Kara Brightman Wegermann, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Email address kbj8@dm.duke.edu

Education and Training

College/University
Stanford University

Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Residency
Duke University

Career and Research Goals

My research interest is genetics of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). I plan to pursue a career in academic hepatology.

Honors, awards and distinctions

Emerging Liver Scholar, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2015)

Education and Training

  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2017 - 2018
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2014

Publications

Patel, Yuval A., Kara Wegermann, Carl L. Berg, and Lindsay Y. King. “Patient 1 with decompensated nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis with inability to lose weight should undergo transplantation..” Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) 11, no. 6 (June 2018): 149–51. https://doi.org/10.1002/cld.703.

PMID
30992806
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Wegermann, Kara, Anna Mae Diehl, and Cynthia A. Moylan. “Disease pathways and molecular mechanisms of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis..” Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) 11, no. 4 (April 2018): 87–91. https://doi.org/10.1002/cld.709.

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30992796
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Wegermann, Kara, Ricardo Henao, Anna Mae Diehl, Susan K. Murphy, Manal F. Abdelmalek, and Cynthia A. Moylan. “Branched chain amino acid transaminase 1 (BCAT1) is overexpressed and hypomethylated in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease who experience adverse clinical events: A pilot study..” Plos One 13, no. 9 (January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204308.

PMID
30265706
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Seraj, Siamak M., Emily J. Campbell, Sarah K. Argyropoulos, Kara Wegermann, Raymond T. Chung, and James M. Richter. “Hospital readmissions in decompensated cirrhotics: Factors pointing toward a prevention strategy..” World J Gastroenterol 23, no. 37 (October 7, 2017): 6868–76. https://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v23.i37.6868.

PMID
29085229
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Abril, Maria K., Adam S. Barnett, Kara Wegermann, Eric Fountain, Andrew Strand, Benjamin M. Heyman, Britton A. Blough, et al. “Diagnosis of Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis by Whole-Genome Next-Generation Sequencing..” Open Forum Infect Dis 3, no. 3 (September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofw144.

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27704003
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