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Sonali Paul

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Gastroenterology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Sonali Paul is a transplant hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is also the director of the Metabolic and Fatty Liver clinic. She has an interest in obesity medicine,, organ allocation, health disparities, and shared decision making between patients and providers.

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    Tufts University Schoolf of Medicine, Boston, MAMD05/2008Medicine
    Massachuetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2011Internal Medicine
    Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 05/2015Gastroenterology
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA MD 06/2016Transplant Hepatology
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    2017University of Chicago Faculty Diversity Career Advancement Grant, University of Chicago
    2017Gastrointestinal Research Foundation Associates Board Grant
    2016Lasagna Research Award in Clinical and Translational Science, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
    2008Arnold P Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine
    2007Alpha Omega Alpha, Tufts University School of Medicine
    2004Phi Beta Kappa, Tufts University

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    1. Vélez C, Newman KL, Paul S, Berli JU, Tangpricha V, Targownik LE. Approaching Digestive Health Care in Transgender and Gender-Diverse Communities. Gastroenterology. 2024 Mar; 166(3):369-375.e2. PMID: 38395524.
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    2. Paul S, Siddiqui MM, Feinberg EC. Avi's Love-The Importance of Abortion Rights for Everyone. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Jan 01; 184(1):16-17. PMID: 38048126.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Odenwald MA, Lin H, Lehmann C, Dylla NP, Cole CG, Mostad JD, Pappas TE, Ramaswamy R, Moran A, Hutchison AL, Stutz MR, Dela Cruz M, Adler E, Boissiere J, Khalid M, Cantoral J, Haro F, Oliveira RA, Waligurski E, Cotter TG, Light SH, Beavis KG, Sundararajan A, Sidebottom AM, Reddy KG, Paul S, Pillai A, Te HS, Rinella ME, Charlton MR, Pamer EG, Aronsohn AI. Bifidobacteria metabolize lactulose to optimize gut metabolites and prevent systemic infection in patients with liver disease. Nat Microbiol. 2023 Nov; 8(11):2033-2049. PMID: 37845315.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    4. Lee TH, Duong N, Sutha K, Simonetto DA, Paul S. Liver transplantation for people of minoritised sexual and gender identities in the USA. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 Dec; 8(12):1152-1162. PMID: 37837981.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Lee TH, Paul S, Kahn J. Model for End-Stage Liver Disease 3.0: One step forward to mitigate sex and gender disparities in liver transplant. Am J Transplant. 2024 Jan; 24(1):145-146. PMID: 37742720.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Watt KD, Paul S, Khan MQ, Siddiqui M, Lam J, Diwan TS, Camilleri M, Watt KD, Paul S, Khan MQ, Siddiqui M, Lam J, Diwan TS, Camilleri M. Obesity management for the hepatologist-What to do, how to do it and why? Hepatology. 2023 Sep 19. PMID: 37725761.
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    7. Newman KL, Vélez C, Paul S, Radix AE, Streed CG, Targownik LE. Research Considerations in Digestive and Liver Disease in Transgender and Gender-Diverse Populations. Gastroenterology. 2023 09; 165(3):523-528.e1. PMID: 37599011.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Wong RJ, Ge J, Boike J, German M, Morelli G, Spengler E, Said A, Desai A, Couri T, Paul S, Frenette C, Verna EC, Goel A, Fallon M, Thornburg B, VanWagner L, Lai JC, Kolli KP. Change in Platelet Count after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation: An Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches (ALTA) Group Study. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2023 08; 34(8):1364-1371. PMID: 37100199.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Goldowsky A, Ding J, Paul S, Vélez C. Improving the Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority-Identifying Trainees in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Gastroenterology. 2023 04; 164(4):510-514. PMID: 36958917.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Goldowsky A, Ding J, Paul S, Vélez C. Improving the Experiences of Sexual and Gender Minority-Identifying Trainees in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 04; 21(4):863-867. PMID: 36958888.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Duong N, Lee TH, Newman KL, Goldowsky A, Jencks KJ, Chedid V, Barrow J, Burbridge R, Chiang A, Targownik L, Simonetto DA, Paul S. Overcoming disparities for sexual and gender minority patients and providers in gastroenterology and hepatology: introduction to Rainbows in Gastro. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 04; 8(4):299-301. PMID: 36796399.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Spengler E, Desai AP, Gregory D, Padilla C, Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches (ALTA) Study Group, Bommena S, Mahmud N, Boike JR, Thornburg BG, Kolli KP, Lai JC, German M, Morelli G, Said A, Junna S, Paul S, Frenette C, Verna EC, Goel A, VanWagner LB, Fallon MB. The impact of right atrial pressure on outcomes in patients undergoing TIPS, an ALTA group study. Hepatology. 2023 06 01; 77(6):2041-2051. PMID: 36651170; PMCID: PMC10192025.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Jamil OK, Faust N, Cotter TG, Paul S, di Sabato D, Fung J, Charlton M, Sandikçi B. Relatively Poor Long-term Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation for NASH in the United States. Transplantation. 2022 10 01; 106(10):2006-2018. PMID: 35765128.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Odenwald MA, Paul S. Viral hepatitis: Past, present, and future. World J Gastroenterol. 2022 Apr 14; 28(14):1405-1429. PMID: 35582678; PMCID: PMC9048475.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Casimiro I, Pitts R, Streed C, Paul S, Vélez C. Digestive Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022 06 01; 117(6):865-875. PMID: 35537864.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Boike JR, Mazumder NR, Kolli KP, Ge J, German M, Jest N, Morelli G, Spengler E, Said A, Lai JC, Desai AP, Couri T, Paul S, Frenette C, Verna EC, Rahim U, Goel A, Gregory D, Thornburg B, VanWagner LB, Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches (ALTA) Study Group. Outcomes After TIPS for Ascites and Variceal Bleeding in a Contemporary Era-An ALTA Group Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 10 01; 116(10):2079-2088. PMID: 34158464; PMCID: PMC8822954.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Paul S. Overcoming the Challenges and Mitigating the Disparities in Our LGBTQI+ Patients. Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 09 01; 116(9):1815-1818. PMID: 34184665.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Mikolajczyk AE, Zilberstein N, McConville JF, Pan A, Aronsohn AI, Te HS, Reddy G, Paul S, Pillai A, Charlton M, Farnan JM. Mandatory Hepatology Education for Internal Medicine Residents: Long-Term Effects and Implications for Workforce Needs. Hepatol Commun. 2021 11; 5(11):1953-1963. PMID: 34558840; PMCID: PMC8557317.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Malespin M, May EJ, Nephew LD, Paul S, McCary A, Kilaru S, Mukhtar NA, Hassan MA, Brady CW. AASLD Deepens Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Hepatology. 2021 10; 74(4):2216-2225. PMID: 34028073.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Ignatiev E, Samardzija MK, Paul S, Vuckovic KM, Lockwood MB. Standardized Patient Education for Decompensated Cirrhotic Patients and Impact on Clinician Satisfaction. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2021 Jul-Aug 01; 44(4):233-239. PMID: 34176889.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Lin A, Roth H, Anyane-Yeboa A, Rubin DT, Paul S. Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2021 05 17; 27(6):947-955. PMID: 32780094; PMCID: PMC8600033.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches (ALTA) Study Group, Ge J, Lai JC, Boike JR, German M, Jest N, Morelli G, Spengler E, Said A, Lee A, Hristov A, Desai AP, Junna S, Pokhrel B, Couri T, Paul S, Frenette C, Christian-Miller N, Laurito M, Verna EC, Rahim U, Goel A, Das A, Pine S, Gregory D, VanWagner LB, Kolli KP. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes Mellitus Are Associated With Post-Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Renal Dysfunction: An Advancing Liver Therapeutic Approaches Group Study. Liver Transpl. 2021 02; 27(3):329-340. PMID: 33217178; PMCID: PMC8053375.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Kwong AJ, Devuni D, Wang C, Boike J, Jo J, VanWagner L, Serper M, Jones L, Sharma R, Verna EC, Shor J, German MN, Hristov A, Lee A, Spengler E, Koteish AA, Sehmbey G, Seetharam A, John N, Patel Y, Kappus MR, Couri T, Paul S, Salgia RJ, Nhu Q, Frenette CT, Lai JC, Goel A, Re-Evaluating Age Limits in Transplantation (REALT) Consortium. Outcomes of Liver Transplantation Among Older Recipients With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in a Large Multicenter US Cohort: the Re-Evaluating Age Limits in Transplantation Consortium. Liver Transpl. 2020 11; 26(11):1492-1503. PMID: 33047893; PMCID: PMC7960487.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Patel P, Muller C, Paul S. Racial disparities in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease clinical trial enrollment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Hepatol. 2020 Aug 27; 12(8):506-518. PMID: 32952877; PMCID: PMC7475777.
      Citations: 3     
    25. Cotter TG, Paul S, Gampa A, Wang J, Te H, Pillai A, Reddy KG, di Sabato D, Little EC, Sundaram V, Fung J, Lucey MR, Charlton M, Sandikçi B. Liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis in the United States: Excellent outcomes with profound temporal and geographic variation in frequency. Am J Transplant. 2021 03; 21(3):1039-1055. PMID: 32531107.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Mikolajczyk AE, Fung J, Paul S, Chang B, Aronsohn AI. Herniated Umbilical Varix in a Patient With Cirrhosis. ACG Case Rep J. 2019 Aug; 6(8):e00151. PMID: 31737694; PMCID: PMC6791630.
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    27. Couri T, Katz J, Stoeckle K, Nugooru A, Yeh H, Chung R, Paul S. Provider Attitudes toward the Use of Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Organs in Kidney Transplantation. Am J Nephrol. 2019; 50(3):168-176. PMID: 31390615.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Cotter TG, Paul S, Couri T, Bodzin AS, Little EC, Sundaram V, Charlton M, Sandikçi B. Increasing Utilization and Excellent Initial Outcomes Following Liver Transplant of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Viremic Donors Into HCV-Negative Recipients: Outcomes Following Liver Transplant of HCV-Viremic Donors. Hepatology. 2019 06; 69(6):2381-2395. PMID: 30706517.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    29. Cotter TG, Paul S, Couri T, Bodzin AS, Little EC, Sundaram V, Charlton M, Sandikçi B. Improved Graft Survival After Liver Transplantation for Recipients With Hepatitis C Virus in the Direct-Acting Antiviral Era. Liver Transpl. 2019 04; 25(4):598-609. PMID: 30716208.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Paul S, Charlton M. Liver Transplantation for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: New Evidence of a Profound Increase Across Age Cohorts. Transplantation. 2019 01; 103(1):1-2. PMID: 30399124.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Paul S, Davis AM. Diagnosis and Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. JAMA. 2018 Dec 18; 320(23):2474-2475. PMID: 30476962.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Couri T, Cotter TG, Chen D, Hammes M, Reddy B, Josephson M, Yeh H, Chung RT, Paul S. Use of Hepatitis C Positive Organs: Patient Attitudes in Urban Chicago. Am J Nephrol. 2019; 49(1):32-40. PMID: 30554209.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Artz AS, Paul S. Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Are We Asking the Right Questions? J Clin Oncol. 2018 04 01; 36(10):935-936. PMID: 29470142.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    34. Paul S. Reply. Hepatology. 2017 10; 66(4):1354. PMID: 28688162.
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    35. Wisocky J, Paul S. The rising incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Nurse Pract. 2017 07 15; 42(7):14-20. PMID: 28562448.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Paul S, Dickstein A, Saxena A, Terrin N, Viveiros K, Balk EM, Wong JB. Role of surface antibody in hepatitis B reactivation in patients with resolved infection and hematologic malignancy: A meta-analysis. Hepatology. 2017 08; 66(2):379-388. PMID: 28128861; PMCID: PMC6485929.
      Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Paul S, Shuja A, Tam I, Kim EM, Kang S, Kapulsky L, Viveiros K, Lee H. Gastroenterologists Have Suboptimal Hepatitis B Virus Screening Rates in Patients Receiving Immunosuppressive Therapy. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 08; 61(8):2236-2241. PMID: 26993822; PMCID: PMC6484859.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    38. Paul S, Saxena A, Terrin N, Viveiros K, Balk EM, Wong JB. Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation and Prophylaxis During Solid Tumor Chemotherapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jan 05; 164(1):30-40. PMID: 26595058; PMCID: PMC6410701.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    39. Paul S, Sepehr GJ, Weinstein B, Roper J. Co-occurrence of idiopathic granulomatous hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Nov; 59(11):2831-5. PMID: 25108519.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Paul S, Wand M, Emerick GT, Richter JM. The role of latanoprost in an inflammatory bowel disease flare. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2014 Aug; 2(3):232-4. PMID: 25064174; PMCID: PMC4124277.
      Citations: 3     
    41. Paul S, Sepehr GJ, Allison HV. Abnormal liver function tests in the third trimester: a diagnostic dilemma. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2014 Apr; 146(4):910, 1136. PMID: 24560856.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Paul S, Guelrud M, Plaut A. Odynophagia after upper endoscopy: an unusual finding. Gastroenterology. 2013 Oct; 145(4):727, 913-4. PMID: 23973857.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Patwardhan V, Paul S, Corey KE, Mazhar SM, Richter JM, Thiim M, Chung RT. Hepatocellular carcinoma screening rates vary by etiology of cirrhosis and involvement of gastrointestinal sub-specialists. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Nov; 56(11):3316-22. PMID: 21805170; PMCID: PMC3773181.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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