Member Spotlights

AASLD members do great things! Take a look at what some of them have been up to. Do you know of a member who deserves a spotlight? Let us know at

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John Bucuvalas, MD, FAASLD

Mt. Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York City, New York

Throughout his pediatric hepatology career, John Bucuvalas, MD, has led liver care programs at major academic hospitals and collaborated on critical research projects, including a recent trial of immunosuppression withdrawal with Sandy Feng, MD.

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Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD, AGAF

University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Miami, Florida

While a medical student at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in her native Brazil, Cynthia Levy realized that her calling was to be a hepatologist.

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Alexander L. Gerbes, MD, FAASLD

Liver Centre Munich, University Hospital LMU, Munich, Germany

Hepatology appealed to Alexander L. Gerbes, MD because it is a specialty that encompasses “a broad spectrum of relevant diseases and the development of novel treatment options,” he says.

Oren K. Fix, MD, MSC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Early in his career, Oren K. Fix, MD, MSc attended an AASLD trainee workshop where he was urged to find a mentor. "I didn’t really know what the word meant. But in medical school, I was randomly paired with a gastroenterologist who specialized in hepatology, Dr. Thomas Mahl. He was an inspiration to me. Most of us probably choose our specialty because of the people we meet early on who take us under their wing," he says. "This was a guy I wanted...

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Vijay H. Shah, MD, FAASLD

Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

Hepatology is a journey, says Vijay H. Shah, MD, a Fellow of AASLD since 2018 and the Chair of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at the Mayo Clinic Department of Internal Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Jonathan A. Dranoff, MD, FAASLD

Yale School of Medicine

Jonathan A. Dranoff, MD, FAASLD Yale School of Medicine