Liver Treatment Center

Director: Dr. Suzanne Chan, MD, PhD

The physicians of the Brown Medicine Liver Treatment Center have specialized training in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic liver diseases, including:

  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Alcohol Related Liver Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
  • Autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases
  • Metabolic Liver Disease 
  • Drug induced liver injury
  • Liver masses and cancers
  • Advanced Liver disease and Cirrhosis
  • Portal Hypertension

Pre- and Post- Liver Transplant Services

            Although there is no liver transplant program in Rhode Island, our providers are committed to identifying patients who may benefit from liver transplant consideration and connecting them with an area transplant center. We aim to provide guidance and support to patients as they navigate through the process of evaluation and listing, acting as a liaison to help coordinate testing and local care. After surgery, our providers are trained in the management of patients after liver transplantation.

Hepatology Program

The Hepatology Program at Brown Medicine seeks to provide fellows and residents with clinical and research experience focused on liver diseases. Clinically, Rhode Island Hospital inpatient service offers experience in the diagnosis and management acute liver injuries and complications of cirrhosis. The Hepatology Clinic at Chapman Street is an outpatient continuity clinic that offers fellows the opportunity for longitudinal management of complicated liver disease. Although there is no liver transplant surgery program in Rhode Island, our faculty are experienced in identifying patients who may benefit from liver transplant consideration and connecting them with area transplant centers. Our trainees will gain experience in supporting patients as they navigate through the process of evaluation and listing, acting as a liaison to help coordinate testing and local care. Post-transplant, there are opportunities in management of patients after liver transplantation, including diagnosing and management of complications.

For trainees interested in research, the Liver Research Center offers opportunities to work with outstanding basic science faculty in the study of the molecular biology of liver diseases. Additionally, clinical and translational research opportunities can be found with our clinical faculty focusing on topics such as quality improvement in the care of patients with advanced liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and viral hepatitis.