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About Aleah Brubaker, MD, PhD

Aleah Brubaker, MD, PhD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in abdominal (liver and kidney) transplantation in adult and pediatric patients. She also has expertise in surgical treatment of liver tumors, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, she trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Brubaker's research interests include transplantation and the human microbiome.

Her work has appeared in medical and research publications, including Transplantation and Clinical Transplantation. Dr. Brubaker has co-authored several book chapters on transplantation. She also has presented her work on transplant outcomes and pediatric transplants at various national meetings.

Dr. Brubaker completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at Stanford Health Care in Stanford, Calif., where she also did her residency in general surgery. She holds both a medical and doctorate degree from the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. She is board certified in general surgery.

Dr. Brubaker is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

In her free time, Dr. Brubaker enjoys hiking, swimming, skiing and cooking.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Center for Transplantation, Liver Cancer Care and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Residency

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Fellowship

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2021-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Abdominal Transplantation
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Tumors
  • Scarring of the Liver (Cirrhosis)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
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