Mohamed Hassan, MD, FAASLD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Divison of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition

Mohamed Hassan

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 36
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Kelsey Kuno

Administrative Phone
612-624-9684

Administrative Email
Kunox005@umn.edu

Associate Professor of Medicine, Divison of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition


Hepatologist / Gastroenterologist


Medical School, Somali National University, Mogdishu, Somalia

Internal Medicine Residency, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Fellowship, 1st University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy

Summary

Dr. Hassan became a faculty member as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine-Gastroenterology Division at the University of Minnesota in 2004. His responsibilities include: Endoscopic Services, in-patient consults, and out-patient clinics. Dr. Hassan has special interest in viral hepatitis and liver transplant medicine. He has established a viral hepatitis center here at the University of Minnesota and has four funded research projects on hepatitis B and C. He has published articles both in international and national medical journals on viral hepatitis and other related topics.

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2015,2016)
  • Clinical Excellence Award at the University of Minnesota (2014)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, University of Minnesota Medical School (2010-2011)
  • Schering Hepatology Fellowship Award (2003-2004)
  • Ronald and Waldenan S. Nickens Scientific Research Award, Howard University College of Medicine (2002)

Professional Associations

  • Director of Diversity, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota (2016-present)
  • Medical Director of Endoscopy, University of Minnesota Medical School (2009-2014)
  • Member, Minnesota Medical Association (2011-present) 
  • Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2000-present)
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology (2000-2004)

Research

Publications

  • Tierney A, Huepfel W, Shaukat, AP, Lake, JR, Boldt M, Wang Q, Hassan MA. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Infection in a Large Immigrant Community. Springer Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Submitted for Publication. 2017.
  • Serrano O, Bangdiwala A, Vock D, Kirchner V, Yadav K, Pugalendhi A, Minja E, Dunn T, Finger E, Matas A, Kandaswamy R, Hassan MA, Payne W, Pruett T, Chinnakotla S. Clinical Significance of Pulmonary Nodules in the Pre Transplant Evaluation of Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. Submitted for Publication. 2017.
  • Saxena V, Khungar V… Hassan MA… Terrault N, Reddy R, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Current DAA Regimens in Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C: Results from the HCV-TARGET Study. Hepatology. Published online May 2017 15.
  • Elwir S, Anugwom C, Connor EK, Giama N, Ndzengue A, Menk J, Mohamed EA, Roberts LR, Hassan M. Barriers in Hepatitis C Treatment in Somali Patients: Comparison of the Interferon and the Direct Acting. Mayo Proceedings. Under Review. 2017.
  • Hassan MA, Kim RW, Ruosha L, Smith CI, Fried MW, Sterling RK, Ghany MC, Wahed AB, Ganova-Raeva LM, Roberts LR, Lok ASF. Characteristics of US-born versus Foreign-born Americans of African Descent with Chronic Hepatitis B. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017 May 19:1-11.
  • Morales AL, Liriano-Ward L, Tierney A, Sang M, Lalos A, Hassan MA, Nair V, Schiano T, Satoskar R, Smith C. Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir is effective and well tolerated in post-kidney transplant patients with chronic hepatitis C virus. Clinical Transplantation. 2017 May;31(5)
  • Elwir S, Thompson, J, Amateau SK, Trikudanathan G, Attam R, Hassan MA, Kandaswamy R, Pruett R, Lake J, Chinnakotla S, Freeman ML, Arain SK. Endoscopic Management of Biliary Leaks and Strictures After Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Optimizing Techniques for Successful Management. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2017 62(1): 244.
  • Sulkowski MS, Vargas HE, Di Bisceglie AM, Kuo A, Reddy KR, Lim JK, Morelli G, Darling JM, Feld JJ, Brown RS, Frazier LM, Stewart TG, Fried… Hassan, MA… Szabo G, Terrault N.A, Trautwein C, Watts K, Williams A, Zeuzem S, et al. Effectiveness of Simeprevir Plus Sofosbuvir, with or Without Ribavirin, in Real-World Patients with HCV Genotype 1 Infection. Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb;150(2): 419-429.
  • Kwok RM, Ahn JB, Schiano TD, Te HS, Potosky DR, Tierney A, Satoskar R, Robertazzi S, Rodigas C, Lee Sang M, Wiegel J, Patel N, Gripshover J, Hassan MA, Branch A, Smith CI Sofosbuvir plus ledispasvir for recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant recipients. Liver Transplantation. 2016; 22(11): 1536-1543.

Clinical

Clinics

Liver (Hepatology) Clinic;University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Gastroenterology (2003)
  • Transplant Hepatology (2008)

Dr. Hassan is currently a member of AASLD. He received the AASLD Schering Hepatology Fellowship Award in 2003-2004.

Clinical Interests

Treatment and Management of Viral Hepatitis B and C; Evaluation and Management of Pre-Liver Transplant Patients; Management of Immune Suppression