Joanne C. Imperial, M.D

Dr. Imperial's clinical research interests center around liver disease, liver transplantation and biliary endoscopy. Specific research interests include the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, the timing and selection of patients for liver transplantation and the diagnosis and treatment of acute hepatic failure. She has also been involved in a large multicenter trial analyzing the complications of endoscopic sphincterotomy.


Freeman M, Nelson D, Sherman S, Haber G, Herman M, Dorsher P, Moore J, Fennerty B, Ryan M, Shaw M, Lande J, Pheley A and other contributing authors (JC Imperial): Complications of endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy. N. Engl. J. Med. 335:909-918, 1996.

Imperial JC, Keeffe EB: Liver transplantation for chronic viral hepatitis: Prevention and management of recurrent disease. Pract. Gastroenterol. 21:12-29, 1997.

Hayashi M, Keeffe EB, Krams SM, Martinez OM, Ojogho ON, So SKS, Garcia G, Imperial JC, Esquivel CO: Increased incidence of allograft rejection after liver transplantation in patients with autoimmune liver diseases. Liver Transplant. Surg. 4:208-214, 1998.

Freeman ML, Nelson DB, Sherman S, Haber GB, Fennerty MB, DiSario JA, Ryan ME, Kortan PP, Dorsher PJ, Shaw MJ, Herman ME, Cunningham JT, Moore JP, Silverman WB, Imperial JC, Mackie RD, Jamidar PA, Yakshe PN, Logan GM, Pheley AM: Same-day discharge after endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy: Observations from a prospective multicenter complication study. Gastrointest. Endosc. 49:580-586, 1999.

Ahmed A, Keeffe EB, Imperial JC: A novel technique for endoscopic removal of expandable biliary Wallstent. Gastrointest. Endosc. 50:279-281, 1999.

Imperial JC: Natural history of chronic hepatitis B and C. J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 14(Suppl):S37-41, 1999.