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Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Viral hepatitis outcomes especially in special populations such as immunocompromised patients
Autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases
Hepatic involvement of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)


The majority of my time is spent taking care of patients with all forms of acute and chronic liver disease including pre and post liver transplant patients. I have an active outpatient practice as well as perform endoscopy primarily on patients with GI bleeding complications of cirrhosis. I also attend on the inpatients hepatology consult service caring for patients with advanced liver disease and acute liver failure. I participate primarily in clinical trials involving viral hepatitis treatment and outcomes as well as new therapies for autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases. I serve as the GI faculty member for the UNC HHT Center of Excellence.

I enjoy teaching residents, fellows and other medical providers. I started the UNC Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program and remain very involved with GI and Hepatology fellows’ education. I participate in a unique program to combat the rise in hepatitis C (HCV) in North Carolina. The Carolina Hepatitis Academic Mentoring Program (NC CHAMP) is a telementoring model designed to expand access for people infected with HCV particularly in rural and difficult to reach areas in NC.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Dartmouth College, Biology
  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
  • ResidencyUT Southwestern, Internal Medicine
  • FellowshipStanford University, Gastroenterology
  • OtherAdvanced Fellowship: University of California San Francisco, Hepatology

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