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About This Website


This website was created by a grant from the UCSF Patient Care Fund.

The Patient Care Fund was established by the UCSF Dean's Office to enable Resident Physicians and Clinical Fellows to identify and fill patient care needs. The Medical Center Administration recognizes that Resident Physicians and Clinical Fellows have a special perspective on patient care at UCSF and are in a position to make unique contributions to enhance patient care.

Bryan Cho, MD, PhD was the author of this website. He received a grant during academic year 2004-2005 for his proposal entitled "Skin Care Education in Organ Transplant Patients." With the money from this grant, he also developed a series of free patient-oriented seminars for the public whose goal is to raise awareness of transplant patients' increased risk for skin cancer.

About the website author:

Bryan Cho, MD,PhD is a graduate of the Medical Scholars Program at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he completed a PhD in Biochemistry in 1997 and a medical degree in 2002. Between 1997 and 1999 he completed at post-doctoral fellowship in Immunology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Cancer Research where he studied memory T cells and developed T cell-based vaccines. He completed his internship at Internal Medicine at University of California, San Francisco in 2003, and his Dermatology Residency at UCSF in 2006.

About the website developer:

The Web Services group of the Information Services Unit in the School of Medicine Dean's Office offers website design and development. For this project we worked with the author to:

  • develop the site structure
  • create and optimize graphics and
  • develop the site.

To read more about our services or inquire about our rates, visit our site.



I would like to acknowledge the help of Leslie Chau, Amy Anderson, Lisa Weber, RN, Chrystal Rodriguez, RN, Sarah Arron, MD, PhD, Kim Newman, Annie Yu, Holli Kang, PharmD, Eva Hurst, MD, Tim Berger, MD, Bruce Wintroub, MD, the UCSF Residents Council, the UCSF Medical Center (Mark Laret, CEO) and the School of Medicine Dean's Office, (Senior Associate Dean Susan Wall, MD) without whom this website would not be possible.

I would also like to thank the contributions of a distinguish panel of reviewers (Ryo Hirose, MD-USCF Transplant Surgery; Janellen Smith, MD; Whitney Tope, MPhil,MD; Ervin Epstein, MD; Siegrid Yu.MD-UCSF Dermatologic Surgery; Cindy Lai, MD-UCSF Department of Medicine; Clark Otley, MD-Mayo University; and Micheil Haiman, MD-Kaiser Santa Rosa Department of Dermatology),who verified the accuracy of the content contained in this website and made many other helpful suggestions.

B. Cho


Dr. Cho has no financial or proprietary interests related to this website and has no financial or proprietary interests related to any products described in this website. This seminar is funded by the UCSF Patient Care Fund. There is no additional outside corporate or industry funding.

Updated: August 8, 2008
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.
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