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Our Medical Advisors

The Liver Health Foundation is delighted that so many of our local hepatologists, liver surgeons and liver specialists support our efforts. We are proud to continue our life-saving work in collaboration with our physician partners. 

Sammy Saab

Sammy Saab

MD, MPH, AGAF, FACG, FAASLD

Chair of Liver Health Foundation’s Medical Advisory Council, Medical Director, Pfleger Liver Institute, Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant Program.

Walid Ayoub

Walid Ayoub

MD

Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai and UCLA, Associate Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Shaun Chandna

Shaun Chandna

DO, FACP

Attending Physician, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Olive-View UCLA Medical Center

Lily Dara

Lily Dara

MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of GI/Liver
USC Research Center for Liver Disease
Keck School of Medicine,
USC

Yuri S. Genyk

Yuri S. Genyk

MD

Surgical Director, Liver & Intestinal Transplant, CHLA, Chief Hepatobiliary Surgery & Abdominal Organ Transplantation Surgery Keck/USC,

David K. Imagawa

David K. Imagawa

MD, PhD

Suzanne Dykema Endowed Chair in Pancreatic Cancer, Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, UC Irvine

Mitchell Katz

Mitchell Katz

MD

Division Chief Pediatric Gastroenterology Division at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Rohit Kohli

Rohit Kohli

MD, MS, FAASLD. NASPGHAN-F

Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Director, The George Donnell Society for Pediatric Scientists, Endowed Chair Liver Intestinal Research at CHLA

Edward Mena

Edward Mena

MD

Medical Director of the Pasadena Liver Center
Director California Liver Research Institute (CLRI)

Amrita Narang

Amrita Narang

MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Stanford School of Medicine – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Arpan Patel

Arpan Patel

MD. PhD

Faculty at the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Assistant Clinical Professor David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA,

Jasleen Singh

Jasleen Singh

MD

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor
University of California Los Angeles

George Yanni

George Yanni

MD, FAASLD

Professor Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck, Associate Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, CHLA

Aaron Ahearn

Aaron Ahearn

MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at Keck Medical Center of USC

Neil Bhayani

Neil Bhayani

MD

Director of Liver, Pancreatic and complex Cancer Surgery, Director of Reflux and Esophageal Surgery at the Association of South Bay Surgeons

Eddie Cheung

Eddie Cheung

MD, FACG

Professor and Director, Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow of the International Academy of Proctology

Noelle Ebel

Noelle Ebel

MD

Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University, San Francisco


Robert G. Gish

Robert G. Gish

MD

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Nevada Schools of Medicine, Las Vegas & Reno, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy, UCSD

Jeffrey Kahn

Jeffrey Kahn

MD

Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program, Keck School of Medicine, USC.

Tipu V. Khan

Tipu V. Khan

MD, FAAFP, FASAM

Chief of Addiction Medicine for Ventura County Medical Center; Fellowship Director of the VCMC Addiction Medicine Program

Edward Wolfgang Lee

Edward Wolfgang Lee

MD, PhD, MSc, FSIR

Professor, Division of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Division of Liver & Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Director of IR Residency Program, Director of Research, and Director of Lymphatic Intervention at UCLA

Tania Mitsinikos

Tania Mitsinikos

MD

Medical Director, Fatty Liver Disease Clinic, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles


Nicholas Nissen

Nicholas Nissen

MD, FACS

Director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Surgical Director - Liver Transplantation, Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center

Mina Rakoski

Mina Rakoski

MD, MSc

Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program Director, Loma Linda University Health

Nisreen Soufi

Nisreen Soufi

MD

Attending Physician. Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine USC, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division.

Beshoy Yanny

Beshoy Yanny

MD

Hepatology Program Leader UCLA Santa Monica, Health Sciences Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Naim Al Khouri

Naim Al Khouri

MD

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chief of Transplant Hepatology, Director of the Fatty Liver Program, Arizona Liver Health (ALH) in Phoenix, AZ.

Carol Brosgart

Carol Brosgart

MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics & Epidemiology, UCSF, Independent Board Director, Public and Private biotechnology companies

Gina Choi

Gina Choi

MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
University of California Los Angeles

Douglas G. Farmer

Douglas G. Farmer

MD, FACS

Director, Adult Liver Transplant Program, Interim Chief, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, UCLA

Ke-Qin Hu

Ke-Qin Hu

MD, FAASLD

Director, Hepatology Services, H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, School of Medicine

Fady M. Kaldas

Fady M. Kaldas

MD, FACS

Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Irene K. Kim

Irene K. Kim

MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery, Co-Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Laleh Melstrom

Laleh Melstrom

MD, MSCI

Associate Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology at City of Hope Medical Center.


Tom Mone

Tom Mone

CEO

CEO of OneLegacy, Largest Organ Recovery Agency in the United States


Mazen Noureddin

Mazen Noureddin

MD, MHSc

Director, Houston Research Institute & Houston Liver Institute
Former Founding Director of the Fatty Liver Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Carlos Saad

Carlos Saad

MD

Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine.



Robert S. Venick

Robert S. Venick

MD

Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Liver & Intestinal Transplantation Services, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Joanna Yeh

Joanna Yeh

MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

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