Nicole Rich, MD MS was born and raised in northeast Ohio, and earned her medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. She subsequently moved to Texas where she completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern. She received advanced training at UT Southwestern with fellowships in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

In 2016, she was selected as a Clinical Research Scholar through the Center for Translational Medicine at UT Southwestern under the mentorship of Dr. Amit Singal. She joined the faculty as Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases in 2018. She is active in clinical research and completed a Master's degree in Clinical Research (MSCS) program at UT Southwestern in May 2020. Dr. Rich is board-certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology, and sees patients at UT Southwestern and Parkland hospital. Her clinical practice emphasizes compassionate care for patients with advanced liver disease and liver cancer.  Her research focus is on healthcare disparities and outcomes among patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. 


Medical School
Ohio State University College of Medicine & Public Health (2011)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2017), Gastroenterology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Transplant Hepatology

Research Interest

  • Hepatitis C screening in underserved populations
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognosis and treatment
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in liver diseases
  • Sex and gender disparities in liver disease and liver cancer


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Honors & Awards

  • Academic Debates Winner
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) (2017)
  • Presidential Poster of Distinction Award
    American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) (2017)
  • Clinical and Translational Research Scholar
    UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine (2016)
  • Landacre Research Honor Society Inductee
    Ohio State University (2011)
  • Case Western Reserve University Honors
    Case Western Reserve University (2007)