The expanding Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences influenced the decision of Andrew H. Talal, MD, professor of medicine, to join and recruit Anthony D. Martinez, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine. The two physicians, part of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, built the Center for Clinical Care and Research in Liver Disease at UB together once they saw the opportunity of establishing Buffalo’s first liver center. “I began to understand the vision here and the vision that could be built,” said Talal.
Anthony D. Martinez, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, discusses the latest advancements in hepatitis C and notes that injection drug users constitute the main group physicians need to reach. “This group is responsible for most of the incidents or new cases of hepatitis C in the United States, so it really behooves to treat them,” he says.
Abha Rani, MD, clinical assistant professor of gastroenterology, provides insight about bowel preparation for colonoscopies, discusses risks for colon cancer and talks about relieving the stress and embarrassment often associated with gastroenterology procedures.