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Margaret C. Shuhart, MD, MS
Professor Emeritus
Dr. Shuhart is the medical director of the Hepatitis and Liver Clinic at Harborview Medical Center and a UW professor of medicine in the Gastroenterology Division. She practices general hepatology and is an expert in viral hepatitis, including HIV co-infection with hepatitis C or B. Dr. Shuhart also conducts research in the natural history and treatment of hepatitis B, and the treatment of hepatitis C.
Dr. Shuhart earned her bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. She came to the University of Washington for  the GI and hepatology fellowship training and joined the faculty in 1994. In 2003, she earned a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington.
Dr. Shuhart is board certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. She is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and has served as chair of their practice guidelines committee, overseeing the development of national guidelines for clinical care She is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.
Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

April 2019. Distinct phenotype and function of circulating Vδ1+ and Vδ2+ γδT-cells in acute and chronic hepatitis B. Chang KM, Traum D, Park JJ, Ho S, Ojiro K, Wong DK, Wahed AS, Terrault NA, Khalili M, Sterling RK, Janssen HLA, Shuhart MC, Lau DT, Roberts LR, Johnson GS, Kaplan DE, Betts MR, Lee WM, Lok ASF; Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN). PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr 18;15(4):e1007715. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007715. [Epub ahead of print]

September 2018. Hepatocellular carcinoma among US and non-US-born patients with chronic hepatitis B: Risk factors and age at diagnosis. Kennedy K, Graham SM, Arora N, Shuhart MC, Kim HN. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 25;13(9):e0204031. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204031. eCollection 2018.

March 2018. Relationship Between Metabolic Syndrome, Alanine Aminotransferase Levels, and Liver Disease Severity in a Multiethnic North American Cohort With Chronic Hepatitis B. Khalili M, Shuhart MC, Lombardero M, Feld JJ, Kleiner DE, Chung RT, Terrault NA, Lisker-Melman M, Sanyal A, Lok AS; Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN). Diabetes Care. 2018 Mar 29. pii: dc180040. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0040. [Epub ahead of print]

January 2015. Characteristics of Adults in the Hepatitis B Research Network in North America Reflect Their Country of Origin and HBV Genotype. Ghany M, Perrillo R, Li R, Belle SH, Janssen HL, Terrault NA, Shuhart MC, Lau DT, Kim WR, Fried MW, Sterling RK, Di Bisceglie AM, Han SH, Ganova-Raeva LM, Chang KM, Suk-Fong Lok A; Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN). Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Jan;13(1):183-92. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2014.06.028. Epub 2014 Jul 8.

July 2014. Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection. Sulkowski MS, Naggie S, Lalezari J, Fessel WJ, Mounzer K, Shuhart M, Luetkemeyer AF, Asmuth D, Gaggar A, Ni L, Svarovskaia E, Brainard DM, Symonds WT, Subramanian GM, McHutchison JG, Rodriguez-Torres M, Dieterich D; for the PHOTON-1 Investigators. JAMA. 2014 Jul 23;312(4):353-361. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734.

May 2013. Enhancement of hepatic 4-hydroxylation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 through CYP3A4 induction in vitro and in vivo: Implications for drug-induced osteomalacia. Wang Z, Lin YS, Dickmann LJ, Poulton EJ, Eaton DL, Lampe JW, Shen DD, Davis CL, Shuhart MC, Thummel KE. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 May;28(5):1101-16. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1839.

January 2013. Sulforaphane is not an effective antagonist of the human pregnane X-receptor in vivo. Poulton EJ, Levy L, Lampe JW, Shen DD, Tracy J, Shuhart MC, Thummel KE, Eaton DL. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2013 Jan 1;266(1):122-31. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2012.10.029. Epub 2012 Nov 12.

August 2012. Chronic immune activation is a distinguishing feature of liver and PBMC gene signatures from HCV/HIV coinfected patients and may contribute to hepatic fibrogenesis. Rasmussen AL, Wang IM, Shuhart MC, Proll SC, He Y, Cristescu R, Roberts C, Carter VS, Williams CM, Diamond DL, Bryan JT, Ulrich R, Korth MJ, Thomassen LV, Katze MG. Virology. 2012 Aug 15;430(1):43-52. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2012.04.011. Epub 2012 May 16.

August 2012. Human PXR-mediated induction of intestinal CYP3A4 attenuates 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) function in human colon adenocarcinoma LS180 cells. Zheng XE, Wang Z, Liao MZ, Lin YS, Shuhart MC, Schuetz EG, Thummel KE. Biochem Pharmacol. 2012 Aug 1;84(3):391-401. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2012.04.019. Epub 2012 May 4.

February 2012. Genetic and functional heterogeneity of the hepatitis C virus p7 ion channel during natural chronic infection. Li H, Atkins E, Bruckner J, McArdle S, Qiu WC, Thomassen LV, Scott J, Shuhart MC, Livingston S, Townshend-Bulson L, McMahon BJ, Harris M, Griffin S, Gretch DR. Virology. 2012 Feb 5;423(1):30-7. Epub 2011 Dec 14.

March 2011. Use of the AST to platelet ratio index in HCV/HIV co-infected patients. Singal AG, Thomassen LV, Gretch DR, Shuhart MC. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Mar;33(5):566-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2010.04560.x. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

March 2010. Hepatitis C virus induces oxidative stress, DNA damage and modulates the DNA repair enzyme NEIL1. Pal S, Polyak SJ, Bano N, Qiu WC, Carithers RL, Shuhart M, Gretch DR, Das A. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Mar;25(3):627-34. Epub 2010 Jan 14.

February 2010. Silymarin inhibits in vitro T-cell proliferation and cytokine production in hepatitis C virus infection. Morishima C, Shuhart MC, Wang CC, Paschal DM, Apodaca MC, Liu Y, Sloan DD, Graf TN, Oberlies NH, Lee DY, Jerome KR, Polyak SJ. Gastroenterology. 2010 Feb;138(2):671-81, 681.e1-2. Epub 2009 Sep 24.

April 2009. Reduced duodenal cytochrome P450 3A protein expression and catalytic activity in patients with cirrhosis. McConn DJ 2nd, Lin YS, Mathisen TL, Blough DK, Xu Y, Hashizume T, Taylor SL, Thummel KE, Shuhart MC. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Apr;85(4):387-93. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2008.292. Epub 2009 Feb 11.

August 2008. Factors predictive of significant hepatic fibrosis in adults with chronic hepatitis B and normal serum ALT. Wang CC, Lim LY, Deubner H, Tapia K, Lau AW, Manansala J, Krows M, Shuhart MC, Kowdley KV J Clin Gastroenterol. 2008 Aug;42(7):820-6

March 2008. Identification of human UDP-glucuronosyltransferases catalyzing hepatic 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 conjugation. Hashizume T, Xu Y, Mohutsky MA, Alberts J, Hadden C, Kalhorn TF, Isoherranen N, Shuhart MC, Thummel KE Biochem Pharmacol. 2008 Mar 1;75(5):1240-50. Epub 2007 Nov 22

October 2007. Hepatitis C virus activation in HIV-infected patients initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy. Kim HN, Harrington RD, Shuhart MC, Cook L, Morishima C, Jerome KR, Wang CC. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Oct;21(10):718-23.

August 2007. Preservation of intrahepatic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific CD4+ T cell responses despite global loss of CD4+ T cells in HCV/HIV coinfection. Morishima C, Shuhart MC, Yoshihara CS, Paschal DM, Silva MA, Thomassen LV, Emerson SS, Gretch DR J Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 15;196(4):577-86. Epub 2007 Jun 28

May 2007. Inhibition of T-cell inflammatory cytokines, hepatocyte NF-kappaB signaling, and HCV infection by standardized Silymarin. Polyak SJ, Morishima C, Shuhart MC, Wang CC, Liu Y, Lee DY. Gastroenterology. 2007 May;132(5):1925-36. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

October 2006. EUS-guided FNA diagnosis of pancreatic tuberculosis. Cheng R, Grieco VS, Shuhart MC, Rulyak SJ Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Oct;64(4):660-3. Epub 2006 Jul 26

July 2006. Identification of a specific gene expression pattern associated with HCV-induced pathogenesis in HCV- and HCV/HIV-infected individuals. Walters KA, Smith MW, Pal S, Thompson JC, Thomas MJ, Yeh MM, Thomas DL, Fitzgibbon M, Proll S, Fausto N, Gretch DR, Carithers RL Jr, Shuhart MC, Katze MG. Virology. 2006 Jul 5;350(2):453-64. Epub 2006 Mar 30.

May 2006. HIV Infection and Antiretroviral Therapy: Effect on Hepatitis C Virus Quasispecies Variability. Shuhart MC, Sullivan DG, Bekele K, Harrington RD, Kitahata MM, Mathisen TL, Thomassen LV, Emerson SS, Gretch DR J Infect Dis. 2006 May 1;193(9):1211-8. Epub 2006 Mar 28

March 2006. Intrahepatic hepatitis C virus replication correlates with chronic hepatitis C disease severity in vivo. Pal S, Shuhart MC, Thomassen L, Emerson SS, Su T, Feuerborn N, Kae J, Gretch DR J Virol. 2006 Mar;80(5):2280-90

February 2006. Decreased NK cell frequency in chronic hepatitis C does not affect ex vivo cytolytic killing. Morishima C, Paschal DM, Wang CC, Yoshihara CS, Wood BL, Yeo AE, Emerson SS, Shuhart MC, Gretch DR Hepatology. 2006 Feb 22;43(3):573-580

January 2006. Gene expression patterns that correlate with hepatitis C and early progression to fibrosis in liver transplant recipients. Smith MW, Walters KA, Korth MJ, Fitzgibbon M, Proll S, Thompson JC, Yeh MM, Shuhart MC, Furlong JC, Cox PP, Thomas DL, Phillips JD, Kushner JP, Fausto N, Carithers RL Jr, Katze MG Gastroenterology. 2006 Jan;130(1):179-87

January 2006. Intestinal and hepatic CYP3A4 catalyze hydroxylation of 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3): implications for drug-induced osteomalacia. Xu Y, Hashizume T, Shuhart MC, Davis CL, Nelson WL, Sakaki T, Kalhorn TF, Watkins PB, Schuetz EG, Thummel KE Mol Pharmacol. 2006 Jan;69(1):56-65. Epub 2005 Oct 5

April 2005. Comparison of amplification enzymes for Hepatitis C Virus quasispecies analysis. Polyak SJ, Sullivan DG, Austin MA, Dai JY, Shuhart MC, Lindsay KL, Bonkovsky HL, Di Bisceglie AM, Lee WM, Morishima C, Gretch DR; HALT-C Trial Group. Virol J. 2005 Apr 22;2:41.

September 2004. Kinetics of hepatitis B viral load during 48 weeks of treatment with 600 mg vs 100 mg of lamivudine daily. Wang CC, Holte S, Huang ML, Sacks SL, Engelberg R, Ferrenberg J, Shuhart M, Corey L. J Viral Hepat. 2004 Sep;11(5):443-7.

March 2003. Hepatitis C and alcohol: interactions, outcomes, and implications Bhattacharya R, Shuhart MC. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Mar;36(3):242-52

January 1998. Predictors of bile leaks after T-tube removal in orthotopic liver transplant recipients. Shuhart MC, Kowdley KV, McVicar JP, Rohrmann CA, McDonald MF, Wadland DW, Emerson SS, Carithers RL Jr, Kimmey MB. Liver Transpl Surg. 1998 Jan;4(1):62-70.

Contact Info

M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH

Residency in Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI

Fellowships in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Therapeutic Endoscopy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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