Gastroenterology
UMassMedical School
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Worcester, MA 01655

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The Liver Center

Clinical and Clinical Research Staff

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD

  • Director of Hepatology and Liver Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Savant Mehta, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Liver Transplantation

Lawton Shick, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Co-Director, Liver Transplantation

Graham Barnard, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Kyung Kim, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Wahid Wasseff, M.D.

  • Director of Endoscopy
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Kanishka Bhattacharya, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Eliezer Katz, M.D.

  • Director of Liver Transplant
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Linda Marshall, RN

  • Hepatology Nurse Specialist

Donna D'Agostino, RN, NP

  • Hepatitis Nurse Specialist

Maureen Cormier, RN

  • Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Dawn Bombard, RN

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

Donna Giansiracusa, RN

  • Clinical Research Coordinator

Michelle Halvorsen, RN, NP

  • Liver Transplant Coordinator

Nan Hocking, RN, CCTC

  • Liver Transplant Coordinator

Research Staff

Pranoti Mandrekar., Ph.D.

  • Research Associate Professor

Angela Dolganiuc, M.D., Ph.D

  • Postdoctoral research associate

Laszlo Romics, M.D.

  • Postdoctoral fellow

Yvonne Drechsler , Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral fellow

Andrea Kopasz, M.D.

  • Postdoctoral fellow

Clinical interest and expertise:

Acute and chronic viral hepatitis: 
Savant Mehta
Lawton Shick
Gyongyi Szabo

Alcoholic liver disease: 
Gyongyi Szabo

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and NASH: 
Gyongyi Szabo

End-stage liver disease: 
Lawton Shick

Liver transplantation: 
Savant Mehta
Lawton Shick
Eliezer Katz

Hepatocellular cancer: 
Graham Barnard
Savant Mehta

Ongoing clinical treatment trials:

Chronic hepatitis B infection Chronic Hepatitis C infection Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis