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Marion G. Peters, M.D.

Marion G. Peters, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine
John V. Carbone, M.D., Endowed Chair in Medicine
Chief of Hepatology Research

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Appointments: (415) 353-2318
marion.peters@ucsf.edu
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  • Melbourne University Medical School, Melbourne, Australia, M.B.B.S., 1972, Medicine
  • St. Vincent's Hospital Medical School, Melbourne, Australia, Medicine
  • Melbourne University, M.D., 1991, Medicine/Immunology
  • 1973-76 Resident and Registrar in Internal Medicine, St.Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1976-77 Clinical Research Registrar to Dr. I. R. Mackay, Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1977-78 Gastroenterology Registrar, St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1978-80 Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology to Dr. T. B. Reynolds, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1980-83 Visiting Fogarty Fellow to Dr. A.S. Fauci, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 1983-85 Visiting Staff Fellow to Liver Diseases Section, National Institute of Arthritis,  Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • UCSF Liver Center
  • Member, UCSF Immunology Graduate Program
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Liver Injury and Repair
  • Viral hepatitis and the role of the host immune response.

Dr. Marion Peters is a Professor of Medicine and holds the John V. Carbone, M.D., Endowed Chair in Medicine. She is also Chief of Hepatology Research. Dr. Peters is especially interested in the immunology of chronic liver diseases, particularly viral and autoimmune hepatitis. Her research activities include studies of transgenic mouse models of liver specific T cell responses, HIV and HCV coinfection, and alcohol and HCV infection.

Dr. Peters graduated from Melbourne University Medical School, Australia in 1972. She trained in gastroenterology, hepatology and immunology at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, University of Southern California and National Institutes of Health. She was Chief of Hepatology and medical director of Liver Transplantation at Washington University School of Medicine from 1985 to 1998.

My major interest is in viral hepatitis and the role of the host immune response. My work focuses on interactions among alcohol use, cannabis use and HIV co-infection on fibrotic outcomes of HCV infection. We are currently evaluating the  predictors of progression of liver disease in HIV and HCV coinfected women within the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS): the role of alcohol, cannabis, HIV status and control as well as reproductive aging on the severity and rate of progression of liver disease.

We are also studying adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV/HCV co-infected women and on HCV-specific and innate immune responses in persons co-infected with HCV and HIV. I work within the AIDS Clinical Trial Group to develop clinical trials in viral hepatitis and HIV and within the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) to examine predictors of liver-related morbidity and mortality in a cohort of women with HIV/HCV infection.

 

Most recent publications from a total of 115
  1. Yuen MF, Chen DS, Dusheiko GM, Janssen HLA, Lau DTY, Locarnini SA, Peters MG, Lai CL. Hepatitis B virus infection. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2018 Jun 07; 4:18035. View in PubMed
  2. MacBrayne CE, Marks KM, Fierer DS, Naggie S, Chung RT, Hughes MD, Kim AY, Peters MG, Brainard DM, Seifert SM, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Bushman LR, Anderson PL, Kiser JJ. Effects of sofosbuvir-based hepatitis C treatment on the pharmacokinetics of tenofovir in HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals receiving tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 May 09. View in PubMed
  3. Reid M, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Price JC, French AL, Huhn GD, Plankey MW, Peters M, Grunfeld C, Tien PC. Contribution of Liver Fibrosis and Microbial Translocation to Immune Activation in Persons Infected With HIV and/or Hepatitis C Virus. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 28; 217(8):1289-1297. View in PubMed
  4. Willis SJ, Cole SR, Westreich D, Edmonds A, Hurt CB, Albrecht S, Anastos K, Augenbraun M, Fischl M, French AL, Kalapila AG, Karim R, Peters MG, Plankey M, Seaberg EC, Tien PC, Adimora AA. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection and subsequent HIV viral load among women with HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2018 Mar 13; 32(5):653-661. View in PubMed
  5. French AL, Martin JW, Evans CT, Peters M, Kessaye SG, Nowicki M, Kuniholm M, Golub E, Augenbraun M, Desai SN. Macrophage Activation and the Tumor Necrosis Factor Cascade in Hepatitis C Disease Progression Among HIV-Infected Women Participating in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 01; 76(4):438-444. View in PubMed
  6. Kelly EM, Dodge JL, Bacchetti P, Sarkar M, French AL, Tien PC, Glesby MJ, Golub ET, Augenbraun M, Plankey M, Peters MG. Moderate Alcohol Use Is Not Associated With Fibrosis Progression in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Women: A Prospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 29; 65(12):2050-2056. View in PubMed
  7. Sarkar M, Dodge JL, Greenblatt RM, Kuniholm MH, DeHovitz J, Plankey M, Kovacs A, French AL, Seaberg EC, Ofotokun I, Fischl M, Overton E, Kelly E, Bacchetti P, Peters MG. Reproductive Aging and Hepatic Fibrosis Progression in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Women. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 30; 65(10):1695-1702. View in PubMed
  8. Price JC, Dodge JL, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Korn N, Tillinghast K, Peters MG, Noworolski S, Tien PC. Controlled attenuation parameter and magnetic resonance spectroscopy-measured liver steatosis are discordant in obese HIV-infected adults. AIDS. 2017 Sep 24; 31(15):2119-2125. View in PubMed
  9. Keating SM, Dodge JL, Norris PJ, Heitman J, Gange SJ, French AL, Glesby MJ, Edlin BR, Latham PS, Villacres MC, Greenblatt RM, Peters MG. The effect of HIV infection and HCV viremia on inflammatory mediators and hepatic injury-The Women's Interagency HIV Study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0181004. View in PubMed
  10. Peters MG. Management of Autoimmune Hepatitis in Pregnant Women. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2017 Aug; 13(8):504-506. View in PubMed
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