Clinical Research Lab

Manal Abdelmalek, MD, Primary Investigator

Manal Abdelmalek, MD
Professor of Medicine

Campus Address

03119 Hospital South, Suite 03107
Durham, NC 27710




Fellow in Gastroenterology, Mayo School of Health Sciences, 1995-1998
Medical Resident, Mayo School of Health Sciences, 1992-1995
MD, University of Missouri Kansas City, 1992

Lab Members

Primary Investigator




Clinical Research Coordinators

Angela Braswell
Magdi Elgasim
Christopher Kigongo
Mariko Kopping
Naglaa Tawadrous

​Clinical Research Specialists

Raymond Kim
​Meet Patel

Program Coordinator

Ashley McPherson

Research Interests

Our research focuses on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), currently one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. Our work investigates the risk factors associated with NAFLD and its associated liver injury, and evaluates new therapies which may treat and/or reverse liver injury. Our research goals are to optimize the liver-related complications of obesity and improve the quality of life and liver health of patients with NAFLD.

Current Studies