Biography

Nicole Rich, MD MSCS is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist with clinical expertise in the management of advanced liver disease and liver cancer. She earned her medical degree at the Ohio State University and subsequently moved to Dallas where she completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern. She received advanced fellowship training at UT Southwestern in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology on the NIH T32 research track. She joined the UT Southwestern faculty as Assistant Professor in 2018. Her clinical practice emphasizes compassionate care for patients with advanced liver disease and liver cancer at UT Southwestern and Parkland hospitals.

Dr. Rich is active in clinical and health services research. As a fellow, she was selected as a Clinical Research Scholar through the UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine and earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Sciences (MSCS) degree in May 2020. The core focus of her research is to understand and identify mechanisms contributing to racial/ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities among patients with chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer. She received the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar award in 2021 to develop a comprehensive population health research program focused on disparities in liver disease, leveraging the Southwestern Health Resources network.

Education

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

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Junior Faculty Award
    (2021-2024)
  • Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar Award
    (2021)
  • 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)