Lisa Forman, MD
Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1995)
Graduate School :
  • MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (2001)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Tufts University (MA) (1991)
  • University of Pennsylvania Program
  • University of Pennsylvania Program, Internal Medicine (1998)
  • University of Pennsylvania Program, Gastroenterology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology

Research Interests

My research interests include the treatment of Autoimmune Hepatitis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Primary Biliary Cholangitis


  • Martinez-CAmacho A< Fortune BE, Forman L. Hepatic Encephalopathy. In Vincent LJ, Moore F, Belloma R, MAriniJ (eds): Textbook of Critical Care, Elssevier Press 2022
  • Bowlus CL, Arrive L, Bergquits A, Deneau M, Forman L, et al. AASLD Practice Guidance on PSCA and CCA. Hepatology2022 Sep 9. Doi: 10.1002/hep.32771
  • Swei EC, Bar AK, Rice JD, Doe CF, Forman LM, Statin-induced rhabdomyolysis associated with TIPS. ACG Case Rep J 2022:9:e00774
  • Mayo MJ, Carey E. et al. Impact of Pruritus on QOL and Current Treatment Patterns in Patients with PBC.Dig Dis Sc 2022;
  • Krowdley KV, Forman LM, Eksteen B et al. A randomized, dose finding, proof of concept Study of Berberine Ursodeoxycholate in PAtients with PSC. AM J GAstro;2022:17:1805015
  • Yan K, Forman L. Cannabinoid Use Among Liver Transplant Recipients. Liver Transpl. 2021 Nov;27(11):1623-1632. PubMed PMID: 34018308
  • Francis P, Forman L. HATs Off to Clot Blockers: A Potential New Role for Statins After Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2021 Oct;27(10):1375-1377. PubMed PMID: 34118130
  • Cristin DJ, Forman LM, Jackson WE.Beyond survival: Targeting health-related quality of life outcomes after liver transplant. Clin Liver Dis 2021;17:359-64.
  • Francis P, Forman L. Statins show promise against progression of liver disease. Liver Transpl 2021;18:280-7
  • Frances P, Forman L. Use of statins in patients with and without liver disease. Clin Liv Dis 2020;15(1):40-45
  • Bowlus CL, Pockros PJ et al. Long term obeticholic acid therapy improves histology in patients with primary biliary cholangitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020;28(5):1170-1178
  • Francis P, Forman L. Use of Statins in Patients With and Without Liver Disease. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Jan;15(1):40-45. PubMed PMID: 32104577
  • Bowlus CL, Pockros PJ, Kremer AE, Parés A, Forman LM, Drenth JPH, Ryder SD, Terracciano L, Jin Y, Liberman A, Pencek R, Iloeje U, MacConell L, Bedossa P. Long-Term Obeticholic Acid Therapy Improves Histological Endpoints in Patients With Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 May;18(5):1170-1178.e6. PubMed PMID: 31606455
  • Leehey MA, Liu Y, Hart F, Epstein C, Cook M, Sillau S, Klawitter J, Newman H, Sempio C, Forman L, Seeberger L, Klepitskaya O, Baud Z, Bainbridge J. Safety and Tolerability of Cannabidiol in Parkinson Disease: An Open Label, Dose-Escalation Study. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2020;5(4):326-336. PubMed PMID: 33381646
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Professional Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Member
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Member
  • American Medical Association (AMA), Member
  • American Society for Transplantation, Member
  • American College of Physicians (ACP), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Hepatology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Transplant Hepatology, Board Certification
  • Gastroenterology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Hepatology (Liver Disorders)
  • Digestive System
  • Surgery - Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
Autoimmune Liver Disease, PSC, PBC Hepatology Liver Transplantation Hepatic Encephalopathy

Care Philosophy
I believe in providing the best care possible to all of my patients, educating and empowering them.

Personal Interests
In my free time I like to spend time with my family, read, hike, ski, and travel.

Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1995)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (2001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Tufts University (MA) (1991)
  • University of Pennsylvania Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Pennsylvania Program, Internal Medicine (1998)
  • University of Pennsylvania Program, Gastroenterology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Gastroenterology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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