Thomas Leventhal

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Medical Director, University of Minnesota Donor Center


Administrator Info
Name: GI Division
Phone: 612-625-8999
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 36, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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.

Research Summary

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

Clinical Summary

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


MD, Loyola University Chicago

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Internal Medicine, Residency
University of Minnesota
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Residency
University of Minnesota
Advanced/Transplant Hepatology , Fellowship
University of California
Gastroenterology, Fellowship
Critical Care, Fellowship
Stanford University

Honors and Recognition

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

Professional Memberships

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

Selected Publications

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, 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,
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,
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,