Andres Duarte-Rojo, M.D.

Joined UAMS Faculty after finishing fellowship training.  Completed a Master's Degree in Medicial Sciences, and currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Recipient of the Amercian College of Gastroenterology International Training Grant, and the Angeles Espinoza Yglesias Research Award from the Mexican Health Foundation.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • Mexican Board of Gastroenterology
  • Mexican Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship: Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine Residency (Chief Resident), Inst. Nal. Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion SZ, Mexico D.F., Mexico
  • Fellowship: Fellowship: Clinical Hepatology, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship: Fellowship: Transplant Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Medical School: MD Degree: Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine - ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico


  • Hepatology
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Conditions/Diseases Treated

UAMS doctors treat a broad range of conditions some of which may not be listed below.

  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • Transplant Hepatology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Medical Interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. Other services available is translation of patient education materials and hospital forms. For more information, please contact interpreting services at 501-395-8231 or visit us on the web.

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Dr. Andres Duarte-Rojo is a member of the American Academy for the Study of Liver diseases, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association.

1. Pattullo V, Duarte-Rojo A, Fernandes G, Sockalingam S, Fantus IG, Allard J, Heathcote J. A 24-week dietary and physical activity lifestyle intervention reduces hepatic insulin resistance in the obese with chronic hepatitis C. In press.

2. Porres-Aguilar M, Altamirano JT, Torre-Delgadillo T, Charlton MR, Duarte-Rojo A. Portopulmonary hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome: a clinician-oriented review. In press.

3. Duarte-Rojo A, Veldt BJ, Goldstein DD, Tillmann HL, Watt KD, Heimbach JK, McHutchison JG, Poterucha JJ, Vargas-Vorackova F, Charlton MR. The course of posttransplant hepatitis C varies with donor and recipient source of the favorable IL28B genotype. In press.

4. Myers RP, Pomier-Layrargues G, Kirsch R, Pollett A, Beaton M, Levstik M, Duarte-Rojo A, Wong D, Crotty P, Elkashab M. Discordance in fibrosis staging between liver biopsy and transient elastography using fibroscan XL probe. J Hepatol [in press].

5. Duarte-Rojo A, Torres-Vega Miguel Ángel, Estradas José, Domínguez-López A, Sánchez-Muñoz F, Orea-Tejeda A, Castillo-Martínez L, Miliar-García A, Torre A. Changes in glutamine synthetase mRNA by exercise in healthy volunteers: exploring an alternative proposal for non-hepatic ammonia metabolism. Rev Invest Clin [in press].

6. Veldt BJ, Duarte-Rojo A, Watt K, Thompson A, Heimbach JK, Tillman H, Goldstein D, McHutchison J, Charlton MR. Recipient IL28B polymorphism is independently predictive of posttransplant diabetes mellitus in liver transplant patients with HCV. Am J Transplant [in press].

7. Myers RP, Pomier-Layrargues GT, Kirsch R, Pollett A, Duarte-Rojo A, Wong D, Beaton M, Levstik M, Crotty P, Elkashab M. Feasibility and diagnostic performance of the fibroscan XL probe for liver stiffness measurement in overweight and obese patients. Hepatology 2011;[First Online].

8. Duarte-Rojo A, Estradas J, Hernández-Ramos R, Ponce-de-León S, Córdoba J,  Torre A. Validation of the psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score (PHES) for identifying patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Dig Dis Sci 2011;[First Online].

9. Duarte-Rojo A, Feld J, Heathcote EJ. 'Easy to treat' genotypes were not created equal. Can rapid virological response level the playing field? J Hepatol 2011;55:466-73.

10. Duarte-Rojo A, Feld J. Hepatitis B biomarkers: clinical significance of the old and the new. Curr Hepat Rep 2010;9:187-96.

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Clinic Location

Type of Doctor

  • For Adults

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
    Department: Gastroenterology

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