1316. Interactive Panelist
Session: Interactive Session: Hepatitis C in Practice
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 2:05 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom (East-West)

Barbara H. McGovern, MD, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain, MA

Dr. Barbara McGovern is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and is an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, in Boston. Her interest in HIV/hepatitis C coinfection grew out of her clinical work in the only women's prison in Massachusetts, where she began to observe a marked increase in the number of liver-related deaths among her HIV-positive patients. In response to these findings, Dr. McGovern established a coinfection clinic in January 2000 for community and incarcerated patients, where she trains infectious disease fellows interested in viral hepatitis. Dr. McGovern's research on viral hepatitis and hepatic steatosis has appeared in many journals, including Clinical Infectious Diseases, Journal of Infectious Diseases, AIDS, the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Hepatology. She has frequently presented at major HIV and liver conferences and has developed treatment guidelines for HIV/HCV coinfected patients for the Department of Health and Human Services. She also serves on the Antiviral Advisory Committee for the Food and Drug Administration for new directly acting antiviral agents for HCV. She also serves as a Deputy Editor of the Infectious Diseases of UpToDate and as an Associate Editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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