Alan Zambeli-Ljepović, MD MHS

Dr. Alan Zambeli-Ljepović is a general surgery resident at UCSF. Originally from Croatia, he earned a BS in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, and an MD and Master's of Health Sciences from Duke University.

In college, he established the first biomedical engineering collaboration between Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) and Columbia, resulting in a joint grant for students to develop sustainable medical devices for Ugandan hospitals. He wants to use his engineering and clinical research experience to address inequities in surgical care.

Outside of the hospital, Alan mentors local high school and college students through the Buck Fellows Program. A competitive swimmer of 15 years, he believes that physical and mental health go hand-in-hand. He speaks Croatian/Serbian and Spanish.

Research Interests: Making surgical care more accessible and equitable, at home and abroad.