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Lei Yu, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Yu is a trasplant hepatologist. His interests include the effect of diet and nutritional modification in chronic liver diseases.

Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

August 2019. Characterization of a whole blood assay for quantifying myeloid-derived suppressor cells. Apodaca MC, Wright AE, Riggins AM, Harris WP, Yeung RS, Yu L, Morishima C. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Aug 28;7(1):230. doi: 10.1186/s40425-019-0674-1.

June 2019. Copper Deficiency in Liver Diseases: A Case Series and Pathophysiological Considerations. Yu L, Liou IW, Biggins SW, Yeh M, Jalikis F, Chan LN, Burkhead J. Hepatol Commun. 2019 Jun 26;3(8):1159-1165. doi: 10.1002/hep4.1393. eCollection 2019 Aug.

May 2019. Effects of Vedolizumab in Patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Lynch KD, Chapman RW, Keshav S, Montano-Loza AJ, Mason AL, Kremer AE, Vetter M, de Krijger M, Ponsioen CY, Trivedi P, Hirschfield G, Schramm C, Liu CH, Bowlus CL, Estes DJ, Pratt D, Hedin C, Bergquist A, de Vries AC, Janneke van der Woude C, Yu L, Assis DN, Boyer J, Ytting H, Hallibasic E, Trauner M, Marschall HU, Daretti LM, Marzioni M, Yimam KK, Perin N, Floreani A, Beretta-Piccoli BT, Rogers JK; International Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Study Group (IPSCSG), Levy C. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 May 14. pii: S1542-3565(19)30523-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2019.05.013. [Epub ahead of print]

April 2019. Validation of a Congestive Hepatic Fibrosis Scoring System. Bosch DE, Koro K, Richards E, Hoch BL, Jalikis F, Koch LK, Swanson PE, Truong CD, Liou I, Yu L, Bhattacharya R, Yeh MM. Am J Surg Pathol. 2019 Apr 3. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001250. [Epub ahead of print]

May 2018. Toward consensus reporting of radiation-induced liver toxicity in the treatment of primary liver malignancies: Defining clinically relevant endpoints. Chapman TR, Bowen SR, Schaub SK, Yeung RH, Kwan SW, Park JO, Yu L, Harris WP, Johnson GE, Liou IW, Nyflot MJ, Apisarnthanarax S. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 May - Jun;8(3):157-166. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2017.10.013. Epub 2017 Nov 4.

April 2018. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis is not Rare Among Blacks in a Multi-Center North American Consortium. Goldberg D, Levy C, Yimam K, Gordon S, Forman L, Verna E, Yu L, Rahimi R, Schwarz K, Eksteen B, Pratt D, Boyer T, Assis D, Bowlus C. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr;16(4):591-593. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.10.028. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

March 2018. Searching for Bacterial Biofilm in Recurrent Cholangitis in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Case Presentation and Introduction of an Unexplored Disease Mechanism. Choi AY, Jalikis F, Westerhoff M, Boukhar S, Pulcini E, Damman C, Yu L. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2018 Mar 28;6(1):114-118. doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2017.00029. Epub 2017 Dec 17.

April 2017. The role of insufficient copper in lipid synthesis and fatty-liver disease. Morrell A, Tallino S, Yu L, Burkhead JL. IUBMB Life. 2017 Apr;69(4):263-270. doi: 10.1002/iub.1613. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

February 2016. Aging of liver transplant registrants and recipients: trends and impact on waitlist outcomes, post-transplantation outcomes and transplant-related survival benefit. Su F, Yu L, Berry K, Liou IW, Landis CS, Rayhill SC, Reyes JD, Ioannou GN. Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb;150(2):441-453.e6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.10.043. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

January 2016. Sex difference in liver-related mortality and transplantation associated with dietary cholesterol in chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Yu L, Morishima C, Ioannou GN. Br J Nutr. 2016 Jan;115(2):193-201. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515004158. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

October 2015. Liver Transplantation for Urea Cycle Disorders: Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database. Yu L, Rayhill SC, Hsu EK, Landis CS. Transplant Proc. 2015 Oct;47(8):2413-8. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.09.020.

March 2014. Can Computerized Brain Training Games be Used to Identify Early Cognitive Impairment in Cirrhosis? Tartaglione EV, Derleth M, Yu L, Ioannou GN. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;109(3):316-23. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.306.

December 2013. Dietary Cholesterol Intake is Associated with Progression of Liver Disease in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C: Analysis of the HALT-C trial. Yu L, Morishima C, Ioannou GN. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Dec;11(12):1661-1666.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.05.018. Epub 2013 May 23.

October 2009. Survival after orthotopic liver transplantation: the impact of antibody against hepatitis B core antigen in the donor. Yu L, Koepsell T, Manhart L, Ioannou G Liver Transpl. 2009 Oct;15(10):1343-50

August 2007. Survival of liver transplant recipients with hemochromatosis in the United States. Yu L, Ioannou GN Gastroenterology. 2007 Aug;133(2):489-95. Epub 2007 Jun 2

March 2006. Risk factors for primary hepatocellular carcinoma in black and white Americans in 2000. Yu L, Sloane DA, Guo C, Howell CD. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Mar;4(3):355-60.

May 1998. Site-directed mutations in the vnd/NK-2 homeodomain. Basis of variations in structure and sequence-specific DNA binding. Weiler S, Gruschus JM, Tsao DH, Yu L, Wang LH, Nirenberg M, Ferretti JA. J Biol Chem. 1998 May 1;273(18):10994-1000.

Contact Info

Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Residency in Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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