Our Team

Institute Leadership

Arun J. Sanyal, M.D.

Arun J. Sanyal, M.D.

Arun J. Sanyal, M.D.

Arun J. Sanyal, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health

Clinical Expertise: Non-alcoholic liver disease | Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis | Alcoholic hepatitis | Complications of cirrhosis | End-stage liver disease | Hepato-renal syndrome

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Erica Malkasian, MBA

Erica Malkasian, MBA

Erica Malkasian, MBA

Erica Malkasian, MBA

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Chief Operating Officer

Email: Erica.Malkasian@vcuhealth.org

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Chief Clinical Officer

Email: richard.sterling@vcuhealth.org

R. Todd Stravitz, M.D.

R. Todd Stravitz, M.D.

R. Todd Stravitz, M.D.

R. Todd Stravitz, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Founding Donor, Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise: Acute liver disease | End-stage liver disease

Administrative Staff

Joanna Bell

Joanna Bell

Joanna Bell

Joanna Bell

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Finance Manager

Email: Joanna.Bell@vcuhealth.org

Brooke Hayes

Brooke Hayes

Brooke Hayes

Brooke Hayes

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Director of Clinical Services, Integration and Operations

Email: Brooke.Hayes@vcuhealth.org

A.J. Hostetler

A.J. Hostetler

A.J. Hostetler

A.J. Hostetler

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Communications Director

Email: AJ.Hostetler@vcuhealth.org

Danny Mallory

Danny Mallory

Danny Mallory

Danny Mallory

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Project Manager, Institute Imaging Core

Email: Danny.Mallory1@vcuhealth.org

Cynthia Mathews

Cynthia Mathews

Cynthia Mathews

Cynthia Mathews

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Director of Nursing

Email: Cynthia.Mathews1@vcuhealth.org

Sarah McCall

Sarah McCall

Sarah McCall

Sarah McCall

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Project Manager for Administration and Operations

Alana Saddic

Alana Saddic

Alana Saddic

Alana Saddic

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Research Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Sayne

Jennifer Sayne

Jennifer Sayne

Jennifer Sayne

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Director, Biorepository

Sachit Verma, M.D.

Sachit Verma, M.D.

Sachit Verma, M.D.

Sachit Verma, M.D.

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Assistant Director of Research Operations

Emily Wigginton

Emily Wigginton

Emily Wigginton

Emily Wigginton

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Senior Executive Assistant to Institute Director

Email: emily.wigginton@vcuhealth.org

Comprehensive Hepatology

Velimir A. Luketic, M.D.

Velimir A. Luketic, M.D.

Velimir A. Luketic, M.D.

Velimir A. Luketic, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Clinical Expertise: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease | Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis | Alcoholic hepatitis | Complications of cirrhosis | Cholestatic liver diseases | IgG4-associated cholangitis | Autoimmune liver diseases

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Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Richard K. Sterling, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, HIV-Liver Disease Service

Clinical Expertise: HIV-liver disease | Viral hepatitis | Hepatocellular carcinoma | End-stage liver disease

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Transplant Hepatology

Sayed O. Aseem , M.D., Ph.D.

Sayed O. Aseem , M.D., Ph.D.

Sayed O. Aseem , M.D., Ph.D.

Sayed O. Aseem , M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Basic/Translational Physician-Scientist
Stravitz-Sanyal Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health
School of Medicine

Expertise: Cholestatic liver disease, end-stage liver disease

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Amon Asgharpour, M.D.

Amon Asgharpour, M.D.

Amon Asgharpour, M.D.

Amon Asgharpour, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist
Clinical Expertise: Non-alcoholic liver disease

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Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D.

Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D.

Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D.

Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Clinical Expertise: End-stage liver disease | Complications of cirrhosis | Post-transplant liver disease

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Hannah M. Lee, M.D.

Hannah M. Lee, M.D.

Hannah M. Lee, M.D.

Hannah M. Lee, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Liver Tumor Program

Clinical Expertise: Hepatocellular carcinoma | Hepatitis B | End-stage liver disease

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Scott C. Matherly, M.D.

Scott C. Matherly, M.D.

Scott C. Matherly, M.D.

Scott C. Matherly, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Digestive Health Service

Clinical Expertise: End-stage liver disease | Hepatocellular carcinoma

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Vaishali B. Patel, M.D.

Vaishali B. Patel, M.D.

Vaishali B. Patel, M.D.

Vaishali B. Patel, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Clinical Expertise: Cirrhosis | Hepatitis | Liver transplantation

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Mohammad S. Siddiqui, M.D.

Mohammad S. Siddiqui, M.D.

Mohammad S. Siddiqui, M.D.

Mohammad S. Siddiqui, M.D.

Department of Internal Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Clinical Expertise: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease | Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis | Complications of cirrhosis | End-stage liver disease | Post-transplant liver disease | Metabolic syndrome

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Joel Wedd, M.D.

Joel Wedd, M.D.

Joel Wedd, M.D.

Joel Wedd, M.D.

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Medical Director, Liver Transplant

Clinical Expertise: End-stage liver disease | Hepatocellular carcinoma

Transplant Surgery

David A Bruno, M.D.

David A Bruno, M.D.

David A Bruno, M.D.

David A Bruno, M.D.

Department of Surgery

Associate Professor

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Adrian Cotterell, M.D.

Adrian Cotterell, M.D.

Adrian Cotterell, M.D.

Adrian Cotterell, M.D.

Department of Surgery

Professor

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Daisuke Imai, M.D., Ph.D.

Daisuke Imai, M.D., Ph.D.

Daisuke Imai, M.D., Ph.D.

Daisuke Imai, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery

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Aamir Khan, MBBS

Aamir Khan, MBBS

Aamir Khan, MBBS

Aamir Khan, MBBS

Department of Surgery

Assistant Professor

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Vinay Kumaran, M.D.

Vinay Kumaran, M.D.

Vinay Kumaran, M.D.

Vinay Kumaran, M.D.

Department of Surgery

Professor, Department of Surgery
Surgical Director, Living Donor Transplantation

Clinical Expertise: Hepatobiliary cancer | Hepatobiliary transplant

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 Seung Duk Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Seung Duk Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

 Seung Duk Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Seung Duk Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery

Assistant Professor

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Marlon F. Levy, M.D.

Marlon F. Levy, M.D.

Marlon F. Levy, M.D.

Marlon F. Levy, M.D.

Department of Surgery

Professor, Department of Surgery
Chair, Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, VCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center

Clinical Expertise: Transplant surgery | Pediatric transplant surgery

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Amit Sharma, M.D.

Amit Sharma, M.D.

Amit Sharma, M.D.

Amit Sharma, M.D.

Department of Surgery

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Surgical Director, Hepatobiliary Services

Clinical Expertise: Transplant surgery

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Comprehensive Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers

Shawn W. Lewis, AGPCNP

Shawn W. Lewis, AGPCNP

Shawn W. Lewis, AGPCNP

Shawn W. Lewis, AGPCNP

Institute for Liver Disease and Metabolic Health

Nurse Practitioner

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Reena Cherian, FNP

Reena Cherian, FNP

Reena Cherian, FNP

Reena Cherian, FNP

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Nurse Practitioner

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Gillian Hepburn, PA

Gillian Hepburn, PA

Gillian Hepburn, PA

Gillian Hepburn, PA

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Physician Assistant

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Leah Blatzer, FNP-BC

Leah Blatzer, FNP-BC

Leah Blatzer, FNP-BC

Leah Blatzer, FNP-BC

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Heather Lewis, FNP-C

Heather Lewis, FNP-C

Heather Lewis, FNP-C

Heather Lewis, FNP-C

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health

Transplant APP

McKenzie Gray, FNP-C

McKenzie Gray, FNP-C

McKenzie Gray, FNP-C

McKenzie Gray, FNP-C

Institute for Liver Disease & Metabolic Health