John A. Donovan, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator) (Part-Time)

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Dr. Donovan attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate before returning years later for his residency at LAC+USC Medical Center. He teaches Medical Students, Medicine Residents and GI fellows about Liver Transplant Hepatology. Dr. Donovan has been published in numerous medical journals and written book chapters, abstracts and peer-reviewed articles. Of additional note, Dr. Donovan has served as Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Liver Foundation and served as past president of the Southern California Society of Gastroenterology.


  • Keck School of Medicine of USC: Faculty Teaching Award, 2011-2012
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles: Fellow of the Year, 1995


  • A Pilot Study of a Palliative Care Service Embedded in a Hepatology Clinic at a Large Public Hospital J Palliat Med. 2023 06; 26(6):776-783. . View in PubMed
  • A phase II, multicenter, open-label, randomized trial of pegfilgrastim for patients with alcohol-associated hepatitis EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Dec; 54:101689. . View in PubMed
  • Disseminated Mycobacterium bovis infection after deceased donor liver transplantation: A case report Clin Case Rep. 2021 Aug; 9(8):e04684. . View in PubMed
  • IgG:IgM Ratios of Liver Plasma Cells Reveal Similar Phenotypes of Primary Biliary Cholangitis With and Without Features of Autoimmune Hepatitis Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 02; 19(2):397-399. . View in PubMed
  • Prediction of histologic alcoholic hepatitis based on clinical presentation limits the need for liver biopsy Hepatol Commun. 2017 12; 1(10):1070-1084. . View in PubMed
  • Nodular regenerative hyperplasia causing portal hypertension in a patient with chronic graft versus host disease: response to sirolimus Acta Haematol. 2014; 132(1):49-52. . View in PubMed
  • Biliary manifestations of systemic diseases Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2013 Apr; 23(2):333-46. . View in PubMed
  • Prolonged cholestasis associated with benazepril therapy Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan; 104(1):245-6. . View in PubMed
  • 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