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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 238
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Terrault NA. Hepatitis C elimination: challenges with under-diagnosis and under-treatment. F1000Res. 2019; 8. View in PubMed
  5. Brouwer WP, Zhao Q, Hansen BE, Lau D, Khalili M, Terrault NA, Di Bisceglie AM, Perrillo RP, Fried MW, Wong D, Feld JJ, Belle SH, Janssen HLA. Improved Definition of HBV Phenotypes based on Genotype-specific Levels of Hepatitis B s Antigen. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jan 07. View in PubMed
  6. Kwong AJ, Terrault NA. Use of hepatitis C viraemic organs in kidney transplantation: a need to hit the pause button? Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jan; 16(1):5-6. View in PubMed
  7. Sharpton SR, Terrault NA, Posselt AM. Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Obese Liver Transplant Candidates. Liver Transpl. 2018 Dec 27. View in PubMed
  8. Sharpton SR, Terrault NA. Prior Bariatric Surgery in Liver Transplant Candidates: Unforeseen Consequences? Liver Transpl. 2019 Feb; 25(2):203-204. View in PubMed
  9. Liang TJ, Terrault N. Viral Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2019 01; 156(2):293. View in PubMed
  10. Lee BP, Vittinghoff E, Hsu C, Han H, Therapondos G, Fix OK, Victor DW, Dronamraju D, Im GY, Voigt MD, Rice JP, Lucey MR, Eswaran S, Chen PH, Li Z, Maddur H, Terrault NA. Predicting Low-Risk for Sustained Alcohol Use After Early Liver Transplant for Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: The SALT Score. Hepatology. 2018 Dec 18. View in PubMed
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