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
Amy Wang

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Administrative Email

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

  • 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


  • Leventhal TM, Hameed B, Mallery JS: Islands in the Stream: A Case of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Presenting with Isolated Gastric Varices. American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN 2008. Leventhal TM, Smith CI, Wang Q, Hassan MA: Comparison of Demographic, Virologic, and Outcome Characteristics of People with Chronic Hepatitis B in a Major US Urban Center. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 64th Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2013.
  • Attam R, Arain MA, Leslie DB, Tiewala MA, Leventhal TM, Freeman ML, Ikramuddin S. Endoscopic sutured gastropexy: a novel technique for performing a secure gastrostomy (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2014;79(6):1011-1014.
  • Attam R, Leventhal TM, Trikudanathan G, Arain MA, Freeman ML. Single session, trans-gastric ERCP using sutured gastropexy for treatment of pancreatic duct leak in a patient with RYGB anatomy and pancreatic divisum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015;81(4):1008-1009.
  • 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.
  • Leventhal TM. Effectiveness of Hypertonic Saline in Severe Hepatic Encephalopathy; as Evaluated by Quantitative CT analysis. Critical Care Journal Club. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Alpern JD, Leventhal TM, Bahr NC. High Prescription Drug Costs Hinder Adequate Treatment of Hepatitis B in the United States. Dec 2017.
  • Kubat R, Leventhal TM. Acute Hepatitis C as a Cause of Acute Liver Injury. Kans J Med. 2018;11(s1):35. eCollection 2018 Mar. 


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