Training

The University of Michigan Hepatology Program is one of the largest hepatology programs in the country. The thirteen full-time faculty have diverse expertise in many liver diseases and are actively engaged in clinical, translational, and basic science research on viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation, fatty liver disease, Wilson disease, acute liver failure, and hepatic inflammatory response. The Hepatology faculty provide comprehensive training in the management of acute and chronic liver diseases for our GI fellows and fourth-year advanced transplant hepatology fellows.

Clinical Training

Inpatient rotations:

  • Liver Inpatient Service
  • Liver Consult Service

Outpatient clinics:

  • General Hepatology Clinics (Taubman Center and VA)
  • Cirrhosis Program
  • Fatty Liver Disease Clinic
  • Liver Transplant Clinic
  • Liver Tumor Clinic
  • Viral Hepatitis Clinic
  • Wilson Disease Clinic

Teaching conferences:

  • Clinical case discussions
  • Journal club
  • Pathology seminar

Research training

In addition to direct mentoring by one of the Hepatology faculty, fellows have the opportunity to pursue a 1- to 2-year master's degree course in epidemiology, clinical research, and biostatistics. Research-in-progress seminars are held monthly.

Current hepatology fellow

Jessica Mellinger, MD
Fellowship: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics MD: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Recently graduated hepatology fellows and their current affiliations

Khurram Bari, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
John Bassett, MD
Transplant Hepatologist
Walter Reed Medical Center
Bethesda, MD
Mary Ann Huang, MD, MS
Hepatologist
Beaumont Health System
Royal Oak, MI
Mohammed Jafri, MD
Medical Director
Multivisceral Organ Transplant
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Hellan Kwon, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Mina Rakoski, MD, MSc
Clinical Lecturer
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Reena Salgia, MD
Senior Staff Physician
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Steven Scaglione, MD
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Pratima Sharma, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Heather Simpson, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Amit Singal, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Ryan Taylor, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Hepatology
The University of Kansas
Kansas City, KSX
Shannan Tujios, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Michael Volk, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI