Thomas Leventhal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Thomas Leventhal

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 36
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Alyssa Gagni

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Transplant Hepatologist; Gastroenterologist; Critical Care Physician

Medical School, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Chief Resident, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Bachelor's Degree, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


I am a Transplant Hepatologist who has obtained additional training in Critical Care medicine. My passion is the treatment of critically ill patients with liver disease, particularly those with acute liver failure, and management of hospitalized patients before and after liver transplantation. My research focus is acute liver failure as well as outcomes in the pre and post transplant period.


  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Peri-Transplant Outcomes and Trials
  • Transitional Care (Pediatric-to-Adult Liver Transplant recipients)

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctors: Rising Stars MPLS/St Paul Magazine (2020, 2021)
    Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors (2021)
  • John Silvey Thompson III, M.D. Memorial Stanford Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Award (2016)

Professional Associations

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine


Research Summary/Interests

  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Hepatitis B Advocacy
  • Coagulopathy in Liver Disease
  • Hospital Management of Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Hepatic Manifestations of Telomere Biology Disorders


  • Anugwom CM, Parekh JR, Hwang C, MacConmara M, Lee WM, Leventhal TM. Comparison of Clinical Outcomes of Induction Regimens in Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure. Liver Transpl. 2021 Jan;27(1):27-33
  • Anugwom C, Leventhal T. Nivolumab-Induced Autoimmune-Like Cholestatic Hepatitis in a Liver Transplant Recipient. ACG Case Rep J. 2020 Jul 14;7(7):e00416
  • Alpern JD, Leventhal TM, Bahr NC. Improving Hepatitis B Care in the US: A Case for a New "Ryan White" Program. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020;31(3):1037-1043
  • Leventhal TM, Gottfried M, Olson JC, Subramanian RM, Hameed B, Lee WM; Acute Liver Failure Study Group. Acetaminophen is Undetectable in Plasma From More Than Half of Patients Believed to Have Acute Liver Failure Due to Overdose. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Sep;17(10):2110-2116.
  • Leventhal TM, Liu KD. What a Nephrologist Needs to Know About Acute Liver Failure. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015;22(5):376-381.


Academic Interests and Focus

Hepatology education for medical students, internal medicine residents, gastroenterology fellows, and nursing staff.



Clinics and Surgery Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Critical Care Medicine (eligible)

Clinical Interests

Cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, auto-immune liver disease, drug-induced liver injury, liver transplantation, liver cancer, hospitalized patients with liver disease, liver disease in persons with HIV/AIDS

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview