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Lauren D. Nephew, MD, MSCE
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Nephew is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Indiana University School of Medicine where she recently joined the faculty in August of 2017. Her research interests include understanding barriers to liver transplantation for vulnerable populations and disparities in care of patients with cirrhosis. She was recently awarded the Indiana University Clinical and Translational KL-2 award to explore racial disparities in the outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Nephew clinical work focuses on both decompensated liver disease patients being evaluated for liver transplantation as well as patients with chronic liver disease.

Dr. Nephew was born and raised in Ohio. She received her MD at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She completed residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Case Western Reserve University Dr. Nephew completed a Masters program in Bioethics with a focus on scarce resource allocation. While at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Nephew completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology. These programs have helped to guide her research and clinical practice.

Dr. Nephew has been an AASLD member since starting gastroenterology fellowship in 2013. She is currently a member of the AASLD Diversity Committee.