Dr. Kris Kowdley is a gastroenterologist/hepatologist practicing in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kowdley sub-specializes in hepatology and is an internationally recognized expert in the area of fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis B and C, genetic liver diseases such hereditary hemochromatosis, Wilson disease, as well as autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune hepatititis, primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
Dr. Kowdley also directs an active research program with several clinical trials offering cutting-edge treatments for fatty liver diseases, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, hereditary hemochromatosis and chronic hepatitis B.
Education and Training
Mount Sinai School of Medicine MD 1985
American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)
- Quantitative study of the variability of hepatic iron concentrations.
- TNF-alpha in chronic hepatitis C: the smoking gun?
- Lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B: the magic bullet or just another bright prospect?
- Estimation of the human liver volume and configuration using three-dimensional ultrasonography: effect of a high-caloric liquid meal.
- Does interferon therapy prevent hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis C?
- Long-term follow-up after liver transplantation in patients with hepatic iron overload.
- Relationship between iron concentration and hepatitis C virus RNA level in liver tissue.
- Screening for hereditary hemochromatosis in siblings and children of affected patients. A cost-effectiveness analysis.
- Genetic liver disease in adults. Early recognition of the three most common causes.
- Another link in the iron chain?
- Ursodeoxycholic acid therapy in hepatobiliary disease.
- Is hepatic fibrosis reversible with therapy in hepatitis C?
- Unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: the need for an individualized multidisciplinary approach.
- Liver transplantation in the elderly: is caution warranted?
- Neonatal hemochromatosis.
- Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Obeticholic Acid in Subjects With Compensated Cirrhosis Due to Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
- Randomized Global Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Impact on NASH With Fibrosis of Obeticholic Acid Treatment
- Phase 4 Study of Obeticholic Acid Evaluating Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Adult Database 2
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Professor Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University 2017 - Present
- Seattle Met Top Doctor 8 Seattle Met Magazine
- Glaxo Fellows Research Award 31 Glaxo Research Institute
- American College of Gastroenterology
- American College of Physicians
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
- American Gastroenterological Association
- American Society for Clinical Investigation
- Oregon Health and Science University
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