Expert in Hepatology
Expert ID: 726923 Alabama, USA
His major area of research is the clinical use of liver assist devices to treat fulminant hepatic failure and chronic liver disease. Other areas of interest include the effects of hepatic encephalopathy on quality of life, to investigate new drugs to treat hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis, and to identify factors to predict a successful outcome after liver transplantation. He has published numerous articles and abstracts on his area of expertise.
LIVER (artificial liver, liver cancer, cirrhosis, liver disease, pathology, transplantation, transplant hepatology): Expert’s expertise includes understanding the complications of evaluating and treating liver disease, understanding advances in clinical hepatology and liver transplantation, abnormal liver function, ethics in liver transplantation, treating patients with cirrhosis, using Nexavar in treating patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis effects on the kidney, hepatic encephalopathy, analyzing liver assist devices in acute liver failure, fulminant hepatic failure, preventing cirrhosis, glomerulonephritis, evaluating criteria for liver transplantation and common complications, transplant neuron-psychology in liver disease, protoporphyria, using the MELD System for liver allocation, portal hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, end-stage liver disease, safety of endoscopy in cirrhosis, managing varices, osteoporosis in liver transplant patients, timing and indications of liver transplantation, support systems in treating acute liver failure, neoplastic, infiltrative, and vascular diseases of the liver, and numerous other liver related issues.
IMMUNOSUPPRESSION (immunosuppressive drug): His expertise includes lecturing on liver-immunosupression acute and chronic rejection, immunosupression complication in liver transplantation, Ig-A studies and various other cases involving immunosupression, particularly related to liver and organ transplantation.
HEPATISIS (hepatitis C, non-A, non-B hepatitis): His experience includes presenting the epidemiology and prevention of Hepatitis C, analyzing Hepatitis A-E, and understanding, promoting and teaching the most current scientific updates on Hepatitis C virus.
GASTROENTEROLOGY: His experience in this area has been in understanding unexplainable abdominal pain, Ig-A associated with renal disease, Porphyria, pathophysiology and treatment, gastrointestinal diseases, preventive therapies for gastroesophageal varices in patients, digestive diseases and inflammation, disorders of the gallbladder and Biliary tract and numerous other cases involving gastroenterology.
Consultant for HepaHope, Inc. A company that makes a liver assist device.Researcher using AST-120 to treat patients with hepatic encephalopathy.Researcher using the new small molecules for HCV.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Birmingham, Alabama - Montgomery, Alabama - Huntsville, Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Decatur, Alabama
|Year: 1990||Degree: MD||Subject: Medical Doctor||Institution: University of Pittsburgh|
|Year: 1990||Degree: MS||Subject: Bioengineering||Institution: Penn State|
|Year: 1984||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Notre Dame|
|Years: 1996 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor of Medicine||Department: Internal Medicine/ Gastroenterology||Responsibilities: Medical Director of Liver Transplant|
|Associations / Societies|
|AASLD, AMA, AGA, ASGE, and ACP.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Alabama Medical Board, medical license
|Gastroenterology/Hepatology Attending Physician, Courtesy Staff Position, Review Board Member of UNOS, Chair of the AST Liver and Intestinal Advisory Group, and editorial board member of Liver Transplantation|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has over 100 publications in gasteroenterology and hepatology.|
Fields of Expertise
artificial liver, gastroenterology, hepatitis C, immunosuppression, immunosuppressive drug, jaundice, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, liver disease, liver pathology, liver transplantation, non-A, non-B hepatitis, organ transplantation, portal hypertension, transplant hepatology, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gastrointestinal cancer, hepatic veno-occlusive disease, alkaline phosphatase, gallbladder, gallstone dissolving, gallbladder disease, cytomegalovirus infection