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Professor of Medicine Medical Director of Liver Transplantation

Areas of Interest

Clinical: liver transplantation, acute liver failure, chronic liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, alcohol-associated liver disease, metabolic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, Wilson’s disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency; Academic: acute liver failure, medical education and training, alcohol-associated hepatitis


I believe in a patient-centered approach and strive to involve my patients in their health care decisions. I am passionate about medical education and try to teach my patients about their liver disease, reassure when possible, and help them navigate our overly complex health care system. I am actively involved in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, where I have impacted hepatology training and educated providers and patients about COVID-19 and liver disease. I am board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, and Clinical Informatics and am interested in helping clinicians use the electronic health record more efficiently.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Cornell University
  • Medical School University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Residency Internal Medicine: Boston University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Gastroenterology: Boston University Medical Center
  • Fellowship Transplant Hepatology: University of California San Francisco
  • Masters in Epidemiology Boston University School of Public Health
  • Phone Numbers

    984-974-5100 (Appointments)

  • 919-966-2516 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    8015 Burnett-Womack Bldg

    Campus Box 7584

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599