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Hueylan Chern, M.D.

Hueylan Chern, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
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
  • Anal Cancer
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

 Hueylan Chern, M.D. is an associate professor in the Section of Colorectal Surgery and Director of the UCSF Surgical Skills Center. Dr. Chern received her MD at UMDNJ - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed her general surgery residency at Brown University and her fellowship in colorectal surgery at UMDNJ and 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.

The UCSF Surgical Skills Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, and it is one of the crown jewels of the Department's teaching enterprise. It provides simulation based longitudinal and structured curricula, enabling learners to master both basic and advanced operative techniques. The lab also supports educational scholarship in teaching, curricular development, and research as a pathway to an academic career in surgical education.


Most recent publications from a total of 19
  1. Green CA, Chu SN, Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P. Teaching in the robotic environment: Use of alternative approaches to guide operative instruction. Am J Surg. 2019 Jun 12. View in PubMed
  2. Green CA, O'Sullivan PS, Chern H. A robotic teaching session: separating tool from technique to emphasize a cognitive focused teaching environment. J Robot Surg. 2019 Jan 09. View in PubMed
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 Jul - Aug; 75(4):1087-1095. View in PubMed
  7. 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
  8. 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. 2018 07; 216(1):155-159. View in PubMed
  9. 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
  10. 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
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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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