Hepatitis: Resources & Activities


Professor of Medicine, Section Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director of Clinical Hepatology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Dr. Joseph Ahn is a transplant hepatologist with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. He is a Professor of Medicine and serves as the Section Chief of Gastroenterology and Director of Clinical Hepatology. As a transplant hepatologist, Dr. Ahn treats patients with chronic liver diseases as well as liver transplant candidates and recipients. His research interest is focused on hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and liver cancer.

Amy Shen Tang, MD
Director of Immigrant Health, North East Medical Services, San Francisco, CA
Amy Shen Tang, MD

Dr. Amy Shen Tang is a primary care internist and the new Director of Immigrant Health at North East Medical Services (NEMS) in the San Francisco Bay Area where she oversees clinical programs and community outreach for hepatitis B, latent tuberculosis, and other immigrant health disparities. As Co-Chair for the National Hepatitis B Primary Care Workgroup and Advisor to the National Taskforce on Hepatitis B, she leads a workgroup of hepatitis B experts from the American Association of Study of Liver Diseases, the Center for Disease Control, Project ECHO, and the University of Washington to develop web-based hepatitis B guidance for primary care providers managing chronic hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B Coinfection

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis B Coinfection

Individuals with hepatitis B may also be coinfected with hepatitis A, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, or HIV. Coinfection can increase the risk of liver cancer, cirrhosis, the progression of disease, and liver failure. In this video, Drs. Ahn and Tang provide useful information about the various types of viral hepatitis coinfections as well as important steps you can take to reduce the burden of the disease.


Treatment Intel

What to Expect from Your Hepatitis B Treatment

The goals of treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infection are to reduce inflammation of the liver and to prevent complications by suppressing viral replication. In this video, Drs. Ahn and Tang discuss the goals of treatment for HBV, indications for treatment, and the importance of treatment adherence, as well as provide a broad overview of your treatment options and highlight some important items to discuss with your physician.

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Hepatitis: Resources & Activities
Event Date: 06/11/2021