38486-Nephew, Lauren
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Lauren D. Nephew, MD, MAE, MSC, BA

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Indianapolis, IN

Bio

Dr. Lauren D. Nephew is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Her research interests include understanding barriers to liver transplantation for vulnerable populations and disparities in care of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Nephew’s clinical work focuses on both decompensated liver disease patients being evaluated for liver transplantation as well as patients with chronic liver disease. 

Dr. Nephew was born and raised in Ohio.  She attended medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  She completed residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Case Western Reserve University Dr. Nephew completed a Masters program in Bioethics.   While at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Nephew completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology.  These programs have helped to guide her research program and clinical practice.

Dr. Nephew has been a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) since 2013. In 2018, Dr. Nephew joined the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and in 2019 the National Minority Medical Association (NMA), National Minority Research Institute (NMRI), and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Key Publications

Dakhoul L, Gawrieh S, Jones KR, Ghabril M, McShane C, Orman E, Vilar-Gomez E, Chalasani N, Nephew LRacial Disparities in Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Are Not Explained by Differences in Comorbidities, Liver Disease Severity, or Tumor Burden. Hepatol Commun. 2019 Jan;3(1):52-62. doi: 10.1002/hep4.1277. eCollection 2019 Jan. PubMed PMID: 30619994; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6312653.

Nephew L, Zia Z, Ghabril M, Orman E, Lammert C, Chalasani NBlack Adult Patients With Acute Liver Failure Are Sicker and More Likely to Undergo Liver Transplantation Than White Patients. Liver Transpl. 2019 Nov;25(11):1634-1641. doi: 10.1002/lt.25594. Epub 2019 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 31271697

Nephew LD, Mosesso K, Desai A, Ghabril M, Orman ES, Patidar KR, Kubal C, Noureddin M, Chalasani N. Assocation of State Medicaid Expansion With Racial/Ethnic Disparitires in Liver Transplant Waitlisitng in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(10):e2019869.

Nephew LD, Zia Z, Ghabril M, Orman E, Lammert C, Kubal C, Chalasani N.  Sex-based Disparities Absent from Transplant for Acute Liver Failure. J Hepatology Reports. In Press Online. October 30, 2020?

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Education
    2017 FEL University of Pennsylvania Hospital
    2016 FEL University of Pennsylvania Hospital
    2016 MSC University of Pennsylvania
    2013 RES Massachusetts General Hospital
    2010 MD Case Western Reserve University
    2010 MAE Case Western Reserve University
    2003 BA Boston University
  • Research

    Understanding barriers to liver transplantation for vulnerable populations

    Disparities in care of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
    American College of Gastroenterology
    Indiana University Cancer Institute
    National Medial Association (NMA)
    National Minority Research Institute (NMRI)
  • Clinical Interests

    Decompensated liver disease patients being evaluated for liver transplantation

    Patients with chronic liver disease

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