Li-Wen Huang, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

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As an Assistant Professor in Hematology/Oncology based at the San Francisco VA with dual training in aging research, I am passionate about improving care for older patients with cancer. My research focuses on understanding the interactions between cancer, cancer therapy, and geriatric syndromes such as cognitive impairment. My ultimate goal is to develop ways to improve the care of older adults with cancer and cognitive impairment.

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, 6/2019 - Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF
T32 Aging Research Fellowship, 12/2019 - Division of Geriatrics, UCSF
Internal Medicine Residency, 6/2016 - Department of Medicine, Duke University
MD, 6/2013 - School of Medicine, Duke University
AB, 6/2007 - Neurobiology, Harvard University
Honors and Awards
  • Research and Education Core Scholar Award, UCSF Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, 2020-2021
  • Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI), American Society of Hematology, 2019-2020
  • Endowed Young Investigator Award in Geriatric Oncology in honor of Dr. Arti Hurria, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2019-2020
  • Internal Medicine Residency Assistant Chief Resident, Duke University, 2015-2016
  • Internal Medicine Residency Faculty-Resident Research Grant, Duke University, 2014-2015
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2011-2012
  • Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology, 2011
  • Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program, American Federation for Aging Research, 2010
  • Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for outstanding senior theses, Harvard University, 2007
  1. Huang LW, Sun D, Link TM, Lang T, Ai W, Kaplan LD, Steinman MA, Andreadis C. High incidence of fractures after R-CHOP-like chemotherapy for aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2021. PMID: 33694088

  2. Bodden J, Sun D, Joseph GB, Huang LW, Andreadis C, Hughes-Fulford M, Lang TF, Link TM. Identification of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients at risk for treatment-related vertebral density loss and fractures. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA 2020. PMID: 32803319

  3. Olin RL, Fretham C, Pasquini MC, Arora M, Bhatt VR, Derman B, Giralt SA, Huang LW, Koll T, Lee SM, Lin RJ, Pang L, Popat UR, Weisdorf DJ, Artz A. Geriatric assessment in older alloHCT recipients: association of functional and cognitive impairment with outcomes. Blood advances 2020. PMID: 32574365

  4. Huang LW, Sheng Y, Andreadis C, Logan AC, Mannis GN, Smith CC, Gaensler KML, Martin TG, Damon LE, Steinman MA, Huang CY, Olin RL. Functional status as measured by geriatric assessment predicts inferior survival in older allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant recipients. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation 2019. PMID: 31493541

  5. Huang LW, Olin RL. Inflammatory biomarkers and patient-reported outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia: Refocusing on older adults. Journal of geriatric oncology 2019. PMID: 31350219

  6. Huang LW, Smith AK, Wong ML. Who Will Care for the Caregivers? Increased Needs When Caring for Frail Older Adults With Cancer. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2019. PMID: 30924526

  7. Li-Wen Huang, Chiung-Yu Huang, Charalambos Andreadis, Aaron Logan, Gabriel Mannis, Catherine Smith, Karin Gaensler, Thomas Martin III, Lloyd Damon, Michael Steinman, Rebecca Olin. Blood 2018. PMID:

  8. Samuel Craig Brondfield, Hala Borno, Claire Mulvey, Li-Wen Huang, Pelin Cinar. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2018. PMID:

  9. Li-Wen Huang, Dong Sun, Weiyun Ai, Lawrence D Kaplan, Thomas M Link, Thomas Lang, Charalambos Andreadis. Blood 2017. PMID:

  10. Huang LW, Olin RL. Emerging therapeutic modalities for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older adults. Journal of geriatric oncology 2017. PMID: 28835351

  11. Huang LW, Bacon W, Cirrincione C, Peterson B, Long G, Rizzieri D, Sullivan KM, Corbet K, Horwitz M, Chao N, Gasparetto C, Tuchman SA. Efficacy and safety of high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation in senior versus younger adults with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. 2017. PMID: 28105753

  12. Huang LW, Anand S, Hassan S, Onwuemene O. Bruised Black and Blue: Acquired Hypoprothrombinemia. 2015. PMID: 26159638

  13. Tuchman SA, Bacon WA, Huang LW, Long G, Rizzieri D, Horwitz M, Chute JP, Sullivan K, Morris Engemann A, Yopp A, Li Z, Corbet K, Chao N, Gasparetto C. Cyclophosphamide-based hematopoietic stem cell mobilization before autologous stem cell transplantation in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. 2014. PMID: 25293363

  14. Huang LW, Inouye SK, Jones RN, Fong TG, Rudolph JL, O'Connor MG, Metzger ED, Crane PK, Marcantonio ER. Identifying indicators of important diagnostic features of delirium. 2012. PMID: 22690980

  15. Li-Wen Huang, Weiying Dai, David Alsop, Leo Waterston, Sharon Inouye, Tamara Fong. Neurology 2012. PMID:

  16. Payne JD, Schacter DL, Propper RE, Huang LW, Wamsley EJ, Tucker MA, Walker MP, Stickgold R. The role of sleep in false memory formation. 2009. PMID: 19348959