TitleAssociate Professor Emeritus
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address6620 MAIN
Houston, TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor Emeritus
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
    DivisionSurgery-Transplant Division

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    Dr. Norman L. Sussman is leading an effort to improve medical resources in rural and underserved communities in Texas using a videoconference outreach model. He is also continuing to refine methods of assessing risk in patient with acute liver failure.

    Dr. Sussman is an active member of the Baylor - St. Luke’s Liver Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Transplant Hepatology. His clinical interests cover all aspects of liver disease, and his research interests include assessment and management of acute liver failure, artificial liver support, new agents to treat viral hepatitis, and complications of advanced cirrhosis.

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    R29DK039552     (SUSSMAN, NORMAN L)Jan 1, 1989 - Dec 31, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Myneedu K, Chavez LO, Sussman NL, Michael M, Padilla A, Zuckerman MJ. Autoimmune Hepatitis in a Patient With Common Variable Immunodeficiency. ACG Case Rep J. 2021 Mar; 8(3):e00547. PMID: 34549051.
    2. Darr U, Sussman NL. Drug-Induced Liver Injury in the Setting of Analgesic Use. Clin Liver Dis. 2020 02; 24(1):121-129. PMID: 31753245.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. DuBrock HM, Salgia RJ, Sussman NL, Bartolome SD, Kadry Z, Mulligan DC, Jenkins S, Lackore K, Channick RN, Kawut SM, Krowka MJ. Portopulmonary Hypertension: A Survey of Practice Patterns and Provider Attitudes. Transplant Direct. 2019 Jun; 5(6):e456. PMID: 31321292.
      Citations: 2     
    4. Shiffman ML, Sussman NL, Ravendhran N, Ditmyer M, Kowdley KV, Kugelmas M. Financial Compensation For Hepatologists in Different Practice Settings. Hepatology. 2019 06; 69(6):2664-2671. PMID: 30586171.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Sussman NL, Lucey MR. Alcohol and Alcoholic Liver Disease. Clin Liver Dis. 2019 02; 23(1):xiii-xiv. PMID: 30454837.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Villarreal JA, Sussman NL. Extracorporeal Liver Support in Patients with Acute Liver Failure. Tex Heart Inst J. 2019 02; 46(1):67-68. PMID: 30833847.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    7. Rana A, Ackah RL, Webb GJ, Halazun KJ, Vierling JM, Liu H, Wu MF, Yoeli D, Kueht M, Mindikoglu AL, Sussman NL, Galván NT, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. No Gains in Long-term Survival After Liver Transplantation Over the Past Three Decades. Ann Surg. 2019 01; 269(1):20-27. PMID: 29303806.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Chhatwal J, Sussman NL. Universal Screening for Hepatitis C: An Important Step in Virus Elimination. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 04; 17(5):835-837. PMID: 30528843.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    9. Khaderi S, Sussman N, Kanwal F. Project ECHO: The Specialist Will See You Now. Hepatology. 2018 12; 68(6):2066-2068. PMID: 30033576.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Grome L, Jalalabadi F, Fordis CM, Sussman NL, Reece EM. Bootstrapping Your Telehealth Program. Semin Plast Surg. 2018 Nov; 32(4):162-165. PMID: 30357035.
    11. Jalalabadi F, Shultz KP, Sussman NL, Fisher WE, Reece EM. Initiating Telehealth in a Complex Organization. Semin Plast Surg. 2018 Nov; 32(4):159-161. PMID: 30357052.
      Citations: 1     
    12. Rana A, Sigireddi RR, Halazun KJ, Kothare A, Wu MF, Liu H, Kueht ML, Vierling JM, Sussman NL, Mindikoglu AL, Miloh T, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Predicting Liver Allograft Discard: The Discard Risk Index. Transplantation. 2018 09; 102(9):1520-1529. PMID: 29485514.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Ganger DR, Rule J, Rakela J, Bass N, Reuben A, Stravitz RT, Sussman N, Larson AM, James L, Chiu C, Lee WM. Acute Liver Failure of Indeterminate Etiology: A Comprehensive Systematic Approach by An Expert Committee to Establish Causality. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 09; 113(9):1319. PMID: 29946176.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Extracorporeal cellular therapy (ELAD) in severe alcoholic hepatitis: A multinational, prospective, controlled, randomized trial. Liver Transpl. 2018 05; 24(5):711. PMID: 29385313.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Rana A, Witte ED, Halazun KJ, Sood GK, Mindikoglu AL, Sussman NL, Vierling JM, Kueht ML, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Liver transplant length of stay (LOS) index: A novel predictive score for hospital length of stay following liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2017 Dec; 31(12). PMID: 29044759.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. DuBrock HM, Goldberg DS, Sussman NL, Bartolome SD, Kadry Z, Salgia RJ, Mulligan DC, Kremers WK, Kawut SM, Krowka MJ, Channick RN. Predictors of Waitlist Mortality in Portopulmonary Hypertension. Transplantation. 2017 07; 101(7):1609-1615. PMID: 28207639.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Goss M, Reese J, Kueht M, Vierling JM, Mindikoglu AL, Sussman NL, Kaplan B, Wood RP, Rana AA. A Surge in cadaveric liver donors and a national narcotic epidemic: Is there an association? Liver Transpl. 2017 05; 23(5):698-700. PMID: 28295986.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Sussman NL, Remien CH. The Headache of Acetaminophen Overdose: Getting the NAC. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 04; 15(4):563-564. PMID: 28017841.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Thornton K, Deming P, Manch RA, Moore A, Kohli A, Gish R, Sussman NL, Khaderi S, Scott J, Mera J, Box T, Qualls C, Sedillo M, Arora S. Is response guided therapy dead? Low cure rates in patients with detectable hepatitis C virus at week 4 of treatment. Hepatol Int. 2016 Jul; 10(4):624-31. PMID: 27098355.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Carrion AF, Khaderi SA, Sussman NL. Model for end-stage liver disease limbo, model for end-stage liver disease purgatory, and the dilemma of treating hepatitis C in patients awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2016 Mar; 22(3):279-80. PMID: 26663608.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Sussman NL. Treatment of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy. Clin Liver Dis. 2015 Aug; 19(3):551-63. PMID: 26195208.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Khaderi SA, Sussman NL. Screening for malignancy in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2015 Apr; 17(4):17. PMID: 25786901.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Artificial liver. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Sep; 12(9):1439-42. PMID: 24909908.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Khaderi S, Khan R, Safdar Z, Stribling R, Vierling JM, Goss JA, Sussman NL. Long-term follow-up of portopulmonary hypertension patients after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Jun; 20(6):724-7. PMID: 24648168.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Sussman NL, Remien CH, Kanwal F. The end of hepatitis C. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr; 12(4):533-6. PMID: 24480676.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Remien CH, Sussman NL, Adler FR. Mathematical modelling of chronic acetaminophen metabolism and liver injury. Math Med Biol. 2014 Sep; 31(3):302-17. PMID: 23788256.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Ganeshan DM, Salem U, Viswanathan C, Balachandran A, Garg N, Silverman P, Bhosale P. Complications of oncologic therapy in the abdomen and pelvis: a review. Abdom Imaging. 2013 Feb; 38(1):1-21. PMID: 22806412.
    28. Safdar Z, Bartolome S, Sussman N. Portopulmonary hypertension: an update. Liver Transpl. 2012 Aug; 18(8):881-91. PMID: 22674534.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Remien CH, Adler FR, Waddoups L, Box TD, Sussman NL. Mathematical modeling of liver injury and dysfunction after acetaminophen overdose: early discrimination between survival and death. Hepatology. 2012 Aug; 56(2):727-34. PMID: 22331703.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Sussman NL, Kochar R, Fallon MB. Pulmonary complications in cirrhosis. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2011 Jun; 16(3):281-8. PMID: 21543981.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Salek J, Byrne J, Box T, Longo N, Sussman N. Recurrent liver failure in a 25-year-old female. Liver Transpl. 2010 Sep; 16(9):1049-53. PMID: 20818742.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Sussman NL, McGuire BM, Kelly JH. Hepatic assist devices: will they ever be successful? Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2009 Feb; 11(1):64-8. PMID: 19166661.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    33. Sussman NL, Lee PL, Dries AM, Schwartz MR, Barton JC. Multi-organ iron overload in an African-American man with ALAS2 R452S and SLC40A1 R561G. Acta Haematol. 2008; 120(3):168-73. PMID: 19066423.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Sussman N. Interpreting antidepressant clinical trials. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Oct-Dec; 19(4):215-20. PMID: 18058279.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Agha A, Sussman N. Acute hepatic dysfunction with abdominal pain and ascites. MedGenMed. 2007 May 09; 9(2):31. PMID: 17955086.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Sussman N. Translating Science Into Service: Lessons Learned From the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) Study. Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2007; 9(5):331-7. PMID: 17998951.
      Citations: 4     
    37. Sussman N, Kaza V, Barshes N, Stribling R, Goss J, O'Mahony C, Zhang E, Vierling J, Frost A. Successful liver transplantation following medical management of portopulmonary hypertension: a single-center series. Am J Transplant. 2006 Sep; 6(9):2177-82. PMID: 16796721.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Stribling R, Sussman N, Vierling JM. Treatment of hepatitis C infection. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2006 Jun; 35(2):463-86. PMID: 16880075.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Woofter A, Sussman N. Jaundice in a traveler returning from India. MedGenMed. 2006 Feb 16; 8(1):48. PMID: 16915178.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Clark RD, Wolohan PR, Hodgkin EE, Kelly JH, Sussman NL. Modelling in vitro hepatotoxicity using molecular interaction fields and SIMCA. J Mol Graph Model. 2004 Jul; 22(6):487-97. PMID: 15182808.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    41. Sussman N. The implications of weight changes with antipsychotic treatment. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2003 Jun; 23(3 Suppl 1):S21-6. PMID: 12832946.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Dunner DL, Laird LK, Zajecka J, Bailey L, Sussman N, Seabolt JL. Six-year perspectives on the safety and tolerability of nefazodone. J Clin Psychiatry. 2002; 63 Suppl 1:32-41. PMID: 11890563.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Kelly JH, Sussman NL. A fluorescent cell-based assay for cytochrome P-450 isozyme 1A2 induction and inhibition. J Biomol Screen. 2000 Aug; 5(4):249-54. PMID: 10992045.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    44. Castaneda R, Sussman N, Levy R, Trujillo M. A Treatment Algorithm for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Cocaine-Dependent Adults: A One-Year Private Practice Study with Long-Acting Stimulants, Fluoxetine, and Bupropion. Subst Abus. 1999 Mar; 20(1):59-71. PMID: 12511821.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    
    45. Sussman N. Anxiolytic antidepressant augmentation. J Clin Psychiatry. 1998; 59 Suppl 5:42-8; discussion 49-50. PMID: 9635547.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Extracorporeal liver support: cell-based therapy for the failing liver. Am J Kidney Dis. 1997 Nov; 30(5 Suppl 4):S66-71. PMID: 9372981.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    47. Ellis AJ, Hughes RD, Wendon JA, Dunne J, Langley PG, Kelly JH, Gislason GT, Sussman NL, Williams R. Pilot-controlled trial of the extracorporeal liver assist device in acute liver failure. Hepatology. 1996 Dec; 24(6):1446-51. PMID: 8938179.
      Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    48. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Artificial liver support. Clin Invest Med. 1996 Oct; 19(5):393-9. PMID: 8889280.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    49. Sussman NL, Lake JR. Treatment of hepatic failure--1996: current concepts and progress toward liver dialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 1996 May; 27(5):605-21. PMID: 8629619.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Lake JR, Sussman NL. Determining prognosis in patients with fulminant hepatic failure: when you absolutely, positively have to know the answer. Hepatology. 1995 Mar; 21(3):879-82. PMID: 7875687.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Sussman NL, Finegold MJ, Barish JP, Kelly JH. A case of syncytial giant-cell hepatitis treated with an extracorporeal liver assist device. Am J Gastroenterol. 1994 Jul; 89(7):1077-82. PMID: 7517100.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    52. Sussman NL, Gislason GT, Kelly JH. Extracorporeal liver support. Application to fulminant hepatic failure. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1994 Jun; 18(4):320-4. PMID: 8071519.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    53. Sussman NL, Gislason GT, Conlin CA, Kelly JH. The Hepatix extracorporeal liver assist device: initial clinical experience. Artif Organs. 1994 May; 18(5):390-6. PMID: 8037614.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Gislason GT, Lobdell DD, Kelly JH, Sussman NL. A treatment system for implementing an extracorporeal liver assist device. Artif Organs. 1994 May; 18(5):385-9. PMID: 8037613.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    55. Kelly JH, Sussman NL. The hepatix extracorporeal liver assist device in the treatment of fulminant hepatic failure. ASAIO J. 1994 Jan-Mar; 40(1):83-5. PMID: 7514459.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    56. Wood RP, Katz SM, Ozaki CF, Monsour HP, Gislason GT, Kelly JH, Sussman NL. Extracorporeal liver assist device (ELAD): a preliminary report. Transplant Proc. 1993 Aug; 25(4 Suppl 3):53-4. PMID: 8351720.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Artificial liver: a forthcoming attraction. Hepatology. 1993 Jun; 17(6):1163-4. PMID: 8514267.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Improved liver function following treatment with an extracorporeal liver assist device. Artif Organs. 1993 Jan; 17(1):27-30. PMID: 8422230.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Liver assist devices (LADs) will not be used to treat fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), but its consequences, namely hepatic encephalopathy (HE) Artif Organs. 1993 Jan; 17(1):43-5. PMID: 8422234.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Sussman NL, Kelly JH. Extracorporeal liver assist in the treatment of fulminant hepatic failure. Blood Purif. 1993; 11(3):170-4. PMID: 8280439.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    61. Kelly JH, Koussayer T, He D, Chong MG, Shang TA, Whisennand HH, Sussman NL. Assessment of an extracorporeal liver assist device in anhepatic dogs. Artif Organs. 1992 Aug; 16(4):418-22. PMID: 10078286.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    62. Sussman NL, Chong MG, Koussayer T, He DE, Shang TA, Whisennand HH, Kelly JH. Reversal of fulminant hepatic failure using an extracorporeal liver assist device. Hepatology. 1992 Jul; 16(1):60-5. PMID: 1618484.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    63. Kelly JH, Koussayer T, He DE, Chong MG, Shang TA, Whisennand HH, Sussman NL. An improved model of acetaminophen-induced fulminant hepatic failure in dogs. Hepatology. 1992 Feb; 15(2):329-35. PMID: 1735538.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    64. Ballenger JC, McDonald S, Noyes R, Rickels K, Sussman N, Woods S, Patin J, Singer J. The first double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a partial benzodiazepine agonist abecarnil (ZK 112-119) in generalized anxiety disorder. Psychopharmacol Bull. 1991; 27(2):171-9. PMID: 1681563.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    65. Sussman NL, Eliakim R, Rubin D, Perlmutter DH, DeSchryver-Kecskemeti K, Alpers DH. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase is secreted bidirectionally from villous enterocytes. Am J Physiol. 1989 Jul; 257(1 Pt 1):G14-23. PMID: 2546440.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    66. Go MF, Schonfeld G, Pfleger B, Cole TG, Sussman NL, Alpers DH. Regulation of intestinal and hepatic apoprotein synthesis after chronic fat and cholesterol feeding. J Clin Invest. 1988 May; 81(5):1615-20. PMID: 3130399.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    67. Seetharam S, Sussman NL, Komoda T, Alpers DH. The mechanism of elevated alkaline phosphatase activity after bile duct ligation in the rat. Hepatology. 1986 May-Jun; 6(3):374-80. PMID: 3710426.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    68. Sussman NL, Seetharam S, Blaufuss MC, Alpers DH. Translation of rat intestinal RNA yields two alkaline phosphatases. Biochem J. 1986 Mar 15; 234(3):563-8. PMID: 2424431.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    69. SUSSMAN N. The autonomic nervous system in rheumatoid arthritis; a preliminary report on the use of D.H.E.-45. Med Times. 1952 Sep; 80(9):560-3. PMID: 12992244.
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