Brian P. Lee, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address2250 Alcazar Street CSC 135G
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
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    Johns Hopkins Osler Program2016Internal Medicine
    UCSF2020Transplant Hepatology
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    European Association for the Study of the Liver2019Young Investigator Bursary Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases2018Clinical/Translational Early Career Investigator Award
    American Society of Transplantation2018Young Investigator Award
    International Liver Transplantation Society2017Young Investigator Award
    Johns Hopkins Hospital2016Resident Teaching Award
    2013Summa Cum Laude
    2013Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
    2010Phi Beta Kappa

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    Dr. Lee is a NIAAA-funded transplant hepatologist specializing in patient care before and after liver transplant. His research focuses on improving health for patients with alcohol use disorder and alcohol liver disease, through: 1) early liver transplant for alcohol hepatitis; 2) inequities in healthcare access; 3) public policy and advocacy; 4) novel therapeutics and translational studies. His research has led to first-author publications in Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Public Health, JAMA Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology, among others. His research has featured in national media with New York Times, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, NPR, CNN, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, among others. His research and advocacy has led to changes in National and California transplant and insurance policies, and has incorporated into practice guidelines across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He serves as a voting member on the FDA Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee.
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    Estimating the Contribution of Alcohol and Metabolic Risk to Liver Disease Progression to Inform Personalized Interventions
    NIH K23AA029752-01Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. National Trends in Alcohol Use, Metabolic Syndrome, and Liver Disease From 1999 to 2018. Ann Intern Med. 2023 May 09. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Mack WJ, Leventhal AM, Terrault NA. PMID: 37155990.
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    2. Liver Transplantation for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: A Call for National Standards of Best Practices to Monitor and Bridge Disparities in Access and Outcomes. Am J Transplant. 2023 Apr 04. Lee BP, Terrault NA. PMID: 37023857.
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    3. Quantifying days at home in patients with cirrhosis: a national cohort study. Hepatology. 2023 Mar 31. Elhence H, Dodge JL, Farias AJ, Lee BP. PMID: 36994701.
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    4. Healthcare affordability and effects on mortality among adults with liver disease from 2004-2018 in the United States. J Hepatol. 2023 Mar 28. Ayyala-Somayajula D, Dodge JL, Farias A, Terrault N, Lee BP. PMID: 36996942.
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    5. Multicentered study of patient outcomes after declined for early liver transplantation in severe alcohol-associated hepatitis. Hepatology. 2023 04 01; 77(4):1253-1262. Hsu CC, Dodge JL, Weinberg E, Im G, Ko J, Davis W, Rutledge S, Dukewich M, Shoreibah M, Aryan M, Vosooghi A, Lucey M, Rice J, Terrault NA, Lee BP. PMID: 36651183.
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    6. Liver transplant for alcohol-associated liver disease continues to rise 2 years into the COVID-19 pandemic especially among young adults. J Hepatol. 2023 04; 78(4):e139-e141. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 36567054; PMCID: PMC9773781.
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    7. Geographic Density of Gastroenterologists Is Associated With Decreased Mortality From Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Aug 04. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 35934291; PMCID: PMC10015926.
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    8. Early Liver Transplantation for Severe Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis and a History of Prior Liver Decompensation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022 12 01; 117(12):1990-1998. Weinberg EM, Dukewich M, Jakhete N, Stonesifer E, Im GY, Lucey MR, Shetty K, Rice JP, Victor DW, Ghobrial MR, Shetty A, Rutledge SM, Florman SS, Hsu C, Shoreibah M, Aryan M, Orandi BJ, Han H, Terrault N, Lee BP. PMID: 35853462.
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    9. Advocacy for Equity in Transplantation Access for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: How Research Changed Medi-Cal Policy. Gastroenterology. 2022 09; 163(3):539-542. Lee BP, Terrault NA. PMID: 35577123.
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    10. Alcohol use trajectories among U.S. adults during the first 42 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2022 06; 46(6):1062-1072. Leventhal AM, Cho J, Ray LA, Liccardo Pacula R, Lee BP, Terrault N, Pedersen E, Lee JO, Davis JP, Jin H, Huh J, Wilson JP, Whaley RC. PMID: 35532741; PMCID: PMC9246926.
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    11. Artificial intelligence to identify harmful alcohol use after early liver transplant for alcohol-associated hepatitis. Am J Transplant. 2022 07; 22(7):1834-1841. Lee BP, Roth N, Rao P, Im GY, Vogel AS, Hasbun J, Roth Y, Shenoy A, Arvelakis A, Ford L, Dawe I, Schiano TD, Davis JP, Rice JP, Eswaran S, Weinberg E, Han H, Hsu C, Fix OK, Maddur H, Ghobrial RM, Therapondos G, Dilkina B, Terrault NA. PMID: 35416409; PMCID: PMC9541176.
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    12. Duration and cost-effectiveness of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in hepatitis C patients after viral eradication. J Hepatol. 2022 07; 77(1):55-62. Mueller PP, Chen Q, Ayer T, Nemutlu GS, Hajjar A, Bethea ED, Peters MLB, Lee BP, Janjua NZ, Kanwal F, Chhatwal J. PMID: 35157959; PMCID: PMC9618359.
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    13. Subclinical hepatic fibrosis is associated with coronary microvascular dysfunction by myocardial perfusion reserve index: a retrospective cohort study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022 Feb 02. Kwan AC, Wei J, Lee BP, Luong E, Salto G, Nguyen TT, Botting PG, Liu Y, Ouyang D, Ebinger JE, Li D, Noureddin M, Thomson L, Berman DS, Merz CNB, Cheng S. PMID: 35107770; PMCID: PMC9343468.
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    14. Discordance in categorization of acute-on-chronic liver failure in the United Network for Organ Sharing database. J Hepatol. 2022 05; 76(5):1122-1126. Lee BP, Cullaro G, Vosooghi A, Yao F, Panchal S, Goldberg DS, Terrault NA, Mahmud N. PMID: 35074470; PMCID: PMC9018597.
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    15. Medicaid expansion and variability in mortality in the USA: a national, observational cohort study. Lancet Public Health. 2022 01; 7(1):e48-e55. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 34863364; PMCID: PMC10122976.
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    16. Changes and mediators of survival disparity among Black liver transplant recipients in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2021 12; 21(12):3883-3893. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 34374495.
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    17. Retail Alcohol and Tobacco Sales During COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2021 07; 174(7):1027-1029. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Leventhal A, Terrault NA. PMID: 33646843; PMCID: PMC7983313.
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    18. Excess Mortality After Liver Transplantation in Young Women With Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 03 01; 116(3):551-559. Lee BP, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 33136566.
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    19. Bariatric surgery and the risk of alcohol-related cirrhosis and alcohol misuse. Liver Int. 2021 05; 41(5):1012-1019. Mellinger JL, Shedden K, Winder GS, Fernandez AC, Lee BP, Waljee J, Fontana R, Volk ML, Blow FC, Lok ASF. PMID: 33529460; PMCID: PMC8204517.
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    20. Patterns of Alcohol Use After Early Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 02; 20(2):409-418.e5. Lee BP, Im GY, Rice JP, Lazar A, Weinberg E, Han H, Maddur H, Ghobrial RM, Therapondos G, Hsu C, Fix OK, Eswaran S, Shetty K, Chhatwal J, Dalgic OO, Jakhete N, Mobley C, Victor DW, Mehta N, Dinges L, Rinella M, Schiano TD, Lucey MR, Terrault N. PMID: 33279780.
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    21. Medicaid Policy and Liver Transplant for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease. Hepatology. 2020 07; 72(1):130-139. Lee BP, Vittinghoff E, Pletcher MJ, Dodge JL, Terrault NA. PMID: 31705545; PMCID: PMC7318101.
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    22. Chronic Kidney Disease in Liver Transplant Candidates: A Rising Burden Impacting Post-Liver Transplant Outcomes. Liver Transpl. 2020 04; 26(4):498-506. Cullaro G, Verna EC, Lee BP, Lai JC. PMID: 31785069; PMCID: PMC8056970.
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    23. Liver Transplantation in Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States. Hepatology. 2020 05; 71(5):1802-1812. Lee BP, Terrault NA. PMID: 31487391; PMCID: PMC7103423.
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    24. Early Liver Transplantation for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: Need for Engagement and Education of All Stakeholders. Hepatol Commun. 2019 Aug; 3(8):1019-1021. Rice JP, Lee BP. PMID: 31388622; PMCID: PMC6671773.
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    25. Model to Calculate Harms and Benefits of Early vs Delayed Liver Transplantation for Patients With Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 2019 08; 157(2):472-480.e5. Lee BP, Samur S, Dalgic OO, Bethea ED, Lucey MR, Weinberg E, Hsu C, Rinella ME, Im GY, Fix OK, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Voigt MD, Eswaran S, Terrault NA, Chhatwal J. PMID: 30998988; PMCID: PMC6650344.
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    26. Underestimation of Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis in the National Transplant Database. Liver Transpl. 2019 05; 25(5):706-711. Lee BP, Im GY, Rice JP, Weinberg E, Hsu C, Fix OK, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Eswaran S, Maddur H, Terrault NA. PMID: 30882995; PMCID: PMC6508584.
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    27. Liver-related mortality in the United States: hepatitis C declines, non-alcoholic fatty liver and alcohol rise. Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019; 4:19. Lee BP, Terrault NA. PMID: 30976722; PMCID: PMC6458348.
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    28. Predicting Low Risk for Sustained Alcohol Use After Early Liver Transplant for Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: The Sustained Alcohol Use Post-Liver Transplant Score. Hepatology. 2019 04; 69(4):1477-1487. 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. PMID: 30561766; PMCID: PMC6453818.
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    29. National Trends and Long-term Outcomes of Liver Transplant for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 03 01; 179(3):340-348. Lee BP, Vittinghoff E, Dodge JL, Cullaro G, Terrault NA. PMID: 30667468; PMCID: PMC6439700.
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    30. Return to Alcohol Use After Liver Transplant: Patterns and Surveillance. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2018 Dec; 12(6):160-164. Lee BP, Terrault NA. PMID: 30988935; PMCID: PMC6446457.
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    31. Reply. Gastroenterology. 2019 01; 156(1):286-287. Lee BP, Im GY, Lucey MR, Terrault NA. PMID: 30472234.
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    32. Outcomes of Early Liver Transplantation for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Gastroenterology. 2018 08; 155(2):422-430.e1. Lee BP, Mehta N, Platt L, Gurakar A, Rice JP, Lucey MR, Im GY, Therapondos G, Han H, Victor DW, Fix OK, Dinges L, Dronamraju D, Hsu C, Voigt MD, Rinella ME, Maddur H, Eswaran S, Hause J, Foley D, Ghobrial RM, Dodge JL, Li Z, Terrault NA. PMID: 29655837; PMCID: PMC6460480.
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    33. Early liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis: moving from controversy to consensus. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2018 04; 23(2):229-236. Lee BP, Terrault NA. PMID: 29389821; PMCID: PMC6423506.
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    34. Alcohol Abuse and Liver Disease. Gastroenterology. 2018; 154(1):254-255.
    35. Three-year Results of a Pilot Program in Early Liver Transplantation for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Ann Surg. 2017 01; 265(1):20-29. Lee BP, Chen PH, Haugen C, Hernaez R, Gurakar A, Philosophe B, Dagher N, Moore SA, Li Z, Cameron AM. PMID: 27280501.
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    36. Reduction of covalently closed circular DNA with long-term nucleos(t)ide analogue treatment in chronic hepatitis B. J Hepatol. 2017 02; 66(2):275-281. Lai CL, Wong D, Ip P, Kopaniszen M, Seto WK, Fung J, Huang FY, Lee B, Cullaro G, Chong CK, Wu R, Cheng C, Yuen J, Ngai V, Yuen MF. PMID: 27639844.
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    37. Recessive NPHS2 (Podocin) mutations are rare in adult-onset idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Jan; 2(1):31-7. He N, Zahirieh A, Mei Y, Lee B, Senthilnathan S, Wong B, Mucha B, Hildebrandt F, Cole DE, Cattran D, Pei Y. PMID: 17699384.
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    38. Bullous "cellulitis" with eosinophilia: case report and review of Wells' syndrome in childhood. Pediatrics. 2005 Jul; 116(1):e149-55. Gilliam AE, Bruckner AL, Howard RM, Lee BP, Wu S, Frieden IJ. PMID: 15995016.
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