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Nneka Nnaoke Ufere, M.D.

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Nneka Ufere, MD is currently a fellow in Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

She completed an A.B. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology at Harvard College in 2008. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where she completed her medical degree in 2012 and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also served as a Chief Medical Resident during the 2016-2017 academic year. She is currently in her postdoctoral research fellowship and is pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology degree at the at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She will complete an advanced fellowship in Transplant Hepatology in 2021.

She is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Outcomes Research Program (https://www.massgeneral.org/cancer-center/clinical-trials-and-research/cancer-outcomes-research/), and her research interests center around palliative and supportive care and informed decision-making with the goal of developing interventions aimed at improving the quality of life and end-of-life care for patients with advanced liver disease and their caregivers.

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  1. Patel A, Ufere NN. Integrating Palliative Care in the Management of Patients With Advanced Liver Disease. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Apr; 15(4):136-140. PMID: 32395238.
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  2. Lai JC, Ufere NN, Bucuvalas JC. Liver Transplant Survivorship. Liver Transpl. 2020 May 06. PMID: 32372563.
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  3. Ufere NN, Halford JL, Caldwell J, Jang MY, Bhatt S, Donlan J, Ho J, Jackson V, Chung RT, El-Jawahri A. Health Care Utilization and End-of-Life Care Outcomes for Patients With Decompensated Cirrhosis Based on Transplant Candidacy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Mar; 59(3):590-598. PMID: 31655192.
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  4. Ufere NN, O'Riordan DL, Bischoff KE, Marks AK, Eneanya N, Chung RT, Jackson V, Pantilat SZ, El-Jawahri A. Outcomes of Palliative Care Consultations for Hospitalized Patients With Liver Disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 11; 58(5):766-773. PMID: 31326503.
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  5. Ufere NN, Donlan J, Waldman L, Patel A, Dienstag JL, Friedman LS, Corey KE, Hashemi N, Carolan P, Mullen AC, Thiim M, Bhan I, Nipp R, Greer J, Temel J, Chung RT, El-Jawahri A. Physicians' Perspectives on Palliative Care for Patients With End-Stage Liver Disease: A National Survey Study. Liver Transpl. 2019 06; 25(6):859-869. PMID: 30963669.
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  6. Klein R, Julian KA, Snyder ED, Koch J, Ufere NN, Volerman A, Vandenberg AE, Schaeffer S, Palamara K. Gender Bias in Resident Assessment in Graduate Medical Education: Review of the Literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 05; 34(5):712-719. PMID: 30993611.
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  7. Ufere NN, Brahmania M, Sey M, Teriaky A, El-Jawahri A, Walley KR, Celi LA, Chung RT, Rush B. Outcomes of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients with end-stage liver disease. Liver Int. 2019 07; 39(7):1256-1262. PMID: 30809903.
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  8. Ufere NN, Donlan J, Waldman L, Dienstag JL, Friedman LS, Corey KE, Hashemi N, Carolan P, Mullen AC, Thiim M, Bhan I, Nipp R, Greer JA, Temel JS, Chung RT, El-Jawahri A. Barriers to Use of Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Discussions for Patients With End-Stage Liver Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 11; 17(12):2592-2599. PMID: 30885884.
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  9. Sise ME, Backman E, Ortiz GA, Hundemer GL, Ufere NN, Chute DF, Brancale J, Xu D, Wisocky J, Lin MV, Kim AY, Thadhani R, Chung RT. Effect of Sofosbuvir-Based Hepatitis C Virus Therapy on Kidney Function in Patients with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Oct 06; 12(10):1615-1623. PMID: 28882857.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Hundemer GL, Sise ME, Wisocky J, Ufere N, Friedman LS, Corey KE, Chung RT. Use of sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C viral infection in patients with severe renal insufficiency. Infect Dis (Lond). 2015; 47(12):924-9. PMID: 26365684.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. King LY, Johnson KB, Zheng H, Wei L, Gudewicz T, Hoshida Y, Corey KE, Ajayi T, Ufere N, Baumert TF, Chan AT, Tanabe KK, Fuchs BC, Chung RT. Host genetics predict clinical deterioration in HCV-related cirrhosis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e114747. PMID: 25504078.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Vu HT, Ufere N, Yan Y, Wang JS, Early DS, Elwing JE. Diabetes mellitus increases risk for colorectal adenomas in younger patients. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jun 14; 20(22):6946-52. PMID: 24944487.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Wu Y, Johnson KB, Roccaro G, Lopez J, Zheng H, Muiru A, Ufere N, Rajbhandari R, Kattan O, Chung RT. Poor adherence to AASLD guidelines for chronic hepatitis B Management and treatment in a large academic medical center. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jun; 109(6):867-75. PMID: 24732869.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Ufere NN. Breaking tradition: changing medical education to preserve the patient-doctor relationship. Virtual Mentor. 2009 Nov 01; 11(11):832-4. PMID: 23206994.
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