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, YA, Wegermann, K, Berg, CL, and King, LY. "Patient 1 with decompensated nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis with inability to lose weight should undergo transplantation." Clinical Liver Disease 11, no. 6 (June 2018): 149-151. (Review)

PMID
30992806
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Wegermann, K, Diehl, AM, and Moylan, CA. "Disease pathways and molecular mechanisms of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis." Clinical Liver Disease 11, no. 4 (April 20, 2018): 87-91. (Review)

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30992796
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Wegermann, K, Henao, R, Diehl, AM, Murphy, SK, Abdelmalek, MF, and Moylan, CA. "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): e0204308-null.

PMID
30265706
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Seraj, SM, Campbell, EJ, Argyropoulos, SK, Wegermann, K, Chung, RT, and Richter, JM. "Hospital readmissions in decompensated cirrhotics: Factors pointing toward a prevention strategy." World Journal of Gastroenterology 23, no. 37 (October 2017): 6868-6876.

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29085229
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Abril, MK, Barnett, AS, Wegermann, K, Fountain, E, Strand, A, Heyman, BM, Blough, BA, Swaminathan, AC, Sharma-Kuinkel, B, Ruffin, F, Alexander, BD, McCall, CM, Costa, SF, Arcasoy, MO, Hong, DK, Blauwkamp, TA, Kertesz, M, Fowler, VG, and Kraft, BD. "Diagnosis of Capnocytophaga canimorsus Sepsis by Whole-Genome Next-Generation Sequencing." Open Forum Infectious Diseases 3, no. 3 (September 2016): ofw144-null.

PMID
27704003
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