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Lee F. Peng, MD, PhD, Appointed Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Temple University Hospital

Lee F. Peng, MD, PhD, has been appointed Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Temple University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, effective January 12, 2015.

Dr. Peng specializes in liver disease and gastrointestinal endoscopy, including esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. His specific disease interests include viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, metabolic liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, cholestatic liver disease, acute liver failure, and liver transplantation. Much of his research centers on Hepatitis C Infection (HCV), including the discovery and characterization of small molecule modulators of the HCV lifecycle, HCV's relationship to host lipid metabolism, methods of altering the infectivity of HCV, and identifying biomarkers that assist in the prediction of outcomes in chronic HCV infection.

"I am delighted to be joining the talented and vibrant Hepatology team at Temple," says Dr. Peng. "I am looking forward to meaningfully contributing to the care of liver patients and the study of liver disease here. It is a very interesting and exciting time to be involved in Hepatology in general and at Temple in particular."

Immediately prior to joining Temple, Dr. Peng held appointments as an instructor at Harvard Medical School and an assistant physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, he earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from Harvard University. Dr. Peng completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School. He went on to complete a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School.

An NIH-funded researcher and award-winning educator, Dr. Peng has nearly two dozen peer-reviewed publications to his name. He has presented at multiple national meetings and is a member of several professional societies, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.

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Date Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015