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Associate Professor
Medicine
Division Head
Cyrus E. Rubin Chair
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information

Biography

Rotonya McCants Carr, MD is the Cyrus E. Rubin Chair and Division Head of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington.   

She is a basic science researcher and clinical hepatologist who specializes in the care of patients with fatty liver diseases.  Her laboratory uses complementary in vivo and cellular approaches to investigate the mechanisms of insulin resistance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD).

Dr. Carr is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, European Association for the Study of the Liver, Research Society of Alcoholism, founding member of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists, and national board member of the American Liver Foundation.  She is a former guest editor of Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology and current editorial member of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, and the Journal of Lipid Research. In 2020, Dr. Carr was honored as one of Cell’s most inspiring Black scientists.

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine Recertification exam, 2014
  • Gastroenterology, 2011, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 2004, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
Postdoctoral fellowship
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2009-2013
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2008-2011
Resident in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
2002-2004
Intern in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
2001-2002
Medical Doctor
Cornell University Medical College
Ithaca, NY
2001
Bachelor of Arts (Biology Cum Laude)
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
1996
Honors: 
Recipient of the Inaugural Lina Obeid Junior Investigator Award.
2021
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
2021
National Board of the American Liver Foundation
2021
Recognized by Cell in their inaugural list of "100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America"
2020
AASLD 2020 Poster of Distinction
2020
NIH CSR special emphasis panel study section
2020
Leadership Enhancement 2.0 Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
2019
NIAAA AA-1 Study Section Standing Member
2018-2022
Additional honors spanning
1992-2018
Contact
Mailing Address: 
1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356424
Seattle, WA 98195
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Mechanisms of insulin resistance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD)
Clinical Interests: 
  • Fatty liver diseases
Publications