Monday, October 17 • 3:00–3:45 pm • Venetian Ballroom F
The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture
Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG
The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture, Hepatitis C: The Past, the Present and the Future,” will be presented this year by Tram T. Tran, MD, FACG. The AJG Lecturer was chosen by the co-editors of The American Journal of Gastroenterology with approval from the ACG Educational Affairs Committee and the Board of Trustees.
Tram Tran, MD, FACG, is Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Geffen UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Tran has broad research interests in the areas of viral hepatitis B and C, liver disease in pregnancy and liver transplantation. She is an internationally recognized expert and NIH-funded researcher in the field of chronic hepatitis B, and is active in patient and community advocacy on hepatitis B prevention and treatment.
She has authored and co-authored numerous abstracts, papers and chapters in these fields and published in journals such as Hepatology, NEJM and the Journal of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation.
Dr. Tran is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association, and serves on the AASLD Hepatitis B SIG Steering Committee and as Vice-Chair of the AASLD Practice Guidelines Committee.
Dr. Tran earned her medical degree at New York Medical College and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai, where she twice received the Leo G. Rigler Award for clinical excellence. She then went on to complete fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology/liver transplantation at the University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai. She has been named a U.S. News & World Report Best Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor and Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctor.
About the American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture: The American Journal of Gastroenterology lecture was established in 2003 to provide a forum for the Editors of the College’s flagship scientific publication to select a key scientific topic for debate or discussion based on their evaluation of key controversies in clinical gastroenterology.