Meet the faculty of the University of Louisville Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

GI faculty 2017




Interim Department Chair; Chief, Academic and Clinical Affairs; Therapeutic Endoscopy; Gastroenterology; Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Chief, Research Affairs; Alcoholic Liver Disease; Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis; Nutrition



Gastrointestinal Motility; Gastroparesis; Endoscopic Device Development

Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Epigenetic Modulation of Hepatocarcinogenesis; Mechanisms of Toxin-induced Hepatotoxicity

Hepatology; Nutrition; Liver Transplantation; Mechanisms of Toxin-induced Hepatotoxicity

Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Endoscopic Device Development


Hepatology; General Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology; Transplant Hepatology

Gastroenterology; Advanced Endoscopy; ERCP; EUS; ESD; POEM; G-POEM; Third Space Endoscopy; Bariatrics; Endoscopic Sleeve; Advanced Resection

Acute & Chronic Hepatitis; Cirrhosis; Liver Transplantation; Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Endoscopic Ultrasound; Critical Care Nutrition; Monitoring Patients on Early Enteral Tube Feeding

Gastroenterology; Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS); Pancreatic Disorders; Enteral Access

Therapeutic Endoscopy; Director, Fellowship Training Program

Gastroenterology; Motility; GERD


General Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Motility

Chronic Viral Hepatitis (B&C); Liver Transplantation; Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver

Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research Specialists

Research Interests

Alcohol and Immune Function; Epigenetics and Immune Function, HIV

Mechanisms of Alcoholic Liver Disease; Mechanisms of Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis; Tissue Hypoxia and Diabetic Complications; Gut Barrier Function

Epigenetics, HIV and Liver Disease

Alcohol Induced Changes in Innate Immunity; Alcohol Mediated Epigenetic Changes of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines; Role of Phosphodiesterases in Priming of Monocytes and Development of Liver Injury/Fibrosis

Mechanisms of Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis, and Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Mechanisms of Alcohol-Induced Immune Dysfunction; Impact of Acrolein and Reactive Aldehydes on Liver Disease

Gut-Liver Interactions in Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Disease; Alcohol and Dietary Fat Mediated Intestinal and Liver Injury; Gut Barrier, Microbiome, Probiotics; Epigenetics and Hepatic Steatosis; Oxidized Metabolites of Linoleic Acid (OXLAMs)

Fructose and Fatty Liver; Spinal Cord Injury and Liver Disease; Nuclear Hormones and Liver Disease

Novel Human Alcohol Mechanistic Paradigm; Treatment Assessment of AUD; Gut-Brain Axis; Organ Injury (AALD); AUD-Viral Comorbidity

Environmental Toxicology; Endocrine Disruption; Environmental Liver Disease; Gut-Liver Interactions; Sex Differences

Oxidative Stress and Redox Signaling; Environmental Toxins and Liver Injury; Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease