GI physician leader to know: Dr. Douglas Dieterich of Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Douglas Dieterich, MD, is a professor of medicine in the division of liver diseases and director of continuing medical education in the department of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Dieterich is an investigator for a number of ongoing clinical trials evaluating new antiviral treatments for chronic hepatitis B and C. He has served on several committees of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group at the National Institutes of Health, including the Steering Committee of the Opportunistic Infections Core Committee. He was also chair of the Enteric Parasites Committee.

Dr. Dieterich's clinical interests include colon polyps, dysphagia, esophageal variceal injection, esophageal varices, flexible sigmoidoscopy, liver biopsy and HIV coinfection in viral hepatitis. He is the author of numerous articles in prestigious journals such as The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Seminars in Liver Disease and Topics in HIV Medicine.

Dr. Dieterich earned his medical degree at New York University of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, where he also completed his gastroenterology fellowship.

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