George N. Ioannou
Director, Hepatology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information


George Ioannou, M.D., M.S., is a board certified gastroenterologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and a UW professor of Gastroenterology and associate professor of Medicine.

Dr. Ioannou specializes in hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, iron deficiency and iron overload. He works hard to get to know the patient, their problems and their expectations. He strives to be available to patients whenever they need him.

Dr. Ioannou earned his M.D. at Oxford and his M.S. at the UW. His clinical and research interests include hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, iron deficiency and iron overload.

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology, 2006, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
Master in Epidemiology
University of Washington
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Residency in General Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical School
Internship in General Internal Medicine
Oxford University Medical School
Medical Education
Oxford University Medical School
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Gastroenterology (Digestive)
  • Hospital Medicine
Bunn A, Forrest K, Ioannou G, Rea R. Serum screening for Down's syndrome. Creates stress for carers and parents. BMJ 1996;312:974-5. [original work]
Ioannou G, Doust J, Rockey DC. Terlipressin for acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2001:CD002147. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Rockey DC, Bryson CL, Weiss NS. Iron deficiency and gastrointestinal malignancy: a population-based cohort study. Am J Med 2002;113:276-80. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Spector J, Scott K, Rockey DC. Prospective evaluation of a clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of iron deficiency anemia. Am J Med 2002;113:281-7. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Tung BY, Kowdley KV. Iron in hepatitis C: villain or innocent bystander? Semin Gastrointest Dis 2002;13:95-108.[editorial]
Bryson CL, Ioannou GN, Rulyak SJ, Critchlow C. Association between gestational diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Am J Epidemiol 2003;158:1148-53. [original work]
Ioannou G, Doust J, Rockey DC. Terlipressin for acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2003:CD002147. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Chapko MK, Dominitz JA. Predictors of colorectal cancer screening participation in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol 2003;98:2082-91. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Dominitz JA, Weiss NS, Heagerty PJ, Kowdley KV. Racial differences in the relationship between hepatitis C infection and iron stores. Hepatology 2003;37:795-801. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Doust J, Rockey DC. Systematic review: terlipressin in acute oesophageal variceal haemorrhage. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2003;17:53-64. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Kowdley KV. Iron, HFE mutations, and hepatocellular carcinoma: is hepatic iron a carcinogen? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2003;1:246-8. [review]
Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Kowdley KV, Dominitz JA. Is obesity a risk factor for cirrhosis-related death or hospitalization? A population-based cohort study. Gastroenterology 2003;125:1053-9. [original work]
Morrison ED, Brandhagen DJ, Phatak PD, Barton JC, Krawitt EL, El-Serag HB, Gordon SC, Galan MV, Tung BY, Ioannou GN, Kowdley KV. Serum ferritin level predicts advanced hepatic fibrosis among U.S. patients with phenotypic hemochromatosis. Ann Intern Med 2003;138:627-33. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Dominitz JA, Weiss NS, Heagerty PJ, Kowdley KV. The effect of alcohol consumption on the prevalence of iron overload, iron deficiency, and iron deficiency anemia. Gastroenterology 2004;126:1293-301. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Kowdley KV. Hepcidin in HFE-associated hemochromatosis: another piece of the "iron" puzzle. Gastroenterology 2004;126:615-6. [editorial]
Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Boyko EJ, Kahn SE, Lee SP. Contribution of metabolic factors to alanine aminotransferase activity in persons with other causes of liver disease. Gastroenterology 2005;128:627-35. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Boyko EJ, Kowdley KV, Kahn SE, Carithers RL, Tsai EC, Dominitz JA. Is central obesity associated with cirrhosis-related death or hospitalization? A population-based, cohort study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2005;3:67-74. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Kearney DJ. Is Helicobacter pylori seropositivity related to body mass index in the United States? Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2005;21:765-72. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Boyko EJ, Lee SP. The prevalence and predictors of elevated serum aminotransferase activity in the United States in 1999-2002. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101:76-82. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Liou IW, Weiss NS. Serum bilirubin and colorectal cancer risk: a population-based cohort study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2006;23:1637-42. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Boyko EJ, Mozaffarian D, Lee SP. Elevated serum alanine aminotransferase activity and calculated risk of coronary heart disease in the United States. Hepatology 2006;43:1145-51. [original work]
de Boer IH, Ioannou GN, Kestenbaum B, Brunzell JD, Weiss NS. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels and albuminuria in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Am J Kidney Dis 2007;50:69-77. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Bryson CL, Boyko EJ. Prevalence and trends of insulin resistance, impaired fasting glucose, and diabetes. J Diabetes Complications 2007;21:363-70. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Spector J, Rockey DC. Predictors of endoscopic and laboratory evaluation of iron deficiency anemia in hospitalized patients. South Med J 2007;100:976-84. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Splan MF, Weiss NS, McDonald GB, Beretta L, Lee SP. Incidence and predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2007;5:938-45, 945 e1-4. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Weiss NS, Kowdley KV. Relationship between transferrin-iron saturation, alcohol consumption, and the incidence of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2007;5:624-9. [original work]
Yu L, Ioannou GN. Survival of liver transplant recipients with hemochromatosis in the United States. Gastroenterology 2007;133:489-95. [original work]
Ausk KJ, Ioannou GN. Is obesity associated with anemia of chronic disease? A population-based study. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2008;16:2356-61. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Perkins JD, Carithers RL, Jr. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: impact of the MELD allocation system and predictors of survival. Gastroenterology 2008;134:1342-51. [original work]
Rousseau CM, Ioannou GN, Todd-Stenberg JA, Sloan KL, Larson MF, Forsberg CW, Dominitz JA. Racial differences in the evaluation and treatment of hepatitis C among veterans: a retrospective cohort study. Am J Public Health 2008;98:846-52. [original work]
Figlewicz DP, Ioannou G, Bennett Jay J, Kittleson S, Savard C, Roth CL. Effect of moderate intake of sweeteners on metabolic health in the rat. Physiol Behav 2009;98:618-24. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Morrow OB, Connole ML, Lee SP. Association between dietary nutrient composition and the incidence of cirrhosis or liver cancer in the United States population. Hepatology 2009;50:175-84. [original work]
Yu L, Koepsell T, Manhart L, Ioannou G. Survival after orthotopic liver transplantation: the impact of antibody against hepatitis B core antigen in the donor. Liver Transpl 2009;15:1343-50. [original work]
Afzali A, Weiss NS, Boyko EJ, Ioannou GN. Association between serum uric acid level and chronic liver disease in the United States. Hepatology 2010;52:578-89. [original work]
Ausk KJ, Boyko EJ, Ioannou GN. Insulin resistance predicts mortality in nondiabetic individuals in the U.S. Diabetes Care 2010;33:1179-85. [original work]
Beste LA, Ioannou GN, Larson MS, Chapko M, Dominitz JA. Predictors of early treatment discontinuation among patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C and implications for viral eradication. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2010;8:972-8. [original work]
Ioannou GN. Cholelithiasis, cholecystectomy, and liver disease. Am J Gastroenterol 2010;105:1364-73. [original work]
Cermelli S, Ruggieri A, Marrero JA, Ioannou GN, Beretta L. Circulating microRNAs in patients with chronic hepatitis C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. PLoS One 2011;6:e23937. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Boyko EJ. Metformin and colorectal cancer risk in diabetic patients. Diabetes Care 2011;34:2336-7. [editorial]
Subramanian S, Goodspeed L, Wang S, Kim J, Zeng L, Ioannou GN, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Kowdley KV, O'Brien KD, Pennathur S, Chait A. Dietary cholesterol exacerbates hepatic steatosis and inflammation in obese LDL receptor-deficient mice. J Lipid Res 2011;52:1626-35. [original work]
Van Rooyen DM, Larter CZ, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Ioannou G, Kuver R, Lee SP, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. Hepatic free cholesterol accumulates in obese, diabetic mice and causes nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Gastroenterology 2011;141:1393-403, 1403 e1-5. [original work]
Afzali A, Berry K, Ioannou GN. Excellent posttransplant survival for patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in the United States. Liver Transpl 2012;18:29-37. [original work]
Ioannou GN. Beyond obesity: is cholesterol-induced liver injury the cause of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis? J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2012;27:1412-4. [editorial]
Jusakul A, Khuntikeo N, Haigh WG, Kuver R, Ioannou GN, Loilome W, Namwat N, Bhudhisawasdi V, Pugkhem A, Pairojkul C, Yongvanit P. Identification of biliary bile acids in patients with benign biliary diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012;13 Suppl:77-82. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Boyko EJ. Effects of menopause and hormone replacement therapy on the associations of hyperuricemia with mortality. Atherosclerosis 2013;226:220-7. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Bryson CL, Weiss NS, Miller R, Scott JD, Boyko EJ. The prevalence of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Hepatology 2013;57:249-57. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Haigh WG, Thorning D, Savard C. Hepatic cholesterol crystals and crown-like structures distinguish NASH from simple steatosis. J Lipid Res 2013;54:1326-34. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Scott JD, Yang Y, Green PK, Beste LA. Rates and predictors of response to anti-viral treatment for hepatitis C virus in HIV/HCV co-infection in a nationwide study of 619 patients. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2013;38:1373-84. [original work]
Jusakul A, Loilome W, Namwat N, Techasen A, Kuver R, Ioannou GN, Savard C, Haigh WG, Yongvanit P. Anti-apoptotic phenotypes of cholestan-3beta,5alpha,6beta-triol-resistant human cholangiocytes: characteristics contributing to the genesis of cholangiocarcinoma. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2013;138:368-75. [original work]
Savard C, Tartaglione EV, Kuver R, Haigh WG, Farrell GC, Subramanian S, Chait A, Yeh MM, Quinn LS, Ioannou GN. Synergistic interaction of dietary cholesterol and dietary fat in inducing experimental steatohepatitis. Hepatology 2013;57:81-92. [original work]
Smits MM, Ioannou GN, Boyko EJ, Utzschneider KM. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as an independent manifestation of the metabolic syndrome: results of a US national survey in three ethnic groups. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013;28:664-70. [original work]
Van Rooyen DM, Gan LT, Yeh MM, Haigh WG, Larter CZ, Ioannou G, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. Pharmacological cholesterol lowering reverses fibrotic NASH in obese, diabetic mice with metabolic syndrome. J Hepatol 2013;59:144-52. [original work]
Runchey SS, Boyko EJ, Ioannou GN, Utzschneider KM. Relationship between serum circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 and liver fat in the United States. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014;29:589-96. [original work]
Tartaglione EV, Derleth M, Yu L, Ioannou GN. Can computerized brain training games be used to identify early cognitive impairment in cirrhosis? Am J Gastroenterol 2014;109:316-23. [original work]
Berry K, Taylor J, Liou IW, Ioannou GN. Portal vein thrombosis is not associated with increased mortality among patients with cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015;13:585-93. [original work]
Beste LA, Bondurant HC, Ioannou GN. Prevalence and management of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in women. Med Clin North Am 2015;99:575-86. [review]
Beste LA, Green PK, Ioannou GN. Boceprevir and telaprevir-based regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C virus in HIV/HCV coinfected patients. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015;27:123-9. [original work]
Beste LA, Ioannou GN, Yang Y, Chang MF, Ross D, Dominitz JA. Improved surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma with a primary care-oriented clinical reminder. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015;13:172-9. [original work]
*Beste LA, Leipertz SL, Green PK, Dominitz JA, Ross D, Ioannou GN. Trends in burden of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma by underlying liver disease in US veterans, 2001-2013. Gastroenterology 2015;149:1471-1482. [original work]
Evans AT, Loeb KR, Shulman HM, Hassan S, Qiu WC, Hockenbery DM, Ioannou GN, Chauncey TR, Gretch DR, McDonald GB. Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C after hematopoietic cell transplantation: report of 3 fatal cases. Am J Surg Pathol 2015;39:212-20. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Bryson CL, Weiss NS, Boyko EJ. Associations between lipodystrophy or antiretroviral medications and cirrhosis in patients with HIV infection or HIV/HCV coinfection. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2015;27:577-84. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Van Rooyen DM, Savard C, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. Cholesterol-lowering drugs cause dissolution of cholesterol crystals and disperse Kupffer cell crown-like structures during resolution of NASH. J Lipid Res 2015;56:277-85. [original work]
Scott J, Kowdley KV, Ioannou GN, Krantz E, Lallemand O, Tsosie U, Buchwald D. The Prevalence and Presumed Etiology of Elevated Aminotransferase Levels in a Pacific Northwest Tribal Community. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2015;26:957-66. [original work]
Yarnykh VL, Tartaglione EV, Ioannou GN. Fast macromolecular proton fraction mapping of the human liver in vivo for quantitative assessment of hepatic fibrosis. NMR Biomed 2015;28:1716-25. [original work]
Berry K, Lerrigo R, Liou IW, Ioannou GN. Association Between Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt and Survival in Patients With Cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016;14:118-23. [original work]
Hunt CM, Beste LA, Lowy E, Suzuki A, Moylan CA, Tillmann HL, Ioannou GN, Lim JK, Kelley MJ, Provenzale D. Veterans health administration hepatitis B testing and treatment with anti-CD20 antibody administration. World J Gastroenterol 2016;22:4732-40. [original work]
Ioannou GN. The Role of Cholesterol in the Pathogenesis of NASH. Trends Endocrinol Metab 2016;27:84-95. [review]
Lerrigo R, Beste LA, Leipertz SL, Green PK, Lok AS, Kogut MJ, Ioannou GN. Characteristics and outcomes of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt recipients in the VA Healthcare System. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016;28:667-75. [original work]
Moon AM, Dominitz JA, Ioannou GN, Lowy E, Beste LA. Use of Antibiotics Among Patients With Cirrhosis and Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Is Associated With Reduced Mortality. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016;14:1629-1637. [original work]
Su F, Yu L, Berry K, Liou IW, Landis CS, Rayhill SC, Reyes JD, Ioannou GN. Aging of Liver Transplant Registrants and Recipients: Trends and Impact on Waitlist Outcomes, Post-Transplantation Outcomes, and Transplant-Related Survival Benefit. Gastroenterology 2016;150:441-53. [original work]
Tsui JI, Williams EC, Green PK, Berry K, Su F, Ioannou GN. Alcohol use and hepatitis C virus treatment outcomes among patients receiving direct antiviral agents. Drug Alcohol Depend 2016;169:101-109. [original work]
Haczeyni F, Poekes L, Wang H, Mridha AR, Barn V, Geoffrey Haigh W, Ioannou GN, Yeh MM, Leclercq IA, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. Obeticholic acid improves adipose morphometry and inflammation and reduces steatosis in dietary but not metabolic obesity in mice. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2017;25:155-165. [original work]
Su F, Beste LA, Green PK, Berry K, Ioannou GN. Direct-acting antivirals are effective for chronic hepatitis C treatment in elderly patients: a real-world study of 17 487 patients. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2017;29:686-693. [original work]
Mridha AR, Wree A, Robertson AA, Yeh MM, Johnson CD, Van Rooyen DM, Haczeyni F, Teoh NC, Savard C, Ioannou GN, Masters SL, Schroder K, Cooper MA, Feldstein AE, Farrell GC. NLRP3 inflammasome blockade reduces liver inflammation and fibrosis in experimental NASH in mice. J Hepatol 2017;66:1037-1046. [original work]
Moon AM, Green PK, Berry K, Ioannou GN. Transformation of hepatitis C antiviral treatment in a national healthcare system following the introduction of direct antiviral agents. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2017; 45(9): 1201-1212. [original work]
Beste LA, Green PK, Berry K, Kogut MJ, Allison SK, Ioannou GN. Effectiveness of hepatitis C antiviral treatment in a USA cohort of veteran patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. J Hepatol 2017; 67(1): 32-39. [original work]
Johnson K, Green PK, Ioannou GN. Implications of HCV RNA level at week 4 of direct antiviral treatments for Hepatitis C. J Viral Hepat 2017; 24 (11): 966-975. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Subramanian S, Chait A, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Farrell GC, Lee SP, Savard C. Cholesterol crystallization within hepatocyte lipid droplets and its role in murine NASH. J Lipid Res 2017;58:1067-1079. [original work]
Hum J, Jou JH, Green PK, Berry K, Lundblad J, Hettinger BD, Chang M, Ioannou GN. Improvement in glycemic control of type II diabetes after successful treatment of hepatitis C virus. Diabetes Care 2017; 40(9):1173-1180. [original work]
Haczeyni F, Poekes L, Wang H, Mridha AR, Barn V, Geoffrey Haigh W, Ioannou GN, Yeh MM, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. The selective PPAR-δ agonist seladelpar reverses NASH pathology by abrogating lipotoxicity in diabetic obese mice. Hepatology Communications. In Press. [original work]
Patankar JV, Wong CK, Morampudi V, Gibson WT, Vallance B, Ioannou GN, Hayden M. Genetic ablation of Cyp8b1 preserves host metabolic function by repressing steatohepatitis and altering gut microbiota composition. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Oct 24:ajpendo.00172.2017. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00172.2017. [Epub ahead of print]. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Green PK, Berry K. HCV eradication induced by direct-acting antiviral agents reduces the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. J Hepatol. 2017 Sep 5. pii: S0168-8278(17)32273-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2017.08.030. [Epub ahead of print]. [original work]
Mridha AR, Haczeyni F, Yeh MM, Haigh WG, Ioannou GN, Barn V, Ajamieh H, Adams L, Hamdorf JM, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. TLR9 is up-regulated in human and murine NASH: pivotal role in inflammatory recruitment and cell survival. Clin Sci (Lond). 2017; 131(16):2145-2159. [original work]
Ravi Karkar, Rafal Kocielnik, Xiaoyi Zhang, Jasmine Zia, George N. Ioannou, Sean A. Munson, and James Fogarty. 2018. Beacon: Designing a Portable Device for Self-Administering a Measure of Critical Flicker Frequency. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob.Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 2, 3, Article 117 (September 2018), 27 pages.[original work]
Johnson K, Green PK, Ioannou GN. Implications of HCV RNA level at week 4 of direct antiviral treatments for hepatitis C. J Viral Hepat 2017;24:966-975. [original work]
Yoo W, Gjuka D, Stevenson HL, Song X, Shen H, Yoo SY, Wang J, Fallon M, Ioannou GN, Harrison SA, Beretta L. Fatty acids in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: Focus on pentadecanoic acid. PLoS One 2017;12:e0189965. [original work]
Haczeyni F, Yeh MM, Ioannou GN, Leclercq IA, Goldin R, Dan YY, Yu J, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. Mouse models of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: A reflection on recent literature. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018;33:1312-1320. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Green P, Lowy E, Mun EJ, Berry K. Differences in hepatocellular carcinoma risk, predictors and trends over time according to etiology of cirrhosis. PLoS One 2018;13:e0204412. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Green PK, Beste LA, Mun EJ, Kerr KF, Berry K. Development of models estimating the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma after antiviral treatment for hepatitis C. J Hepatol 2018;69:1088-1098. [original work]
Liang JQ, Teoh N, Xu L, Pok S, Li X, Chu ESH, Chiu J, Dong L, Arfianti E, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Ioannou GN, Sung JJY, Farrell G, Yu J. Dietary cholesterol promotes steatohepatitis related hepatocellular carcinoma through dysregulated metabolism and calcium signaling. Nat Commun 2018;9:4490. [original work]
Moon AM, Weiss NS, Beste LA, Su F, Ho SB, Jin GY, Lowy E, Berry K, Ioannou GN. No Association Between Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Reduced Cancer-Related Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis. Gastroenterology 2018;155:1128-1139 e6. [original work]
Owens MD, Ioannou GN, Tsui JL, Edelman EJ, Greene PA, Williams EC. Receipt of alcohol-related care among patients with HCV and unhealthy alcohol use. Drug Alcohol Depend 2018;188:79-85. [original work]
Patankar JV, Wong CK, Morampudi V, Gibson WT, Vallance B, Ioannou GN, Hayden MR. Genetic ablation of Cyp8b1 preserves host metabolic function by repressing steatohepatitis and altering gut microbiota composition. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2018;314:E418-E432. [original work]
Mun EJ, Green P, Berry K, Ioannou GN. No difference between direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C in hepatocellular carcinoma risk. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019;31:47-52. [original work]
Tapper EB, Parikh ND, Green PK, Berry K, Waljee AK, Moon AM, Ioannou GN. Reduced Incidence of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Higher Odds of Resolution Associated With Eradication of HCV Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019.
Su F, Ioannou GN. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk After Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) 2019;13:6-12.
Singal AG, Rich NE, Mehta N, Branch AD, Pillai A, Hoteit M, Volk M, Odewole M, Scaglione S, Guy J, Said A, Feld JJ, John BV, Frenette C, Mantry P, Rangnekar AS, Oloruntoba O, Leise M, Jou JH, Bhamidimarri KR, Kulik L, Ioannou GN, Huang A, Tran T, Samant H, Dhanasekaran R, Duarte-Rojo A, Salgia R, Eswaran S, Jalal P, Flores A, Satapathy SK, Kagan S, Gopal P, Wong R, Parikh ND, Murphy CC. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Is Associated With Increased Survival in Patients With a History of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterology 2019;157:1253-1263 e2. [original work]
Singal AG, Ioannou GN. For Whom is Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance After Sustained Virologic Response Cost-Effective? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019;17:1732-1735. [review]
Rich NE, Yang JD, Perumalswami PV, Alkhouri N, Jackson W, Parikh ND, Mehta N, Salgia R, Duarte-Rojo A, Kulik L, Rakoski M, Said A, Oloruntoba O, Ioannou GN, Hoteit MA, Moon AM, Rangnekar AS, Eswaran SL, Zheng E, Jou JH, Hanje J, Pillai A, Hernaez R, Wong R, Scaglione S, Samant H, Kapuria D, Chandna S, Rosenblatt R, Ajmera V, Frenette CT, Satapathy SK, Mantry P, Jalal P, John BV, Fix OK, Leise M, Lindenmeyer CC, Flores A, Patel N, Jiang ZG, Latt N, Dhanasekaran R, Odewole M, Kagan S, Marrero JA, Singal AG. Provider Attitudes and Practice Patterns for Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020 Apr;18(4):974-983. [original work]
Newman KL, Johnson KM, Cornia PB, Wu P, Itani K, Ioannou GN. Perioperative Evaluation and Management of Patients with Cirrhosis: Risk Assessment, Surgical Outcomes, and Future Directions. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019. [review]
Konerman MA, Beste LA, Van T, Liu B, Zhang X, Zhu J, Saini SD, Su GL, Nallamothu BK, Ioannou GN, Waljee AK. Machine learning models to predict disease progression among veterans with hepatitis C virus. PLoS One 2019;14:e0208141. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Landis CS, Jin GY, Haigh WG, Farrell GC, Kuver R, Lee SP, Savard C. Cholesterol Crystals in Hepatocyte Lipid Droplets Are Strongly Associated With Human Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. Hepatol Commun 2019;3:776-791.
Ioannou GN, Beste LA, Green PK, Singal AG, Tapper EB, Waljee AK, Sterling RK, Feld JJ, Kaplan DE, Taddei TH, Berry K. Increased Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Persists Up to 10 Years After HCV Eradication in Patients With Baseline Cirrhosis or High FIB-4 Scores. Gastroenterology 2019;157:1264-1278 e4. [original work]
Johnson KM, Newman KL, Green PK, Berry K, Cornia PB, Wu P, Beste LA, Itani K, Harris AHS, Kamath PS, Ioannou GN. Incidence and Risk Factors of Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity After Elective Versus Emergent Abdominal Surgery in a National Sample of 8193 Patients With Cirrhosis. Ann Surg. 2019 Oct 23. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003674. Online ahead of print. [original work]
Tapper EB, Henderson JB, Parikh ND, Ioannou GN, Lok AS. Incidence of and Risk Factors for Hepatic Encephalopathy in a Population-Based Cohort of Americans With Cirrhosis. Hepatol Commun. 2019 Sep 6;3(11):1510-1519. [original work]
Ioannou GN. Editorial: benefits of HCV eradication beyond the liver. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2019;49:1364-1365. [review]
Ioannou GN. Editorial: hepatocellular carcinoma in the absence of cirrhosis-a nightmare without solution. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2019;50:1062-1063. [review]
Beste LA, Ioannou GN, Chang MF, Forsberg CW, Korpak AM, Boyko EJ, Sporleder JL, Smith NL, Maynard C, Chartier M, Dominitz JA. Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Exposure in the Veterans Health Administration and Association With Military-Related Risk Factors. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020; 18(4):954-96. [original work]
Waljee AK, Ryan KA, Krenz CD, Ioannou GN, Beste LA, Tincopa MA, Saini SD, Su GL, Arasim ME, Roman PT, Nallamothu BK, De Vries R. Eliciting Patient Views on the Allocation of Limited Healthcare Resources: A Deliberation on Hepatitis C Treatment in the Veterans Health Administration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 May 1;20(1):369. [original work]
Ioannou GN, Nagana Gowda GA, Djukovic D, Raftery D. Distinguishing NASH Histological Severity Using a Multiplatform Metabolomics Approach. Metabolites. 2020 Apr 24;10(4):E168 [original work]
Arfianti A, Pok S, Barn V, Haigh WG, Yeh MM, Ioannou GN, Teoh NC, Farrell GC. Exercise Retards Hepatocarcinogenesis in Obese Mice Independently of Weight Control. J Hepatol. 2020 Feb 20:S0168-8278(20)30104-5. [original work]
Kim NJ, Pearson M, Vutien P, Su F, Moon AM, Berry K, Green PK, Williams EC, Ioannou GN. Alcohol Use and Long-Term Outcomes Among U.S. Veterans Who Received Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C Treatment. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Jan 2;4(2):314-324. [original work]
Moon AM, Green PK, Rockey DC, Berry K, Ioannou GN. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Feb;51(3):364-373. Hepatitis C Eradication With Direct-Acting Anti-Virals Reduces the Risk of Variceal Bleeding [original work]