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Expert in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Medicine

Expert ID: 726532 Tennessee, USA

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Expert is a specialist in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Medicine. His expertise extends to multiple areas of liver disease including viral hepatitis from a variety of infectious agents including A, B and C; autoimmune liver disease, Wilson disease and hereditary hemochromatosis, alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency as well as alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. He is the director of liver transplantation at a major university and is involved in making decisions regarding the management of patients with advanced-stage liver disease (i.e. cirrhosis and liver failure) before and after liver transplantation. This includes the use of immunosuppressant medications to maintain liver allograft function after transplantation surgery. He is trained and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. He is a professor of medicine and performs clinical research in the areas of viral hepatitis, renal dysfunction in the setting of liver disease (i.e. hepatorenal syndrome), encephalopathy and nutritional disorders associated with cirrhosis.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nashville, Tennessee - Clarksville, Tennessee - Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Huntsville, Alabama - Decatur, Alabama

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Year: 1977 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2012 to 2018 Employer: Vanderbilt University Chief Title: Professor of Medicine Department: Section of Hepatology Director of Philanthropy in Hepatology Responsibilities:
Years: 2009 to 2012 Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Director of Liver Transplantation Title: Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Medical Director of Liver Transplantation Department: Medicine/Gastroetnerology Responsibilities: He has a supervisory role over the liver transplant program and hepatology services.
Years: 2002 to 2009 Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Director of Liver Transplantation Title: Associate Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: Thomas Jefferson University Title: Staff, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1999 to 2002 Employer: Thomas Jefferson University Medical Director of Liver Transplantation Title: Associate Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: Mayo Medical School Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1995 to 1999 Employer: Mayo Medical School Title: Associate Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Mayo Clinic, Medical School, and Foundation Title: Consultant Department: Division of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1993 Employer: Mayo Clinic, Medical School, and Foundation Title: Senior Associate Consultant Department: Division of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Responsibilities:
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Oregon Health Sciences University Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1990 to 1999 Employer: Mayo Clinic Title: Staff, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology Department: Responsibilities:
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Staff, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Oregon Health Sciences University Title: Staff, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Mayo Clinic, Medical School, and Foundation Title: Associate Consultant Department: Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Mayo Medical School Title: Instructor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1985 to 1987 Employer: Lahey Clinic Medical Center and New England Deaconess Hospital Title: Clinical Instructor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1985 Employer: Michigan State University Associated Hospitals Title: Clinical Instructor of Medicine Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterological Association
American Liver Foundation
American Society of Transplant Physicians
International Liver Transplant Society
European Association for the Study of the Liver
International Ascites Club
Licenses / Certifications
Certifications:
1982 National Board of Medical Examiners
Sept. 1984 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nov. 1987 Diplomate, Subspecialty of Gastroenterology
Nov. 2006 Diplomate, Subspecialty of Transplant Hepatology

Licenses:
1989 State of Oregon, License
1990 State of Minnesota, License
1999 State of Pennsylvania, License
2002 State of Tennessee, License
Professional Appointments
Professor of Medicine

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Oregon Health Sciences University (1989-1990). Clinical instructor in medical school; training internal medicine residents and gastrointestinal fellows; clinical instructor in endoscopy.
Summer Ashland Conference 1990--lecture.
Clinical instructor for Mayo medical students, internal medicine residents, and Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellows.
Clinical instructor in endoscopy and liver biopsy techniques for Gastroenterology/Hepatology fellows.
Hepatology update course series--planning and participation; course director 1993.
American Liver Foundation--lectures and liver update pamphlets.
Nephrology Grand Rounds – February 15, 1994.
Hepatology update course series—planning and participation; course co-director 1997.
7th Annual Postgraduate Course: New York 1997-Transplant – New York, NY – lecture.
Medicine Grand Rounds (Mayo Clinic) – February 4, 1998.
Medicine Grand Rounds (Jefferson) – August 19, 1999.
Nephrology Grand Rounds (Jefferson) – January 27, 2000
Rehoboth Beach Course -Delaware (Jefferson Course Lecture) – June 22, 2000.
Thomas Jefferson Course (Lecture) –Atlantic City – June 24, 2000.
Medicine Grand Rounds (Methodist Hospital – Philadelphia) – September 27, 2000.
Medicine Grand Rounds (Lankenau Hospital – Philadelphia) – October 20, 2000.
61st International Meeting of the Mayo Medical Alumni Association (Lecture) – April 2001
Rehoboth Beach Course -Delaware (Jefferson Course Lecture) – June 2001.
Thomas Jefferson Course (Lecture) –Atlantic City – June 2001.
Medical Grand Rounds (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) – September 2003
GI Grand Rounds (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) – annually 2002 - present
Vanderbilt GI and Hepatology Course – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014
Vanderbilt Primary Care Conference - 2005, 2007
GI Grand Rounds (St. Louis University) – 2007
ID Grand Rounds (Vanderbilt University) – 2008
Rheumatology Grand Rounds (Vanderbilt University) – 2008
GI Grand Rounds (Georgetown University Transplant Institute) – 2014
Visiting Professor – University of Kentucky - 2015
Awards / Recognition
Phi Beta Kappa - nominee
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
American College of Physicians Research Award
Elected into Who’s Who Historical Society (2001, 2005 – present)
Patient’s Choice Physician (2011 – present)
Nashville’s Top Doctors (2011 – present)
Castle Connolly Medical America’s Top Doctors (2011- present)
Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (2010 – present)
American Registry Award – Most Compassionate Doctor
Five Star Excellence Award - (Provider Specialty Medical Services)
ALF Hepatologist of the Year Award
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Marquis Who’s Who in the World


Medical / Professional
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology

EDUCATION:
B.S. General Biology - University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois
M.D. - University of Illinois Champaign/Rockford, Illinois
Intern, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, East Lansing, Michigan
Resident, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, East Lansing, Michigan
Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, East Lansing, Michigan
Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Lahey Clinic Medical Center and New England Deaconess Hospital, Burlington, Massachusetts
Advanced Hepatology/Transplantation Fellow, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

INSTITUTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES,
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Director of Outpatient Liver Transplant Clinics – Mayo (1990-1999)
Endoscopy Task Force – Mayo (1994)
GI Clinic Practice Committee – Mayo (1990-1998)
Hepatology Interest Group—Mayo Hepatic Failure Unit
Liver Transplant Executive Committee – Mayo (1990-1999)
Manager of outpatient liver biopsy area – Mayo (1992-1999)
Special Interest Group Committee – Mayo (1992-1999)
Infusion Therapy Advisory Board – Mayo (1996-1999)
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation – Jefferson (1999-2002)
Member of Advisory Board of Directors – Hemotherapies (1999-2001)
Board of Directors, American Liver Foundation – Delaware Valley Chapter (2001- 2002)
Co-chair of the AST Abstract review committee (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
Member of Editorial Board – Liver Transplantation (2002 - present)
Member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Alpha-1 Foundation (2002 - present)
Member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors – Policy Committee on Transplantation Hepatology - development of new board examination in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Medicine (2004 – 2006)
Finance Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2005-2007)
American Society of Transplantation, Organ Donation Committee (2005–2008)
AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee (2010-2012)
Liver Transplantation Fellowship Program director (2011, 2015-2016)
ALF Research Awards Committee Member (2015 - 2019)
Publications and Patents Summary
92 publications, 7 book chapters, 144 abstracts, 96 presentations at national meetings, 22 presentations at international meetings

INVITED VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS:
• University of Iowa (1994)
• University of Washington (1994)
• University of Michigan (1995)
• University of Kentucky (1997)
• Saint Louis University (2007)

CLINICAL PRACTICE, INTERESTS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Participation in protocolized clinical care of liver transplant patients
• Training of medical staff in hepatology and liver transplantation medicine – received a $50,000 grant from the AASLD for the training of a hepatology fellow (7/2000)
• Computerization of medical records
• Improve efficiency of outpatient liver transplant clinic
• Education of GI Assistants in outpatient paracentesis
• Aid in outreach efforts for the GI Division and Liver Transplant Section
• Education of physician assistants in outpatient liver biopsy technique to provide coverage
and training of fellows – creation of a guide to liver biopsy.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been involved as an expert witness with local and state court cases, depositions and general information to attorneys exploring cases.
Training / Seminars
He has been involved in training seminars for graduate studies and advanced trainees in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Vendor Selection
He has developed relationships with mutliple companies involved in the development of medications in the field of Hepatology both as a research participant and consultant.
Marketing Experience
He has insight into the developement of new medications and devices for patients with liver disease.

Fields of Expertise

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