Management of NAFLD: Integrating Strategies from Obesity Medicine into Clinical Practice
Recorded On: 05/09/2019
NAFLD is an increasing public health crisis. Although there are no FDA approved medications for the treatment of NAFLD, it is well established that weight loss can improve the metabolic and histologic parameters associated with NAFLD. This webinar will identify key lifestyle changes, pharmacotherapy, and the role of bariatric surgery in obesity management in patients with NAFLD. We will utilize a live webinar format that will be recorded for on-demand viewing on LiverLearning®.
Sonali Paul is a transplant hepatologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is also the director of the Metabolic and Fatty Liver clinic. She has an interest in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity medicine, organ allocation, health disparities, and shared decision making between patients and providers. She received an MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and returned to Tufts for her fellowship training in gastroenterology. She also earned an MS in clinical and translational science from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. She completed an advanced hepatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2016 and joined the University of Chicago faculty shortly thereafter.
Dr. Xanthakos is a Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, with clinical and research expertise in the management of pediatric obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. After receiving her MD degree from Duke University School of Medicine, she completed pediatric residency and fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s. She serves as the director of the Steatohepatitis Center, as well as the medical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, one of the largest adolescent bariatric surgery programs in the United States. She also collaborates with colleagues from Cardiology, Endocrinology and Psychology in a multidisciplinary behavioral weight management program for children affected by multiple obesity-related comorbid conditions. She participates in several National Institute of Health-sponsored research consortia focused on children and adolescents with NAFLD and/or severe obesity, and also has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the outcomes of adolescents with NAFLD following bariatric surgery.