Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

11-19-09: Renal Failure in Cirrhosis

Renal Failure in Cirrhosis

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 19, 2009

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore


Thomas Boyer, MD
Interim Chairman of Medicine
John J. Lee Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director, University of Arizona Liver Research Institute

Before coming to the University of Arizona in 2000, Dr. Thomas Boyer was Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases at Emory University for 10 years. Preceding his tenure at Emory, he was chief of gastroenterology at the VA hospital in San Francisco.

Dr. Boyer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands and his MD from USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He did his internship at NYU Medical Center in New York City and his internal medicine residency at LAC-USC County Hospital in Los Angeles, where he also did a two-year fellowship in hepatology. He completed his training in gastroenterology at UCSF and then joined the faculty.

Dr. Boyer is past president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) and current president of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. He has served on NIH GMA-2 study section, has been on several editorial boards, and is currently associate editor of the American Journal of Medicine.

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Hepatology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to understand:

  1. The differential diagnosis of renal failure in the cirrhotic
  2. How to diagnose the causes of renal failure in cirrhosis
  3. The pathophysiology of renal dysfunction due to cirrhosis
  4. How to prevent hepatorenal syndrome


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.



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