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  Release Date 12/6/2012
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  Nezam Afdhal, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
Boston, MA
  Kim Brown, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
  Jordan Feld, MD
Toronto Western Hospital
Liver Center
Toronto, Canada
  Michael Fried, MD
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
  Ira Jacobson, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
  Presented for attendees of the 63rd AASLD Annual Meeting (or The Liver Meeting®). This event/function is sponsored by Chronic Liver Disease Foundation and Supported by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. This is not an official function/event of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.  
Kim Brown, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Dr. Kimberly A. Brown is Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in 1995 as Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program and was appointed Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2003. In addition, she served as the Program Director for the GI Fellowship Program from 2003 to 2008.

Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1981. She completed her medical degree at Wayne State University in 1985. Dr. Brown completed both her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in 1992 and was named Chief Medical Resident in 1984 and 1985.

Dr. Brown is a member of the American Gastroenterogy Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society of Transplantation. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Henry Ford Medical Group, the Henry Ford Hospital and System Network Board, and was past co-chair of the Michigan Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. She is currently serving as Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of the American Society of Transplantation and is involved with several committees for both the Society and Hospital. She is a member of the UNOS Liver and Intestines Committee and previously served on the Executive Board for the Liver and Intestines Community of Practice for the AST.

As Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and past Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Dr. Brown sees and manages patients with complex liver disease both before and after liver transplantation. In conjunction with Dr. Abouljoud, she worked to develop the leading liver transplant program in the State of Michigan. As fellowship director, she managed a fellowship program of 14 GI/Liver fellows and continues to be involved in structuring and monitoring their education and academic success. Dr. Brown has trained over 100 fellows in advanced hepatology and transplantation. She has published over 40 articles, 80 abstracts and 8 book chapters/reviews, and is a very active clinical investigator in viral hepatitis, advanced liver disease, and post–liver-transplant management.

Speaker Disclosure:
Kimberly Brown, MD, has disclosed that she has received grants for clinical research from Schering Plough, BMS, Novartis, Merck, Bayer Onyx, Genentech, Ikaria, Hyperion, CDC Foundation, Gilead, and Exalenz. She has participated on the advisory board for Gilead, Merck, Salix, Vertex, and Novartis. In addition, she has editorial board involvement for the American Journal of Transplantation, Images in Transplantation, and CLD Online Journal.
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