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.

In Their Words

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 Missouri Kansas City, 1992

Publications

Vuppalanchi, R, Lawitz, E, Abdelmalek, MF, Rinella, ME, Harrison, SA, Ryan, MJ, Traber, PG, Garcia-Tsao, G, and Chalasani, NP. "Liver Stiffness Measured By Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography Is An Excellent Surrogate for Identifying Clinically Significant Portal Hypertension In Patients With Compensated NASH Cirrhosis." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Rinella, ME, Trotter, JF, Neff, G, Ortiz-Lasanta, G, Abdelmalek, MF, Kugelmas, M, Paredes, AH, Connelly, MA, Ling, L, Rossi, SJ, DePaoli, AM, Loomba, R, and Harrison, SA. "NGM282 Induces Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDLc) Changes, Consistent with Potent FGFR4 Signaling, which are Rapidly Mitigated with Statin Therapy in Patients with Biopsy-Confirmed Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Loomba, R, Abdelmalek, MF, Trotter, JF, Paredes, AH, Jaros, M, Ling, L, Rossi, SJ, DePaoli, AM, Rinella, ME, and Harrison, SA. "NGM282 Significantly Reduces Hepatic Steatosis Independent of Baseline Patient Characteristics and Highly Correlates with Markers of FGFR4 Target Engagement: Results from a Phase 2 Trial in Biopsy-Confirmed NASH Patients." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Goodman, ZD, Alaparthi, L, Monge, F, Patel, K, Loomba, R, Caldwell, SH, Lawitz, E, Shiffman, ML, Abdelmalek, MF, Schall, REA, Jia, C, McColgan, BJ, Myers, RP, Ratziu, V, Afdhal, NH, Harrison, SA, and Sanyal, AJ. "Prospective validation of hepatic collagen content for the prediction of clinical disease progression." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Loomba, R, Lawitz, E, Ghalib, R, Elkhashab, M, Caldwell, SH, Abdelmalek, MF, Kowdley, KV, Xu, R, Han, L, Li, Y, Djedjos, CS, Myers, RP, Subramanian, M, Goodman, ZD, Charlton, M, Sirlin, CB, and Middleton, MS. "Reductions in liver stiffness by magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) predict fibrosis improvement in a multi-center clinical trial of subjects with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Friedman, SL, Ratziu, V, Harrison, SA, Abdelmalek, MF, Aithal, GP, Caballeria, J, Francque, S, Farrell, G, Kowdley, KV, Craxi, A, Simon, K, Fischer, L, Melchor-Khan, L, Vest, J, Wiens, BL, Vig, P, Seyedkazemi, S, Goodman, Z, Wong, VW-S, Loomba, R, Tacke, F, Sanyal, A, and Lefebvre, E. "A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of cenicriviroc for treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with fibrosis." Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) (August 17, 2017).

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28833331
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Newton, KP, Feldman, HS, Chambers, CD, Wilson, L, Behling, C, Clark, JM, Molleston, JP, Chalasani, N, Sanyal, AJ, Fishbein, MH, Lavine, JE, Schwimmer, JB, and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN), . "Low and High Birth Weights Are Risk Factors for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children." The Journal of pediatrics 187 (August 2017): 141-146.e1.

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28366357
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Yang, JD, AbdelmaleK, MF, Guy, CD, Diehl, AM, and Suzuki, A. "Reply." Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (May 11, 2017). (Letter)

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28502788
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Kappus, M, and Abdelmalek, M. "De Novo and Recurrence of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis After Liver Transplantation." Clinics in liver disease 21, no. 2 (May 2017): 321-335. (Review)

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28364816
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Patel, YA, Henao, R, Moylan, CA, Guy, CD, Piercy, DL, Diehl, AM, and Abdelmalek, MF. "Reply to Kim et al." The American journal of gastroenterology 112, no. 5 (May 2017): 807-808.

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28469220
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