Our team

UCSF is a nationally-recognized Center of Excellence in the treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors. Our team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, symptom management, genetic counselors, nutritionists, psychologists and social workers.

E.BergslandEmily Bergsland, MD, FACP (Director)
Dr. Emily Bergsland is a gastrointestinal oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

T.HopeThomas Hope, MD
Dr. Thomas Hope is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear Medicine sections at UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

R.AggarwalRahul Aggarwal, MD 
Dr. Rahul Aggarwal is a genitourinary cancer specialist with expertise in neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate.

M.AnwarMekhail Anwar, MD, PhD 
Dr. Anwar is a Radiation Oncologist who specializes in the multimodality treatment of malignancies.

C.CorveraCarlos U. Corvera, MD, FACS 
Dr. Corvera is a surgical oncologist who has extensive experience in the treatment of benign and malignant hepatobiliary disease and neuroendocrine tumors.

M.FengMary Feng, MD 
Dr. Feng's research focuses on technical and biological methods to individualize and adapt radiotherapy for each patient with pancreas and liver cancer.

N.FidelmanNicholas Fidelman, MD 
Dr. Fidelman is an interventional radiologist who specializes in the treatment of liver metastases.

M.GubensMatthew A. Gubens, MD, MS 
Dr. Matthew Gubens is a thoracic oncologist, who specializes in the treatment of lung cancers, including small cell lung cancer.

H.KangHyunseok Kang, MD 
Dr. Hyunseok "Hyu" Kang is a head and neck medical oncologist who specializes in medullary thyroid carcinoma.

W.KidderWesley Kidder, MD 
Dr. Wesley Kidder is a medical oncologist specializing in neuroendocrine tumors and other GI malignancies.

A.LaffanAngela Laffan, MS, NP 
Angela Laffan is a nurse practitioner, assistant director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program, and director of the NET Wellness Clinic.

C.LawhnCourtney Lawhn Heath, MD 
Dr. Courtney Lawhn Heath is a radiologist who specializes in nuclear radiology and PRRT.

C.LiConnie Li, NP, MSN  
Connie Li is a nurse practitioner who cares for patients with gastrointestinal cancers and has particular experience in treating neuroendocrine tumors.

S.LindsaySheila Lindsay, MS, NP  
Sheila Lindsay is a nurse practitioner who manages the side effects of gastrointestinal cancer and its treatments, and runs our small NET clinic.

U.MashariniUmesh Masharani, MD, MB 
Dr. Masharini is an endocrinologist whose expertise includes functional neuroendocrine tumors.

C.MulveyClare Mulvey, MD 
Dr. Claire K. Mulvey specializes in lung neuroendocrine cancers, including typical and atypical carcinoid tumors, large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and small cell lung cancer.

E.NakakuraEric Nakakura, MD, PhD 
Dr. Eric Nakakura is a cancer surgeon who specializes in tumors of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gastrointestinal tract, including neuroendocrine tumors.

Sorbarikor PiowahSorbarikor Piawah, MD, MPH 
Dr. Sorbarikor Piawah is a gastrointestinal oncologist with a special interest in colorectal cancer as well as neuroendocrine tumors (cancer cells arising from the endocrine and nervous systems).

Additional members

  • Michael Lister, RN
  • Rebecca Mirro, RN, BSN, OCN

Interdisciplinary Team 

Additionally, members from the following departments coordinate NET treatment and care: