Tse-Ling Fong, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
AddressHCC 251 1510 San Pablo Street Mail Code:9198
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9198
Phone+1 323 442 6153
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    Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterGolden Apple Teaching Award
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    Dr. Tse-Ling Fong obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Following his residency in internal medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, he completed a hepatology fellowship at the USC Liver Unit. He also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center before becoming a clinical associate with the Liver Diseases Section at the National Institutes of Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and members of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and Western Society for Clinical Investigation. Since 2002 he has been named every year to “Best Doctors in America” distinction.

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    1. Allan G. Redeker, M.D. (1924-2021). Hepatology. 2021 May 22. Fong TL, Hoofnagle JH. PMID: 34021617.
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    2. Plasma cell free DNA methylation markers for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis: a case control study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2021 Mar 25; 21(1):136. Lewin J, Kottwitz D, Aoyama J, deVos T, Garces J, Hasinger O, Kasielke S, Knaust F, Rathi P, Rausch S, Weiss G, Zipprich A, Mena E, Fong TL. PMID: 33765926.
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    3. Case series and review of Ayurvedic medication induced liver injury. BMC Complement Med Ther. 2021 Mar 13; 21(1):91. Karousatos CM, Lee JK, Braxton DR, Fong TL. PMID: 33714265.
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    4. Bone and renal safety profile at 72?weeks after switching to tenofovir alafenamide in chronic hepatitis B patients. JGH Open. 2021 Feb; 5(2):258-263. Lee BT, Chang M, Lim C, Bae HS, Fong TL. PMID: 33553665.
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    5. Prevalence and Characteristics of Chronic Hepatitis C Among Asian Americans Are Distinct From Other Ethnic Groups. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 Oct 16. Tien A, Sahota A, Yang SJ, Balbuena R, Chang M, Lim C, Fong TL. PMID: 33074947.
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    6. High Prevalence of Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Liver Fibrosis Among Mongols in Southern California. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Aug 08. Fong TL, Lee BT, Chang M, Nasanbayar K, Tsogtoo E, Boldbaatar D, Dashdorj ED, Clifford NE, Dashdorj AN, Bang BR, Chida T, Lim C, Sugiyama M, Mizokami M, Dashdorj NJ, Liu P, Glenn JS, Dashdorj ND, Saito T. PMID: 32770488.
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    7. Treatment and Outcomes of Early Stage Breast Cancer in Patients with Hepatic Dysfunction. J Surg Res. 2020 12; 256:212-219. Olimpiadi YB, Brownson KE, Kahn JA, Kim B, Han H, Khemichian S, Fong TL, Kang I, Terando A, Lang JE. PMID: 32711178.
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    8. Long-Term Financial, Psychosocial, and Overall Health-Related Quality of Life After Living Liver Donation. J Surg Res. 2020 09; 253:41-52. Raza MH, Kim MH, Ding L, Fong TL, Romero C, Genyk Y, Sher L, Emamaullee J. PMID: 32320896.
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    9. VRE in cirrhotic patients. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 13; 19(1):711. Barger M, Blodget E, Pena S, Mack W, Fong TL. PMID: 31409282.
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    10. Improvement of bone mineral density and markers of proximal renal tubular function in chronic hepatitis B patients switched from tenofovir disoproxil fumarate to tenofovir alafenamide. J Viral Hepat. 2019 05; 26(5):561-567. Fong TL, Lee BT, Tien A, Chang M, Lim C, Ahn A, Bae HS. PMID: 30576085.
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    11. Late onset cardiac cirrhosis and portal hypertensive ascites after atrial fibrillation ablation. Pulm Circ. 2019 Jan-Mar; 9(1):2045894018813559. Fong TL, Fong M, Shinbane J, Starnes V, Van Herle H. PMID: 30419795.
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    12. Striking Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Liver Cancer Incidence Rates and Temporal Trends in California, 1988-2012. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 11 01; 110(11):1259-1269. Pham C, Fong TL, Zhang J, Liu L. PMID: 29617913.
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    13. Contemporary Policies Regarding Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among Liver Transplant Programs in the United States. Transplantation. 2018 03; 102(3):433-439. Zhu J, Chen PY, Frankel M, Selby RR, Fong TL. PMID: 29019813.
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    14. Comparison of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Hispanic and Asian Chronic Hepatitis B Patients in Southern California. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 08; 50(7):602-7. Zhu J, Khemichian S, Nghiem D, Zhang SR, Limurti J, Saito T, Fong TL. PMID: 26890328.
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    15. Paraneoplastic Cholestasis Associated With Ovarian Dysgerminoma. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):431-434. Yeh KE, Marcus PS, Fong TL. PMID: 25923022.
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    16. Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir Therapy for Recurrent Hepatitis C Infection After Liver Transplantation. Transplant Direct. 2015 Jul; 1(6):e21. Khemichian S, Lee B, Kahn J, Noureddin M, Kim B, Harper T, Esmailian Y, Fong TL. PMID: 27500223.
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    17. Durability of Hepatitis B e Antigen Seroconversion in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Treated with Entecavir or Tenofovir. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Nov; 60(11):3465-72. Fong TL, Tien A, Jo KJ, Chu D, Cheung E, Mena EA, Phan QQ, Yu AS, Mohammed W, Velasco A, LeDuc VH, Nguyen N, Han SB, Chang M, Bae HS, Cho YW, Tong MJ, Cooper SL. PMID: 26138653.
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    18. Nucleoside-Nucleotide Analog Combination Therapy Is Effective in Preventing Recurrent Hepatitis B After Liver Transplantation. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Sep; 60(9):2807-12. Khemichian S, Hsieh MJ, Zhang SR, Limurti J, Kim J, Fong TL. PMID: 25939541.
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    19. Long-term treatment with tenofovir in Asian-American chronic hepatitis B patients is associated with abnormal renal phosphate handling. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Feb; 60(2):566-72. Tien C, Xu JJ, Chan LS, Chang M, Lim C, Lee S, Huh B, Shinada S, Bae HS, Fong TL. PMID: 25239496.
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    20. Imaging appearance in acute liver failure: correlation with clinical and pathology findings. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Aug; 59(8):1987-95. Romero M, Palmer SL, Kahn JA, Ihde L, Lin LM, Kosco A, Shinar R, Ghandforoush A, Chan LS, Petrovic LM, Sher LS, Fong TL. PMID: 24691628.
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    21. Biliary sarcoidosis: early diagnosis minimizes the need for surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 01; 187(5):556-9. Buxbaum J, Papademetriou M, Klipfel N, Selby R, Fong TL, Sharma O. PMID: 23457369.
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    22. Combined liver-kidney transplantation is preferable to liver transplant alone for cirrhotic patients with renal failure. Transplantation. 2012 Aug 27; 94(4):411-6. Fong TL, Khemichian S, Shah T, Hutchinson IV, Cho YW. PMID: 22805440.
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    23. Outcomes after lung transplantation and practices of lung transplant programs in the United States regarding hepatitis C seropositive recipients. Transplantation. 2011 Jun 15; 91(11):1293-6. Fong TL, Cho YW, Hou L, Hutchinson IV, Barbers RG, Herrington CS. PMID: 21516068.
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    24. Hepatic dysfunction in hyperthyroidism. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2011 May; 7(5):337-9. Khemichian S, Fong TL. PMID: 21857837.
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    25. A patient with Crohn's disease and portal hypertension. Nodular regenerative hyperplasia. Gastroenterology. 2011 Mar; 140(3):e3-4. Petrovic LM, Palmer SL, Fong TL. PMID: 21276765.
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    26. Development of anti-CCP-positive rheumatoid arthritis following pegylated interferon-a2a treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection. J Rheumatol. 2010 Aug 01; 37(8):1777. Yang D, Arkfeld D, Fong TL. PMID: 20675854.
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    27. Hepatotoxicity due to hydroxycut: a case series. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul; 105(7):1561-6. Fong TL, Klontz KC, Canas-Coto A, Casper SJ, Durazo FA, Davern TJ, Hayashi P, Lee WM, Seeff LB. PMID: 20104221.
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    28. Impact of hepatitis C infection on outcomes after heart transplantation. Transplantation. 2009 Nov 15; 88(9):1137-41. Fong TL, Hou L, Hutchinson IV, Cicciarelli JC, Cho YW. PMID: 19898211.
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    29. Prolonged cholestasis associated with benazepril therapy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan; 104(1):245-6. Palta R, Thobani S, Donovan JA, Kanel GC, Gutierrez G, Fong TL. PMID: 19098880.
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    30. Adult liver transplant survey: policies towards eligibility criteria in Canada and the United States 2007. Liver Int. 2008 Nov; 28(9):1250-5. Kroeker KI, Bain VG, Shaw-Stiffel T, Fong TL, Yoshida EM. PMID: 18822078.
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    31. Comparison of renal allograft outcomes in combined liver-kidney transplantation versus subsequent kidney transplantation in liver transplant recipients: Analysis of UNOS Database. Transplantation. 2006 Nov 27; 82(10):1298-303. Simpson N, Cho YW, Cicciarelli JC, Selby RR, Fong TL. PMID: 17130778.
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    32. Predictors of employment after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2006 Jul-Aug; 20(4):490-5. Sahota A, Zaghla H, Adkins R, Ramji A, Lewis S, Moser J, Sher LS, Fong TL. PMID: 16842527.
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    33. Colchicine treatment of alcoholic cirrhosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of patient survival. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):882-90. Morgan TR, Weiss DG, Nemchausky B, Schiff ER, Anand B, Simon F, Kidao J, Cecil B, Mendenhall CL, Nelson D, Lieber C, Pedrosa M, Jeffers L, Bloor J, Lumeng L, Marsano L, McClain C, Mishra G, Myers B, Leo M, Ponomarenko Y, Taylor D, Chedid A, French S, Kanel G, Murray N, Pinto P, Fong TL, Sather MR. PMID: 15825072.
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    34. Live donor liver transplantation without blood products: strategies developed for Jehovah's Witnesses offer broad application. Ann Surg. 2004 Aug; 240(2):350-7. Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Strum E, Donovan J, Kahn J, Peyre CG, Henderson R, Fong TL, Selby R, Genyk Y. PMID: 15273561.
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    35. Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database comparing renal allografts and patient survival in combined liver-kidney transplantation with the contralateral allografts in kidney alone or kidney-pancreas transplantation. Transplantation. 2003 Jul 27; 76(2):348-53. Fong TL, Bunnapradist S, Jordan SC, Selby RR, Cho YW. PMID: 12883191.
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    36. Prevalence of hepatitis C infection in a large urban hospital-based sample of individuals with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Nov; 83(11):1620-3. Fong TL, Adkins RH, Govindarajan S, Post S, Waters RL. PMID: 12422335.
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    37. Duplex Doppler ultrasound of the hepatic artery in patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2002 May-Jun; 34(5):573-7. Han SH, Rice S, Cohen SM, Reynolds TB, Fong TL. PMID: 11960073.
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    38. Severe hepatotoxicity associated with the dietary supplement LipoKinetix. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Apr 16; 136(8):590-5. Favreau JT, Ryu ML, Braunstein G, Orshansky G, Park SS, Coody GL, Love LA, Fong TL. PMID: 11955027.
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    39. Impact of hepatitis B core antibody status on outcomes of cadaveric renal transplantation: analysis of United network of organ sharing database between 1994 and 1999. Transplantation. 2002 Jan 15; 73(1):85-9. Fong TL, Bunnapradist S, Jordan SC, Cho YW. PMID: 11792984.
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