Program Details

General Details

Tuesday, May 18, 2021



Virtual Program – Participants will receive program link upon registration. 






Should patients with NASH fibrosis undergo bariatric surgery as primary treatment?

PRO: Tufts Medical Center

CON: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Should early transplant (<6 months) be considered in patients with known alcoholic hepatitis with cirrhosis?

PRO: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

CON: Lahey Hospital


Is liver biopsy essential in the diagnostic algorithm for biliary atresia?  

PRO: Boston Children’s Hospital

CON: Hasbro Children’s Hospital



  1. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
  2. Boston Children’s Hospital
  3. Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  4. Lahey Hospital
  5. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  6. Tufts Medical Center


Event Moderators

Caroline Jouhourian, MD

Dr. Caroline Jouhourian grew up in Massachusetts and attended undergraduate school at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and subsequently completed medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She made her way back to Massachusetts for her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She first became involved with the American Liver Foundation when she ran the marathon on their behalf in 2017 to honor her patients. She has since enjoyed partaking in patient outreach, the patient runner connection, and more recently, supporting subsequent runners! She has also ran the New York City half marathon on behalf of the American Liver Foundation. She currently works at the Integrated GI Consultants of Greater Lower in North Chelmsford, and takes pride in educating and providing care to her liver patients and families.

Daniel Pratt, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Maria Andreea Catana

Maria-Andreea Catana, MD

Dr. Catana is a transplant hepatologist with clinical and research interests in hepatocellular carcinoma.  She is the Co-director of the Liver Tumor Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center and a member of American Liver Foundation New England since 2019. ​ 


Hirsh Trivedi

Hirsh Trivedi, MD

Hirsh Trivedi is currently a third year gastroenterology & hepatology chief fellow and T32 research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He will be the Transplant Hepatology fellow at BIDMC starting in July 2021, and aims to have a career in clinical research related to liver disease. During his time off, Hirsh enjoys running in the summers and snowboarding in the winters. He looks forward to participating in ALF’s academic debates series.


Lauren Yang

Lauren Yang, MD

Lauren Yang is a Transplant Hepatology fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center.  Clinical interests include autoimmune liver diseases, portal hypertension, and liver transplant.  She enjoys teaching the medical student GI & liver course and studying the use of asynchronous learning tools in graduate medical education.  Her hobbies include anything outdoors and reading.

Boston Children's Hospital



Hasbro Children's Hospital



Lahey Hospital



The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University



Tufts Medical Center


Raza Malik

Raza Malik, MD