UW Hepatology

Medical Specialties Clinic
3rd Floor
Iris Liou, MD
Renuka Bhattacharya, MD
Robert Carithers, Jr. MD
Lei Yu, MD
For planned absences (vacation, conference leave, etc.) contact:
Email Iris Liou (irisl@medicine.washington.edu)

For emergency absences (sick leave, family emergency, etc.) contact:
Monday 1:00p-5:00p
Thursday 1:00p-5:00p


General Hepatology clinic focusing on patients with chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, end-stage liver disease, and other common liver disease.

Educational Goals and Objectives

  1. Liver Diseases. To recognize and treat the major clinical syndromes and diseases encountered in the practice of outpatient hepatology, including, but not limited to: alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis (including hepatitis B and hepatitis C), autoimmune liver diseases (including autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), metabolic/genetic liver diseases (including hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), liver tumors, and other liver conditions.
  2. Liver Enzymes and Liver Function. To learn the appropriate assessment of elevated liver enzymes, their clinical implications, and management of the same.
  3. Liver Biopsy. To learn appropriate use of liver biopsy. To understand liver histopathology and its interpretation to aid in clinical management of patients with liver disease.
  4. End-Stage Liver Disease. To learn the management of the complications of end-stage liver disease, including ascites, variceal bleed, hepatic hydrothorax, hepatic encephalopathy, and hepatocellular carcinoma. To learn the indications for TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) placement, risks, benefits, and the assessment of TIPS following placement. To learn the indications and contraindications for liver transplant consideration.