Giuseppe Cullaro, MD

Assistant Professor

I am a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist who cares for patients with general hepatology and transplant hepatology needs.

My academic interests lie at the intersection of hepatology and nephrology. Specifically, I focus on improving outcomes for patients with end-stage liver disease by identifying predictive markers of future kidney dysfunction—markers that may inform the mechanism of disease pathogenesis and allow for the implementation of preventative strategies.

I earned my undergraduate and medical degrees from Boston University. I completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian—Columbia University, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at UCSF, and a transplant hepatology fellowship at New York Presbyterian—Cornell and Columbia University in 2020. I obtained a Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research through the UCSF Graduate Division in 2019.
06/2020 - Advanced/Transplant Hepatology, New York Presbyterian—Cornell and Columbia University
06/2019 - Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
MAS, 06/2019 - Masters in Clinical Research, University of California, San Francisco
06/2016 - Internal Medicine Residency, New York Presbyterian—Columbia University
MD, 05/2013 - , Boston University School of Medicine
BS, 05/2009 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston University
Honors and Awards
  • AASLD Early Career Investigator Award in Clinical/Translational Science, American Association For The Study Of Liver Disease, 2019
  • AASLD Foundation Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Award, American Association For The Study Of Liver Disease, 2019
  • Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress, 2019
  • GI Jeopardy Champion, American College of Gastroenterology, 2017
  • House Staff Teaching Award, New York Presbyterian—Columbia University, 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Boston University School of Medicine, 2013
  1. Cullaro G, Kanduri SR, Velez JCQ. Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Liver Disease. 2022. PMID: 35902128

  2. Chebrolu S, Phipps M, Yao F, Lai J, Verna E, Serper M, Cullaro G, Asrani SK, VanWagner LB. Multicenter Assessment of Hypertension Management of Liver Transplant Recipients. 2022. PMID: 35839287

  3. Sharma P, Xie J, Wang L, Zhang M, Magee J, Answine A, Barman P, Jo J, Sinha J, Schluger A, Perreault GJ, Walters K, Cullaro G, Wong R, Filipek N, Biggins SW, Lai JC, VanWagner LB, Verna EC, Patel YA. Burden of Early Hospitalization after Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplantation: Results from the US Multicenter SLKT Consortium. 2022. PMID: 35665591

  4. Lee BP, Cullaro G, Vosooghi A, Yao F, Panchal S, Goldberg DS, Terrault NA, Mahmud N. Discordance in categorization of acute-on-chronic liver failure in the United Network for Organ Sharing database. 2022. PMID: 35074470

  5. Cullaro G, Rubin J, Mehta N, Yao F, Verna EC, Lai JC. Sex-Based Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplantation. 2020. PMID: 33323764

  6. Cullaro G, Verna EC, Duarte-Rojo A, Kappus MR, Ganger DR, Rahimi RS, Boyarsky B, Segev DL, McAdams-DeMarco M, Ladner DP, Volk ML, Hsu CY, Lai JC. Frailty and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Among Patients With Cirrhosis. 2021. PMID: 34676697

  7. Cullaro G, Sharma P, Jo J, Rassiwala J, VanWagner L, Wong R, Lai JC, Magee J, Schluger A, Barman P, Patel YA, Walter K, Biggins SW, Verna EC. Temporal Trends and Evolving Outcomes after Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant (SLKT): Results from the United States SLKT Consortium. 2021. PMID: 34265161

  8. Cullaro G, Rubin JB, Fortune BE, Crawford CV, Verna EC, Hsu CY, Liu KD, Brown RS, Lai JC, Rosenblatt R. Association Between Kidney Dysfunction Types and Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis. 2021. PMID: 34292470

  9. Sharma P, Sui Z, Zhang M, Magee JC, Barman P, Patel Y, Schluger A, Walter K, Biggins SW, Cullaro G, Wong R, Lai JC, Jo J, Sinha J, VanWagner L, Verna EC. Renal outcomes after Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplantation (SLKT): Results from the US Multicenter SLKT Consortium. 2021. PMID: 33641218

  10. Mazumder N, Atiemo K, Kappus M, Cullaro G, Harinstein ME, Ladner D, Verna E, Lai J, Levitsky J. A Comprehensive Review of Outcome Predictors in Low MELD Patients. 2019. PMID: 31517785

  11. Cullaro G, Sharma R, Trebicka J, Cárdenas A, Verna EC. Precipitants of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: An Opportunity for Preventative Measures to Improve Outcomes. Volume 26 of Issue 2. 2020. PMID: 31714011

  12. Cullaro G, Rubin JB, Mehta N, Lai JC. The Differential Impact of Age Among Liver Transplant Candidates With and Without HCC. 2019. PMID: 31610089

  13. Lee BP, Vittinghoff E, Dodge JL, Cullaro G, Terrault NA. National Trends and Long-term Outcomes of Liver Transplant for Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease in the United States. 2019. PMID: 30667468

  14. Cullaro G, Pisa JF, Brown RS, Wagener G, Verna EC. Early Postoperative Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin Predicts the Development of Chronic Kidney Disease After Liver Transplantation. Volume 102 of Issue 5. 2018. PMID: 29300232

  15. Lai CL, Wong D, Ip P, Kopaniszen M, Seto WK, Fung J, Huang FY, Lee B, Cullaro G, Chong CK, Wu R, Cheng C, Yuen J, Ngai V, Yuen MF. Reduction of covalently closed circular DNA with long-term nucleos(t)ide analogue treatment in chronic hepatitis B. Volume 66 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27639844

  16. Halilovic A, Patil KA, Bellner L, Marrazzo G, Castellano K, Cullaro G, Dunn MW, Schwartzman ML. Knockdown of heme oxygenase-2 impairs corneal epithelial cell wound healing. Volume 226 of Issue 7. 2011. PMID: 21506105

  17. Patil K, Bellner L, Cullaro G, Gotlinger KH, Dunn MW, Schwartzman ML. Heme oxygenase-1 induction attenuates corneal inflammation and accelerates wound healing after epithelial injury. Volume 49 of Issue 8. 2008. PMID: 18441305