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

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
 
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  • 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 248
  1. Bzowej NH, Tran TT, Li R, Belle SH, Smith CI, Khalili M, Chung R, Tsai N, Terrault N. Total Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Flares in Pregnant North American Women With Chronic Hepatitis B Infection: Results From a Prospective Observational Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 May 01. View in PubMed
  2. Chang KM, Traum D, Park JJ, Ho S, Ojiro K, Wong DK, Wahed AS, Terrault NA, Khalili M, Sterling RK, Janssen HLA, Shuhart MC, Lau DT, Roberts LR, Johnson GS, Kaplan DE, Betts MR, Lee WM, Lok ASF. Distinct phenotype and function of circulating Vd1+ and Vd2+ ?dT-cells in acute and chronic hepatitis B. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr; 15(4):e1007715. View in PubMed
  3. Lee BP, Samur S, Dalgic OO, Bethea ED, Lucey MR, Weinberg E, Hsu C, Rinella ME, Im GY, Fix OK, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Voigt MD, Eswaran S, Terrault NA, Chhatwal J. Model to Calculate Harms and Benefits of Early vs Delayed Liver Transplantation for Patients with Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 2019 Apr 15. View in PubMed
  4. Di Bisceglie AM, King WC, Lisker-Melman M, Khalili M, Belle SH, Feld JJ, Ghany MG, Janssen HLA, Lau D, Lee WM, Ling SC, Cooper S, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Sterling RK, Teckman JH, Terrault N. Age, race and viral genotype are associated with the prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen in children and adults with chronic hepatitis B. J Viral Hepat. 2019 Apr 11. View in PubMed
  5. Lee BP, Terrault NA. Liver-related mortality in the United States: hepatitis C declines, non-alcoholic fatty liver and alcohol rise. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019; 4:19. View in PubMed
  6. Lee BP, Im GY, Rice JP, Weinberg E, Hsu C, Fix OK, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Eswaran S, Maddur H, Terrault NA. Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis is Likely Underestimated in the National Transplant Database. Liver Transpl. 2019 Mar 18. View in PubMed
  7. Brahmania M, Lombardero M, Hansen BE, Terrault NA, Lok AS, Perrillo RP, Belle SH, Di Bisceglie AM, Feld JJ, Lee WM, Fried MW, Janssen HLA. Association Between Severe Serum Alanine Aminotransferase Flares and Hepatitis B e Antigen Seroconversion and HBV DNA Decrease in Untreated Patients With Chronic HBV Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Feb 08. View in PubMed
  8. Lee BP, Vittinghoff E, Dodge JL, Cullaro G, Terrault NA. National Trends and Long-term Outcomes of Liver Transplant for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 22. View in PubMed
  9. Zhou K, Contag C, Whitaker E, Terrault N. Spontaneous loss of surface antigen among adults living with chronic hepatitis B virus infection: a systematic review and pooled meta-analyses. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jan 21. View in PubMed
  10. Terrault NA, Hassanein TI. Reply. Gastroenterology. 2019 Jan 16. View in PubMed
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