Program Details

General Details

Thursday, December 9, 2021
6:00 – 8:00PM ET



Virtual Event

Registered attendees will receive link prior to program start.


Course Directors and Moderator

& Course Director

Kimberly A Brown, MD, FAST, FAASLD

Dr. Kimberly A. Brown is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in 1995 as medical director of the liver transplant program and was appointed Chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology in 2003. In addition, she served as the program director for the GI fellowship program from 2003 to 2008.

Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1981. She completed her medical degree at Wayne State University in 1985. Dr. Brown completed both her residency in internal medicine as well as her fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in 1992 and was named chief medical resident in 1984-85.

Dr. Brown is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American College of Gastroenterology, The European Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and the American Society of Transplantation. She served on the Board of Governors of the Henry Ford Medical Group for 9 years, the Henry Ford Hospital and System Network Board for 3 years, and was past co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. She has served as the treasurer of the Board of the American Society of Transplantation and is involved with several committees for both the society and hospital. She is a past member of the UNOS Liver and Intestines Committee and the Executive Board for the Liver and Intestines Community of Practice for the AST. Dr. Brown is currently serving as secretary to AASLD.

As Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and past medical director of liver transplantation, Dr. Brown sees and manages patients with complex liver disease both before and after liver transplantation. In conjunction with Dr. Abouljoud, she worked to develop the leading liver transplant program in the State of Michigan. As fellowship director, she managed a fellowship program of 12 GI/liver fellows and continues to be involved in structuring and monitoring their education and academic success. She has published over 70 articles, 80 abstracts and 8 book chapters/reviews and is a very active clinical investigator in viral hepatitis, advanced liver disease and post liver transplant management. She is also a past award winner of the Castle Connelly National Top Doc Award for Clinical Excellence and Henry Ford Medical Group Fred Whitehouse Award for Clinical Excellence. She is also the Associate Director of the HFH Transplant Institute.

Course Director

Hari Conjeevaram, MD

Dr. Hari Conjeevaram is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. In addition to patient care, he has also been actively involved in medical research and in education (both in the US and globally including India and Ethiopia). He has won numerous awards for his teaching for his community service activities, some of which include University of Michigan “Dean’s Award for Community Service”, “Shining Hero Award”, and the “Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award”. In 2017, he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Education” from the American Gastroenterological Association for his achievements as an outstanding educator over a lifelong career. Most recently, he was the recipient of the 2019 American College of Physicians (ACP)-Michigan Chapter ‘’Volunteerism and Community Service Award”.

Course Director

Reena Salgia, MD

Dr. Reena Salgia is a transplant hepatologist at Henry Ford Hospital where she has been practicing since 2013 after completion of her Internal Medicine residency and Chief Residency, Gastroenterology Fellowship and Transplant Hepatology training at the University of Michigan. Her clinical and research focus is in the area of hepatocellular carcinoma. She is currently the Medical Director of the Liver Cancer Clinic at Henry Ford and co-directs the Liver Tumor Board. One of the roles she is most passionate about is that of being Program Director for the Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program. She most enjoys working with the fellows, and seeing their success as they pursue their careers.

On a personal level, Reena enjoys spending time with her family including her 2 lovely daughters and her dog, as well as her friends. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking, running, hiking and travel, and volunteering with animal adoption/rescue and in her kid’s schools.