Nicole Rich, M.D. 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. 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 of patients with advanced liver disease 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/ethnic disparities in liver diseases


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to reduce health disparities in hepatitis C screening: a pre-post analysis.
Jain MK, Rich NE, Ahn C, Turner BJ, Sanders JM, Adamson B, Quirk L, Perryman P, Santini NO, Singal AG, Hepatology 2019 Apr
Comparative Analysis of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis- Versus Viral Hepatitis- and Alcohol-Related Liver Disease-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Hester CA, Rich NE, Singal AG, Yopp AC, J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2019 Apr 17 4 322-329
Systematic review with meta-analysis: recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma following direct-acting antiviral therapy.
Saraiya N, Yopp AC, Rich NE, Odewole M, Parikh ND, Singal AG Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 2018 Jul 48 2 127-137
Surveillance Imaging and Alpha Fetoprotein for Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Meta-analysis.
Tzartzeva K, Obi J, Rich NE, Parikh ND, Marrero JA, Yopp A, Waljee AK, Singal AG Gastroenterology 2018 05 154 6 1706-1718.e1

Honors & Awards

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Academic Debates Winner
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Presidential Poster of Distinction Award
  • Clinical and Translational Research Scholar, UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine
  • NIH T32 Research Fellow, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, UT Southwestern
  • Landacre Research Honor Society Inductee, Ohio State University
  • Mortar Board Honor Society, Case Western Reserve University