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Nathan R. Brand, MD

Nathan R. Brand, MD

  • Resident (PGY-4)
  • General Surgery

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Nathan Brand M.D MSc is currently a general surgery resident at UCSF. He obtained his B.A at Colorado College where he majored in philosophy. Following his graduation he worked for the NIH as a Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Laboratory for Translation Genomics. He then traveled to Malawi and Uganda where he spent a year volunteering in a rural clinic and working for the University of Minnesota researching pediatric severe malaria.

Dr. Brand attended medical school at Columbia University where he obtained both a M.D and a MSc in global health. During this time he also worked for the Center for Global Health at the US National Cancer Institute and spent a year working as the Cancer Control Consultant to Kenya.

During his research time at UCSF, Dr. Brand has focused his research on both global health and surgical oncology. He is currently in the lab working for Dr. David Jablons on identifying novel therapeutics for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. His work is supported by both the Surgical Oncology T32 and the Thoracic Surgery Society's Resident Research Award.
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  • Colorado College
  • BA
  • Philosophy
  • Columbia University
  • M.D MSc
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    1. Baker FS, Wang J, Florez-Vargas O, Brand NR, Ogwang MD, Kerchan P, Reynolds SJ, Tenge CN, Were PA, Kuremu RT, Wekesa WN, Masalu N, Kawira E, Kinyera T, Otim I, Legason ID, Nabalende H, Chagaluka G, Mutalima N, Borgstein E, Liomba GN, Kamiza S, Mkandawire N, Mitambo C, Molyneux EM, Newton R, Prokunina-Olsson L, Mbulaiteye SM. IFNL4 Genotypes and Risk of Childhood Burkitt Lymphoma in East Africa. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2023 09; 43(9):394-402. View in PubMed
    2. Bediako-Bowan AAA, Yorke J, Brand NR, Panzer KV, Dally CK, Debrah SR, Agbenorku PT, Mills JN, Huang LC, Laryea JA, Lowry AC, Appeadu-Mensah W, Adanu RMK, Kwakye G. Creating a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship in Ghana to Address the Growing Need for Colorectal Surgeons in West Africa. Dis Colon Rectum. 2023 09 01; 66(9):1152-1156. View in PubMed
    3. Akoko L, Brand N, Kotecha V, Byabato S, Ndumbalo J, Mwashambwa M, Mwakigonja A, Lowry A. Colorectal cancer in Tanzania: the current status and future directions. Ecancermedicalscience. 2023; 17:1564. View in PubMed
    4. Woodard GA, Ding V, Cho C, Brand NR, Kratz JR, Jones KD, Jablons DM. Comparative genomics between matched solid and lepidic portions of semi-solid lung adenocarcinomas. Lung Cancer. 2023 06; 180:107211. View in PubMed
    5. 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
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