Hueylan Chern, MD

Asst Professor of Surgery
+1 415 885-3621

Dr. Chern is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UCSF.  She is a colorectal surgeon with clinical expertise in management of malignant colorectal conditions.  She has expertise in endorectal ultrasound, transanal endocscopic microsurgery and sphincter preserving operations. Her research interests include endorectal ultrasound, colorectal cancer, and surgical education.  She is a member of the Association for Surgical Education Global Surgery Task Force and has specific interests in using innovative technology and curriculum for technical skill acquisition in low-resource settings.


Evaluation of a Surgery-Based Adjunct Course for Senior Medical Students Entering Surgical Residencies.

Journal of surgical education

Green CA, Vaughn CJ, Wyles SM, O'Sullivan PS, Kim EH, Chern H

Peer video review and feedback improve performance in basic surgical skills.

American journal of surgery

Vaughn CJ, Kim E, O'Sullivan P, Huang E, Lin MY, Wyles S, Palmer BJ, Pierce JL, Chern H

From novice to master surgeon: improving feedback with a descriptive approach to intraoperative assessment.

American journal of surgery

Huang E, Wyles SM, Chern H, Kim E, O'Sullivan P

An objective assessment tool for basic surgical knot-tying skills.

Journal of surgical education

Huang E, Vaughn CJ, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Kim E

Perineal flap reconstruction following oncologic anorectal extirpation: an outcomes assessment.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H

A better way to teach knot tying: a randomized controlled trial comparing the kinesthetic and traditional methods.

American journal of surgery

Huang E, Chern H, O'Sullivan P, Cook B, McDonald E, Palmer B, Liu T, Kim E

Leukocyte-depleted blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in resected early-stage lung cancer.

The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Ng T, Ryder BA, Chern H, Sellke FW, Machan JT, Harrington DT, Cioffi WG

Cost-effectiveness of postremission intensive therapy in patients with acute leukemia.

Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology

Yu YB, Gau JP, You JY, Chern HH, Chau WK, Tzeng CH, Ho CH, Hsu HC

Plasma carotenoids, glutathione S-transferase M1 and T1 genetic polymorphisms, and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma: independent and interactive effects.

American journal of epidemiology

Yu MW, Chiu YH, Chiang YC, Chen CH, Lee TH, Santella RM, Chern HD, Liaw YF, Chen CJ