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Secretary/Treasurer: Luis A. Balart, MD, FACG
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Luis A. Balart, MD, is Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Balart received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine and completed his residency at Naval Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia. Postgraduate work included a fellowship in gastroenterology at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans and a fellowship in hepatology at University of Southern California, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital.

Dr. Balart is on the staff of East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie and Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans. Additionally he is the Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at LSU School of Medicine and a Senior Visiting Physician at the Medical Center of Louisiana, LSU Medical School. Formerly he was a staff member at the Center for Digestive Diseases, Memorial Medical Center, and Medical Director, Liver Transplantation, Ochsner Medical Institutions.

Dr. Balart has authored or coauthored numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and abstracts in the areas of chronic hepatitis C, bile duct diameter and aging, endoscopy in gastrointestinal disease, and acute and chronic pancreatitis. He is on the editorial board of Hepatologia Clinical (Madrid, Spain) and was formerly an editorial board member of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is a journal referee for Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and Annals of Internal Medicine, among others. Dr. Balart has frequently presents his works to the medical community internationally at seminars, workshops, congresses, scientific meetings, and postgraduate courses.

Dr. Balart is active is several medical societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He has held several offices in the ACG including President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Chairman, and currently serves as Truste


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