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William R. Hutson M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Administrative Title: Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Service, Ummc
Additional Title(s): Director of Hepatology; Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Location: UMMC, N3W50
Phone: 410-328-2219
Phone: 410-328-1358
Fax: 410-328-1897

Personal History:

Dr. Hutson completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Pttsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He then accepted a position at the University of Utah where he started his career as Director of GI Motility. He later returned to the University of Pittsburgh as Director of the Small Intestinal Transplantation program and a member of the liver transplant program in the world renowned Thomas E. Starzl MD Transplant Institute. After several years there, he returned to the University of Utah as Director of Hepatology, and started a new liver transplant program. The liver transplant program grew and assumed a role as the premier liver transplant program in the intermountain west. Dr. Hutson then returned to his roots on the east coast in mid-2012, and joined the faculty at the University of Maryland as Director of Hepatology, and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation.

Research Interests:

Chronic viral diseases including hepatitis C and hepatitis B, liver transplanation, and hepatic malignancies including liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma

Clinical Speciality:

Hepatology and liver transplantation


Desautels SG, Slivka A, Hutson WR, Chun A, Mitrani C, DiLorenzo C, Wald A. (1999). Postcholecystectomy pain syndrome: pathophysiology of abdominal pain in sphincter of Oddi type III. Gastroenterology, 116(4), 900-5.

Woller SC, Boschert ME, Hutson WR. (2005). Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma presenting as liver infarction. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. Feb;3(2)xx

Lynch CR, Folkers ME, Hutson WR. (2006) Fulminant hepatic failure associated with the use of black cohosh: a case report. Liver Transpl Jun;12(6):989-92 .
Schwartz JJ, Hutson WR, Gayowski TJ, Sorensen JB. (2007). Liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma. J Hepatobil Surg, 23(3), 692-697.

Schwartz JJ, Rohrwasser A, Hillas E, Hatch J, Sorensen JB, Gayowski TJ, Hutson WR, Lalouel J. (2009). A real-time telemetric method for continuous measurement of portal pressures in a Mouse. J Surg Res, 159(2),618-21.

Schwartz JJ, Hutson WR, Gayowski TJ, Sorensen JB. (2009). Liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma. Transplantation, 88(3), 295-8.

Schwartz JJ, Hatch JM, Book Z, Lonardo N, Hutson WR, Sorensen JB. (2009). Use of Argatroban during multi-organ procurement: pharmacokinetics and sequelae in recipient of transplanted liver. Clin Transplant,23(5),705-9.

Schwartz J, Hatch J, Shaaban A, Hutson W. (2010). Education and Imaging. Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic: Angiosarcoma of the liver. J Gastroenterol Hepatol, 25(5). 1016.

Schwartz JJ, Thiesset HF, Clayton F, Adler DG, Hutson WR, Carlisle JG. (2011). Using the modern Silverhawk atherectomy catheter to characterize Biliary strictures that appear malignant: review of initial experience. HPB (Oxford), 13(11), 823-9LID-10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.

Gorman DR, Hutson WR. Successful endoscopic removal of metal vascular coils from the biliary tree. (2011). Dig Liver Dis, Dec; 43(12):e27

Deneau M, Adler DG, Schwartz JJ, Hutson W, Sorensen J, Book L, Lowichek A, Guthery S. (2011) Cholangiocarcinoma in a 17 year-old boy with primary sclerosing cholangitis and inflammatory bowel disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr May 52;(5):617-20.

Schwartz JJ, Pappas L, Thiesset HF, Vargas G, Sorensen JB, Kim RD, Boucher K, Box T, Hutson WR. (2012). Liver transplantation in septuagenarians receiving model for end-stage liver disease exception points for hepatocellular carcinoma: The national experience. Liver Transpl, 18:423-433.

Links of Interest:

UMMC Transplant Services