Mohamed Hassan, MD, FAASLD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Mohamed Hassan

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
GI Division

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Administrative Email

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Hepatologist / Gastroenterologist

Medical School, Somali National University, Mogdishu, Somalia

Residency, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Fellowship, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Fellowship, 1st University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy


Dr. Hassan became a faculty member as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine-Gastroenterology Division at the University of Minnesota in 2004. His responsibilities include: Endoscopic Services, in-patient consults, and out-patient clinics. Dr. Hassan has special interest in viral hepatitis and liver transplant medicine. He has established a viral hepatitis center here at the University of Minnesota and has four funded research projects on hepatitis B and C. He has published articles both in international and national medical journals on viral hepatitis and other related topics.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2015,2016)
  • Clinical Excellence Award at the University of Minnesota (2014)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2010-2011)
  • Schering Hepatology Fellowship Award (2003-2004)
  • Ronald and Waldenan S. Nickens Scientific Research Award, Howard University College of Medicine (2002)

Professional Associations

  • Director of Diversity, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota (2016-present)
  • Medical Director of Endoscopy, University of Minnesota Medical School (2009-2014)
  • Member, Minnesota Medical Association (2011-present) 
  • Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2000-present)
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology (2000-2004)



  • Tierney A, Huepfel W, Shaukat, AP, Lake, JR, Boldt M, Wang Q, Hassan MA. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Infection in a Large Immigrant Community. Springer Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Submitted for Publication. 2017.
  • Serrano O, Bangdiwala A, Vock D, Kirchner V, Yadav K, Pugalendhi A, Minja E, Dunn T, Finger E, Matas A, Kandaswamy R, Hassan MA, Payne W, Pruett T, Chinnakotla S. Clinical Significance of Pulmonary Nodules in the Pre Transplant Evaluation of Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. Submitted for Publication. 2017.
  • Saxena V, Khungar V… Hassan MA… Terrault N, Reddy R, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Current DAA Regimens in Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C: Results from the HCV-TARGET Study. Hepatology. Published online May 2017 15.
  • Elwir S, Anugwom C, Connor EK, Giama N, Ndzengue A, Menk J, Mohamed EA, Roberts LR, Hassan M. Barriers in Hepatitis C Treatment in Somali Patients: Comparison of the Interferon and the Direct Acting. Mayo Proceedings. Under Review. 2017.
  • Hassan MA, Kim RW, Ruosha L, Smith CI, Fried MW, Sterling RK, Ghany MC, Wahed AB, Ganova-Raeva LM, Roberts LR, Lok ASF. Characteristics of US-born versus Foreign-born Americans of African Descent with Chronic Hepatitis B. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017 May 19:1-11.



Liver (Hepatology) Clinic;University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Gastroenterology (2003)
  • Transplant Hepatology (2008)

Dr. Hassan is currently a member of AASLD. He received the AASLD Schering Hepatology Fellowship Award in 2003-2004.

Clinical Interests

Treatment and Management of Viral Hepatitis B and C; Evaluation and Management of Pre-Liver Transplant Patients; Management of Immune Suppression