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Norah A. Terrault, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Clinical Medicine & Surgery
Departments of Medicine & Surgery
Director of Viral Hepatitis Research in Liver Transplantation

Contact Information

Academic Office
Division of Gastroenterology
513 Parnassus Avenue, Room S-357
San Francisco, CA 94143-0358
Phone: (415) 476-2227
415-476-0659
norah.terrault@ucsf.edu
Pancreas Transplant Services
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1551
Pre-Pancreas Transplant Fax: (415) 353-8708,
Post-Pancreas Transplant Fax: (415) 353-4183
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Liver Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-1888

Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2318
Fax: (415) 353-2407
Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 1985 B.MSc., University of Alberta
  • 1987 M.D., University of Alberta
  • 1997 M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley
  • 1987-88 Internship, University of Toronto
  • 1988-91 Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
  • 1991-93 Gastroenterology, University of Toronto
  • 1994-95 Clinical Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto

  • 1995-97 Research Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology, UCSF Medical Center

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Liver Injury and Repair

Dr. Norah Terrault is a hepatologist or liver specialist who is recognized internationally for the treatment of viral hepatitis and liver transplantation. Her research includes the study of viral hepatitis and its progression and treatment, especially in liver transplant patients. Her research includes several clinical trials related to preventing and treating chronic hepatitis C and B. Her studies in this area have been presented to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the leading organization for research in liver disease.

Terrault completed medical training at the University of Alberta and specialty medical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto, both in Canada. Her post-doctoral fellowship in hepatology and viral hepatitis was completed at the University of California, San Francisco while earning a concurrent master's degree in public health from the University of California at Berkeley. She joined the medical staff at UCSF Medical Center in 1997.

My research focuses on the natural history and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), particularly in special populations, including those undergoing liver transplantation. Work in progress addresses the natural history of post-transplant disease and specific therapies to prevent infection or modify HCV and HBV disease progression and loss of grafts from recurrent disease.

Our virological analyses are focused on characterization of viral mutations that occur in liver transplant recipients receiving antiviral therapies and assessment of the effect of these variant viruses on the natural history and severity of disease post-transplantation. Knowledge of these factors may allow improved organ allocation by identifying subsets of patients with HCV recurrence in liver grafts who would be favorable or unfavorable candidates for retransplantation. 

Most recent publications from a total of 190
  1. Lai JC, Shoback DM, Zipperstein J, Lizaola B, Tseng S, Terrault NA. Bone Mineral Density, Bone Turnover, and Systemic Inflammation in Non-cirrhotics with Chronic Hepatitis C. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jan 7. View in PubMed
  2. Tejada-Strop A, Drobeniuc J, Mixson-Hayden T, Forbi JC, Le NT, Li L, Mei J, Terrault N, Kamili S. Disparate detection outcomes for anti-HCV IgG and HCV RNA in dried blood spots. J Virol Methods. 2015 Feb; 212:66-70. View in PubMed
  3. Kwo PY, Mantry PS, Coakley E, Te HS, Vargas HE, Brown R, Gordon F, Levitsky J, Terrault NA, Burton JR, Xie W, Setze C, Badri P, Pilot-Matias T, Vilchez RA, Forns X. An interferon-free antiviral regimen for HCV after liver transplantation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 18; 371(25):2375-82. View in PubMed
  4. Charlton M, Gane E, Manns MP, Brown RS, Curry MP, Kwo PY, Fontana RJ, Gilroy R, Teperman L, Muir AJ, McHutchison JG, Symonds WT, Brainard D, Kirby B, Dvory-Sobol H, Denning J, Arterburn S, Samuel D, Forns X, Terrault NA. Sofosbuvir and ribavirin for treatment of compensated recurrent hepatitis C virus infection after liver transplantation. Gastroenterology. 2015 Jan; 148(1):108-17. View in PubMed
  5. Goel A, Mehta N, Guy J, Fidelman N, Yao F, Roberts J, Terrault N. Hepatic artery and biliary complications in liver transplant recipients undergoing pretransplant transarterial chemoembolization. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1221-8. View in PubMed
  6. Curry MP, Forns X, Chung RT, Terrault NA, Brown R, Fenkel JM, Gordon F, O'Leary J, Kuo A, Schiano T, Everson G, Schiff E, Befeler A, Gane E, Saab S, McHutchison JG, Subramanian GM, Symonds WT, Denning J, McNair L, Arterburn S, Svarovskaia E, Moonka D, Afdhal N. Sofosbuvir and ribavirin prevent recurrence of HCV infection after liver transplantation: an open-label study. Gastroenterology. 2015 Jan; 148(1):100-107.e1. View in PubMed
  7. Biggins SW, Gralla J, Dodge JL, Bambha KM, Tong S, Barón AE, Inadomi J, Terrault N, Rosen HR. Survival Benefit of Repeat Liver Transplantation in the United States: A Serial MELD Analysis by Hepatitis C Status and Donor Risk Index. Am J Transplant. 2014 Nov; 14(11):2588-94. View in PubMed
  8. Campos-Varela I, Peters MG, Terrault NA. Advances in Therapy for HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients in the Liver Transplant Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 1; 60(1):108-16. View in PubMed
  9. Flemming JA, Vagefi PA, Freise CE, Yao FY, Terrault NA. Restricting liver transplant recipients to younger donors does not increase the wait-list time or the dropout rate: The hepatitis C experience. Liver Transpl. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1202-10. View in PubMed
  10. Price JC, Terrault NA. CON Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin Use in Wait-Listed Patients with Hepatitis C Should be Selective. Liver Int. 2014 Sep 2. View in PubMed
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