MD, School of Medicine at Stony Brook State University of New York, Long Island, NY, 1993-1997
College of Arts and Sciences, A.B., Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1988-1992
Surgery, Columbia/NYPH, New York, NY, 1997-2004
Transplant Surgery, Columbia University/NYPH, New York, NY, 2004-2006
Professional Membership or Societies
American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2006
American Society of Transplantation, 2008
American Hepato-Pancreato-biliary Association, 2009
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Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and can be transmitted through blood contact. Because of the lack of symptoms during early stages, hepatitis C is usually not diagnosed until its damage is well advanced.
Hepatitis literally means inflammation of the liver, and refers to a group of conditions that may be caused by one of many viruses. Hepatitis can be inherited, acquired or brought on by excessive alcohol consumption. The most well known forms of hepatitis are hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is treated with antiviral or immunomodulatory therapy. Currently approved therapies include standard interferon, lamivudine, adefovir, and entecavir. In 2011, the vast majority of people with hepatitis B can be cleared of the virus with medications.
Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and can be transmitted through blood contact. Chronic hepatitis B can lead to cirrhosis (deterioration of the liver where scar tissue replaces healthy tissue and impedes blood-flow through the liver) and also liver cancer.
Cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver over a period of time, which in turn impedes blood flow in the liver. Cirrhosis is usually caused by chronic hepatitis or excessive alcohol consumption.