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Alan Zambeli-Ljepović, MD, MHS

Alan Zambeli-Ljepović, MD, MHS

  • Resident Research Fellow
  • General Surgery

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Alan Zambeli-Ljepovic, MD, MHS, is a general surgery resident at UCSF. Originally from Croatia, he earned his BS in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, as well as an MD and MHS (Master's of Health Sciences) from Duke University. At Columbia, he established the first biomedical engineering collaboration between Makerere (Kampala, Uganda) and Columbia Universities, resulting in a joint grant for students to develop sustainable medical devices for Ugandan hospitals.

A fellow of the National Clinician Scholars Program and of the Global Surgery Secretariat (World Health Organization), he is developing surgical training programs and quantifying the burden of untreated end-stage kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries. His long-term goal is to develop the infrastructure for safe and ethical kidney transplantation in LMICs.

Outside of the hospital, Alan mentors local high school students applying to college through the Buck Fellows Program. A competitive swimmer of 15 years, he believes that physical and mental health go hand-in-hand. He speaks Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.
  Dept or School    
  End Date    
  • Duke University, Durham, NC
  • MHS
  • Clinical Research
  • 05/2019
  • Columbia University, New York, NY
  • BS
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • 05/2014
  • Duke University, Durham, NC
  • MD
  • 05/2020
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
  • Davison Travel Scholarship
  • Duke University
  • 2020
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (NIH TL1)
  • Duke University
  • 2017 - 2019
    • Health Services Research
    • Trauma Surgery and Critical Care
    • Implementation Science
    • Global Surgery
    • Abdominal Transplant Surgery
    • Health Equity
    • General Surgery
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    1. Greenberg AL, Brand NR, Zambeli-Ljepovic A, Barnes KE, Chiou SH, Rhoads KF, Adam MA, Sarin A. Exploring the complexity and spectrum of racial/ethnic disparities in colon cancer management. Int J Equity Health. 2023 04 14; 22(1):68. View in PubMed
    2. Fergus KB, Zambeli-Ljepovic A, Hampson LA, Copp HL, Nagata JM. Health care utilization in young adults with childhood physical disabilities: a nationally representative prospective cohort study. BMC Pediatr. 2022 08 25; 22(1):505. View in PubMed
    3. Pradhan MC, Kazaure HS, Wang F, Zambeli-Ljepovic A, Perkins JM, Stang MT, Scheri RP. Postoperative Surveillance in Older Adults With T1N0M0 Low-risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer. J Surg Res. 2021 08; 264:37-44. View in PubMed
    4. Kazaure HS, Zambeli-Ljepovic A, Oyekunle T, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Stang MT, Scheri RP. Severe Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy: An Analysis of 7366 Patients. Ann Surg. 2021 12 01; 274(6):e1014-e1021. View in PubMed
    5. Zambeli-Ljepovic A, Wang F, Dinan MA, Hyslop T, Stang MT, Roman SA, Sosa JA, Scheri RP. Extent of surgery for low-risk thyroid cancer in the elderly: Equipoise in survival but not in short-term outcomes. Surgery. 2019 11; 166(5):895-900. View in PubMed
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