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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 223
  1. Chan C, Schiano T, Agudelo E, Haydek JP, Hoteit M, Laurito MP, Norvell JP, Terrault N, Verna EC, Yang A, Levitsky J. Immune-Mediated Graft Dysfunction In Liver Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C Virus Treated With Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy. Am J Transplant. 2018 Aug 03. View in PubMed
  2. Terrault N, Brown R, Lok A, Wong J, Chang KM, Jonas M, McMahon B. Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B Necessitates Consideration of Antiviral Treatment in Pregnancy. Hepatology. 2018 Aug 02. View in PubMed
  3. Terrault NA, Feld JJ, Lok ASF. Tenofovir to Prevent Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B. N Engl J Med. 2018 06 14; 378(24):2348-9. View in PubMed
  4. Campos-Varela I, Agudelo EZ, Terrault NA. Outcomes of antiviral treatment in hepatitis C virus liver transplant patients off immunosuppression in the direct acting antivirals era: A case series. Clin Transplant. 2018 May 31; e13303. View in PubMed
  5. Terrault N, Chen YC, Izumi N, Kayali Z, Mitrut P, Tak WY, Allen LF, Hassanein T. Avatrombopag Before Procedures Reduces Need for Platelet Transfusion in Patients With Chronic Liver Disease and Thrombocytopenia. Gastroenterology. 2018 May 17. View in PubMed
  6. Terrault NA. Hepatitis C in Patients with Renal Disease: A Deeper Dive into the KDIGO Guideline. Hepatology. 2018 Apr 19. View in PubMed
  7. Lee BP, Mehta N, Platt L, Gurakar A, Rice JP, Lucey MR, Im GY, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Fix OK, Dinges L, Dronamraju D, Hsu C, Voigt MD, Rinella ME, Maddur H, Eswaran S, Hause J, Foley D, Ghobrial RM, Dodge JL, Li Z, Terrault NA. Outcomes of Early Liver Transplantation for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 2018 Apr 12. View in PubMed
  8. VanWagner LB, Ning H, Allen NB, Siddique J, Carson AP, Bancks MP, Lewis CE, Carr JJ, Speliotes E, Terrault NA, Rinella ME, Vos MB, Lloyd-Jones DM. Twenty-five-year trajectories of insulin resistance and pancreatic ß-cell response and diabetes risk in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Liver Int. 2018 Apr 02. View in PubMed
  9. Lee BP, Terrault NA. Early liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis: moving from controversy to consensus. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2018 Apr; 23(2):229-236. View in PubMed
  10. Terrault NA, Lok ASF, McMahon BJ, Chang KM, Hwang JP, Jonas MM, Brown RS, Bzowej NH, Wong JB. Update on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B: AASLD 2018 hepatitis B guidance. Hepatology. 2018 Apr; 67(4):1560-1599. View in PubMed
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