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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

Alcoholic Liver Disease

Barrett's Esophagus


Crohn's Disease

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with Control of Bleeding



Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Liver Biopsy

Liver Disease

Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant Medicine

Ulcerative Colitis


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

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 St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Federated Dublin Voluntary Hospitals, Dublin, Ireland
Internship Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Medical School University of Dublin, Ireland

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

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


Read Dr. Lucey’s articles on PubMed

PubMed Articles
Sussman NL Lucey MR Alcohol and Alcoholic Liver Disease. Clin Liver Dis . 2019 Feb;23(1):xiii-xiv
[PubMed ID: 30454837]
Lucey MR Alcohol-Associated Cirrhosis. Clin Liver Dis . 2019 Feb;23(1):115-126
[PubMed ID: 30454826]
Agarwal PD Lucey MR Genetic Variations Linked to Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Personalized Medicine Takes a Step Forward. Am J Gastroenterol . 2018 Oct;113(10):1435-1436
[PubMed ID: 30291316]
Lee BP Mehta N Platt L Gurakar A Rice JP Lucey MR Im GY Therapondos G Han H Victor DW Fix OK Dinges L Dronamraju D Hsu C Voigt MD Rinella ME Maddur H Eswaran S Hause J Foley D Ghobrial RM Dodge JL Li Z Terrault NA Outcomes of Early Liver Transplantation for Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Gastroenterology . 2018 Aug;155(2):422-430.e1
[PubMed ID: 29655837]
Phillips PK Caldis MW Hristov AD Lee AS Lucey MR Indications for and outcomes of liver transplantation in patients with alcohol-associated liver disease. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol . 2018 Jun;64(2):126-137
[PubMed ID: 29243894]
Mathurin P Lucey MR Alcohol, liver disease, and transplantation: shifting attitudes and new understanding leads to changes in practice. Curr Opin Organ Transplant . 2018 Apr;23(2):175-179
[PubMed ID: 29394165]
Beresford TP Lucey MR Towards Standardizing the Alcoholism Evaluation Of Potential Liver Transplant Recipients. Alcohol Alcohol . 2018 Mar 1;53(2):135-144
[PubMed ID: 29211831]
Jorgenson MR Descourouez JL Leverson GE McCreary EK Lucey MR Smith JA Redfield RR High-Dose Acyclovir for Cytomegalovirus Prophylaxis in Seropositive Abdominal Transplant Recipients. Ann Pharmacother . 2018 Jan;52(1):5-10
[PubMed ID: 28844151]
Lucey MR Redefining Successful Treatment of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis. Hepatology . 2017 Dec;66(6):1722-1723
[PubMed ID: 28741287]
Agarwal PD Phillips P Hillman L Lucey MR Lee F Mezrich JD Said A Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Improves Access to Therapy and Patient Survival. J Clin Gastroenterol . 2017 Oct;51(9):845-849
[PubMed ID: 28877082]
Lucey MR Impact of behaviors (smoking, treatment adherence, exercise, alcohol) on allograft function and outcomes. Liver Transpl . 2017 Oct;23(S1):S89-S91
[PubMed ID: 28846181]
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]
Kelly SG Campbell TC Hillman L Said A Lucey MR Agarwal PD The Utilization of Palliative Care Services in Patients with Cirrhosis who have been Denied Liver Transplantation: A Single Center Retrospective Review. Ann Hepatol . 2017 May - Jun;16(3):395-401
[PubMed ID: 28425409]
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]