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Kathleen E. Corey, MD, MPH

  • Director, MGH Fatty Liver Clinic, MGH Gastrointestinal Unit

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Overview

Kathleen E Corey, MD, MPH, MMSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the MGH Fatty Liver Clinic in the MGH Gastrointestinal Unit.

Departments

Gastroenterology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Digestive Healthcare Center

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Liver transplant
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Alpha-1-anti-trypsin disease
  • Cirrhosis
Medical Education
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • MMSc, Harvard University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

Kathleen E Corey, MD, MPH, MMSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the MGH Fatty Liver Clinic in the MGH Gastrointestinal Unit. 

Dr. Corey's clinical interests include all areas of hepatology including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), viral hepatitis including hepatitis B, C and D infection, autoimmune hepatitis, cholestatic liver disease including primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. In addition, Dr. Corey treats patients with hereditary forms of liver disease including hemochromatosis and alpha-1-antitrypsin disease. Dr. Corey is also a transplant hepatologist and evaluates patients in need of liver transplantation and cares for patients after liver transplant. Dr. Corey also performs endoscopies including diagnostic and therapeutic upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Dr. Corey's research focuses on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the development of non-invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of NAFLD.  Dr. Corey has lectured regionally and nationally on NAFLD. http://www.google.com/url?url=http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/threat-grows-from-liver-illness-tied-to-obesity/&rct=j&frm=1&q=&esrc=s&sa=U&ved=0CBQQFjAAahUKEwilp9mglu_GAhWBcj4KHez3BKU&usg=AFQjCNHQs-Ls3UdIN6lrFFbgi437unpsuw

In addition, Dr. Corey spends time at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in southwestern Uganda teaching about liver disease and endoscopy. http://mghcgh.org/stories-from-the-field/global-health-endoscopy/

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Corey's research focuses on lipid metabolism in patients with steatosis and steatohepatitis as well as the development of non-invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Dr. Corey also studies the interaction between obstructive sleep apnea and fatty liver disease. Dr. Corey also participates in numerous clinical trials including studies for hepatitis B and C treatment and post-transplant prevention of hepatitis C infection.
Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Threat grows from liver illness tied to obesity

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the link between obesity and the rise in liver diseases such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • The link between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

    Kathleen Corey, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fatty Liver Clinic and co-director of the Mass General Weight Center, discusses the connection between obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

  • Weight Center restructures

    ACCORDING TO RECENT DATA from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately one-third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese.

Contact

Gastroenterology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-0274
Fax: 617-724-5997

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