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Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship

Contact Information

University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA, 98195
UW Box Number: 356100
Unit: GI Pathology
F: (206) 598-0008

Research & Clinical Interests

Pathology and pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); Tumorigenesis of liver and pancreas; Pathogenesis of chronic viral hepatitis B and C; Transplantation pathology of liver; and Pathology of gastrointestinal tracts.

Representative Publications

Kleiner DE, Brunt EM, Natta MV, Behling C, Contos MJ, Cummings OW, Ferrell LD, Liu YC, Torbenson MS, Yeh M, McCullough AJ and Sanyal AJ for the NASH-CRN. Design and validation of a histologic scoring system for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Hepatology 2005;41:1313-1321.

Larter CZ, Yeh MM. Animal models of NASH: getting both pathology and metabolic context right. J Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2008;23:1635-48.

Yeh MM, Brunt EM. Pathology of Fatty Liver: Differential Diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Diagnostic Histopathology 2008;14:586-97.

Kuo FY, Swanson PE, Yeh MM. Pancreatic Acinar Tissue in Liver Explants: A Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Study. Am J Surg Pathol 2009;33:66-71.

Yeh MM, Daniel HD, Torbenson M. Hepatitis C Associated Hepatocellular Carcinomas in Non-Cirrhotic Livers. Mod Pathol 2010;23:276-83.

Mason WS, Aldrich CE, Litwin S, Liu C, Yeh MM. Clonal expansion of normal appearing human hepatocytes during chronic HBV infection. Journal of Virology 2010;84:8308-15.

Alexander J, Chu W, Swanson PE, MD, Yeh MM. The Significance of Plasma Cell Infiltrate in Acute Cellular Rejection of Liver Allografts. Human Pathology 2012;43:1645-50.

Chan ES, Alexander J, Swanson PE, Jain D, MD, Yeh MM. PDX-1, CDX-2, TTF-1 and CK7: A Reliable Immunohistochemical Panel for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2012;36:737-43.

Mathai AM, Kapadia MJ, Alexander J, Kernochan LE, Swanson PE, Yeh MM. Role of Foxp3 Positive Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Histologic Features and Clinical Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2012;36:980-6.

Alexander J, Torbenson M, Wu T-T, Yeh MM. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Contributes to Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Non-cirrhotic Liver: A Clinical and Pathological Study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013;28:848-54.

Mathai AM, Alexander J, Kuo F-Y, Torbenson M, Swanson PE, Yeh MM. Type II Ground Glass Hepatocytes as a Marker of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Chronic Hepatitis B. Human Pathology in press.


M.D., National Taiwan University, School of Medicine, Taipei

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, PA

Residency in Pathology, George Washington University, DC

Fellowship in Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Board Certified, American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)

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