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The American Liver Foundation is proud to present this Online Liver Education Series. These individual programs are available for viewing here and cover a variety of topics on liver disease and liver health.
ALF would like to thank our Online Liver Lecture series sponsors: Axcan Pharma and Astellas
AUTOIMMUNE HEPATITIS LECTURE
Dr. Paul J. Gaglio, MD is the Medical Director for Liver Transplantation at Montefiore-Einstein Liver Center in New York City.
DIET, NUTRITION & EXERCISE LECTURE
Dr. Melissa Palmer, MD is an internationally-renowned hepatologist who has been practicing medicine since 1985. She is a board member of the New York chapter of the American Liver Foundation, and she sits on the nutrition subcommittee of the national chapter of the American Liver Foundation, the advisory board of the Latino Organization for Liver Awareness (LOLA) and the Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Organization (PBCers). Her practice is on Long Island, New York.
NASH/FATTY LIVER LECTURE
Dr. Patrick Basu, MD is the Director of Hepatobiliary Services and Clinical Research, New York Hospital Queens and New York Presbyterian Health Systems.
PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS LECTURE
Dr. Henry Bodenheimer, Jr., MD is the Chairman of Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is actively involved in clinical research pertaining to PBC, PSC, and viral hepatitis. He is an active clinician who continues to see patients in his consultative practice of liver diseases at Beth Israel Medical Center.
LIVER CANCER LECTURE
Dr. David C. Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Westchester Medical Center. The program performs more than 60 liver transplants each year. Dr. Wolf has special interests in the management of cirrhosis, variceal bleeding, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. He has published extensively in these fields. He is an active endoscopist and sees patients with a broad array of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases in his practice. In addition, Dr. Wolf is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College.
Lecture sponsored by Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals
HEPATITIS B LECTURE
Dr. Ira M. Jacobson, MD is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Vincent Astor Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, and Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also Medical Director of the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C at Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University, and Co-Director of the Cornell-Columbia Liver Clinical Trials Network.
Lecture sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead Sciences
CIRRHOSIS LECTURE: WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CIRRHOSIS
Dr. John F. Reinus, MD is with the Montefiore-Einstein Liver Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION LECTURE
Dr. Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH is the Frank Cardile Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. He also serves as Director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
LIVER CELL TRANSPLANTATION LECTURE
Dr. David A. Shafritz, MD is a Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Pathology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For the past 35 years, Dr. Shafritz has engaged in fundamental research as applied to medically oriented problems and has performed studies at both the basic and applied level, using state-of-the-art methods in cell and molecular biology, gene cloning and cell transplantation. Throughout his esteemed career, he has trained many M.D.'s, Ph.D.'s, M.D.-Ph.D.'s as well as graduate students.