Internal Medicine


Jian Huang, MD, FACP

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program













  Medical School: Zhejiang Medical University, China
  Residency: Zhejiang Medical University, China
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Gastroenterology, Zhejiang Medical Univ., Hangzhou, China Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology (WHO fellow), GI Research Lab, VA Medical Center UC San Francisco

  Post-grad Training: GI Research Lab, VA, UCSF- WHO fellow
University of Kansas Medical Center- Researcher, Dept. of Microbiology
  Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
  Research Interests : Multiple risk factors (obesity, type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, Dyslipidemia) and cardiovascular disease
  Awards and Recognition:

1980: Outstanding Student Award , Zhejiang Medical University, China
1989:  Research Fellowship, World Health Organization
2005:  Fellow, American College of Physician
2005:   J Woodfin Wilson Professorship,.Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center 
2007:  Significant Contribution to Research and Academic Mission
2007:  Summer Research Mentorship, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

2009:    CARE (Customer Service, Action, Respect, Excellence) Award, VA Central California Health Care System
2009:    Recognition for Contribution to the Research Program, VA Central California Health Care System

  1. Huang J, Xu Jimin. Eicosapentaenoic acid and coronary artery disease. International Medicine in Cardiology. 1986;6:321-3.
  2. Huang J, Huang H. The activation of “ cascade system” in acute pancreatitis: alterations of panceatic enzymes, kinins, complements and coagulation-fibrinolysis. Zhejiang Medical Journal. 1987;6(4):37-9.
  3. Huang J, Huang H, Peng Q, Zhu Z, Yu X. Immunohistochemical study on S100 protein-positive dendritic cells in patients with gastric carcinoma. Chinese J Digestion. 1989;9(5):257-9.
  4. Huang J, Huang H, Peng Q, Zhu Z, Yu X. S100 protein-positive dendritic cells and the significance of their density in gastric precancerous lesions. Proc Chin Acad Med Sci Peking Union Med Coll. 1990;5(2):93-6.
  5. Huang J, Huang H, Peng Q, Zhu Z, Yu X. Immunohistochemical characterization of S100 protein-positive dendritic cells in gastric mucosa. Proc Chin Acad Med Sci Peking Union Med Coll.1990;12(5):365-9.
  6. Zhu Z, Huang J. Comparison of subtypes of lymphocytes in the peripheral blood from patients with gastric carcinoma and normal individuals. Acta Zhejiang Medical University. 1990;19(1):16-7.
  7. Byrd J.C, Ho J, Lamport D, Ho S., Siddiki B, Huang J, Yan P, Kim YS. Pancreatic cancer apomucin: relationship to mammary and intestinal apomucin. Cancer Res. 1991;51:1026-33.
  8. Huang J, Byrd JC, Siddiki B, Yuan M, Law E, Kim YS. Monoclonal antibodies against partially deglycosylated colon cancer mucin that recognize Tn antigen. Disease Marker. 1992;10:81-94.
  9. Osako M, Yonezawa S, Siddiki B, Huang J, Ho J, Kim YS, Sato E. Immunohistochemical study of mucin carbohydrates and core proteins in human pancreatic tumors. Cancer. 1993;71(7):2191-9.
  10. Siddiki B, Ho J, Huang J, Byrd JC, Law E, Yuan M, Kim YS. Monoclonal antibody directed against colon cancer mucin has high specificity for malignancy. Int J Cancer. 1993;54:467-74.
  11. Huang J, Byrd JC, Yoon W, Kim YS. Effect of benzyl-alpha-GalNAc, an inhibitor of mucin glycosylation, on cancer-associated antigens in human colon cancer cells. Oncology Res. 1993;4:507-15.
  12. Byrd JC, Dahiya R, Huang J, Kim YS. Inhibition of mucin synthesis by benzyl-alpha-GalNAc in KATOIII gastric and Caco2 colon cancer cells. Eur J Cancer. 1995;31A(9):1498-505.
  13. Huang J, Roby K, Pace J, Russell S, Hunt JS. Cellular localization and hormonal regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase in cycling mouse uterus. J Leukocyte Biol. 1995;57:27-35.
  14. Huang J, Cao C, Lutkenhaus J. Interaction between FtsZ and inhibitors of cell division. J Bacteriol. 1996;178(17):5080-5.
  15. Hunt JS, Miller L, Roby KF, Huang J, Platt JS, Debrot BL. Female steroid hormones regulate production of pro-inflammatory molecules in uterine leukocytes. J Reprod Immunol. 1997;35:87-99.
  16. Wang X, Huang J, Mukherjee A, Cao C, Lutkenhaus J. Analysis of the interaction of FtsZ with itself, GTP, and FtsA. J Bacteriol. 1997;179(17):5551-9.
  17. Chang WL, Jones SP, Lefer DJ, Welbourne T, Sun G, Yin L, Suzuki H, Huang J, Granger DN, van der Heyde HC. CD8(+)-T-cell depletion ameliorates circulatory shock in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice. Infect Immun 2001;69:7341-8.
  18. Xiao F, Zhang S, Arnold TC, Alexander JS, Huang J, Carden DL, Conrad SA. Mild hypothermia induced before cardiac arrest reduces brain edema formation in rats. Acad Emerg Med. 2002;9:105-14.
  19. Huang J, Marin E, Yu H, Carden D, Arnold C, Davis T, Banks D. The prevalence of overweight, obesity, and associated diseases among outpatients in a public hospital. South Med J 2003;96(6):558-61.
  20. Huang J, Yu H, Marin E, Brock S, Carden D, Davis T. Physicians’ weight loss counseling in two public hospital primary care clinics. Acad Med. 2004;79:156-61.
  21. Mansi I, Huang J. Rhabdomyolysis in response to weight-loss herbal medicine. Am J Med Sciences. 2004;327(6):356-7.
  22. Zhang PL, Lun M, Teng J, Huang J, Blasick TB, Yin L, GA Herrera, JY Cheung. Preinduced molecular chaperones in the endoplasmic reticulum protect cardiomyocytes from lethal injury. Ann Clin Lab Sci 2004;34(4):449-57.
  23. Kennen E, Davis T, Huang J, Yu H, Carden D, Bass R, Arnold C. Tipping the scales: the effect of literacy on obese patients’ knowledge and readiness to lose weight. South Med J 2005;98(1)15-8.
  24. Mansi, I, Huang J, Carden D. Pharmacologic treatment of systolic heart failure: past, present, and future. Adv Stud Med 2005;5(2):81-9.
  25. Angelo J, Huang J, Carden D. Diabetes prevention: a review of current literature. Adv Stud Med 2005;5(5):250-9.
  26. Hussain S, Sequeira A, Malik A, Huang J.  Disseminated actinomycosis with multifocal muscular involvement. J La State Med Soc 2006;158:193-5. 
  27. Huang J, Carden D. Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Management. In Ditmier LF ed.: New Developments in Obesity Research. pp. 41-74. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2006
  28. Davis T, Wolf M, Bass P, Arnold C, Huang J, Kennen E, Bocchini M, Blondin J. Provider and patient intervention to improve weight loss: A pilot study in a public hospital clinic. Patient Education and Counseling 2008;72:56-62.
  29. Huang J, Parish R, Mansi I, Yu H, Kennen E, Davis T, Carden D. Non-high –density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with metabolic syndrome. J Investig Med 2008;56(7):931-6.
  30. Ishak M, MD, Shi R, Khan M, Huang J, Carden D. Effect of compliance with quality performance measures for heart failure on clinical outcomes in high-risk patients. J Natl Med Assoc 2010;102:898-205.
  31. Parish, RC, Huang, J, Mansi, I. Screening for the metabolic syndrome in a public care hospital clinic population: a simple measurement of waist circumference. J Investig Med 2011;59(1):22-26.
  32. Gu, W, Mallios, R, Baylor, B, Cohen, A, Pall, V, Huang, J. Evidence-based management of diabetic dyslipidemia in a VA population: beyond the LDL target. Federal Practitioner in revision
  Research Abstracts
since 2007::
  1. Gu W, Parish R, Huang J. Effect of post-glucose challenge on lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Investig Med 2007;55(Suppl. 1):S147.
  2. Gu W, Mallios R, Bettinger J, Deedwania P, Huang J, Peterson M. High-sensitive C-reactive protein levels and fasting or 2-hour post load glucose levels in sub-optimally treated type 2 diabetes. J Investig Med 2008;56(1):135.
  3. Gu W, Mallios R, Twitchell G, Cohen A, Goebel P, Peterson M, Huang J. The association of HbA1c, BMI, age, and pulse pressure with post prandial hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. J Investig Med 2008;56(1):135-136.
  4. Huang J, Pall, V, Gu W, Twitchell G, Mallios R, Bettinger J, Cohen A. Measured and non-HDL based LDL in hypertriglyceridemia: which one to target? J Investig Med 2008;56(1):232.
  5. Gu W, Mallios R, Nguyen L, Cohen A, Twitchell G, Pall V, Huang J. The lipid and weight change associated with beta-blocker in type 2 diabetes. J Investig Med 2009: 57(1):111.
  6. Gu W, Mallios R, Gingrich Q, Cohen A, Peterson M, Pall V, Huang J. Beta-blocker (BB), calcium channel blocker (CC), and statins affect eGFR in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Investig Med 2009: 57(1):205.
  7. Huang J, Pall V, Gu W, Mallios R, Twitchell G, Hematillake G, Cohen A. The favorable effect of alpha 1 receptor blockers on lipid profile in men older than 55. J Investig Med 2009: 57(1):124.
  8. Hematillake MG, McFarland S, Iknoian A, Evans J, Mallios R, Huang J. Association between frequently prescribed medications and bone density in a VA population. . J Gen Intern Med 2009;4(suppl 1):S26-S27.
  9. Gu W, Mallios R, Cohen A, Pall V, Huang J. Higher A1c and BMI are associated with worse diabetic dyslipidemia in a VA population. J Investig Med 2010;58(1):215-216.
  10. Hematillake G, McFarland S, Deedwarnia P, Evans J, Mallios R, Goebel P, Cohen A, Huang J. Lower BMI and diabetes are associated with increased hospitalization and all cause mortality in elderly heart failure patients. J Investig Med 2010;58(1):168.
  11. Naing S, Kyaw T, Huang J. Screening for osteoporosis in male veterans: performance of osteoporosis screening tools. Symposium of Annual Meeting of AACE 2010; page 90
  12. Hematillake G, Deedwania P, McFarland S, Cohen A, Huang J, Carlson R, Evans J, Goebel P. The Role of electronic medical records (EMR) innovations in identifying chronic heart failure (CHF) self care knowledge gaps: a nursing assessment tool to customize patient education at point of care. J Cardiac Failure 2010;16(suppl.1):S101.
  13. Kyaw T,, Naing S, McFarland S, Mallios R, Cohen A, Huang J. Application of osteoporosis screening tools in males among VA patients. J Gen Intern Med 2010;25(suppl. 3):S223.
  14. Huang J, Gu W, McFarland S, Fong J, Mallios R, Hematillake G, Pall V, Cohen A. Chronic medical conditions and psychiatry disorders in male patients with erectile dysfunction in a VA population. J Gen Intern Med 2010;25(suppl. 3)S238.




Student and Resident Research Abstracts and Presentations
since 2008:

  1. Park, E, Pall, V, Twitchell, G, Mallios, R, Huang, J. Post traumatic stress disorder, phychiatric disorders and cardiovascular risks in a VA outpatient population. J Investig Med 2008;56(1):257.

Oral presentation at AFMR Western Regional Meeting by E Park, former medical student, UCSF-Fresno Summer Research Program 2007

  1. Collins, D, Huang, J. Thrombophagocytosis and platelet satellitism in rhabdomyolysis, an unusual case of thrombocytopenia. J Investig Med 2008;56(1):263-264.
  2. Collins, D, Huang, J. A complicated case of secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: early recurrence prevention is key. J Investig Med 2009: 57(1):222.

Oral presentations at AFMR Western Regional Meetings by Dr. David Collins, former medicine resident

  1. Sangar, S, Huang, J. Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Mellitus – A Dangerous Duo for the Heart.

Oral presentation at the annual symposium of UCSF-Fresno Summer Biomedical Internship Program 2009 by Sophia Sangar, high school student, recipient of the YES (Young Epidemiology Scholarship)

  1. Singh, M, Gu, W, Mallios, R. McFarland, S, Fong, J, Huang, J. Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on Cardiovascular and Mental Diseases in a VA population.

Accepted for oral presentation at the AFMR Western Regional Meeting 2011 by Dr. Manmeet Singh, current resident, recipient of the WSCI Outstanding Resident Award