Manal F. Abdelmalek, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 03119 Hosp South, Suite 03107, Room 03125, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-3262
Email address manal.abdelmalek@duke.edu

My research interests include metabolic liver disease, particularly obesity-related liver disease and its association with complications of the insulin resistance syndrome. I am interested in studying the clinical, environmental, and genetic risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, new therapeutic options for treatment, and evaluating the impact of NAFLD from a public health perspective.

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Education and Training

  • Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences, 1995 - 1998
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Mayo School of Health Sciences, 1992 - 1995
  • M.D., University of Missouri Kansas City, School of Medicine, 1992

Grants

Publications

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 75, no. 3 (September 2021): 623–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2021.04.033.

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Chen, Yong, Zi-Long Wang, Michele Yeo, Qiao-Juan Zhang, Ana E. López-Romero, Hui-Ping Ding, Xin Zhang, et al. “Epithelia-Sensory Neuron Cross Talk Underlies Cholestatic Itch Induced by Lysophosphatidylcholine.” Gastroenterology 161, no. 1 (July 2021): 301-317.e16. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2021.03.049.

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Sarkar, Monika A., Ayako Suzuki, Manal F. Abdelmalek, Katherine P. Yates, Laura A. Wilson, Nathan M. Bass, Ryan Gill, Marcelle Cedars, Norah Terrault, and Norah NASH Clinical Research Network. “Testosterone is Associated With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Fibrosis in Premenopausal Women With NAFLD.” Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 19, no. 6 (June 2021): 1267-1274.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2020.09.045.

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Abdelmalek, Manal F., Edgar D. Charles, Arun J. Sanyal, Stephen A. Harrison, Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri, Zachary Goodman, Richard A. Ehman, et al. “The FALCON program: Two phase 2b randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to assess the efficacy and safety of pegbelfermin in the treatment of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and bridging fibrosis or compensated cirrhosis.” Contemp Clin Trials 104 (May 2021): 106335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2021.106335.

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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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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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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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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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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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