Education

Medical School Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1977)
Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital (1979), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Johns Hopkins Hospital (1980), Hepatology
Fellowship Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1982), Gastroenterology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abdominal Pain (Generalized/Epigastric)
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Blood in Stool
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Diverticulosis of Colon
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Transaminase
  • Esophageal Cancers, Strictures & Perforation
  • Fatty Liver
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) - Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Hemorrhage)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatoma
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Bleeding
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver Cancer, Cysts, Masses & Tumors
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Disease in the Pregnant Patient
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Small Bowel Disorders
  • Stool Occult Blood
  • Viral Hepatitis

Honors & Awards

  • Research Society on Alcoholism
    Seixas Award for Distinguised Service (2007)