Luis S. Marsano, M.D.

Professor of Medicine; Director of Hepatology; Jewish Hospital Distinguished Chair in Hepatology

Department of Medicine


401 East Chestnut St, Ste. 310, Louisville, KY 40202 502-852-5252 (academic) 502-813-6500 (clinical)

Clinical Expertise

Acute and Chronic Hepatitis; Cirrhosis; Liver Transplantation; Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Diarrhea

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology / Transplant Hepatology

Education and Training

  • Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

  • Residency: University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals

  • Fellowship: University of Miami (Hepatology); Washington University (Gastroenterology)

Recent Publications

  • McClain CJ, Barve SS, Barve A, Marsano L. Alcoholic liver disease and malnutrition. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 May;35(5):815-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2010.01405.x. Epub 2011 Feb 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 21284673.

  • Patel V, Marsano L, Eng M. Decompensated cirrhosis after renal transplantation: a case report. Case Rep Transplant. 2011;2011:862567. doi: 10.1155/2011/862567. Epub 2011 Aug 15. PubMed PMID: 23213606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3505950.

  • Frazier TH, Stocker AM, Kershner NA, Marsano LS, McClain CJ. Treatment of alcoholic liver disease. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2011 Jan;4(1):63-81. doi: 10.1177/1756283X10378925. PubMed PMID: 21317995; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3036962.

  • Barve A, Khan R, Marsano L, Ravindra KV, McClain C. Treatment of alcoholic liver disease. Ann Hepatol. 2008 Jan-Mar;7(1):5-15. Review. PubMed PMID: 18376362.

  • Mendez CM, McClain CJ, Marsano LS. Albumin therapy in clinical practice. Nutr Clin Pract. 2005 Jun;20(3):314-20. Review. PubMed PMID: 16207669.

  • 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. PubMed PMID: 15825072.

  • Bosch A, Marsano L, Varilek GW. Successful obliteration of duodenal varices after endoscopic ligation. Dig Dis Sci. 2003 Sep;48(9):1809-12. PubMed PMID: 14561006.

  • Mendez C, Marsano L, Wright R. Complications of cirrhosis. J Ky Med Assoc. 2003 Sep;101(9):403-14. PubMed PMID: 14556436.

  • Arteel G, Marsano L, Mendez C, Bentley F, McClain CJ. Advances in alcoholic liver disease. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2003 Aug;17(4):625-47. Review.  PubMed PMID: 12828959.

  • Kugelmas M, Hill DB, Vivian B, Marsano L, McClain CJ. Cytokines and NASH: a pilot study of the effects of lifestyle modification and vitamin E. Hepatology. 2003 Aug;38(2):413-9. PubMed PMID: 12883485.