Alexander Monto, MD, Gastroenterology, San Francisco, CA, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center


Gastroenterology San Francisco, CA

Associate Professor, Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • UCSF
    UCSFFellowship, Gastroenterology, 1998 - 2001
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1996 - 1998
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusInternship, Internal Medicine, 1995 - 1996
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsClass of 1995
  • University of CaliforniaB.A, Integrative Biology, 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1999 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012
  • UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Teaching Award 2011
  • Department of Veterans Affairs National Service Award 2010
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Publications & Presentations



  • Role of retroviral restriction factors in the interferon-anpha-mediated suppression of HIV-1 in vivo.
    Pillai SK, Abdel-Mohsen M, Guatelli J, Skasko M, Monto A, Fujimoto K, Yukl S, Greene WC, Rauch A, Cavassini M, Battegay M, Hirschel B, Vernazza P, Bernasconi E, Ledergerb, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


  • Evaluation and Management of Hepatitis C Patients with Advanced Liver Disease. 
    Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs
  • Hepatitis C and Diabetes Mellitus. 
    VHA-DoD Diabetes Specialty Practice Group Educators Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Natural History of Hepatitis C Virus: Clinical Consequences and Fibrosis Progression. 
    Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco HCRC Pharmacy Preceptorship, San Francisco, CA
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  • Monocyte activation in HIV/HCV coinfection correlates with cognitive impairment. 
    Rempel H, Sun B, Calosing C, Abadjian L, Monto A, Pulliam L, PLoS ONE
  • Impaired lymphocyte reactivity as measured by immune function testing in untransplanted patients with cirrhosis. 
    Yee RM, Lehil MS, Rongey C, Shen H, Cozen ML, Shen H, Monto A, Ryan JC, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
  • Nonresponse to interferon- anpha based treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with increased hazard of cirrhosis. 
    Cozen ML, Ryan JC, Shen H, Lerrigo R, Yee RM, Sheen E, Wu R, Monto A, PLoS ONE
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Press Mentions

  • VA Extends New Hepatitis C Drugs to All Veterans in Its Health System
    VA Extends New Hepatitis C Drugs to All Veterans in Its Health SystemAugust 11, 2016 10:49


  • Member, Practice Guidelines Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) 2016 - Present

Hospital Affiliations