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Friday, October 20,  3-5 pm

Program Chairs

  • Michael D. Leise, MD
  • Christopher L. Bowlus, MD, FAASLD

Continuing Education Information

  • CME –  2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify options for hepatology training.
  • Distinguish between clinician-clinical research, clinician-basic science research, and clinician educator pathways and how to navigate those pathways.
  • Describe strategies to achieve career goals in hepatology.
  • Develop strategies for interviewing and contract negotiation.

Session Description/Needs Statement

If you are considering a career in hepatology, this is the course for you. The Career Development Workshop will educate medical students or residents who are considering a career in hepatology about training opportunities as well as arm current GI and/ or hepatology fellows with knowledge to help them succeed in academic hepatology. 

Attendees will learn about clinical and basic science research, funding mechanisms, mentorship and important career crossroads. Community based, hybrid practices, and VA-based hepatology opportunities/practice models will be discussed, and an overview of the responsibilities and opportunities of an academic hepatologist and clinician educator will be highlighted. Lastly, through panel discussion, common questions regarding interview and contract negotiations will be reviewed.


  • 3-3:05 pm
  • 3:05-3:20 pm
    Fellowship Training in Hepatology
    Oren K. Fix, MD, MSc, FAASLD
  • 3:20-3:35 pm
    Academic Hepatology
    William Sanchez, MD
  • 3:35-3:50 pm
    Building a Basic Sciences Career in Hepatology
    Harmeet Malhi, MD, MBBS
  • 3:50-4:05 pm
    Perspectives on the Physician-Scientist Pathway: Clinical Research
    Archita P. Desai, MD
  • 4:05-4:15 pm
    AASLD Foundation Research Awards: Which One is Right for You?
    Meena B. Bansal, MD 
  • 4:15-4:40 pm
    Clinical Practice Opportunities in Hepatology
    Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FAASLD
  • 4:40-5 pm
  • Panel Discussion: Navigating the Interview Process and Contract

  • Oren K. Fix, MD, MSc, FAASLD
  • Harmeet Malhi, MD, MBBS
  • K. Gautham Reddy, MD, FAASLD
  • Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FAASLD
  • William Sanchez, MD
  • Humberto C. Gonzalez, MD