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Michael R. Lucey, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lucey's practice is devoted to advanced hepatology (e.g., diseases of the liver) and liver transplantation.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Transplant Medicine

UW Health Clinics

Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
University Hospital
(608) 262-5420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
UnityPoint Health - Meriter, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Gastroenterology
Transplant Hepatology
Fellowship Kings College Hospital, London, England
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England
Residency Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals, Dublin, Ireland
St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Internship Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Medical School University of Dublin, Ireland


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013


Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Lucey’s research interests include alcoholic liver disease and liver transplantation.


Read Dr. Lucey’s articles on PubMed

PubMed Articles
Fleming MF Smith MJ Oslakovic E Lucey MR Vue JX Al-Saden P Levitsky J . Phosphatidylethanol Detects Moderate-to-Heavy Alcohol Use in Liver Transplant Recipients. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Apr;41(4):857-862
[PubMed ID: 28196282]
Daniel KE Eickhoff J Lucey MR . Why do patients die after a liver transplantation? Clin Transplant. 2017 Mar;31(3)
[PubMed ID: 28039946]
Lucey MR . Liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis- The PRO view. Liver Int. 2017 Mar;37(3):343-344
[PubMed ID: 28240837]
Cheong J Galanko JA Arora S Cabezas J Ndugga NJ Lucey MR Hayashi PH Barritt AS Bataller R . Reduced impact of renal failure on the outcome of patients with alcoholic liver disease undergoing liver transplantation. Liver Int. 2017 Feb;37(2):290-298
[PubMed ID: 27258535]
Phillips PK Lucey MR . Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis: Therapy. Clin Liver Dis. 2016 Aug;20(3):509-19
[PubMed ID: 27373613]
Im GY Lucey MR . Practical Concerns and Controversies in the Management of Alcoholic Hepatitis. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2016 Aug;12(8):478-489
[PubMed ID: 27917083]
Samala N Wright EC Buckler AG Vargas V Shetty K Reddy KR Lucey MR Alter HJ Hoofnagle JH Ghany MG . Hepatitis E Virus Does Not Contribute to Hepatic Decompensation Among Patients With Advanced Chronic Hepatitis C. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun;14(6):896-902
[PubMed ID: 26820399]
Lucey MR Rice JP . Alcoholic relapse damages liver allografts. Liver Transpl. 2016 Jun;22(6):720-2
[PubMed ID: 27043926]
Crabb DW Bataller R Chalasani NP Kamath PS Lucey M Mathurin P McClain C McCullough A Mitchell MC Morgan TR Nagy L Radaeva S Sanyal A Shah V Szabo G . Standard Definitions and Common Data Elements for Clinical Trials in Patients With Alcoholic Hepatitis: Recommendation From the NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Consortia. Gastroenterology. 2016 Apr;150(4):785-90
[PubMed ID: 26921783]
McPherson S Lucey MR Moriarty KJ . Decompensated alcohol related liver disease: acute management. BMJ. 2016 Jan 26;352:i124
[PubMed ID: 26812946]
Benson M Lucey M Pfau P . Caecal intubation rates and colonoscopy competency. Gut. 2015 Feb;64(2):359
[PubMed ID: 24717933]
Benson M Lucey M Pfau P . Training the competent colonoscopist. Gastroenterology. 2014 Sep;147(3):708-9
[PubMed ID: 25058019]
Ghabril M Lucey M . Is it time to recalibrate the MELD exception points attributed for hepatopulmonary syndrome? Gastroenterology. 2014 May;146(5):1158-60
[PubMed ID: 24680966]
Lucey MR . Liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 May;11(5):300-7
[PubMed ID: 24393837]
Lucey MR . Liver transplantation for alcoholic cirrhosis in Japan. Liver Transpl. 2014 Mar;20(3):255-6
[PubMed ID: 24478042]
Rice JP Eickhoff J Agni R Ghufran A Brahmbhatt R Lucey MR . Abusive drinking after liver transplantation is associated with allograft loss and advanced allograft fibrosis. Liver Transpl. 2013 Dec;19(12):1377-86
[PubMed ID: 24115392]
Musat AI Pigott CM Ellis TM Agni RM Leverson GE Powell AJ Richards KR D'Alessandro AM Lucey MR . Pretransplant donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies as predictors of early allograft rejection in ABO-compatible liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Oct;19(10):1132-41
[PubMed ID: 23873778]
Rice JP Lucey MR . Should length of sobriety be a major determinant in liver transplant selection? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2013 Jun;18(3):259-64
[PubMed ID: 23492643]
Lucey MR . In patients with a first episode of severe alcoholic hepatitis non-responsive to medical therapy, early liver transplant increases 6-month survival. Evid Based Med. 2013 Feb;18(1):21-2
[PubMed ID: 22736660]
Lucey MR Terrault N Ojo L Hay JE Neuberger J Blumberg E Teperman LW . Long-term management of the successful adult liver transplant: 2012 practice guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society of Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Jan;19(1):3-26
[PubMed ID: 23281277]