Liver Clinics

In our liver clinics, our fellows gain valuable clinical and research experience providing the full spectrum of care for patients with common liver conditions and those with complex needs.

Our faculty members take a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of liver disease. As a fellow in our gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship, you'll augment your knowledge of hepatology practice and learn about providing in-depth liver care, from diagnostics and testing to novel therapies. 

Working alongside our liver disease specialists, our fellows learn to:

  • treat challenging types of liver disease in diverse populations
  • comprehensively evaluate patients
  • evaluate abnormal liver tests
  • provide expert diagnosis and treatment plans
  • evaluate hepatobiliary imaging

Our fellows also gain exposure to:

  • the most current approaches to liver cancer
  • paracentesis and liver biopsies
  • new therapies in viral hepatitis

Research Opportunities

As a trainee in our fellowship, the contact you'll have with patients in our liver clinics will enable you to conduct research and clinical studies. 

For instance, you'll have opportunities to follow patients for the purpose of evaluating the safety and efficacy of new treatments. Additionally, liver samples you collect from liver biopsies have the potential to be used for translational research.

Interdisciplinary Environment

Fellows in our program gain insight about working in an interdisciplinary setting as they consult with patients' referring physicians, liver transplant surgeons and hepatologists, pathologists, nutritionists, interventional radiologists and physician assistants.

Diverse Patient Population

We see patients with a wide range of disorders at our liver clinics. Our fellows gain experience with conditions including:

  • drug- and alcohol-induced liver disease
  • hemochromatosis
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • ascites
  • hepatomegaly
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Wilson's disease
  • hepatitis A, B, C, D, E

Three Complementary Settings

We have liver clinics at multiple training sites:

Buffalo VA Medical Center Clinic Director

Mahl, Thomas

Thomas Mahl, MD


Erie County Medical Center 462 Grider St. Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-6410


Buffalo General Medical Center Clinic Director, Erie County Medical Center Clinic Co-Director

Martinez, Anthony

Anthony Martinez, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

462 Grider Street Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: 716-898-6410; Fax: 716-898-3363


Erie County Medical Center Clinic Co-Director

Talal, Andrew

Clinical and Translational Research Center 875 Ellicott Street Suite 6090 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-888-4738; Fax: 716-854-1397