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Rex G. Cheng, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Cheng is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His primary clinical focus is in the care of the liver including viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, PSC, PBC, autoimmune liver disease as well as liver transplantation. He also provides endoscopic procedures such as EGD and colonoscopy.

Dr. Cheng earned his bachelor's degree from California State University of Los Angeles and his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. Following his internship and residency in internal medicine at Duke, he came to the UW where he completed fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.
He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).
Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

August 2015. Irreversible Electroporation Can Effectively Ablate Hepatocellular Carcinoma to Complete Pathologic Necrosis. Cheng RG, Bhattacharya R, Yeh MM, Padia SA. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 Aug;26(8):1184-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2015.05.014. Epub 2015 Jun 26.

November 2013. Increased expression of intrinsic antiviral genes in HLA-B*57-positive individuals. Raposo RA, Abdel-Mohsen M, Holditch SJ, Kuebler PJ, Cheng RG, Eriksson EM, Liao W, Pillai SK, Nixon DF. J Leukoc Biol. 2013 Nov;94(5):1051-9. doi: 10.1189/jlb.0313150. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

February 2009. Herpes simplex virus and HIV-1: deciphering viral synergy. Cheng RG, Nixon DF. Lancet Infect Dis. 2009 Feb;9(2):74; author reply 74-5. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(09)70002-7.

Contact Info

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

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

Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center,
School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Internship, Internal Medicine, Duke University,
School of Medicine, Durham, NC

MD, Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

B.S. in Biochemistry, Magna Cum Laude, 
California State University, Los Angeles, CA

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