• Professor of Medicine, Chief of Hepatology, Director of the Center for Liver Diseases and Medical Director of Transplantation at the UofC
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Author of current NAFLD AASLD practice guidelines
  • Identified by his peers as one of the best doctors in America
  • Professor emeritus Mayo Clinic
  • Past associate editor for Liver trans, Hepatology, AJT, Transplantation, CJH (written out)
  • Residency training: University of Vermont
  • Fellowship: University of Vermont and Mayo Clinic
  • Dr. Charlton became a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic and selected to serve as Director of Hepatology as well as Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He has held editorial roles for leading journals, including, associate editor for Hepatology, Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, and Liver Transplantation, and was a founding Associate Editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

 

  • Professor of Medicine, Director of the Northwestern Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Program
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (FAASLD)
  • Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG)
  • Author of current NAFLD AASLD practice guidelines
  • Past Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the American Liver Foundation
  • Past chair of the AASLD NAFLD Special Interest Group
  • Associate editor for Hepatology and Seminars in Liver Disease
  • Residency: University of Chicago
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago
  • Maru is an amateur chef who strongly believes that how we eat can transform our lives. She served as a guest chef for the American Liver Foundation’s Flavors fundraiser for several years.
  • NAFLD is a disease that can be cured or improved in the majority of patients through changes in lifestyle, especially nutrition. Improving liver health through nutrition is a central focus of her practice.

 

  • Dr. Stephen Harrison earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center and a 4th year advanced liver disease fellowship at Saint Louis University.
  • He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Harrison served as a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and is currently a Visiting Professor of Hepatology at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford.
  • He is a past Associate Editor for Hepatology and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He is a peer-reviewer for over 20 medical journals and internationally known for ground breaking studies in hepatitis C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, with over 200 peer reviewed publications in these fields.
  • Dr. Harrison most recently served as a Colonel in the United States Army. Retiring in 2016, he concluded 20 years of dedicated service to his country. During his army tenure, he served as the Director of Graduate Medical Education at Brooke Army Medical Center, Associate Dean for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium and Gastroenterology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.
  • Currently, Dr. Harrison serves as the Medical Director for Pinnacle Clinical Research and the President of Summit Clinical Research.

 

  • Edwin K. McDonald IV, MD, is a physician, scientist and chef who is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities through nutrition education. Dr. McDonald's interest in the effects of nutrition on health and disease stem from his experience with Project Brotherhood — an innovative clinic dedicated to providing accessible, affordable care for black men on Chicago's South Side. Dr. McDonald has earned a certificate in professional cookery from Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. Dr. McDonald is the host of the popular blog and website, The Doc's Kitchen (https://thedocskitchen.com).
  • Dr. McDonald also is an active researcher, whose work has been published in the New England Journal fdi Medicine, and has created a web-based mobile program to assess the utility of applications in caring for patients with liver disease. Dr. McDonald's work has been funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

 

  • Registered dietitian nutritionist. Certified nutrition support clinician at the University of Chicago Medicine. Completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Dayton is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nutrition at Central Michigan University. Clinical expertise in nutrition therapy for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver transplantation.
  • ​Annie understands the importance of eating food that is not only healthful and healing, but also enjoyable and delicious. She provides customized nutrition advice along with the resources necessary to implement and sustain a balanced diet.