Nathan Shores, MDNathan Shores
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine


Dr. Shores is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at Wofford College in biology and attended the Medical University of South Carolina for medical school where he was Valedictorian and AOA.

After completing his internal medicine residency at Duke University (Durham, NC), he was Chief fellow in gastroenterology at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC). In 2011 he completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in transplant hepatology at the University of California, San Francisco and is board certified for transplant hepatology.

His interests include the care of patients with cirrhosis, including liver transplantation. Dr. Shores treats all forms of liver disease and conducts clinical trials. He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Selected Publications

Chandra PK, Bao L, Song K, Aboulnasr FM, Baker DP, Shores N, Wimley WC, Liu S, Hagedorn CH, Fuchs SY, Wu T, Balart LA, Dash S. HCV Infection Selectively Impairs Type I but Not Type III IFN Signaling. Am J Pathol. 2014 Jan; 184(1):214-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.10.005. Epub 2013 Nov 9. Pubmed PMID: 24215913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3873489

Hambleton C, Buell J, Saggi B, Balart L, Shores NJ, Kandil E. Tyroid storm complicated by fuminant hepatic failure: case report and literature review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Nov; 122(11):679-82. Review. PubMed PMID: 24358627

Shores NJ, Dodge JL, Feng S, Terrault NA. Donor Risk Index for African American liver transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus. Hepatology. 2013 Oct;58(4):1263-9. doi: 10.1002/hep.26478. Epub 2013 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 23696235.

Friedlander P, Balart L, Shores NJ, Cannon RM, Saggi B, Jan T, Buell JF. Racial disparity in New Orleans: a faith-based approach to an age-old problem. Surgery. 2013 Apr;153(4):439-42. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2012.11.010. Epub 2012 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 23261027.

Hymel BM, Victor DW, Alvarez L, Shores NJ, Balart LA. Mastabol induced acute cholestasis: A case report. World J Hepatol. 2013 Mar 27;5(3):133-6. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v5.i3.133. PubMed PMID: 23556046; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3612572

Agarwal R, Buell J, Shores NJ. Flipping the switch. Hepatology. 2013 Feb; 57(2):851-2. doi: 10.1002/hep.26193. Erratum in: Hepatology. 2013 Sep;58(3):1193. PubMed PMID: 23225262

Ma L, Murea M, Snipes Ja, Marinelarena A, Kruger J, Hicks PJ, Langberg KA, Bostrom MA, Cooke KN, Suzuki D, Babazono T, Uzu T, Tang SC, Mondal AK, Sharma NK, Kobes S, Antinozzi PA, Davis M, Das SK, Rasouli N, Kern PA, Shores NJ, Rudel LL, Bluher M, Stumvoll M, Bowden DW, Maeda S, Parks JS, Kovacs P, Hanson RL, Baier LJ, Elbein SC, Freedman BI. An ACACB variant implicated in diabetic nephropathy associates with body mass index and gene expression in obese subjects. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56193. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056193. Epub 2013 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 23460794; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3584087

Jan T, Medvedev S, Cannon RM, Saggi B, McGee J, Paramesh A, Killackey M, Shores NJ, Slakey DP, Balart L, Buell JF. Racial disparity and their impact on heptocellular cancer outcomes in inner-city New Orleans. Surgery 2012 Oct; 152(4):661-6; discussion 666-7. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2012.07.008. Epub 2012 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 22935095

Nathan J Shores, Adolfo Fernandez, Kim R Geisinger, Kerry Link, Matt Davis, Janet Sawyer, Tam Nguyen, Larry Rudel. Non-Contrasted Computed Tomography for the Accurately Measure of Liver Steatosis in Obese Patients. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Epub ahead of print 12 Feb 2011.

In development: Nathan J Shores, Aldolfo Fernandez, Kim Geisinger, Kylie Kavanagh, Matt Davis, Tam Nguyen, Janet Sawyer, Larry Rudel. Hepatic Acyl-CoA: Cholesterol O-Acyltransferase 2 (ACAT2) Activity Predicts Hepatic Steatosis in Humans.

Shores NJ, Maida I, Perez-Saleme L, Núñez M. Virological rather than host factors are associated with transaminase levels among HIV-HCV-co-infected patients. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. 2010 Jan-Feb;9(1):15-9.

Shores, NJ, Bloomfeld, RS. Uvular Necrosis after Endoscopy. N Engl J Med 2009 361: e20.

Shores NJ, Maida I, Soriano V, Nunez M. Sexual transmission is associated with spontaneous HCV clearance in HIV-infected patients. J Hepatol. Sep 2008;49(3):323-328.

Shores NJ, Kimberly J. Seronegative hepatitis C-related fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis after renal transplant: a case report and review of the literature. NDT Plus 2008; doi: 10.1093/ndtplus/sfn027.

Shores NJ, Keeffe EB. Is Oral L-Acyl-Carnitine an Effective Therapy for Hepatic Encephalopathy? Review of the Literature. Dig Dis Sci. Feb 14 2008.

Rackoff A, Shores N, Willner I. Mesenteric venous thrombosis in a patient with pancreatitis and protein C deficiency. South Med J 2005; 98: 232-234



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