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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 is a Transplant Hepatologist in the Division of Gastroenterology within the Department of Medicine 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 completed her medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in 2012 where she was a recipient of the Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement 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 completed her Gastroenterology fellowship in 2020 and Transplant Hepatology fellowship in 2021 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 in 2021.

She is a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program and the Mongan Institute, 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 care for patients with advanced liver disease and their caregivers. Her work is currently supported by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award, the Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Scientist Development Award, and a GI Innovation and Collaboration Award from the MGH GI Division. She is a past recipient of the NIH Loan Repayment Award, the American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Pilot Award and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award.

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  1. Ufere NN, Robinson B, Donlan J, Indriolo T, Bloom J, Scherrer A, Mason NM, Patel A, Lai JC, Chung RT, Volandes A, El-Jawahri A. Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Advance Care Planning Video Decision Tool for Patients with Advanced Liver Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Oct 27. PMID: 34718173.
  2. Johnson PC, Markovitz NH, Gray TF, Bhatt S, Nipp RD, Ufere N, Rice J, Reynolds MJ, Lavoie MW, Topping CEW, Clay MA, Lindvall C, El-Jawahri A. Association of Social Support With Overall Survival and Healthcare Utilization in Patients With Aggressive Hematologic Malignancies. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 Oct 15; 1-7. PMID: 34653964.
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  3. Lee HJ, Qian CL, Landay SL, O'Callaghan D, Kaslow-Zieve E, Azoba CC, Fuh CX, Temel B, Ufere N, Petrillo LA, Fong ZV, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS, Traeger L, Nipp RD. Communicating the Information Needed for Treatment Decision Making Among Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Receiving Preoperative Therapy. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Oct 07; OP2100388. PMID: 34618600.
  4. Kochar B, Kalasapudi L, Ufere NN, Nipp RD, Ananthakrishnan AN, Ritchie CS. Systematic Review of Inclusion and Analysis of Older Adults in Randomized Controlled Trials of Medications Used to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 08 19; 27(9):1541-1543. PMID: 33705536.
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  5. Patel AA, Woodrell C, Ufere NN, Hansen L, Tandon P, Verma M, Lai J, Pinotti R, Rakoski M. Developing Priorities for Palliative Care Research in Advanced Liver Disease: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Hepatol Commun. 2021 Sep; 5(9):1469-1480. PMID: 34510839.
  6. Ufere NN, Lai JC. Advance Care Planning in Liver Transplant-Preparing for Both Life and Death. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 May 01; 181(5):660-661. PMID: 33720282.
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  7. Waterman BL, Ramsey SU, Whitsett MP, Patel AA, Radcliff JA, Kotler DL, Winters AC, Woodrell CD, Ufere NN, Serper M, Walling AM, Jones CA, Kelly SG. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About End-Stage Liver Disease. J Palliat Med. 2021 06; 24(6):924-931. PMID: 33733875.
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  8. Johnson PC, Bhatt S, Reynolds MJ, Dhawale TM, Ufere N, Jagielo AD, Lavoie MW, Topping CEW, Clay MA, Rice J, Yi A, DeFilipp Z, Chen YB, El-Jawahri A. Association Between Baseline Patient-Reported Outcomes and Complications of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 06; 27(6):496.e1-496.e5. PMID: 33789836.
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  9. Jones BE, Allegretti AS, Pose E, Mara KC, Ufere NN, Avitabile E, Shah VH, Kamath PS, Ginès P, Simonetto DA. Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury in Severe Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis as a Bridge to Transplant or Recovery. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Feb 19. PMID: 33604793.
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  10. Kaplan A, Fortune B, Ufere N, Brown RS, Rosenblatt R. Reply. Liver Transpl. 2021 04; 27(4):606. PMID: 33503307.
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  11. Amonoo HL, Johnson PC, Dhawale TM, Traeger L, Rice J, Lavoie MW, Ufere NN, Longley RM, Harnedy LE, Clay MA, Topping CEW, DeFilipp Z, Chen YA, El-Jawahri A. Sharing and caring: The impact of social support on quality of life and health outcomes in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer. 2021 04 15; 127(8):1260-1265. PMID: 33598938.
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  12. Kochar B, Ufere NN, Nipp R, Gustafson JL, Carolan P, Ritchie CS. Video-Based Telehealth Visits Decrease With Increasing Age. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 02 01; 116(2):431-432. PMID: 33009048.
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  13. Kaplan A, Fortune B, Ufere N, Brown RS, Rosenblatt R. National Trends in Location of Death in Patients With End-Stage Liver Disease. Liver Transpl. 2021 02; 27(2):165-176. PMID: 33222367.
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  14. Fenech AL, Van Benschoten O, Jagielo AD, Ufere NN, Topping CEW, Clay M, Jones BT, Traeger L, Temel JS, El-Jawahri A. Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Transplant Cell Ther. 2021 04; 27(4):341.e1-341.e6. PMID: 33836886.
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  15. Marjot T, Moon AM, Cook JA, Abd-Elsalam S, Aloman C, Armstrong MJ, Pose E, Brenner EJ, Cargill T, Catana MA, Dhanasekaran R, Eshraghian A, García-Juárez I, Gill US, Jones PD, Kennedy J, Marshall A, Matthews C, Mells G, Mercer C, Perumalswami PV, Avitabile E, Qi X, Su F, Ufere NN, Wong YJ, Zheng MH, Barnes E, Barritt AS, Webb GJ. Outcomes following SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with chronic liver disease: An international registry study. J Hepatol. 2021 03; 74(3):567-577. PMID: 33035628.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Donlan J, Ufere NN, Indriolo T, Jackson V, Chung RT, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L. Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Palliative Care in End-Stage Liver Disease. J Palliat Med. 2021 05; 24(5):719-724. PMID: 32996824.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Ufere NN, Donlan J, Indriolo T, Richter J, Thompson R, Jackson V, Volandes A, Chung RT, Traeger L, El-Jawahri A. Burdensome Transitions of Care for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease and Their Caregivers. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 09; 66(9):2942-2955. PMID: 32964286.
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  18. Webb GJ, Marjot T, Cook JA, Aloman C, Armstrong MJ, Brenner EJ, Catana MA, Cargill T, Dhanasekaran R, García-Juárez I, Hagström H, Kennedy JM, Marshall A, Masson S, Mercer CJ, Perumalswami PV, Ruiz I, Thaker S, Ufere NN, Barnes E, Barritt AS, Moon AM. Outcomes following SARS-CoV-2 infection in liver transplant recipients: an international registry study. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 11; 5(11):1008-1016. PMID: 32866433.
    Citations: 53     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  19. Mikolajczyk AE, Ufere N, Breu AC, Parikh ND, Garcia-Tsao G, Tapper EB. #LiverTwitter: An Emerging Tool for Liver Education and Research. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Aug; 4(8):1229-1233. PMID: 32766481.
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  20. Klein R, Ufere NN, Rao SR, Koch J, Volerman A, Snyder ED, Schaeffer S, Thompson V, Warner AS, Julian KA, Palamara K. Association of Gender With Learner Assessment in Graduate Medical Education. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e2010888. PMID: 32672831.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Lai JC, Ufere NN, Bucuvalas JC. Liver Transplant Survivorship. Liver Transpl. 2020 08; 26(8):1030-1033. PMID: 32372563.
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  22. Moon AM, Webb GJ, Aloman C, Armstrong MJ, Cargill T, Dhanasekaran R, Genescà J, Gill US, James TW, Jones PD, Marshall A, Mells G, Perumalswami PV, Qi X, Su F, Ufere NN, Barnes E, Barritt AS, Marjot T. High mortality rates for SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with pre-existing chronic liver disease and cirrhosis: Preliminary results from an international registry. J Hepatol. 2020 09; 73(3):705-708. PMID: 32446714.
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  23. 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.
  24. 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 03; 59(3):590-598. PMID: 31655192.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. 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.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. 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.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. 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.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. 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.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. 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.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. 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: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. 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: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. 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: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. 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: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. 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: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. 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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