PCOS and Fatty Liver

Do you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?
You may be eligible for a study to check on your liver health and learn about studies to treat your liver.

About the study:

Women with PCOS are at higher risk for fatty liver disease which can cause liver damage. Researchers from the UCSF Women’s Liver Clinic are conducting a 15-minute, painless, ultrasound-based study to check for liver fat or scarring, and a blood draw to check your liver tests. Participants will be compensated $10 for their time.

You may be eligible if you are a woman:
‐ between 18‐45 years of age
‐ with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
‐ with known fatty liver, or are overweight
‐ not currently pregnant or nursing

For more information, please click Join the Study, call 415‐502‐3725, or email: [email protected]

Who is leading the study?


The study is led by Dr. Monika Sarkar, a fatty liver disease expert at UCSF. Her research focuses on understanding how reproductive factors such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sex hormones affect fatty liver in young women, and finding and testing treatments for this condition. Dr.Sarkar has a dedicated women's liver clinic at UCSF to care for young women with a spectrum of liver disease, including fatty liver disease. Dr. Sarkar completed medical school at UCSF, internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and gastroenterology and liver transplant fellowships at UCSF.  She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study reproductive health and fatty liver disease in young women. She is a board-certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.