMed
  9. Derderian SC, Jeanty C, Fleck SR, Cheng LS, Peyvandi S, Moon-Grady AJ, Farrell J, Hirose S, Gonzalez J, Keller RL, MacKenzie TC. The many faces of hydrops. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jan; 50(1):50-4; discussion 54. View in PubMed
  10. Cheng LS, Courtier J, MacKenzie TC. Anal duplication in a one-year-old girl. J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2013 Oct 01; 1(10):373-374. View in PubMed
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  1. Cheng, L.S., R. Hotta, H.K. Graham, A.M. Goldstein. (2015) Serotonin signaling promotes growth of postnatal-derived enteric neuronal stem cells. Oral presentation at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL.
  2. Cheng, L.S., R. Hotta, H.K. Graham, A.M. Goldstein. (2015) Serotonin signaling promotes growth of postnatal-derived enteric neuronal stem cells. Poster presentation at the American Pediatric Surgery Association 46th Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.