Jennifer Lai, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||513 Parnassus Ave, Med Sci|
San Francisco CA 94143
|Tufts University School of Medicine||M.D./M.B.A.||School of Medicine||2005|
|Columbia University Medical Center||Internship/Residency||Department of Medicine||2008|
|UCSF||Advanced Training in Clinical Research||2010|
|UCSF||Fellowship in Gastroenterology||2011|
|UCSF||Fellowship in Advanced/Transplant Hepatology||2012|
|American Society of Transplantation||2016
||2017||Clinical Science Career Development Award (grant)|
|American Geriatrics Society||2015||New Investigator Award|
|International Liver Transplantation Society||2015||Young Investigator Award|
|American Federation for Aging Research||2014
||2019||Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging Research (grant)|
|UCSF Pepper Center||2014
||2015||Associate Scholar Genius Award (grant) |
|UCSF Pepper Center||2013
||2014||Pilot Award in Aging Research (grant)|
|Association of Specialty Professors||2013
||2015||T. Franklin Williams Scholar (grant)|
|UCSF Liver Center||2013
||2014||Pilot/Feasibility Award (grant)|
|UCSF Resource Allocation Program||2013
||2014||Pilot for Junior Investigator Award (grant)|
|American College of Gastroenterology||2012
||2015||Junior Faculty Career Development Award (grant)|
|American College of Physicians||2012
|American College of Gastrenterology||2011
||2012||Clinical Research Award (grant)|
|American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases||2011
||2012||Transplant Hepatology Fellowship (grant)|
|International Liver Transplantation Society||2011||Vanguard Award|
|Northern California Kaiser Permanente||2009
||2010||Sylvia Allison Kaplan Clinical Research Award (grant)|
|Tufts University School of Medicine||2005||Alpha Omega Alpha|
Dr. Lai is a general and transplant hepatologist who specializes in caring for patients with chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune disorders, and cirrhosis, particularly those awaiting liver transplantation.
Her academic mission is to improve the lives of patients with end-stage liver disease through the application of core principles of geriatrics into the care of patients with cirrhosis. Examples of these principles include assessing and reversing physical frailty, reducing polypharmacy, and integrating palliative care into liver transplantation. She is principal investigator of the NIH-funded Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation (FrAILT) Study, which is actively enrolling patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation for assessments of physical frailty both before and after liver transplantation.
After earning her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and combined MD/MBA degrees from Tufts University, she completed residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and gastroenterology and advanced/transplant hepatology fellowships at UCSF. She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Society of Transplantation, American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and International Liver Transplantation Society. She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). She serves as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation,and is a member for the Editorial Board for Liver Transplantation.
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