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Hillary Braun, MD, MAS

Hillary Braun, MD, MAS

  • Clinical Fellow (PGY-6)
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery

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Hillary Braun, MD, MAS, is a general surgery resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Originally from Ohio, Dr. Braun earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University (2010) and attended UCSF for medical school (2016). Dr. Braun is pursuing a career in abdominal solid organ transplantation and will join the abdominal transplant fellowship program at UCSF in 2023.

During her dedicated research time, Dr. Braun earned a Masters in Advanced Studies through UCSF's Training in Clinical Research Program. She was a recipient of the 2019-2021 American College of Surgeons Resident Research Scholarship and worked with transplant surgeons, Drs. Nancy Ascher, Peter Stock, and Ryutaro Hirose, on a variety of clinical and translational projects in liver transplantation, including those examining the ethics of organ allocation, living donor liver transplantation, and gene expression in various types of rejection following liver transplantation.

Dr. Braun has published many peer-reviewed manuscripts in both national and international journals in surgery and transplantation, authored seven book chapters, and has been presenting her research both nationally and internationally since 2013.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • MA
  • Human Biology
  • 01/2010
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Internship, General Surgery
  • 06/2017
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Residency, General Surgery
  • 06/2023
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • MAS
  • Clinical Research
  • 01/2021
  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • MD
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • 06/2016
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Best in Congress Poster
  • American Transplant Congress
  • 2022
  • Young Investigator Award
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • 2022
  • Best Plenary Presentation
  • UCSF Resident Research Day
  • 2021
  • Emerging Liver Scholar Award
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • 2020
  • Resident Research Scholarship
  • American College of Surgeons
  • 2019 - 2021
  • FAVOR T32 Training Grant
  • NIH
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Rising Star Award
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • 2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • UCSF
  • 2016
  • Alexion Presidential Student Mentor Grant
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 2015
  • Patricia Numann Medical Student Award
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • 2015
  • Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2013
    • Internship- University of California, San Francisco (6/21/16-6/20/17)
    • Residency- University of California, San Francisco (6/21/17-present)
    • liver regeneration
    • living donor liver transplantation
    • organ allocation
    • solid organ transplantation
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    1. Yilma M, Cogan R, Shui AM, Neuhaus JM, Light C, Braun H, Mehta N, Hirose R. Community-level social vulnerability and individual socioeconomic status on liver transplant referral outcome. Hepatol Commun. 2023 07 01; 7(7). View in PubMed
    2. Cron DC, Braun HJ, Ascher NL, Yeh H, Chang DC, Adler JT. Sex-based Disparities in Access to Liver Transplantation for Waitlisted Patients With Model for end-stage Liver Disease Score of 40. Ann Surg. 2023 Jun 27. View in PubMed
    3. Nunez M, Praglin CR, Torres AM, Agudelo EZ, Braun HJ, Huang CY, Syed S, Roberts JP, Roll GR. Steroid Avoidance After Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant: A Cohort Analysis. Transplant Direct. 2023 Jun; 9(6):e1488. View in PubMed
    4. Huynh C, Liu I, El Khoury R, Zhou B, Braun H, Conte MS, Hiramoto J. Iliac artery calcification score stratifies mortality risk estimation in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia undergoing revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2023 Jul; 78(1):184-192. View in PubMed
    5. Meier RPH, Kelly Y, Braun H, Maluf D, Freise C, Ascher N, Roberts J, Roll G. Comparison of Biliary Complications Rates After Brain Death, Donation After Circulatory Death, and Living-Donor Liver Transplantation: A Single-Center Cohort Study. Transpl Int. 2022; 35:10855. View in PubMed
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