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Nneka Nnaoke Ufere, M.D.

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Harvard College, Boston, MABA2008Molecular and Cellular Biology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MOMD2012Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA2015Internal Medicine Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA2020Gastroenterology Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA2021Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMSCE11/2021Clinical Epidemiology

Nneka N. Ufere, MD MSCE is a transplant hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She received her bachelors degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology at Harvard College. She received her medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. She completed her fellowship training in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degree at the at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

She is a health services and patient-centered outcomes researcher whose work is at the intersection of hepatology, transplant, and palliative care. As a clinical trialist, she develops and tests supportive care interventions aimed at increasing the quality of life, quality of care, and healthcare system empathy for patients with cirrhosis and their families. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications, many in high-impact journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Hepatology, Hepatology, and Gastroenterology, including serving as a co-author of the 2022 national practice guidance on palliative care in decompensated cirrhosis for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Her work is currently funded by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the Cambia Health Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is a recipient of a 2024 Young Physician Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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  1. AASLDF50031 (Career Development Award) (Nneka Nnaoke Ufere) Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2023
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
    LiverPal: A Randomized Study of Inpatient Palliative Care for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.