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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) Release Date 1/24/2014
Expiration Date 1/24/2015
  Kimberly A. Brown, MD (Chair)
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
  Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
New York Presbyterian
New York, NY
  Steven L. Flamm, MD
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
  Kris V. Kowdley, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA
  Presented for attendees of the 64th AASLD Annual Meeting. This event/function is sponsored by the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation and supported by Salix Pharmaceuticals. This is not an official function/event of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.  
Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH, is the Frank Cardile Professor of Medicine and Surgery and the Medical Director of the Transplantation Initiative at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, New York. He also holds appointments in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics at Columbia and the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell School of Medicine. Dr. Brown, Jr., is the Director of the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York.

Dr. Brown, Jr., received his medical degree from New York University and his Master of Public Health from the Graduate School of Public Health, University of California in Berkeley. Following the completion of his medical degree, he fulfilled his internship in medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of California in San Francisco.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology, Dr. Brown, Jr., is also a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the European Association for the Study of the Liver, and the American Society for Transplantation. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology.

Dr. Brown, Jr., has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, most dedicated to viral hepatitis and liver transplantation, and has extensive research funding in those areas. He is an Associate Editor for Liver Transplantation and a prior Associate Editor for Gastroenterology and Hepatology News and Hepatology. He was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Physicians in 1996, received the Senior Attending Teacher Award from New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in 2009, and was the American Liver Foundation New York Chapter’s Physician of the Year in 2010.

Speaker Disclosure:
Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH, has disclosed that he has received grants for clinical research and grants for educational activities from Gilead, AbbVie, Janssen, and Vertex. He has served as a consultant for and has participated on the speaker’s bureau for Gilead, Merck, Genentech, AbbVie, Vertex, Salix, and Janssen.
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