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Lauren Beste, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Director, VA National Liver Disease Database

Education & Training

MD, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2000-2004
Residency in Internal Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2004-2007
MS, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2007-2009

Professional Interests

Liver disease epidemiology
Primary care management of viral hepatitis
Quality improvement


Clinical Performance Award from VA Puget Sound, 2011
Special Contribution Award from VA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group, 2010
Editor's Choice, American Gastroenterological Association, 2010
Melvin T. Hoffman Award for Primary Care Research, 2006
First Place in Penn State Undergraduate Research Exhibition, 2000
National Merit Scholar, 1996

Selected Publications

Beste LA, Straits-Troster K, Zickmund S, Larson M, Chapko M, Dominitz JA. Specialty Care and Education Associated with Better Disease-Specific Knowledge and Satisfaction with Care for Chronic Hepatitis C. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2009 Aug;30(3):275-82.
Beste LA, Ioannou GN, Larson M, Chapko M, Dominitz JA. Predictors of Early Treatment Discontinuation Among Patients with Genotype 1 Hepatitis C and Implications for Viral Eradication. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2010 Nov;8(11):972-8.
Ioannou GN, Scott JD, Yang Y, Green PK, Beste LA. Antiviral Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics; 2013 (in press)
Beste L, Evans G. Liver Disease Mini-Residency. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: