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
Manal Abdelmalek, MD

Dawn Piercy, FNP

Clinical Research Coordinators
Christopher Kigongo

Mariko Kopping

Stephanie Buie

​Clinical Research Specialists

​Angie Shenouda

Anna Diocareza

Naglaa Tawadrous

Program Coordinator

Data Manager
​Ying Wang

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