Marion Bessin Liver Research Center

Clinical Component

Leadership

Director
Allan W. Wolkoff, MD
Professor (Medicine and Anatomy and Structural Biology)


Associate Director
David A. Shafritz, MD
Professor (Medicine and Cell Biology, Pathology)

 

Contact Us

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
625 Ullmann Building
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718.430.2098

 

Newly added to the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center is our Clinical Component that has been formed from our Comprehensive Liver Program and Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases. The Clinical Component is multidisciplinary and has been designed to facilitate our focus on translational research involving clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and laboratory scientists, creating opportunities for innovative collaborative research. In addition, cutting-edge treatments for liver disease are available to patients, including advanced clinical trials, novel therapeutic approaches to complex problems, and liver transplantation.

This Clinical Component of the Liver Research Center seeks to bring new fundamental findings and research advances to the study and treatment of human liver diseases. Services available in the clinical component include (1) a liver tissue and blood biorepository with an integrated informatics system that bridges the gap between inventory tracking, clinical and pathology annotation and use of this information for cohort extraction and studies on human tissues; (2) biostatistical support for the design and interpretation of patient-based studies by Center investigators; (3) access to expertise and technology in epidemiology for design, implementation, quality control, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies. In addition to ongoing epidemiological projects, a number of new initiatives provide a bridge between more basic liver-related studies and those that would be directly related to patients and patient-based materials. In large part, these projects stem from outreach programs to bring basic liver researchers together with clinical hepatologists and hepatobiliary surgeons.

In addition, the Liver Research Center has a close working relationship with the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at Einstein and Montefiore. The ICTR provides access to two Clinical Research Center units, a Biomarker Analytic Research Core, a Biorepository, a Clinical Trials & Regulatory Support Office, a Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design Core, a Community Engagement Consultation Core, a Research Informatics Core, and a Project Acceleration. The Liver Research Center works closely with the ICTR and has full access to all of its services, providing a milieu conducive to cooperative and collaborative translational investigation.

Paul GaglioPaul Gaglio, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)


John ReinusJohn Reinus, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)


Jonathan SchwartzJonathan Schwartz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)


Alain LitwinAlain Litwin, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine); Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Harmit KaliaHarmit Kalia, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases)


Kathryn TanakaKathryn Tanaka, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical), Department of Pathology;
Director GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship;
Associate Director of Surgical Pathology

Milan KinkhabwalaMilan Kinkhabwala, M.D.
Professor, Surgery, Einstein; Chief, Transplantation, Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation; Director, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care


Steven LibuttiSteven Libutti, M.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery; Professor, Department of Genetics; Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Associate Director for Clinical Services of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center


Sara BellemareSara Bellemare, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery


Diego CamachoDiego Camacho, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery;
Director, Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgery


Howard StricklerHoward Strickler, M.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health; Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health


Mimi KimMimi Kim, Sc.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health; Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Epidemiology & Population Health Division Head, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health; Director, Biostatistics Shared Resource, Albert Einstein Cancer Center; Director, Quantitative Sciences in Biomedical Research Center; Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

 
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