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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address BDB 356 Zip 0005
Phone  (205) 996-2089
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Gastroenterology Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
I am medical director of liver transplantation. My undergraduate degree was in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. After obtaining a masters in bioengineering from Penn State University, I went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. I completed my residency in internal medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. I am board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. After my fellowship I came to University of Alabama at Birmingham to direct the liver transplant program. My clinical duties are spent with Drs Steve Bynon and Devin Eckhoff in caring for patients after liver transplant.

Research/Clinical Interest
My research interests is in the management of patients with end-stage liver disease and patients after liver transplantation. We currently have 6 trials attempting to improve the care of patients with liver disease and 2 clinical trials on patients after liver transplant.

liver, hepatology, tranplantation, hepatic encephalopathy