Michele Tana, MD, MHS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #3D9
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Harvard CollegeA.B.2000Classics
    Harvard UniversityM.D.2005Medical Schoool
    Duke UniversityM.H.S.2016Clinical Research
    Stanford UniversityInternal Medicine2008School of Medicine
    California Pacific Medical CenterGastroenterology2011Department of Medicine
    National Institutes of HealthHepatology2013NIDDK
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Michele Tana grew up in Northern Virginia, studied the Classics at Harvard College, and attended Harvard Medical School. She trained in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and Gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center. She was a Hepatology Fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Research from Duke University.
    Dr. Tana joined the UCSF faculty in 2013. She serves the vulnerable patient population at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and teaches UCSF students and trainees. She directs the Gastroenterology Rotation for Surgery Residents and serves as a Hepatitis C Consultant for the National Clinician Consultation Center. In 2018, she helped launch Prospective Observational Study to Understand Liver Diseases (POSULD). Her team collaborates with researchers across disciplines and across the globe to apply state-of-the-art science and technology to liver diseases, with a focus on health equity in autoimmune hepatitis.

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    1. Utility and impact of magnetic resonance elastography in the clinical course and management of chronic liver disease. Sci Rep. 2024 01 20; 14(1):1765. Feuille C, Kari S, Patel R, Oberoi R, Liu J, Ohliger M, Khalili M, Tana M. PMID: 38242967; PMCID: PMC10799038.
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    2. Timely Treatment Translates: A Vision for Eradicating HCV. NAM Perspect. 2023; 2023. Bositis CM, Tana MM. PMID: 37916069; PMCID: PMC10617995.
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    3. Novel autoantibody targets identified in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) by PhIP-Seq reveals pathogenic insights. medRxiv. 2023 Jun 27. Klepper A, Kung A, Vazquez SE, Mitchell A, Mann S, Zorn K, Avila-Vargas I, Kari S, Tekeste M, Castro J, Lee B, Duarte M, Khalili M, Yang M, Wolters P, Price J, Perito E, Feng S, Maher JJ, Lai J, Weiler-Normann C, Lohse AW, DeRisi J, Tana M. PMID: 37398174; PMCID: PMC10312872.
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    4. Factors Associated With Liver Transplant Referral Among Patients With Cirrhosis at Multiple Safety-Net Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 06 01; 6(6):e2317549. Yilma M, Kim NJ, Shui AM, Tana M, Landis C, Chen A, Bangaru S, Mehta N, Zhou K. PMID: 37289453; PMCID: PMC10251211.
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    5. Longitudinal Assessment of Bile Duct Loss in Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2022 12 01; 117(12):2075-2078. Hercun J, Noureddin M, Noureddin N, Eccleston J, Woolridge D, Liang TJ, Tana M, Kleiner DE, Rodriguez GV, Koh C, Hoofnagle JH, Heller T. PMID: 36066458; PMCID: PMC9722512.
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    6. Transcriptomic profiling of blood from autoimmune hepatitis patients reveals potential mechanisms with implications for management. PLoS One. 2022; 17(3):e0264307. Tana MM, Klepper A, Lyden A, Pisco AO, Phelps M, McGee B, Green K, Feng S, DeRisi J, Crawford ED, Lammert CS. PMID: 35312680; PMCID: PMC8936448.
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    7. Outcomes of pregnancy in autoimmune hepatitis: A population-based study. Hepatology. 2022 01; 75(1):5-12. Wang CW, Grab J, Tana MM, Irani RA, Sarkar M. PMID: 34455632; PMCID: PMC8688263.
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    8. Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic Ethnic Enclaves, Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in California: An Update. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 02; 31(2):382-392. Sangaramoorthy M, Yang J, Guan A, DeRouen MC, Tana MM, Somsouk M, Thompson CA, Gibbons J, Ho C, Chu JN, Cheng I, Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S. PMID: 34853019; PMCID: PMC8825691.
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    9. Thinking Ahead: Advance Care Planning for Patients With Cirrhosis. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2022 Jan; 19(1):7-11. Deng LX, Tana MM, Lai JC. PMID: 35106142; PMCID: PMC8785911.
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    10. We Are Not Immune: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Autoimmune Liver Diseases. Hepatology. 2021 11; 74(5):2876-2887. Lee BT, Tana MM, Kahn JA, Dara L. PMID: 34056734.
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    11. Prospective Study of Withdrawal of Antiviral Therapy in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B after Prolonged Virological Response. Hepatol Commun. 2021 11; 5(11):1888-1900. Gara N, Tana MM, Kattapuram M, Auh S, Sullivan L, Fryzek N, Walter M, Umarova R, Zhao X, Cloherty G, Doo E, Heller T, Liang TJ, Ghany MG. PMID: 34558806; PMCID: PMC8557321.
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    12. Texture features from computed tomography correlate with markers of severity in acute alcohol-associated hepatitis. Sci Rep. 2020 10 21; 10(1):17980. Tana MM, McCoy D, Lee B, Patel R, Lin J, Ohliger MA. PMID: 33087739; PMCID: PMC7578052.
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    13. Obesity and metabolic outcomes in a safety-net health system. Biodemography Soc Biol. 2020 Jul-Sep; 65(3):257-267. Huynh MP, Bradshaw PT, Tana MM, Rachocki C, Somsouk M. PMID: 32727275; PMCID: PMC7398271.
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    14. Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in California: An Update. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 01; 29(1):79-87. Sangaramoorthy M, Yang J, DeRouen MC, Ho C, Somsouk M, Tana MM, Thompson CA, Gibbons J, Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S. PMID: 31719066; PMCID: PMC6986425.
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    15. Race/Ethnicity and Insurance-Specific Disparities in In-Hospital Mortality Among Adults with Primary Biliary Cholangitis: Analysis of 2007-2014 National Inpatient Sample. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 02; 65(2):406-415. Galoosian A, Hanlon C, Tana M, Cheung R, Wong RJ. PMID: 31489564.
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    16. The Spectrum of Hepatic Involvement in Patients With Telomere Disease. Hepatology. 2019 06; 69(6):2579-2585. Kapuria D, Ben-Yakov G, Ortolano R, Cho MH, Kalchiem-Dekel O, Takyar V, Lingala S, Gara N, Tana M, Kim YJ, Kleiner DE, Young NS, Townsley DM, Koh C, Heller T. PMID: 30791107; PMCID: PMC7440774.
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    17. Race/ethnicity is an independent risk factor for autoimmune hepatitis among the San Francisco underserved. Autoimmunity. 2018 08; 51(5):258-264. Lee B, Holt EW, Wong RJ, Sewell JL, Somsouk M, Khalili M, Maher JJ, Tana MM. PMID: 29890851; PMCID: PMC6311708.
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    18. Hospitalizations for Autoimmune Hepatitis Disproportionately Affect Black and Latino Americans. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 02; 113(2):243-253. Wen JW, Kohn MA, Wong R, Somsouk M, Khalili M, Maher J, Tana MM. PMID: 29380822; PMCID: PMC6522224.
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    19. Imaging Manifestations of Peptic Ulcer Disease on Computed Tomography. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Apr; 39(2):183-192. Baghdanian AH, Baghdanian AA, Puppala S, Tana M, Ohliger MA. PMID: 29571554.
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    20. Fatigued Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Have Subtle Aberrations of Sleep, Melatonin and Cortisol Circadian Rhythms. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 2017; 6(1):5-19. Tana MM, Alao H, Morris N, Bernstein S, Hattenbach J, Brychta R, Sarkar S, Zhao X, Walter M, Buckley A, Chen K, Rotman Y. View Publication.
    21. Fatigued Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Have Subtle Aberrations of Sleep, Melatonin and Cortisol Circadian Rhythms. Fatigue. 2018; 6(1):5-19. Tana MM, Alao H, Morris N, Bernstein S, Hattenbach J, Rehman RB, Brychta R, Sarkar S, Zhao X, Walter M, Buckley A, Chen K, Rotman Y. PMID: 30546968; PMCID: PMC6287634.
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    22. Diagnosing Liver Fibrosis and Cirrhosis: Serum, Imaging, or Tissue? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 01; 16(1):16-18. Tana MM, Muir AJ. PMID: 28694131.
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    23. A comparison of methods for evaluation of a case of suspected macro-aspartate aminotransferase. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 Dec 01; 463:1-3. van Wijk XMR, Magee CA, Wu AHB, Tana MM, Lynch KL. PMID: 27732874.
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    24. Race/ethnicity-specific disparities in cancer incidence, burden of disease, and overall survival among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States. Cancer. 2016 08 15; 122(16):2512-23. Ha J, Yan M, Aguilar M, Bhuket T, Tana MM, Liu B, Gish RG, Wong RJ. PMID: 27195481.
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    25. Race/Ethnicity-specific Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Stage at Diagnosis and its Impact on Receipt of Curative Therapies. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 May-Jun; 50(5):423-30. Ha J, Yan M, Aguilar M, Tana M, Liu B, Frenette CT, Bhuket T, Wong RJ. PMID: 26583267.
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    26. The Significance of Autoantibody Changes Over Time in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Oct; 144(4):601-6. Tana MM, Shums Z, Milo J, Norman GL, Leung PS, Gershwin ME, Noureddin M, Kleiner DE, Zhao X, Heller T, Hoofnagle JH. PMID: 26386081; PMCID: PMC5092169.
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    27. Factors associated with the platelet count in patients with chronic hepatitis C. Thromb Res. 2015 May; 135(5):823-8. Tana MM, Zhao X, Bradshaw A, Moon MS, Page S, Turner T, Rivera E, Kleiner DE, Heller T. PMID: 25728497; PMCID: PMC4414791.
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    28. Autoantibodies in hepatitis C: red flag or bystander effect? J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Mar; 56(3):243. Tana MM, Heller T. PMID: 23443062; PMCID: PMC3584299.
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    29. Hepatitis B virus treatment: Management of antiviral drug resistance. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2013 Feb; 2(1):24-28. Tana MM, Ghany MG. PMID: 30992816; PMCID: PMC6448614.
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    30. Scar undone: long-term therapy of hepatitis B. Lancet. 2013 Feb 09; 381(9865):433-4. Tana MM, Hoofnagle JH. PMID: 23234726.
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