Professor of Medicine
Florence McAlister Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center
Dr. Diehl is a leading researcher in the field of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with a long standing interest in liver injury and repair. She is currently the Director of the Duke Liver Center and the Florence McAlister Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Diehl has conducted seminal research in many areas, including liver regeneration, the role of cytokines in liver disease, and hepatocellular cancer. In addition, she has conducted the definitive work in understanding the important role of Hedgehog signaling proteins in liver pathobiology, from liver regeneration, to hepatic fibrosis, to activation of stellate cells, growth of progenitor cells, and development of cirrhosis. She received her M.D. from Georgetown University, followed by residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins University.