Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

64 Patient Ratings
57 Patient Comments

Terry D. Box, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

64 Patient Ratings
57 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Liver Transplant
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 213-9797
University Hospital
Kidney and Liver Clinic
50 N Medical Dr , Suite A100
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Terry Box, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and a member of HCI's Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. Dr. Box is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Box's expertise is in diagnosing and treating diseases of the liver. He has specific expertise in hepatitis B and C, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation. Dr. Box completed his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, followed by residency and fellowship at the University of Utah.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Gastroenterology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Transplant Hepatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

November 29, 2016

DR. Box and his staff are the best in the entire world for patient care and treatment

September 18, 2016

does a very good job

August 19, 2016

Dr. Box made us feel very comfortable and spoke in terms we could understand.

August 01, 2016

I appreciated both the Doctor's and the Nurse's genuine attention and willingness to take time to listen to any of my questions and concerns I had in regards to the current status of my health. In addition, they helped to clear up any information or terms (sometime acronyms) I didn't know or had heard, but had forgotten. I also appreciated the Doctor's openness and willingness to work with me in connection with health care options more convenient to my current living location.

July 13, 2016

bad day long wait to see someone

July 12, 2016

dr box is awesome as is the team- the U

May 13, 2016

Everyone we saw was very clear & precise in all aspects of explaining the procedures

April 08, 2016

Good experience.

April 05, 2016

Dr. Box is a wonderful Dr. His staff id's curtious, listens to concerns, and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend anyone seeking this type of Dr. every time.

April 01, 2016

I loved Dr. Box. He saw me break down and yet managed to make me feel safer about a very scary time in my life. He is wonderful, and so was the assisting nurse, Brooklyn.

March 12, 2016

Always a great experience people-wise. It's the scheduling that can often be a problem.

March 06, 2016

Dr. Box was very helpful in answering my questions. He provided information in a very clear and comforting manner.

March 04, 2016

My overall clinic experience was poor but I have confidence in Dr. Box

February 27, 2016

Dr Fox was very professional and frank yet made me feel at ease as he described my condition and plans going forward.

February 19, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Bax and his assistant. He was very informative and answered all of my questions.

February 10, 2016

He sent a letter one hour and half after my last test, wounderful!!!, I feel safe with him

January 19, 2016

Having been a prior patient of Dr. Box's, he was just as thorough, patient, and understanding as to my requests and questions. :-)

January 18, 2016

Dr Box thoroughly answered my questions and made me feel that the my concerns were a priority.

November 30, 2015

Was very happy Dr. Box took as much time as we needed/wanted. We didn't feel rushed at all and he was very helpful in explaining the situation and answering our questions

November 16, 2015


September 18, 2015

This was the first doctor who described how Cystic Fibrosis affects the liver and spleen. His concern is about the possibility of liver cancer. He gave me hope that, given my overall condition, if I am a candidate for a liver transplant, that could take place in a year or so.

September 17, 2015

I have a very good experience . The care provider is concern about your health problems and talked to you about the diagnosis and treatment and interprets test findings and results.

September 14, 2015

Great job as usual dr. Box

September 07, 2015

didn't explain findings on physical exam. didn't comment on follow up care. scheduled ultrasound but didn't say what looking for. looked at previous blood levels--commented one one spike bu t did say others were in normal levels. scheduled next clinic visit one year from now. I would appreciate a little more discussion of my situation and how it reflects on my life.

August 22, 2015

I felt very supported in my new decision to heal and take care of myself. Dr Gallegos made sure I felt comfortable going to twice a month clinic. I felt his confidence in my healing.

July 23, 2015

we love Drs Box and Gallegos! everyone needs to know what a top notch transplant facility you have

May 08, 2015


April 09, 2015

Dr. Box didn't seemed rushed or impatien with all my questions. he took his time and made me feel very comfortable.

March 12, 2015

Dr Box is very thorough and respectful when it comes to my disease. He truly seems to care to help make my life better.

March 07, 2015

Dr. Terry Box has been my healthcare provider for 20 years now. He is an excellent and very knowledgeable doctor. He provides all of the above.

February 10, 2015

I believe that Dr.Box has the ability to help me heal, I have faith in him. He told me he would mention my name to be included in the clinical trial coming up in April and indeed he did!

January 12, 2015

Great Doctor who took time to explain answers to my questions and describe the medical process to me.

November 28, 2014

provider was new surgical resident. liked him.

October 11, 2014

I have been seen by some very outstanding doctors. Dr. box is among the very best.

September 20, 2014

Dr. Box took time to answer my questions and gave me the information that I was looking for. He didn't seem rushed to be with another patient. He was familiar with my disease and was kind and caring.

September 18, 2014

Very impressed that Dr. Box had taken the time to know my medical history. Also, he has very good communication skills and was easy to talk to and a good listener.

September 03, 2014

Dr. Box was very concerned with my health and in making sure I understood exactly what I was going to experience. He made sure that I felt okay with what he was saying and made sure I knew that he understood my feelings of anxiety about the process

August 30, 2014

Very good experience.

August 16, 2014

I have complete and total confidence in those who care for me at the liver clinic.

August 15, 2014

Dr. Terry Box is very knowledgeable in liver and its disorders

July 10, 2014

Dr. Box is very good. I felt like he was genuinely concerned about me. He took the time to answer all of my questions and made me feel as if I were an important patient, not just a number or one more thing on his to do list.

June 26, 2014

I couldn't be more impressed with Dr. Box. It was well worth a visit to be able to speak with such a knowledgable doctor.

June 26, 2014

I really like talking with Dr. Box because of our shared experience.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Box is such a wonderful doctor. From the moment I met him, I felt like he was extremely concerned and interested in the care of my health. He has secured my faith and trust in his abilities to provide the best care given my situation.

April 16, 2014

What do you think?

March 20, 2014

Dr. Box thank you for straight with me and telling me out right what I need to do to improve my health and quality of life. I have given up wheat products and I am working towards a healthier life. Good bye fatty liver and onto a healthier me. I loved your comment "I want you to eat less and move more". That is my new quote for the day. Thank you for your caring and concerned interest in me as a person and not just a patient. You Rock!!!

February 08, 2014

I am very appreciative of the fact that the Doctors didn't sugar-coat the seriousness of my disease, telling me very bluntly what I could expect, what I had to do before proceeding with the course of treatment and what my prognosis was without treatment.

November 04, 2013

Dr.Box has always treated us like we are his only patients when we come in and that is refreshing!

October 12, 2013

I like working with the pre-liver transplant team. Very knowledgeable doctors can answer any of my questions.

August 06, 2013

Dr. Box was kind and made the whole medical experience nonthreatening.

July 22, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr. Box. He was able to set my mind at ease on some concerns I had and he was very knowledgeable in the area I needed.

July 01, 2013

it was all very good!!!!!!!

June 26, 2013

Absolutely love Dr. Box! He seems genuinely concerned for my husband and responds very quickly to my phone calls and texts.

May 27, 2013

very pleased...for the first time....

December 28, 2012

explained well

March 01, 2012

excellant experience

January 06, 2012

Dr. Box and the nursing staff were great to work with.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Liver Cancer
  • Hepatitis B
  • Liver Diseases
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Failure

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Gastroenterology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Gastroenterology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Transplant Hepatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7803 School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Terry Box is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah, where he joined the faculty in 2009 after a very successful career in hepatology and liver transplantation at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City from 1983 to 2009.

Dr. Box obtained an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine in 1981 and Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah in 1983.

At the University of Utah, as a member of the Liver Transplant Program, he continues his duties in the clinical care of patients with liver disease both before and after liver transplantation.

Since 1995, he has been actively involved in clinical research in the areas of chronic viral Hepatitis B and C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as Transplant Hepatology. He has had related abstracts accepted at AASLD and EASL and has had publications in peer reviewed and other publications. Currently, he is principal investigator of 10 active clinical trials and a sub-investigator on others with colleagues in the University Hepatology group. He has been an invited speaker for national and international seminars, congresses and educational events in the disciplines of hepatology and liver transplant and has served on national committees that oversee liver transplant programs in the United States.

As a Transplant Hepatologist, he has a rather unique perspective, having been the recipient of a liver transplant in October 2002.


Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training California Pacific Medical Center
Clinical Transplant Hepatology
Fellowship University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals
Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition and Hepatology
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of Texas Southwestern
Undergraduate University of Texas, Austin


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Remien CH, Adler FR, Waddoups L, Box TD, Sussman NL (2012). Mathematical modeling of liver injury and dysfunction after acetaminophen overdose: early discrimination between survival and death. Hepatology, 56(2), 727-34.
  2. Schwartz JJ, Pappas L, Thiesset HF, Vargas G, Sorensen JB, Kim RD, Hutson WR, Boucher K, Box T (2012). Liver transplantation in septuagenarians receiving model for end-stage liver disease exception points for hepatocellular carcinoma: the national experience. Liver Transpl, 18(4), 423-33.
  3. Sulkowski M, Vierling J, Brown K, Flamm B, Kwo P, Mullen K, Box T, et al (2008). Probability of Sustained Virologic Response is Associated with the magnitude of HCV RNA Reduction at Week 4 of Treatment with Peg-Interferon plus Ribavirin; Results of the IDEAL Trial. Hepatology, 48(4 Suppl), 1144A.
  4. Ahmed F, Jacobson IM, Brown RS, Vierling J, Box T, Cochran JL, et al (2004). Arrhythmias During Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C: Observations from the WIN-R Trial. Gastroenterology, 126(4 Suppl 2), M1226.
  5. Burgert SJ, Burke JP, Box TD (1995). Reversible nitrofurantoin-induced chronic active hepatitis and hepatic cirrhosis in a patient awaiting liver transplantation. Transplantation, 59(3), 448-9.
  6. Box TD, Keefe EB, Esquivel CO (1993). Liver Transplantation in Elderly Patients. Practical Gastroenterol, 17, 22-27.


  1. Pauly MP, Poordad F, Gibas AL, Freilich B, Reindollar RW, Box TD, et al (2011). Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Virologic Response in Patients Treated for Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) in the IDEAL Study [Abstract]. Gastroenterology, 140(5), S-947.


  1. Zeuzem S, Arora S, Bacon B, Box T, Charlton M, Diago M, Dieterich D, Esteban Mur R, Everson G, Fallon M, Ferenci P, Flisiak R, George J, Ghalib R, Gitlin N, Gladysz A, Gordon S, Greenbloom S, Hassanein T, Jacobson I, Jeffers L, Kowdley K, Lawitz E, Lee S, Leggett B, Lueth S, Nelson D, Pockros P, Rodriguez-Torres M, Rustgi V, Serfaty L, Sherman M, Shiffman M, Sola R, Sulkowski M, Vargas H, Vierling J, Yoffe B, Ishak L, Fontana D, Xu D, Lester J, Gray T, Horga A, Hillson J, Ramos E, Lopez-Talavera JC, Muir A, EMERGE Study Group (April 18, 2012). Pegylated Interferon-lambda (Lambda) Shows Superior Viral Response With Improved Safety and Tolerability Versus Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2a (alfa-2a) in Patients with Chronic HCV Infection (G1/2/3/4): EMERGE Phase IIB Through Week 12. Poster session presented at 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, Barcelona (Spain).
  2. Lawitz E, Box TD, Pruitt RE, Rodriguez-Torres M, Nguyen T, Lalezari J, Vargas H, Goff J, Hinestrosa F, Luketic V, Mehra P, Dubuc Patrick G, Donovan E, Chen J, Pietropaolo K, Zhou XJ, Sullivan-Blyai Z, and Mayers D (April 18, 2012).

    High Rates of Rapid Virologic Response and Complete Early Virologic Response with IDX184, Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin in Genotype 1 HCV-Infected Subjects: Interim Results

    Poster session presented at 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, Barcelona (Spain).
  3. Rodriguez-Torres M, Bacon B, Gordon S, Rubin R, Box T, et al (2011). Unique Pattern Of Virologic Response In Patients With Genotype-1 Hcv: A Phase Ii Study Of Cts-1027 In Combination With Peginteferon /Ribavirin (Soc) In Null Responders. Poster session presented at 46th Annual Meeting of The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), Berlin.
  4. Remien C, Adler FR, Waddoups L, Box T, Sussman N (2010). A Mathematical Model of Acetaminophen Toxicity to Assess Prognosis at the Time of Administration. Poster session presented at 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA.
  5. Terrault N, Cooper C, Balart LA, Larrey DG, Box T, et al (2010). Phase II randomized, partially blind, parallel-group study of oral danoprevir (RG7227) with PegIFN alfa-2a (PEGASYS) plus ribavirin (COPEGUS) in treatment-naive genotype 1 patients with CHC: Results of planned Week 12 interim analysis of the ATLAS study. Poster session presented at 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston, MA.

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