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Ramsey Cheung

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Ave Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 493-5000 Fax (650) 852-3259
  • Academic Offices
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Clinical Focus

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology (Liver)

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Fellowship in GI & Hepatology, Stanford (2004 - present)
  • Chief of Hepatology, VAPAHCS (1999 - present)
  • Associate Director, Fellowship in GI & Hepatology, Stanford (2002 - 2004)
  • Director of Endoscopy, VAPAHCS (1997 - 1998)
  • Chief of Gastroenterology, VA-Livermore (1993 - 1995)

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Award, Department of Medicine (2002, 2004, 2006, 2007)

Professional Education

Residency: UCI College of Medicine CA (1985)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1991)
Internship: UCI College of Medicine CA (1983)
Medical Education: University of Chicago School of Medicine IL (1982)
Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1991)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Cheung's past research utilized the duck animal model to study the mechanism of viral neutralization of hepatitis B virus at the molecular level. In collaboration with basic scientists, he is interested in using molecular biology approaches to study clinical samples from chronic hepatitis C patients and investigate the host-virus interaction. The ultimate goal is to understand the pathogenesis of HCV and mechanism of anti-viral therapy. Dr. Cheung is also investigating the healthcare model of hepatitis C care among infected veterans, interaction between hepatitic C infection and alcoholic cirrhosis, and impact of comorbid conditions on the health related quality of life. He is investigating methods to improve care of veterans with chronic hepatitis C, including use of the novel experimental anti-viral therapies as part of clinical trails. Dr. Cheung also used VA and other database to study various healthcare issues in patients with chronic hepatitis C.




Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Fellowship Program)



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