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.

GI Medical Oncology team

Emily Bergsland, MD, FACP (Director)
Dr. Emily Bergsland is a specialist in gastrointestinal oncology whose expertise includes treating colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, and neuroendocrine tumors.

Thomas 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.

Pelin Cinar, MD, MS 
Dr. Pelin Cinar is a medical oncologist who specializes in gastrointestinal malignancies, including NET/NEC.

N.FidelmanNicholas Fidelman, MD 
Dr. Fidelman is an interventional radiologist focused on improving the safety and efficacy of imaging-guided interventions.

Rahul Aggarwal, MD 
Dr. Rahul Aggarwal is a genitourinary cancer specialist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Umesh Masharani, MD, MB 
Dr. Masharini is an endocrinologist with an active clinical practice treating patients with endocrine disorders.

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

C.CorveraCarlos U. Corvera, MD, FACS 
A trained surgical oncologist, Dr. Corvera has extensive experience in the treatment of benign and malignant hepatobiliary disease

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.

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

Sheila Lindsay, MS, NP  
Sheila Lindsay is a nurse practitioner who helps patients manage the side effects of gastrointestinal cancer and its treatments.

Angela Laffan, MS, NP 
Angela Laffan is a nurse practitioner with the UCSF Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic and assistant director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Survivorship Program.

Matthew A. Gubens, MD, MS 
Dr. Matthew Gubens is a thoracic oncologist, or lung cancer specialist, who specializes in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, and mesothelioma.

Rajni Rao, MD 
Dr. Rajni K. Rao is a cardiologist with special interests in non-invasive cardiology.

Hyunseok Kang, MD 
Dr. Hyunseok "Hyu" Kang is a medical oncologist and a clinician scientist focusing on head and neck cancers. He specializes in medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Wesley Kidder, MD 
Dr. Wesley Kidder is a Medical Oncologist specializing in neuroendocrine tumors and other GI malignancies.

Additional members

  • Michael Lister, RN
  • Katie O’Connor, RN, OCN

Interdisciplinary Team 

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