Cynthia Ann Moylan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Pathology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 905 S Lasalle St, Gsrb1, DUMC 3256, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 668-0401
Email address cynthia.moylan@duke.edu

My research interests focus on the study of chronic liver disease and primary liver cancer, particularly from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  As part of the NAFLD Research Team at Duke, I am investigating the role of epigenetics and genetics on the development of advanced fibrosis from NAFLD.  The long term goal of our research is to develop non-invasive biomarkers to identify those patients at increased risk for cirrhosis and end stage liver disease in order to risk stratify patients as well as to develop better preventative and therapeutic strategies.  

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine, Duke University, 2005 - 2009
  • Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 2002 - 2005
  • M.D., University of Miami, 2002

Publications

Benhammou, Jihane N., Andrew M. Moon, Joseph R. Pisegna, Feng Su, Philip Vutien, Cynthia A. Moylan, and George N. Ioannou. “Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Risk Factors Affect Liver-Related Outcomes After Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment for Hepatitis C.” Dig Dis Sci 66, no. 7 (July 2021): 2394–2406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-020-06457-2.

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32654086
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Hyun, Jeongeun, Muthana Al Abo, Rajesh Kumar Dutta, Seh Hoon Oh, Kun Xiang, Xiyou Zhou, Raquel Maeso-Díaz, et al. “Dysregulation of the ESRP2-NF2-YAP/TAZ axis promotes hepatobiliary carcinogenesis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.” J Hepatol, May 6, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2021.04.033.

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33964370
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Wegermann, Kara, Ayako Suzuki, Alisha M. Mavis, Manal F. Abdelmalek, Anna Mae Diehl, and Cynthia A. Moylan. “REPLY.” Hepatology 73, no. 4 (April 2021): 1625. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.31593.

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33040372
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Wegermann, Kara, Catherine Howe, Ricardo Henao, Ying Wang, Cynthia D. Guy, Manal F. Abdelmalek, Anna Mae Diehl, and Cynthia A. Moylan. “Serum Bile Acid, Vitamin E, and Serotonin Metabolites Are Associated With Future Liver-Related Events in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.” Hepatol Commun 5, no. 4 (April 2021): 608–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep4.1665.

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33860119
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Lee, Tzu-Hao, Austin Chan, William Bryan, Lawrence Park, Mohamed Hashem, Mary Townsend, Cynthia Moylan, Rachel Britt, Steve Choi, and Susanna Naggie. “Proton pump inhibitor usage reduces sustained viral response rates for veterans with HIV/HCV coinfection on ledipasvir/sofosbuvir: a real-world study from a multicentre VA cohort.” J Viral Hepat 28, no. 4 (April 2021): 630–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13462.

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33378562
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Wegermann, Kara, Melanie E. Garrett, Jiayin Zheng, Andrea Coviello, Cynthia A. Moylan, Manal F. Abdelmalek, Shein-Chung Chow, et al. “Sex and Menopause Modify the Effect of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotypes on Fibrosis in NAFLD.” Hepatol Commun 5, no. 4 (April 2021): 598–607. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep4.1668.

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33860118
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Peters, Anthony E., Ambarish Pandey, Colby Ayers, Kara Wegermann, Robert W. McGarrah, Justin L. Grodin, Manal F. Abdelmalek, et al. “Association of liver fibrosis risk scores with clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: findings from TOPCAT.” Esc Heart Fail 8, no. 2 (April 2021): 842–48. https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.13250.

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33586354
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Alexopoulos, Anastasia-Stefania, Matthew J. Crowley, Ying Wang, Cynthia A. Moylan, Cynthia D. Guy, Ricardo Henao, Dawn L. Piercy, et al. “Glycemic Control Predicts Severity of Hepatocyte Ballooning and Hepatic Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.” Hepatology, March 16, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.31806.

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33724511
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Wegermann, Kara, Ayako Suzuki, Alisha M. Mavis, Manal F. Abdelmalek, Anna Mae Diehl, and Cynthia A. Moylan. “Tackling Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Three Targeted Populations.” Hepatology 73, no. 3 (March 2021): 1199–1206. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.31533.

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32865242
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