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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Clinical Practice SIG


Elliot Tapper, MD


Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSc


This webinar will focus on best practices regarding the evaluation of the patient presenting with abnormal liver enzymes. The focus will be not only on testing needed to arrive at the appropriate diagnosis, but also how to approach testing to minimize costs. This is an essential part of the daily practice for hepatologists and gastroenterologists.

Presenter Bio

Elliot Tapper, MD

Dr. Elliot Tapper is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Tapper’s research aims to improve the outcomes, quality of life and freedom from adverse events for patients with cirrhosis. His efforts focus on delineating quality indicators and developing interventions for the management and prevention of cirrhotic complications.

His work on patient-centered, cost-effective diagnostic strategies for elevated liver enzymes have been published in journals including the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Hepatology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine.


Moderator Bio

Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSc

Dr. Sundaram is a transplant hepatologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he is Assistant Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Director of Hepatology Outcomes Research. Dr. Sundaram's clinical interests include all aspects of hepatology before and after transplantation.

His research interests include alcoholic liver disease, portal hypertension, and outcomes after liver transplantation and he has published papers in HEPATOLOGY, Journal of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. He currently serves on the AASLD membership and mentorship committee and on the UNOS membership and professional standards committee.