Biography & Education

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Liver Diseases
  • Transplant Hepatology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5350 Tallman Ave., N.W.
Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-215-4252
1221 Madison St.
Suite 1220
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-215-4252
1124 Columbia St.
Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-320-7431
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

What you should know about Hepatitis B or C on World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2013

Break out the champagne and streamers—it’s World Hepatitis Day! Okay, so it might not sound like much of party, but if you are one of the millions of people with viral Hepatitis there is no reason to be a wallflower.

Over 500 million people around the world are infected with either Hepatitis B or C, the two most common forms of chronic viral Hepatitis. Both Hepatitis B and C are viruses that can cause chronic inflammation in the liver. Over the course of years this can lead to scarring in the liver and ultimately cirrhosis—severe scarring and fibrosis of the liver where liver function can be comprised. Additionally, these chronic viruses, particularly Hepatitis B, can increase the risk of developing a primary cancer of the liver called hepatocellular cancer. The liver, unlike, say, the appendix, is a vital organ that—among other functions—stores and helps process nutrients, detoxifies and filters blood, and produces blood coagulants. In short, the liver is vital to...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Liver Diseases
  • Transplant Hepatology
Clinical Interests
  • Celiac Sprue Disease
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Familial Colon Cancer
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Our Physicians
  • Pancreatabiliary Systems
  • Pancreatic Cancer DX
  • Ulcerative Colitis