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Catherine Frenette, MD

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Dr. Catherine Frenette, MD


Phone Number
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


A widely respected hepatology specialist with a national reputation for excellence, Catherine Frenette, MD, is the medical director of liver transplantation at Scripps Health. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to patients who have liver disease or liver disorders, including cirrhosis, hepatitis and liver cancer.

Dr. Frenette understands liver disease is a complex process that requires a team approach to diagnosis and care. She approaches each patient as a partner in his or her own care. Dr. Frenette holds special clinical interest and expertise in liver transplantation to treat cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), autoimmune hepatitis, viral hepatitis, acute liver failure and end stage liver disease.

In her practice, Dr. Frenette provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for liver problems including primary biliary cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, primary sclerosing cholangitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease and acute liver failure.

With a combination of compassionate care, leading-edge expertise and widely recognized medical leadership, Dr. Frenette leads the Scripps liver transplant team’s efforts to help improve outcomes and save lives. When she has time away from her practice, Dr. Frenette enjoys recharging through reading, hiking and photography.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology, 2010
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 2007
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2004

Medical Education

  • Rush Medical College of Rush University, MD, 2001


  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Internal Medicine, 2004


  • Scripps Clinic, Gastroenterology, 2007
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