Date of event
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 5:00 pm -
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:00 pm
Continuing Education Credits

Content Contributors

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
  • AASLD COVID-19 Clinical Oversight & Education Subcommittee


  • Marwan S. Abouljoud, MD
    Henry Ford Health System
  • Susan R. Bailey, MD
    American Medical Association
  • Richard F. Summers, MD
    Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Kimberly A. Brown, MD, FAST, FAASLD
    Henry Ford Health System
  • Ryan M. Kwok, MD
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center


  • Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH
    Columbia University Medical Center
  • Lisa M. MacLean, MD
    Henry Ford Health System
  • Norah Terrault, MD, MPH, FAASLD
    Keck Medical Center of USC


COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the entire healthcare system. Physician/APP mental health, stress, and burnout are among the impacts that are rarely discussed but have major implications to the care and treatment of patients with COVID-19 and CLD.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss how COVID-19 exacerbates the risk of mental "dis-health" and burnout
  • Describe how to recognize and acknowledge mental health issues in oneself and colleagues
  • Provide strategies to mitigate or manage mental "dis-health" and burnout

Presenter Bios

Marwan S. Abouljoud, MD

Dr. Marwan Abouljoud is the Director of the Transplant Institute and Hepatobiliary Surgery and is the Benson Ford Chair in Transplantation at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Abouljoud serves as a Director on the American Board of Surgery and is Chair of the Diplomates and Surgeons in Practice Committee. He serves as society representative for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). He is current President of the ASTS.

Dr. Abouljoud has been with the Henry Ford Medical Group (HFMG) as senior staff since 1994. He is the recipient of the HFMG Dr. Fred Whitehouse Distinguished Career Award. From 2013-2015 he served as Chief Medical Officer for HFMG. He also served as Founding Chair of the Medical Staff Quality Committee. He is past Chair of the Board of Governors for the HFMG. Dr. Abouljoud cofounded the Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) in addition to creating several other physician development programs. Dr. Abouljoud is Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University. Dr. Abouljoud is past president of Gift of Life Michigan and was also elected to the UNOS Board of Directors and was Councilor for UNOS Region 10. Dr. Abouljoud was at-large member of the ASTS Council, the Inaugural Chair of the Business Practice Committee of the ASTS. He has served as co-chair of the Fellowship and Education Committee. He is also immediate past Founding Chair of the Transplant Accreditation & Certification Council for ASTS. Dr. Abouljoud has interest in medical management and quality improvement and has obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Areas of interest include liver cancer, living donor liver transplantation, resilience, mindful practices, and leadership development. Within ASTS he has interests in education, business practices, diversity, wellness and public policy.

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Susan R. Bailey, MD

Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist/immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Previously, she served as president-elect of the AMA for one year, speaker of the AMA House of Delegates for four years and as vice speaker for four years.

Dr. Bailey, who has been active in the AMA since medical school when she served as chair of the AMA Medical Student Section, has held numerous leadership positions with the AMA. These include serving as chair of both the Advisory Panel on Women in Medicine and the AMA Council on Medical Education, as well as representing the AMA on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and COLA.

Her long history of service in helping guide organized medicine extends to the local and state levels as well. She has served as board chair and president of the Tarrant County Medical Society, and as vice speaker, speaker and president of the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Bailey is an allergist in private practice, and has been with Fort Worth Allergy and Asthma Associates for over 30 years. She completed her residency in general pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and is board certified in allergy and immunology, and pediatrics and has been awarded the title of Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

In addition to receiving her medical degree with honors from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine as a member of its charter class, Dr. Bailey was later appointed to the Texas A&M System Board of Regents by then Gov. George W. Bush, and has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University and of Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

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Richard F. Summers, MD

Richard F. Summers, MD is Senior Residency Advisor and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized educator, author and clinician. Dr. Summers served as Co-Director of Residency Training at Penn from 1998 to 2017. He is Treasurer of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the ACGME Psychiatry Residency Review Committee, and a Past President of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT). He was Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Committee on Psychiatrist Wellbeing and Burnout and is a co-editor of Combatting Physician Burnout: A Guide for Psychiatrists (2019).

Dr. Summers has written on psychodynamic therapy training, therapeutic alliance, psychodynamic formulation, positive psychology and psychiatry residency training. His book, Psychodynamic Therapy: A Guide to Evidence Based Practice, co-authored with Jacques Barber, is currently used in over forty psychiatry training programs. Summers and Barber’s second book, Practicing Psychodynamic Therapy: A Casebook, was published in 2014, and Positive Psychiatry: A Casebook, edited with Dilip V. Jeste, MD, was published in 2019.

Dr. Summers was awarded the Earl Bond Outstanding Teacher Award of the Department of Psychiatry at Penn in 2000, the Robert Dunning Dripps Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Psychiatric Educator of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society in 2007. He was Teacher of the Year at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia in 2008, and Outpatient Teacher of the Year Award in 2002, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2017 in the Penn Department of Psychiatry. Most recently, he received the University of Pennsylvania Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.

Dr. Summers’ clinical interests focus on combined psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and adult lifecycle development. His research interests include the contemporary revision of the theory and technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy and new approaches to psychotherapy training and education. He is an Associate Editor of Tasman’s Psychiatry, 5th Edition.

Moderator Bios

Kimberly A. Brown, MD, FAST, FAASLD

Dr. Kimberly A. Brown is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in 1995 as medical director of the liver transplant program and was appointed Chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology in 2003. In addition, she served as the program director for the GI fellowship program from 2003 to 2008.

Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1981. She completed her medical degree at Wayne State University in 1985. Dr. Brown completed both her residency in internal medicine as well as her fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in 1992 and was named chief medical resident in 1984-85.

Dr. Brown is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American College of Gastroenterology, The European Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and the American Society of Transplantation. She served on the Board of Governors of the Henry Ford Medical Group for 9 years, the Henry Ford Hospital and System Network Board for 3 years, and was past co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. She has served as the treasurer of the Board of the American Society of Transplantation, and on the Executive Board for the Liver and Intestine Community of Practice for AST and is involved with several committees for both the society and hospital. She is currently a member of the UNOS Liver and Intestines Committee and National Review Board for Liver Transplantation and the Executive Board for the Liver and Intestines Community of Practice for the AST. Dr. Brown is the past Secretary of the AASLD and currently serves on the AASLD Finance Committee.

As Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and past medical director of liver transplantation, Dr. Brown sees and manages patients with complex liver disease both before and after liver transplantation. In conjunction with Dr. Abouljoud, she worked to develop the leading liver transplant program in the State of Michigan. As fellowship director, she managed a fellowship program of 12 GI/liver fellows and continues to be involved in structuring and monitoring their education and academic success. She has published over 85 articles, 125 abstracts and 8 book chapters/reviews and is a very active clinical investigator in viral hepatitis, advanced liver disease and post liver transplant management. She is also a past award winner of the Castle Connelly National Top Doc Award for Clinical Excellence and Henry Ford Medical Group Fred Whitehouse Award for Clinical Excellence. She is also the Associate Director of the HFH Transplant Institute.

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Ryan M. Kwok, MD

Dr. Ryan Kwok is an Associate Program Director for the Gastroenterology / Hepatology Fellowship program in the National Capital Consortium in metropolitan Washington D.C.. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD and has authored more than 20 original articles, reviews, and book chapters. His research and collaboration interests include viral hepatitis and GI/Hepatology education. He has a special interest in the development of international medical research and education in developing countries with a focus on GI / Hepatology. He currently serves the AASLD on the Maintenance of Certification Committee and on the COVID-19 Working Group.

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