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Tse-Ling Fong, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
HCC 322W Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 6153


Dr. Tse-Ling Fong is the medical director of the USC Liver Transplant Program. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southern California. Following his residency in internal medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, he completed a hepatology fellowship at the USC Liver Unit. He also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center before becoming a clinical associate with the Liver Diseases Section at the National Institutes of Health. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and members of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and Western Society for Clinical Investigation. Since 2002 he has been named every year to “Best Doctors in America” distinction.


Zhu J, Khemichian S, Nghiem D, Zhang SR, Limurti J, Saito T, Fong TL. Comparison of Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Hispanic and Asian Chronic Hepatitis B Patients in Southern California. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 Aug; 50(7):602-7. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Tien A, Jo KJ, Chu D, Cheung E, Mena EA, Phan QQ, Yu AS, Mohammed W, Velasco A, LeDuc VH, Nguyen N, Han SB, Chang M, Bae HS, Cho YW, Tong MJ, Cooper SL. Durability of Hepatitis B e Antigen Seroconversion in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Treated with Entecavir or Tenofovir. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Nov; 60(11):3465-72. View in: PubMed

Khemichian S, Hsieh MJ, Zhang SR, Limurti J, Kim J, Fong TL. Nucleoside-Nucleotide Analog Combination Therapy Is Effective in Preventing Recurrent Hepatitis B After Liver Transplantation. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Sep; 60(9):2807-12. View in: PubMed

Yeh KE, Marcus PS, Fong TL. Paraneoplastic Cholestasis Associated With Ovarian Dysgerminoma. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug; 126(2):431-4. View in: PubMed

Khemichian S, Lee B, Kahn J, Noureddin M, Kim B, Harper T, Esmailian Y, Fong TL. Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir Therapy for Recurrent Hepatitis C Infection After Liver Transplantation. Transplant Direct. 2015 Jul; 1(6):e21. View in: PubMed

Khemichian S, Lee B, Kahn J, Noureddin M, Kim B, Harper T, Esmailian Y, Fong TL. Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir Therapy for Recurrent Hepatitis C Infection After Liver Transplantation. Transplant Direct. 2015 Jul; 1(6):e21. View in: PubMed

Tien C, Xu JJ, Chan LS, Chang M, Lim C, Lee S, Huh B, Shinada S, Bae HS, Fong TL. Long-term treatment with tenofovir in asian-american chronic hepatitis B patients is associated with abnormal renal phosphate handling. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Feb; 60(2):566-72. View in: PubMed

Romero M, Palmer SL, Kahn JA, Ihde L, Lin LM, Kosco A, Shinar R, Ghandforoush A, Chan LS, Petrovic LM, Sher LS, Fong TL. Imaging Appearance in Acute Liver Failure: Correlation with Clinical and Pathology Findings. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Apr 2. View in: PubMed

Buxbaum J, Papademetriou M, Klipfel N, Selby R, Fong TL, Sharma O. Biliary sarcoidosis: early diagnosis minimizes the need for surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 1; 187(5):556-9. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Khemichian S, Shah T, Hutchinson IV, Cho YW. Combined liver-kidney transplantation is preferable to liver transplant alone for cirrhotic patients with renal failure. Transplantation. 2012 Aug 27; 94(4):411-6. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Cho YW, Hou L, Hutchinson IV, Barbers RG, Herrington CS. Outcomes after lung transplantation and practices of lung transplant programs in the United States regarding hepatitis C seropositive recipients. Transplantation. 2011 Jun 15; 91(11):1293-6. View in: PubMed

Khemichian S, Fong TL. Hepatic dysfunction in hyperthyroidism. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2011 May; 7(5):337-9. View in: PubMed

Petrovic LM, Palmer SL, Fong TL. A patient with Crohn's disease and portal hypertension. Nodular regenerative hyperplasia. Gastroenterology. 2011 Mar; 140(3):e3-4. View in: PubMed

Yang D, Arkfeld D, Fong TL. Development of anti-CCP-positive rheumatoid arthritis following pegylated interferon-a2a treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection. J Rheumatol. 2010 Aug 1; 37(8):1777. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Klontz KC, Canas-Coto A, Casper SJ, Durazo FA, Davern TJ, Hayashi P, Lee WM, Seeff LB. Hepatotoxicity due to hydroxycut: a case series. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Jul; 105(7):1561-6. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Hou L, Hutchinson IV, Cicciarelli JC, Cho YW. Impact of hepatitis C infection on outcomes after heart transplantation. Transplantation. 2009 Nov 15; 88(9):1137-41. View in: PubMed

Palta R, Thobani S, Donovan JA, Kanel GC, Gutierrez G, Fong TL. Prolonged cholestasis associated with benazepril therapy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan; 104(1):245-6. View in: PubMed

Kroeker KI, Bain VG, Shaw-Stiffel T, Fong TL, Yoshida EM. Adult liver transplant survey: policies towards eligibility criteria in Canada and the United States 2007. Liver Int. 2008 Nov; 28(9):1250-5. View in: PubMed

Simpson N, Cho YW, Cicciarelli JC, Selby RR, Fong TL. Comparison of renal allograft outcomes in combined liver-kidney transplantation versus subsequent kidney transplantation in liver transplant recipients: Analysis of UNOS Database. Transplantation. 2006 Nov 27; 82(10):1298-303. View in: PubMed

Sahota A, Zaghla H, Adkins R, Ramji A, Lewis S, Moser J, Sher LS, Fong TL. Predictors of employment after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2006 Jul-Aug; 20(4):490-5. View in: PubMed

Morgan TR, Weiss DG, Nemchausky B, Schiff ER, Anand B, Simon F, Kidao J, Cecil B, Mendenhall CL, Nelson D, Lieber C, Pedrosa M, Jeffers L, Bloor J, Lumeng L, Marsano L, McClain C, Mishra G, Myers B, Leo M, Ponomarenko Y, Taylor D, Chedid A, French S, Kanel G, Murray N, Pinto P, Fong TL, Sather MR. Colchicine treatment of alcoholic cirrhosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of patient survival. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):882-90. View in: PubMed

Jabbour N, Gagandeep S, Mateo R, Sher L, Strum E, Donovan J, Kahn J, Peyre CG, Henderson R, Fong TL, Selby R, Genyk Y. Live donor liver transplantation without blood products: strategies developed for Jehovah's Witnesses offer broad application. Ann Surg. 2004 Aug; 240(2):350-7. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Bunnapradist S, Jordan SC, Selby RR, Cho YW. Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database comparing renal allografts and patient survival in combined liver-kidney transplantation with the contralateral allografts in kidney alone or kidney-pancreas transplantation. Transplantation. 2003 Jul 27; 76(2):348-53. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Adkins RH, Govindarajan S, Post S, Waters RL. Prevalence of hepatitis C infection in a large urban hospital-based sample of individuals with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Nov; 83(11):1620-3. View in: PubMed

Han SH, Rice S, Cohen SM, Reynolds TB, Fong TL. Duplex Doppler ultrasound of the hepatic artery in patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2002 May-Jun; 34(5):573-7. View in: PubMed

Favreau JT, Ryu ML, Braunstein G, Orshansky G, Park SS, Coody GL, Love LA, Fong TL. Severe hepatotoxicity associated with the dietary supplement LipoKinetix. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Apr 16; 136(8):590-5. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Bunnapradist S, Jordan SC, Cho YW. Impact of hepatitis B core antibody status on outcomes of cadaveric renal transplantation: analysis of United network of organ sharing database between 1994 and 1999. Transplantation. 2002 Jan 15; 73(1):85-9. View in: PubMed

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